The 2012 NBA Draft will commence at 4PM this evening, and there is but one draftee among those eligible who can single-handedly reverse the Portland Trail Blazers recent fortunes.
Wait... don't go, not just yet. Hear me out.
If you've been paying attention, you've heard the reports. He had a poor 2012 NCAA Tournament. He cannot create his own shot. He lacks consistency.
So he has some things to work on.
What often gets left out is that Barnes is one of the best offensive players in the draft, and that he has routinely wowed fans and experts alike with this wide array of offensive abilities, and has proven time and time again that he can make any shot from anywhere on the court. You Blazers fans out there who want to stop grieving the past and make good on the mistake that was drafting Greg Oden or even Sam Bowie over Kevin Durant and Michael Jordan?! This is your chance.
Weighing 228lbs on a 6'8” frame, Barnes has more than enough size to compete w...