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Draft Lottery Thread - 8:30 EST on ESPN

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I really want to trade back and get olynyk.

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My argument against that is that Oladipo is EXTREMELY efficient for a guard and his per 36 scoring is only .5 points lower than McLemore. He is better at creating his own shot than McLemore as well. Not to mention, while McLemore disappeared late in games and for long stretches, Oladipo's motor was always running and made clutch plays in many different games through steals, blocks, knocking down 3's and in almost any way possible.

With all that said, I wouldn't mind McLemore. I just think Oladipo is a better player now and will be a better player in the future.

I just believe that McLemore's ceiling is much higher than Oladipo. Both players have shown that they can play. I just think that McLemore has the ability to be a franchise player. Oladipo is going to be good but I think he's going to be just another player. A 15-16 ppg Guard while McLemore is going to be a 18-20 ppg player. That's just my opinion.

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I'd take Len over Noel. Hopefully not at #1 though.

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I just believe that McLemore's ceiling is much higher than Oladipo. Both players have shown that they can play. I just think that McLemore has the ability to be a franchise player. Oladipo is going to be good but I think he's going to be just another player. A 15-16 ppg Guard while McLemore is going to be a 18-20 ppg player. That's just my opinion.

 

 

McLemore has trouble getting his shot off or creating shots against bigger or faster defenders while Oladipo excels at it.

 

This is one of the most important aspect's of being a capable scorer in the NBA. I mean there's a reason that McLemore disappeared down the stretch and in the NCAA. 

 

 

2-7 against Kansas St. with 6-4 McGruder and 6-6 southwell, "Both over 200 pounds"

2-5 against Western Kentucky with 6-5 Dickerson

0-9 against UNC with 6-3 Stickland and 6-5 Hariston

 

 

I'll give him credit for going off against Stauskas, but he's a bean pole at 6-6 190light. 

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Looks like since our name change will be season after next we will have to wait another year to get the number one pick

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Noel's flat top would look pretty cool in a Hornets uniform.

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So a really raw big man with a knee injury or a G who is passive...so we want to get a high pick in this draft?

Ive seen the story of Centers with bad kness drafted no.1 overall.... It does not end well

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Honestly, McLemore being passive isn't as big of an issue to me.  He was a freshman, maybe he just didn't want to step on his teammates' toes?  

 

James Harden was famously "passive", even sending a letter to OKC during his draft process if I'm not mistaken saying he was fine being the 2nd or 3rd guy on a team.  Now that he's forced to be the star in Houston, it's working pretty well I'd say. 

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Looks like since our name change will be season after next we will have to wait another year to get the number one pick

 

Wiggins would be a nice I'm sorry present from the NBA. lol 

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So a really raw big man with a knee injury or a G who is passive...so we want to get a high pick in this draft?

Ive seen the story of Centers with bad kness drafted no.1 overall.... It does not end well

I'll be the first to admit, I was not a Noel fan when he was coming into college, but after doing quite a bit of research on the young man, well I've pretty much come to the conclusion that he is a game changer on the defensive end... Mutumboesque If you will.

Also there is a difference between bad knees and a knee injury. Thomas Davis has bad knees, Nerlens Noel suffered a freak accident. If you remember he injured it when he banged it on a basket brace, it's not like he came down on it wrong or something.

In my opinion, Noel is one of the only players in this class that has superstar potential and the Hornets definitely need that superstar.

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