NBA Draft Losers
With the NBA Draft over, MSFT will take a look at NBA Draft losers and how teams underperformed, and could’ve made better selections with their picks.
Suns Receive: No. 8 (Marquese Chriss)
Kings Receive: No. 13, No. 28, Rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic, and future 2nd pick
Selection: No. 13 Georgios Papagiannis, No. 22 Malachi Richardson, No. 28 Skal Labissiere, No. 59: Isaiah Cousins
The Kings continue to baffle and struggle on Draft night, as they drafted two more bigs to go along with DeMarcus Cousins, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Kostas Koufos. Instead of drafting for need, they went with an unknown big in Georgios Papagiannis. The Kings also selected Skal Labissiere with the 28th pick, and although the pick has great value, the Kings are already stacked in the front court. At 13, the Kings could’ve been better off selecting either Wade Baldwin, or Denzel Valentine who would fill needs.
The Kings picked up some nice pieces with the 22nd and 59th, selecting Richardson and Cousins. Richardson rose draft boards and is a nice pick here as he’ll provide the Kings with some nice 3-and-D play. Cousins will be seen in a similar role and could provide solid minutes off the bench in his rookie season.
Selection, No. 10 pick Thon Maker, No. 36 Malcolm Brogdon
The Bucks love to gamble on potential, they did it with selecting Giannis Antetokounmpo who was drafted 15th overall, somewhat of a mystery, but known as the “Greek Freak” due to his length and youth. Now 21, the “Greek Freak” is emerging as a top player in the league. The Bucks are banking on the same return with the selection of Thon Maker. But earlier reports of draft day, were that Thon Maker could be older than his presumed age 19, and actually be 21-23. If Maker is indeed 21, or even 23, his potential will be a lot more limited. Maker is too much of a risk, and the Bucks who would’ve been better off selecting Deyonta Davis who has similar potential, but a lesser risk.
The Bucks did do well in their second round selection, drafting Malcolm Brogdon, who was a terrific shooter and defender in his time at the University of Virginia. He has leadership presence and will be a nice addition for the Bucks, and good value in the second round. But that isn’t enough to help and
Selection: No. 3 Jaylen Brown, No. 16 Guerschon Yabusele, No. 23 Ante Zizic, No. 45 Demetrius Jackson, No. 51 Ben Bentil, No. 58 Abdel Nader
The Boston Celtics attempt in grabbing a star for their No. 3 pick failed, as they were unable to get a deal together. Instead, the Celtics select Jaylen Brown, a prospect with tremendous potential, but has a high bust potential where he becomes nothing more than a defensive specialist. Danny Ainge who is known to select the best available prospect, passed on Kris Dunn, one the most NBA-ready guards, and considered a better prospect than Brown. Ainge is banking heavily on Brown developing his shot making ability, as he has the body-frame to help on the defensive side immediately.
With the 16th and 23rd pick, the Celtics choose some draft-and-stash players in Guerschon Yabusele, a somewhat unknown prospect, and Zizic, who could potentially help in the future as a big body. But the Celtics are in win-now mode, and could’ve made a better selection in those areas, or should’ve called the Sacramento Kings, and offering the 16th and 23rd picks for the 8th pick.
The Celtics do make some solid picks in Demetrius Jackson and Ben Bentil, who could prove to be great value picks. Jackson who has drawn comparison to Bledsoe, could give more depth and another speak off the bench to alongside Marcus Smart. Lentil was a pure scorer for Providence ,scoring more than 21 PPG, and could be the backup 4 off the bench for the C’s.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/nba-draft-losers/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/a-109.jpg?fit=474%2C257&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/a-109.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1AnalysisBasketballBoston CelticsMilwaukee BucksNBANews and UpdatesPhoenix SunsRecent PostsSacramento KingsBoston Celtics,Milwaukee Bucks,NBA,NBA Draft,nba draft losers,Phoenix Suns,Sacramento KingsWith the NBA Draft over, MSFT will take a look at NBA Draft losers and how teams underperformed, and could've made better selections with their picks. Kings Trade: Suns Receive: No. 8 (Marquese Chriss) Kings Receive: No. 13, No. 28, Rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic, and future 2nd pick Selection: No. 13 Georgios Papagiannis, No. 22...Christian MenaChristian MenaChristianmena96@gmail.comAuthorChristian Mena is a sports enthusiast who is currently majoring in Sports Management who resides in Connecticut. He is a die hard fan of the Yankees, Patriots and Lakers, and specializes in the NBA, NFL and MLB. You can follow him on Twitter @Christian_Mena3MyFantasySportsTalk