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If these #1 picks were to be re-drafted in next year's draft, what would the order be?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by jacoby, Sep 10, 2021.

  1. jacoby

    jacoby Member

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    This draft is ordered based on their hype coming out of High School/College, not how good they were in the pro's.

    '92 - Shaquille O'Neal
    '96 - Allen Iverson
    '97 - Tim Duncan
    '02 - Yao Ming
    '03 - LeBron James
    '04 - Dwight Howard
    '05 - Andrew Bogut
    '07 - Greg Oden
    '08 - Derrick Rose
    '09 - Blake Griffin
    '12 - Anthony Davis
    '14 - Andrew Wiggins
    '19 - Zion Williamson

    Obviously, someone like Greg Oden didn't have a successful NBA career, but I remember him being extremely hyped coming into the draft out of Ohio State. If all these players carried their hype into the 2022 NBA Draft, how do you think the draft order would go?
     
  2. HAYJON02

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    This is a pretty easy sorting activity. When you get to the top, after you pick Lebron, you have to choose TD. Then, I suppose it's hard to choose Shaq?
     
  3. Jontro

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    pretty much bogut, wiggins, and oden
     
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    '03 - LeBron James
    '92 - Shaquille O'Neal
    '97 - Tim Duncan
    '19 - Zion Williamson
    '96 - Allen Iverson

    02 - Yao Ming
    '07 - Greg Oden
    '12 - Anthony Davis
    '09 - Blake Griffin

    '14 - Andrew Wiggins
    '04 - Dwight Howard
    '08 - Derrick Rose
    '05 - Andrew Bogut
     
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    Hype is so much different from '92 to '19. Media has changed so much. I can't imagine the hype shaq and LBJ would create in today's bubble.
     
  6. Air Langhi

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    LeBron was like the most hyped prospect ever maybe in any sport. Everyone knew who he was even before social media.

    It's hard to pick between Duncan and Shaq. I mean Duncan would have been no 1 pick after his sophomore year, but I think I would go with Shaq cause of his personality. After that it's harder to pick.

    1. LeBron
    2. Shaq
    3. Duncan
     
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    I'm going to cheat a bit and factor in what we do know how these players' careers play out. My mock:

    1. LeBron
    2. Duncan
    3. Shaq

    LeBron is a no-brainer at #1--he gives your team a dominant player who can not only will your team to the Finals but also stay on the court (e.g. rarely miss games due to injury). After that, while Shaq's dominance can't go unnoticed, I put Duncan 2nd for his ability to maintain a high level of play over a longer period of time. Shaq's peak will give you a solid 4-5 year window for championships but Duncan can anchor a team for 10+ years on both ends of the floor.

    4. Iverson

    It's hard to look at the kind of shots and misses AI had during his career and say "Yea I can build a team around this guy in 2021" but his durability can't be overlooked. He also brings two things that translates well in today's NBA--the ability to get to the rim and either score or get to the free throw line and his defense.

    after that is a crapshoot for me. You either take on immense talents like Yao, Oden, Rose, and Howard and hope they don't have the same career-shattering injuries or you take on the guys that didn't or hasn't fulfilled their hype in WIggins or Zion.

    But if we're going strictly by the amount of hype these guys had coming out of high school, college, or international ball, I don't think my top two would change because LeBron and Duncan came in to their respective drafts with a TON of hype. #3....if you're basing on hype and hype alone...it would probably be a toss up among Shaq, Yao and Oden.
     
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    To be fair, you have to consider the era in which the players is drafted in, as well.

    I know you left out Andrea Bargnani (1st overall pick, '06) but with only the knowledge from before the NBA, it'd be easy to take him in today's NBA over a player like Oden or Dwight Howard, simply because Bargnani was just as tall but could also shoot from anywhere; something Howard and Oden couldn't do. If this draft were conducted in '93, I'd imagine Bargnani wouldn't even sniff top 10.
     
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    Shaq goes #1 ... don’t kid yourself
     
  11. Easy

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    I think Shaq was more hyped than Duncan.
     
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    1 and 2 are Shaq or LeBron
    3 Zion? I recall ridiculous hype
    4 Duncan

    Wiggins/ Davis/ Oden were all pretty hyped, no??

    Yao might be last. The hype turned to Jay Williams as the draft got closer
     
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    Just curious, but why did you exclude guys like Chris Webber, Glenn Robinson, and Kenyon Martin but include Andrew Bogut and Greg Oden?
     
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    Where’s Kwame Brown?
     
  15. jacoby

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    I am only old enough to remember basketball starting around '02 - '03, but I included some of the more well-known 90's picks to compare them with more recent players. I remember Oden being a highly sought-after prospect out of Ohio State, and I don't really remember what Bogut's hype was coming into the league so I included him for clarity.
     
  16. KingLeoric

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    Duncan is the obvious 1st choice. Others just hype and leave.

    Honerable pick Yao.
     
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    Jarrod Uthoff.
     
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    Disagree. People were watching Lebron's games when he was a sophomore in high school. And on top of that, he's asking if this draft occurred today. And in today's game the post up game is almost dead. I'd have about a half a dozen guys ahead of Shaq for that reason.
     
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    At the snack bar posting live feeds on Instagram
     
  20. steddinotayto

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    I forgot to reply back to you on this one :) I was 9 or so when Shaq got drafted so you're probably right. I just remember people were saying Duncan was the surest thing as surest things could be.
     
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