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2014 Second Round Rocket Prospects

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by CertifiedTroll, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. MrButtocks

    MrButtocks Contributing Member

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    Bev is a pure defender. Smith reminds me much more of Lou Williams. Very quick, likes taking shots off the dribble rather than spotting up. Not a point guard, but could be a bench scorer on the next level. Don't know if he can help the Rockets, but I like his chances.
     
  2. CertifiedTroll

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    Relevant because of the players some have voiced:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post?id=95209

     
  3. Firebomb525

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    Aaric Murray :grin:
     
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    louisville fan here but i dont see russ smith being all that successful in the NBA. hes simply an undersized 2-guard, even undersized as a 1...a la brooks.

    when drafting in the second round, obviously no need to draft for need...so i wouldnt be upset if we nabbed him...but were already loaded at the PG position for years to come
     
  5. BigggReddd

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    If Jordan Clarkson is available in the 2nd I'd love to take a shot at him, he's a big senior (Morey likes) point guard that could potentially be developed into a nice piece. He could especially be of value if Lin is traded this offseason.
     
  6. MourningWood

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    K.J. McDaniels, 6'6" SF from Clemson.

    I just watched him explode for 30, 14, 5, and 3 in the NIT. He may not declare, but if he does, he'll likely be a late 1st-rounder, at best. I wouldn't be surprised to see him slide into the 2nd. Physically, he's an absolute freak. He averaged a whopping 2.7 blocks/game as a wing. He led Clemson in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals en route to earning ACC Defensive POTY and ACC 1st-Team honors.

    He has all of the tools necessary to be an elite defender at the next level.
     
  7. The Cat

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    Clarkson is a junior, FWIW, though unfortunately everything I've heard sounds like he wants to declare this year.

    I do think he's a Morey player, in that his biggest weakness is his outside shot and his biggest strength is efficiency and getting to the FT line.

    Don't plan on him being a PG in the NBA, though. Trust me. He's a true SG who can give you a few spot minutes at PG. That's it.
     

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