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2022 NBA Draft Guillotine

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Dr of Dunk, Jun 21, 2022.

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  1. Dr of Dunk

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    Put your necks on the chopping block because I'm sick of you so-called "experts" wrecking every thread. :D

    Answer the following before the draft begins. Feel free to leave an explanation, but don't respond to anyone else's post. This isn't a place to get into a war about why each other is wrong. Pick one of the 500 other threads you've derailed for that!

    I'm curious to see how many of you have the guts to post in this thread and how many will ignore it and choose to be experts in other threads. These are your final answers! This is where legends are made and clowns are crowned!

    Who do you think will be considered the 5 best players from this draft (in 5 years or so)? Rank them 1-5, best to worst.

    1)
    2)
    3)
    4)
    5)

    Which 3 players do you think will be the most highly-touted players that end up a "bust" in 5 years? In other words - most overrated. And please, no fairly-consensus 2nd round players should make your list. The bigger the name that ends up a bust, the better you look.


    1)
    2)
    3)

    Who do you think the Rockets will draft with their picks at #3, #17, and #26. If you think the Rockets will ultimately trade those picks and move up or out, go ahead and state so. If anybody gets this one right, I'll be impressed. :D (Note : if these positions/picks change before the draft, just update the thread with your changes, if you want)

    3)
    17)
    26)
     
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    heypartner Contributing Member

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    Can I provide my answers *after* DD does? Or is that cheating?
     
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    Who do you think will be considered the 5 best players from this draft (in 5 years or so)? Rank them 1-5, best to worst.

    1) Chet Holmgren
    2) Paolo Banchero
    3) Jabari Smith
    4) Jaden Ivey
    5) Keegun Murray

    Which 3 players do you think will be the most highly-touted players that end up a bust in 5 years? In other words - most overrated. And please, no fairly-consensus 2nd round players should make your list. The bigger the name that ends up a bust, the better you look.


    1) Shaedon Sharpe
    2) AJ Griffin
    3) Ousmane Dieng

    Who do you think the Rockets will draft with their picks at #3, #17, and #26. If you think the Rockets will ultimately trade those picks and move up or out, go ahead and state so. If anybody gets this one right, I'll be impressed. :D (Note : if these positions/picks change before the draft, just update the thread with your changes, if you want)

    3) Paolo Banchero
    17) Jalen Williams
    26) MarJon Beauchamp
     
  5. groovemachine

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    Best 5;

    1) Ivey
    2) Banchero
    3) Mathurin
    4) Murray
    5) Smith

    ‘Busts’

    1) Daniels
    2) Eason
    3) Holmgren


    Picks:

    3) Banchero
    17) Traded with EG for 15, draft Williams
    26) Beauchamp
     
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    I don't know how people can predict these guys paths with any accuracy. If you look at the history of NBA drafts over the years, it seems a lot of mistakes get made and it's often that a pick in the teens outshines everyone. Anyway, here goes.

    1. Jabari Smith
    2. Paul Banchero
    3. Shaedan Shape
    4. AJ Griffin
    5. Jaden Ivy

    Busts
    1. Chet
    2. Keegan Murray
    3. Dyson Daniels

    Rocket Picks

    3. Jabari or Banchero whichever is available
    17 & 26 - traded for future picks

    Rockets have too much young talent already, there's no way they can draft more guys unless it's to pick up a rim protector.
     
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    Formatted this thing wonky AF sorry!
     
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    Best 5:
    1) Jaden Ivey
    2) Paolo Banchero
    3) Keegan Murray
    4) Mark Williams
    5) Jalen Williams

    Busts:
    1) Jabari Smith
    2) Chet Holmgren
    3) Shaedon Sharpe

    Picks:
    3) Paolo Banchero
    17) Tari Eason
    26) EJ Liddell
     
  9. xaos

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    I'm certainly no expert since I only watch a few college games but I'll play:

    Best players in 5 years:
    Smith
    Ivey/Banchero
    Murray
    Duren

    Highly touted but ends up a bust:
    *Chet
    Sharpe

    *Bust in the context of being drafted top 5. He has the highest upside of them all along with the work ethic so this one is my boldest take in these predictions. I'd assume around his 5th year he starts showing why he was ranked high, but up until that point he gets bullied. Injuries aren't the concern with his frame but players running straight into his body drawing fouls will be.

    Who are we picking?
    Banchero
    Trading up for Eason
    Trading for a 2023 FRP
     
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    1.Paolo
    2.Ivey
    3.Jabari
    4.Chet
    5.Ty Ty
     
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    Who do you think will be considered the 5 best players from this draft (in 5 years or so)? Rank them 1-5, best to worst.

    1) Chet
    2) Ivey
    3) Jabari
    4) Banchero
    5) Sharpe

    Which 3 players do you think will be the most highly-touted players that end up a "bust" in 5 years? In other words - most overrated. And please, no fairly-consensus 2nd round players should make your list. The bigger the name that ends up a bust, the better you look.


    1) Duren
    2) Adrian Griffin Jr
    3) Mark Williams

    There's plenty of other names on this list but just kept it at 3 since thats what the criteria was

    Who do you think the Rockets will draft with their picks at #3, #17, and #26. If you think the Rockets will ultimately trade those picks and move up or out, go ahead and state so. If anybody gets this one right, I'll be impressed. :D (Note : if these positions/picks change before the draft, just update the thread with your changes, if you want)

    3) banchero
    17) Eason
    26) packaged in a trade
     
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    5 Best:
    Paolo Banchero
    Jabari Smith
    Chet Holmgren
    Ochai Ogbaji
    Benedict Mathurin

    3 Busts:
    Jalen Duren
    Jeremy Sochan
    TyTy Washington

    Rockets picks:
    Paolo Banchero
    Tari Eason
    Jaylin Williams
     
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  13. Believe It!

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    Hell of a post. This should be interesting. For years to come. :)
     
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    BHannes2BHonest 2 SOLID FOR WEIRD AZZES

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    Now this is the ballsy type of thread I like to see :D

    Top 5 when all is said and done
    Jabari
    Ivey
    Murray
    Banchero
    Daniels

    Busts
    Chet
    Duren
    Sharpe

    Actual Picks
    Banchero
    Eason
    Traded away.
     
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    Who do you think will be considered the 5 best players from this draft (in 5 years or so)? Rank them 1-5, best to worst.

    1) Jabari Smith
    2) Paolo Banchero
    3) Chet Holmgren
    4) Keegan Murray
    5) Jaden Ivey

    Which 3 players do you think will be the most highly-touted players that end up a bust in 5 years? In other words - most overrated. And please, no fairly-consensus 2nd round players should make your list. The bigger the name that ends up a bust, the better you look.


    1) Shaedon Sharpe
    2) Jalen Duren
    3) Walker Kessler

    Who do you think the Rockets will draft with their picks at #3, #17, and #26. If you think the Rockets will ultimately trade those picks and move up or out, go ahead and state so. If anybody gets this one right, I'll be impressed. :D (Note : if these positions/picks change before the draft, just update the thread with your changes, if you want)

    3) Paolo Banchero
    17 and 26 will be traded
     
  16. Shark44

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    While I appreciate OP's effort, one of the most critical factors is what team these guys go to and how their developed. This exercise might be more useful after we see how the draft unfolds and who goes where.

    Who do you think will be considered the 5 best players from this draft (in 5 years or so)? Rank them 1-5, best to worst.


    1) Paolo Banchero
    2) Chet Holmgren
    3) Jabari Smith
    4) Jalen Williams
    5) Jaden Ivey

    Which 3 players do you think will be the most highly-touted players that end up a bust in 5 years? In other words - most overrated. And please, no fairly-consensus 2nd round players should make your list. The bigger the name that ends up a bust, the better you look.


    1) AJ Griffin
    2) TyTy Washington
    3) Patrick Baldwin

    Who do you think the Rockets will draft with their picks at #3, #17, and #26. If you think the Rockets will ultimately trade those picks and move up or out, go ahead and state so. If anybody gets this one right, I'll be impressed. :D (Note : if these positions/picks change before the draft, just update the thread with your changes, if you want)

    3) Paolo Banchero - PF
    17) Jalen Williams - SG/SF
    26) Kendall Brown - SF/PF
     
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    Best:
    Chet
    Paolo
    Sharpe
    Mathurin
    Ivey

    Busts:
    Jabari
    Jovic
    Davis
    Griffin
    Liddell

    Ours:
    Jabari
    Williams
    Kessler
     
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    Who do you think will be considered the 5 best players from this draft (in 5 years or so)? Rank them 1-5, best to worst.

    1) Banchero
    2) Holmgren
    3) Ivey
    4) Shaedon Sharpe
    5) Mathurin

    Which 3 players do you think will be the most highly-touted players that end up a "bust" in 5 years? In other words - most overrated. And please, no fairly-consensus 2nd round players should make your list. The bigger the name that ends up a bust, the better you look.


    1) Duren
    2) Jabari Smith
    3) Eason

    *I don’t really think any of these guys will be busts. Just think with these guys there’s a chance they won’t be as good as the general consensus thinks. But at the same time I’d be fine if the Rockets ended up with any of them and took a swing.

    Who do you think the Rockets will draft with their picks at #3, #17, and #26. If you think the Rockets will ultimately trade those picks and move up or out, go ahead and state so. If anybody gets this one right, I'll be impressed. :D (Note : if these positions/picks change before the draft, just update the thread with your changes, if you want)

    3) Banchero

    17) completely unsure
    26) No f’n idea
     
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    Rank them 1-5, best to worst.

    1) Chet
    2) Ivey
    3) Keegan
    4) Paulo
    5) Dyson

    Which 3 players do you think will be the most highly-touted players that end up a "bust”


    1) Chet
    2) Jabari
    3) Schaedon

    Who do you think the Rockets will draft with their picks at #3, #17, and #26.

    3) Chet
    4) Ivey
     
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    1. Jabari Smith Jr.
    2. Jaden Ivey
    3. Chet Holmgren
    4. Paolo Banchero
    5. Shaedon Sharpe
    6. AJ Griffin
    7. Keegan Murray
    8. Jeremy Sochan
    9. Dyson Daniels
    10. Tari Eason
     
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