With the 7th pick in the 2024 NBA Draft, The Portland Trailblazers select. . .

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  1. beast crnjo

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    A guard that pulls down 9 rebounds per game is at freak level. He'd be a better pairing to Scoot than Ant, who is a negative defender. Plus he shot nearly 40% from 3, 55% from 2. And he made a number of deep Damian Lillard level 3s. I think he'll end up being the best player in the draft. Pick him at 7 of he's there.


    He just set the record for 3/4 court sprint, has a 42 inch vertical? What is this kid's downside aside from being 6'2?

    Look at highlights of him defending bigger players inside
     
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    7. Portland Trail Blazers: Ron Holland
    Portland is years away from putting together a competitive squad, so selecting a high-potential prospect with the seventh pick is not the worst idea. Holland, 18, had an underwhelming lone season with G League Ignite with poor shooting numbers, but his athleticism and explosiveness provide him with a high ceiling.

    High potential but cant shoot?

    We were one of the worst shooting teams in the last year, seems that would be an area to improve on. I get, it takes 18 year olds a while to develop.
     
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    Tall, has high upside, won't screw up our Flag tank.... sounds good.
     
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    Castle is an interesting choice. I see him as an Andre Miller/Brogdon-type guard.
    But personally, I would rather have any of the 5 you just mentioned over Castle. Well, at least Riscacher, Williams, and Buzelis.

    I think he will be a solid NBA player, but with Scoot and Sharpe and even Rupert, I just don't see the need. I am absolutely OK with taking the BPA when the player is obviously that much better than the other option, but is Castle better? I don't see this as a Chris Paul situation.
     
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    Andre Miller was one of my fave Blazers ever and a healthy Brogdon would be our best player, so you're not dampening the fire in my heart for Stephon Castle!

    I would be frankly amazed if he fell to 7 though. I honestly expect him to get top 3 talk by the time the draft comes around.
     
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    Yeah, it wasn't meant as a slight to him. I like him, I just think there are some forwards (a position of need) with similar potential.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    It's crazy how far Justin Edwards fell. He was mocked in the top 5 and now he might not even get picked in the first round.
     
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    The next Devin Booker?
     
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    Wolves'll take him and put him next to Ant.
     
  11. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Rumor is that he put on 20 lbs of fat and has lost a lot of his athleticism. His measurables at the combine have been absolutely terrible.

     
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    I always give guys bonus points for making it through an interview without saying "you know".
     
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    You know?
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I had this thought too…… but it’s kind of ridiculous.

     
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    I’ve been thinking about this. Makes me wonder if a lot of players from this class will come out with a chip on their shoulder and it’ll motivate them to prove everyone wrong.
     
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    I'm sure some will, but any player who was going to be good anyways would've just used something different for motivation.
     
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    I don't even bother hoping anymore.
     
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    Riscaher is not a 3-and-D player. He has a nice pull-up mid-range shot. The mid-range shot, when you are stopping on a dime, is what separates good offensive players and average ones IMO. Lots of players have a good set shot from deep and can also attack the basket. But the pull-up jumper seems to be a little more difficult, yet so important to have. Does Ruppert have that skill set yet? Maybe but I have not seen it.
     
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