i'd say portland and NOP still really like the potential of Sharpe and Daniels. I'd almost guarantee those teams wouldn't trade either of them straight up for kessler. detroit and duren, atlanta with aj griffin, and houston with tari eason, probably the same.The re-draft question is quite interesting to me. Based on what we've seen, I have him in the #6-9 range, inching closer to 6 than 9. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder in the last group.
Really quite fascinating on how to value a player like Kessler in the new-school NBA, though I think people are starting to realize his athleticism/mobility. He's not your throwback statue rim protector.
Definitely picked higher in re-draft:
Paolo Banchero (clear-cut)
Bennedict Mathurin (ditto)
Probably picked higher, wouldn't fight you on it:
Chet Holmgren (potential too tantalizing, can't give up on him yet)
Jaden Ivey (talent really pops; will get more efficient)
Jabari Smith (still oozes prototype big talent)
Could argue these guys; Walker might be better:
Keegan Murray (has been underappreciated; if he keeps shooting the 3 like this, watch out)
Jeremy Sochan (absolute nightmare defensive potential; true guard all 5 positions type)
Jalen Williams (really high floor)
Would clearly take Walker over:
everybody else, yeah, no brainer for kessler.
and don't get me wrong, kessler's impact has been better than a lot of these guys, but potential is real and i'm pretty confident those teams still see a lot in those guys and feel very comfortable with those picks.