- 06-20-2011, 06:30 PM
Not sure how many people care about it, the NBA dosent seem to be poplular around this site. Anyways, who do you think your team will get, who will go first, who will be the best player? Im a cavs fan and my guess is they go with Irving at 1 and Kanter at 4. I would say they will go with Valanciunas, but the word is he wont be able to play in the NBA the next season. To bad this is a very weak draft and there is no Rose or Durant type player in it, Either way as long as the Cavs dont do somehting stupid it should land them two quality players, and hopefully keep their first round next year and get a stud from that draft.
- 06-20-2011, 07:35 PM
Irving is a horrible #1 pick. Cavs should trade the pick. I thought the article on ESPN was a joke, at first (totally honest). It doesn't matter since there will be a lockout, anyway
06-20-2011, 11:56 PM
I think they should draft Williams 1 and Knight 4. Irving only played like 8 games I don't understand him being the first pick. His game seems like it will transition to the NBA safely, but knight seems to have a much higher ceiling as well as being a better scorer, and had a 4.0 in college. Williams would be a dominant pf with his athletisim and size. He would be a decent sf too, just not fast enough to run with the fasterplayers at the position. Who's your team Midwest?
06-21-2011, 08:19 AM
I agree with your assessment, entirely.
I root for the Bulls (it was nice to see a deep playoff run since it feels like I hadn't had the chance to experience since the Jordan era when I was a kid). However, I don't have a team. I really root for individual players and circumstance more when it comes to the NBA. MLB is the only sport I actually have a team in that I'm dedicated to 100%.
06-21-2011, 10:24 AM
I do the same with everyone other than the cavs. Would love to see the bulls try to swing a trade for Andre igudola. That would make them a team to worry about in the east.
06-21-2011, 02:47 PM
I believe Williams from Arizona will go 1st pick to the Cavs. Irving didn't play much so I don't think they would take the risk to pick him first. I am curious to see where Kemba Walker and Jimmer Fredette end up.
My team is the Thunder btw..Durant/Westbrook!
06-21-2011, 03:12 PM
I dont know, from everything coming out of Cleveland they seem high on both, but Irving has the edge from the sounds of it. I hope they go Williams. Even if Brandon Knights gone at 4, getting 2 big men like Williams and Val or Kanter would be good peices to build around. I think Kemba will go to either the Kings or Detroit. Jimmer will get drafted way sooner than he should by someone trading up for him. Jimmers like the Tim Tebow of the NBA draft this year.
06-21-2011, 07:53 PM
06-22-2011, 10:09 AM
the cavs are really getting screwed here, if all the players that could have came out did...this draft would be a lot deeper and would give the cavs a lot more options...in most seasons the cavs could have had a combo at 1 and 4 like lebron and dwade....durant and mike conley jr....dwight howard and shaun livingston (who was emerging before his injury)....this year they won't be getting anything close to that
they say the hardest positions to fill in the nba are pg's and centers, so if they select Irving I really can't blame them since he seems to be a good shooter and a true point guard, plus they need to look towards next year when they have 2 first round picks again and should have 1 in the top 10, so i say go for irving and kanter this year so you have a pg and center....then get your building block next year....weather its terrrance jones or perry jones....someone like them and they'll have a triple threat
if they draft williams, they then have to hope brandon knight is still there at 4 and if he's not they take a foreign player that won't help them anytime soon....theres too many players in the next draft that are better than williams even at the 10 or 12 spots
06-22-2011, 10:34 AM
06-22-2011, 11:01 AM
haha yeah i totally keep forgetting about sullinger......look at 2012 mock drafts....theres like a small army of kentucky kids projected in the first round
06-22-2011, 11:23 AM
06-22-2011, 11:44 AM
ohh don't get me started on orton....i'm a magic fan...how you draft a center that averaged 2 points a game is beyond me
06-22-2011, 11:47 AM
Like I said, I'm baffled he came out when he did. He said his stock was higher then or something, but I would think it would have been significantly higher had he stuck around this year and took over the role left vacant by Cousins since he only played minimal minutes off the bench. And the fact that he got drafted in the first round is shocking. I know big men are hard to come by, but I want at least SOMETHING proven and not ALL just "potential."
06-22-2011, 12:07 PM
06-22-2011, 01:01 PM
06-22-2011, 01:09 PM
i'm sorry i'm an idiot, i guess the cavs don't have the heats pick....but can swap picks with the heat if they want, but thats not going to happen
06-22-2011, 04:52 PM
I think with the cavs not being close to competitive val makes even more sense. He will be able to play after next season I'm told and he's only 19. If the cavs like val more than anyone left at 4, I don't think they should pass just because he wouldn't be here for a crappy season anyways. Next year get Harrison Barnes and then you have your future at center, point, and sf, along with Hickson at pf.
06-22-2011, 04:55 PM
Plus the cavs will probably trade Romon sessions, Andy veriajo, Daniel Gibson, and jamison in some type of combinations either this year or next year for picks.
06-22-2011, 08:49 PM
crazy trade talks i'm hearing now.....i've heard a few trades that would ultimately have the lakers starting 5 be, bynum, kevin love, derrick williams, kobe, and devin harris and artest as a 6th man....thats 4 outta 5 starters in their 20's and kobe
06-22-2011, 08:51 PM
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06-22-2011, 10:18 PM
Just posting what I heard, I think igudola is an awesome piece to add to a team on the brink of a championship, he's obviously not a number 1 player but is a really good player in my eyes anyway
And I love the sixers team, they have so much young talent, imo its almost like they can do no wrong, anything they get for igudola will only make the team much more complete
06-22-2011, 10:27 PM
For sure Iggy would make any team competitive, but would take a team on the brink over the top. The only thing the 76ers dont have is someone to take over a game at any time, besides Igudola. I dont get why they are so willing to part with him. Plus they will miss his defense from the 2 spot no doubt.
06-23-2011, 10:10 AM
06-23-2011, 03:38 PM
06-23-2011, 07:39 PM
So glad they dont have 30 mins like the NFL draft. Cleveland got a pretty good amount of cheers in Jersey, suprised by that. Lebron got some boos when they mentioned him. Cavs waited for a while to pick and they finally selected Kyrie Irving. Big shock.
06-23-2011, 07:48 PM
Interested to see who the Jazz take...
06-23-2011, 07:49 PM
for sure jazz could take change alot of picks depending on who they choose. Kanters probably the best option for them, and would really change what cleveland does at 4.
06-23-2011, 07:53 PM
Well now who knows what Cleveland will do with Kanter out. They could get Vanicnis, or even get Jan Veesly. Maybe even trade down for Vaniconis.
06-23-2011, 07:57 PM
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