Monday, November 16, 2009
Since Brandon Jennings just dialed in 55 points, I figured I'd re-post an excerpt from my NBA draft article:
On the clock: Milwaukee Bucks
-Selection: Brandon Jennings, PG, Italy
Before this pick was made, I figured that Jennings was going to slide way down the board. Jay Bilas(a guy who I don't think is very smart) didn't even have Jennings in his top 15. Suffice to say I was quite relieved when the Bucks made this pick. This was a team that was fighting for an 8 seed towards the end of last season, and the addition of Jennings may have given them a playoff birth.
Draft Grade: A+, this guy is the exact same as Allen Iverson but with two differences: he doesn't have the great jumper that AI does, and he is a much more willing passer than the answer. I see big things for this kid. Great pick by the Bucks.
Wins added: Jennings will have to compete with Ramon Sessions for the starting job, but I think he can add around 5 wins to this franchise anyway. As long as Mike Redd stays healthy the whole season, the Bucks will have themselves an 8 seed.
Well there you have it, the first ten picks of today's draft. My sleeper went number 10, and my bust went number 4. All in all, I have to say I was a little disappointed. I was expecting to see some big trades, especially after all of the huge ones that had gone down in the days leading up to the draft. Either way, it was still a fun draft night, and an enjoyable topic to write about for my first post.
Noting that sleeper and bust comment at the end, just take a look at Tyreke Evan's stats so far compared to Jennings':
Forget the fact that Jennings outdoes Evans in every statistical category and just look at the difference in shooting percentages. Also, Milwaukee is sitting at 5-2 even without Mike Redd. Jennings is an absolute stud. All I can say is, I told you so.