View Poll Results: Who will the Portland Trail Blazers take with the #6 pick in the 2012 Draft?

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  • Bradley Beal, SG, Florida

    20 48.78%
  • Jeremy Lamb, SG, Connecticut

    2 4.88%
  • Perry Jones, SF/PF, Baylor

    3 7.32%
  • Jared Sullinger, PF, Ohio State

    1 2.44%
  • Damian Lillard, PG, Weber State

    13 31.71%
  • Terrence Jones, SF, Kentucky

    1 2.44%
  • Austin Rivers, SG, Duke

    0 0%
  • Kendall Marshall, PG, North Carolina

    1 2.44%
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Thread: 2012 Raptors Republic Mock Draft: Fan Edition - 6th Overall Pick

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    Default 2012 Raptors Republic Mock Draft: Fan Edition - 6th Overall Pick

    In the 2012 Raptors Republic mock draft, we move onto one of two teams with 2 lotto picks and some options - the Portland Trail Blazers. Portland has a talented big man in LaMarcus Aldridge, supersub Wesley Matthews and a lot of cap space. Which way do they go? Nicolas Batum is a restricted free agent and they can match any offer that comes their way, but will some other team make things difficult on them by trying to lure him with a massive contract? The Blazers are also in need of a big man and a point guard as Raymond Felton is a free agent.

    Raptors Republic, who do you think the Portland Trail Blazers will take with the #6th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft?

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    I think this one comes down to Lillard and Beal for them... I think Beal edges out.

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    took lillard. i think that they can plug either the 2 or 3 in free agency and give the other to batum.

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    Portland needs a PG and a C. Since Drummond is gone, I'm going with Lillard.

    Is anybody else purposely not picking Beal cause you want the Raptors to get him?

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    they take Lilliard

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    Quote Tesla wrote: View Post
    Portland needs a PG and a C. Since Drummond is gone, I'm going with Lillard.

    Is anybody else purposely not picking Beal cause you want the Raptors to get him?

    Nahh, I have a feeling that Beal could slip to 7, but not 8

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    I voted for Beal. I don't think he would have made it this far.

    My mock:

    Davis
    Beal
    Robinson
    MKG
    Barnes
    Drummond

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    Quote Raptor_11 wrote: View Post
    Nahh, I have a feeling that Beal could slip to 7, but not 8
    I heard GS is very high on Sullinger. They also already have Thompson at the 2... you never know...

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    Lilliard is getting great reviews. Who knows. I voted for him due to need, but they could also draft Beal and trade Matthews down the road.
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    i think they go lillard if beal isn't there, but nab beal in a heartbeat. aldridge/batum/beal is a heck of a core. i wonder if they'd even get him to play pg.
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    Tough call, but I go with Lillard, unless they think they have a realistic shot at one of the big name free agent PG, then they could go Beal. With Aldridge, Batum and Matthews, they seem to be set at the 2/3/4, hence the need for a PG. They could probably pickup a big with their second lottery pick.

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    I voted Lillard.. Beal might be a good player, but he has deficiencies.. and Portland needs a PG. If Matthews is on the block they take Beal since I think he would be the BPA. But I'm going Lillard if the draft played out the way it did according to our Mock Draft.

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    This board mock draft is getting harder and harder to follow because of all the wrong picks earlier on.



    Bradley Beal available at #6? Cmon.
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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    This board mock draft is getting harder and harder to follow because of all the wrong picks earlier on.



    Bradley Beal available at #6? Cmon.
    It is hard to believe he slips... but there's hardly a consensus BPA once you get past the top pick. It's also hard to guage how much positional need comes into play, or whether teams are looking at becoming competitive in a 1-3 year window VS a 3-5 year window.

    After #1, I see this draft playing out a lot like the entire 2006 draft when Bargnani went 1st overall. In that draft, there were a bunch of solid players who were all expected to be solid contributors, but it was hard to predict/agree on which ones would become true star players. A lot of the top-10 picks in that draft came down to positional need as much as BPA, IMO. I think it comes down to grouping players together according to positional need, then drafting BPA from among that smaller group (ie: bigs, wings and PGs). The one thing that 2012 has that 2006 didn't, is a consensus #1 pick.

    Consensus #1 pick
    - 2006 draft: none
    - 2012 draft: Davis

    Bigs
    - 2006 draft: Bargnani, Aldridge, Thomas, Williams
    - 2012 draft: Robinson, Drummond, Sullinger, Henson

    Wings
    - 2006 draft: Roy, Gay, Foye, Morrison
    - 2012 draft: MKG, Beal, Barnes, Lamb, PJIII, T.Jones

    PGs
    - 2006 draft: there really weren't any highly touted PGs, at least as potential top-10 picks (Douby @ 19, Rondo @ 21... Fugly!)
    - 2012 draft: Lillard, Marshall, Waiters


    That's why I don't think it's inconceivable for a particular player to drop (or rise) substantially, especially at a position that isn't in high demand through the top-10 (ie: Portland & Toronto are only teams that really need a PG in the top-9).

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    Pick #6 ..... Andre Drummond. With potential changes (and player movements), a Big Centre to go with Aldridge could help the Trail Blazers. Even if his ultimate role is a Big off the bench.

    My Order of Picks:
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    1. Davis - NO
    2. Beal - Charlotte
    3. MKG - Washington
    4. Barnes - Cleveland
    5. P. Jones - Sacramento
    6. Drummond - Portland



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    For the sake of this particular mock draft, the obvious pick is Beal. But I think Drummond ends up in Portland too.
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    IMO, no way Barnes, Drummond or Lillard is drafted ahead of Beal. Probably not Robinson either, but if Beal is some how available at 6, there's no way they take anybody else. I guess he'll fall no lower than 4, along with Davis, MKG and Robinson, he'll probably be drafted at 2 or 3.

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    I'm praying that Barnes, Drummond and Perry Jones don't fall past 7, because I want Lillard, and if they do fall then there is a good chance that Lillard is already taken, or that he's there but we pass on him to grab one of these guys because they where rated higher and fell to us. I think Lillard will be better than those guys, and along with Davis, MKG and Beal, one of the best players from this draft. So I hope he doesn't go sixth

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    shouldn't we be on to 7 now?

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    Lillard...because of need (pg) and the diff. in capability between he and Beal is not much imo.

    Sigh.

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