With the 14th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft..

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The Houston Rockets Select..

  1. Terrence Ross

    15 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. Meyers Leonard

    46 vote(s)
    15.6%
  3. Terrence Jones

    18 vote(s)
    6.1%
  4. John Henson

    20 vote(s)
    6.8%
  5. Austin Rivers

    121 vote(s)
    41.2%
  6. Dimian Lillard

    13 vote(s)
    4.4%
  7. Arnett Moultrie

    13 vote(s)
    4.4%
  8. Moe Harkless

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  9. Royce White

    13 vote(s)
    4.4%
  10. Others

    34 vote(s)
    11.6%
  1. Da_Spark

    Da_Spark Member

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    Would we draft a center or the best talent available?
     
  2. highlander3128

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    Who cares?
    Its another asset!
     
  3. J.R.

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    Would we draft a 6'9 Forward or the best talent available?

    I have no idea.
     
  4. Ricksmith

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    Quincy Miller
     
  5. HTown_TMac

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    He's still at Baylor
     
  6. DaFranchise03

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    trade up to get Austin Rivers.
     
  7. cod

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    The Suns have the better "(4) W-L Percentage vs. Playoff teams, own conference" so it's likely the 13th pick.
     
  8. DaFranchise03

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    Not anymore. He decided to enter
     
  9. ElPigto

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    Lets accept it, we are stuck drafting 6-9 forwards.
     
  10. Shaud

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    He might still be at Baylor but his name is in the draft and he has signed with an agent.
     
  11. Da_Spark

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    The Suns drafting Rivers at 13th would make this win over the Hornets even sweeter! *sarcastic laugh* Ugh.
     
  12. thumbs

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    We'll draft another tweener PF/SF with the same result as last year ... and the year before that. Maybe we'll get lucky and Arnett Moultrie will show some promise in the D-League. We would never draft Meyer Leonard because he is only a sophomore -- not old enough to be a Rocket. I'm so tired of moneyball and it's inherent mediocrity. Apologies for being down.
     
  13. cod

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    Suns hold tiebreaker.

    13. Houston
    14. Suns

    http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/39555/ford-in-maui-austin-rivers-overrated
     
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    Why are you in love with Rivers? Other than being Doc Rivers' son, I don't see the appeal. His weaknesses cancel his strengths and he is another tweener, more SG than PG. I'm not dissing your enthusiasm for him. I just don't see enough to get excited.
     
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    I'd be happy with:
    - PF/SF Perry Jones III: He almost surely won't be here, but I'd be ecstatic if he was.
    - SG Terrence Ross: Needs polish, but has a high-ceiling and athleticism we could use on the wing.
    - SF/PF Royce White: Not sure where he'd fit on the current roster, but he's an incredibly unique and versatile talent worth grabbing (despite his mental concerns).
    - C Meyers Leonard: Has the length and tools to develop, and we have Camby to hold down the C spot until he's ready.
    - SG Jeremy Lamb: Some have him slipping but he has elite scoring potential, he just needs to mature and gain some unselfishness.

    I'd be so-so with:
    - PF John Henson: The shot-blocking would be useful, but would he contribute significantly elsewhere?
    - SG Austin Rivers: Has the killer-instinct and scoring ability, but lacks a left-hand and is somewhat one-dimensional.
    - SF/PF Terrence Jones: Another "power-wing", but I like him more than Morris for sure.
    - PF Arnett Moultrie: Solid across the board, unspectacular.
    - PG Damian Lillard: Only if it's obvious we're dealing one of our PGs. Don't see him developing the PG mentality, but he has great offensive skillset.
    - PF/C Tyler Zeller: He doesn't have the upside that I'd want, and I don't like him as a C longterm.
    - SG Dion Waiters: Can score and make plays on both ends, but is only 6-4 and would probably be a slight reach.

    I'd be pissed off:
    - PF Jared Sullinger: Short, fat PF without athleticism. Sounds likely, unfortunately.
    - SF Moe Harkless: I like the kid, but I watch a lot of SJ, and he's NOT ready to contribute offensively on the NBA perimeter. He's been overrated.
     
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    I don't see PJIII dropping all the way down to 14th. If he somehow does, i think he would be the popular pick.
     
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    I would go with need on this one and pick Leonard. Like they should have done last year.:rolleyes:
    I would either take a flyer on White, Fournier or J. Taylor with the 16th.
     
  20. rolyat93

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    Rivers will be there at 14 or later. Need to package picks and move up, been said every year but it's true.
     

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