Exclusive Official 2017 NBA Draft Thread

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  1. BonesJones

    BonesJones https://www.youtube.com/c/blazersuprise

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    This is what he should've done.
     
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    My early guess: If Vonleh continues to not look at the basket, Collins will probably overtake him at the break.
     
  3. Nate

    Nate #itsokaytobewhite #wakandaforever BANNED

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    Bilas says he thinks Zach Collins is going to be a star.
     
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    And suddenly I like Bilas.

    (Not really, I don't care for his opinions.)
     
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    FYI, CBS grades...
    B+ for Collins, A for Swanigan.
     
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    The draft was probably not the best time to trade Leonard or Davis for picks in this draft, for a couple of reasons.

    Yes, our two rookies should make at least one of Leonard and Davis expendable, eventually. However, let’s wait and see how the rookies develop into their roles before we trade a vet away.

    Then there is always the injury bug to watch out for. Let’s not leave ourselves short of veteran bigs until the rookies show what they can do, just incase someone gets hurt.

    By the trade deadline, we should have some idea of how well the rookies are going to work out, and which players we can trade. Add in other teams that are looking to fill in roster holes dues to injuries, and both Davis and Leonard probably will have more trade value then than now.

    Plus trading them for future draft picks reduces our team’s salary more than trading them for a pick in this draft would have.


    I like what NO did today. He went after and got the player he wanted, and played it safe the rest of the way. And he left himself reasonable options going forward to improve the team.
     
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  8. Dougnsalem

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    That fricken SUCKS! I want to see him playing WITH Nurk.
     
  9. riverman

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    I don't want Meyers at back up center though
     
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    Defensive liability in a league that goes small a lot.
     
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    Olshey said they will play together vs bigger lineups. Plus once Stotts sees his athleticism I don't think he'll hesitate to play him next to nurk even more.
     
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    Collins has to beat out Vonleh to start next to Nurk and that would be an accomplishment for him as a rookie...this season the game will be fast for him..Chief would frustrate him with defense too.
     
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    The league might be going small but bigs give golden state trouble. They were fortunate that Gobert and nurkic were both injured. They still would've won but ya. Instead of trying to match up with them, I'd rather force them to match up with us. A potential nurk/Collins combo would give them fits. Draymond is a great defender but he would be stretched against nurk and Collins.
     
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    Yeah, good points from everyone. I don't want to see Leonard at all, but didn't even think about the backup part. Maybe Phys Ed will get back to his old form.... Still, overall I like what I see! Back to the top of the rollercoaster.....
     
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    Does anyone know of a website that shows the draft with the teams/players matched up after all the trades are complete?

    I checked ESPN & DX and both show the Kings logo next to Zach.
    I'd like to see who ended up with which teams without going through all the trade reports to figure it out.
     
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    Happy with our draft, stoked for Collins. After Isaac, he was the one player in the draft I wanted for us.

    When's Summer League? Quarterman, Connaughton, Layman, Swanigan and Collins makes for a fun starting 5!
     
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    Happy with our draft, stoked for Collins. After Isaac, he was the one player in the draft I wanted for us.

    When's Summer League? Quarterman, Connaughton, Layman, Swanigan and Collins makes for a fun starting 5!
     
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    The Cavs are trash. Lebron is a fraud. Durant is the best player in the NBA and the reigning Finals MVP with more Bill Russell trophies to come. The Cavs are lucky that Curry was injured last year with a sprained MCL/knee, Draymond got suspended for game 5, Bogut missed the last two and a half games due to a dirty play from JR Smith, and Iguodala's back gave out in the middle of the series. The Warriors would have a three-peat right now if it wasn't for the suspension and injuries. Enjoy the Warriors championship dynasty. 2 championships in 3 years with more to come. The NBA belongs to the Warriors for the next 5 years. The Warriors are going to become the first team since the 1965-1969 Celtics to win 4 championships in 5 years.
     
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    So....
     
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    I stumbled across one....

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2...l-list-of-players-selected-grades-highlights/

    2017 NBA Draft full results
    1. 76ers: Markelle Fultz (G) - Washington

    2. Lakers: Lonzo Ball (G) - UCLA

    3. Celtics: Jayson Tatum (F) - Duke

    4. Suns: Josh Jackson (F) - Kansas

    5. Kings: DeAaron Fox (G) - Kentucky

    6. Magic: Jonathan Isaac (F) - Florida State

    7. Bulls: Lauri Markkanen (F) - Arizona

    8. Knicks: Frank Ntilikina (G) - France

    9. Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr. (G) - NC State

    10. Trail Blazers: Zach Collins (F/C) - Gonzaga

    11. Hornets: Malik Monk (G) - Kentucky

    12. Pistons: Luke Kennard (G) - Duke

    13. Jazz: Donovan Mitchell (G) - Louisville

    14. Heat: Bam Adebayo (C) - Kentucky

    15. Kings: Justin Jackson (F) - UNC

    16. Bulls: Justin Patton (C) - Creighton

    17. Bucks: DJ Wilson (F/C) - Michigan

    18. Pacers: TJ Leaf (F/C) - UCLA

    19. Hawks: John Collins (F) - Wake Forest

    20. Kings: Harry Giles (F/C) - Duke

    21. Thunder: Terrance Ferguson (F) - Australia

    22. Nets: Jarrett Allen (C) - Texas

    23. Raptors: OG Anunoby (F) - Indiana

    24. Nuggets: Tyler Lydon (F) - Syracuse

    25. 76ers: Andzejs Pasecniks (C) - Latvia

    26. Trail Blazers: Caleb Swanigan (PF) - Purdue

    27. Lakers: Kyle Kuzma (F) - Utah

    28. Jazz: Tony Bradley (C) - North Carolina

    29. Spurs: Derrick White (G) - Colorado

    30. Lakers: Josh Hart (G) - Villanova

    31. Pelicans: Frank Jackson (PG) - Duke

    32. Suns: Davon Reed (SG) - Miami

    33. Magic: Wesley Iwundu (SF) - Kansas State

    34. Kings: Frank Mason III (PG) - Kansas

    35. Grizzlies: Ivan Rabb (PF) - California

    36. 76ers: Jonah Bolden (PF) - Australia

    37. Celtics: Semi Ojeleye (SF) - SMU

    38. Warriors: Jordan Bell (C) - Oregon

    39. Clippers: Jawun Evans (PG) - OSU

    40. Hornets: Dwayne Bacon (SF) - FSU

    41. Hawks: Tyler Dorsey (SG) - Oregon

    42. Lakers: Thomas Bryant (C) - Indiana

    43. Rockets: Isaiah Hartenstein (C) - Lithuania

    44. Knicks: Damyean Dotson (SG) - Oregon

    45. Rockets: Dillon Brooks (SF) - Oregon

    46. Bucks: Sterling Brown (SG) - SMU

    47. Pacers: Ike Anigbogu (C) - UCLA

    48. Clippers: Sindarius Thornwell (SG) - South Carolina

    49. Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar (SF) - Slovenia

    50. 76ers: Mathias Lessort (PF) - France

    51. Nuggets: Monte' Morris (PG) - Iowa State

    52. Pacers: Edmond Sumner (PG) - Xavier

    53. Celtics: Kadeem Allen (SG) - Arizona

    54. Suns: Alec Peters (PF) - Valparaiso

    55. Jazz: Nigel Williams-Goss (PG) - Gonzaga

    56. Celtics: Jabari Bird (SG) - California

    57. Nets: Aleksandar Vezenkov (PF) - Spain

    58. Knicks: Ognjen Jaramaz (PG) - Serbia

    59. Spurs: Jaron Blossomgame (SF) - Clemson

    60. Hawks: Alpha Kaba (PF) - France
     
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