2010 Draft Watch

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

  1. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Thanks HFT...overall these guys actually panned out better than the # 6 selections the past 20 years IMO, so there is hope for us.....
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    pass99 Team Captain Forum Donor

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    Nice summation. Thanks for the workup. Bigs have a harder time without the quickness adaptation. Footwork and body placement take longer.

    At #7, I would take a chance on Xavier Henry. He could immediately start at 1, 2 or eye-popping three. He is as fluid as Tay right now. He is NBA ready. This draft choice must start half of the upcoming games and Henry is a natural at facing the basket. What ever team gets him, they will get a player (upon the right playing time) who will make the top five in ROY.

    JD has to stay out of the herd!
  3. Brap

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    Unless we're picking a superstar, drafting a 2 or a 3 would be insane.
  4. BallDon'tLie

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    ...Always good to see Eddie Griffin's name mentioned here in the forum.

    I don't see a lot of "franchise-changers" on that list.
  5. BillLaimbeer

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    Perhaps your eyes accidentally glanced over Bobby Hurley.
  6. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Which means that unless some of the pongs ~ ping are way for a top three pick or some foolish GM allows Joe to sucker him for a Rip etc trade to move up, there will be changes in the way this franchise performs next year other than probably 10 more victories....which means at least we are moving in positive direction.
  7. pass99

    pass99 Team Captain Forum Donor

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    Not at all. Things never stay stable and look for spaces in between the obvious. This is the creative wiggle room and usually will stop the unstable slide. Big men are at least a 3 year project and this is counting the right attitude. As these young men get younger, their placement value rarely stays consistent and the right mix might be five years out. It is rare that they stay with the same team after five years with under developed starter stats. When the latter happens and they are still marginal, then you know the organization is not developing in this area.

    However, if you pick the right load-in, then circumstances might give you unforeseen flexibility. The 1-3 year range is extremely important. Look at that number 6 list again. Picking the best (regardless of position) gives you a value strategy of using thinking tools:

    • What players will become positive and incremental placements?
    • What is the level of talent that has been three years out?
    • Who are your elbow competitors?
    • Is your system able to handle the flexibility even if it is overloaded and is this overloaded aspect a minus or a possible advantage?
    • Your two major players have what type of flexibility?
    • Know your weakness involving ownership, high administration and floor leadership.
    • Look outside your window: now tell me, in what increments of 1-3 are weather patterns evident in your memory of past tense?
    • I admit, most of us would never trust JD again if he happened to step out of the herd footsteps, and followed two consecutive year picks with the likes of a Brandon Roy type.
    Remember: That are two ways to die in the desert: by thirst and by drowning.
  8. Brap

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    Allow me to translate again:

    Players with elbows are unpredictable.
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    Knicks looking to draft Kuzminskas?

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    Mindaugas Kuzminskas

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    [​IMG] According to LithuanianBasketball.com (via ESPN's TrueHoop Network site Ball in Europe), Mindaugas Kuzminskas has declared for the NBA Draft.
    Who?
    You may never have heard of Kuzminskas, but it appears the Knicks have. According to the site, vice president of basketball operations Glen Grunwald and international scout Kevin Wilson recently scouted Kuzminskas, who's currently playing for Siauliai in the Lithuanian League.
    At 20 years of age, Draft Express doesn't have him getting drafted in their mock draft. But they do note that: "He has good size for his position and long arms, and is also quite athletic and agile, being able to run the floor very well with good speed, disposing of decent balance and good quickness too."
    The Knicks are currently slated for the 8th pick in the second round -- Utah has the rights to their first-round pick -- so there's a chance they could take a flier on Kuzminskas. Yet, it's far from a sure bet.
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    This looks like posturing by the Knicks.
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    Grunwald is a smart GM. I wouldn't put posturing or being ahead of the curve on a foreign player beyond him.
  12. jayborne

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    Exactly! Also, weather.
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    That's good. A little short on some thoughts about why coping with most things are unpredictable. I liked how you ended with "again."
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    There are no secrets. More money gives you the views from the mountain tops, but not the variated valleys.
  15. blackhawk

    blackhawk First Round Draft Pick

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    Today I read that if we were to get the number 1 pick we would draft John Wall and keep all of our other guards.

    Our starting lineup:

    Will Bynum - G
    John Wall - G
    Ben Gordon - G
    Rodney Stuckey - G
    Rip Hamilton - G

    Tayshaun Prince can help with Point Guard duties as well.
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    blackhawk First Round Draft Pick

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    Do we go for talent or need?

    We should be looking more closely at the bigger players such as Derrick Favors, Hassan Whiteside, Cole Aldrich, DeMarcus Cousins, Ed Davis, Greg Monroe, Daniel Orton..to name a few..
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    Blackhawk, our need is talent. So, if we draft the best player available, we'd also be filling a great need. Even if that player happens to be a guard.
  18. blackhawk

    blackhawk First Round Draft Pick

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    sounds desperate..but it's true..anything is improvement!
  19. BallDon'tLie

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    [strike]If[/strike] When the situation presents itself, I don't wanna be known as the team who passed on J-Wall for Hassan Whiteside.
  20. TWOTIMESRALPHI

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    yeah, and Joe has proven he can make trades if it happens that we should have an unbalanced roster. Like 3 SG's and no bigs.

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