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Event 2017 NBA draft thread - April 2017 edition

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Sinobas, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. JDC

    JDC Well-Known Member

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    Justin Jackson is not Khris Middleton. I like him but they are totally different players.

    Khris excelled in iso situations when he was in college and just had better overall feel/craft in that area. Played with a distinct pace and knew how to use his body to create little advantages against his defender He also has much better posture plus quicker release which allowed him to get his shot off more often and more effectively against aggressive defense.

    Justin on the other hand plays hunched over and relies on speed and efficient movement to get to his spots and still has a bit of wasted motion in his jumper. I like that he got more aggressive looking for the 3 ball this year but he's still a much better shooter with time and space as aggressive contests often lead to really bad misses for him as he's forced quicken up his release which compromises his mechanics.
     
  2. BonesJones

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    Watching D.J. Wilson makes me wonder why so many have him going so low.

    He's athletic, agile, long for a PF (6'10 with 7'3 wingspan), can shoot and handle the ball, as well as move his feet on perimeter defense and block some shots.

    The knock on him is he struggles with physicality, but is that really a big dealbreaker with the way NBA PFs are getting now-a-days? The other knock is rebounding, but he's athletic or long so I don't think that'll be a weakness in the NBA.

    Why is this dude projected so low? He seems like a stud. I feel like he's kind of an unknown quantity, and that's why he'll fall. He's being slept on.
     
  3. BonesJones

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    Yeah, I'm souring on him a bit. Just seems like he'd be a solid role player at best. Meanwhile, Ferguson and Anunoby have unlimited potential. I'd take those 2 over Jackson for sure.
     
  4. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    See...this is why it's OK to trade up a couple of spots to get the guy you want...if there is a guy you want. Have to trust your scouting; and your numbers guru ;)

    :cheers:
     
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  5. JFizzleRaider

    JFizzleRaider Sad Panda Global Moderator

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    Or that. Would you be happy with dealing 15 and 26 for something like 13, 49 and 51?

    15 and 26 for 11 and 41 could be another option.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    I'll be happy if the Blazers identify a guy and go get him, and he turns out to be CJ or Nurk level at his position. If that means trading up, then do it. If it means standing pat, do that.
     
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  7. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    I actually have a lot of faith in the Blazers organization to figure this out.

    :cheers:
     
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    Btw I would put money on Ferguson being a blazer. Call it gut feeling call it whatever, but he just looks like he will be a blazer. Not much to do with his game either. Hard to explain.
     
  11. BonesJones

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    Lol I see it. Don't know how to describe it either. He has a "Blazer" face.
     
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    Just hoping Giles doesn't go between 16 and 19. That's all I ask for.

    If he goes before 15, it'll make it even more likely Ferguson falls to us.
    If he doesn't go between 16 and 19, then take him at 20! That'd be a great pick.
     
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    Yeah, someone's gonna take a chance on him, might as well be us. We deserve to be on the opposite end of a knee injury.
     
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    Fez Von Savage スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    Iirc one of the NYC papers had Furguson all the way at #5 overall in their mock a few weeks ago.
     
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    These mock draft are all over place especially after 10 pick.
     
  16. Fonzthecpt1

    Fonzthecpt1 I'm Listening

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    It's a smart bet. With the way the NBA is today, players with his skill set are in high demand, couple that with the fact that he's a prime candidate to out perform the competition and it only makes sense. I haven't thought it through enough to make a mock draft, but if I did I would definitely put him in the top 10.
     
  17. rotary111

    rotary111 Noah Vonleh will average double digit rebounds.

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    We need to find a way to get Sac's #8 and #10 to get Ferguson and Collins. That along with Bell would be my dream draft.

    Sac isn't that smart so it may be possible. :laugh:
    :hoops:
     
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    Don't see that happening.

    Collins will likely be available at 10.

    Maybe you could trade 20, 26, and another asset and get 10, then hope Ferguson falls to 15.
     
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    rotary111 Noah Vonleh will average double digit rebounds.

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    I can't wait for the draft combine to help sort some of this out.

    Hopefully not to many players opt out for fear of dropping down the board.
     
  20. BlazerCaravan

    BlazerCaravan Hug a Bigot... to Death

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    Giles is 6'11 but like 6" of that is his giraffe neck. I bet he plays a bit small for his height.
     

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