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

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  1. Trackjack

    Trackjack Well-Known Member

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    Yea he fell to us with Memphis pick you got look at him with that pick if he clear medically. He starting play more minutes for Duke. Duke is not pushing this year with alot minutes so that kind of good. He really needs to get stronger though and I still think he another year away to be solid NBA player. That would be good so he could continue to gets his knees more healthy. But talking about rim protection with Nurk and Giles side by side.
     
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    Giles won't fall to 21-22 where Memphis pick will be. He'll probably be taken by Milwaukee wherever they end up, they like to stock up on big men talent despite the fact they don't need them. IMO he'd be worth a look even with our pick with all other small forward/power forward top tier talent are taken (Jackson, Tatum, Isaac all gone).
     
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    Fonzthecpt1 I'm Listening

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    Few drafts out but....



    Future #1 draft pick. Dudes breaking all kinds of state records right now as a Jr. I'm a big fan already, so humble. Probably not going to end up here, but it will be fun to see him in the league in 3 years.
     
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    The more I watch Baylor play, the more I want Johnathan Motley on the Blazers. Such a fun and unique skill set for a guy his size (7' 3.5" wingspan / 9' 3" standing reach)-- not to mention a great fit being able to play both 4/5 (love having this versatility out of a back-up big) and has some sneaky starting potential.
     
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    This guy looks like a Mason Plumlee 2.0. Their similarities are uncanny. Center in a PF body, athletic, high motor, good ball handler and passer, no outside the paint.

    He could be a defensive specialist at PF. He has an incredible per of 35. Could be a nice 2nd round pick.

    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Ethan-Happ-81660/

     
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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    A white American born center to turn us around? No way that would fail.
     
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    Fez Von Savage スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    SI moved Robert Williams to #6 in their latest mock. He could very well be out of reach come draft day.

    An international prospect is rising up the boards and could end up being a late-lotto/mid-first pick:

     
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    We don't have a 2nd round pick this year, correct?
     
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    Man, Dillon Brooks just dropped a dagger 3 with .2 remaining against Cal for the win. This kid is a cold blooded killer. I think he could be a late 1st round or early second kind of guy. I like his fire. Go Ducks!
     
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    D69 was high on Williams when he was projected in the mid-30s (2nd Rd). He also liked Jarrett Allen when he barely made the Top 100. That guy is a Draft guru.
     
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    Dillon Brooks is so damn clutch he's like our John McClane. He should put a sign on other players that says, "Now I have a machine gun too. Ho ho ho!"
     
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    Ben Lammers is a guy to watch for late 1st rd, been playin real well of late, need to see more of him but could be a sleeper

     
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    March madness is when the guys really stand out and shine. We'll see then.
     
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    The way Brooks is improving his 3 ball, he is climbing the boards IMO. His mad dunks the last few weeks I am sure has also raised some eyebrows. If he can guard SG's then he will make it. He already has a good pull up mid range J. Maybe to the Blazers with Cleveland's pick?
     
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    I haven't watched him much, but from what I have seen, he's clearly a lottery talent as a combo guard. Being pegged as a mid-2nd round, under-sized forward is one of the most baffling things I've ever seen.
     
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    Well as a huge Duck fan.....I was not sold on him as a NBA player either, until the last month or so. IMO his 3 ball needed to improve a lot....but it has. So as a Blazer fan I would now consider him, but not in the lottery. Not sure his lateral quickness is there. (Kind of reminds me of Wes in that regards-which isn't too bad)
     
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