2010 Draft Watch

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

  1. max

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    Thanks for the summary. Can get a pretty good guard or SF with the 6th pick but getting a big is a crap shoot. Far more Bryant Reeves in there than Kaman's. Imagine its not much different at #7.
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    Max, why are you hating on Big Country? :pound:
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    The way the draft is breaking down, the Pistons have a good chance at getting the best big man from a group of Cole Aldrich, Monroe, Davis or any sleeper big man who moves up the charts.
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    The balls will bounce in our favor and we're gonna be picking 2nd.

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    I didn't even know Bryant Reeves was in the draft again.
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    So where is the list of # 7 picks so we can really get a prospectus on how we may fair??
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    I know Bing's' # is retired, but can the photo shop expert put Turner
    in the Piston uniform so we can see if it fits and how he looks....it may be
    closest we will get to see him as a Piston...then again it may give us
    some luck too.
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    #7 Draft pick over the last few years:

    2009 - Stephen Curry
    2008 - Eric Gordon
    2007 - Corey Brewer
    2006 - Randy Foye
    2005 - Charlie V
    2004 - Loul Deng
    2003 - Kirk Hinrich
    2002 - Nene
    2001 - Eddy Griffin
    2000 - Chris Mihm
    1999 - Richard Hamilton
    1998 - Jason Williams
    1997 - Tim Thomas
    1996 - Lorenzen Wright
    1995 - Damon Stoudamire
    1994 - Lamond Murray
    1993 - Bobby Hurley
    1992 - Walt Williams
    1991 - Luc Longley
    1990 - Lionel Simmons

    Seems like to me the guards that were drafted at #7 had better NBA careers than the bigs drafted at 7.
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    Thanks for looking those up, HAFT. You could make a pretty decent squad out of those #7 guys.
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    I was thinking the same thing. Especially the last few years. It's interesting to look at the draft trends...There was one year, I cant remember right of the top of my head, but the first four picks (maybe 2000, when Kwame was first) were all bigs. I guess it has alot to do with needing to defend certain players to win championships (ie Shaq). But you could see how that would affect the draft stock of a guy like Mihm, who really had a quiet NBA career, but was still taken 7th overall.
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    I expect that the Pistons pick will be the survivor of the battle royale between the centers we bring in. Assuming we don't get ping pong lucky, we'll have Davis, Monroe, Aldrich, Udoh, Motiejunas, Orton, Whiteside, Larry Sanders and Alabi to choose from. There are a lot of intriguing guys on that list, and if they're going against each other in our gym, I see a good chance of getting a guy who fits our needs.

    Even if we pick the right guy, it might take two seasons to see the results of that... since big men take longer to develop than most other positions. That suggests to me that we'll suck again next season, barring some serious seasoned guys coming back in trades for Tay, Rip, Maxiell, etc. With the #1 to #5 pick in the 2011 draft, the Pistons select.......


    That's our big chance to have a young team in place that could contend down the road.
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    The whole Stuckey contract situation will play a big role in where we sit going into the 2011 season. Joe D has an intriguing situation ahead of him with that. And we might be surprised how the draft goes. If Tay can bring in a big, do you go after a guy like Vasquez? Another combo guard and move Stuckey to the 2 or try and get rid of him?
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    Stuckey's the best player on the Pistons, and he's still not the player I expect he'll become. Joe will resign him.
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    Did you honestly have any doubts about that? We certainly are lottery bound again next year.
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    That's a good thing. Keep sucking until we've got a deep base of top young talent. I've got no interest in following a team that's bounced out of the playoffs every year in round 1, or that getting bounced out in round 2 every few years is a "great" year for them. Yechh on that.

    I want fist-pumping, we're better than you ever dreamed of being, championships.
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    Brap, has a point. That is how The Thunder got to be the youngest team in the NBA, and make the play-offs. Great drafts. KD, Westbrook, Jeff Green, great trade bringing in a defensive stopper in Sefalosha.
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    I'm not sure about that.

    What I AM sure about is the fact that when you have to debate who the best player on your team is, your team is pretty much screwed.
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    LOL - yeah, that's true.
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    I was going to, but I lost the ambition halfway through the 'experiment' so I closed out. maybe tomorrow or the weekend.
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    So true I want to cry.

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