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Ok We got the 4th Pick... Now

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If you can't see the difference in talent then just stop watching Baskeball.

 

 

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Then you don't know what you're looking for.

 

Len has more offensive skill sets then Lopez has now.

 

Len is faster more of a athlete has more range and a face up game now that Lopez doesn't have.

 

Plus he will be a better rebounder which Lopez isn't good at.

 

You may not be wrong, but I think you inadvertently proved my point. That point being that they are different players. 

 

Alex Len may have more offensive moves but it did not translate to more points in college. Like I said, Brook Lopez was close to 20 ppg his sophomore year. Alex Len, who supposedly has more offensive skill sets, scored 13. Could that be due partly to his guard play on his team? Maybe. But could you realistically say that with more attempts he would put up 20 ppg? I'm not sure that he could. 20 ppg is tough to do in any league.

 

I see Len more as potentially a slightly better Jonas Valanciunas. And no, it's not because they are both 7'0, white, Europeans. They just move and do so many things similar. Is that a bad player? No. Not at all. I would gladly take him if we had a second pick in the 10-13 range (although I'd prefer Olynyk, but that's for a different time). However, I think it's a serious stretch to compare him to the best scoring C in the NBA. Like I said, outside of being 7'1" and being able to knock down that no-jump midrange shot, I just don't see anything else that should compare the two. Like you said yourself, I think that Len is a bit better in the post, on defense, and as a rebounder. But that is a COMPLETELY different player from what Brook Lopez does.

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I would take Len. 

 

He actually plays with an aggressive edge, which is not the norm for the Euro big men. 

 

He has potential to control the lane on the defensive end.  

 

I like the idea of the pick and roll with him and Kemba. 

 

Yeah, the injury situation does worry me a bit.  

 

However, if you believe the bobcats will suck next year (i do) then you have to take a long term look at this draft and team.  If we are awful again next season, then we can almost assume a top 3 pick, (Wiggins, Randle, Parker) and then we can look to pair that with Len from this year. 

 

Point being, this might be the season we take a high pick on a developmental big who wont have the immediate pressure to right the ship. I think this is the year to draft big.  Next year we get the scorer. 

 

 

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Shabazz strikes me as a guy who has more of an NBA game than a college game. I really think he's going to be a very good pro. I'd take Shabazz at 4, unless we can trade down and still get him.

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I didn't want to make a new thread for this, but the Washington Post is suggesting that the Wizards are seriously thinking about Otto Porter.

We'll they might have to trade up. Cavs are supposedly very interested in Porter. Don't know if that's a bluff to get someone to move up, but we'll see.

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I wouldn't be upset with this pick.  We desperately need help down low.  Combine this with a FA pickup and we're instantly a very much better team IMO.

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I really still see McLemore being there at 4 unless someone do trade up for him, which I don't really see happening. Only player really worth trading up for is Noel just bc of the importance of having a big.

Cavs: (1) Noel, (2) Porter, (3) Porter

Orlando: (1) Trey, (2) Noel, (3) Trey

Was: (1) Porter, (2) Bennett, (3) Noel

Hornets: McLemore

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Orlando might trade back a few spots to like 5-6 and still be able to get Trey, so I wouldn't put it out of the realm of possibility that someone makes a move up for McLemore.  I honestly still think that the Magic stay put and take McLemore and try and find a taker for Afflalo. 

 

 

Also, ESPN is showing something weird that wasn't there the other day.

 

http://espn.go.com/nba/depth

 

 

 

It's showing two TBD teams as in expansion teams on the depth list. lol whut???

 

Here's a link to one of the pages for one of the teams.

 

http://espn.go.com/nba/team/depth/_/name/tbd/tbd-tbd

 

 

TBD   

 

 

TBD  

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That IS odd.   Maybe just a web dev mistake though.

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That IS odd.   Maybe just a web dev mistake though.

 

It's possible, but it wasn't there last night when I was going through the list of starting NBA PF's for the Anthony Bennett comparison I made. I find it really strange that in the span of 8 hours, it went from having the current teams listed to having two extra TBA teams added on.

 

 

Maybe Seattle is getting a team anyways since their proposal was so good.... Wonder who the other city would be then though?

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Not sure, I know I heard Virginia Beach was rumored to want the Kings early on also.

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Orlando might trade back a few spots to like 5-6 and still be able to get Trey, so I wouldn't put it out of the realm of possibility that someone makes a move up for McLemore.  I honestly still think that the Magic stay put and take McLemore and try and find a taker for Afflalo. 

 

 

Also, ESPN is showing something weird that wasn't there the other day.

 

http://espn.go.com/nba/depth

 

 

 

It's showing two TBD teams as in expansion teams on the depth list. lol whut???

 

Here's a link to one of the pages for one of the teams.

 

http://espn.go.com/nba/team/depth/_/name/tbd/tbd-tbd

 

That would suck. But, really who would move up to take McLemore?? Minnesota, but they're at 9.

 

If I was the GM, I'd take Burke right at 4 just to pissed Orlando off for trading down from two. lol

 

 

 

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