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Projected first rounders who may slide to second round

Discussion in '2019 NBA Draft' started by basketballholic, May 4, 2013.

  1. basketballholic

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    It happens every year guys. Might as well speculate on who may slide.

    My #1 candidate is:

    Tony Mitchell
    I've watched him a lot. He declined this year. Bad coaching situation. But he also has a tendency to be lackadaisical in transition defense and I question his brain. Possibly the best athlete in the draft though. But attitude and bball iq issues could torpedo his draft status.

    2. Dario Saric
    Could easily become a euro draft and stash second rounder. Body still underdeveloped. And game is not efficient. Poor to mediocre shooter at the moment although he has nice form. Slow on his feet. Too slow to play in the backcourt. Too thin to really play in the front court. He needs a lot of development before he could possibly be an NBA player. I can see him sliding big time.

    3. At least one of Mason Plumlee, Steven Adams, Kelly Olynk, Jeff Withey
    Simply too many 5's in the bottom half of the draft. Adams and Olynk are the most obvious candidates to fall in my opinion although Plumlee may fall because he is 23 years old.

    I don't consider Marcus Nogueira a first rounder. Don't know why Draftexpress has him up there. I don't even think he should be drafted at all. No talent. No heart. No anything there. Just a tall guy.
     
  2. Progs

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    Steven Adams... He is no where ready for NBA....
     
  3. BigBenito

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    Steven Adams had one of the very worst interviews I've ever seen/heard. Even people speaking a 3rd language have better interviews.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OnBC1pocAos" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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  4. Sen89

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    Repped.

    Best basketball interview, this guy is a complete idiot.
     
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    "I don't know... just running, playing, yeah."

    What does that even mean?
     
  6. boozle222

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    The "running and playing" bit rivals Lochte for worst interview answers of all time
     
  7. Progs

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    Trade Thomas Robinson and the 34 pick to move into the top 20 and draft Jeff Withey who is very underrated and will be a great backup in the NBA... Specially if the Rockets don't get D Howard and only get a PF free agent or get a PF on a trade...Rockets need to get rid of Jeremy Lin also dude is not starting material...
     
  8. Captain Hook

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    I disagree with this move. Trade a top 5 pick in 2012 to get in the 20s in a weak draft? Thomas Robinson ceiling is very high. Give him an offseason with Kevin Mchale and watch him develop
     
  9. RickyNewport

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    We still have a PF in Europe who might come over this year and they still have Tim O. who Morey gave a contract to around the same time he signed Beverly... To many young bigs to draft another one this year... My money is on Morey drafting a point guard because I believe both Beverly and Lin are free agents in two years and I doubt they brings Brooks back...

    I really like the point guard out of Germany. Forget his name though.
     
  10. OrangeRowdy95

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    No way Olynik or Plumlee drop past 20. They're too athletic and will both be able to contribute as backups right away.

    Withey could slip because he didn't show much offensive potential. He would be a steal for the Rockets at 34.
     
  11. BigBenito

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    The Scouting Video from DraftExpress on Adams.
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mmdpZD61dUw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    That is exactly what i'm looking for in a Center.
     
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  13. BigBenito

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    In Adams' defense, I did post another video and said he had the best interview I had ever seen.

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    (Presti and Brooks in attendance)
     
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