I can only assume that at least some of you are full-flush with NBA Draft Fever*. Here are my non-expert thoughts:
There is Anthony Davis, and then there is everyone else. I wouldn't trade Davis for the next ten picks in the draft. I'm not totally convinced that he'll be a great player, but I'm convinced that he'll at least be very good, especially as an anchor to a defense. His eyebrow alone will block a shot a game.
After Davis, I'd take...ugh. Robinson is solid. I think he'll solidly be solid. He'll rebound solidly - maybe even better than that - and he'll be a solid scorer. What I'm trying to say is that I think he'll be solid. And I went to Kansas, so I have nothing against the guy.
I like Kidd-Gilchrist the best after Davis. He's a hard-nosed player and a leader, as far as I've seen, so I don't think he'll let his potential go to waste. He doesn't strike me as a future superstar, but I think he'll be a guy who can help turn your team into a winner (Luol Deng comes to mind as an example of the kind of player I'm thinking of).
I don't understand the apparent love of the kid from Florida, Bradley Beal. He's 6'4", and he shot 32% (or something like that) from three.
Barnes was a guy for me who I liked less and less the more I watched him. He's very talented, but he just doesn't put it all together. He seems to force the action at times and then disappear at others. He also floundered against Kansas when UNC needed him the most. I don't hold that last point against him too much, but you should do better than that if you want to be a top 5 pick in the draft.
Anyway, I do not pretend that I have accurately assessed the above players or predicted the future. I am not capable of predicting the future when it comes to the NBA*. So, what do you think? Who do you want your team to draft?
*The cure: avocados, xanax, and the love of a good woman.
*Harness racing is another matter.