2024 NBA Draft Thread

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The "Way too Early' Draft prognostication

  1. Holland

    8 vote(s)
    17.8%
  2. Sarr

    37 vote(s)
    82.2%
  3. Edwards

    0 vote(s)
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  1. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Oh the old faithful “utility sports”. They have never let us down huh?
     
  2. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Analysts who use YouTube as their primary medium are generally my go-to.
     
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    AmirIcon Well-Known Member

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    Salaun, yes. But if Schmitz and co think Walter can be great, I have no problem with them taking him.
     
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    AmirIcon Well-Known Member

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    Or the faithful folks who keep telling you there's no one good in this draft. They have never let us down huh?
     
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    Uh no, not a good idea IMO
     
  6. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I’m not sure this collection of words means what you want them to. The draft hasn’t taken place son.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Please share with us who is telling you this draft IS good.
     
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    You're on record for everyone to see your blind ignorance on this draft.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    You’re right I know nothing about the game and don’t have access to talk to scouts, players, coaches, GMs and other involved in the league for 25 years. Carry on with your well thought out and educated takes on the game.
     
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    I don't know what "good" means. What I do know is that every draft produces really good players to superstars.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Keep on fighting the fight
     
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    I'll be here when you need me.
     
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    I kind of agree with you as there are not a lot of PFs in the draft. Can he be as good as a healthy Jaren Jackson Jr? If he can then I am all in.
    I do like the long-term potential of Cody Williams, but I think it will be slightly harder to find a replacement for a Sarr than a replacement for someone like Williams.
     
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    Agreed. Plus we have the following draft who has plenty of really talented wings. I can see a world where Cody absolutely turns into a star, but finding a switchable mobile big at 7-1 who projects to be one of the league's better defensive big men is what we need to take the next step. We must build this team with a defensive identity if we wish on getting anywhere. Sarr helps that mightily.
     
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    I'm hyped. Sarr is the dream.
     
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    Kind of puked in my mouth even saying this but would you take a flier on LeBrons son with 33rd draft pick? Doesn’t look like an NBA player by his stats but there’s some potential there .
     
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    This team is in no position to waste assets.
     
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    I'll agree with that. What I really wonder is whether there is a group of players likely to be available at that slot in whom Schmitz is particularly interested, or if it will make more sense for this rebuild to try to package 33 and the GSW pick to move up for a higher 2nd lottery pick.
     
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