Austin Daye has a future, but Joe Dumars loves toughness in his players and Daye is not known for that, not in his inconsistent play and certainly not in his slender build at 6-10¾ and 192 pounds. Also, that future is not coming this season, so this will take a while. At least the new Pistons, suddenly jordan 4 cement in transition mode, are not pushing for an immediate contribution. Georgetowns DaJuan Summers was good value at No.
35. A third forward, Swedens Jonas Jerebko with the 39th pick, will add toughness if he sticks.
They would have gotten a better grade by drafting a doctor or someone to chase away the evil spirits so that a doctor isnt necessary. Short of that, the Rockets made three separate moves to pick up three selections in the second round that did not exist at the start of the day. Two of those were invested to address a scoring need, Jermaine Taylor of Central Florida cement 4 and Chase Budinger of Arizona, with Budinger surprisingly still on the board at No. 44. The third was spent on a point guard who is expected to stay in Europe, Sergio Llull.
Its not an anti-Tyler Hansbrough grade. Its anti-Hansbrough at No. 13. The Pacers won 36 games in the East and havent been to the playoffs since 2006 . and spent a lottery pick on someone whose upside is generally considered around the league to be a long run as a scrappy reserve. Hansbroughs great attitude and nonstop energy arent enough.