2011 NBA Mock Draft: Kenneth Faried Winds Up in Philadelphia at No. 16
NBA Mock Draft 2011 Sends the Philadelphia 76ers Kenneth Faried at Pick No. 16
Kenneth Faried dominated at a smaller school for four seasons in college and finally got the credit he deserved in the NCAA Tournament.
He was the man behind Moorehead St's upset over Louisville and was the nation's leader in rebounding. He has gigantic hands and a great vertical jump.
He ended up with 30 rebounds in two NCAA Tournament games and showed scouts why he was the best rebounder in the nation with great box-out technique and anticipation.
Aran Smith of Nbadraft.net thinks Faried future may not be so bright because of his offensive game:
Needs to further develop his post skills. His moves are too predictable even against lesser competition ... Lacks any real face the basket skills. Touch and consistency are not great. Scores mostly on put backs and buckets where he gains deep position in the paint, or is able to outclass opponents with his athleticism.
The lack of offensive skills will be a concern. He shot 4-of-17 from the floor against Louisville and has a very ugly jump shot that is hard to ignore. You are going to draft Faried for his rebounding, not his jump shot.
Good Fit or Bad Fit?
The 76ers are a young team with a lot of players that would consider themselves offensively challenged. I could see why Philly would like to have Faried for his great rebounding, but Philadelphia is better off looking for a shooter that can get points in bunches.
Chances of NBA Success: 50%
He will rebound, but can he do anything else?
Faried didn't play much against the top college teams and his offense is troublesome. He is a risky pick that could end up backfiring big time.
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