From: Nashville, TN
I see mid-late first for Pullen. The experts have him late second. Of course the experts had Flynn as a lottery pick too. And they loved Rubio too.
I don't think Pullen will ever be a stud in the NBA, but I do think he'll make a good bench player, and I love that he continues to improve his defense.
I agree with the 2nd line. Completely. Ditto for the Flynn/Rubio stuff. I just can't see him going in the 1st in the draft with all those PG's ahead of him. And I see all of those guys having better careers in the NBA too.
I'm not certain how effective Fredette or Smith will be in the NBA, but I'm sure they will be selected way before Pullen. I know you don't think it, but I actually think Pullen will have a better NBA career than Smith. And I still don't know for sure if Fredette's game transfers. Pullen sure outplayed him last year in the tourney, remember that? That was a good game.
Absolutely. I think Smith's size and defense will help him (I think he's got that over Pullen in the league). Fredette could definitely see that. Though I didn't believe in Curry either and I could see Fredette being a bit like that. I guess if I had to bet I wouldn't see any of the 3 as starters but would see Smith and Fredette as slightly more productive. Fredette with a chance to be a starter in the right situation, just like Curry.
FWIW, there are some rumors about Fredette to the Jazz to appease their fan base after this season. Talk about pressure on a kid if that happens!
< Message edited by djskillz -- 3/19/2011 10:10:10 PM >
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