Truehoop Network Mock Draft pick #11- Warriors select Jimmer Fredette
Rumors running wild about the future of Monta Ellis in Golden State- one day he’s heading to Philadelphia, the next he’s going to Atlanta, you get the drift. With the possibility of Monta being moved at or around draft night, I think the Warriors should draft BYU standout Jimmer Fredette.
Fredette is a dynamic scorer who carried BYU last season even though he was the sole focus of the opposing defense nightly. Fredette’s frame can be compared to that of New Jersey Nets PG Deron Williams as both are compact and solidly built. Fredette brings instant offense and ball-handling to the Warriors’ bench- areas in which they severely stumbled last season. At BYU, he was asked to carry the offensive load for the team which meant staying out of foul trouble on the defensive end; thus, we don’t know what he can or can’t do on the defensive end of the court yet.
While he won’t be mistaken for a defensive player of the year candidate anytime soon or lead the league in dunks, Fredette can provide instant energy and action both on-and-off the court which has to be a selling point for the Warriors.
Better than drafting another big stiff who won’t pan out.