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Thread: 2008 Draft - Raptors Would Have Picked Hickson

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Ed Davis also has a chance to be a double-double player, but he's got a very high basketball IQ, is a smart defender and is renowned for being a hard worker. No one has ever questioned Davis' focus or ability to understand plays. I'll take Davis over Hickson at this point and I'd venture a guess that most GMs would do the same thing.
    And Davis' father is a former NBA player who kicked around the league for 10 years because he was a grinder. Having a father who played in the league, and wasn't a dick, must be a great resource and preparation tool.

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    And Davis' father is a former NBA player who kicked around the league for 10 years because he was a grinder. Having a father who played in the league, and wasn't a dick, must be a great resource and preparation tool.
    I especially liked that part.
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    And Davis' father is a former NBA player who kicked around the league for 10 years because he was a grinder. Having a father who played in the league, and wasn't a dick, must be a great resource and preparation tool.
    Andy Rautins doesnt think so...

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Ed Davis also has a chance to be a double-double player, but he's got a very high basketball IQ, is a smart defender and is renowned for being a hard worker. No one has ever questioned Davis' focus or ability to understand plays. I'll take Davis over Hickson at this point and I'd venture a guess that most GMs would do the same thing.
    Most NBA players have high basketball IQs thats why they play in the NBA....he did nothing in college to set apart his IQ from anybody drafted in the 1st round...and hes never played a single NBA game,where as Hickson clearly has shown he can and will be a double double player with mins...and Hickson came into the league with more pedigree out of college than Davis..so again if you liek Davis and want him to succeed thats cool but theres nothing factual or tangible you can point too to give you a conclusion that he will be better and he doesnt have a higher ceiling than JJ so leave that out....

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    To be honest who cares what most GMs in the NBA would do,most GMs in basketball are morons which is why Joe Johnson is a max player,Eddy Curry and Jerome James got 10 mil per,why Mike Conley is getting 5 yr 45 mil and the leage is losing money hand over fist and going into a lockout next year lol

    Worst argument to ever make is to co sign NBA GMs in terms of decision making or off the record quoting...Over half the NBA GMs are complete failures as exes businessmen and basketball evaluators and would be out on the street if they werent connected at the top in the NBA....thats why you got 7-8 good teams and 20 or so bad ones.....NBA more so than any other sport is full of absolute idiots running teams and making personnel decisions...

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    This is like saying we should've picked Danny Granger over Joey Graham.

    Woops.

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