NBA.com: Race for #1 pick - Page 3
Old 01-30-2011, 03:59 PM   #41 (permalink)
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What about Ferdette (sp?) on BYU? Guys been a BEAST, and has high praise from KD. Lookin better than the rests of these bust lotto picks in this crap draft.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:13 PM   #42 (permalink)
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What about Ferdette (sp?) on BYU? Guys been a BEAST, and has high praise from KD. Lookin better than the rests of these bust lotto picks in this crap draft.
If there is one player whose skills are not going to translate to the NBA, I chose that guy. And if you think Jose is a libility on defence.....
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:39 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Just thought you guys would like to read an article about the draft.

NBA Draft: Stock Watch | NBADraft.net

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This year's draft is shaping up to be a very interesting one as there is no clear-cut No. 1 pick. Much like 2006, this is a weaker draft without any immediate franchise changers or great depth. Projecting the first round is much more challenging with the level of talent down from most years
That's just fantastic... freaking fantastic. The year Raps are actually tanking, it's not even a good draft like 2006... you know where we selected Bargnani.
There have been no franchise players from that draft and I believe only 2 all-stars in Rondo and Roy... speaking of Roy, I wonder if he can recover from his injury and get his career back on track so right now.

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Some may question Sullinger, or Derrick Williams, who occupied the top spot last week as legit No. 1 candidates, but considering that every prospect has their flaws, it's a wide-open race. Perry Jones (inconsistency/lack of intensity), Kyrie Irving (injured/small/not overly athletic), Enes Kanter (unproven at high level/hasn't played/injury concerns - knee), Terrence Jones (maturity/body language), Derrick Williams (lack of defense/position/true 6-9?), Jared Sullinger (weight/mobility).
They have Sullinger ranked first, then Williams, Jones and Irving. Sullinger and Williams are both PF, although some say Williams could be a SF.

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Rising

Williams has been on a meteoric rise all season with efficiency numbers that are sure to make John Hollinger's heart skip a beat. His efficiency is mind boggling, as he's averaging 2.15 points per shot, hitting 62 percent from the floor and 70 percent (19-27) from 3-point range. His 19.7 ppg and 8.1 rpg are coming in 29 minutes per game.

A number of scouts have mentioned him as a player being discussed as a top pick and more than one team has him atop their draft board. His natural NBA position, however, is up for debate. He's considered a SF by some scouts and a PF by others. He'll have a chance to play both positions, but has the length (7-foot wingspan) and explosiveness to compensate in any height shortcomings. If he measures 6-foot-9 in shoes as he did at the Amare Skills Academy, or more precisely 6-foot-8 barefoot, that will give his No. 1-overall-pick chances a boost.

Said one scout: "He's been playing as well as anybody. Why couldn't he go No. 1?"

Another scout said this: "I'd love to see what he could do if he was actually playing with a decent point guard. Teams are able to double and triple team him, focusing all of their defensive focus on him, and he's still killing it."
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Harrison Barnes 6-8 215 SF UNC Fr.

Barnes has fallen considerably from his early season perch as the top-overall pick. He has not found a comfort zone and appears to be thinking too much instead of just reacting and playing instinctually. He's shown the ability to step up his play late in games, knocking down a game winner against Miami and hitting some clutch shots in prior games. However, his inability to put together consistent 40 minutes and struggling to stand out is a real concern.

The consensus is that Barnes is no longer considered a lottery pick for this year's draft. "If he didn't have the reputation coming in, I'm not sure I would have even taken notes on him," said one scout.
It wouldn't be a terrible idea to draft Williams with the idea of converting him to SF assuming Irving and Jones get picked with the top two picks. We have Amir and Davis at PF (Davis looks our future PF).

Barnes pretty much just sucks now. I believe it's becoming a sure thing he will go in the 2012 draft instead.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:35 AM   #44 (permalink)
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What's more important, is who are the top ten guys in this summer's NBA draft? Teams will definately start throwing more games when they learn who is eligable.
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Klay Thompson, Washington State, blowing up this year, has NBA range. Keep your hands off, he's gonna be a Blazer after we tank. Memphis is right on our ass
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