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    Quote raptors999 wrote: View Post
    Could Phoenix use two of four picks to draft the Harrison twins to play with the other twins. Play 1-4 all twins plus a Plumlee

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    Get a Lopez twin from Brooklyn, give them Plumlee so he can play with the other Plumlee.

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    here is my take I want playmakers they dont have to be scorers just make plays.
    1. thing I can say about anderson that u cant say about many of the point guards in this draft, at 6'9 he will not be posted up by any point in the league period.
    2. he has the best passing skills of any point in the draft check his stats
    3. ucla had one of the best defenses in the ncaa this year even tho none of those guys are good one v one defenders. I think anderson lead them in steals.
    4. he rebounds from the point position, you know how hard that is to find?
    5. he makes plays

    without a doubt if you watched any ucla games this year if anderson was not on the floor the team was garbage. lavine can not run point to save his life and he is too small to be a great nba SG. what poeple are banking on is he is a scoring point guard like westbrooke. if he is not I dont even see him as a rotation player, why he is even listed in the first round I have no idea but I would not draft him.

    napier is another good point but he is too small. the difference to me between nappier and anderson is you can hide anderson in a defense u cant hide napier cause he can only guard 1 position, and he can be posted by many guards at that 1 position he can guard.
    There is a chance Anderson falls to the Raps at #20.
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    I thought the Daniels kid from UConn looked pretty solid last night. Long, athletic, with some range. Could be a good long term option for the 3

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    It's odd that I could find no evidence of Joel Embiid declaring though Draft Express has him down for declaring and staying in.

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    It's odd that I could find no evidence of Joel Embiid declaring though Draft Express has him down for declaring and staying in.
    Exactly. Combine that with the Wisconsin kids staying in school (Good for them!), Stauskas not making a decision until this coming week (No one on Michigan are Seniors -- that's big), the kid at Duke probably staying another year to play with his best friend...and a lot of the kids declaring, (I'm assuming after doing research) quite frankly, not even being worth researching (Roscoe Smith? A SF whose only skill is rebounding? Seriously?) this is looking like an average draft after the top 4-5 players.

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    Most College 1 and comes should skip this draft and go in 2015 when picks are better distributed. Wiggins already declared so Parker should go 1 in 2015. Embid 2 in 2014. if you are 10-25 next year looks better.

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    If you're a surefire lottery pick, going back for another year is a bad financial decision 90% of the time. Even for a guy like Stauskus, more bad than good will probably happen.

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    Yeah but after top six a lot of pick are bunched together on the same team. Parker could go or stay and he will be fine but late lottery should stay if they can.

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    I really hope we can get Stauskas.

    He has a lightning quick release, great shot and has driving and passing capabilities.

    He could take all of Novak's minutes and eat some of Salmons' as well.
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    Quote raptors999 wrote: View Post
    Yeah but after top six a lot of pick are bunched together on the same team. Parker could go or stay and he will be fine but late lottery should stay if they can.

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    Quote RaptorsFohEva wrote: View Post
    I really hope we can get Stauskas.

    He has a lightning quick release, great shot and has driving and passing capabilities.

    He could take all of Novak's minutes and eat some of Salmons' as well.
    Will Salmons be back next year? I don't think he will.

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    Will Salmons be back next year? I don't think he will.
    Perfect, he can get his old minutes.
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    If you're a surefire lottery pick, going back for another year is a bad financial decision 90% of the time. Even for a guy like Stauskus, more bad than good will probably happen.
    I agree. There have been a few players who have decided to stick around for 4 years and dropped from a lotto to a late first. That is a difference in like 4 million dollars, the smart thing to do is to declare and get paid, and if you really want a degree then make money and go to school later.

    The NBA needs to get rid of the mandatory 1 year in college and go back to no age restrictions.

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    Canadian kids seem better for free agency than draft. Let Wiggins Stuaskas Ennis play in Chicago, Phil and LA. then try to pick them up in four years as free agents. Grabbing Wiggins in five year with a max deal seems better than try to tank, trade up. More likely than Durant.

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    Quote OldSkoolCool wrote: View Post
    I agree. There have been a few players who have decided to stick around for 4 years and dropped from a lotto to a late first. That is a difference in like 4 million dollars, the smart thing to do is to declare and get paid, and if you really want a degree then make money and go to school later.

    The NBA needs to get rid of the mandatory 1 year in college and go back to no age restrictions.
    Yup. Patric Young is a perfect example. James McAdoo is another one.
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    Yup. Patric Young is a perfect example. James McAdoo is another one.
    Great examples, especially since both guys will basically be lucky to be drafted at all, so they fell a lot farther than just going from early to late 1st round.

    Patric Young is early 2nd round at best it seems.

    McAdoo as well. Guy was a lock for as a mid-first round pick a couple of years ago. Now who knows if he gets picked?

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    Re: Kyle Anderson

    One of his major flaws is his lack of footspeed required to guard NBA guards right?

    Well why couldn't he play with two smaller combo guards/SGs and defend the 3? Is he too slow for that too?

    His shooting percentages are unreal, and I feel like SGs with PG size are a dime a dozen in the NCAA. Why don't we draft a shabazz napier, a selfish PG, and let Anderson do his thing while guarding the three?

    All legitimate questions, not rhetorical lol

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    Is Anderson's lack of footspeed worse than Vasquez?

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    Re: Kyle Anderson

    One of his major flaws is his lack of footspeed required to guard NBA guards right?

    Well why couldn't he play with two smaller combo guards/SGs and defend the 3? Is he too slow for that too?

    His shooting percentages are unreal, and I feel like SGs with PG size are a dime a dozen in the NCAA. Why don't we draft a shabazz napier, a selfish PG, and let Anderson do his thing while guarding the three?

    All legitimate questions, not rhetorical lol
    The people in love with Anderson keep saying he is a Point Guard and therefor think he is limited to guarding that position defensively and offensively being put beside a SG and another SF

    He is a 3 who likes to handle the ball and run the offense. He will guard 3's and be defended by 3's. He will be on the floor as a 3 and play with a point guard who brings the ball up, than will give him the ball on the wing and let him create.

    I really like him as well. He is not in the greatest physical shape. If he stays the same weight but adds some legs strength I don't doubt he can achieve average footspeed. He already gets around people with skill so as he changes his body he should in theory become very good.

    I would personally draft LaVine over Anderson though....

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