|12-05-2011, 06:12 PM||#21 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
I still find it incredibly annoying that we've never really been able to draft a decent player OUTSIDE of the lottery (or in the 2nd round). Jeez.... teams find these players every year... why can't we?
|12-06-2011, 04:26 AM||#23 (permalink)|
the gat'll killya quicker, when I'm drunk off the liquor
The Mara sisters are hot!
Join Date: Oct 2009
So, if you're annoyed, you might want to consider Babcock's role in that.
2 - In terms of the 2nd round, it depends what you mean by decent. Rather than just make statements we think are true, why don't we actually look at the facts. I'm gonna do that, in the next part.
The odds of getting a decent rotation player who can last more than 2-3 years in the league are sliim. Most of the 2nd round is crap. If you go back as far as 2000, and then start looking at the 2nd rounders who lasted at least a couple of seasons, this is what you'll find. These are guys who made lineups for a while. A handful are quite good, but most are not even decent.
Between 2000-2010 there were 324 players taken in the second round. This was the cream of the crop. Most of these guys are the type of players you can easily get access to through a minor trade or FA signing. I put a * next to the guys who are massive steals. On average, there is only about 1 per year. A team has under a 10% chance of getting a huge steal. It's not common. The exceptions just stand out in people's minds more. Nobody remembers the 275+ guys who couldn't last 2 seasons in the league.
A lot of these guys are crap, yet they're the best ones.
Dejuan Blair ?
Marcus Thornton (might be a big steal)
Landry Fields (tough to say if he's a huge steal yet, or just a decent one)
Aside from him, nobody from 2010 has showed anything.
Last edited by Bill Haverchuck; 12-06-2011 at 04:36 AM.
|12-08-2011, 09:04 PM||#25 (permalink)|
Jimmy Butler IS The Phantom Menace.
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: The Mighty North Tundra
If you need more proof not to expect much, other than signing Magloire, the Raps only needed to spend $1 million to be at the salary floor. So they are probably there now with Magloire.
They can sign guys like me and still stay within the rules.
Ladies and gentlemen....we are substantially increasing our odds for that #1 pick.
The only question now is who to pick if we win #1:
Anthony Davis has show plenty of skill and besides, he has just one eyebrow and that eyebrow is always frowning! You can't go wrong there.
But Harrison Barnes can do everything. I'd pick him #1.
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