Otto Porter, who has a great name, also has the privilege of being voted third on the 2013 NBA Draft Liberty Ballers Community Big Board (*takes breath*), receiving 42% of the round three votes. Porter beat out Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, Anthony Bennett, and Alex Len in this round.
Of Porter, I am a fan. First, because I can make a lot of Bismarck references that annoy almost everyone but delight me. Second, wings who can defend multiple positions well and contribute on offense are highly coveted around the league. Porter has the potential to do that and more. And third, more Bismarck references!
At over 6'8", the former Duke of Georgetown is bigger than most wings and tall enough to match the dominant perimeter players now in the league, and his 7'1.5" wingspan should be especially useful on defense (measurements courtesy of DX). His improved offense still needs work, but his downside is low because he should be a very good defender at the very least. I actually voted for him over McLemore in the last round.
The remaining players from the last round advance to this vote, and are joined for now by CJ McCollum, famous for playing an integral role in Lehigh beating Duke and then causing the highest scientifically recorded amount of schadenfreude in recorded memory. McCollum missed most of last season with an injury, but with the Duke upset and Damian Lillard's success from a similar background, McCollum has seen extensive attention from NBA teams.
Also, McCollum is a fantastic twitter follow - rarely will you see professionals talk about how the game of basketball works as much as he does. Make sure to vote below!
1. Nerlens Noel (47%)
2. Ben McLemore (49%)
3. Otto Porter (42%)