2024 NBA Draft Thread

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by BankTeller, Jul 25, 2023.

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The "Way too Early' Draft prognostication

  1. Holland

    8 vote(s)
    23.5%
  2. Sarr

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    76.5%
  3. Edwards

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  1. AmirIcon

    AmirIcon Well-Known Member

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    Careful, I wouldn't want them to sink any lower than 8th or 9th worst. Wouldn't want them to luck into a top 4.
     
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    speak for yourself. the draft is better next year and the pick has fewer protections. and it's not like GSW is getting any younger...
     
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    Humans don't get younger, they get older so you're right. But Kuminga is breaking out as well as Podz. A franchise known for winning, I wouldn't hedge my bets on them being just as bad the following year. It's totally possible that they do, but I would take the sure thing rather than gamble on the franchise completely faltering while their picks breakout.
     
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    If they lose every game the remainder of the season they still have 22 wins. That gets them 5-7 most likely. If they happen to luck into a top 3 then they still start rebuilding. Not sure they keep that team together another year?
    Kind of glad the Warrior dynasty is done.
     
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    I agree. Can Curry, Kuminga, and Podz be a foundation for a good team next season? I'd say middle of the pack. Plus they get a top pick. I think the team would be better the following season than the current.
     
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    Raptors getting closer and the Grizzlies are going full tank. We better lose a lot of games wheter you all like it or not
     
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    Hopefully Cronin sits the vets (and Simons) the way he did Dame and Grant the season before.
     
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    maxiep RIP Dr. Jack

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    Oh, come on. Everyone knows Weber State produces nothing but NBA busts.
     
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    maxiep RIP Dr. Jack

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    She also frequented the old Cattle Company on McLoughlin often. She was always very friendly, but she had a thing for one for of my friends so that might of helped.
     
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    Oh, so you're Jeff's friend?
     
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    Fez Hammersticks スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    Measured 6’5” 233lbs with a 6’11” wingspan during last year’s combine.

    He’s a 2/3 in the NBA.
     
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    Jeff was not someone you would want for a friend. He was a POS in a number of ways.
     
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    Eastoff But it was a beginning.

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    1. Sarr
    2. Williams (Up 2)
    3. Risacher (Up 4)
    4. Topic (Down 2)
    5. Dillingham (Up 5)
    6. Walter (Down 1)
    7. Sheppard (Up 2)
    8. Buzelis
    9. Salaun (Up 15)
    10. Holland (Down 7)
    11. Castle (Down 5)
    12. Missi (Up 2)
    13. Knect (Up 8)
    14. Clingan (Down 1)
    15. McCuller
    16. Filipowski (Up 2)
    17. Dunn (Down 6)
    18. Holmes (Up 4)
    19. Collier
    20. D.Jones (Up 16)
    21. Hall (Up 6)
    22. Bona (Down 2)
    23. Bradshaw (Down 11)
    24. K. Evans (Up 10)
    25. De Silva (Up 5)
    26. Kolek (Up 7)
    27. Proctor (Up 2)
    28. Furphy (Up 21)
    29. Ivisic
    30. Ighodaro (Down 1)

    - Holmes is a steal if he drops further than I have him. He's like a weird mix of Jerami Grant and Kwame Evans with more playmaking. Is he a PF or a C? Nobody really knows right now.

    - Saluan is still on a heater. Until he's not, I moved him into the lottery. Having a difficult time analyzing him. Buzelis and this guy I just don't know what to do with right now.

    - I'm fully out on Holland (finally). We shouldn't be targeting players with low IQ/no feel for the game. The shot isn't improving. Still has a big "what if" factor that will keep him in the lottery.

    - I'm still really high on Castle, but he's completely lost confidence in his outside shot. It could still come back in a new system, though.

    - Dillon Jones is another "under-rated Jaquez type prospect." We should take him with our first SRP if he's there.

    - Bradshaw is going to keep falling for me. I'm starting to see why he's been mocked so low. I thought he was more athletic than he really is and that maybe injuries were just slowing him down.
     
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    Reed Sheppard is a solid looking young kracker
     
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    Predator The Godfather

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    Can’t wait to draft another guard because “BPA”, lmao.
     
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    haha he was never there.
     
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    Cody Williams is going to be a Blazer. Almost every mock draft has Cronin & Billups starting a Colorado revolution in Portland.

     
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