Next up on my re-draft project was the 2015 NBA draft. After the first few picks this one got pretty ugly. I mean, no disrespect to Kelly Oubre, but if he’s going number 6 with full 20/20 hindsight, that’s not a great sign for the talent pool.
Remember when we got Terry Rozier at 17 and people considered it a “reach” at that spot? Yeah, well he went number 9 in this re-draft. As for my spot, let me just point out that the great Frank Kaminsky was picked a couple of spots ahead of me.
One other note before the picks - there were no trades allowed in this draft, so I was not tempted in any way to offer up 6 picks to the Hornets or Heat for Justise Winslow.
On to the picks:
I missed out on Marcus Smart the year before so I’m stocking up on defense this year. Frankly I’m kinda surprised tha RHJ fell to me. I guess if you factor in losing time due to injuries that makes sense but I’ve always respected his game.
Don’t forget that we did have another 1st rounder that was originally used on R.J. Hunter. He never panned out quite the way we wanted him to. And speaking of not panning out the way people thought, that leads me to my pick.
Jahlil Okafor never lived up to being the 3rd pick in the draft - the game seemed to change from under his feet. With that said, he’s found a way to re-invent himself recently. Perhaps with a better situation and a different supporting cast he could have developed his game sooner. It was worth a shot at the slot I was picking anyway.
So that’s two re-drafts in the books. How’d I do? Anything you would have done differently?