1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Re-ranking the 2012 draft

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by playdo, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. tadahito

    tadahito Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    1
    If Toronto didn't want to go for Steve Nash, and traded for Kyle Lowry pre-FA-period with their draft pick(8th) instead of a future 1st(Steven Adams), Andre Drummond could be a Thunder now. Good luck trying to win a championship against that team.
     
  2. Paaratohre

    Paaratohre Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    1
    Not really, since I'm not so sure the Rockets would have given away Drummond in the Harden trade, since they were very high on him. So what you're saying is very hypothetical.
     
  3. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 1999
    Messages:
    24,054
    Likes Received:
    14,166
    Morey most likely picks Parsons there if he had to do a redo. For as much hate as Morey gets for the Morris pick, Morris was picked about where he should go. There were guys picked after him that were better, but about the same number of guys went before him that he is outperforming.
     
  4. dobro1229

    dobro1229 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    24,072
    Likes Received:
    20,018
    If I'm drafting today-

    #1- Davis... of course
    #2- Drummond
    #3- Lillard
    #4- Barnes
    #5- Beal
    #6- MKG
    #7- Terrence Jones
    #8- Sullinger
    #9- John Henson (still has potential)
    #10- T. Zeller
    #11- M Leonard (still has potential)
    #12- Waiters
    #13- T. Robinson
    #14- M. Harkless
    #15- T. Ross
    #16- J. Lamb
    #17- A. Nicholson
    #18- Wroten
    #19- Fournier
    #20- Ezeli
    #21- Rivers
    #22- Tyshawn Taylor
    ......
    Everyone else I dont see as ever being able to start in the NBA.

    Overall this ended up being a pretty decent draft, but plenty of misses in the top 15.

    Interesting thing though is its possible that athletic ability could be causing teams to overrate players. Obviously MKG, Terrence Ross, Thomas Robinson went too high because of their athletic ability as opposed to where they actually were as basketball players. These 3 guys could be very good players in the future, but quickly got outplayed by much more skilled basketball players in their first year. Could it be possible that athleticism is slightly over valued???
     
  5. YOLO

    YOLO Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    46,688
    Likes Received:
    44,885
    Sullinger sucks
     
  6. OremLK

    OremLK Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    16,310
    Likes Received:
    10,614
    I feel like people who praise this guy haven't seen his shooting form. It's holy **** levels of bad. :eek:

    He was a pretty bad pick at that position in the draft.
     
  7. jtr

    jtr Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    7,470
    Likes Received:
    275
    The one thing everyone seems to agree on is that Drummond was the second best player in the draft. I remember shaking my head as he fell in the draft. He was the obvious pick after Davis. Close to 7 feet, 270 pounds, as quick as most starting point guards in the league. But Detroit picked him and then immediately miscast him with Monroe. He and Smith would benefit immensely if Detroit would trade Monroe for a stretch 4.
     
  8. GageD

    GageD Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    75
    Truehoop fail. Beverley was drafted.

    I would not put Sully that high.
     
  9. SamFisher

    SamFisher Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Messages:
    58,984
    Likes Received:
    36,549
    Looking kind of like a really crap draft thus far, just like 2013.
     
  10. mario elie

    mario elie Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    220
    Does anyone have Thorpe's full rankings?
     
  11. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    45,153
    Likes Received:
    21,570
    Maybe I am a sucker, but I still have hope for MKG. He is an actually good NBA player despite that busted shot. And shots can be fixed, especially for a guy this young.
     
  12. J Sizzle

    J Sizzle Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    43,507
    Likes Received:
    29,573
    It'll never happen, but MKG is a perfect guy for our team right now. Would love to have him and his defense on the wing.
     
  13. Calamity.12

    Calamity.12 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2013
    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    1
    Austin rivers made your list?
     
  14. cbk41

    cbk41 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    151
    His shooting would be a converse liability, though. If anyone outside of dwight/omer is afraid to take and make a 3's, our offense goes down the drain.
     
  15. mothman

    mothman Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    6
    It's Dion Waiters. Lol. FIFY.
     
  16. mothman

    mothman Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    6
    Oh btw, he's still alive & kicking.
     
  17. Remii

    Remii Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    7,622
    Likes Received:
    106
    The draft is a crap shoot...
     
  18. Ming The King

    Ming The King Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2002
    Messages:
    1,791
    Likes Received:
    498
    Exelent list
    For me Fournier must be higher
     
  19. Sadat X

    Sadat X Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    3,683
    Likes Received:
    882
    Was about to say, gotta be top 15 for sure. Even though I cant stand the guy.
     
  20. Panda23

    Panda23 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Messages:
    8,566
    Likes Received:
    619
    Sullinger had disc issues didn't he? back injuries at that age aren't good.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now