You might have something there, O.I. I watched some of Withey in the NCAAs and
he could definitely prove to be a solid NBA defensive second-teamer, the likes
of which the Jazz will need if they lose Jefferson and Milsap. Withey is a bit
slow-footed but very effective in the half court. I'm guessing the Jazz are
trying to move up with their first pick, but Withey with the second first round
pick would be o.k. by me.
I've been saying for months that whoever drafts Withey is going to end up
happy. He's underrated. If he's available at 21, he would be a great
value pick. If this postseason has shown us anything, it's that a rim
protector is essential to having a great team. If you had a rim protector like
Withey as a backup for a rim protector like Favors, it would be a mean
combination. I would like to see the Jazz sign Jose Calderon, draft a PG at 14
(best available), and take Withey at 21. With the second round pick you can
gamble on another PG like Wolters or Canaan and if they pan out, you're
set. That's this armchair GM's opinion.