Overall, how do you rate the quality of the draft?
I think it’s outstanding. I think it’s one of the deepest drafts and the most talented that we’ve had in maybe even a decade. It is full of players that can not only come in and contribute but guys that can be starters and potential stars. You can go deep into the second round and get good players. That’s not always the case. We’re one year removed from what I thought was a really bad draft.
Who’s your No. 1 pick?
I still think Joel Embiid (Kansas center), the big guy, is the best prospect in this draft. I understand the reticence because of his recent injury. I would have to have a medical team tell me, “Don’t take this guy. He’s a bad medical risk” for me to say no to him. I think (Duke forward) Jabari Parker is the safest pick because he’s NBA ready on the offensive end right now. He’s not nearly as good a defender as (Kansas guard) Andrew Wiggins is. Wiggins is a superior athlete, long, excels in transition, pretty decent shooter and can get in the lane anytime he wants. He has a second jump that is unequaled in this draft. The only question with Wiggins, is he the type of guy that is going to have a killer instinct and be a superstar?