NBA 2013 Draft Misc. News Thread

NBA 2013 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby JSM on Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:58 pm

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NBA scout says, "We'll miss on somebody. We always do. But I'm not sure there's more than five NBA players in next draft."
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Postby JSM on Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:23 pm

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MT @nbadleague Glen Rice Jr. named #NBADL Performer of Week after avg. 24.0pts, 11.0rebs, over 3 gms w/ @rgvvipers

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A number of NBA scouts think Rice Jr. could be a draft sleeper this summer

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Rice dismissed from GT before season. Draft eligible in June RT @Blazer_Duck: How is he a draft sleeper if he's already in the DLeague?
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Postby JSM on Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:24 pm

Jonathan Givony ‏@DraftExpress
Strange to see media types continue to push this "draft isn't strong" mantra regarding why borderline prospects might enter. Its false.

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This year's draft is weaker than normal at the top, but seems to have great depth outside the top-5. That's what matters to borderline guys.
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Postby therealdeal on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:36 am

Yeah I thought that the draft this season would crank out more Collisons and Sefoloshas and Battiers instead of LeBrons and Kobes.

Doesn't make it weak per se.
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Re: NBA 2013 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby XXIV on Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:42 pm

^ Bad news for teams towards the top of the draft, but better for everybody else.

Are the only picks we obtain 2nd rounders?
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Postby JSM on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:46 pm

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Entering NCAA tournament, NBA scout says, "Not one player out there who makes me think, 'He's gonna be a really good pro.' Not one."

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Another NBA scout said, "Most GMs wish they could sit out this draft. Problem is, nobody else is gonna want their picks."

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NBA scouts admit NCAA tourney could change their minds with magical performance or two. "Look what it did for Derrick Williams," said one.
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Postby therealdeal on Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:27 am

XXIV wrote:^ Bad news for teams towards the top of the draft, but better for everybody else.

Are the only picks we obtain 2nd rounders?

Well I don't think we have ANY picks in this draft, but I think the ones we buy from other teams usually are...

They're easy to get rid of. I think Mitch views them as low risk, high reward.

But this draft would be perfect for us if we could find a late first rounder. Athletic SF type of guy.
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Postby JSM on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:15 pm

Bill Reiter ‏@foxsportsreiter 2h
Texted NBA GM to see if McLemore hurt draft stock lately. T/response: "Not relative to the rest of the train wreck that is this draft pool."

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NBA GM on top 3 in draft: "SG thats basically scoreless in Tourney, C having ACL surgery & TO prone PG that plays below rim/can't shoot"
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Postby JSM on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:19 pm

Chris Mannix ‏@ChrisMannixSI 22 Mar
Many NBA scouts got a first look at New Mexico State's 7'5" center Sim Buhllar this week. Consensus: Not much of a prospect right now.

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Otto Porter is still going to be a top-ten pick, maybe top-five. But several teams were hoping to get a longer look at him in the tournament
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Postby JSM on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:20 pm

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Not every scout/personnel director is down on this NBA draft: talked to one who believes there will be multiple
players in this draft class who have solid 10-year careers. There simply are no stars, making it a dangerous draft, especially with teams who have lottery picks. You know how it works -- critics/history will invariably look at how other players in that spot in previous or successive drafts performed or developed, ignoring that success in every case may have had more to do with fit than pure talent. Also: up until now, most of the player assessment coming from NBA sources is scout-driven. They're the ones charged with following players all season. Now is the time GMs turn their attention to scouting draft talent and they often come with their own strong perspectives; hence, the impression that a player has suddenly jumped or fallen in the eyes of those watching him. In many cases, it's because new eyes are seeing him for the first time. That, at least, is one explanation I received.
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Postby JSM on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:26 pm

Chad Ford ‏@chadfordinsider 22 Mar
LA Times reporting that Shabazz Muhammad is 20, not 19. Could be another blow to his draft stock.

Chad Ford ‏@chadfordinsider 22 Mar
Muhammad's age matters because: 1. He's been dominating younger guys in high school for years. Changes how he would've been scouted/ranked

Chad Ford ‏@chadfordinsider 22 Mar
When @johnhollinger put together his draft rater years ago he found age to be a HUGE factor in predictor in determining pro success.

Chad Ford ‏@chadfordinsider 22 Mar
Bottom line: NBA scouts evaluate 20 year old freshmen differently than 18 year old freshmen. They should.

Chad Ford ‏@chadfordinsider 22 Mar
Not saying Muhammad won't be a Top 10 pick. Just changes the evaluation a bit. Lying about your age doesn't help w/ character eval either.


Chad Ford ‏@chadfordinsider 22 Mar
P.J. Hairston & Reggie Bullock steadily climbing in Top 100 past month. Hairston especially.

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Adreian Payne made his case for being a 1st round pick today. Big game against NBA caliber athletes. 14 pts, 10 rebs, 5 blks, 3 steals.

Chad Ford ‏@chadfordinsider 23 Mar
Memphis' DJ Stephens really helped his draft stock. Extreme leaping ability + hustle & defense could propel him to 2nd rd.

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Some NBA scouts also like Geron Johnson as a 2nd round pick. Good athlete, NBA body, can score from anywhere. Just inconsistent.

Chad Ford ‏@chadfordinsider 23 Mar
CSU's Colton Iverson will get some looks in 2nd round. So strong. Wrecking ball. Good for 5 fouls a night as a backup?

Chad Ford ‏@chadfordinsider 1h
There is plenty of talent in this draft, but at No 1, 2 or 3 teams want immediate franchise players. Don't see those guys yet this year …

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Only Gary Harris & Victor Oladipo have played like top picks in Tourney. But again, two games is very small sample size.

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If Nerlens Noel hadn't torn his ACL, he'd probably be the clear No. 1 right now. But until NBA docs see the MRIs he's a bit in flux too.
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Postby JSM on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:08 pm

Sheridan Hoops - March Madness: NBA Draft Consequences

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Postby JSM on Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:44 pm

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A few others like Mitch McGary & Russ Smith may end up in 1st round after stellar play in tourney. Hardaway Jr. & Fair also potential 1st
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Postby XXIV on Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:51 pm

Any news on Seth Curry?
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Postby JSM on Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:51 pm

Sam Amico of Fox Sports wrote:An NBA general manager whose team is headed to the playoffs said he’s glad his team isn’t playing the draft lottery.

And not just because it’s in the postseason.

“There isn’t a whole lot to choose from this year,” the GM told FOX Sports Ohio. “Our scouting department has done their usual due diligence, and we’ve found there’s no one in this draft we have to have.”

The GM said he wouldn’t call this draft lousy -- despite that very description being used by numerous scouting services and websites. But he does think most of the top prospects will take longer than usual to make an impact in the NBA.

“There’s no one close to Kyrie Irving or Anthony Davis or (Damian) Lillard or anyone like that,” the GM said. “We don’t see many immediate difference-makers. None, actually.”

Irving was selected No. 1 overall by Cleveland in 2011; Davis No. 1 by New Orleans the year after that.

Lillard, the frontrunner for this season’s Rookie of the Year, was also drafted in 2012 -- No. 6 overall by Portland.

This draft, however, “is probably full of guys like Derrick Williams,” selected second overall by Minnesota in 2011. Williams struggled in his first season, but appears to be coming around recently with increased playing time.

Meanwhile, the 2011 draft also produced San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard and Denver forward Kenneth Faried. Each were selected later in the first round, and each has displayed loads of promise in his first two NBA seasons.

Leonard was selected 15th overall (by Indiana), and Faried went 22nd.

“This is the perfect draft for that type of situation -- guys drafted later who go to good organizations and surprise,” the GM said. “It always seem to happen whenever there’s a so-called ‘bad’ draft. That’s because the talent level among prospects seems to be very similar. No one’s really separated themselves.”

Instead, the GM said, this draft is ripe with players who possess “upside,” but again, not necessarily NBA-ready skills.

The GM said if his team had the No. 1 pick this year, he would most likely select Nerlens Noel, a freshman forward/center from Kentucky. This despite the fact Noel went down in early February with a torn ACL. He’s not expected to be ready in time for pre-draft activities this summer, either.

Noel averaged just 10.5 points per game. He’s viewed as a strong defender and decent rebounder with a long ways to go offensively.

Then there’s that whole knee issue.

“In a lot of drafts, (Noel) would go top 10, but definitely not top three,” the GM said. “But a lot of people questioned (Detroit big man) Andre Drummond lastyear, and he looks like he’s gonna be pretty darn good. Noel can be that kind of player. In this draft, that makes him a no-brainer to me.”

Other top prospects according to the GM (in no particular order): Kansas freshman shooting guard Ben McLemore, UNLV freshman forward Anthony Bennett, Georgetown sophomore forward Otto Porter and Syracuse junior center Gorgui Deing.

“McLemore could probably use another year of school, but I think he’ll be pretty good two or three years down the road,” the GM said. “Bennett worries me a little, because he’s sort of a tweener forward like Derrick Williams.

"But I really like Porter -- he could be Danny Granger-like. As for Deing, he’s just impressed us with his athleticism and shot-blocking.”
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If you're looking for a SF this offseason best bet is via trade or free agency. Weakest position in the 2013 #NBADraft.
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Postby XXIV on Thu May 16, 2013 3:08 pm

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Charlottean Seth Curry can't work out following leg surgery to stabilize a stress fracture. He interviews today with Lakers, Rockets, Knicks


He's another tweener, but he can shoot the ball. Maybe he can even help us recruit his brother in the near future. :man12:
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Rudy Gobert officially measured a 7-8 1/2 wingspan and a 9-7 standing reach. Both records. Gorgui Dieng had 2nd longest reach. #nbacombine


DAMN!
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Hearing first 2 promises of 2013 Draft: Dennis Schroeder & Giannis Antetokounmpo both given 1st round guarantees sources say.
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Postby XXIV on Fri May 17, 2013 12:29 pm

Shane Larkin with a 44 inch max vertical, second highest since 2000. :man4:
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Postby JSM on Fri May 17, 2013 5:15 pm

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Not only did Michigan G Tim Hardaway Jr kill it in drills, but source at NBA Draft Combine said he interviewed best with teams. Stock rising
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Postby JSM on Mon May 20, 2013 6:02 pm

Sam Amico of Fox Sports wrote:• Michigan shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. was perhaps the biggest winner at the combine. Not only did he destroy people in games of 4-on-4, the prevalent opinion was he gave the best individual interviews with team personnel.

• Entering the combine, draft experts had Hardaway going anywhere from the early 20s to the early second round. Now, it seems more likely he’ll be selected anywhere from 12-17.

• Also, this is expected to be a good year for international players in the first round. Several scouts agreed that, skill-wise, Russian forward Sergey Karasev is every bit as promising as Porter. But unlike Porter, Karasev comes with some baggage. He’s not only had a few minor off-the-court issues, he is considered an indifferent defender.

• Indiana center Cody Zeller was extremely impressive in drills that tested athleticism and agility, and off the charts for a 7-footer. One team executive said, while more stock is placed on individual workouts, Zeller has climbed to No. 2 on his team’s draft board.

• Zeller’s IU teammate, shooting guard Victor Oladipo, also gave a strong showing and may have secured his spot in the top five. Oladipo wowed scouts and GMs with his athleticism and smarts, as well as one-on-one conversations. That said, several teams remain concerned with his lack of fundamentals.
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Brian K. Schmitz ‏@MagicInsider 7h
Source tells me Magic considering moving down in draft and have "quite a few" suitors interested in trading for No. 2 pick.
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