2007 NBA Draft: Analyzing Picks 1-10
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Round 1 Picks #1-10.
Pick/ Team/ Player/ Position/Ht/Wt/ School/Yr.
My Quick Take: Size over skill.
My Quick Take: Durant’s not a bad consolation prize. He’s the most skilled player in this year’s draft. Look for the Sonics to re-brand and re-mold their team around the extra long forward.
My Quick Take: The Hawks went big-just not with Amare Stoudemire! Horford’s a nice piece, but this club missed the best forward available and could have used a point guard. Still, Horford’s NBA ready and will make an immediate impact.
My Quick Take: I love Conley’s game. He’s a smart, super-quick lead guard with leadership potential. Conley’s a great decision maker.
5) Seattle from Boston: Jeff Green, F, 6-9, 225 lbs, Georgetown, Jr.
My Quick Take: Green’s a great all-round player. He does a little bit of everything. And I like Seattle’s decision to move Ray Allen and go young.
My Quick Take: Yi’s a long, quick forward. He’s incredibly skilled and has a little funk to his game. However, there are questions about Yi’s strength. And will he actually play for Milwaukee?
8) Charlotte: Brandan Wright, PF, 6-10, 210 lbs, North Carolina, Fr.
My Quick Take: I like this pick. Wright’s rail-thin, but he’s a great athlete and will eventually develop into a solid player. The Bobcats are loaded with young players. Now they need to spend some money on free agents.
9) Chicago: Joakim Noah, PF, 6-11, 230 lbs, Florida, PF.
My Quick Take: This is an interesting fit. The Bulls are an up-and-coming team and Noah won two NCAA Titles in Florida. But the Bulls could use a scorer. And Noah lacks offensive polish. On a lighter note: what will Chicago coach Scott Skiles say about Noah’s hair and style? Remember, Skiles wasn’t feeling Ben Wallace’s headband.
10) Sacramento: Spencer Hawes, C, 230 lbs, Washington, Fr.
My Quick Take: The Throwback. Hawes is a classic, old school big man. I love his post game and passing ability. But he’s not a strong rebounder and athlete.
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