Trading down would just contradict everything Mitch has said since landing this pick. He’s adamant we our better than the fourth worst team in the league. And when our team is healthy he’s clearly right in that assessment.
Every one in the building from MJ, Mitch, and Clifford on down to the players should be striving to at least be back in the play in next season. We already have 5 picks in this draft and I doubt we use more than 3 of them. So trading down for more assets just really does not make any sense for me unless they think they can land a bonafide star.
I don’t care if they take Amen at #2, decide on who you think the best player in this draft is at Wemby and just take them. Don’t get cute.
While I don’t think there’s much to separate Scoot and Miller in pure talent terms, 1a and 1b respectively for me, it’s elsewhere that Miller is loosing ground. Off court issue, health issue … at some point it becomes too much, hence Miller interviewed with a dozen teams. That’s a lot for someone who was a nailed on top 3 pick not that long ago.
Brandon miller finished at/around the rim at 39% within the context of half court sets. He also had a slightly negative AST/TO ratio (2.1/2.2). And as an NBA rookie, he’s not going to be amazing at creating his own shot consistently, and stats indicate he may not be a great finisher at the rim as is. And rookies aren’t known as the greatest defenders, and it doesn’t appear that Brandon is a great defender by all accounts.
Which leaves his shooting. I’d expect to see Brandon miller take a lot of threes this year, especially because he’s still physically under developed. So what is he bringing when his shot isn’t falling?