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jeffb 05-19-2012 08:20 AM

NBA Draft: Top 10 SG's
 
NBA Draft: Top 10 Shooting Guards | NBADraft.net

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1. Jeremy Lamb 6-6 180 SG UConn So.


Jeremy Lamb
Lamb is arguably the most dynamic perimeter scorer in the country when you consider his shot-creating/making abilities in the 15-25 foot range. He's a better shooter than his percentage suggests, and with arms long enough to row a paddle-less canoe, Lamb should get plenty of clean releases. Because of his offensive takeover capabilities, his upside surpasses Bradley Beal's, however a down-year showing a lack of leadership might have put a scare into NBA evaluators. Individual mentoring and daily practice reps with professionals can only help Lamb achieve his potential.

2. Bradley Beal 6-4 195 SG Florida Fr.

Though undersized for a natural two-guard, Beal has the NBA body (6'8 wingspan) to help mitigate his inch or two disadvantage. He'll become a fixture at the off-guard slot because of his pure shooting stroke and athleticism to defend, though his ceiling remains limited because his size. Still, Beal finished the season strong and has positioned himself as the safest choice of any off-guard in the draft pool.

3. Austin Rivers 6-4 203 SG Duke Fr.

Rivers has the talent required to score at the pro level, but lacks the size and strength to get easy buckets. Adjusting to his new role is a process, so any freshman blemishes shouldn't be magnified. He shot a respectable 36% from downtown while leading the Blue Devils in scoring. His offensive game is eerily similar to OJ Mayo's, although he doesn't have his build just yet. And while some question his attitude, I think it's just a side effect of a competitive drive and desire to be the best. Accepting the role and improving off the ball will give him the best shot as sustaining a 25-30 minute nightly assignment.

4. Terrence Ross 6-6 190 SG Washington So.

Though not as elusive off the dribble as the three mentioned above him, Ross' combination of athleticism, shot-making and defensive potential make him a multidimensional contributor. Ross showed an improved ability to create and finish in isolation operating on the perimeter, but has more promise as a complimentary piece at the next level. With so many likeable NBA qualities, Ross could be a steal from #15 on.


Doron Lamb
5. Doron Lamb 6-4 195 SG Kentucky So.

What strikes me about Lamb is his efficiency playing a position that's vulnerable to low-percentage basketball. Lamb shot 47% from the floor, 46% from three, 82% from the stripe and turned it over once every 31 minutes as a combo-guard. He's a safe bet to find a prominent role because of his natural shooting stroke and deceptive scoring ability. Rarely rattled by misses or pressure moments, Lamb has shined in situations where Kentucky needed a bucket. A solid athlete and willing defender, he's likely to strengthen and provide depth to an NBA backcourt.

LOG 05-19-2012 08:59 AM

If we get a sg i hope it's either Lamb or Beal

jeffb 05-19-2012 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by LOG (Post 645006)
If we get a sg i hope it's either Lamb or Beal



Me too. With Rivers being my 3rd choice, I have a feeling he's going to be another Steph Curry.

LOG 05-19-2012 09:09 AM

well we don't have to think about sg's because we are going to win the lottery and get Davis :mischief:

jeffb 05-19-2012 09:13 AM

I know nothing about Doron Lamb, but he sounds like he could be a pretty good player.

LOG 05-19-2012 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 645011)
I know nothing about Doron Lamb, but he sounds like he could be a pretty good player.

You didn't watch any of the Kentucky's games? :confused2:

jeffb 05-19-2012 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by LOG (Post 645014)
You didn't watch any of the Kentucky's games? :confused2:


Not really. Didn't watch much NCAA this year. I watched a couple games, but I still don't know much about him.

LOG 05-19-2012 09:53 AM

but didn't you want to see AD playing?

Chiggmo 05-19-2012 09:58 AM

I want Beal more than lamb

jeffb 05-19-2012 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by LOG (Post 645019)
but didn't you want to see AD playing?

Like I said, I watched a couple games. But not as much as I would have liked. And I was able to watch bits & pieces of games but very few full games.

RaptorsandBuckeye FaN 05-19-2012 11:42 AM

I would like William Buford in the 2nd round but that could be the homer in me.

Windex 05-19-2012 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by RaptorsandBuckeye FaN (Post 645049)
I would like William Buford in the 2nd round but that could be the homer in me.

has more value than Austin Rivers
anyone that can play defence... or was Lighty that was the good defender?


also look at John Jenkins

RaptorsandBuckeye FaN 05-19-2012 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Windex (Post 645067)
has more value than Austin Rivers
anyone that can play defence... or was Lighty that was the good defender?

It was Lighty that was the very good defender. I think he might get signed somewhere as a bench player next year. He did one year in Europe this year.

Buford has a solid jumper and size.


DSWC 05-19-2012 02:08 PM

I think Beal goes before Lamb. nbadraft.net isn't the most reliable of mock draft sources, and they seem pretty stubborn at times. I remember them keeping Derrick Williams as the #1 pick in their mock draft all through the process -even though it was clear that Kyrie was going #1 overall - right up until the last couple of days. I think they get enamoured with a prospect, and keep them overrated on their mocks.

Superjudge 05-19-2012 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by RaptorsandBuckeye FaN (Post 645068)
It was Lighty that was the very good defender. I think he might get signed somewhere as a bench player next year. He did one year in Europe this year.

Buford has a solid jumper and size.

William Buford Highlights - Glad You Came | HD - YouTube

this kid is the bomb, he didnt miss one shot in that whole video...jesus!

RaptorsandBuckeye FaN 05-19-2012 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 645226)
this kid is the bomb, he didnt miss one shot in that whole video...jesus!

Amazing, right? Next MJ.

box92 05-20-2012 01:17 AM

if we get lamb or beal in this draft, I would be more than happy


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