Is Lillard the real deal?
Chad Ford (2:08 PM)
I think so. Just saw him workout in Oakland on Saturday. Very few weaknesses in his game right now. Good body/athlete. Excellent shooter. Quick off the dribble. A willing passer. Hard worker. Very efficient. Rarely makes mistakes. He needs to become an even better passer, but he's really talented. And this is one of those times that the advanced stats all support his production on the court. Great guy too. If he were at a major program, he'd be a top 5 pick.
Chad, In an article last week you stated Dion Waiters could be a real steal of the draft. Where do you see him going ?
Chad Ford (2:13 PM)
Was very impressed with Waiters. A number of NBA scouts and execs that I trust have been telling me he's the sleeper of the draft for over a month. He's not going to be a wow guy in drills. But when they get to 3-on-3 as part of the workouts, he's a bulldog. Really knows how to get to the basket and score. Jump shot improving. I think he's ready right away for the NBA. I think his range is something like 6-13.Bob (Lansing)
Is Perry Jones III a SF or PF?
Chad Ford (2:32 PM)
SF. I think if a team drafts him thinking he's a 4 or a 5, they will be disappointed.Jeffrey (Sacramento)
Who does Perry Jones III compare to in the NBA? If he decided to work hard
Chad Ford (2:40 PM)
Paul George?Matt (Toronto)
Marshall or Lillard? Both top 10 picks?
Chad Ford (2:46 PM)
Lillard. I think he's somewhere between 6-13. Marshall between 8-20.
Most interesting one!
Bradley (Regina SK CAN)
What is on Brian Colangelo's mind going into the draft?
Chad Ford (2:36 PM)
Needs a player who can go get to the basket when his team needs a bucket. That's why I moved Dion Waiters to No. 8 in my mock. I think he's a good fit for them.Dion Waiters ()
You think I'm better prospect than Lamb is for the Raptors?
Chad Ford (2:38 PM)
Yes. Lamb is closer to DeRozan. I think Waiters can even play some point at the next level.Well that does it were definitely in the top 3. Your heard it here.Brandon (Virginia)
Gut feeling who gets the Number 1 pick tomorrow?
Chad Ford (2:55 PM)
Forget gut feelings ... I'm going to our Lottery Mock Draft. Will play it once and then predict the lottery ... here we go ...
Chad Ford (2:57 PM)
1. Bobcats2. Cavs3. Raptors So I have Bobcats taking Anthony Davis. Cavs taking Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Raptors taking Brad Beal. There you go. That's my prediction. Oh, and one other thing, that order screws the Warriors ... who now fall to 8th place with the pick going to the Jazz.