Friendly suggestion: frame this as a free agency “big board” similar to a draft big board, and folks might be more likely to play along and not fight the hypothetical. Looking forward to the rest of the series!
As the poll is coming to a close soon, I will be opening the 2nd version of this thread soon to ask who is the 2nd free agency choice for KingsFans.com. Any nominations for who should be the 10th player on the list? I’m thinking Julius Randle but let me know.
Me too. I understand the concerns over health and what went down in SA but most of that has been quieted with his performance in Toronto this season IMO.
I think he still might be the best two-way player in the league. KD, Giannis, PG and perhaps Embiid would get a lot of support for that title too. Only Kawhi and KD have championship experience among that group. KD is an underrated defender when properly motivated. But Kawhi is better on that end and both are scoring at an elite level. While KD is the more gifted and pure scorer, Kawhi scores and creates well enough for that not to be a deciding factor for me.
I’ve always preferred 2-way players and since I see Leonard as the top 2 way guy — I have him #1 on the upcoming FA list. Age also plays a bit of a factor too. That said, I can’t argue with anybody that votes KD.