Should the Hornets reach for Devin Booker with the ninth pick?

BY foxsports • June 17, 2015

If the Hornets are going to improve their long-range shooting, they might as well start with the draft, which has a number of good shooters this year. One of those shooters is former Kentucky Freshman Devin Booker, who has been rising up the draft boards lately. However, Brent Martelli of At The Hive isn't so convinced reaching for Booker would be a good idea: 

"While Booker's shooting has put him into a potential lottery pick, his weaknesses might overpower that potential.  Being a one-dimensional player waves red flags for many teams looking to draft Booker. ...Can he fit with the Hornets?  Yes, I believe he can.  Is he the right fit for the ninth pick?  No, I don't believe so."

If the Hornets really wanted Booker, they could gamble that he'll be there a few slots down and trade for him. However, he's seen his stock rise exponentially lately, so there's a chance he could be gone before then. There may be better players available with the 9th pick, but if Booker is the best available and the best fit, then it may be in their best interest to pick him. 

(h/t At The Hive)

Photo credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

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