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Viper1500 wrote:McLemore should be the majorities #1 choice
Followed by . . . . . Shabazz or Smart
Ehhhh I agree...but if we got Nerlens I wouldn't complain at all. Gotta at least consider it if we got the #1 pick. But I want McLemore the most.
Noel has a sh*t ton of a potential, but that is all it really is.. I'd be scared picking him. He'll be a solid defensive playing no doubt, but this team needs some consistent scoring. Not another hole on the offensive end
The ideal situation would be to trade either Redick or Afflalo for a pick in this year or next years draft and go for a PG. Jameer has been playing very well this season, so I wouldn't mind waiting one more year. He'll be an amazing mentor to whomever it is this organization drafts.
Marcus Smart or Ben McLemore. I lean towards Smart at the moment.
Damian Lillard/Jameer Nelson Kevin Martin/Jeremy Lamb/Tim Hardaway Jr. Paul George/Andrei Kirilenko/Corey Brewer Carlos Boozer/Nene/Terrence Jones/Donatas Montiejunas Roy Hibbert/Nikola Pekovic/Jermaine O'Neal
While Im leery of big men getting the 2-3 big contracts, I think Noel has to be #1 for us and see if Vuc can fit alongside him in a beastly Vuc-Noel-Nich trio of frontcourt bigs. He looks defensively ready to dominate which will give cover to the rest of the team, and could be a great garbage high fg% cleanup big.
I can't tell if Shabazz is Pierce or Harden like type crafty scoring or not, if true though, he'd be #1 after, or maybe even 1B to Noel.
McLemore is 2nd-3rd after Noel only, if Shabazz doesn't impress enough by the end of the season. Looks like the best athletic and stat favored prospect. Doesn't seem to create yet but he could fit so perfect in a contending team and potentially not blow us too far from a Wiggins gamble in 2014.
Smart is intriguing for the something like Lillard to happen again. MCW and Burke and Kabongo also are interesting and PG is needed.
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I'd go with Noel or Gobert. Gives us an enforcer to team up with Vucevic. Noel and Gobert are also too raw to make a difference next year, thus setting up in a good position to for Wiggins and Co. in the 2014 draft. I think this would be ideal for us, if we pick Muhammad or Mclemore and we end up good enough to be a middle of the pack team in the East, we might be stuck in it for years. At least if we pick a raw talent like Noel or Gobert, we'd be stockpiling on assets and increase our chances of having a solid 1-2 punch inside and outside.
It's Smart for me at this moment quite honestly but me i'm looking at things in terms of the team more than just the absolute best player available. To me our Point Guard situation is appalling Nelson while decent is racking up injuries and is not a spring chicken, Ish looks horrible and Moore is definitely not a point guard. Don't know if i can go another season without it being addressed. If we have the number 1 pick(which i doubt) though i'm not sure i would absolutely take Smart because since we only have 1 pick in the entire draft we have to make it count so everything has to be considered.
Noel is raw but he would be a great pick at number 1, he has a very high ceiling but my concern for him is that he's a little frail he has to change his body.
Mclemore to me i wouldn't like that pick at number 1, honestly i haven't watched him as much but from what people tell me he has great athleticism and great from range. The flipside of that is he can't create for himself if his points don't come in transition then most if not all his points are created for him. Save the Athleticism how is he any different from what Afflalo's bringing us? IDK maybe i have to do more research on him
Shabazz to me would be ok but i'm down on him even before his recent bitch-ass-ness demanding the ball at the end of that game and not celebrating with his teammates, that just screams DIVA. I digress, Shabazz looked great in high school when he was the most physically dominant player on the floor i mean he was a man among boys. In college now he's not as physically dominant and better competition has amplified some of his faults but don't get me wrong he's still playing good basketball.
Cody Zeller? No way, Vucci basically kills any reason to draft him
Now for me this is just preliminary thoughts on who we should be focusing on but honestly there is still some basketball left to be played in the NCAA, i want to see what some of these guys do on the March Madness stage when it's win or go home
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My vote goes for Anthony Bennett, I know he hasn't been mentioned much as far as a top 3 pick. He's got a post game, outside range, explosiveness, power, surprisingly nice handles for a big man. Watch some game tape on him, and tell me what you think.
I get the feeling he would pair greatly with Vuc.
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Shabazz would be a waste of a lottery pick. He might be okay one day but he needs to realize that he's not that good right now and has to work on his game immensely.
Look at *how* he scores, he leaks out in transition every time the ball goes up and crashes the offensive glass as aggressively as possible instead of running back on defense. Thus far he hasn't shown that he can pass, dribble or defend well at the college level. He's averaging less than an assist per game, how does a wing do that?