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el gringos 07-16-2009 06:40 PM

draft losers
3 teams stand out to me as the biggest losers on draft night

Minnisota- unless rubio becomes a star for minni or gets great value in a trade they totally butchered it. Too eager for change the new management gives away randy foye right as he's ready to break out for maybe nothing, and takes johny flynn at 5? He's not as good as sebas and certainly not the best player they could have gotten there

New york- again this year they got way way too cute- for one jordon hill is not that good of a player and with jennings and the other pgs in this draft their system needed to get a pg while the chance was there- they take brook lopez and jennings and the team is built to attract fa's- now they are just more of a mess than before

Denver- trading in for ty lawson was terrible- not only a terrible fit with the personal for denver but didn't make a move to get holiday and ended up picking lawson over teague - add to that the cheapness of selling pick 34 when a lot of real nba players were still on the board? Nugs had the worst draft in the nba

Some teams helped themselves, some had average nights and some teams hurt themselves- these 3 teams did the most damage to their franchises and were in position to make themselves much better

Did any team have as bad of a draft as these 3?

Posterize246 07-16-2009 10:34 PM

Re: draft losers
Indiana could have done better. I'm not sure why they draft Hansbrough when they have Murphy, Hibbert, Foster, and McRoberts. Not that that's a strong group of big men but Hansbrough doesn't stick out from the rest of them in any way.

With the (possible) loss of Jarrett Jack and them wanting to trade TJ Ford I'm not sure why they didn't go for Holiday. And if they were really that fascinated with Tyler they could have traded down for him.

Cleveland kind of made a wtf move by drafting a guy who was doubtful to even be drafted in the first round. Why guarantee a contract for a guy when you could get him 2nd round and make him prove his worth?

el gringos 07-28-2009 01:30 PM

Re: draft losers
Cleveland did make a strange pick, maybe the "potential" comes through someday? I almost think they kinda made up for that with the danny green pick in the second- he's the guy I thought they should grab in rd 1

I agree that it seemed indiana may have had other needs, but I don't think they really could have traded down and still got him- wouldn't chicago have taken him at 16? Either way I don't think he was taken way too early as I see him being better than j hill and the second best pf after griffen

Ny, denver, and minni all made bigger mistakes imo because there were clear cut differences in what they should have done and what they did- bigger mistakes than handsbrough over holiday and eyenga over ???

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