He's a shorter Jordon Hill.
I will try and make a argument for faried but will probably not change anyone's mind....if we trade bargnani who is starting at center. We would probably go with a Amir, Davis line up right. How's that any different than faried in there? He does have long arms and from what I seen maybe stronger than both those guys, he is a senior. I have heard at least 2 scouts call him a lottery pick, as well as say some gm's are looking at him like that. If you guys look at draftexpress they list Ben wallace and amare at 6'8. Last but not least faried has not good hops, not great jumping ability but freakish hops similar to Blake griffen.
One more thing IMHO we cant keep drafting fitness players cause that leads us to soft defense which we have had for the past decade. Faried has put up 20 and 20 5 times that's a feat no matter what level of ball you play at.
Faried? I love him, but he's the next Reggie Evans. Remember last year when Evans was putting up every shot after every offensive rebound? And then getting blocked? Buddy tried, but sometimes it's not to the benefit of the team. That is Faried's future. Unless he can extend his range significantly.
I am starting to think people follow this site and our discussion and produce videos anytime we get deep talking about one particular player.
Draftexpress strength and weakness on kenneth faried video http://www.draftexpress.com/article/...th-Faried-3652
The kid looks like a great addition. And sometimes the 4 year college players adapt far better. And are a safer choice. Oftentimes these kids come out so early they are not emotionally ready for the NBA world. Not sure about requirements before the NBA draft, but some of them come out too fast.
UCONN's Kemba Walker helps his stock every time he steps on the floor. His athleticism, ability to simply bring it every night, and the vastly improved form on his jump shot has him on top of a very impressive list of guard prospects. Kentucky's Brandon Knight will garner serious top 5 consideration as the draft approaches based on his performance here. He's shown scouts he can value possessions and make the key play at the right time. He's currently 9-26 from behind the arc for the tournament, including five huge ones yesterday, which validates his near 40% for the season. His turnovers are a bit high, but he's made up for them by getting after it on the defensive end, making the extra pass later in the shot clock, and knocking down key jump shots.
If Irving and Barnes are off the board, give me Knight.
I'd take Knight over Walker.
That whole Kentucky team is playing some solid defense right now, I would like to see a Kentucky uconn final. Knight vs kemba I want to see if knight can redeem himself from the Maui tournament.