2010 Draft Watch

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by KGREG, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. LA Dre

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    I played it six times and finally we got Evan Turner on the my last try at the second pick, Ed Davis once at the 7th pick and the other four times we kept landing Al Farouq-Amin at the 6th pick.
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    Hopefully, we get three tries.
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    Thanks. Very clear summary of the process. So the 6th pick will be decided by a separate drawing between us and the Sixers after the main drawing?
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    MJO77 First Round Draft Pick

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    1st try.
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    John Wall goes #14?
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    MJO77 First Round Draft Pick

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    Problem?[​IMG]
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    That's pretty dang funny right there!
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    Awesome.
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    Go figure huh?

    I was under the impression that we would be 7th automatically due to us winning 3 of 4 against Philly.

    Now we're all hoping for #6 vs #7-#10 when 2 weeks ago #3-#6 could have been sewn up.


    For some reason after all of this I'm not surprised. :)
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    That being said, if the Pistons get the #2 pick again I am hoping Joe picks up the phone and asks Danny if he is still "on" for Rodney, Rip, and Tay for Rondo, Perk, and filler.

    Draft Turner and continue building....
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    I don't think the Celtics will trade Rondo or Perkins. Rondo's on the cusp of becoming an elite PG.
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    ......And with the luck that we have, that sixth pick will turn out to be the jewel of the draft...

    If they had not come back to win vs the Twolves we would have possibly had 104 chances of getting the top spot instead of 53:yellowprison:.... oh well
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    I'm confident Guys..

    I Mean.. look at these Years draft..

    Wall
    Turner
    Favors

    Probably in the top 3 picks, perhaps not in that order..

    Then we can say that probably DeMarcus Cousins fit in with the 4th pick.

    But what then?

    There is a lot of players like Aminu, Greg Monroe, Wes Johnson, Ed Davis, Cole Aldrich.

    So imagine this order:

    Wall
    Turner
    Favors
    Cousins
    W.Johnson
    Aminu
    And then the Pistons can Pick between Cole Aldrich, Ed Davis, Greg Monroe.

    I'm not saying that this 3 guys will be all-stars.. but I think that all of them can contribute to our game.

    Besides that I still think that there are some players like Hassan Whiteside, Jan Vesely and Donatas Motiejunas who can be important in the NBA, maybe not in their Rookie year but maybe as sophomores or a few more years.

    What I'm trying to say is that if we don't get a top 3 pick, it's nothing to worry about, I mean.. we still have things that other teams would love to have that we can trade (Rip, J-Max, And, sadly, but true, Prince.. Who i don't want to leave Detroit :( )

    Sorry guys if made mistakes writing in english!! :D

    Pistons Out of Playoffs BUT I'M STILL bleeding Pistons' Blue!!!! :D
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    Good post, S.J.

    You are correct. Even if the Pistons select #7 or #8, they will get a very solid player that will be an integral part of the 2010-11 rotation.
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    Since I'm not as experienced basketball expert as alot of you guys are I don't know exactly how well scouted the top drafts in the NBA are but since we are talking about such huge organizations and revenues I'm going to assume it's just as well done as in the NHL. Imo this leads to a bust such as Darko is pure bad luck since the, let's say, top 5 draft prospects are so ridiculously scouted that these picks can almost be compared to a perfect market because of the amount of information gathered by all clubs involved. Most of the clubs will have the same ranking 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 with some smaller differences like 1, 3, 2, 5, 4 or 2, 1, 3, 4, 5 and some clubs might differ a bit more because of specific needs, maybe something like 3, 1, 2, 4, 5.

    If this is true, which I believe it is, it means we need A LOT more early busts to conclude that JD:s weakness is early picks. I would say the GM:s draft skill (or more the scouting department) is much more determined by the success of the late choices were teams rank the players alot more differently. A good example of a team which is successful in this department for you Detroiters is Red Wings. They seem to strike gold with their 6th round picks time after time and that is a sign of good drafting.

    I don't have a list over the successful late picks by Red Wings but take a look at the Swedes in Detroit (Kronwall of Pain excluded since he was drafted 29th) for example:

    Johan Franzen, 97th overall, 2004.
    Tomas Holmström, 257th overall, 1994.
    Niclas Lidström, 53rd overall, 1989.
    Henrik Zetterberg, 210th overall, 1999.

    Pretty decent results imo.

    This might be completely off since I assumed the scouting works in the same way as in the NHL so keep that in mind before you flame me. :)
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    This may not serve as much reassurance, but historically the 6th pick is one of the most ill-fated picks in the top 10.
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    That is amazing how deep in the draft other teams can go. Football makes sense since everyone is so specialized in their possitions. But Hockey I would think should be similiar to bball in that there is a certain core skill set that all players must possess. Perhaps it's just that the rosters are so much larger in Hockey so there are more players to go around.
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    It seems like the last decade has produced some pretty good players at #6. There were a few busts in the 90's at that slot.

    6th picks:

    2009 - Jonny Flynn
    2008 - Danilo Gallinari
    2007 - Yi Jianlian
    2006 - Brandon Roy
    2005 - Martell Webster
    2004 - Josh Childress
    2003 - Chris Kaman
    2002 - Dujuan Wagner
    2001 - Shane Battier
    2000 - Dermarr Johnson
    1999 - Wally Szczerbiak
    1998 - Robert Traylor
    1997 - Ron Mercer
    1996 - Antoine Walker
    1995 - Bryant Reeves
    1994 - Sharone Wright
    1993 - Calbert Cheaney
    1992 - Tom Gugliotta
    1991 - Doug Smith
    1990 - Felton Spencer

    By the way, the Pistons will not be drafting at #6 this year. If they get lucky, the will pick #1, #2, or #3. If they have really bad luck, they will pick #9 or #10. Most likely, they will pick #7 or #8.

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