Anthony Bennet is similar to Davis in style of play, we wont draft him, and Len or Zeller are better than Bennet.
They aren't all that similar. Bennett is about 6'8", 260 while Davis is maybe 6'10", 230? Bennett is a better outside shooter, has really solid low post moves and more range than Davis. Davis is much more athletic, better rebounder, much better shot blocker, etc. I can easily see both guys on the court at the same time, if the Hornets do away with the Robin Lopez experiment.
I wasn't ranking the guys based on Hornets need, but I don't see how Bennett would cause redundancies for Davis. The only problem is that you couldn't really trot out Davis, Bennett, Anderson as your front line.
If you have to pick a 3, go with McLemore or Muhammad. Porter is a huge reach early in the draft, and I have always liked his game. I called out the media for not putting him on pre-season lists over jokes like McAdoo, but he hasn't been as good as I expected. And he is too much of a power forward in college to be able to transition into the 3 spot quickly at the next level.
As for Noel, I have never seen a guy struggle as much as him on the offensive end, at least when it comes to elite recruits. I called him out all over the MSB during the high school all-star games. With a ball in his hands, the guy can barely chew gum at the same time. But none of this is surprising as the guy averaged 13 points and 7 rebounds per game in high school. He can block shots. That's it.
McCollum reminds me a bit of Lillard, when you look at his production. Better shooter, not as good at spins, but can finish through contact much better than a guy like Rivers.
ETA: Davis, Anderson, Zeller/Len/Plumlee/Noel/ are all much less plausible line-ups than Anderson, Bennett, Davis though.
This post was edited on 12/26 at 10:43 pm