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Official 2013 Draft Thread - Part I

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Post#31 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:18 pm by REDardWIZskin

This teams needs length IMO. Id go Zeller if he was there.
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Post#32 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:42 pm by Upper Decker

DCsOwn wrote:Can Shabazz play the three?

A big-time three and another shooter in the Korver mold would make this potentially a very good team.


I don't care if he can play the 2 or 3. I'm more concerned with his ability to get to the rim. Does he have the ability to be an elite dribble penetrating wing player? There are a zillion wings who can create their own shot, but very few who really excel at taking it to the cup. Beal's a solid player, but if the Wiz take another high lotto wing I'd prefer him to be exceptional at getting to the rack.
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Post#33 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:32 am by BarnabyJones

Upper Decker wrote:
DCsOwn wrote: Beal's a solid player, but if the Wiz take another high lotto wing I'd prefer him to be exceptional at getting to the rack.


Alex Poythress, maybe?
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Post#34 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:52 am by Chocolate City Jordanaire

MikeTheKid wrote:CCJ already posted about Len but I think with the added weight and the fact that his english is alot better and he can understand the play calls and can talk to the guys alot better I think hes going to have a huge season and if he keeps up his high performance play he may be looking at becoming a top 5 pick.


Len is the one Euro I really want EJ to draft (I did like Motiejunas, actually, but not lotto). I know Alex Len will never be a Wizard for that reason--I like his game.
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Post#35 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:50 pm by mhd

Alex Poythress looks really good. He's explosive and can guard multiple positions.
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Post#36 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:20 pm by The Consiglieri

The one thing that makes me happy, other than that if we're gonna suck, suck big time, is that as I mentioned back in July, the consensus top 5-10, for now, is loaded entirely with players of potential need for us. It's true that this looks like another draft where the top prospects are more good prospects, rather than transcendent franchise changers, but the positive is that the entire top 10 is composed of centers and forwards and considering we've got point guard and the 2 guard positions settled for sure, it's nice to know that as long as we don't go all in with stupidity in june, or take the wrong guy like '11, we should land another second tier quality player to build around.

That's something I'm taking solace in, for now.

Best Centers:
1. Noel
2. Zeller
3. Len
4. Adams

Best Power Forwards:
1. McAdoo
2. Austin

Best Small Forwards:
1. Muhammad
2.Poythress
3. Mitchell
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Post#37 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:24 pm by Knighthonor

I like to see Noel next to KS as a 4 and 5.
With Wall at the 1 and maybe JC or Beal at 2 and ?? at three...
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Post#38 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:19 pm by Jay81

no use talking about our 2nd round pick next year since we are drafting Vermilio Trunslesly from the Check republic and stashing him for 4 years
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Post#39 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:13 pm by The Consiglieri

That's if ernie survives this disastrous season. Even he may not be able to skate away from this. He's been in charge of the rebuild for three consecutive offseasons of building, and one dumber than ---- quick fix disaster to save his own arse and/or produce some farcical competitive team for his ailing boss.

I see about 16 winnable games where we'd be favorites based upon our current play. Of course with Wall and Nene back those expectations could change, but stinking out loud early certainly helps our cause if we weant to tank. I now view it as more than reasonable that we'll be 1-15 or so when Wall gets back. Depending upon when we get him. Thag gives us only about 66 or so games with wall with zero to 1 or 2 wins in the bank. That should lock us in at at best 6th or 7th pre-lottery, with a good chance of top 3-5. We already know this team is god awful, and even in the best case scenario would never win squat as constituted so i have no issue stinking out loud for another season to hopefully land a second very good complimentary player in the front court, that would give us four pieces, and from there, we'd begin working the depth angle and free agency, and just hope that Wall, Beal, Seraphin, and a piece from this draft draft could be the base for a legit team. One can dream.

My objective for this season would be to end up in position to draft Zeller, Noel, Muhammad, Len, McAdoo, Poythress, or Tony Mitchell.
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Post#40 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:30 pm by Knighthonor

So any new draft aspects?
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Post#41 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:37 pm by miller31time

I honestly see a lot of guys who play positions of need and could really help this team (and our road ahead).

Muhammed, Noel, Zeller, even guys like Poythress and McAdoo would be solid pickups.
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Post#42 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:08 pm by GhostsOfGil

Why even hope for Muhammad when we know were going to get an unskilled Euro?
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Post#43 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:29 pm by dangermouse

Has Zeller developed a mid range game yet?

If he has i'd take a look at him if we win the lotto. At worst i think he could be a wealthy man's Spencer Hawes, at best i think he could be a white LMA/Chris Webber/Chris Bosh type. He needs some muscle on that frame, but he is a smart guy i think he understands that, and i think he will fill out a bit.
Fri Jul 5, 2013 4:36 am by dangermouse
dangermouse wrote:44 is my best guess.

I think we make the playoffs, no lower than 6th seed.
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Post#44 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:32 pm by Knighthonor

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Post#45 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:45 pm by miller31time

Knighthonor wrote:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/21/138-point-game-jack-taylor-grinnell-basketball_n_2170944.html

Wow this dude got 138 points...


And 0 assists.

Impressive from an outward view. Everything that's wrong with basketball from a closer view.
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Post#46 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:53 pm by Halcyon

REDardWIZskin wrote:This teams needs length IMO. Id go Zeller if he was there.

Pretty sure Zeller has alligator arms. His wingspan is only 6'8'', not sure what his standing reach is but his brother had a medicore standing reach at 8' 8.5" with a 7' wingspan...
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Post#47 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:03 am by miller31time

Halcyon wrote:
REDardWIZskin wrote:This teams needs length IMO. Id go Zeller if he was there.

Pretty sure Zeller has alligator arms. His wingspan is only 6'8'', not sure what his standing reach is but his brother had a medicore standing reach at 8' 8.5" with a 7' wingspan...


This team is in no position to draft based on positional need -- we need to draft the best basketball player.
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Post#48 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:18 am by Halcyon

But size matters in being the best basketball player at the center position...

I'm definitely going to track Polythress throughout the season, to see if he has any ability driving to the basket. Shabazz too obviously, but I'm fearful of his lack of work ethic.

Hopefully somebody rises to the top of this draft class, got nothing else to hope for.
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Post#49 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:31 am by DMVleGeND

Halcyon wrote:But size matters in being the best basketball player at the center position...

I'm definitely going to track Polythress throughout the season, to see if he has any ability driving to the basket. Shabazz too obviously, but I'm fearful of his lack of work ethic.

Hopefully somebody rises to the top of this draft class, got nothing else to hope for.


Why do you think that?
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Post#50 Re: ~~~2013 (DRAFT) thread ~~~tank it!!
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:31 am by Jay81

not really impressed with Zeller or Shahbazz at this point. Shahbazz is another guy with a weird hitch in his shot but he is probably a better fit for us than Zeller. I like Noel too....gives us something we lack
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