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Post#1 Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:46 pm by Pancho_Pantera

Would like us to go with a big man again but tbh whoever is projected to be the next big thing.
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Post#2 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:54 pm by JF5

I honestly don't care

Who ever will be a Superstar for this team for the future.

I think after that pick in the incoming years you draft more with more thought on position.
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Post#3 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:00 am by Nemesis21

Well you could go PG, if you don't think Moore can do it. Or you can go center if Vuvecic is not capable or moved. All other positions have nice young core.


PG Moore
SG Afflalo
SF Harkless
PF Nicholson
C Vuvecic

If you go Center, who do you like more Noel or Zeller? If you go PG, Kabongo or Ian Miller.
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Post#4 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:07 am by Viper1500

Our pick will be top 8, so you obviously go with the best player, no matter the position. This team has no all stars, no position is taken.
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Post#5 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:11 am by AdamTheGreek

You guys are kind of jumping the gun.
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Post#6 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:14 am by Big Boss

For me it's PG all the way. Ish is definitely not the answer and nelson god bless his heart but he seems like he gets injured every year man and he ain't getting any younger. Moore isn't a PG at the end of the day so to me there is a spot wide open for our PG of the future plus there is no bigs in this upcoming draft that intrigues me at all so i'm keeping my eye on the PG's in this NCAA season. Got my eye on Lorenzo Brown and a few others

Draft a PG and have Nelson groom him until it's his time to take over and then Nelson can transition to the bench that is if he's still here. If our pick is top 3 then we should go BPA but any lower than that i think we should consider needs a bit more.

In my opinion we don't need to worry about the Center position because i don't think any Big in this years draft is as valuable as Vucevic could end up being. Nicholson is in my opinion the real deal at PF so all he needs is time to get better so no need there at PF. Harkless has a lot riding on him so i doubt we get another SF prospect. Afflalo is going to be here for a while at SG so to me all there's left is PG
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Post#7 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:15 am by ahunterknight

Why would you draft a pg when it's the deepest position in the league I would honestly draft Noel even though I'm not that high on him and hope we get wiggins next year
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Post#8 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:05 am by Javanar

NBA is full of power forwards, but quality centers are in short supply. Moreover this team is in trouble with rebounding. Too early to talk but getting a quality center in next years draft would be fantastic.
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Post#9 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:51 am by SmiteaDwight

The ranking of the prospects may change throughout the year. Last year Anthony Davis wasnt considered the best player until he proved it during the season at Kentucky.

No one''s position on the team is safe right now, so I think we take the best player regardless.
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Post#10 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:51 am by MagicFan32

To early to tell
we'll probably trade for another first by the TDL.

Until I see someone better, Shabazz will remain no.1 but I like James McAdoo alot, and Cody Zeller is NOT a "white stiff" he's actually very athletic for his size.

I'm hoping Noel shows alot of improvement, or he's Thabeet 2.0

Wanna see more Harrow, CJ McCollum could be the Lilliard of the draft
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Post#11 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:24 am by trebone

take best available player. it will be the following draft where we have a chance at a top tier talent, as it looks now ther are no superstar players in this draft unless someone blows up during the NCAA season
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Post#12 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:37 am by Driguez

Nothing says "we suck" like a draft thread 6 games into the season. :)
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Post#13 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:44 am by drsd

NBAdraf.net has a story on potential PGs.
2013 NBA Draft: Top 10 Point Guard Prospects

Orlando looks to draft from 7-10, and that is quite above the depth expected for any PG or combo guard. The coming draft is seen as weak at the PG/combo-guard level.

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Post#14 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:04 pm by mcaul55

SmiteaDwight wrote:The ranking of the prospects may change throughout the year. Last year Anthony Davis wasnt considered the best player until he proved it during the season at Kentucky.

No one''s position on the team is safe right now, so I think we take the best player regardless.


Don't know where this is coming from. He was the projected #1 pick since the McDonalds All American game in high school, no one ever wavered on that.
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Post#15 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:19 pm by Tarot Magician

BPA. Or if Orlando's pick is really high, tempt other teams with a Chris Webber for Penny+picks type of draft day trade.

If we were to select by position, I'd go for a defensive center. Slide Vucevic to 4 and run twin towers. Wouldn't be at the level of Duncan/Robinson or Sampson/Olajuwan, but it'd be an interesting setup to run.
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Post#16 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:01 pm by BadMofoPimp

As long as it is not someone that ends up being like Darko, Kwame or Thabeet, then I would be happy. There are no guarantees that players drafted become stars. That is why it is called a Lottery.
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Post#17 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:02 pm by BaunceyChillups

drsd wrote:NBAdraf.net has a story on potential PGs.
2013 NBA Draft: Top 10 Point Guard Prospects

Orlando looks to draft from 7-10, and that is quite above the depth expected for any PG or combo guard. The coming draft is seen as weak at the PG/combo-guard level.

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7-10? Only Detroit is worse than the Magic.
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Post#18 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:35 pm by Def Swami

Always draft BPA. But hopefully it's a center with defensive tenacity or a point guard with potential.

Damian Lillard gives me hope. He wasn't on anyone's radar until late last season and then proved himself in workouts and the combine. He's showing he has what it takes to be a great point guard. It doesn't seem like a strong draft at the moment, but I hope a few gems emerge by the end of the season.
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Post#19 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:21 pm by Big Boss

Reason why i say Guard is because that's what the league is now and going into the future. It's a guards league and with Nelson on the wrong side of 30 constantly injured i wouldn't mind having some piece of mind at the PG position. IDK maybe it's just me but i value the PG position very highly because i can't think of a contender in the NBA that doesn't have at least an above average PG. I'm also eyeing C.J. McCollum and i'm seeing the Damian Lillard comparison in that he is in a small school but he is balling having just dropped 36 on Baylor i believe. He will probably go lottery and i hope we're scouting him just in case. Those who don't know look him up and i doubt you won't be impressed even with the fact he's playing at a small school but look at Lillard who came from Weber State
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Post#20 Re: Who do we draft with our lottery pick?
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:28 pm by MANchildDYNASTY

Bongo!
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