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Oliver, thanks so much for the message you left on my bulletin board.
Seeing as how I'll probably end up writing several columns on the question you posted I won't get too detailed here. However since you asked...
C: Even though I feel like Cleveland overpaid with three picks, I think that Zeller will be the best center in the draft.
PF: Anthony Davis, but Thomas Robinson is a serious stud also. I do think that unless the back issues are terrible Sullinger will be a steal at #21 for Boston. In the NBA you can overcome a lack of athleticism if your effort and drive are there. Sullinger has both of those characteristics.
SF: Barnes will be a solid player, but MKG will be a great all-around player
SG: This is tough, I'm not as enamored with the shooting guards in this draft as everyone else was. There are a lot of potentially good players. Lamb, Waiters, Ross, Beal, Rivers. Everyone of them has huge question marks. Lamb was inconsistent last season, Ross also had trouble with consistency and shot selection. Beal didn't live up the his hype at Florida, but he's shows SO much potential that scouts love him, and he's got a great personality. Rivers may, or may not be athletic enough...Waiters hasn't even started a game at the college level.
PG: I think Marshall makes a more immediate impact, but Lillard is the better player over the next five years ( and beyond) . I don't think either one is a Paul, Williams, Rose, Westbrook, Rondo type of dominant point guard though.
Hi Oliver, Glad you liked the Casual Fans column. Thanks for the like!
Thanks for the praise for my article on the NBA Draft. I appreciate it and hope you keep reading.