Best available for #14- I don't think Law will be available at #14 number of reasons Hawks might draft him and his stock has moved up. For N.Young his stock might move up to which leaves for the New Orleans Hornets to draft him as well. For Julian Wright he'll be at from 6 to 11. So far it's getting down the wire. If you're looking for an NBA ready player pick Wright or Stuckley if you're looking for a timely developing need pick Crittenton.
PG/SG: Nick Young
bkup Rodney Stuckley
SF: Julian Wright
bkup Thaddeus Young
bkup Al Thorton
PG: Alice Law
bkup Javaris Crittenton
Other interesting names include Rodney Stucky (PG), Jason Smith (C), Thaddeus Young (SF), Rudy Fernandez (SG), Josh McRoberts (C) and Nick Fazekas (C).
The Clippers also own the 45th pick in the draft where getting quality talent is more of a crapshoot where players like DJ Strawberry, Russell Carter (SG), Coby Karl (SF) and Zoran Erceg (PF) may be available.
The 45th selection is likely dependent on the 14th pick . . . and of course who is still available midway through the second round.
If Fazekas were around at 45, he'd be a solid pick up. His ability to shoot from outside would balance well with Brand's inside game.
The Western Conference is getting tougher and tougher each year. It's going to take a lot for the Clippers to make a playoff run. They're frankly not that far from achieving it . . . but they'll need to find a way to get and stay healthy.
Key Player(s): Elton Brand (Forward), Sam Cassell (Guard), Chris Kaman (Center), Shaun Livingston (Guard), Corey Maggette (Forward/Guard), Cuttino Mobley (Guard), Quinton Ross (Forward), Tim Thomas (Forward).
Team Needs: Outside shooting, small forward and help on the boards for Brand.
Draft picks: 1st round (14th overall), 2nd round (45th overall).