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Jabari is a NO BRAINER



I like this site, and congrats to Conrad for getting a job with the NBA, that's a huge accomplishment. I just want to know why you all don't even consider Jabari? Jabari is fantastic and far and away the best player in this draft. His skill set is unlike any other player in this class and he does things that no one else can. This pick is a NO BRAINER. He helps this team win from day one and that is what we need so badly right now. No more losing, no more tanking, no more trips to the lottery. Nada. None. Zero. This has to stop. Wiggins is a freak athlete who is great in transition, but can't handle the ball and is horrible at passing. Watch the tape, this kid is years behind Jabari when it comes to skill level. Embid is a good player and I know a lot of you love his upside, but he has to be avoided.This isn't about his back. This is about what he contributes to a team. IF he is fully healthy, he might get you 8-9 PPG and grab probably 9-10 boards a game. That's not bad, but it has to be better if you're picking first. You also simply have to realize that the NBA is changing. The Hakeem Olajuwon comparisons are nice, but they're not as relevant to the current NBA anymore. Do any of the teams in the finals right now have a 7 foot center that is changing games? Centers are great pieces to have but they don't contribute to championships like wing players do now. LeBron, Paul George, Melo and KD all have the potential to change games more than Dwight Howard and Roy Hibbert. I know Melo hasn't been as successful as the other three, but you get my point. Which brings me back to what I'm saying. Take Jabari. You can work on his D with him, he's young and has room to grow in that area. What he brings to a team offensively is far to great to pass on. His leadership is also fantastic. Mentally, he is a very tough kid and he brings that mental toughness to games. He is vocal and steps up when his team needs him to. That's why he played 4 different positions last year for Duke. His team needed him to do it, so he did it. He is a rare talent and if this franchise passes on him, they could regret it for years to come.

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