With the NBA draft coming up, both Chase Budinger and Jordan Hill are in good shape to go to teams that should help them right away.
At this point, the Washington Wizards look like the best situation for Hill. He would be able to come in and play right away for a team that could be one big man away from being in the upper echelon in the conference.
Hill likely is a better prospect than Hasheem Thabeet due to the ability to score at a higher rate, but most mock drafts have him going higher to the Grizzlies. That is not necessarily a bad thing for Hill because Washington will be a more comfortable situation.
As for Budinger, he is projected to go towards the end of the round. many feel there is a possibility he goes to the Phoenix Suns at 14, but we find that hard to believe.
Instead, the Trailblazers could be a good situation for him. It would give them a shooter that can play the wing and presents a different type of small forward that Portland currently has.
The Chicago Bulls could also be a destination for similar reasons. There is a possibility that Ben Gordon leaves Chicago, but that likely would not have a huge effect.
Either way, both players have to be comfortable right now. While a lot can change between ow and the draft, Arizona players seem to be in good shape in terms fo going to a situation in which both are able to reach their potential.
Hill and Budinger in good shape for draft
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