Does anybody have a guess? The incentive to study the draft carefully is gone, because the Clippers don't have a pick. And they obviously have plenty of young players to develop, the entire U23 team in fact, and I don't believe that they need any more guys with potential. Griffin, Gordon, and perhaps DJ (finishing his 3rd season) are well ahead of the curve, while we've watched a fair amount of growing pains from Aminu and Bledsoe this season. And who knows what this latest Bledsoe contretemps was all about. Whatever.
But a "what if" occurred to me. Aminu and Bledsoe fit into two positions of need for the Clippers, SF and PG. Let's pretend that they both had stayed in school one more year. What might that have been like? They were relatively high first round picks as it is. Now we have a good idea of the strengths and weaknesses of their game, as they have appeared in real NBA competition. Some of the weaknesses would be hidden by weaker competition in college. Would either of them have benefited by staying in school another year? Would they be top 5 picks?
Would we be salivating over the possible addition of either Aminu or Bledsoe to our roster? Right now I'm not sure that they're even appreciated. They're young, and the jury is out, and both have shown good signs and bad signs.
Guess I'm just trying to figure out how to play an imaginary draft game, since it's that time of year and the Clippers are out of it.