Raps leaning towards Bledsoe over Bradley?
Old 06-21-2010, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Chad Ford reported in his latest ESPN draft buzz post,
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"While I've been hearing for weeks now that Bradley has the edge on Bledsoe, I had a trusted source tell me over the weekend that it may be Bledsoe who gets the nod in Toronto."
Ford then posted a 1-20 mock draft from one of the leagues GM's. At #13 the GM had the Rap's taking Bledsoe, Ford wrote this underneath the selection.
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"That's the first major surprise I've heard so far. I've had them higher on Avery Bradley for months ... but maybe he knows something I don't."
The GM had Bradley going 18 to the Heat.

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Old 06-21-2010, 04:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If this news is correct the raps are probably thinking Bradley can't handle PG duties. I've heard that he is pretty horrendous at passing off the pick-and-roll, but he was an interesting pick considering his body of work on the defensive side. There still remain a lot of questions about Bledsoe's game, can he run an offense? can he guard NBA 1's? will his set shot be effective in the association?
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I wouldn't mind either, put right now, I like Bledsoe. He can play D like Bradley, put he also can play like a PG on the offensive end. He reminds me of Westbrook.
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Damn it, why do we even need a PG-undersized SG? It makes no sense.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've been looking at both players long and hard and im torn between the two. Both players have their pros and cons but im only looking at the pros. On one hand we have Bradley who reminds me very much of a Rondo-type player, length.pause,pesky defender, athletic, etc and I LOVE that. But on the other hand Bledsoe is incredibly fast, consistent shooter and has a great build which is good for absorbing contact in the paint. Either way both players have something the Raptors desperately need!
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Bledsoe reminds me of Nate Robinson.
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Bledsoe reminds me of Nate Robinson.
I would say he has more upside then Nate Robinson. Sort of reminds of a bigger, better version of Ty Lawson.
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Bawari, when you say pause, do you mean poise?
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Bawari, when you say pause, do you mean poise?
Nope I mean pause. I said it because I listed a few things I like about Bradley such as his length, now to some that might come off as homosexual as in the length of his penis size and pause is said after something that may be taken as homosexual, for example.

Pull it out, pause.

Kobe looked good going to the hole, pause.

and in my case: Bradley has great length, pause.

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few writers are comparing him to marcus banks...
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few writers are comparing him to marcus banks...
Bledsoe or Bradley? either way neither of them will turn out like Banks.
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Bledsoe or Bradley? either way neither of them will turn out like Banks.
Eric Bledsoe | NBADraft.net

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Notes: Blesdoe was recruited as a point guard out of High School, but with the presence of John Wall has played mostly two guard. It's difficult to appraise his floor leadership and game management until he has the full lead guard reins. Due to that he is regarded as a high risk, high reward, potential based draft pick ...
a 6'1 guard with the mentality of a 2 guard? bradley please.
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a 6'1 guard with the mentality of a 2 guard? bradley please.
Meh, i dont see it. I just hope one of them proves otherwise.
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Bradley all the way. All signs seem to point to us taking Bradley if we keep the pick. Bledsoe is also projected as a late first rounder, pbly not worth the 13th pick.
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a 6'1 guard with the mentality of a 2 guard? bradley please.
NBADraft.net is not a handbook for success in the association. For instance, some of their comparison's include Yi Jianlian to Pau Gasol and Marco Belinelli to Ray Allen.

Bradley is the undersized 2 guard, who has only been a wing scorer/defender, never played PG in HS/College and he struggles to create offensive looks for others.

Bledsoe played PG in HS and was a five star recruit. He was forced off the ball at Kentucky b/c of Wall (the first time in his career this occurred). NBADraft.net's analysis is only taking into consideration his one year at kentucky.
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NBADraftnet isn't the #1 place to get your stuff
he played a lot of SG in college because JWall was the PG and he has to work on protecting the ball

The most apparent example of Bledsoe’s role for Kentucky last season lies in his spot up percentages. Some 35.3% of his possessions were spot ups, the highest percentage in this group by more than 10%. In the same vein, his 4.9% pick and roll rate is by far the lowest. Whatever team drafts Bledsoe will surely need to play him alongside an additional ball-handler, as he clearly isn’t ready to handle full-time playmaking responsibilities himself, at least initially.

Despite not projecting as a shooting guard on the next level, Bledsoe would have some nice tools to play the two. He ranks as the third most efficient shooter in this group in terms of points per-shot from jumpers at 1.08 per-attempt. Despite hitting just 35.3% of his jump shots off the dribble, Bledsoe shot a ridiculous 66.7% adjust field goal percentage in unguarded catch and shoot situations. Should he land with a team with a shooting guard capable of distributing the ball, Bledsoe could add some nice things off the bench given the athleticism he offers along with his shooting and get a chance to refine his lead guard skills and cut down on mistakes over time.

From DraftExpress.com DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Eric Bledsoe, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook
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Should he land with a team with a shooting guard capable of distributing the ball, Bledsoe could add some nice things off the bench given the athleticism he offers along with his shooting
Yeah, well with Hedo out and Turner not coming in, there is nobody but Jose who can move the ball.

Bradley is Rodney Stuckey and Bledsoe is Will Bynum?
Both not-so-PG, explosive to the rim and a bit undersized

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NBADraftnet isn't the #1 place to get your stuff
he played a lot of SG in college because JWall was the PG and he has to work on protecting the ball
In the same vein, his 4.9% pick and roll rate is by far the lowest. Whatever team drafts Bledsoe will surely need to play him alongside an additional ball-handler, as he clearly isnít ready to handle full-time playmaking responsibilities himself, at least initially.
Wouldn't the pick and roll statistic be dependent on the system, and having John Wall at the point? Kentucky ran a dribble-drive offense, not a pick-and-roll, Wall would have relatively low percentages for the p and r too. Also Wall's immense talent at driving the lane lead to Bledsoe playing in the corner 3 position, hence his hefty spot-up percentages.

I think Bledsoe will be turnover prone as a rookie, because every rookie PG is turnover prone (even Jose lol). But he isn't a two guard in a PG's body like Bradley. Bledsoe will be able to run an offense, and a Bargs/Bledsoe pick and roll game could develop into something special.

I've heard KU players speak the Wall v. Bledsoe team practices and how it was like a track meet. Maybe BC is hoping he can finally turn this team into a transition offense like in PHX.
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Nope I mean pause. I said it because I listed a few things I like about Bradley such as his length, now to some that might come off as homosexual as in the length of his penis size and pause is said after something that may be taken as homosexual, for example.

Pull it out, pause.

Kobe looked good going to the hole, pause.

and in my case: Bradley has great length, pause.

Hope that helped.
this is some of the dumbest shit i have ever read. who cares if someone thinks you are gay, and who really thinks you mean cock length when you talk about an nba player? for crying out loud what the fuck is this world coming to?
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