Looking through the prospects currently 23 - 34 Draft Express... Haven't factored in team needs, but you can assume that it's close to right.
There's only 2-3 interesting names.
1. Justin Anderson
2. RJ Hunter
3. Timothe Luwawu (wing from France, 3 & D guy)
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is now out of reach due to a few guys going back to school, and Caris Levert went back .
Could go one of a few ways.
1. Try to move up and hope we snag Anderson or Rondae Hollis-Jefferson by packaging the 27 & 34.
2. Just sit at 27, if neither is there trade away the pick for a 2016 First Round Pick with Top 18 Protection. I'd hold onto the 2nd, chances are you won't get a better 2nd than 34, so just let that ride.
Then hope Luwawu is there at 34. If not go Dakari Johnson or Robert Upshaw, and then cut Sacre
It's not worth making a pick for the sake of making a pick. Trade with someone for their 2016 make it lottery protected. And maybe we get lucky and it comes in at 21-22 next year. Also gives us the chance to develop Clarkson, Randle, Hopefully a Top 5 pick to see what we have, and then we can better scout 2016 Draft, and make a more sound pick, instead of having the entire board free basically.
Already know who I want to go after in 2016. One name is obvious, the other matters based on who we draft.
FYI, 37.8% chance of landing in the Top 3, 35.1% chance of being # 1, 17.2% chance of losing the pick.
Last 10 Drafts for the 4th worst team:
2014 - # 5 Dante Exum
2013 - # 5 Alex Len
2012 - # 1 Anthony Davis (tied for 3rd, but lost coin flip, so were 4th seed, but had about a 4% better chance of being in Top 3)
2011 - # 6 Jan Vesely
2010 - # 6 Ekpe Udoh
2009 - # 3 James Harden
2008 - # 5 Kevin Love (traded for # 3 pick O.J. Mayo)
2007 - # 3 Al Horford
2006 - # 5 Shelden Williams
2005 - # 6 Martell Webster
please let us get a Harden or Anthony Davis (WInslow or Towns) and not a Shelden williams (Okafor)