Who will be your first NBA Draft pick?

Chat Holmgreen, Jabari Smith And Paolo Benchiro. With just a few days to go before Orlando Magic announces its decision, and finally, we know that this will be Magic’s first choice. Draft From the NBA. We’ll find out together, by the way, since then Jumper Brazil Real-time recruitment will bring its already traditional cross-platform coverage. But what makes each of these “unique” possibilities in the competition?

About this, above all, we are going to deal with here. Practically everyone already knows who these players are, such as the profiles we publish on the site and the conversations that take place on the Internet make a lot of information popular. But what sets these potential stars apart in the “big picture” analysis? How can you summarize your sports and then really explain who your first choice would be?

A rare draft

O Draft This year, above all, is one of the rarest cases in which we reach the final weeks without full consensus on the first choice. I have been involved in recruiting coverage for the last 15 years, and in that time, I would say it has only happened twice. Twice, in fact, very happily. Entering the last days with this secret is, in short, an advantage.

In 2013, a Draft The Cleveland Cavaliers spoke broadly and extraordinarily with Anthony Bennett, taking a leap of faith. It didn’t work out, to say the least. Then, in 2020, there were final discussions about who should be the first choice. Everyone already knew, though, that Minnesota would choose timber wolves Anthony Edwards – As, in fact, it happened.

It is worth noting that this is a search that does not reflect my opinion. I Draft Kevin Durant may have been selected ahead of Greg O’Donoghue in 2007 due to a history of center injury. But there has never been any doubt or debate that Odin will be the first choice. So, whatever. I really liked Jabbar Parker’s 2014 draft! Whatever, because Andrew Wiggins Was always number one.

Very difficult choice

Holmgren, Smith and Banchero create a very difficult election scenario because they are so different from each other. In fact, they are not only very different players, but their selection reflects the specific preferences and concepts of the game. And they are also a symbol of the different attitudes toward the (natural) danger that are represented in the upper part of a. Draft.

This is especially interesting because, in general terms, three possibilities are possible. Guessing that all three of these prospects could start their careers in the same position, in fact, proves just how diverse the NBA is already. The idea of ​​positions in the league formed by the rest is definitely old.

So, in a way, the question for anyone who is drafting is: What is your value in being a power forward (or strong man) today?

Holmgreen: Special case

This is not unusual for the first choice Draft Being the most special player, unique among the available alternatives. This is a trend, by the way, when we have “competition” for the top of the recruitment. In that case, of course, Holmgreen is the one who gets ahead. We are talking about the most complete “unicorn”, perhaps, ever seen in one. Draft – Always a trend.

Center, in short, is a highly mobile player whose impact extends to all areas of the game. 80% of the shots attempted in NCAA Lane were converted, and in the upper part, the most respectable rim protection mounts in the class are displayed. Leads and passes the ball with better quality than expected for a. Great. And he finally hit 39% of the three pointers last season.

From a technical point of view, it is difficult to find serious flaws in Holmgreen’s game. He is not a point guard in the body of a center, as some would say, but a technical high ball player. And everyone already knows that the biggest (perhaps, only) question mark here is the physical shape, the slender body. An issue that really needs attention, but sometimes fatigue is observed.

There is no denying that there is a risk of injury when you see a very thin athlete in a physical competition. It is important to evaluate your own physical examinations and tests, even though the scars are invincible. His ability on both sides of the court is certainly affected by this as the NBA has very strong players.

But, at the same time, the league “repeats” the players with its physical trainers and specialized professionals. Slim will not last forever, even if they do not see the “room”. And finally, we are no longer dealing with a league where you have to face these “strong men” every week. Most of today’s axes are, after all, more than Holmgreen. Clause Or Hakim Oljoun, for example.

Smith: Safe choice

It is understandable that Smith took a clear lead in the first election. Draft Look for post-season trends for franchises, above all, during playoffs. What kind of players in the current NBA win games and titles for you? And more than that, who can’t stand on the court when the competition is fierce?

The former Auburn player, in that sense, is a prototype of the athlete who is not “taken” off the court in the playoffs. It offers the most functional features for today’s competitive teams: long distance shooting and scoring multiple positions. Today’s basketball is played in space, so these features help keep crime at bay and keep the defense less open.

I don’t think Smith is particularly fast, but he goes a long way later and covers a lot of space (arms and long legs). In short, these are the keys to effective defense in space. And its pitch is extremely difficult to compete with because of the spread of its wings. Mechanics with a high launch point, by the way, is the point that most compares to Richard Lewis.

Like Holmgreen’s body, Smith’s failure to make his own shot is a weak point to make relative. With its unstable dribbling in the high center of gravity, I really find it difficult to be a creator. At the same time, the ability to draw your own shot from dribbling is something that teams want to rely on the least. Teams that work well today, for example, move the ball and play with speed.

banker Playmaker

If the NBA has an offensive asset that is worth as much as many kickers, it has a lot of kickers. Play makers. Athletes who create not only for themselves but also for others. Benchero is definitely the athlete who meets this profile compared to the top. Draft. You put the ball in their hands and then things happen. The game is still played by baskets.

Next, to begin with, is a No match Great one on one game street. We’re dealing with a 2.08m tall, 113kg player who holds the ball down and does things. Makes medium distance shots, attacks small / slow opponents and, moreover, finishes with a lot of refinement. He is an ambiguous athlete who plays with rhythm and excellent footwork.

However, players with his physique and ability to score often do not have the ability to create for others from the bench. That’s what makes you a nickname. Playmaker Reach the second level, by the way. He discovers No match From the frame, for example, but is able to move the ball in motion if the lane is closed. do it Run and kick And divides into labs, two major plays in the current NBA.

Since I rely so much on his long-range shooting, I’ll be really concerned about Benchiro’s defense. And I don’t think it’s that bad scoring, but it’s the problem that was mentioned earlier: it’s in space. And the reason is that their background is less than average. I don’t think Italian race teams can change everything, because they like it so much in the current NBA.

So what do you value most about Power Forward? What would be your first choice? DraftAfter all, what if you were in Orlando magic boots?

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