I pre-drafted this for last season, and it turns out I had a guy return to college and a guy get drafted. Stupid Daryl Morey reading my blog*! Anyway, considering I’ve developed a certain poor mans Bill Simmons quality about myself. I’ve decided I’m going to make with the gimmicks.
And as the rules go, I will make with the seven best undrafted free agents and tell you why they were passed up and why you need to keep your eyes forward on these guys.
Now seeing as Lee Cummard went back to school? He doesn’t make it.
PG Aaron Jackson Duqusene
Why did he get passed on? You have to knock peoples socks off to be drafted as a mid-major or lower. You cannot be just be good.
Why is he someone to watch? It’s as I’ve said, he’s got the size to defend and great offensive creativity as well as body control.
SG Jerel McNeal Marquette
Why did he get passed on? A mixture of a seeming lack of upside and a real lack of size. He’s a 6’3″ senior and NBA GM’s are idiots.
Why is he someone to watch? He has no weaknesses. He locks people down, generates steals, and can create his own shot. Clearly, he’s no Christian Eyenga.
SF Diamon Simpson St. Mary’s
Why did he get passed on? Because he’s undersized at a smaller school.
Why is he someone to watch? You know why.
PF Alade Aminu Georgia Tech
Why did he get passed on? Because his basketball IQ is weaksauce.
Why is he someone to watch? But he’s dominant in a pick and roll system. Great athleticism, and ability to run and jump. I mean, you have a four who can slash? It’s a marketable skill.
C Tony Gaffney UMass
Why did he get passed on? He’s 24, and built like a small forward.
Why is he someone to watch? But like Simpson, he creates defensive chaos. Lots of rebounds, lots of blocked shots. And he can lock it down on the perimeter.
Dionte Christmas SG Temple
Why did he get passed on? Because he can’t create his own shot.
Why is he someone to watch? Because I disqualified Lee Cummard, and every team needs a bomber off the bench.
Josh Heyvelt C Gonzaga
Why did he get passed on? Psychotropic substances.
Why is he someone to watch? He can finish around the basket, rebound and hit the occasional 3. So he’s got a marketable skill.
Now, like last year, I’m sure these names will be a majority of Euro stars. But you know what? This will be a reader participation. If you have someone who you thinks going to come out of nowhere.
Bring the comments.
You will have a good day tomorrow.