After Chad Ford panned the Pistons pick of Stanley Johnson last year, many of us were less than pleased with the ESPN writer. So it was with more than a fair bit of cynicism that I checked out his latest Mock Draft, this one where he picks as if he were each teams GM and decides which player each team should take. (Sorry, ESPN Insider only)
Here are his rules:
After picking many of the expected guys (Ben Simmons #1, Brandon Ingram #2), he pretty much surprised the hell out of me by picking Thon Maker, the "mystery man" at #18 for the Detroit Pistons:
Pretty solid logic from Mr. Ford, I hate to admit. It does indeed make sense in many ways for the Pistons to take a calculated risk at #18, and in some senses not go for the solid singles (as Stan has advocated in recent off season moves) but instead swing for the fences.
What do you all think? Does this pick make sense, can you get behind Ford on this one?