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NBA Draft: Biggest sleeper? Most intriguing? Questions abound - ESPN

2. Who should go first: Brandon Knight or Kemba Walker?

Henry Abbott, TrueHoop: Maybe watching the Mavericks has brainwashed me, but I'm enamored with shooting. Walker's ability to finish in the paint may or may not diminish when facing 7-footers every night, and Knight will always be able to catch a kick-out pass and fire away.

Zach Harper, Daily Dime Live: It depends on what you need. If you just need a fast player who can knock down jumpers, Knight is your guy. If you need someone to come in and run the team, you have to go with Kemba. Knight did not run Kentucky's team like you'd hope a big-time PG prospect would. At this point, he's more weapon than orchestrator.

Bret LaGree, Hoopinion.com: Kemba Walker is a better bet to contribute immediately, but for a GM with multiyear job security, Knight is the better long-term gamble.

Matt Moore, HardwoodParoxysm.com: Oh, that's easy. Why would you go with a Calipari point guard when you can have a player most scouts put at 5-foot-11 before he measured at 6-1 and "impressed" everyone with his "length"? Knight's got better upside, athleticism and size. Other than that, though, Walker's a lock.

Timothy Varner, 48MinutesOfHell.com: Brandon Knight's raw measurements suggest a slight edge over Walker. Knight is taller and longer and is just big enough to eventually defend either guard position. Walker shows a similar talent level, but doesn't possess the size. At a mere 6-1 with good, but not overwhelmingly good, length, he might struggle against the size of NBA guards.
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