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Post#46 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:43 pm by Klomp

The seven Catholic schools in the Big East have agreed to leave the conference and are debating the process of departing the league, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

How DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova leave the Big East is still undetermined.


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Post#47 Re: 2013 Draft Targets
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:49 pm by moss_is_1

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Esohny wrote:You want a guy who only plays well in college at PF, but will absolutely be required to move to the wing in the NBA to play?

As long as we don't make him play only SG... :D

I give you two cases. First is Thaddeus Young. I think that is exactly who Rodney reminds me of. Similar measurements. Great on defense. Great in transition. Those are the two areas where Williams will shine. Also add in the Ricky factor. And in the halfcourt, his shot is improving, and he is a very underrated passer.

Second is Andrei Kirilenko. No, I am not saying Williams will be Kirilenko. The reason I bring it up is that most say AK is better at PF, the same way people view Rodney. If Williams could learn for a year under Kirilenko, that would be great for his career.

Thaddeus Young is more of a PF then AK47 is though...he basically only plays PF and sucks at SF.
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Post#48 Re: 2013 Draft Targets
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:16 pm by AQuintus

Klomp wrote:I give you two cases. First is Thaddeus Young. I think that is exactly who Rodney reminds me of.


Except that Young is forced to play PF in the NBA because he can't handle the wing.
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Post#49 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:58 am by NikolaPekovic

Idk what u guys are smokin if u think rodney will be a good nba SF...

4th year in college and still cant handle the ball or shoot.



Doesnt this guys game and age sound familiar?

if u dont have ANY wing skills at an NBA level by the time you are a senior in college we can bascially classify you as a WES JOHNSON
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Post#50 Re: 2013 Draft Targets
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:12 am by Klomp

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Klomp wrote:I give you two cases. First is Thaddeus Young. I think that is exactly who Rodney reminds me of.


Except that Young is forced to play PF in the NBA because he can't handle the wing.

So then why will Rodney be "absolutely required to move to the wing" as Esohny states?

If Young can play PF, why can't Rodney? And I think Rodney can play SF too. While he's never going to be a 20 ppg scorer, he knows his role. Defensive stopper. Energy guy.

And I think Rodney has one major strength over Wes Johnson. Defense. Rodney hasn't hid in a Syracuse zone like Wes did.
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Post#51 Re: 2013 Draft Targets
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:47 am by AQuintus

Klomp wrote:So then why will Rodney be "absolutely required to move to the wing" as Esohny states?


Maybe because Rodney and Thaddeus are 2 different players? I don't know. You should ask Esohny.

If Young can play PF, why can't Rodney?


Why would we want him to? We already have Love, Cunningham, and (until he's moved) Williams. There's no need to draft someone whose best position will be at PF.
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Post#52 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:59 am by wildvikeswolves

Ricky Rubio and Rodney Williams = :o

I'm with Klomp on this. Defensive stopper, great energy, and world class athleticism
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Post#53 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:22 am by Worm Guts

NikolaPekovic wrote:Idk what u guys are smokin if u think rodney will be a good nba SF...

4th year in college and still cant handle the ball or shoot.



Doesnt this guys game and age sound familiar?

if u dont have ANY wing skills at an NBA level by the time you are a senior in college we can bascially classify you as a WES JOHNSON


Wes Johnson was very good shooter in college, Rodney Williams is a lot more active. I don't think we're talking about taking Rodney Williams with 4th pick.
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Post#54 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:29 pm by Krapinsky

Hard to see Rodney being a full time NBA player anytime soon. If he sticks somewhere I think he'll be a d-league guy for a while.

Very hard for me to get excited about the draft this year. I mean we have the #2 pick from two years ago and he hardly even plays. Now you're telling me Rodney Williams (who might get picked in the 2nd?) is an impact player?
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Post#55 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Fri Jan 4, 2013 4:07 pm by [RCG]

Assuming we pick in the middle of the 1st I'd put our targets at (Yes I know some of those guys will likely be top-10):

Archie Goodwin (Fr) - SG - Kentucky
Ben McLemore (So) - SG - Kansas
Otto Porter (So) - SF - Georgetown
Dario Saric(18) - SF - Croatia
CJ McCollum (Sr) - PG/SG - Lehigh
Rudy Gobert (20) - C - France
Isaiah Austin - (Fr) - C - Baylor
Tony Mitchell (So) - SF - North Texas
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Post#56 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Fri Jan 4, 2013 4:17 pm by Klomp

[RCG] wrote:Assuming we pick in the middle of the 1st I'd put our targets at (Yes I know some of those guys will likely be top-10):

Archie Goodwin (Fr) - SG - Kentucky
Ben McLemore (So) - SG - Kansas
Otto Porter (So) - SF - Georgetown
Dario Saric(18) - SF - Croatia
CJ McCollum (Sr) - PG/SG - Lehigh
Rudy Gobert (20) - C - France
Isaiah Austin - (Fr) - C - Baylor
Tony Mitchell (So) - SF - North Texas

I'd LOVE Otto Porter. I think he's in that Prince/Kirilenko category of SFs.

Remember too though when projecting out team needs that theres a high probability Bjelica is a Wolf next year. I'm projecting him to take Derrick's role as a PF/SF if he's traded.
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Post#57 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Fri Jan 4, 2013 4:18 pm by AQuintus

At this point, I wouldn't mind it at all if we used assets to move up and get either Goodwin or McLemore.

Edit:

As of right now, we'd have the 16th pick in the draft.

Draftexpress has Archie Goodwin at 8 and Ben McLemore at 9.
NBADraft has Goodwin at 15 (with Minnesota passing on him at 14 for Isiah Austin :roll: ) and McLemore at 2.

Edit 2:

On a sidenote, I'm pretty sure that this is the draft order as of today (1-4-2013):

30. OKC
29. LAC
28. San Antonio
27. Miami
26. Memphis
25. New York
24. Golden State
23. Atlanta
22. Indiana
21. Chicago
20. Houston
19. Milwaukee
18. Brooklyn
17. Denver
16. Minnesota
15. Philly
14. Portland
13. Utah
12. LAL
11. Boston
10. Dallas
9. Toronto
8. Orlando
7. Sacramento
6. Phoenix
5. Detroit
4. Charlotte
3. New Orleans
2. Cleveland
1. Washington
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Post#58 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Fri Jan 4, 2013 5:21 pm by [RCG]

30. OKC - Doug McDermott
29. LAC - Rodney Williams
28. San Antonio - Isaiah Canaan
27. Miami - Jeff Withey
26. Memphis - Andre Roberson
25. New York - Myck Kabongo
24. Golden State - Trey Burke
23. Atlanta - Jamaal Franklin
22. Indiana - CJ Leslie
21. Chicago - Mason Plumlee
20. Houston - Marcus Smart
19. Milwaukee - Sergey Karasey
18. Brooklyn - Adonis Thomas
17. Denver - LeBryan Nash
16. Minnesota - Dario Saric
15. Philly - James McAdoo
14. Portland - Isaiah Austin
13. Utah - CJ McCollum
12. LAL - Tony Mitchell
11. Boston - Rudy Gobert
10. Dallas - Micheal Carter-Williams
9. Toronto - Anthony Bennett
8. Orlando - Alex Len
7. Sacramento - Otto Porter
6. Phoenix - Archie Goodwin
5. Detroit - Ben McLemore
4. Charlotte - Cody Zeller
3. New Orleans - Alex Poythress
2. Cleveland - Nerlens Noel
1. Washington - Shabazz Muhammad

Looks like we might miss out. I would be all for packaging, if we get two 1sts, up to nab Goodwin or McLemore because I don't like any of the guys who'd be available in the 20s. Either that or trade down into the 2nd and stash a guy like Noguiera or Lima.
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Post#59 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Fri Jan 4, 2013 5:44 pm by AQuintus

Doesn't look like you have Goodwin in your draft there. I'd be surprised if he doesn't end up being a one and done guy, even if he might be better off with an extra year at the college level.

With that said, I'm not a fan of the Saric pick. He's a talent and would be a great fit in Adelman's offense, but he's probably going to have to play PF in the NBA, and we already have Love, Cunningham, Williams (until he's traded), and Jumanji Bjelica (similar skill set to Saric).
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Post#60 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Fri Jan 4, 2013 6:54 pm by [RCG]

AQuintus wrote:Doesn't look like you have Goodwin in your draft there. I'd be surprised if he doesn't end up being a one and done guy, even if he might be better off with an extra year at the college level.

With that said, I'm not a fan of the Saric pick. He's a talent and would be a great fit in Adelman's offense, but he's probably going to have to play PF in the NBA, and we already have Love, Cunningham, Williams (until he's traded), and Jumanji Bjelica (similar skill set to Saric).


Sorry I swore I did, and I was surprised when there was no one left at our pick :lol:

And yes, that's what I was angling at with Saric, his fit in Adelman's offense. I'm thinking he can play at SF based on clips but who knows. That and there aren't any guys I'd pick before him later in the draft.
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Post#61 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Fri Jan 4, 2013 7:02 pm by AQuintus

[RCG] wrote:Sorry I swore I did, and I was surprised when there was no one left at our pick :lol:

And yes, that's what I was angling at with Saric, his fit in Adelman's offense. I'm thinking he can play at SF based on clips but who knows. That and there aren't any guys I'd pick before him later in the draft.


From what I've seen and read about Saric, he's going to be too slow footed to defend the SF position in the NBA and will therefore have to play PF, same with Bjelica.
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Post#62 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Fri Jan 4, 2013 7:04 pm by [RCG]

And from a physical standpoint Bjelica looks extremely soft. I'd rather have Williams.
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Post#63 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Sun Jan 6, 2013 12:04 pm by Devilzsidewalk

I've got Otto Porter penciled in as our AK47 replacement down the road.
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Post#64 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Sun Jan 6, 2013 1:02 pm by [RCG]

Kahn needs to find a way to get McLemore & Porter. We'd be set.
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Post#65 Re: NCAA Basketball Thread / 2013 Draft Targe
Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:44 pm by iansportsdude7

He won't go pro this year. But how nice would Nik Stauskas look on catch-and-shoot 3's with Rubio. Mmmmm
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