Nikola Vucevic seems like a nice late first round choice. I read a great article a couple months back about him and his father. His father was a good baller in Europe. He'll be a good second generation pro based on what I read about his work ethic, his ambitions and his upbringing.
A center i havent really heard mentioned is Greg Smith. Dude is a physical player who i think would fit in really well. Massive paws, too.
Still don't really want him
Just as those who are hammering all these players need to tone down the stupid 'he's a stiff' rhetoric, people that are touting these guys need to be a little more humble when raving about guys they have never seen play.
For all the posturing and hoo-hawing, I still think Kanter will end up in Toronto, so long as Derrick Williams is drafted second. Basically because I see it like this: Utah will want to draft Brandon Knight. Its makes too much sense as he's perfect for their team. Cleveland won't draft Knight at 4, particularly if they draft Irving at 1.
So there will be a situation where Utah wants a player that will definitely be available when the Raps draft if they were to pass on him. So, the smart and gangster GM that BC is, he's going to call up the Jazz during the draft and be like, "Yo. This is B-Dot over in T-Dot. I've got this draft pick at 5, see, and you've got a pick at 3. Let's swap those motherf***ers. This way, you'll get who you want at a cheaper price. I'll even send you some mad bills if you want."
If Utah wants Knight it actually makes no sense for them NOT to swap picks with the Raps, as doing so will save them millions over the course of the rookie contract and beyond. Ergo, the Raps - via Utah - will end up with Enes Kanter.
Imagine Colangelo actually referring to himself as "B-Dot" on the phone with another GM
From what I've been hearing, the people that DO like him, are mostly just saying, "He's going to be good." Not sure I've ever heard anyone dub him an All-star, or the Future 'so-and-so'.
But on the flip side, I've heard some VERY Ridiculously negative things that have been said about him; most of which is solely based around the fact that he's from Turkey, or that he supposedly 'Snubbed Us'.
Most people on here probably didn't even watch what Kemba did in the Tournament.
So I do agree that perhaps people should be a little more reserved with their declaration of "a Sure Thing"; I've heard far less of that, then I have "He's from Turkey and can't play above the rim."
Kanter comes to us and Bargs is traded, then sign me up for season tickets!
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