The 2013 NBA Draft will be held on June 27th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This year the Los Angeles Clippers have the 25th pick in the draft.
A lot has been said about this year’s draft class. Many NBA analysts believe that it’s by far one of the weakest classes in the history of the NBA. That basically means, you probably won’t find any franchise players in this draft class. However, it’s believed that this class has many players who will prove to be good role players in the NBA. So that’s a relief for the Los Angeles Clippers. With all this hype around free agency and trading guys like Eric Bledsoe, the Clippers can use this draft to pick up a solid role player.
Gary Parrish, a college basketball columnist for CBS Sports, believes that the Clippers will use their pick to draft point guard Isaiah Canaan from Murray State. The Clippers need to start thinking about the future because if Chris Paul re-signs, it’s almost guaranteed Bledsoe will be traded to another team in the NBA.
Isaiah Canaan had a successful four year career at Murray State, he led his team to the NCAA tournament as a junior and finished No.6 in the nation in scoring as a senior. Canaan is an excellent shooter off the dribble, he’s able to pull up from every spot on the floor. He’s also a confident player, his teammates and coaches trust him with the ball in his hands during crunch time.
He often stepped up and carried the scoring load for his team. Once he enters the NBA, he’ll need to work on being a pass first player. Chris Paul would be the perfect mentor for rookie Isaiah.