Mar 17, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Jared Sullinger (0) at the free throw line against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the second half in the third round of the 2012 NCAA men

Hornets Like Jared Sullinger At 10th Overall?

ESPN’s NBA inisder Chad Ford, who is a very reliable source, said that he believes the Hornets are very high on taking Jared Sullinger with the 10th overall pick.



Hey Chad – of all the players likely to be available for the Hornets’ 10th overall pick, who would be the best fit with the Gordon-Davis nucleus?

Chad Ford:

We’ve been thinking they’d go point guard — someone like Damian Lillard or Kendall Marshall. But I’ve been hearing lately that the guy they are really high on is Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger. Makes some sense. Has a very developed low post game. Davis can make up for his lack of athleticism.

With the Hornets selecting Anthony Davis at #1 taking Jared Sullinger at 10 makes no sense. If Anthony Davis or Sullinger were a little bigger and could play center in the NBA, then yeah this could work. But with Sullinger being a undersized & un-athletic power forward means that Davis would be forced to play center whenever they are on the court together. That would be like the Thunder having to start Serge Ibaka at center and Nick Collision at Forward every game. It could be an option, but not the best one. Especially when the Hornets have the 10th pick in the draft which gives them many options to get a great player that does not play the same position as Anthony Davis.

I would be very disappointed if the Hornets selected Sullinger when they have a chance to improve their guard or center positions.

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