Scoot and Sharpe in the backcourt?

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  1. Bingo Bango

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    unfortunately the Hornets will take Scoot at 2. I would be stunned if they don't
     
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    Not that unfortunate. We end up with a skilled wing in Miller who can be in our rotation right away and continue with Dame.
     
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    It's now being reported that Miller has lost 13 pounds while suffering through Mono. He will be very weak and winded if/when he works out. Obviously he will not be able to impress. Of course he will heal and regain his strength and conditioning, no doubt, but how much will it way on Charlotte management decision making if Scoot goes in completely healthy and kills it?
     
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    Miller's legal issue and Mono might make him the Michael Porter of this draft. Dropping well below his ceiling/floor. For Portland though, there will be a lot more risk on busting out at #3 than Denver had at #14
     
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    That's why Amen's got a small chance to get in there at 3.
     
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    Charlotte is taking Scoot, or they are trading the pick to somebody who will. I think that's almost a forgone conclusion at this point.
     
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    I haven't seen anything reported to indicate that, but if you are speculating, I agree with you. Scoot just seems a more sure fire prospect. But I still love Millers game. He can shoot, and he gets the shot off quickly. He is long and a defender too. Awesome consolation prize if you will.
     
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    True, totally possible. But Porter has a bad back. I'm sure at some point it will end his career like Birds did. From all accounts, Miller does not appear to be in legal jeopardy and following his representations advice to keep his mouth shut. I think he will be sued civilly, but yes, this could scare a lot of teams away.
     
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    Yeah, just my speculation from everything I've seen and heard about both. Scoot has too much upside and so much less baggage.
     
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    My thinking is Scoot goes #2. If that happens Miller would be a nice addition. Again don't trade the pick or player.
    If by chance Scoot happens to be available at #3 you take him as well. Again don't trade the pick or player.

    Either way you take the player and continue to build a quality team. Lillard is under contract. If he wants out then let him make that choice and do the best you can to send him to a team that would be a good place for him and that can give us great value. If Lillard wants to win here the best way to do that is to continue to make smart moves and build a better team.
    Timeline be damned. Lillard will be just fine hoisting a trophy when he is 35-36.
     
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    And it would probably mean more to him. Shows he survived the first real rebuild, if it actually happens. Previous management did not try to rebuild. They just tried polishing turds, hoping to get a diamond out of it.
     
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    Don't forget Thybulle. It's important to play guards in the SF slot. Get that ball moving, pick up the pace. So what if the other team gets dunks and layups and controls the rebounding. Blazers need that uptempo offense so it looks like Billups knows how to coach basketball.
     
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    Didn't Miller have mono more than a month ago?

    He should be close to full-go by now.
     
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    I don't think mono is nearly as bad as supposedly having most teams red flag your medicals
     
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    I'm more interested in an Amen / Sharpe backcourt than Scoot / Sharpe
     
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    I think it is increasingly likely that Scoot is #2. I feel like CHA can't take another chance in addition to bringing back Bridges.

    Seems like they'd need Presidential-candidate level PR if they brought both those players in.
     
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    Didn't they release him?
     
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    I don't see any way the Hornets bring back Miles Bridges. Plus he'd likely be facing an extensive suspension.
     
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    Pretty sure I saw it announced Bridges year away counted as his penalty (suspension) also.
     

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