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DRAFT SPECULATION/NEWS THREAD

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Listen to yourselves....lol. 

 

I want to win.  We need to win.  If we're trying to put ourselves in a situation where we can attract FA's it helps to be good going into the rebrand season.  We'll still have opportunities to draft some good players.  Right now Al Jefferson is playing at an all star level and our team is showing growth.  Why should we stunt their growth and hurt their futures just to place our faith blindly into a couple of rookies?  College ball is full of paper lions.

 

The best way to build a team is through steady progression.  The teams that are successful are teams that have been together and have developed cohesiveness.  Theoretically if we tanked this year, and drafted several high draft picks it would still take a couple of years for them to develop.  It's not like we tank and we're in the finals next year.  I don't feel like waiting around 3 to 4 years before we're any good.  Life is short, time's not guaranteed.

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The biggest thing is out of the top 10 picks in the last 10 drafts how many are actually superstar game changing type players maybe 2 or 3 in the top 10 every year or heck sometimes just 1 . We have no luck in the lottery if were gonna hit on a guy it needs to be the 10 -15  guy and have him pan out. 

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The biggest thing is out of the top 10 picks in the last 10 drafts how many are actually superstar game changing type players maybe 2 or 3 in the top 10 every year or heck sometimes just 1 . We have no luck in the lottery if were gonna hit on a guy it needs to be the 10 -15  guy and have him pan out. 

 

You gotta be kidding me?

 

Let's aim for the 10-15 range! lmfao

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Listen to yourselves....lol. 

 

I want to win.  We need to win.  If we're trying to put ourselves in a situation where we can attract FA's it helps to be good going into the rebrand season.  We'll still have opportunities to draft some good players.  Right now Al Jefferson is playing at an all star level and our team is showing growth.  Why should we stunt their growth and hurt their futures just to place our faith blindly into a couple of rookies?  College ball is full of paper lions.

 

The best way to build a team is through steady progression.  The teams that are successful are teams that have been together and have developed cohesiveness.  Theoretically if we tanked this year, and drafted several high draft picks it would still take a couple of years for them to develop.  It's not like we tank and we're in the finals next year.  I don't feel like waiting around 3 to 4 years before we're any good.  Life is short, time's not guaranteed.

 

If we keep winning, is there a chance that Lebron or Melo will come here?

 

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If we keep winning, is there a chance that Lebron or Melo will come here?

they wouldnt come here if we were the best team in the league we arent a big market marquee destination where people dream of living like miami ny la

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they wouldnt come here if we were the best team in the league we arent a big market marquee destination where people dream of living like miami ny la

 

Thanks for the answer that I already knew.

 

Some fans just dont get it. Other than the big name players, there's no other free agent that is good enough to come in and help turn this franchise around.

 

We need damn draft picks.

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It looks like we are going to make the playoffs, if Detroit goes on a slide we may only have the late first from Portland..

 

I don't want to either but it looks like MJ is still an idiot.

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I don't want to either but it looks like MJ is still an idiot.

he needs to fire himself

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I've only read through this thread here and there, but was wondering what people thought about NBADraft.net mocking Doug McDermott to us at 15:

 

http://www.nbadraft.net/2014mock_draft

 

Of course, draft positions are subject to change, but is this the pick we need to make if these are our options? I know Chuck would prefer Vonleh most likely, but let's say he's gone, too. I've only watched McDermott play a few times over the years. Here's their breakdown:

 

Strengths: Excellent shooter, particularly for his size. Had percentages of 60-49-80 last season ... Has a nice arsenal of post moves. Gets a lot of unorthodox buckets around the rim ... His offensive versatility makes him a matchup problem, as he can post up on the average small forward, but he can drag a power forward outside with his shooting ability ... Plays well off the ball. Gets a lot of open looks for himself from beyond the arc ... A true coach's son, McDermott has a high basketball IQ ... Good rebounder, especially for his size. Averaged 8.2 RPG last season ... Incredibly efficient overall player. Averaged 22.9 PPG last year on only 14.6 shots, and averaged 1.6 points per shot attempt ... Has a large frame which helps him gain position against smaller defenders ... Usually was able to maintain his elite level of production against high-quality opponents ... Extremely smooth shot release ... Potential to be a speciality shooter gives him added intrigue ...

Weaknesses: He creates matchup problems on offense, but he is the matchup problem on defense, as he is a tweener who is too short and lacking in strength to guard the 4, but lacks the lateral quickness to guard 3's ... Has played a lot more 4 than 3 through his college career, will need to transition to playing much more on the perimeter ... Struggles to create his own shot on the perimeter. Ballhandling ability is subpar ... His inside scoring ability is severely limited when he goes up against NBA-sized big men ... Has a relatively big frame, but desperately needs to add muscle in order to utilize his post game ... Slow on closeouts due to his lack of foot speed ... Physical limitations are concerning ...

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I've only read through this thread here and there, but was wondering what people thought about NBADraft.net mocking Doug McDermott to us at 15:

 

http://www.nbadraft.net/2014mock_draft

 

Of course, draft positions are subject to change, but is this the pick we need to make if these are our options? I know Chuck would prefer Vonleh most likely, but let's say he's gone, too. I've only watched McDermott play a few times over the years. Here's their breakdown:

 

Strengths: Excellent shooter, particularly for his size. Had percentages of 60-49-80 last season ... Has a nice arsenal of post moves. Gets a lot of unorthodox buckets around the rim ... His offensive versatility makes him a matchup problem, as he can post up on the average small forward, but he can drag a power forward outside with his shooting ability ... Plays well off the ball. Gets a lot of open looks for himself from beyond the arc ... A true coach's son, McDermott has a high basketball IQ ... Good rebounder, especially for his size. Averaged 8.2 RPG last season ... Incredibly efficient overall player. Averaged 22.9 PPG last year on only 14.6 shots, and averaged 1.6 points per shot attempt ... Has a large frame which helps him gain position against smaller defenders ... Usually was able to maintain his elite level of production against high-quality opponents ... Extremely smooth shot release ... Potential to be a speciality shooter gives him added intrigue ...

Weaknesses: He creates matchup problems on offense, but he is the matchup problem on defense, as he is a tweener who is too short and lacking in strength to guard the 4, but lacks the lateral quickness to guard 3's ... Has played a lot more 4 than 3 through his college career, will need to transition to playing much more on the perimeter ... Struggles to create his own shot on the perimeter. Ballhandling ability is subpar ... His inside scoring ability is severely limited when he goes up against NBA-sized big men ... Has a relatively big frame, but desperately needs to add muscle in order to utilize his post game ... Slow on closeouts due to his lack of foot speed ... Physical limitations are concerning ...

 

he wont translate well to the nba imo not athletic enough

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