The Mavs were determined to address the point guard position in the first round after a frustrating, non-playoff season that had Darren Collison, Derek Fisher, Mike James and even Dominique Jones all start games at the position. Nelson said the Mavs were prepared to stay at No. 13 and pick Trey Burke, C.J. McCollum or Michael Carter-Williams if any of the draft’s top three point guards slid to that spot.
Once Carter-Williams went off the board at No. 11, the Mavs targeted Larkin, who has a 44-inch vertical leap and ranked among the fastest and quickest players in the draft during combine testing.
After hearing some of our intentions, I kinda wish we would have moved up to get Burke who is ready to start from Day 1. But considering we moved back from 13 and got Larkin, Ledo, and a couple 2nds for the move back I'm very happy with how it worked out. Still curious what we do with Marion, and we need a starting PG for this year also.
Originally Posted by Scott Wright
I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.
I guess I'm happy with what Boston did overall. Olynyk isn't a sexy pick but should be able to contribute in some manner, while Iverson seems like a solid late second-rounder as well. I was kind of hoping for Schroeder, though.
Now if you could just give him a heart - he might turn out to be a stud. So much talent.
Not sure it's so much heart as it is a work ethic. He only tries when he wants to try. Maybe he'll have a eye opening experience and realize that he actually needs to WORK on his shot to make it better.
Richard Howell got picked up by Denver and Scott Wood got picked up by the Clippers.
I'm not crazy about Shabazz but there wasn't a wing player on the board at that point that I would have rather had. McLemore and KCP going right before us sucked, but we might have had Shabazz rated higher anyway and I don't subscribe to Brodeur's apparent theory that no one will ever improve other areas of their game after college and their stats indicate exactly what kind of player they will be in the NBA.