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    Default Hoopsworld 2010 NBA MOCK DRAFT - Consensus 1.0

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    13 Alex Raskin------Yannis Koutroupis----Joel Brigham-------Steve Kyler
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    ----Ekpe Udoh------ Larry Sanders-------Hassan Whiteside---Damion James

    None of the 4 guys have Whiteside going before 13

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=16164

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    The only certainty is that we'll be drafting a big.

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    Quote James Ballswin (Realizar) wrote: View Post
    The only certainty is that we'll be drafting a big.
    It certainly seems to be the current consensus.

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    Some of James pre-draft measurements. The other two do not appear to have their measurements available yet

    James

    Height without shoes 6'6".25
    Weight 225
    Wing Span 7'0".75
    Standing reach 8'10"
    No Step Vertical 30.0
    Max Vertical 37.0
    Bench Press 14
    3/4 Court Sprint 3.09

    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Damion-James-1074/

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    I have been reading good things about Udoh as well. Is considered more NBA ready as a pick (big) at 13.

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    I have been reading good things about Udoh as well. Is considered more NBA ready as a pick (big) at 13.
    So many choices.



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    Udoh and Whiteside seem like good choices...

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    Draft whiteside gotdammmit he will improve our interior defence, plus if we get bynum for bosh, we will be stacked at frontcourt, which has been a problem for years now.

    We need a point guard though, so bc is gonna need to buy a draft pick this year. Maybe paul harris seems good, loads of potential

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    The reports on Whiteside say that he is an excellent weakside shot blocker but a poor defender in all other areas + a very bad man-to-man defender, particularly in the post.

    His team ranked 130th in defensive efficiency amongst college basketball teams ... which is ridiculous for any team that is boasting an above average NBA caliber interior defender with shot blocking skills.

    Whiteside doesn't sound like a guy who'll improve the Raptors defense. At least not for a few seasons.
    Last edited by Dave; Sun May 9th, 2010 at 04:05 PM.

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    Quote Dave wrote: View Post
    The reports on Whiteside say that he is an excellent weakside shot blocker but a poor defender in all other areas + a very bad man-to-man defender, particularly in the post.

    His team ranked 130th in defensive efficiency amongst college basketball teams ... which is ridiculous for any team that is boasting an above average NBA caliber interior defender with shot blocking skills.

    Whiteside doesn't sound like a guy who'll improve the Raptors defense. At least not for a few seasons.
    This sounds like a marriage made in basketball heaven

    Whiteside can teach Bargnani how to play weak side defense and Bargnani can teach Whiteside how to play man-to-man defense

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    Whiteside sounds a lot like JaVale McGee. A player who can make some defensive plays but is overall a very poor defender ... and/but is also a player with very good defensive potential he can put it together after a few rough seasons of much needed experience + hopefully improvement.

    Whiteside is an interesting comparison to McGee in other areas too. Some offensive skills with the jumper and solid rebounding.

    Whiteside is a decent pick ... just a high risk one ... and it looks like he'll need a few years to develop into a contributor.

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