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#21 UKUGA

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Posted May 19, 2011 - 10:47 AM

What do you mean by overblown Euro stiff?


Euros have a tendency to get overblown in pre-draft hype, largely because not enough people have seen them play and its easy to manipulate people's views through video highlights, etc.


Darko Milicic is the prime example of this. There were some who thought he should be drafted ahead of Lebron, based purely upon speculation.

He was the #2 pick in a loaded draft (Anthony, Bosh, Wade came immediately after).

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Posted May 19, 2011 - 02:20 PM

Euros have a tendency to get overblown in pre-draft hype, largely because not enough people have seen them play and its easy to manipulate people's views through video highlights, etc.


Darko Milicic is the prime example of this. There were some who thought he should be drafted ahead of Lebron, based purely upon speculation.

He was the #2 pick in a loaded draft (Anthony, Bosh, Wade came immediately after).

I think Dirk is a little better than Darko lol
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Posted May 20, 2011 - 01:36 PM

Why about isiah Thomas from Washington. Feisty little guy who gets into the lane at will, defends well and can flat out pass
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Posted May 20, 2011 - 01:45 PM

Also Demetri McCamey can flat pass. He's money. Inconsistent as hell and has a poor work ethic but if he gets it then he will be a steal
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Posted May 20, 2011 - 03:44 PM

I don't know if we should move up into the 1st round of THIS draft, cause it's pretty damn thin!

Maybe we could like invest for next year's draft, do something like a package with Blake, Ron and trade them to Minny for Luke Ridnour and a future 1st round draft pick, you know they won't climb much in only one year, and we'll be low 1st round next year as we always are.

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 07:14 PM

I'd trade the 4 2nd round picks for a 20-30 1st round pick.

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Posted May 21, 2011 - 07:33 AM

I'd trade the 4 2nd round picks for a 20-30 1st round pick.


Only if a deal had been worked out for a player to drop down into that range.

With four picks, there's a good chance that one may actually turn into something notable. Plus, by being a 2nd round pick, there is limited risk b/c the contracts don't have to be guaranteed (per the current CBA, which we all know is expiring).

Lastly, the next coach may actually be willing to give decent minutes to a rookie. Something we haven't seen in LA for quite a while.

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 12:08 PM

Only if a deal had been worked out for a player to drop down into that range.

With four picks, there's a good chance that one may actually turn into something notable. Plus, by being a 2nd round pick, there is limited risk b/c the contracts don't have to be guaranteed (per the current CBA, which we all know is expiring).

Lastly, the next coach may actually be willing to give decent minutes to a rookie. Something we haven't seen in LA for quite a while.

Yeah lol MItch would be high on some foreign substance to do four 2nd round picks for a single 1st rounder.
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Posted May 25, 2011 - 11:35 AM

If I had the second pick, I'd probably lean toward drafting Kanter.


But, he could end up just being another overblown Euro stiff (like Dirk).

If you're saying we could drafting somebody like Dirk .. I don't see the downside to that

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 01:46 AM

Rebounders and shooters are always usefull, and there are a few guys in this draft that are going to be nba role-players for a long time.

Kenneth Faried and Bismack Biyombo are two undersized PFs that are both going to be good, as they are excellent rebounders with toughness and athleticism.

Jimmer Fredette and Klay Thompson are both combo-guards, that can shoot. On the Lakers, where 2-3 guys command double-teams, these two could also be good.
It may be possible to package a few of the 2nd round picks to get a shot at one of these four guys.

If not, then at least package two-three of them to move up into the early 2nd round range to get a shot at Nolan Smith or Norris Cole.

Trading Pau for the 2nd pick is obviously insane.

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 11:11 AM

If we do end up keeping our picks, these are the players I would like to see the Lakers go after:

PG - Isaiah Thomas - Washington
PG - Shelvin Mack - Butler
PG - Nolan Smith - Duke

G - Malcom Lee - UCLA

PF/C - Keith Benson - Oakland

SG - David Lighty - Ohio State

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 09:37 PM

If we do end up keeping our picks, these are the players I would like to see the Lakers go after:

PG - Isaiah Thomas - Washington
PG - Shelvin Mack - Butler
PG - Nolan Smith - Duke

G - Malcom Lee - UCLA

PF/C - Keith Benson - Oakland

SG - David Lighty - Ohio State

I'd be down if we picked up Mack. Also if we got his Butler teammate Matt Howard that would be sweet as well. I realize we need to draft more than 1 guard, but Howard is a worker. Could both be steals.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 06:50 PM

I'd be happy with Nolan Smith. Dude can play. I hope we either pick him or trade for his rights.




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