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Old 03-26-2012, 10:00 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Austin Rivers has declared to enter the NBA draft. Hmmm would we consider picking him if we can gab another lotto pick
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Austin Rivers has declared to enter the NBA draft. Hmmm would we consider picking him if we can gab another lotto pick
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:57 AM   #83 (permalink)
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Draft MKG with our lottery pick. Trade for another using Ed Davis, our 2nd rounder and someone else to draft Austin Rivers.

Calderon
Derozan
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JJ
Amir

Fill out the roster spots from there, I'd be excited...
Ps. Amnesty Kleiza, haha.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:31 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Can someone please tell me why a team that already has a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with Bayless wants Austin Rivers? What am I missing here? The knocks on River's are the same ones we have for Bayless. SG in a PG body, can't run a team, etc...
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:04 PM   #85 (permalink)
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rivers is a couple inches taller and has a decent reach, unlike bayless. i don't think anyone will confuse rivers with a point guard, he's a 2 in a 2's body.

measurements via draftexpress

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/...-Bayless-1067/

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Austin-Rivers-5743/

rivers is 2 inches taller and have a 3 1/2 inches on reach.

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Old 03-28-2012, 03:42 PM   #86 (permalink)
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rivers is a couple inches taller and has a decent reach, unlike bayless. i don't think anyone will confuse rivers with a point guard, he's a 2 in a 2's body.

measurements via draftexpress

DraftExpressProfile: Jerryd Bayless, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook

DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Austin Rivers, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook

rivers is 2 inches taller and have a 3 1/2 inches on reach.
Exactly. Rivers is a 2 and has the height of one, especially when Brad Beal is probably around 6'4 as well (even though he's listed at 6'5.

Rivers can create his own shot extremely well which would be a nice boost for our 2nd unit.
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Exactly. Rivers is a 2 and has the height of one, especially when Brad Beal is probably around 6'4 as well (even though he's listed at 6'5.

Rivers can create his own shot extremely well which would be a nice boost for our 2nd unit.
River's is on the small side for a 2, even the link above say's he an inch taller than Bayless. Rivers can create his own shot but struggles to distribute or kick out off his drives. This is the exact same problem as Bayless. I struggle to see the fascination regarding a player his own team's fans struggled to support.

The guy thinks he's better than he is. You can see it when he plays. He can't get it out of his head he's not the next Kobe. He didn't show much, if any growth towards becoming better at running a team.

But hey with the history of small scoring combo guards leading their teams to success, I can get why you'd want him.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:01 AM   #88 (permalink)
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it says that he's two inches taller. i don't know why you're comparing the two. we're asking bayless to be a point guard and we'd be asking rivers to be a shooting guard. i honestly don't have a problem with either.

i hate duke and i think all their players are extremely overrated, except for this kid. i think the extremely high expectations of this kid coming out of high school has almost made him underrated in terms of where his draft stock lies. i wouldn't be shocked if draft camp and the work-outs make him a top five pick.
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austin rivers has a great combination of skill and talent...and when you look at how irving panned out this year it has to make you bullish on rivers. i would love to grab another lotto pick to try and snag this guy, i think he'll end up being the darkhorse in this draft.
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Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall will enter the 2012 NBA Draft, leaving North Carolina without their three top underclassmen for the 12-13 season.

"It's a great day for three youngsters who are taking another step toward their ultimate goal of playing professional basketball," coach Roy Williams said in a statement. "On a very small stage, it's a sad day for me because I won't get to coach them again. All Tar Heel fans will miss them greatly, as well."

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Aren't most SG's coming into the league more along the 6'4 - 6'5 range anyways?

As long as they have a good reach and solid athleticism, shouldn't be a big problem.
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austin rivers has a great combination of skill and talent...and when you look at how irving panned out this year it has to make you bullish on rivers. i would love to grab another lotto pick to try and snag this guy, i think he'll end up being the darkhorse in this draft.
Getting another loto pick would be great, but we dont have much to offer
Well Caldy maybe, and i think that Lamb will be the dark horse
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Getting another loto pick would be great, but we dont have much to offer
Well Caldy maybe, and i think that Lamb will be the dark horse
ed, both our 2nds, and a future protected 1st maybe? and if lamb falls, and we get a second pick, I hope we grab him
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ed, both our 2nds, and a future protected 1st maybe? and if lamb falls, and we get a second pick, I hope we grab him
I'd love to get a second 1st round pick, that would work for me but I think Ed and both our 2nd rounders would be enough for a 10-15 range.

I've never been overly impressed by Lamb to be honest though, I see him as kind of a Nick Young type player. Anything in particular about his game I might be overlooking? I'd rather take a shot at Rivers over Lamb.
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I'd love to get a second 1st round pick, that would work for me but I think Ed and both our 2nd rounders would be enough for a 10-15 range.
When you would unquestionably take a deal, you have to ask why the other team would. 2nd rounders are largely worthless in trade value. Would you give up the 12th pick for Ed? I can't say I would.
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When you would unquestionably take a deal, you have to ask why the other team would. 2nd rounders are largely worthless in trade value. Would you give up the 12th pick for Ed? I can't say I would.
Depends on what team I am, if I already have some young talent 1-3 why not? Ed was 13th, slated to go earlier had he not been injured and was playing behind Bargs and Amir. Given the minutes he could do very well.

Still, you bring up a good point, but I was just using that suggested trade as an example. I just love the idea of getting another first rounder in the 10-15 range.
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I'd love to get a second 1st round pick, that would work for me but I think Ed and both our 2nd rounders would be enough for a 10-15 range.

I've never been overly impressed by Lamb to be honest though, I see him as kind of a Nick Young type player. Anything in particular about his game I might be overlooking? I'd rather take a shot at Rivers over Lamb.
He is a pure shooter who has proven to be very clutch. Great athlete (although is pretty week because he is skinny) He is 6'5 with crazy wingspan (7'1 I believe) good defender. IMO he has the most potential.. (well ok Davis too).. to be a star in the nba
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