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#1 Majesty

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Posted November 30, 2013 - 02:56 PM

Who do you think the Lakers could be taking a look at in the upcoming 2014 draft as a realistic draft prospect.  Let's just say we have a top 25 pick or something alright? 


So who do you see us looking at?  

I'm gonna guess possibly the little known Deonte Burton in Nevada. but considering his play he may be drafted higher. 

he is a scoring point guard that stayed in college all 4 years, and is putting up 23 points on 47% from the field and 43% from three.   But he plays for Nevada and hasn't gotten much attention. 

 

He's the guy blocking shots and in the gray here

 



hitting the game winner here 

 

 

Lakers I think could take a look at this kid, but what directions do you see them going?  Looks like a spark plug kind of guy off a bench.   Although he pretty much has the responsibility of carrying that Nevada team on his back, to shoot at the percentage he does while really having to do mostly everything is a good sign though he has ball stopped a few times but he doesn't have much of a supporting cast to depend on.   If his game adjusted to NBA speed I'd say he'd be a pretty solid sparkplug off the bench

 

What do you guys think our prospects we'll be looking to draft in college will be? 


Please no "TANK FOR WIGGINS" stuff here.  Be realistic, top 25 pick, say the back half of that 25, who do you see the Lakers potentially eyeing to go after or draft? 


Edited by Majesty, November 30, 2013 - 03:03 PM.

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Posted November 30, 2013 - 03:19 PM

How does out 2014 pick work again, is protected if we land between 15-20 or only if we get above a pick 20?

 

But if we are in that 15-20 slot, I think the center from Kentucky, Stein will be available. Originally I thought he'd be top 10 pick but from what I've read and seen highlights, he is still too raw even as a sophomore, but hard to turn down a 7 footer with that kind of athleticism. Plus never has had injury issues from what I know which is always a big plus.


Edited by Ven, November 30, 2013 - 03:27 PM.


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Posted November 30, 2013 - 03:21 PM


How does out 2014 pick work again, is protected if we land between 15-20 or only if we get above a pick 20?


We have it no matter what.

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Posted November 30, 2013 - 03:27 PM

^

Ah ok so its only our second rounder we don't have.


Edited by Ven, November 30, 2013 - 03:27 PM.


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Posted November 30, 2013 - 08:03 PM

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Posted November 30, 2013 - 08:33 PM

At this rate between 8-15 IMO.  This draft is pretty deep and I'm hoping we could land Joel Embiid but I'm almost positive he's going top 5 off of potential alone.


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Posted December 01, 2013 - 12:33 AM

At this rate between 8-15 IMO.  This draft is pretty deep and I'm hoping we could land Joel Embiid but I'm almost positive he's going top 5 off of potential alone.

 

I think we'll end up with the 10th spot. The east sucks so damn bad that we'd be leading the Atlantic division and be 2nd in both the central and southwest division. That's an 8th spot right there but considering the west is completely up in the air, i think we'll end up in the 8-14 range, but probably around the 11th pick. 

 

I think Joel Embiid would be the absolute best we could hope for, but realistically i think Chris Walker or Andrew Harrison. 



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Posted December 01, 2013 - 12:36 AM

At this rate between 8-15 IMO.  This draft is pretty deep and I'm hoping we could land Joel Embiid but I'm almost positive he's going top 5 off of potential alone.

 

Yea I had looked into him when I saw his Jordan Classic game, kind of like a rawer and less polished but perhaps even more long term potential than Noel according to people. From the highlights and analysts, he is surely a lock in between that 5-10 range. Although I ironically I ran into this mock draft prediction.

 

 

http://www.cbssports...diculous-upside


Edited by Ven, December 01, 2013 - 12:37 AM.


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 02:42 AM

I think a lot depends on the situation on draft day. If we've managed to make a big move during the season or are looking to land a big time FA, i think we select someone who can help right away. If not, i think we draft more of a project, like Bynum and Kobe. 

 

I also think we'll go after either a big or a PG.



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Posted December 02, 2013 - 06:56 AM

He's similar to Bynum without the knee injuries.  7 foot 250lbs and can hook with either hand. 

 

Yea I had looked into him when I saw his Jordan Classic game, kind of like a rawer and less polished but perhaps even more long term potential than Noel according to people. From the highlights and analysts, he is surely a lock in between that 5-10 range. Although I ironically I ran into this mock draft prediction.

 

 

http://www.cbssports...diculous-upside


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#11 Majesty

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Posted December 02, 2013 - 07:39 PM

At this rate between 8-15 IMO.  This draft is pretty deep and I'm hoping we could land Joel Embiid but I'm almost positive he's going top 5 off of potential alone.



Good choice.  Mini Bynum ;) 


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Posted December 04, 2013 - 02:55 PM

nah I dont think he is a Bynum at all. Upside of a Heekem Olajuwon.

 

 

More realistic tho James Young, WCS, Aaron Harrison, Gary Harris.


Edited by BleedPurple&Gold, December 04, 2013 - 02:56 PM.

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Posted December 05, 2013 - 09:17 AM

I'm real careful about HOF comparisons.  If he can be healthy Bynum quality he is going to be a beast.  I'd like Cauley Stein if we aren't bad enough to get Embiid though.  Has defensive anchor and rebounding ability you can set a foundation on. 

nah I dont think he is a Bynum at all. Upside of a Heekem Olajuwon.

 

 

More realistic tho James Young, WCS, Aaron Harrison, Gary Harris.


Edited by Jody Smokes, December 05, 2013 - 09:18 AM.

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Posted December 05, 2013 - 05:51 PM

Yea but he is way different tho Embiid is a 7'0 athletic freak. Don't see any comparison beside both being 7 foot. Heekem is a better comparison to me  I'm not talking skillwise but he can def develop that and def has that now even. Heekem had phenomenal footwork and hands,  phenomenal body control, great coordination, very quick for his size, athletic, a willing passer, great defender, great shot blocker, great at stealing the ball, and running the floor. Embiid posses the same tools that Heekem has. That is how scary his potential is tho. He and Wiggins has the highest ceiling in the draft.  I get what you're saying tho. Only way we get him if we get a top 6 pick.

 

Yeah I'm loving WCS. Still need to work on defensive rebounding and he does need to improve on his offense which I think he has watching him this season, those loops he gets are phenomenal too, he is like a tyson chandler to me. I also would love getting James Young. Dude can be something.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 05:07 PM

Im in love with Embiid's game and potential as well.  I just don't think we are going to be bad enough to snag him. 


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Posted December 10, 2013 - 12:53 PM

Zack Lavine. Smooth jump shot and can develop as a PG.

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Posted December 23, 2013 - 09:45 AM

Willie Cauly-Stein !

I love his energy on the defensive end. And the way he runs up and down the floor for a 7 footer !

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Posted December 29, 2013 - 05:50 AM

Our draft pick is going to suck because were are going to finish in the 7th or 8th seed this year. Swaggy P Baby!!  The P doesn't stand for Pau unless he stops BSing



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Posted December 29, 2013 - 10:33 AM

In what world do you see even finishing that high? Once Marc comes back Memphis is going to have to play great bball to nab the 8th seed.  Problem is it has to be taken from Dallas, PHX or Golden St.  The only team likely to take a fall would be PHX but at this point I think they are good enough maintain it. 

 

Our draft pick is going to suck because were are going to finish in the 7th or 8th seed this year. Swaggy P Baby!!  The P doesn't stand for Pau unless he stops BSing


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