Karl-Anthony Towns, rather unsurprisingly, came away with 67% of the vote in yesterday's LB Community Big Board Opener. Towns' ability to stretch the floor offensively while also defending the rim paints him as a rare talent that seamlessly fits into any frontcourt construction. He's the consensus at the top though. The way the next handful of players file in should have a lot more variance than Towns just steamrolling the competition with more than two-thirds of the votes.
Jahlil Okafor presents fit problems with the Sixers, but works for the majority of the other talent-depleted teams that are always populating the lottery as a true offensive focal point, sucking in defenders with mandatory double-teams before hitting shooters standing around the arc with precise passes. Does D'Angelo Russell's court vision have you dreaming of watching him spring bounce passes across the floor of the Wells Fargo Center? Do you want to gamble on Emmanuel Mudiay, Kristaps Porzingis or Mario Hezonja based on DraftExpress breakdowns? Go ahead!
This is the fun part of the draft process that Sixers fans, after years of seeing draft picks in the teens, finally got to experience last summer, when seemingly every prospect is a #FutureSixer. It feels like it's been a century since the world came crashing down after the Sixers passed on Perry Jones III with the 15th pick in the 2012 draft. Hell, Liberty Ballers is even famous now:
Believe the count for how many times @howardeskin has referred to me as the "Liberty Baller dope" on air this morning is at two.— Jake Pavorsky (@JakePavorsky) May 26, 2015
The site also doesn't have to have debates like this:
I'm missing LeQuan and Ricko T, but it's only gonna get funner. Same guys remain from yesterday. Make sure to vote below!