Event 2017 NBA draft thread - April 2017 edition

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  1. Sinobas

    Sinobas Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys think of the big Polish center starting for Gonzaga? His backup, Zach Collins, is a much better nba prospect IMO, but Pryzemek is flying under the rader. 7-1, 300 pounds, he could back up Nurk.

    It seems he could be a Pekovic quality player. I think the pendelum might be starting to swing the other way, as far as big men go. So many teams are going "small" and don't have big men that can really guard the post. And as we've seen, big guys with a post game can have their way down low.

    I'd be happy to see portland take him with their 2nd or 3rd pick.

     
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    Rastapopoulos Vinegar snowflake

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    Not to knock your rankings, but if those comparisons were right, that would be the greatest draft of all time. But I do question the team that picks Josh Richardson two picks above Chris Bosh.
     
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    Is he the one that already looks like he's 29? He was massive! I'd draft him.
     
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    Sinobas Well-Known Member

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    Some say he looks like he weighs more than 300 pounds. I don't know why they'd lie about his weight, but he looks more like 320 to me.
     
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    I don't like him due to he slow and don't Reb very well for his height and not rim protector.
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    You mean Chris Kaman if he gained 75 pounds and lost any of his athleticism and jumping ability?

    No thanks. Serviceable player, but he's a non draftee.
     
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    No it's not.....Jusuf Nurkic and Jokic..Saric....there's a lot of talent in the Euro league..I'm glad Rasta and Fez keep up with the foreign players since we don't get to much coverage of those guys here stateside.
     
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    I think you're underrating Chief here....he's a great defender...way above the avg from what I've seen.
     
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    No, I mean Pekovic. He's not athletic either, wasn't a shot blocker, but I would have loved to have him coming off our bench vs anyone else we have on this team.

    I think you can see the similarities here:
     
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    Bryant Reeves?
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Sorry, I didn't mean to challenge who you compared him to, I meant thats who I think of him because of his beard, etc.
     
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    Fonzthecpt1 I'm Listening

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    I will riot if we use a first round pick on Shem Karnowski.
     
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    Even a late one? Very few players picked in that range pan out anyway. But Pekovic was taken high in the 2nd and was a really decent starter before he got hurt.

    Portland will need a backup center. Leonard is garbage, and Davis is a prime canidate for a salary dump trade.
     
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    Going off topic, but I wonder of the T-wolves would take Leonard off our hands in exchange for Pek. The salarys match, and Pek is an expiring. I wouldn't expect Pek to ever play for us, but it would be a way to dump Leonard.
     
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    Yes, even a late one. There are 32-38 more talented players who might not pan out.

    If we are going to reach for somebody I would much rather use our last first round pick on Kadeem Allen and hope he can translate his defense to the next level.
     
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    Karnowski might not even get drafted but I think he'll stick in the league. He's got a good bball iq and he's huge.
     
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    Wouldn't draft him unless it was a second rounder. Too stiff and awkward for the NBA pace, but a hell of a traditional center. Could easily see him signing a UDFA deal.
     
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    The problem is, they overate almost every international draftee. They hit on some, but sometimes they suggest drafting guys in the 1st round that will probably go undrafted and not make it anywhere in the league.
     
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    As a die-hard Zags fan, I say hell no.

    The dude can't get 2 inches off the ground. He'd be a poor rebounder and an even worse defender. His scoring wouldn't be great. He won't get drafted. Definitely shouldn't take him with a first round pick.

    And this is coming from someone who loves Karnowski.
     
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    Nurkic is getting paid in two years so finding cheap replacements for either or both Allen Crabbe and Evan Turner would help.

    Justin Jackson (crabbe) and PJ Dozier (turner) are probably your best bets in this draft.

    Still hoping Collins declares and he makes it to our pick. Last night's game is making that less likely though. I'd trade up for him, but I'd be hesitant to give up either of our other 1sts, especially if he can't play with Nurkic.
     

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