The same thing happens just about every year. It's the worst draft in history - the worst draft in history. Then the tourney comes and everyone starts licking their chops.
Talent is talent, especially when you desperately need some talent.
And don't count us out for the #1 pick. We weren't supposed to get it the last time we got it. The chances aren't that bad.
I'm in a similar boat regarding Irving. I'm starting to think that someone else might work out better, particularly when you consider the energy. Guys like Walker and Williams do look pretty promising, and could easily end up being the better picks down the road. Along with the luck of the ping pong balls, there has to be some luck regarding the right fit for players, and the way their bodies hold up while they develop into something.