Originally Posted by ludo21
Mclemore is safest scorer option available... but they got waiters
That is why I like Porter. Also if you believe what is being said Mclemore isn't doing so hot this off season.
Although the NBA Finals have dominated the headlines for good reason, it's important to remember that the 2013 NBA Draft is now only nine days. For the majority of the league's 30 teams, the draft is still the best way to build a winner, even if the method's success often depends on luck more than anything else. With such little time left to go before teams select players, draft workouts can play a major role in deciding where prospects will end up.
Back in March, around the time of the NCAA Tournament, Kansas Jayhawks freshman shooting guard was considered a potential No. 1 overall pick on the strength of his shooting stroke and scoring skills. A few questionable performances called that rating into question, but McLemore has still appeared to be one of the top two prospects based on his reputation and demonstrable abilities.
However, some lackluster workouts may be adversely affecting his draft position. In his latest mock draft for ESPN.com Insider, Chad Ford has McLemore going fifth to the Phoenix Suns (via EOB). Yet it's the reasons why he's fallen that are most alarming:
McLemore remains in the top 5, but I'm starting to have my doubts. I love the talent. But his lack of preparation for the draft is hurting him. Multiple sources told me that his workout in Phoenix was not impressive; he wasn't in shape, and he struggled to keep up in the workout. I heard similar things in Orlando. McLemore is in a tug-of-war right now between adviser Rodney Blackstock and his agency Rivals. It's kept McLemore out of the gym and for the most part, out of workouts. How much will all of this affect the draft stock? I'm told teams are worried. But how worried? Enough for one of the most talented players in the draft to slide further? If the Suns pass on McLemore, both C.J. McCollum and Michael Carter-Williams are possibilities here
If they wanted to make Waiters the 6th man I wouldn't be too pissed off if the team gets better. They need a SF pretty bad though.