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#16 koolkatluke

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:46 PM

A lot of dumb people who don't know poo about BasketBall here.



#17 Woodie

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:06 PM

There are no good options at #4 this year.  But we are going to be stuck with one of these guys whether they are worthy of the pick or not.  So looking at who has the fewest warts and is the best fit for our needs, I would say Len may be the guy. 

 

I really like the potential of McLemore, but typically you are either born with that killer instinct or your not...and McLemore was definitely born without it.  But I would dearly love his jump shot, I just wish it came in a more aggressive package.

 

Noel really worries me because he is so frail and I don't think he has the frame to add significant bulk.  And a by-product of this is that I don't know if he will ever have to strength to be dominant on the inside.  Additionally, his injury history really scares me.  Is he going to be another of those high-potential big guys whose career gets derailed because they can't stay healthy?  Basically, he has too many concerns for someone so raw limited in his skill set.

 

Bennett's injury history also scares the heck out of me.  He has such a long history of being injured and missing games that I wonder if he'll ever be able to hold up for an entire NBA season.  Also, his total and complete indifference to contributing anything on the defensive end makes me feel that he would actually be a liability on a championship contender...and since that is the ultimate goal we are supposedly trying to build for, I don't think we should bring in anyone that won't help us achieve that goal.

 

Olidipo is redundant to MKG, imo.  Neither are particularly good outside shooters, nor are they expected to ever become anything special in that area.  But both are exceptional on defense and very good at driving to the basket.  While taking him would make our defense quite formidable, our offense would be pretty much non-existent. 

 

That leaves Len, who has some injury risk as well; however, most expect him to fully recover and he also doesn't have a history of injury problems like Noel and Bennett.  Len is also the most complete player we could get at #4.  He may not be exceptional in any area, but he is solid on both ends of the floor and can have an impact even after we have built a contending team...even if its as a role player.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:26 PM

don't need another byron mullens


Same body type different intentions. Nobody has been calling Len "soft" like they were Mullins. I'd love to have those two guys on the roster together. Mullens is a good player who I wouldn't trade at the moment because of his upside. Len seems much more aggressive, more bravado.

#19 GamecockSmitty4

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:47 AM

How do you know that Cleveland isn't considering him? Do you see how poor that argument is, it goes both ways.

 

And every rumor tends to have a little truth to it.

 

It's a poor argument to not blindly believe a rumor spread by a guy that works for a COMPLETELY different franchise than the one who owns the top pick? I don't understand the logic behind that but whatever floats your boat I suppose.

 

No one really cares what you think...

 

So there's that.

 

You're on your game. Anybody who has a different opinion than you is an idiot and no one cares what they think. Talk about sound logic...

 

Same body type different intentions. Nobody has been calling Len "soft" like they were Mullins. I'd love to have those two guys on the roster together. Mullens is a good player who I wouldn't trade at the moment because of his upside. Len seems much more aggressive, more bravado.

 

I don't think he's another Mullens necessarily, but the guy got shut down by CJ Leslie, a guy who weighs 200 pounds soaking wet.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:56 AM

It's a poor argument to not blindly believe a rumor spread by a guy that works for a COMPLETELY different franchise than the one who owns the top pick? I don't understand the logic behind that but whatever floats your boat I suppose.

 

 

You're on your game. Anybody who has a different opinion than you is an idiot and no one cares what they think. Talk about sound logic...

 

 

I don't think he's another Mullens necessarily, but the guy got shut down by CJ Leslie, a guy who weighs 200 pounds soaking wet.

 

When multiple people are reporting a rumor, it tends to have a little truth to it.

 

And Len wasn't guarded by Leslie, he was guarded by Howell.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:19 AM

The rumor was started with Jimmy Smith, the Pelicans beat writer, while Len was in a workout in New Orleans. All other "rumors" extend from his tweet.

 

As for why he would say that.....

A ) The Cavaliers called and told the Pelicans that they were picking Len. That doesn't seem very likely....

B ) Len told him that the Cavs were picking him. Why would Len say that? To hope that people fall for it and he looks better in other people's eyes. Looks like it worked.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:22 AM

The rumor was started with Jimmy Smith, the Pelicans beat writer, while Len was in a workout in New Orleans. All other "rumors" extend from his tweet.

 

As for why he would say that.....

A ) The Cavaliers called and told the Pelicans that they were picking Len. That doesn't seem very likely....

B ) Len told him that the Cavs were picking him. Why would Len say that? To hope that people fall for it and he looks better in other people's eyes. Looks like it worked.

 

It would make sense if Cleveland wants to trade the pick.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:36 AM

I hope we take Len.  We have passed on too many good bigs in the first.  I don't think he's soft like Mullens, so I don't believe that's a fair comparison.   A lot of people think he wasn't even used to his full potential in college.  It's time to get some young, big bodies down low on this team.  



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:56 AM

Dont settle on this guy, hes not BPA #4. much rather sign al jefferson in free agency



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:21 AM

Dont settle on this guy, hes not BPA #4. much rather sign al jefferson in free agency

 

So who should we settle on?

 

An out of shape McLemore

Another defensive minded big in Noel

A small tweener in Bennett

A one-dimensional shooting guard in Oladipo

 

What do you suggest?



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:24 AM

Bennet



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:31 AM

So you want to draft a power forward that isn't even taller than our small forward and then sign a 6-10 center in what might possibly be the smallest front court in the NBA?

 

How about drafting a true center in Len and then signing Jefferson to play power forward.

 

A while back I listed tweeners that have succeeded in the past 15 years and literally the only one was LeBron James.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:16 AM

I think he's the best big.  And that's the area we've been dominated at since, well our existence.   We need C/PF help bad and I just don't see a clear cut PF that we should take at our spot, not when we need a true center.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:39 PM

 



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:57 PM

Len had a big game vs. Noel/Cauley-Stein and UK, but at times I felt like he's not as offensively polished as I thought. Len had some difficult times putting in easy baskets. Still, like him a lot though.

 

 

 




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