With a late push in the voting near the end, Kyrie Irving takes the second spot on the TDS 2011 NBA Draft Board, narrowly defeating Kentucky F/C Enes Kanter.
Irving is the right call here. The Rockets have good point guard depth but there is no sense in passing on Irving when he is quite possibly the best prospect in the draft. I'd rather have a TON of flexibility at point guard (with the potential for Irving to develop into an All-Star) than settle for a lesser talent at another position. Having said that, if you ask me, I'm content with the Rockets sticking at fourteen unless they decide to swap Luis Scola and picks for a shot at Enes Kanter (again, one of my long shot blogger scenarios). Irving would be a fine selection for Houston, if only they were actually picking at number two.
Time for pick number three. To refresh your memory, If there is one point I'd like to make in choosing how to rate these prospects, it is this: This is not a mock draft. For each pick we make, you will choose who you'd like the Rockets to take were they in that position. Therefore, by the time we are finished, we will have a community board of our very own "top prospects." Also, make the pick that YOU would make, not the pick that you think Daryl Morey would make. Sound good?