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Old 06-24-2012, 04:16 PM   #27
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Default Re: Would You Do the #2 for Joakim Noah?

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Originally Posted by Real Men Wear Green
The #2 pick is supposed to get you an All-NBA level player. Noah has yet to reach even the All-Star level. Charlotte is trying to take this pick and either draft or trade for a franchise guy. If you add Joakim Noah to what is arguably the worst team in NBA history you still have a lottery team. This trade idea is basically the equivalent of intentionally drafting a bust just so you can avoid taking a risk. Terrible idea for Charlotte.

#2 picks since 2000

2000 - Stromile Swift
2001 - Tyson Chandler
2002 - Jay Williams
2003 - Darko Milicic
2004 - Emeka Okafor
2005 - Marvin Williams
2006 - LaMarcus Aldridge
2007 - Kevin Durant
2008 - Michael Beasley
2009 - Hasheem Thabeet
2010 - Evan Turner
2011 - Derrick Williams

Jury is still out on D. Williams and Turner, but otherwise - you got 2 All-NBA players in there over the past 12 drafts (Aldridge and Durant).

Like I said, the draft is not being viewed in the right light here.
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