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#76 yasuhara2241

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:07 PM

"Kansas’ Ben McLemore was pretty much a top three pick on everybody’s board a month ago, but he may be sliding down some boards right now.
In part that is because the smooth-shooting guard out of Kansas didn’t help his cause in some recent workouts, reports Chad Ford at ESPN.com (Insider).


Multiple sources told me that his workout in Phoenix was not impressive; he wasn’t in shape, and he struggled to keep up in the workout. I heard similar things in Orlando. McLemore is in a tug-of-war right now between adviser Rodney Blackstock and his agency Rivals. It’s kept McLemore out of the gym and for the most part, out of workouts. How much will all of this affect the draft stock?


Probably not that much, because teams are drafting on talent (and think it’s the people around McLemore pulling him in different directions that is hurting his cause).
There’s no doubt McLemore is talented. He’s a 6’4” shooting guard, with a silky-smooth shot. He’s a late bloomer and a guy you can say the most overused of draft buzzword about — upside — and be right. But he isn’t great at creating his own shot so he needs to be paired with a point guard (or other shot creator). Our man Rob Dauster at CollegeBasketballTalk has said he thinks the ceiling for McLemore is the 2010 version of Ray Allen — a knock down shooter who can do a few other things and makes a great third player on a very good team.
In this draft, that likely keeps him up high. DraftExpress still has him at No. 2 to Orlando. He’s likely still top three, but we will see."

- PFT Kurt Helin


I would love to grab McLemore at no.4. He's still my no.1 prospect. As much as I'd like to have an all around BIG man like Len, it's too intriguing to think of a 2014 backcourt of Kemba (PG), McLemore (SG), Wiggins/Parker (SF), and MKG coming off the bench as a 6th man or even getting some minutes at PF.

 

This draft is killing me. I have changed my mind so many times, especially when it comes to the SG position.

 

If I can't have Noel or Len, I am thinking McLemore would be my pick over Oladipo because we need shooting but I absolutely hate his passiveness. We are starting to build a nice, young team who likes to scratch and fight for everything and then we add this guy? Is his potential worth the risk? 

 

Oladipo works hard, Shabazz works hard and McLemore shows up overweight. 



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:16 PM

"Kansas’ Ben McLemore was pretty much a top three pick on everybody’s board a month ago, but he may be sliding down some boards right now.
In part that is because the smooth-shooting guard out of Kansas didn’t help his cause in some recent workouts, reports Chad Ford at ESPN.com (Insider).


Multiple sources told me that his workout in Phoenix was not impressive; he wasn’t in shape, and he struggled to keep up in the workout. I heard similar things in Orlando. McLemore is in a tug-of-war right now between adviser Rodney Blackstock and his agency Rivals. It’s kept McLemore out of the gym and for the most part, out of workouts. How much will all of this affect the draft stock?


Probably not that much, because teams are drafting on talent (and think it’s the people around McLemore pulling him in different directions that is hurting his cause).
There’s no doubt McLemore is talented. He’s a 6’4” shooting guard, with a silky-smooth shot. He’s a late bloomer and a guy you can say the most overused of draft buzzword about — upside — and be right. But he isn’t great at creating his own shot so he needs to be paired with a point guard (or other shot creator). Our man Rob Dauster at CollegeBasketballTalk has said he thinks the ceiling for McLemore is the 2010 version of Ray Allen — a knock down shooter who can do a few other things and makes a great third player on a very good team.
In this draft, that likely keeps him up high. DraftExpress still has him at No. 2 to Orlando. He’s likely still top three, but we will see."

- PFT Kurt Helin


I would love to grab McLemore at no.4. He's still my no.1 prospect. As much as I'd like to have an all around BIG man like Len, it's too intriguing to think of a 2014 backcourt of Kemba (PG), McLemore (SG), Wiggins/Parker (SF), and MKG coming off the bench as a 6th man or even getting some minutes at PF.


His stock started slipping when he became non-existent in the NCAA tourney

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:11 PM

What are your line-ups? Once again my line-ups are based on the understanding that we are going to suck for one more year but acquire depth and talent. They are in the hopes of getting top3 in 2014 but be competitive in 2013. 

 

Right now T-rob is a waste and no need to pay him money for nothing. 2 teams are willing to get rid of him in the same season (which happens to be his 1st year) that means something.

 

My dream scenario

 

We draft Len,

 

We line up with

1. Kemba/Session

 

2. Hendo/Gordon

 

3. MKG/Taylor

 

4. Biz/Mcboob

 

5. Len/ Hayward

 

we still suck for a top pick  next year and develop a young team.

 

We draft Mclenmore

 

Sign Greg Oden and Byron or Mcbob back

 

1. Same

 

2. Mclenmore/ Gordon

 

3. Same

 

4. Biz/ Byron or Mcbob

 

5. Oden/ Hayward

 

We draft Bennett

 

Sign Olden and Hendo and Mcbob or Byron

 

Trade Biz for a pick in next years draft.

 

1. same

 

2. Hendo/Gordon

 

3. same

 

4. Bennett/Mcbob

 

5. Oden/ Hayward

 

We trade back and get either Olynyk or Zellers.
 



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:37 PM

Right now T-rob is a waste and no need to pay him money for nothing. 2 teams are willing to get rid of him in the same season (which happens to be his 1st year) that means something.

 

My dream scenario

 

We draft Len,

 

We line up with

1. Kemba/Session

 

2. Hendo/Gordon

 

3. MKG/Taylor

 

4. Biz/Mcboob

 

5. Len/ Hayward

 

we still suck for a top pick  next year and develop a young team.

 

We draft Mclenmore

 

Sign Greg Oden and Byron or Mcbob back

 

1. Same

 

2. Mclenmore/ Gordon

 

3. Same

 

4. Biz/ Byron or Mcbob

 

5. Oden/ Hayward

 

We draft Bennett

 

Sign Olden and Hendo and Mcbob or Byron

 

Trade Biz for a pick in next years draft.

 

1. same

 

2. Hendo/Gordon

 

3. same

 

4. Bennett/Mcbob

 

5. Oden/ Hayward

 

We trade back and get either Olynyk or Zellers.
 

 

I like your options 1 and 2. Not a fan of Bennett so a no go for 3 as well as I think its a pipe dream to get a good pick for Biz in next years draft. And we will just have to disagree on Trob. I feel like he has a lot of potential and was dropped for reasons not in his control. 



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:45 PM

I like your options 1 and 2. Not a fan of Bennett so a no go for 3 as well as I think its a pipe dream to get a good pick for Biz in next years draft. And we will just have to disagree on Trob. I feel like he has a lot of potential and was dropped for reasons not in his control. 

 

2 teams that needed front court help drop him. Yes he can't control that he isn't Nba material. I have never seen a team cut a top 10 pick in half a season. Never.
 



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:46 PM

I like your options 1 and 2. Not a fan of Bennett so a no go for 3 as well as I think its a pipe dream to get a good pick for Biz in next years draft. And we will just have to disagree on Trob. I feel like he has a lot of potential and was dropped for reasons not in his control. 

 

I didn't say it will be a good pick.
 



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:58 PM

Pie to chuck for an interesting read I had yet to run across...

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:09 AM

If you haven't listened to Alex Len's interview on Bobcats.com yet; you need to. 

 

He seems like a great guy.

 

Edit: I'll make it easier.

 

Alex Len interview: http://www.nba.com/b...2968/index.html

 



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:45 AM

Len visted Dr. Andrews after meeting with the Hornets yesterday and he is progressing nicely.

 

Maryland C Alex Len (ankle surgery) has been cleared to walk without crutches.

 

Len underwent ankle surgery in early May and was slapped with a 4-6 month rehab timetable. Despite this, he's gaining buzz as the possible choice for the Cavs at No. 1 overall. He's bigger than Nerlens Noel, and has a more refined offensive game. Any positive health reports on Len are big for his stock ahead of the June 27 draft.

 



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:11 PM

Everywhere I looked at, everyone has Len going to Cleveland at No.1.



#86 Zaximus

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:14 PM

The Len to Cleveland rumor, from what I read, is from some guy in the Hornets organization that said that, so I'm not really sure it's that concrete.  Wouldn't surprise me though.  



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:43 PM

this is the wackiest draft I can ever remember.

 

there's not a single team in the top 15 who knows what pick they will have on draft night, and not a single

player who fits a team at any of those picks.

 

 



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:03 PM

At this point I'd rather trade the pick for a vet (assuming Len gets taken 1st).

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:23 PM

At this point I'd rather trade the pick for a vet (assuming Len gets taken 1st).

Who can we trade for ?

If Len is gone, McLemore or Noel will be there. There's no way I'm passing up on one of hem.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:25 PM

You mean the same McLemore that showed up to Phoenix out of shape or the same Nerlens Noel that has no offensive game?

Brilliant


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