I was shocked that the Sixers took Joel Embiid third and ended up with Dario Saric. I just don’t get it. I feel for coach Brent Brown. Embiid will not be ready right away and Saric cannot be a factor as he is in Turkey next season. Nerlens Noel is a question mark coming off a layoff, I feel bad for the coach, Brent Brown. I just do not get those decisions.
I gave A’s to the Florida teams. Orlando really improved with its moves. Aaron Gordon is so athletic and will be a solid pro for years to come. Elfrid Payton out of Louisiana-Lafayette saw his stock rise. His quickness will make him a major factor as well. Miami really helped themselves big time by adding Shabazz Napier of Connecticut. Pat Riley struck gold with thart move. Napier will have a chip on his shoulder once again and prove the experts wrong.
Three guys who went too low and will be better than where they were picked: Gary Harris of Michigan State, Shabazz Napier of Connecticut and Rodney Hood of Duke.
Julius Randle will be a 15-10 guy for the Lakers from the start. It was a solid pick by LA.
The rich get richer as San Antonio got versatile Kyle Anderson out of UCLA. R. C. Buford and company have an incredible track record.
Every year, there are underclassmen who slip into the second round and lose out on first-round guaranteed money. Guys like DeAndre Daniels, KJ McDaniels, Jerami Grant, Jarnell Stokes, Nick Johnson, Spencer Dinwiddie and Glenn Robinson III saw their stock drop a bit.