Forgive me if I ignore draft pick order for a minute. All I can really ask out of a GM is that each season, he adds at least one player who can tangibly contribute to the team. While Daryl Morey seems to have not gotten a ton out of Marcus Morris this season, he has found a very solid starter in Chandler Parsons.â†µ
Even Kobe Bryant said so after Parsons matched up with him on Tuesday. Oh, and his defense is good enough that he's now projected as a lottery pick if last year's draft was redone. High praise from some of the best in the game, no?
The real problem with Parsons is seeing where he's going to go. He'll never be a star in the league if he doesn't clean up his free throw shooting a bit. But, looking at his college numbers, I wonder if he can ever be a legitimate star for the Rockets.â†µ
Sure, he can do exactly what he's doing now and be a key piece on a championship team, but he won't be the main star or even a second-banana on that team. I just don't think his offensive game will every get to that point. He could possibly add a 3-point shot like Tom suggests over at The Dream Shake, but it's just as likely that he improves in other areas.â†µ
Right now, let's just enjoy where he's at and wait on what he might become in his sophomore season.â†µ