So I'm perusing the various roundball blogs and sites and stop by hoopshype.com. To my excitement, they've already started discussing the 2012 NBA draft.
Now either Hoopshype is playing a cruel trick on us or they've finally plugged directly into Joe Dumars psyche...as you'll see in the link above, drafting 4th overall, the Pistons will select Harrison Barnes, a small forward out of North Carolina over Jared Sullinger who they have slated at 5th overall going to the Hornets. Here's what they have to say about Barnes:
We saw Barnes gradually improve as his freshman year progressed, wisely picking and choosing his spots on the floor. With good size and a high, clean release on his jumper, Barnes should excel at the next level in catch and shoot situations. As a slasher, Barnes shows good body control and a soft touch when shooting on the move in the paint. His free throw attempts per game show his reluctance to use his strength to attack the basket. His high basketball IQ and strong character make him a GM's wet dream and a potential cornerstone at the small forward position for all his suitors.
A franchise cornerstone with high character that excels in catch and shoot situations? Just the player we need to back up Tayshaun for the entirety of his rookie contract before heading elsewhere and excelling...
I don't think I really need to say much more...here's to Harrison Barnes as our next 3rd string SF!!!
Seriously though...I'm really hoping we somehow luck into Drummond or Davis...
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