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Thread: 2011 NBA Draft - Who should be pick + International Players

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    Quote chris wrote: View Post
    i have not yet seen a single game by any of these prospects you guys are talking about (and i suspect most of you are in the same boat)... but having said that, yeah, i'm behind everything you said about irving.

    the biggest factors for me are that 1) from what i've read, he's the most highly touted recruit at puke in a long time, and, as much as i hate them, they seem to be a reasonably successful program. and 2) he's starting ahead of seth curry*, who led his league in scoring at liberty as a freshman and whom many scouts think has the potential to be better than his brother.

    *side note - if we drop in the draft, and if curry comes out, i'd really like it if we nabbed him, provided he shows anything resembling that potential scouts are so excited about. because his brother's already one of my favourite players in the NBA, who i think will be one of the best guards of his generation.
    That is why I am wanting to be able to catch some games. I am really wanting to catch some of the top talent before March Madness hits. From the highlights, stats, and articles I have seen about Kyrie Irving, he seems like an incredible talent who I would love to see in a Raptors uniform. The problem is that it might be hard for me to see him in a Duke uniform until March comes around.

    That is also the big downside to Enes Kanter being ruled ineligible to play at Kentucky. I would have loved to see what he could do, especially after reading about the 34point/13rebound game he had against the USA in the Hoops Summit. He is a little short for a center, but is apparently being compared favourably to Horford.

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    Quote Shantz wrote: View Post
    That is why I am wanting to be able to catch some games. I am really wanting to catch some of the top talent before March Madness hits. From the highlights, stats, and articles I have seen about Kyrie Irving, he seems like an incredible talent who I would love to see in a Raptors uniform. The problem is that it might be hard for me to see him in a Duke uniform until March comes around.

    That is also the big downside to Enes Kanter being ruled ineligible to play at Kentucky. I would have loved to see what he could do, especially after reading about the 34point/13rebound game he had against the USA in the Hoops Summit. He is a little short for a center, but is apparently being compared favourably to Horford.
    i don't suspect you'll have much trouble finding televised puke games... they're ranked number 1, and with that roster i expect them to maintain it until the tournament starts. they're also arguably the most popular program of all time (along with NC, UCLA, and kentucky). games don't usually start getting televised until january (after bowl season), but once they start you'll probably be wishing that the game that is on wasn't another goddamn puke game.

    yeah bummer about kanter... now he'll go in to the draft as another relatively unknown euro, albeit one with a little more hype than most. woulda liked to see him in kentucky

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    None of the top guys minus Perry you should have a problem seeing...Kentucky,UNC,Dook are all going to be on natl tv every saturday....

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    Donatas Motiejunas aka Bargnani 2.0 (2.0 because from reading the profile it seems that he can rebound, play better D and is more aggressive)

    http://www.nbadraft.net/players/donatas-motiejunas

    You can't go wrong with 2 jumpshooting 7 footers :P

    Strengths: Versatile lefty bigman with a high ceiling ... Has a lot of potential due to his size, agility and offensive development ... A finesse 4-man with excellent versatility, but shows the toughness to play inside with contact ... Shows a strong ability to run the floor and change directions, start and stop ... Has great legs (strong) and feet (quick) ... Has inside/outside ability with the ability to defend inside and play with his back to the basket, as well as knock down shots on the perimeter ... His outside shot has both range and consistency, and he has begun to develop some excellent moves including a jump hook, a turnaround fadeaway as well as fakes to draw opponents off their feet and excellent footwork ... Shows a competitive fire. He has a strong desire to win and improve, he just needs to show that at all times ... Gets off the floor quickly and has solid explosiveness ... A solid shot blocker ... Comfortable handling the ball when necessary to break the press and has solid vision and passing ability ... Has a very good body and appears that he will be able to add upperbody strength and become a solid rebounder and interior post player at the NBA level ...

    Weaknesses: Is extremely talented and he knows it. At times he doesn't keep the pedal to the metal, exhibiting some lapses in focus and intensity (laziness) in practices ... Sometimes appears content to be better than others without dominating them the way he's capable ... That's the type of thing that he'll need to mature out of, learning to work hard at all times in order to reach the stature of a Gasol or Nowitzki ... Still needs to add polish on his moves on the perimeter but has excellent potential to do so ... Has thin arms and upperbody, although he has solid strength. He'll need to get stronger to contend with NBA bigs ... Solid length (6-11 wingspan) but nothing extraordinary ... Not as experienced or established as other European talents (such as Gasol or Nowitzki) were when they entered the NBA.
    (on NBAdraft.net he's listed at #5/#6 overall)



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    All joking aside, if we get the #1 pick I hope we get a PG, I want Weems to stay as the starting SF.
    Last edited by RaptorsFan4Life; Thu Nov 18th, 2010 at 07:04 AM.

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