Post-draft opinion

If you read my post on the choices (, you'll know that I'm happy with KCP's pick.

After watching Dumars' press conference and his explaining on why picking KCP over Burke, I can say that it makes sense, depending on his work acquiring players from now on. Burke would have been the most comfortable choice. If it didn't pan out, well that's ok, you all got what you wanted. It almost resembles the Darko pick.

But Dumars decided to use the same logic that led to the 2004 championship: specific needs for a team as a whole. And, with that, I truly believe that a player like KCP is harder to find via free agency or trades than Burke. I always say that with Drummond and Monroe, Detroit needed a Rip 2.0 to spread the floor and be yet another way of scoring. KCP MAY become that.

Now for the rest of the team: what does this mean for Knight. It just means that they do not see him as the solution on SG, which I think is the perfect conclusion. I view him as the first guy off the bench, but maybe Cheeks thinks he can make him play like Westbrook. The thing is, we do not know this yet.

I think it's obvious that they'll go after a starting SF now. That might be Iguodala or Granger, or somebody else. The question is if they'll go after a starting PG like Calderon, Bledsoe, maybe Jarrett Jack. In my opinion, the target should be Devin Harris.

I also think that they might go after a cheaper journeyman on SG. Tony Allen would be great. Or maybe Henderson? I'd even go for Kevin Martin for a shorter contract.

If everything goes according to this plan, we might end up with something like:

PG: Harris, Knight, Siva

SG: Henderson, Pope, English

SF: Granger, Singler, Middleton

PF: Monroe, MItchell, Jerebko

C: Drummond, Slava and another backup

I think it's a very respectable team and possible (feasible).

Just a PS: The Pistons could have gotten Burke at 8th and KCP at 13th with the Dallas' pick. What could have been the price? Two future picks? I don't think it would have been worth it. And Dallas wouldn't want any of the disposable players. So, bottom line, I understand and support Joe's decisions so far.


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