Thabeet to Memphis, Harden to OKC
Posted by r1zzo23 on June 25, 2009
Can you feel THABEET because Memphis can! Lacking a true big man, Hasheem Thabeet fills a void in the paint as a defensive animal that can come in and sure up the defense immediately. He’s got a very, very, VERY raw offensive game, but his defense will be a detterent from day one.
Oklahoma City, having already selecting Russell Westbrook last year, passes up on Ricky Rubio and selects the best shooting guard prospect in the draft in James Harden. This gives Kevin Durant a legit 2nd scoring option and puts a great young core of Westbrook, Durant, Harden and Jeff Green together. Harden is one of the most NBA-ready players in this draft and if he develops a killer instinct, I could see him to have a career just like Paul Pierce.