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Nick Johnson or Kyle Anderson: Who is the Better Pick?



Kyle Anderson and Nick Johnson led their respective teams to the top of the Pacific 12 conference this season. Both players are team leaders statistically and psychologically. Both are regarded as tweeners at the NBA level. One or both could be available in the latter portion of the first-round, where the Suns are likely to hold three picks this year. This writer believes that neither will be a star. But both have a good chance at long and productive NBA careers.

Anderson is a 6'9" point forward who is the principal distributor on his team. He plays a little like Paul Pressley used to. His own scoring often consists of drives into the paint or midrange jumpers. His game is smooth and steady as molasses. He seldom looks fast; yet he always seems to get himself and the ball into the teeth of the defense, creating offense for the Bruins and foul trouble for the opposition.

Johnson is a 6'3" combo guard who plays suffocating defense and is a breathtaking finisher in the open court. He is a little like Gilbert Arenas and a little bit Jamaal Crawford. His three-point accuracy is improving, yet good enough to force his opponent out to cover it. This allows Johnson to blow by toward the hoop for another aerial assault.

NBA draft.net projects Anderson at number 14 in the first round and Johnson at the foourth pick in the second round. Do you agree with these projections? Should the Suns consider either player? Should they take both? What do you think, Brightsiders?


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