Event The "OFFICIAL" 2017 NBA draft thread - Feb. 2017 edition

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  1. BigGameDamian

    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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  2. BrunoSOC

    BrunoSOC General from Brasil

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    Hope we can be in the playoffs this year... I dont wanna wast a year for a pick. Make a move, OLSHEY!
     
  3. Nikolokolus

    Nikolokolus There's always next year

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    You're in luck. They're not wasting a year for a pick, they're just wasting a year for no good reason.
     
  4. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Dammit, who gave @BigGameDamian the ability to make "OFFICIAL" threads?
     
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    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/244356/GMs-Calling-2017-NBA-Draft-Strongest-In-A-Decade

    GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

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    The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz.

    Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped from No. 6 to No. 2.

    Josh Jackson fell from No. 1 to No. 3 with Malik Monk and Dennis Smith rounding out the top-5. Monk was ranked No. 15 in the previous big board.

    1. Markelle Fultz
    2. Lonzo Ball
    3. Josh Jackson
    4. Malik Monk
    5. Dennis Smith
    6. Jayson Tatum
    7. Harry Giles
    8. Jonathan Isaac
    9. De'Aaron Fox
    10. Miles Bridges
    11. Lauri Markkanen
    12. Frank Ntilikina
    13. OG Anunoby
    14. T.J. Leaf
    15. Robert Williams
    16. Ivan Rabb
    17. Terrance Ferguson
    18. Edrice Adebayo
    19. Jarrett Allen
    20. Marques Bolden
     
  6. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Are any of them potential game changers?
     
  7. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig The Wild Card

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    This just in, Blazers trade everybody for future picks
     
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    blue9 Well-Known Member

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    I'm down. But, despite how rotten this team is, our end-of-season schedule is just too easy for us to miss the POs. At some point these guys will start playing basketball, and at the end of the season they'll cruise into the 7th seed. Yes, I know we just lost to the worst team in the league.
     
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  9. Orion Bailey

    Orion Bailey "Bug Man flies in for the verbal DUNK IN YO FACE!"

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    in the 2022-2026 years......
     
  10. tlongII

    tlongII Yes I am smarter than you

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    There's a guy named Austin Wiley that just joined Auburn. 6-11 and 255. He is damn good, but he won't be available to draft until 2018 since he's in college early. We need to tank next season and target him.
     
  11. Orion Bailey

    Orion Bailey "Bug Man flies in for the verbal DUNK IN YO FACE!"

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    We should tank every yeard for the next 12-15 years. that will get us a roster of 12-15 lotto picks. and still suck...

    Sure.

    Lets tank for every potential player entering college for the rest of the franchise's future.
    Got anyone for the 2019 draft we should tank for? ;)
     
  12. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Drink up!

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    Last night's game was arguably the "easiest" one left on the schedule, and we all saw how that played out.
     
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  13. tlongII

    tlongII Yes I am smarter than you

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    So you're in favor of being a perpetual 8 seed. (best case scenario)
     
  14. Orion Bailey

    Orion Bailey "Bug Man flies in for the verbal DUNK IN YO FACE!"

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    Well, I would rather be an 8 seed than what PHI has been the last 5 years.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm HALF on your side, but you have never said anything OTHER than tanking, so I'm poking you a bit.
    A lotto pick in this next draft would probably help us, but i am not into looking towards the long term future of this team and use future drafts to improve it. If we do that we better just blow it all up now and trade BOTH dame and CJ.
    Otherwise looking into the 2018-19-20's draft classes are not serious answers on how to improve this current team.
     
  15. jlprk

    jlprk The ESPN mod is insane.

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    In most years, the first pick in the draft is by consensus. So I don't think there's anything to say in this thread. Our choice will be obvious by draft day. Maybe it won't be, and it'll be Toot Once and Toot Twice again.
     
  16. JDC

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    Love TJ Leaf's old school game. Great instincts and not a slouch athletically. I'd be happy with him at the end of the lottery and I'd take him over Markennen and Rabb.

    And if Ike Anigbogou comes out, he has a great chance to be the best defensive center in this draft.

    Another guy I'm liking is Frank Ntilkina. Love his fit with Dame and CJ as a guy that can be a playmaker and hit a 3 while defending the tougher perimeter matchup.
     
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    Shaboid Unknown Dude

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    Tacko Tuesday!
     
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    Durn Tootin' pardner!
     
  19. selloutking

    selloutking BALL DON'T LIE!

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    I want 13
    for nothing more than the name
     
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    Blazer_Steve Rip City for Life

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    I dont see anything special in this draft.
     
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