Another Donnie Walsh draft blunder has come and passed and yet again we have to sit back and take it because Walsh cannot be judged until after this free agency passes on.
In the latest installment of this apparent never-ending saga, Walsh drafted Landry Fields and Andy Rautins; two players were not even projected to be drafted in a lot of expert mocks.
Here are some players Walsh passed on;
1) Lance Stephenson
2) Jarvis Varnado
3) Gani Lawal
4) Devin Ebanks
5) Jerome Jordan (Later bought him)
6) Solomon Alabi
7) Paulo Prestes
All of which would have been better picks.
Andy Rautins is a very raw basketball player with ties to the NY area, which may ultimately be the main component in the pick. Rautins is a shooter with a poor passing ability and little experience in the PG role. Rautins is a huge project with little hope of ever being D’Antoni’s rotation.
Landry Fields is a poor man’s Richard Jefferson and another project at a position we don’t have a need for. Rautins at least is in the right system to maybe have success, but Fields just benefited from a weak Pac-10 this season.
It’s truly sickening look back over the past three drafts to see how much better off we’d be for this offseason if we didn’t have such an incompetent GM. To think we could have Eric Gordon, Brandon Jennings, Chase Budinger, Jarvis Varnado, and Lance Stephenson makes my stomach turn.
So, who’s ready to start taking bets on who’s traded first this season, Andy Rautins or Landry Fields?