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No one wants 2013's 1st pick in Draft

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by SRR21, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. SRR21

    SRR21 Member

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    Who'll go first in NBA Draft? Good luck with that

    Most of them can't even recall a year like this, where there is no clear-cut No. 1 draft pick and the overall crop of players is vastly underwhelming. Maybe back in 2006 when import Andrea Bargnani was selected first overall and Tyrus Thomas and Shelden Williams were both somehow taken in the top five. The NBA general managers who dealt away their first-round picks for June 27th's NBA Draft rejoice, while the ones who could end up picking at the top of the lottery are already frustrated and left scratching their heads in disbelief.

    "I'd trade the pick for sure," one NBA GM said. "No one wants to pick first this year -- and no one can live up to the No. 1 billing."

    "It's the worst it's ever been," said another.

    "I'm glad we won't be picking at the top," added one director of player personnel.

    That's because there's no one who stands out. The consensus candidates for the top spot entering the season were Indiana's Cody Zeller, Kentucky's Nerlens Noel and UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad -- a sophomore and a pair of freshmen.
    CBSSports.com polled 35 NBA types, guys who have been out running from tourney to tourney over the first month of the season, on who they would select if picking first. Here's the tally:
    Cody Zeller (Indiana): 31 percent
    Nerlens Noel (Kentucky): 23 percent
    Alex Len (Maryland): 11 percent
    Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA): 11 percent
    Alex Poythress (Kentucky): 9 percent
    Rudy Gobert (France): 6 percent
    Tony Mitchell (North Texas): 3 percent
    Archie Goodwin (Kentucky): 3 percent
    Anthony Bennett (UNLV) - 3 percent
    Rest of the article below
    http://www.cbssports.com/collegebas...ll-go-first-in-nba-draft?-good-luck-with-that
     
  2. Wapzoe

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    I think the top 5 are good, top 3 are all-star potential maybe but yikes after that.. If we consider them as levels (like Morey and other GM's do), there is going to be a huge drop off from that point on.

    I feel like a late 10 pick would be equal to a mid rounder (Toronto pick doesnt look like such a massive loss if it's invoked in this draft)
     
  3. J Sizzle

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    Worthless draft this year.

    Zeller, Noel, and Shabazz are the only clear cut contributors at the next level, and even they are only projected to have a borderline all star ceiling.

    Hate years like this...
     
  4. jvu

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    I think Noel can be a star...... he's got an appearance part down thats for sure
     
  5. Wapzoe

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    He's so athletic.. Watched a recent Kentucky game, he blocked a shot and ran incredibly fast for a big man down to the offensive end.. Very impressive
     
  6. meh

    meh Contributing Member

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    Morey would want the #1. Weak draft just means teams need to do their homework. And the Rockets are one of the best at scouting. Although any chance of us moving up probably entails us missing the playoffs. Which right now seems actually less than 50/50.
     
  7. sydmill

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    Agreed that there are no franchise changing players available this summer but I don't think a team like the rockets should sleep on guys like zeller, Len, or Adams as guys to groom for when asik needs to get paid. I also think Poythress or Austin might be guys that'd fit in at the 4 for us and keep with the develop young talent plan.
     
  8. OremLK

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    Weak draft indeed... isn't Ender Wiggins eligible next year? Maybe that one will be better.
     
  9. dobro1229

    dobro1229 Contributing Member

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    Very true. Lots of teams are probably not investing the time and resources that the Rockets are right now so they might get a steal if they somehow end up 6th - 14th. If they get in the top 5 then the options become a bit more clear with all the advanced scouting that is now out there.

    Still its early. Kyrie Irving had huge question marks as a "great" player at the next level early in his final year before the draft, but he really exploded on the draft boards between March and May. SOMEBODY is bound to take the next step up in the coming months.
     
  10. grunky

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    Hmm. Many things wrong with your post. I'll keep it simple. 1) Kyrie was at Duke for 1 total year, so his only year was his "final year". 2) Irving played 11 total games for the Dookies. 3) Irving was the clear cut #1 pick months before he suited up for Duke. 4) The upcoming draft parallels Irving's draft (overall lack of top-end talent), but the main difference is this years draft has no one close to Kyrie Irving.
     
  11. youngshev03

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    That's because you probably don't watch college ball. Marcus Smart is outplaying all those dudes. Noel and Shabazz look like trash.
     
  12. nbalopez23

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    If a had a top 5 pick I would draft 2013-2014 prospect Aaron Harrison or Andrew Harrison :grin: too bad it cant happen :rolleyes:
     
  13. Progs

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    The sick thing about the next two NBA drafts is that

    2013 NBA draft is awful based on pontential

    2014 NBA draft is like 2003,1996,and 1984 as far as a new generation of talent to carry the NBA in the present and far future... Is kinda parallell when David Stern took over in '84 just like the new commissioner is going to take over at '14...

    2014 NBA draft has 5 BIG TIME talents in Wiggins,Parker,Randle,Vonleh,and Young and that is without naming the Harrison brothers,Gordon or the top International big time prospects... and then it's depth is ridiculous...

    Im just going to enjoy the 2014 NBA draft as we might not see a draft this deep MAYBE ever on pontential and might not see a complete prospect like Ender ever again... Whithey from Kansas is pretty good and getting better each game and just needs more experience and little bit more strength and best case Marcin Gortat worse case Biedrins...

    2013 NBA draft is very weak Zeller is playing more like a role player and Noel will never be a big scorer and has hardly any type of scoring touch... Muhammed is a tweener as he plays like a SF but is only 6'5 and a half and hasn;t carried his team at UCLA... Marcus Smart is ok but he can't shoot that well and is already a 225 pd PG and what happens when he gains more weight ??

    Hidden Gems are CJ Mccollum worst case Aaron Brooks best case Steph Curry...
     

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