Exclusive Official 2017 NBA Draft Thread

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  1. Sarni

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    Derrick White and Jaron Blossomgame are going to be amazing just because Spurs took them, aren't they?
     
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    Lol. Yeah probably. Maybe we should just trade for them now. Wonder if they'd consider Leonard.....
     
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    Geez, a lot of mocks really over-projected Isiah Hartenstein. Most had him in the first half of the first round.
     
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    Still can't believe we passed on Bell. Elite defense is what this team needs most.
     
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    He's probably no better than Aminu defensively. He's got virtually no jump shot, no post moves. He's also not much of a post defender.

    He also has an issue with not boxing out, which is extremly maddening to coaches. Look at his final game, not boxing out on those FT attempts which lead to back to back NC offensive rebounds.
     
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    Well there you have it. I'll trust your opinion more than the Warriirs and everyone giving them an A+ in the draft.
     
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    Sinobas Banned User BANNED

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    Grading the draft is stupid before you know how good the players are going to be. He was a 2nd rounder. So that shows you what teams thought of him.

    It's not an opinion that his offensive game is limited to transition and point blank looks. It's not an opinion that he's undersized and will have problems guarding the post.
     
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    Who's this guy?
     
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    Yeah, Hartenstein looks so mechanically slow. I never understood the hype.
     
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    I also would like to see Leonard increase his value but I doubt there will be much opportunity for that. I would have favored a trade into this draft because I thought there were so many good players still available in the 2nd round. And the sooner you get a young asset, the sooner you can start improving them.
     
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    Here's an interesting breakdown...Collins AND Swanigan in the Top 10:

    http://hoop.nba.com/nba_hoop_featured/unconventional-evaluations/
     
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    Since you put so much stock into draft day grades you should be happy about Collins. I've yet so see anyone grade him lower than an A.
     
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    Ya, they all love him
     
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    would have really liked to get Bolden in the 2nd rd, Philly got him and IMO had a helluva draft
     
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    Yeah, Sixers had a stormer. Pasenciks for a top-20 protected 2020 Thunder pick is a huge steal too.
     
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    Dude, it's crazy interesting less than a year later!
     
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    What’s funny is in hindsight Zach probably should’ve went higher.
     
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    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Ya think? If teams were permitted to re-draft based on this season's performance, what do you think the top 10 would be?
     
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    Love Biggie, but a still a bit disappointed OG didn't fall to us. He has 56 starts in 68 games for the
    best team in the east (Raptors).
     
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    Hmmm, good question. Assuming the order was the same?

    1. 76ers- Mitchell
    2. Lakers- Tatum
    3. Celtics- Z. Collins
    4. Suns- Smith Jr.
    5. Kings- Markkanen
    6. Magic- Kuzma
    7. Bulls- Josh Jackson
    8. Knicks- Fox
    9. Mavs- Isaac
    10. Kings- Ntilikina

    John Collins probably belongs somewhere as well.
     

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