The Dan Patrick Show: SI's Chris Mannix takes a look at NBA Draft, thinks Jimmer Fredette will do well in Sacramento - 6/24
Fri, 24 Jun 2011|
Hotline is bringing Chris man extreme Sports Illustrated the NBA reporter. He joins us -- first of all your wings fans Chris if you could give that to me. I think the -- Six foot three did I might get a little bit longer than my height that a camera about six foot injury that is near 87 for seven that I -- that it -- the Elmo and his rank that. But we don't know how old He has either. We don't we also do know that his offensive repertoire electricity to look like He Olajuwon but that's pretty much self which is why. I think it Charlotte has to rank as one of the biggest losers. And that strap that mean I didn't you know Michael Jordan the appropriate amount of credit -- -- -- is front office I think that was a terrific move. Because -- was absolutely screwed up and Portland and I think it is definitely worthy of getting that second shot and having him at inept front office. Why that is major outfit I think going forward but that make allowed. And drafting guys that everything that the Ben Wallace but for every Ben Wallace. There are ten or twelve guys and that He just can't play so they -- got numbers that that I was a reached. -- on number nine got Kemba Walker and there's nothing you can -- actually going to be pretty decent player but. You have a guy that's what -- decide that block the same things and expecting hot sex isn't. Totally rebuilding DJ Augustine to -- that was fractured. After Larry Brown left so I just wonder you know when they make these picks so what what direction they're going and what exactly they're thinking. But there's also there's a couple of those the -- -- last night but I said yesterday somebody was gonna to get through deaths. You know some illegal office said you know the buzz around certain players and that people trying to be coy Sacramento saying we organ taken. Let me start there. And then we'll work our way up and down but Sacramento going up to get forget how much of this has to do with just saying your fan base. We got somebody for you to come out and city and we want to make sacrament. Well I think -- got to put enough that they went down to different at which to me the most perplexing part of that -- -- -- that particular -- At number seven but instead they got John salmon in the three years and point four million. Remaining on his contract and I didn't really understand why they're willing to do that because Evans. You know it it is that it birdies it is not a guy it's going to be part of the long term future the -- I don't mind that Jimmer pick M I think that. You're right he's the guy that can energize the fan base that certainly needs. And fusion but Jimmer I think played extremely well make the Tyreke Evans we're not -- a lot of people in Sacramento. Over the last couple years about them over and over again the type of player they think with the investment the Tyreke Evans they've always said. -- guys that could shoot the basketball really well what are their point guard. Corey choke artist because you know technically still play the point guard position but the public that this -- got an extra plate. They get in to shoot the basketball page American's certainly do that so I think that you know the course. Of that of that team with a with pottery and -- -- backcourt they get the decline I think that the market that is wonder what what they've gotten me to do when -- Can take an Italian job that went back and pay him eight million dollars over the next three years. Well the reason I said go up He would He would sooner than some people thought that was He gonna go to the Knicks was He gonna go to the Suns would -- go to Utah on I think. That swear some people were roll the dice if He was going to be around. Like the pick I I think the kid has there's a lot more potential there even though people -- given him credit for. Cleveland goes with -- we -- no surprise there. Second pick any issues with that. -- maybe a little bit of a reach but you know I trust and confidence -- -- You know phenomenal work outs that and He really has that worked out well for a lot of -- He was driving. A lot -- throughout courtside -- -- -- Washington. Even though were there a long blockade on Dan -- I mean He was. Just -- it was definitely on their radar you saw the last couple weeks that a few mock draft. -- -- it was with anger not toward that number four pick and I think one of the the reasons He was deflected the errors because that for a -- after -- unit simply got a massive amount of luck next. But back yeah so that the template for a guy He you've got to be available next year he'd like about the B and hit up by a situation a year to. And I think that that game that was what the wait that long I mean this guy has actually no patience for losing. I don't think you want a guy that could step in and play right away and present something to mediate slightly less. Than what they could've waited for. He's fine with that so I think they're gonna put these two guys in the -- hope they can find a way to make a push for the playoffs it certainly makes these. While the Wizards did great. At least that was one of my winners I think miceli was the most us in the and all along there's still some question. What exactly that guy doesn't I mean he's extremely athletic he's a slasher He can score at the rim. But -- -- that a lot of refined skills then that's something you can needle needle like Egypt Italy a lot of coaching. Once you get that level but -- certainly. Got -- freakish athleticism make -- have a lot Andre Kirilenko likely get the pretty comparison. I think He turned out to be derelict it'll be pretty happy. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- slipped a little bit there's some question about it attitude. But certainly a terrific defense to play I don't have a lot of very good defensive players on that with the proper shot and -- In the second round the -- the door -- the guy. That they feel can play for ten or twelve years in the league may never be starter Bobby what was quality backup point guard -- count on it could do on tight second -- in the league for a long time. He's Chris clinics in Sports Illustrated you've been reading in the magazine and SI dot com joining us Dan Patrick show what are the -- rule -- I don't know exactly I mean I don't mind. The Derrek Lee and stick -- -- nobody shot that everybody with a -- I know that they were looking at Monta Ellis. Right up until the last ten minutes is so that draft pick but you know Williams. That's okay my problem is. Did you -- these foreign guys with potential in the later in the ankle back in the first round early second round and it made -- trade them or sell them. I don't know what they're doing a big players can play up there and they're just trying to collect. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Ocean or future of the table and the future right now coach as well as we know right now I mean isn't that He -- meet. Good young talent in the -- -- doubt about it -- very good international scouting staff at the very smart guys -- in international scouting departments. Throughout some of these guys. I wonder whether or not he'd been. I don't know why they're picking you guys been doing a way to Chicago. Cost somebody else -- -- I don't really understand. Any trades coming up. That. Work pushed through last night. I think Andre Iguodala is that going to be on the trade block I think a lot of teams are still looking at Lamar Odom on the trade block -- I think for now. We're pretty much settled in get a double lock out and resolve I don't think any big moves being made. Over the next week or so it these teams to figure out. But as work stoppage because that that you know that everybody seems to have finally settled in on ultimately going to be a lockout is going to be pretty long walk out to -- besides. Are going to get inside. Gap apart I don't think anything to get accomplished over the next few days a week is gonna really change that. You look at -- every Irving. If he's the right guy for that team Lou Williams with Minnesota -- is there anybody else who if when we finally start playing basketball -- you're going to say this is the guy who makes an impact as well. Yeah and that is what I'm I'm gonna have a bone to -- -- you understand because this is. A guy that you're either go down not it wasn't drafted this year and that's Ricky Rubio. Yeah and it's going to be an all star. He's going to be an all -- this guy is a legitimate all star caliber player. I was so tired of hearing arguments that Ricky Rubio -- code over the last couple of years. Can somebody please stop and explain why well the reason why would have won the coaches on that team were terrible it is nothing -- developed this -- But guys still shooting plot. But it's that shot jump shots and at that level in no way no possible his lot after years of Barcelona. Betting on the bench behind a veteran He knows what the better team and all of you I -- I'm not saying that those coaches. Q did you put any. However NBA coaches and He is going to get better and minutes don't let it get a recap -- entire system predicted -- the up tempo that -- and I think it's going to be. It depends at how good guys right away and be shocked when within three years three years that got into competing for an all star spot. OK in three years. High were -- Irving Derrick Williams. Or Ricky Rubio. In Europe -- I think here having it was the best player mr. up you know certainly the best point guard in the -- but I think there was still some. Practiced all at some point in the game I think I've had a lot of Chris Paul in him. I didn't do a lot of change direction -- the kind of stuff. The cricket club god but I think Ricky Rubio analyst Steve Nash and Steve Nash what the two time MVP and I think -- has the chance. The pan out like that I can think Derrick Williams. It going to be terrific compliment for him I mean I agree that he's a power forward he's powerful he's a small port and I think we can't him was Kevin Love that is a really good. Front court or you know before popular combination. Outgoing board -- Ricky Rubio a got a lot of reports that the public can rebound the basketball. It could inject the supplement these guys with some good young talent over the next couple years they have the nucleus and a pretty good team. Stock up on those Ricky Rubio rookie cards and I can be worth anything. Thank you Chris you guys there Chris managed Schwartz of the student.