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OT: Why does everyone mock Smart to Orl?

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Sorry this is pretty OT. 

 

But I can not for the life of me get why people mock Smart to Orlando. Isnt he almost the same player as Dipo? 

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Not sure where you are looking. Everywhere I am looking at, it's Exum to Orlando.

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ive read a couple of articles claiming the magic are high on him, and have brought him back for a second look. cant see them not going for exum if they keep the fourth pick though... maybe suggests that their considering trading down? i also read that the bucks are high on exum as well, but if they were to take him at #2, orlando would be crazy to pass on one of the other top three

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They were apparently going to draft him last year had he stayed in. If they believe Smarts best position is PG in the NBA I don't think Oladipo necessarily changes things, although it wouldn't be a great shooting backcourt. 

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They were apparently going to draft him last year had he stayed in. If they believe Smarts best position is PG in the NBA I don't think Oladipo necessarily changes things, although it wouldn't be a great shooting backcourt. 

 

They are very similar players. Seems redundant to me. 

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They are very similar players. Seems redundant to me. 

If they think Smart can play NBA PG, they likely think they can co-exist. Having multiple backcourt players who are tough, defend, and can rebound isn't exactly a bad thing. They wouldn't be an amazing shooting pair but Oladipo isn't MKG bad at it or anything, they could reasonably expect him to improve to at least a serviceable level. 

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I've seen quite a few with Exum and then quite a few as well with Smart. If the Magic don't take Exum, they will take Smart.....They are really high on him and apparently deciding between the two players. 

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Every mock I've seen has Smart to LA.

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If they think Smart can play NBA PG, they likely think they can co-exist. Having multiple backcourt players who are tough, defend, and can rebound isn't exactly a bad thing. They wouldn't be an amazing shooting pair but Oladipo isn't MKG bad at it or anything, they could reasonably expect him to improve to at least a serviceable level. 

 

Dipo plays the PG position right? 

 

Both remind me of undersized SG's who play PG. 

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