(Sports Network) - The Blazers walked out of the draft with the most dynamic
prospect, C.J. McCollum of Lehigh. That made it a good night, but Portland
made a killing in the second round.
They felt their weakness last season was shooting. McCollum helps that, but
they acquired the first pick in the second round and nabbed Allen Crabbe from
California. Limitless range and supreme confidence, that's Crabbe.
The Blazers then drafted Jeff Withey from Kansas with their next second-round
pick. Withey won't score 15 points a game in the NBA, but he'll come in and
block shots and defend. If J.J. Hickson walks in free agency, Withey will
soften the blow.
Marko Todorovic also was taken and the only thing I can tell you is he
apparently plays basketball.
To sum up, they got a top-five player in the draft at No. 10 and two first-
round talents in the second round for the meager sum of a some future second-
Plus, the Portland bench was shockingly bad last season, averaging 18.5 points
per game, which was six less than the next-worse second unit, the Indiana
Pacers'. Basically, drafting four human males to improve that bench would make
it a good night.
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