ESPN Next Level NBA Draft Chat With Tim Legler
ESPN Mobile (5:09 PM)
NBA analyst Tim Legler will be here shortly to answer all of your NBA Draft questions. Remember, ESPN's coverage kicks off at 7 p.m. ET!
marcus [via mobile]
is there a dominant big man in the draft?
Tim Legler (5:18 PM)
No, I don't believe so. There are solid big players in that can be in teams' rotations but no one dominant.
Bert Sacramento [via mobile]
Who do the Kings take?????
Tim Legler (5:19 PM)
I think they should take Kemba Walker at their position. I think he and Evans are guys who can share the 1 and 2 spots.
David Michael (Hartford, CT) [via mobile]
Do you think any of this years PG are better than John Wall was last year?
Tim Legler (5:20 PM)
I think long term potential - Brandon Knight, Kyrie Irving, I think both of those guys have a chance to be in that class.
Chad Montana [via mobile]
Why so many international names in the first round
Tim Legler (5:21 PM)
In general, I think it's because it's such a thin draft. Teams are going to look more overseas now. Also, when you look back at Dirk' success, team's are trying to recreate that.
Pittsburg, Kansas [via mobile]
Who are the biggest sleepers this year?
Tim Legler (5:22 PM)
I would say Texas' Hamilton and Colorado's Burks. I think ten years from now they could be 2 of the best from this class.
Mia (Tampa) [via mobile]
Why isn't Derrick Williams no. 1 ove Kyrie?
Tim Legler (5:23 PM)
I'm really not sure - I'm not one of them. Williams is a unique talent that you can't pass on. They can always get another PG at 4. That position isn't a necessity to win a title.
Lorenzo Amaya [via mobile]
How much better can the Cavs be after having 2 early picks tonight?
Tim Legler (5:24 PM)
They'll still going to struggle, but better than they were last year. They will still be counting of young talent, which is a tough way to go - rebuilding through the draft.
Bryce [via mobile]
Why would the Spurs trade Tony Parker for a player in this draft?
Tim Legler (5:25 PM)
The Spurs may look at Parker and think they've seen the best from him. With the aging core around him, they not see a fit for him like they once did.
Geoff (Boise, ID) [via mobile]
Is Jimmer a better shooter than you were?
Tim Legler (5:26 PM)
Haha. No way !You know, I think Jimmer shoots the ball from deep off the dribble just about as well as anyone I've ever seen.
James MIAMI!! [via mobile]
Can the Heat add a role player in the draft?
Tim Legler (5:28 PM)
The Heat need a shooter and more athleticism around the basket, but there isn't a lot of presence in the paint in this class.
76ers [via mobile]
Who will we get
Tim Legler (5:29 PM)
Not sure, but I think there's a good chance you see the sixers package Iguodala in a trade tonight to move up, and get one of thos top picks.
John Wall D.C. [via mobile]
I need some help!!! Who you giving me?
Tim Legler (5:30 PM)
They need help up front. Wall would benefit from a guy who can flat-out shoot and spread the floor. Wall needs room to operate and a guy like that could help.
keith bston, mass [via mobile]
who do the c's take?
Tim Legler (5:32 PM)
Bottom line for the C's: get quicker on the perimeter on both offense and defense. That's their top priority.
Hank Brown (Stamford, CT) [via mobile]
Kemba Walker or Brandon KnighT?
Tim Legler (5:34 PM)
Well that's tough. I myself would go with Kemba. His quickness and scoring will be the difference-maker. Knight's a guy that need to learn hwo to lead a team, and a little less of an explosive score. Both are tough to find.
Hector CT [via mobile]
Is Kyrie Irving a franchise-type player?
Tim Legler (5:37 PM)
I don't think he is, He's a guy you can plug in at point for the next 10-12 years. But to be in that category, you need to put up 20/10 a night and there are a very few guys that can do it.
Tim Legler (5:40 PM)
That'll do it for the chat. Thanks to everyone for their questions, and be sure to check me out on SportsCenter at 6:10.Also, ESPN's coverage of the NBA Draft kicks off at 7 p.m. ET! Follow us pick-by-pick on your mobile device.