2024 NBA Draft Thread

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The "Way too Early' Draft prognostication

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  1. UKRAINEFAN

    UKRAINEFAN Well-Known Member

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    NY and SA go to overtime.
     
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    SA holds on and wins. Blazers only one game behind SA in tankathon. Pops is not tankng.
     
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    We may have to lose out. Spurs have a pretty rough skeddy
     
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    I don't think so. Still play Grizzlies and Pistons and Philly may still be without Embid when they play them.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    And what prize will be waiting for the loserist of the two programs?
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Hopefully someone who isn't a once in a generation microfracture.
     
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    They'll probably be in the bottom three which all have the same chance of being in top 4 in lottery and also of getting #1. Sure, it's not a good draft but it's always good to have more choices than other teams.
     
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    Probably another undersized 2 guard
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Well, whoever Sheppard is from kentucky....that's who a few mocks have us taking. We need a 6'3" SG?
     
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    Samuel James “Hollywood” Robinson

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    I would be shocked if they didn’t follow through on their tank intentions:

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    I don't think they were ever tanking. It just took Pops awhile to get them to play the way he wants. And I think that was more important to him than how many wins they got. Now they are playing a lot better, beating good teams and winning 13 of their laast 29.
     
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    I don't think we will, but there is nothing wrong with drafting another guard this year if the player is the BPA. I mean if the goal is to accumulate enough young talent to make a trade, then it makes sense. Overload at one position. Isn't that what Sacramento did before trading for Sabonis?
     
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    scoot has not showed enough to warrant handing him the keys to our future (although we apparently saw enough to trade away Dame, but that's beside the matter).

    if Topic is BPA, then positional fit has to be irrelevant. we are too shitty to care otherwise.
     
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    The thing about drafting Topic or even Castle with our first pick if they're who we have at the top of our board is that they're both really big guards that can facilitate offense but also have the size to be something different than any of the other guys we currently have on the roster.

    Sheppard or Dillingham would be hard to swallow unless we moved off of Scoot and Ant for understandable returns.

    Should be a really interesting off season. May 12th can't come soon enough.
     
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    A white guy too? Ewww
     
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    Samuel James “Hollywood” Robinson

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    Point Sochan and keeping their best passer out of Wemby lineups is as egregious as it gets.

    in the same spirit, the blazers 5man starting unit last night had yet to play a single minute together.
     
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    Just want to know, we are tanking for who?
     
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    We are not tanking for a who we are tanking for a few. Look I don't like tanking either for multiple years, but this draft is about the same as the last 2 years minus a clear #1 pick. The rest of the top 10 looks about the same to me. Of course, we won't know for sure for a few years.

    2023
    1. Spurs draft Victor Wembanyama (Metropolitans 92) 2. Hornets draft Brandon Miller (Alabama) 3. Blazers draft Scoot Henderson (G League Ignite)
    4. Rockets draft Amen Thompson (Overtime Elite)5. Pistons draft Ausar Thompson (Overtime Elite)6. Magic draft Anthony Black (Arkansas) 7. Pacers draft Bilal Coulibaly (Metropolitans 92) – 8. Wizards draft Jarace Walker (Houston) – 9. Jazz draft Taylor Hendricks (UCF)
    10. Mavericks draft Cason Wallace (Kentucky)Traded to Thunder

    2022
    Magic draft Paolo Banchero (Duke) 2. Thunder draft Chet Holmgren (Gonzaga)3. Rockets draft Jabari Smith (Auburn) 4. Kings draft Keegan Murray (Iowa)5. Pistons draft Jaden Ivey (Purdue)6. Pacers draft Bennedict Mathurin (Arizona) 7. Blazers draft Shaedon Sharpe (Kentucky) 8. Pelicans draft Dyson Daniels (G League Ignite) 9. Spurs draft Jeremy Sochan (Baylor)
    10. Wizards draft Johnny Davis (Wisconsin)
     
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    Specifically I think we're doing it to give this guy the largest field possible to pick from...
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    He hasn’t really knocked me off my feet thus far, to be honest.
     

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