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Here is the question...if this draft is such a crap shoot then why are people so against drafting someone 5 spots higher than an alternate possibility. Is 4 really that different from 9? In this draft if I had the #1 pick, I was Rich Cho and my guy was Cody Zeller, then I wouldn't hesitate to choose him.

The draft isn't crap, it's just not top heavy with superstar talent.

Four really isn't different from nine based on talent but their is a huge difference in potential from four to nine.

With guys like Zeller and Olynyk, you know exactly what you're getting. Then you have guys like Len, McLemore, Porter, and Noel who are already decent players but they have way more potential then a guy you are going to get at nine.

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Here is the question...if this draft is such a crap shoot then why are people so against drafting someone 5 spots higher than an alternate possibility. Is 4 really that different from 9? In this draft if I had the #1 pick, I was Rich Cho and my guy was Cody Zeller, then I wouldn't hesitate to choose him.

 

That's what a lot of people don't understand. If someone is your guy, you don't trade back because some fans and "experts" (who are wrong 99% of the time) think that he won't be picked that high.

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That's what a lot of people don't understand. If someone is your guy, you don't trade back because some fans and "experts" (who are wrong 99% of the time) think that he won't be picked that high.

That argument is a poor one (in my opinion) because if the draft is the same from number four to number nine, you can trade down (collect more assets) and get a player similar to the one you were after.

Think of it this way...

The BuzzCats trade down to 9 with their eyes on Zeller and Zeller gets drafted at 7... well if the draft isn't different from four to nine then Kelly Olynyk will be just as good of a fit as Zeller.

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Here is the question...if this draft is such a crap shoot then why are people so against drafting someone 5 spots higher than an alternate possibility. Is 4 really that different from 9? In this draft if I had the #1 pick, I was Rich Cho and my guy was Cody Zeller, then I wouldn't hesitate to choose him.

This was the same reasoning I had when Len was projected in the 8-9 range.

Mike Giminski was presented with Len at 4 and he said "No, way too high for Len" "then said in the 7-8-9 range Id take him."

Which makes no sense..bc the Hornets if targeting a big man do not pick agin at 7.

Do not get peer pressured into drafting Noel bc he is high on draft boards.

I guess I used Giminski's logic with Zellar. I think Zellar and the Gonzaga Center(not spelling his name) are kind of neck and neck where Len could be a rare guy if foot concerns are resolved.

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That argument is a poor one (in my opinion) because if the draft is the same from number four to number nine, you can trade down (collect more assets) and get a player similar to the one you were after.

Think of it this way...

The BuzzCats trade down to 9 with their eyes on Zeller and Zeller gets drafted at 7... well if the draft isn't different from four to nine then Kelly Olynyk will be just as good of a fit as Zeller.

Like minds..be afraid..

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This was the same reasoning I had when Len was projected in the 8-9 range.

Mike Giminski was presented with Len at 4 and he said "No, way too high for Len" "then said in the 7-8-9 range Id take him."

Which makes no sense..bc the Hornets if targeting a big man do not pick agin at 7.

Do not get peer pressured into drafting Noel bc he is high on draft boards.

I guess I used Giminski's logic with Zellar. I think Zellar and the Gonzaga Center(not spelling his name) are kind of neck and neck where Len could be a rare guy if foot concerns are resolved.

I just don't think Mike new how much potential Len had. Like I said previously, with guys like Zeller and Olynyk you know exactly what their cieling is so their stock is based on how good they are now where Len's and Noel's stock is based on how well they will/could be.

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Like minds..be afraid..

Lol I saw that right after your post lol.

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I have a feeling we either go with Oladipo or Zeller at 4, if we stay, OR we make the trade with Minny as it gives us the extra first Cho has said he's looking for.

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I should probably clarify as well, it's not that I don't like Zeller; it's the fact that I see it really difficult to take Zeller over Len/McLemore/Porter etc...

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I don't think Porter will be there at all. The other thing is, I don't think McLemore will be anything other than a JAG in the NBA, same for Len. It's just my opinion, so I'd glady take Zeller in that position, if Cho and Co. believe in him.

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The draft isn't crap, it's just not top heavy with superstar talent.

Four really isn't different from nine based on talent but their is a huge difference in potential from four to nine.

With guys like Zeller and Olynyk, you know exactly what you're getting. Then you have guys like Len, McLemore, Porter, and Noel who are already decent players but they have way more potential then a guy you are going to get at nine.

 

I didn't say it was crap I just said it was a "crap shoot" much like every draft really. The draft is an imperfect science.

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I'd also like to point out that Chad Ford is one of the worst mock drafters in the industry.

Last year Ford had the Bobcats taking Robinson, the Cavs taking Barnes, and the Kings taking MKG...

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