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Post#466 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Wed Dec 5, 2012 10:33 pm by BaunceyChillups

What a great sequence there by Smart. Buries a three, steals the ball on the inbounds and gets an assist.
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Post#467 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Thu Dec 6, 2012 10:22 am by Cigamodnalro

http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2012/12/poll ... -pick.html

Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com surveyed 35 NBA executives, most of whom said they'd rather trade the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft than select from a thoroughly disappointing crop of prospects that lacks a franchise-changer like last year's No. 1, Anthony Davis (Twitter link). One GM called the field, "The worst I've ever seen."

"I'd trade the pick for sure," another GM said. "No one wants to pick first this year -- and no one can live up to the No. 1 billing."

Goodman compares the draft class to 2006, when Andrea Bargnani was taken first overall and Adam Morrison, Shelden Williams and Tyrus Thomas were also top-five picks. No prospect among this year's bunch was favored by a majority of the executives Goodman polled, though Indiana center Cody Zeller garnered 31% of the vote. Kentucky's Nerlens Noel was second, with 23%.

Zeller's defensive shortcomings worry the executives, while Noel's offense and skinny frame similarly concern them. UCLA two-guard Shabazz Muhammad, the DraftExpress.com No. 1 prospect, tied for third in Goodman's poll amid doubts about his shooting and athleticism. Maryland center Alex Len, who tallied 11% of the vote just like Muhammad, has shot up draft boards thanks to the weight he added this summer, Goodman writes.

Others garnering votes as the No. 1 pick include Alex Poythress, Rudy Gobert, Tony Mitchell, Archie Goodwin and Anthony Bennett, though many of the executives say they wouldn't be surprised if someone emerges "out of nowhere," much like Andrew Bogut did in 2005.
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Post#468 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Thu Dec 6, 2012 10:32 am by BaunceyChillups

This draft class will probably better than 2010 but it's not like execs will admit it after they all hyped John Wall as the best point guard prospect since Magic Johnson
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Post#469 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Dec 8, 2012 12:03 pm by Def Swami

Good games on the college circuit today. Portland vs. UK on now if you want to check Noel, Goodwin, and Poythress.
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Post#470 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Dec 8, 2012 1:02 pm by thelead

I love watching the media turn on Shabazz and say everything I've been saying even before he played a college game.
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Post#471 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Dec 8, 2012 2:13 pm by thelead

Hey look, McLemore is balling early. 3's, D, and dunks :D
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I don't get the attachment to Harris. What about his game indicates he is anything more than just 'a guy'? The evidence for him being more than that just isn't there.
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Post#472 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Dec 8, 2012 7:14 pm by Noonskadoodle

Syracuse Michael Carter-Williams is somebody to watch out for. 6'6" PG averaging 12 points 6 boards & I believe leads the country at 9.6 assists a game.

Been climbing charts.

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Post#473 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Dec 8, 2012 7:42 pm by magicman123

i like tall point guards, but 6'6 is too much, they rarely pan out being that tall
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Post#474 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Dec 8, 2012 7:47 pm by MagicFan32

Carter-Williams is very good based on the 2 games i've seen, but i agree, not an NBA PG
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I think if you put McGee back then, he would get those blocks just as easily as Russell did. Russell's athleticism was well ahead of the players of his time, and that's about it.
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Post#475 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sun Dec 9, 2012 1:43 am by Def Swami

I've always had this superstitious beef with drafting players from Syracuse. Outside of Melo, I can't remember really good players in the modern day game that have come from Syracuse. There have certainly been a lot of busts.

With that said, I like MCW's game. If we're in the late lottery (12-14) he may be a decent option.
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Post#476 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sun Dec 9, 2012 3:13 am by Zmill

I am an Illini fan so I am a little biased but Brandon Paul is going to skyrock in draft stock this year. Was originally projected to go in the 2nd rd/undrafted but he has a really nice offensive game and can do things other than scoring as well. Even though he is 6"4 his great wing span and athleticism make up for it and he is actually a pretty good defender. He is successfully playing a lot of PG this year which is interesting as well.. Bp3 is definitely climbing charts.

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Post#477 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sun Dec 9, 2012 11:25 am by Def Swami

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Said all year, PG is deepest position in college basketball but nobody had the court vision of Cuse 's MCW. His size doesn't hurt either.

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I'd don't profession to know whether Brandon Paul is 1st or 2nd rounder but, damn, he has the game/style of NBA player. Doesn't he?
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Post#478 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sun Dec 9, 2012 3:19 pm by Cigamodnalro

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Post#479 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:56 pm by Big Boss

Got to admit i like Brandon Paul's game, right now i believe he's a second rounder? i know we have a second round pick so depending on whether we'll keep any second round picks this season would he be a good pickup?
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Post#480 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:13 am by Def Swami

Bobby Ray wrote:Got to admit i like Brandon Paul's game, right now i believe he's a second rounder? i know we have a second round pick so depending on whether we'll keep any second round picks this season would he be a good pickup?

I could have sworn our 2nd round pick goes to Cleveland this year.
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Post#481 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:20 pm by Def Swami

New mock draft have Cavs selecting Brandon Paul in the 2nd round. That could be our pick if Otis hadn't given it away.
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Post#482 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:38 am by MagicFan32

we own GSW 2nd though.
I think our optimal situation has us taking a perimeter scoring type and a pg

Hopefully we can acquire another first Burke/Goodwin/Smart/MCW/McLemore/Bazz/Young would all be good chances for us to take

Noel is a total wildcard, he's either gonna be a total bust or be very good he fills the stat sheet, 11 pts, 10 boards, 3.5 blocks 3 steals 2 assists those are great numbers for an NBA player even if that's all he is
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I think if you put McGee back then, he would get those blocks just as easily as Russell did. Russell's athleticism was well ahead of the players of his time, and that's about it.
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Post#483 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:02 am by Noonskadoodle

Tomorrow night on ESPN its the Harrison twins:





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Then following that game Jabari Parker plays:



THAT 2014 DRAFT IS GONNA BE SO SICK,
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Post#484 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:14 am by Noonskadoodle

NBADRAFTnet currently has us drafting:

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Post#485 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:26 am by MagicFan32

I don't like tony mitchell at all, all the negatives in that video point to something the magic will NOT touch, he seems like another Javale McGee, but Javale atleast tries most of the time

Andrew Harrison is my 2nd favorite player for 2014 after Wiggins, he's a DRose clone
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I think if you put McGee back then, he would get those blocks just as easily as Russell did. Russell's athleticism was well ahead of the players of his time, and that's about it.
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