Here's a decent write-up of this debate, expanded to fit 2 other players. It's written by a Wizards guy.
Nice little write up on Singleton. Article is advocating Wizards picking Singleton at 6. Here is what jumped out at me:
Did you think John Wall and Trevor Booker are fast? Absolutely. But what if I told you that Singleton posted a better 3/4 sprint time than both of them at this year's NBA Draft Combine? It's true. Whereas Wall ran the sprint in 3.14 seconds and Booker did it in 3.1 seconds, Singleton did it in 3.09 seconds. It's just one measure of speed, but it goes to show that Singleton will be able to run with these guys on the break.
WOW.. that IS impressive. I didn't even see that.
I liked this one:
Can cover for ANYONE on the floor, depending on who the weakest defender is, ala Tony Allen or Shane Battier.[Singleton] is the type of player who would have no problem guarding multiple positions at the NBA level -be it face-up 4's, shot-creating wings, back-to-the-basket forwards, or even switching out onto quicker guards on the perimeter (if that's how his coach elects to defend the pick-and-roll). This type of versatility makes him extremely attractive in today's NBA.
Last edited by Joey; Sun May 29th, 2011 at 01:55 PM.
This is the kind of player that the raptors have need of and should manoeuvre to get.
The guy has proven to be able to hit the 3 ball with some consistency and can defend better than ANYONE in the draft.
I guess its because with him, you sort of know what you're going to get. He's not going to be a Kobe Bryant that makes your team Millions of dollars. I think alot of the top picks this year are going to be mainly based on 'what-could-be', which is a shame for the players that already-are.
I realize this is an old thread, but just noticed Singleton is up to 9th on DraftExpress, while Leonard has dropped to 14th.
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