The further we advance through the community Big Board voting, the tighter the races become. In the battle for the fourth spot on the board, Kris Dunn narrowly edged out Jamal Murray, finishing with 39 percent of the vote to Murray's 34. Wade Baldwin was something of a surprise in third, garnering 20 percent of the vote.
Kentucky's Murray has made a ton of noise and figures to be the favorite here, but he's something of a divisive prospect around these parts. Detractors see the defensive concerns and write him off, supporters can hardly see anything but that sweet stroke from deep. So it goes with this draft.
Baldwin's two-way potential earned him a special place in the hearts of LB writers and (evidently) our readers/voters. His prototype is a near-perfect fit at the point alongside Ben Simmons: long, excellent range and effective without the ball in his hands. His athleticism leaves something to be desired, but there's a good base to work from.
We've talked at some length about most of these names already, so let's talk about a newcomer to this mix: Washington's Marquese Chriss, an absurd athlete who is garnering buzz as a potential top-three pick. His rough fit with this Sixers roster left him out of this conversation to start, but he's drawing too much attention to leave him out of the mix any longer. If you want to throw caution to the wind and vote for him, be my guest.
Polls will be open overnight, so we'll have the top five solidified tomorrow morning. VOTE OR DIE, FOOLS.