With the #7 pick, the Portland Trail Blazers select....

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  1. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    I would be ok with Sochan at 7. Super interesting

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    I wouldn’t be disappointed if the Blazers picked him.
     
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    At what point do we prefer him to Murray? Murray is obviously way more polished and perhaps a bit more well rounded, but Sochan gives us skill sets we just don't have on this team. I'd prefer his skillet to Murray's.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    God I wish we had the pelicans pick.
     
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    That's ESPN's big board. They got Mark Williams at 15, TyTy Washington at 16, Tari Eason at 17 and Sochan at 18. I'm not sure he'll be there at 13 but I sure as shit can't be sure he won't.
     
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    I don’t think we’ll have to worry about it. Pretty sure Murray will be gone by 7.
     
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    Here's a good example of Sochan's strengths and weaknesses. North Carolina knocked Baylor out of the NCAA tournament. BUT: although they were up by 25 with 10 minutes left, the Bears forced overtime. And Sochan is everywhere. Now, he looks clumsy at times (and a vital 3 pointer is BANKED in, clearly not intentionally), but holy shit, the work he puts in! He's everywhere, and he's just WILLING his team on. He really is a Draymond-like player. Watch:

     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    No, but at #7, he sure as hell better be a lot better than Boris Diaw.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    I think Mathurin will be the guy that everyone wishes they would have drafted. I like him more than Johnny Davis.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Who really knows where each player is going. But i think where Chetster goes, will really change what teams do. I don't see why Detroit would take Murray, when they have Bey & Stewart already. I could see Detroit fall in love with Duren. They have the time frame to develop him. I think , if, the Blazers can acquire John Collins from the Hawks for the #7, they will trade the pick. In NO WAY do i think they trade the #7 for Grant. That's flat out dumb. I think if Murray falls to them, they draft him and keep him. I also think they may fall for Mathurin's huge upside, and NBA ready skillset. Griffin's injury sitch should make them, say no to him. I like Sochan as well. Bottom line is, the Draft is a crapshoot. Chetster said "He" will be the Best in the NBA in 2 months. We'll see. While he does have skills, i think his highside is Poor Ol' Zingus. His bottom might be journeyman bigman.
     
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    It's really all on the Pacers. I can just as easily see them go with Mathurin or Duren instead of Murray.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    I kinda feel like with the trading of Sabonis, they stayed All In on Turner. Mathurin makes so much sense for them. But teams don't seem to do things that make sense in Drafts.
     
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    Plus what will the Pacers do with T J Warren, who broke out, in the bubble, but has been hurt since.
     
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    Did Sochan ever get measured at the combine? Strange if he opted out of it.
    I wonder if maybe he is not quite 6'9" 230 with a 7' wingspan like previously mentioned.
     
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    Like Jerami Grant and the Pistons, Turner and Brogdon have no future with the Pacers. They have started the rebuild. I'd be surprised if they don't take a higher potential guy like Mathurin or Duren over Murray.
     
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    That's fine with me, and i agree. Boxing teams into what they WILL draft is just speculation. The time between now and the Draft will be filled with "What should we do's", by all teams. But especially the teams not involved in the current series. Murray could drop, and that would be just fine with the Blazers.
     
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    The closer we are getting to the draft, after knowing our draft position, the more I want either Murray (who I see as a Paul Milsap type player) or Sochan (who I see as a Ron Artest type) . These are my guys.
     
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    Sochan is the dude if you stay at 7
     
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    “If you love defense and you love tenacity, Sochan is the player for you. He’d fit right in on the late 80’s Pistons with his mean streak and frustration he causes on the court.”
     
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    Was thinking the same thing for the same reasons. But the guy I'd really want if I'm Detroit is Ivey to pair with Cunningham. Jaden doesn't project well for the Kings at #4 so we could see a pick swap there.

    Btw, sucks that Ivey and so many others from this draft skipped the combine. Often thats the only real measurements we ever get on guys.

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