Just some sarcasm, but I can't wait to see what Stan does in the upcoming draft. If we do keep our draft pick, who we pick I think will do a lot to determine who we will keep/who we will go after in free agency throughout the summer (assuming of course we don't trade Smooth before we're on the clock).
There's so much that can change depending on who we pick. I think that we won't go after a shooting guard like local prospects Harris or Stauskis (as much as I'd love to see Gary in Detroit, I'm fully expecting him to go to the 76ers to get paired with MCW/Parker/Young/Noel, but that's another topic entirely) because despite the inconsistent year, KCP is still a solid prospect who could and probably will be a solid NBA starter very soon. Of course we won't go after a center, with Drummond hopefully going to command that spot until he becomes old and gray, and maybe then some.
If we go for a PG (say maybe Smart drops to us, or we get Ennis) then it might mean the end of the road for Jennings. Personally I'd rather we not do that because I think Jennings has loads of potential and that he deserves a shot to play under a competent coach. But I do kind of like Smart for his top 3 talent and size, along with his competitive nature. Ennis I'm not sold on at all, but he does appear to have the clutch gene. However, neither are exactly knock-down shooters from deep, which is something I think we'll need, assuming we keep re-sign Monroe and probably keep Smith too.
Now if we go after a SF, which is definitely the position we need the most, I think we won't get the most out of talent wise. My friend is a huge believer of us going after Doug, and while I think he can be a lights out shooter in the NBA, I don't think he has much potential as a NBA starter, just a role player/off the bench shooter, like a rich man's Kyle Singler. Personally I've fallen in love with the idea of getting Early or McDaniels, but we'd have to trade to get them since they'll be gone by the mid-second round. Now onto the most intriguing of the options in my opinion.
Without a doubt, the most talent that will probably be left by the 8th pick is going to be at PF, in Vonleh and Gordon. I think that if we end up draft either of the 2, we will get 3 things from it. 1) That is who will be paired up with Andre Drummond (hopefully) for the foreseeable future. Not Josh Smith. Not Greg Monroe. Not anybody else. If whoever it is pans out, that's who's going to be Dre's running mate. 2) Greg Monroe is GONE. Period. End of story. Which will probably lead to him not signing the max deal, and us not even bothering to match it. Instead we'll hopefully throw money at Lance Stephenson like we're Floyd Mayweather in a Vegas stripclub 3) Josh Smith will finally get a chance to prove he's still the all-star caliber PF that we signed. And if he can regain that form for even 1-2 years, the bitching we've done will disappear quickly. Now who we pick will show us a lot of what Stan's plan is at the PF position, assuming they're both still available. Gordon is more of the athletic-freak combo who would be along the same lines of Drummond, but who also has the same eye-blinding FT percentage. Vonleh is a taller and tougher more tradition PF, but who can also pop out to the 3 point line and hit it at a pretty good clip, despite his height. Both of them are animals on the board and defensively sound, Gordon because of his hops, Vonleh because of his incredible wingspan. So when June 26th rolls around, I'm hoping that Stan goes after the best available kid that can grow into a future NBA starter, and at our spot in the draft, I think the best way to do that is to go after one of those 2 PF's.