What's your goal going into this draft?

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Natebishop3, May 15, 2024 at 9:45 AM.

  1. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    90,517
    Likes Received:
    52,607
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Do you go BPA?

    Do you go with biggest bang/bust potential?

    Are you trying to find a rotation guy? Someone who can be a starter for a long time but has a low ceiling?

    Personally, I think we have the low ceiling rotation guys with Camara, Walker, Murray, etc. This draft is such a crapshoot. I like the idea of going with the guy with the highest ceiling, regardless of how raw he is. I'd still probably lean towards drafting a guy like Ron Holland and hope that he can add shooting to his repertoire.
     
    UKRAINEFAN and BIG Q like this.
  2. HailBlazers

    HailBlazers RipCity

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Messages:
    18,932
    Likes Received:
    15,629
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    PDX
    Either the best shooter or wing defender.
     
  3. blazerkor

    blazerkor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2014
    Messages:
    14,051
    Likes Received:
    14,973
    Trophy Points:
    113
    With pick 7 I want Cody. That being said my goal for this draft that has been much maligned is that we keep 7 and also get the first pick away from the Hawks ending up with Alex Sarr and Cody Williams. I don't think it's a pipe dream because I don't think Sarr/the first pick is out of reach for any team that is motivated to get him.
     
  4. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    90,517
    Likes Received:
    52,607
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Why wing defender though? I totally get wanting a shooter, but we have Camara and Thybulle as very good wing defenders. They just can't shoot.
     
    cheesehoff and Pinwheel1 like this.
  5. HailBlazers

    HailBlazers RipCity

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Messages:
    18,932
    Likes Received:
    15,629
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    PDX
    Word. Simply looking for the SFOTF that leans towards defense. Cody potentially.
     
  6. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    90,517
    Likes Received:
    52,607
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Risacher would be perfect... I just have doubts he's there at 7.
     
  7. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    Messages:
    19,878
    Likes Received:
    16,384
    Trophy Points:
    113
    He could drop if a couple 4/5's and guards are taken early.
     
  8. BoBoBREWSKI

    BoBoBREWSKI BURP!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    13,188
    Likes Received:
    4,009
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    NW
  9. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    90,517
    Likes Received:
    52,607
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Most def.
     
  10. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    32,243
    Likes Received:
    40,610
    Trophy Points:
    113
    He's likely the first forward taken. I would be shocked if Clingan, Sheppard and Topic all went ahead of him, and even if they did, someone would have to value 2 of Castle/Knecht/Holland/Buzelis over Risacher for him to drop to 7.
     
    Hoopguru likes this.
  11. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    90,517
    Likes Received:
    52,607
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I could see this scenario

    upload_2024-5-15_10-56-42.png

    Hawks - take Sarr because he's pretty close to a consensus #1 pick
    Wiz - hard to peg what they're going to do, but I could see them taking Dillingham or maybe they go Clingan. They need basically everything right now.
    Rockets - I could see them taking Sheppard, but I think Clingan makes a lot of sense next to Sengun. They don't need forwards.
    Spurs - I think they have to take Topic. They desperately need a point guard who can get Wemby the ball. Topic just makes so much sense for them.
    Pistons - supposedly Buzelis' agent is also the brother of Arn Tellem, their VP. I was listening to a podcast where they were speculating this could be the kind of move they make. I'm not sure if Risacher makes sense for them, with Thompson.
    Hornets - putting Sheppard next to Ball makes so much sense to me. He's a great shooter, he's a good defender. Ball/Sheppard/Miller.

    But honestly who even knows... this draft is such a mixed bag.2
     
  12. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    90,517
    Likes Received:
    52,607
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    If Risacher is there at 5, do you try to move up and grab him?
     
  13. Whyachi

    Whyachi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2023
    Messages:
    6,331
    Likes Received:
    3,536
    Trophy Points:
    113
    There's too much goofing off on this squad. There's players that go hard for half a season, then take the Jody bag and quit. I say trade the loafers that don't want to be Blazers. If they play better on other teams, good for them. I'm just done with the unproffesionalism.

    Build around Ayton, Scoot, Sharpe now, not later. Draft a combo guard at #7 to back up Scoot & Sharpe. Draft a backup PF/C at #14 to help Ayton in the paint. Repeat process in 2nd round, or find the best 3pt shooters available.

    Cronin needs to wheel and deal. Chip away this summer, and again at the trade deadline. Double picks in 2029 is too far away. Blazers need 2 FRP's in the immediate following seasons. Otherwise this team might get stuck in rebuilding purgatory, which is far worse then mediocre purgatory. The last thing Blazers need is waiting 10 years for a Wemby to show up.
     
  14. e_blazer

    e_blazer Rip City Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    23,336
    Likes Received:
    28,839
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Consultant
    Location:
    Oregon City, OR
    Avoid falling asleep.
     
    GriLtCheeZ, STOMP, Strenuus and 2 others like this.
  15. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    32,243
    Likes Received:
    40,610
    Trophy Points:
    113
    If Cronin takes @AmirIcon's free idea, we won't have to move up because we'll already have 5.
     
    AmirIcon likes this.
  16. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    Messages:
    19,878
    Likes Received:
    16,384
    Trophy Points:
    113
    BPA.....
     
    Ed O likes this.
  17. B-Roy

    B-Roy If it takes months

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    30,338
    Likes Received:
    23,122
    Trophy Points:
    113
    If Sheppard is there at 7, I'm taking him without hesitation. Don't overthink it.
     
    Hoopguru and Ed O like this.
  18. BIG Q

    BIG Q Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2008
    Messages:
    1,060
    Likes Received:
    1,086
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    TEMPE, AZ
    This should be a Schmitz pick at 7. He is supposed to be the talent guru. Whatever player he deems BPA they should take. At 14 I think that should be more of a pick for the future. A big that needs 2-4 years to pay dividends unless they go Edey there, as he can contribute right away.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2024 at 6:50 PM
    rotary111 likes this.
  19. SharpesTriumph

    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2018
    Messages:
    7,306
    Likes Received:
    7,056
    Trophy Points:
    113
    BPA

    Will be funny if its another short PG but I'd still do it then trade Ant+Brogdon.
     
    Hoopguru likes this.
  20. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    Messages:
    19,878
    Likes Received:
    16,384
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Shouldn't matter if it's a guard or not, trades are on the horizon.
     

Share This Page