Seems like with the draft in two days, we should have a draft topic.
I think everyone knows, but just in case, we have the 18th pick via the Omer Asik trade with New Orleans last year. We also have the 2nd pick of the 2nd round, #32 overall.
I feel like we have one big need that everyone can agree on: Point Guard (unless we somehow get Llull to sign in the next two days, and even then it's still probably our biggest need).
It's pretty safe to say that we'll be probably be picking from Cameron Payne (Murray State), Tyus Jones (Duke), and Jerian Grant (Notre Dame).
Grant has the athleticism and height advantage, but is the oldest, while Payne is probably the best scorer of the 3. The advanced stats love Jones (and Jones "hurt his back in Houston" so there may be a promise there...)
I think either Payne or Jones has a better chance of being a starter, while Grant has the better chance at sticking as an NBA player, albeit probably a rotation guy. Grant also has the best chance to be able to guard 1s and 2s, something the other two probably won't do well (and it's an important skill on our team).
I'm personally partial to Jones because of high passing ability, plus he probably profiles as the best shooter of the 3 players. The concern with him is certainly athleticism - is he athletic enough to defend opposing point guards?