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Kevin States' 2013 Draft Review

Well Bulls fans, it has been fun covering another draft.  I am much more pleased with Tony Snell this year than Teague of last year.  Second round pick I did not care for at all...

2013 Draft Preview

Well fellow fans, it has been fun covering the draft again.  I’m going to give a few different scenarios, but ideally, I think this year we will have a plethora of options to pick at 20 and get a very solid player, if not a potential starter.  Obviously, I would love to trade Deng if the ideal situation came along for cap space and for a more rounded offensive type player.  Other trades could be had, but I don’t know if we would benefit.  I feel very strongly that a couple of players will slide due to some teams drafting upside in a quality, but not star driven draft...

Draft profiles: Sergey Karasev, 6'7, 200 lbs., SG/SF, Russia

Draft profiles: Sergey Karasev, 6'7, 200 lbs., SG/SF, Russia
Athletically, Karasev is going to have concerns at the next level.   In terms of lateral quickness and hops, Karasev isn't athletic enough to defend SGs in the NBA, nor is he big or strong enough to defend SFs.  He'll likely struggle to defend against players who can create off the dribble though at 6’7 with a decent wing-span he'll have some ability to defend smaller players with his size and positioning...
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Draft profiles: Kelly Olynyk, 7'0, 240 lbs, C/PF, Gonzaga

Draft profiles: Kelly Olynyk, 7'0, 240 lbs, C/PF, Gonzaga
Olynyk lacks speed and athleticism as a Power Forward, and may lack the strength to handle the physicality of playing center.  However, he is a very savvy player, and isn't a complete stiff athletically...

Gorgui Dieng, 6'11, 235 lbs., C, Junior, Louisville

Gorgui Dieng, 6'11, 235 lbs., C, Junior, Louisville
Athletically, Dieng rates very well in terms of pure speed, lateral quickness, and solid leaping ability at the center position.  With his long wing-span, Dieng has the opportunity to be a special defender at the next level...

Tony snell, 6'7, 200 lbs, SG, New Mexico

Tony snell, 6'7, 200 lbs, SG, New Mexico
With his athleticism Snell seemingly glides easily around the court.  With his wing-span, straight-line speed, lateral quickness, and hops, Snell has tremendous defensive upside at the next level...
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Draft profiles: Ricky Ledo, 6'6, 195 lbs, SG/PG, High School

Draft profiles: Ricky Ledo, 6'6, 195 lbs, SG/PG, High School
Ledo is one of the most intriguing talents in the draft.  Ledo has great handles, good, fluid athlete, shooter (albeit streaky), and has defensive potential.  The concern is can Ledo overcome maturity concerns after not playing in a year and not playing college basketball or overseas...

Draft profiles: Jeff Withey, 7'0, 225 lbs, C, Kansas

Draft profiles: Jeff Withey, 7'0, 225 lbs, C, Kansas
Withey is a bouncy center with great wingspan with great shot blocking timing.  His best attribute on the next level will be clogging the paint and blocking shots.  As a Center, Withey has above average athletic ability, can run the floor, and is a quick jumper...

Draft profiles: Tim Hardaway Jr., 6'6, 200 lbs, SG, Michigan

Draft profiles: Tim Hardaway Jr., 6'6, 200 lbs, SG, Michigan
Tim Hardaway Jr. came to Michigan with medium expectations despite the fact that he is 6 inches taller and more athletic than his famous dad, Tim Hardaway Sr. (aka “Killer Crossover”) and surprised many folks...
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Draft profiles: Tony Mitchell, 6'9, 235 lbs, PF, North Texas

Draft profiles: Tony Mitchell, 6'9, 235 lbs, PF, North Texas
Athletically, Mitchell is a freak athlete at either PF/SF position with elite speed, lateral quickness, and hops for a PF. If willing to accept that role, then he could become a major steal in the draft with the athletic advantages he can bring to the table...