#27 Pick - Arron Afflalo

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by jammertime, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    I remember when Isiah came into the league and he was about a year younger than me, and I remember that clearly as being the moment that I felt sad because I was getting old! Man, I was still a baby back then, but being older than your sports heroes was a weird feeling.
  2. KP

    KP First Round Draft Pick

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    What does it say that there seems to be much more buzz on the board about Afflalo than Stuckey? Are we more excited about seeing him in a Pistons uniform than Stuckey - will he make a greater contribution on the court? Or is it just that we know more about Afflalo since he played in the TV spotlight more?
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    We need to send someone over to the Eastern Washington forums (wherever they are) to get info on Stuckey. Any volunteers?
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    Actually.....

    I was approached a few days ago by an acquaintance of mine.

    First words out of his mouth were "Good draft!"

    Now initially I thought he was being facetious, so I asked him to repeat himself.

    He went on to talk Stuckey up like he was straight up top 5 lotto material. Goes on to talk about the only reason he went to EW was grades, the stuff we already know. The thing was though this guy was practically salivating talking about him. You'd think we drafted Jesus Shuttlesworth or something.

    The ironic part is this is the same guy that keyed me onto Prince when he was drafted, so I guess we'll have to wait and see.
  5. KP

    KP First Round Draft Pick

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    If I can find something I'll post it in the Stuckey thread.
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    Looking for some Stuckey Stuff
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    I think Afflalo is a bigger question mark. and the bigger the ? the more we talk about them. Stuckey has been on the pf.com radar for sometime.
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    Yeah---Afflalo is the big question mark. Hoopsanalyst.com for example ripped him in their draft analysis while they praised Stuckey.

    hoopsanalyst.com
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    Writer Sean Deveney did a poll of scouts and found that Arron Afflalo was one of the 4 top underrated players in the draft.............
  10. buddahfan

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    People forget that AA carries a "Made In Westwood" label on his uniform.

    There are an awful of Bruin haters around, and 95% of East of the Rockies.

    :hoops:
  11. daveg725

    daveg725 First Round Draft Pick

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    Aaron is actually like another Aaron--
    Aaron McKie that is. Solid defender, serviceable on offense (although McKie did have a couple of very good years on offense).
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    Can he do faux mid post offense like McKie could? Doubtful.
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    Oh, you're so true, buddy. Afflalo is my age and he's relatively old for a rookie. That's kinda depressing. I'm afraid of the time when I could be the father or grandfather of the rookies heading into the league. :)
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    If he was born in '85 that would make him 4-6 when the Pistons were breaking the Laker strangle hold on the league.
    ...What do you rememer as a kid? You remember the emotional things going on in your household. Like your dad yelling and screaming at the the TV, "would somebody put a body on Laimbeer?" "G%^*am, would somebody kill Zeke?" Things like that get a kids attention.
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    I'm not jumping up and down over this pick, but I do have a hard time dissing it. The kid defends three postions, plays within the system, and was the PAC-10 player of the year. If he was an inch and a half taller, then he would have been picked a heck of a lot higher. I see Affalo's NBA game as Trenton Hassell meets Derrick Anderson. He can defend the bigger PGs all the way through the new age, shorter, quicker SFs.

    He's a solid role-player who could suprise.
  16. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    I think that you're just jealous that my draft pick thread has more views and posts than yours does.:cheerleader::humble:
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    I'm down with Aron. 4 years in a quality program; his resume is impressive.
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    Stuckey gets first NBA lesson

    I'm sold.
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    I almost posted the same thing. As much fanfare as AJ and Stuckey get, this is they guy a really coveted for the 27 pick. Yes he did struggle against Brewer but the guy averaged 17 ppg and can defend THREE positions WELL. Starter...maybe not, but solid back-up at the very least.

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