06/29/09 12:12 pm EST
So we took the weekend to mull over Ed Stefanski’s selection of UCLA’s Jrue Holiday with the #17 pick in the last Thursday’s NBA Draft and we’re still NOT “in love” with the decision. Don’t get us wrong, we understand why the Sixers took Holiday, but that doesn’t mean we have to love it.
However after reading a host of recaps and reviews of the NBA Draft over the weekend, a majority of which gave the Sixers glowing reviews for their work on Draft Night, we’re starting to come around and realize that maybe Holiday was the best decision for the Sixers at No. 17. After all the Sixers are not one draft prospect away from the Eastern Conference Finals, especially with the moves made by Orlando, Cleveland, Atlanta and Washington. So maybe drafting for the future was the right move, but we reserve the right to change our minds.
Here’s what the “experts” are saying about the Sixers grabbing Holiday…