Charlotte Hornets select Frank Kaminsky over Justise Winslow
I am too disappointed to think about him starting or not. Still just shaking my head.
in defense of not taking winslow:
winslow is an undersized sf or a non-shooting, weak handled sg whichever way you prefer to look at it. i keep seeing 6'6", he measured at 6'4". his 3pt shooting is not as good as advertised when you see that he went 57% in the 4 rounds of the tournament. he was only slightly about 35% for the year. he is pretty lousy at every other jump shot on the floor and can't shoot ft's. this does not suggest he will be a good nba shooter. not mkg or tony allen bad, but not a threat either. his defense and heart are outstanding as well as his ability to switch in defensive rotations. but, at 6'4" he can't be expected to regularly switch onto alot of sf's and pf's. i know k comped him to d-wade but wade is a much better rim attacker and mid range guy. i see winslow as a smaller version of mkg.
however, i have to think there was a trade out there to be made. i know twitter said cho was talking to boston and phoenix. but, i guess we will never know.
i have really lost faith in the hornets draft process.
what i would have done: taken winslow, slotted him at backup sf and let him develop for the year. at worst he is either a great trade asset, mkg injury insurance or batum leaving insurance. at best he turns into what coach k sees.
like i always say, as fans we are not privy to scouting or workouts. we don't have any personal contact with these guys and don't have any clue about what direction the FO is taking in the short term. i like to extend the benefit of the doubt, but i grow weary of cho always defaulting to the "stretch 4/5" guy.