By Marcus Thompson
Thursday, June 28th, 2007 at 4:49 pm in Uncategorized.
Sure, Atlanta now has more PFs than they’d ever need, but Al Horford was the third best player in the draft. He was the most NBA ready. He can contribute on both ends of the court. It was almost a no brainer.
Yi Jianlin is a sexy idea, but he’s not as sure as Horford. This dude is proven, he’s a winner, he’s got a great NBA body, a good head on his shoulders. They just couldn’t go wrong.
They now can move Shelden or Marvin Williams to get a veteran PG, or draft a PG at No. 11. Smart move.