A lot of people have said that this years upcoming NBA draft will be the deepest draft talent wise, since the legendary draft class of 2003 that included Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and others.
Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams is not giving in to all the hype and does not think this years draft class will be all that great. According to Nola.com here is what Monty had to say about this years draft.
“I don’t see this deep draft everybody is talking about,’’ Williams said. “I think there are a few players at the top that are really good that can be good players. But I don’t see any Carmelos or LeBrons.’’
“I don’t think you’re going to find a (Manu) Ginobili at 52,’’ Williams said. “The last few weeks I’ve had a chance to look at all these young guys on tape and I’m not jaded by the hoopla as everybody else is. I think there are good players, but I don’t see this deep draft.’’
He may be right about one thing, you probably will not find any Carmelos or Lebrons in this years draft. Then again, when will you ever find another Lebron James or Carmelo Anthony? This draft class may not be loaded with immediate superstars like Carmelo and Lebron turned out to be, but I think a lot of players in this draft will make an impact and become fixtures in the NBA.
The Hornets only have 2 picks in this years draft but both of those are lottery picks. One is projected to be the 4th pick, the other the 10th pick.This gives the Hornets a great opportunity to turn this franchise back around and make a run at the playoffs next season. If Monty WIlliams and GM Dell Demps really do not see a lot of talent in this years draft maybe they should trade them and move down in the draft. I know a lot of other teams are expecting this years draft class to be a good one and would be willing to give up a lot for a lottery pick.
What do you think about this years NBA draft class? Leave a comment and let me know.