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  1. ggazoo69

    ggazoo69 All-Star Forum Donor

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    Dan Wetzel's take:

    NBA draft's winners and losers - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

    I've been enjoying listening to Boston radio the last day or so. Hardly anyone likes the trade the Celtics made (well, at least the people calling in) for Ray Allen. Celts fans hated how they gave up the No. 5 pick. And they hate the fact that Allen is going to be 32 years old. Boston did not get better defensively, which is what they really needed. The team got better offensively but will not be able to stop anyone. Still, lots of Celtics fans think they might get into the playoffs.

    Looks like Seattle was the biggest winner. They got the No. 2 and No. 5 pick in a deep draft.
     
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    I like Chicago's picks.........Noah is a no brainer. He'll contribute intangibles which will elevate the level of that team's play. A center with the second pick will at least give them somebody who could fill in. The Guard with their third pick may surprise. He had personal issues, but may turn out to be very good. Can play both guard positions..............
     
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    adpreston1988 First Round Draft Pick

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    umm...don't the bulls already have that w/ Ben Wallace?
     
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    No........not really........
     
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    Neither of them have an outside shot. It wil be the battle who's hair will be the longest or wildest since there are no headbands allowed during games.
     
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    Wouldn't it be nice to think of Noah as a Young Ben Wallace.........
    I do...........
     
  7. McSheed

    McSheed Second Round Draft Pick

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    Portland Trailblazers;
    Well they drafted the best player in the draft: Greg Oden. They also got rid of Zach Randolfs ridiclous contract, but then again they grabed Jason Richardson's ridiclous contract. Still, they grabbed future star Channing Frye. Then, got international guards Petteri Koponen and Rudy Fernandez by trade later in the first round, and Oden's close friend Josh McRoberts in the second.

    Seattle SuperSonics
    They had the easiest decision at No.2; draft Oden, or Durant, and of course, it was Durant. They got lottery picks, at no.2 and no.5 with the trade from Boston. They lose a franchise player, but im sure Durant will fill that hole. They also got Jeff Green, a solid prospect, they also get a young, score oriented pointguard in Delonte West, and well a decent backup in Wally Sczberaik (or however you spell his last name.) They also gave their second round pick; Glen Davis to the Celtics. This really helped them, their future is bright, and this might help them stay at Seattle!

    Biggest Losers:
    Boston Celtics.:skull:
    Well, the Celtics had a really great chance to change this franchise around. Ya know, like get a promising Center/PF who is a legit scoring threat. Instead, they trade their 5th round pick (in one of the deepest drafts ever) for a 32 yr. old Ray Allen who is a good shooting guard, but is not a C/PF. They trade Delonte West, who has potential and promise as a scoring PG, and option as a SG. They lose Wally, who has doing sh*** as it was. They get Glen Davis, but he could do horrible, kinda like his stock. Biggest thing: When Antoine Walker when he was in the prime, he came to the Boston Celtics, they thought he was gonna do a great job with Paul Pierce. Well Pierce is a ball hog and Walker, was then, a ball hog. Doesn't blend well, they should have told them sharing is caring!! Same thing is going to happen, Ray Allen is only good when he has the ball, and Pierce is only good when he has the ball. Same thing is going to happen. Thing is, Doc Rivers wants to win, NOW. Ray Allen shouldnt be stayin' for long. He should look at the future, that idiot.

    Bucks.:skull:
    They stuck with Yi Jianlian, who didnt want to go to the Bucks. He will most likely demand a trade. Which means, they basically wasted a No.6 draft, in once again one of the deepest drafts ever. Only good thing about this is they could get maby a good veteran or a differnt rookie for the draft. But that probablly won't happen.











    Moral: Tanking games on purpose doesn't always get you the top pick in the draft!
     
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    Its hard not to count Portland as the biggest winner with that #1 pick. They got a franchise player there in Oden and he has great character. They are so loaded on their frontcourt its scary.

    They did trade for Francis not Richardson. MJ traded away his pick for Jason. Francis may actually be able to do something over there with that frontcourt.

    Biggest loser has to be the Bucks. Whatever that guys issues are - not being able to get out of his CBA ( Chinese basketball league ) contract or just not wanting to play for the Bucks. They may as well have burned that draft card.

    2nd biggest loser - what was Jordan thinking dealing away his pick for Richardson? I cannot understand that one. GS should send him a thankyou card for taking that contract off their hands and sending them a decent pick.

    TBD - The Celts did get better. Not sure if renting Ray Allen for the 3 or so years that he will be productive is the way to go for them. Is Allen going to get them a title? I doubt it. Allen is only a year older than Chauncy to put it in percpective. Ainge had guts making that move, he better hope that Green does not come back to haunt him.
     
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    McSheed Second Round Draft Pick

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    Ya that wasnt smart of Charlotte. I mean Jason Richardson is young, but has a crazy contract.

    New York-I guess you could say they did good. They lose Steve Francis's crazy contract, but grabs Zach Randolfs, and lose potential star Channing Frye, i guess it shows how desperate they are to get a solid post presence. Im glad im not a Knicks fan:)
     

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