Q. Who is your Top 10?
1. Blake Griffin 6’10 248 PF
Powerful & athletic, quickness in the post, runs floor, should be very good in pick & roll situations.
2. Ricky Rubio 6’3 185 PG
Leader, crafty & smart, very good passer, lanky long defender creates steals with deflections. Teammates just seem to play for him and respond to his game. Stroke needs work.
3. James Harden 6’5 215 SG
Lefty, can score in a variety of ways. Strong guard with good size, can play through contact. Winner. Good guard rebounder.
4. Jordan Hill 6’10 232 PF
Long athlete, improved strength. Could be a solid defender/shot blocker, rim runner. Low block game needs continued development.
5. Stephen Curry 6’3 185 CG
Ever heard “it’s a shot makers league”? He’s a combo guard who can flat out stroke it with range. Good handle & passer. His ability to shoot will keep him in league for a long time.
6. Hasheem Thabeet 7’2 265 C
Long! Very good shot blocker who runs well. Offense will never go through him, he’ll score as result of others setting him up. Doesn’t pursue boards out of his area enough for my taste. Can’t dispute his size & potential. Weak crop of bigs, he’s by far the best.
7. Jonny Flynn 6’0 195 PG
Quick & fast with the ball, explodes to the rim & can take a hit. Strong guard and very good in Pick & Roll. Good leader should work on shooting.
8. Gerald Henderson 6’5 215 SG
Long armed athlete who can finish at the rim. Much improved offensively including shooting ability. Best off the bounce.
9. DeJuan Blair 6’7 265 PF
He’s strong, has a 7’2 wing span and he’s a man on the boards. Good around the basket, crafty with both R/L and draws fouls.
tie 10. Terrence Williams 6’6 212 SG
Great passer, good athlete that can defend. Great in open court, shooting could improve.
tie 10. Earl Clark 6’9 220 SF/PF
Long athlete who can shoot it. Needs NBA range. Could post smalls & drive bigs. Capable defender, is the motor there?
Others I like regardless of rank:
Sam Young 6’6 215 SF/SG Pitt – Tough, strong, athletic, and a winner
Tyler Hansbrough 6’9 239 PF North Carolina – Never stops working. Produced for 4 years.
James Johnson 6’8 250 SF/PF Wake Forest – Stud physically, skilled guy with NBA body
Jeff Teague 6’2 180 PG/SG Wake Forest – Scorer, long arms & wiry strong
Derrick Brown 6’8 225 SF Xavier – Long Lefty, slasher
Nick Calathes 6’5 185 PG Florida – Best passer in the draft, Greece bound
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