Valenti On The NBA Draft: Dream, Nightmare, Reality

NBA Draft

CBS Detroit

By: Mike Valenti

With the NBA Draft tonight I figured I’d throw my thoughts out there and like most … get it wrong.

Last year the dream scenario happened where I actually got something right (http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/06/20/hopes-dreams-and-reality/) and the player was dynamite. Sadly this draft is downright awful and as murky as it gets.

I’m going to do this under the assumption Nerlens Noel, Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter are gone. If somehow one of those guys fell to 5-7 then it’s on Dumars to do everything he can do to move up.

Otherwise…

THE DREAM: Unlike last year where I put Andre Drummond in this spot, I’m not sure there is a “dream” scenario. The closest thing to that dream would be Ben McLemore. McLemore is the athletic wing the Pistons so desperately need. While he’s still young and sometimes maddeningly passive, he is exactly what the franchise needs…

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