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NugzFan 06-27-2012 03:10 PM

will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
it seems like whenever their is a consensus #1 pick overall the team that drafts first always gets an A for making the same pick a monkey could do.

im not saying the hornets shouldnt necessarily get an A but they need to earn it by making smart picks/trades later on...not simply getting the automatic A for getting lucky a few weeks ago, then showing up and handing stern a note that a trained monkey could have also done.

eg, 1997 draft. spurs had one pick. #1. tim duncan. they literally showed up, handed a piece of paper with duncan's name on it (which was written months before the draft), then left. not "A" worthy IMO - more of an "INC" grade.

so does new orleans get the A for picking davis?

anthonyRandolph 06-27-2012 03:11 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
They have the 10 pick too, make it happen Rivers to NOLA.

AMISTILLILL 06-27-2012 03:12 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
They need to pick wisely with that #10 pick, in my opinion. That determines everything, as to who will complement Davis. If Drummond falls to them, they should absolutely take him... although I doubt he falls that far.

They should draft Kendall Marshall, which seems much more realistic. Davis and Marshall is an automatic "A" grade in my book.

NugzFan 06-27-2012 03:13 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by anthonyRandolph
They have the 10 pick too, make it happen Rivers to NOLA.


oh i know but i have this feeling all draft day grades will go like this:

"New Orleans Hornets
A
They drafted davis. a sure superstar. had a great draft...blah blah blah"

that pick shouldnt be counted. what they do at 10 or after should count. picking davis #1 isnt A-worthy IMO.

DuMa 06-27-2012 03:16 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
seems like you are obsessed with some media's draft day grades when they arent supposed to mean much anyway. no one deserves any grades for making a pick that can potentially turn out to be a bust anyway.

KG215 06-27-2012 03:18 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by anthonyRandolph
They have the 10 pick too, make it happen Rivers to NOLA.


Is Eric Gordon not coming back? Why take Rivers when you've already got Gordon?

IGotACoolStory 06-27-2012 03:26 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
Drafting Rivers at 10 is enough to make a sure fire A+ draft to a B-.

chips93 06-27-2012 03:32 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KG215
Is Eric Gordon not coming back? Why take Rivers when you've already got Gordon?



you're a big unc fan right, what do you think of barnes as a prospect? ive heard some people say that in HS he looked much more comfortable in his own skin, and at unc he had a tendency to overthink, due to the high expectations, something he will be free of in the nba. do you think he has more than he has shown at unc?

anthonyRandolph 06-27-2012 03:33 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KG215
Is Eric Gordon not coming back? Why take Rivers when you've already got Gordon?

6th man, or convert him to PG. Just a major fan of him.

MeLO MvP 15 06-27-2012 03:35 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
They shouldn't even be graded for #1. It's not even a choice, it was a lottery. Pure luck. They should be graded for #10.

Rivers is a nice player but not next to Gordon. He's a SG and will struggle if he's forced to play PG.

NugzFan 06-27-2012 03:37 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DuMa
seems like you are obsessed with some media's draft day grades when they arent supposed to mean much anyway. no one deserves any grades for making a pick that can potentially turn out to be a bust anyway.


obsessed? no.

just asking if the hornets deserve an "A" for making the obvious pick. doesnt make sense to me.

NugzFan 06-27-2012 03:38 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MeLO MvP 15
They shouldn't even be graded for #1. It's not even a choice, it was a lottery. Pure luck. They should be graded for #10.

Rivers is a nice player but not next to Gordon. He's a SG and will struggle if he's forced to play PG.


agreed.

iamgine 06-27-2012 03:42 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
I think the grade is for how the draft goes for them, not for how good their drafting skill is. Obviously by having #1 the draft automatically goes very well for them.

flipogb 06-27-2012 04:05 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
has a team ever got and A+ and ended up with a bust?

Da KO King 06-27-2012 06:06 PM

Re: will new orleans get an automatic A for draft day grades?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by flipogb
has a team ever got and A+ and ended up with a bust?

You really didn't see this coming?


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