if I could kill Jim Buss I would. okay I wouldn't want to kill anyone, but that man is single handily destroying the lakers and I called it from like 2005. of course none of saw that, but everyone here should be well aware of my HUGE hate for that faggot. Multiple my hate for Lebron in 2011 by like 1000 and you're about half way to knowing how much I hate him.
I wasn't a fan of fan of Danny drafting JaJuan Johnson initially. I was hoping for him to draft either Kenneth Faried or Chandler Parsons. Unfortunately, Faried didn't fall to us and Danny and multiple other teams passed over Parsons and he's one of, if not the biggest steal of the draft.
I remember hearing Faried was a super beast rebounded...and then watched him fall to like 15th. like wtf, are GMs honestly that stupid? If I have a lottery pick that isn't like top 6, I would take a guy I know that's for sure going to be a good role player(and hell he's becoming more) for years rather than some faggot that might fulfill his potential or just bust completely.
Faried was picked in the 20's. And flash-forward a year later, he's been the second best player of that draft.
2011 draft was the first draft where I did a lot of research on all of the prospects, like watched combines and workouts, watched their highlights and all that type of stuff. I was obsessed with the Celtics drafting Faried. I knew he would be a star. Was bummed when he didn't fall.
I do mimial research and act like I know what I'm saying and somehow end up right. THOSE MOCK DRAFTS/USELESS ARTICLES. I try to catch some footage of the players, but college basketball is too fucked to get any accurate read on the player because it's star players going against scrubs and the talent difference is vast.
It is star players going on scrubs but once you're familiar with the college game, you can tell the guys who will go on to be productive in the NBA.
For example, you could tell Austin Rivers wasn't ready for the NBA and wouldn't have that much success. You look at a guy like Kyrie or Unibrow, everyone knew they would be productive NBA players.
Then you have cases like Drummond. He was pretty lackluster in college, but has been GREAT in the pros. So you just never know. Your best bet is to just watch college basketball during March Madness, you'll see most of the top draft prospects play then.