2012 Mock Draft (Blazers): Pick #9

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Ed O, Jun 21, 2012.

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Who would the Blazers take at number 9?

Poll closed Jun 23, 2012.
  1. John Henson

    15.4%
  2. Jeremy Lamb

    10.3%
  3. Kendall Marshall

    12.8%
  4. Austin Rivers

    28.2%
  5. Jared Sullinger

    2.6%
  6. Other (Explain below)

    12.8%
  7. Terrence Ross

    17.9%
  1. Ed O

    Ed O Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    The thinking here is to decide who the Blazers would pick at the currently-polled spot. Pick based on the current roster, even if it's unrealistic that the team could move up without making changes. If the guy you'd prefer isn't listed, vote for "other" and comment on who you'd pick. Ideally I'll change the options, although I don't anticipate too many "others" winning.

    I plan on having each pick up for a day or two. Ideally, we'll end up with the community's "top 11" list, in order of preference, just in time for the draft on June 28.

    Previous picks:

    1: Anthony Davis
    2: Thomas Robinson
    3: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    4. Andre Drummond
    5. Bradley Beal
    6. Damian Lillard
    7. Harrison Barnes
    8. Dion Waiters
     
  2. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    I am gonna write in Terrence Ross
     
  3. BrianFromWA

    BrianFromWA Editor in Chief Staff Member Editor in Chief

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    Same as #8 for me. Ross.
     
  4. Nikolokolus

    Nikolokolus There's always next year

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    For those voting "other" please fill in a name.
     
  5. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    I did
     
  6. Nikolokolus

    Nikolokolus There's always next year

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    I know ... but 2 didn't
     
  7. Ed O

    Ed O Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I added Terrence Ross and moved two votes from "Other" to him. Sorry that the names don't transfer with the votes.

    Ed O.
     
  8. DaLincolnJones

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    Ross

    He looks to be the most complete player left. Not star, but a good solid vet for any team.



    Please take my vote from other and apply to the Ross tab
     
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    Reep Well-Known Member

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    I went with Henson, because he reminds me a lot of Camby, who I liked. He is so freaky long too. Good rebounder and disruptive defender with a decent offensive game. I like Ross too, but I'm going for size with this pick.
     
  10. Blaze01

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    Austin Rivers....

    big game player, can get his own shot off, has confidence, dsire and work ethic to be a great player....
     
  11. Reep

    Reep Well-Known Member

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    He can get it off, but doesn't get it in as often as he should. [insert BoBo, MM, HCP wife joke]
     
  12. Mediocre Man

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    You already did for us all
     
  13. MickZagger

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    Can you change my vote from Rivers to Ross please? Thanks.
     
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    Rivers is not going to be great in the NBA. Limited physical tools, can't pass at all, takes terrible shots. He didn't make a single pull up jumper going to his right in college.
     
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    Weird how the Rivers hype train has derailed...Many were calling him Brandon Roy-esque about a 6 months ago.
     
  16. Nikolokolus

    Nikolokolus There's always next year

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    There is one saving grace for Drummond that makes me pause and think he might not end up a total failure in the NBA and that's his age coming into the league ... granted it might take him 5 or 6 years to amount to a damned thing, but it's possible.
     
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    Rivers for me, please. Maybe his cockiness and swagger makes him more of a JR Smith in the league than a go to guy, but I'd be happy if we take him at 11.
     
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    It hasn't derailed at all...maybe in your own mind, the kid is likely to be a top 10 pick....
     
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    Went with Ross. He just seems more explosive than Rivers, and just as good -if not better- a shooter. He is also a very good rebounder and a superior defender for his size. Henson looks interesting to me at this pick, too.

    I am a little lukewarm on Ross as a prospect for the same reason I am with Rivers- he doesn't pass much once he gets the ball. Maybe he'll become more deferential when he isn't "the man" on his team, but who knows.

    Defense is the tiebreaker for me.
     
  20. Ed O

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    Done.

    Ed O.
     

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