2019 NBA Draft Thread

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  1. PCmor7

    PCmor7 Generational Poster

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    Nothing against Samanic. I think he'd be a very good pick and is getting underrated, too. I just see so much upside in Bazley's overall game.
     
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    PCmor7 Generational Poster

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    And is there really such a thing as a huge bust at 25?
     
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    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Sitting at JFK waiting to fly home and this kid sits down across from me. He was wearing some NBA Draft combined gear. Said he was good friends with our very owns Anfernee Simons. Wished him luck in the draft and said I might see him in Vegas this summer. Looked him up curious to see his story..... OUCH

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewan_Hernandez
     
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    No, there can't be a huge bust at 25. Not even a bust. Maybe a disappointment, but only for those with unrealistic expectations.
     
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    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    Depends on how you define "bust." Crabbe was a 2nd rounder, but I still consider him a bust because he fell so short of the player he could have been.
     
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    certainly not a bust for his bank account.
     
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    Samanic IS interesting. I just have a major draft crush on Bazley.
     
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    Yes, because look at the Swanigan pick a couple years ago. I guess it matters somewhat if good players were picked after him.
     
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    To me, a "bust" clearly means a player who didn't meet expectations. That is different than a bad pick. Anthony Bennett was a bad pick. Andrew Wiggins is a bust (so far).
    I had no expectation for Swanigan. So for me he could not be a bust.
    If it was widely acknowledged that Swanigan was a reach at 25, then I would say he was a bad pick. But you can't play that game in hindsight.
    So I would ask, what were your expectations for Swanigan? Or was he a bad pick?
     
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    I actually liked Swanigan in college but that draft was super deep. So to me he didn't live up to expectations and he was a bad pick.

    I do like Skal a lot though, so at least Olshey saved it possibly.
     
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    Maybe the future of the Blazers is to take one of Shaq’s Boys
     
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    GhostOfPGA The late great Paul Allen

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    Well with the Lakers getting AD, if we don’t move the pick we will need to grab more length.
     
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    Lakers back to being great again.... Fawk!
     
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    C’mon Neil, how about Meyers for Randle right now
     
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    Yet you don't think they would trade one of their picks? They absolutely would for a pick next year to kick the can down the road so to speak.
     
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    Randle is opting out and will be a free agent. We won't have cap space.
     
  19. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Hes a free agent bro... and why would they even... smh...
     
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    What is this ?

     
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