- Aug 27, 2011
Zion is 6'7 and may need to play at the 4. He dominates in college because he is a better athlete and plays on a dominant team. Those advantages go away next season. IT is funny how many of these "can't miss" prospects turn out to be just OK, or worse. Also funny how Trae Young was too short and Luka Doncic was too slow and not athletic enough, while Bagley was the sure thing. And Fultz and Ball were going to be huge stars, while who the XXX is Donovan Mitchell? The 2015 draft got it right more or less with 3 of the top 4 picks, but the Porzingis pick was so controversial that the whole place erupted in boos.Yes, I don't understand why people don't reconcile LeBron's terrible history as 'GM' - his shortsighted demands ultimately sabotaged 3 rosters and counting. Only upside is the first time he killed Cleveland's roster so thoroughly that it resulted in the #1 lottery picks.
Zion is can't miss along the lines of AD, LeBron himself, KD, Duncan & others that were consensus #1s. I'm not into anointing youngsters before they've won a damn thing, but in the words of Ernie Capadino; "I know the goods when I see the goods, and she's [he's] the goods"!
I don't love Zion, and I would definitely trade the pick if I got it. I don't think he will suck, but that #1 pick has a lot of trade value, and I would go for the immediate help if I was the NBA lottery winner.