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Old 02-26-2013, 09:05 AM   #1
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Default NBA Draft Day Blunders: Where does Memphis drafting Thabeet over Harden in 2009 rank?

In hindsight, one of the worst decisions ever. Obviously no one expected Thabeet to be so bad and Harden to be this great, but that's what the scouts/GMs get paid the big bucks for.

Can you imagine the Grizzlies with Harden on their squad?

Best in the West for sure, right?
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: NBA Draft Day Blunders: Where does Memphis drafting Thabeet over Harden in 2009 rank?

Didn't Memphis already have a young stud SG at the time? Thabeet looked good in college. 7 footers are so rare right now. They almost had to take him.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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Nobodies cares about this shit dude. Hindsight is 20/20. Congrats genius.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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Default Re: NBA Draft Day Blunders: Where does Memphis drafting Thabeet over Harden in 2009 rank?

Memphis would have just traded Harden Corey Maggette and Jason Maxiel. Its amazing how many stupid moves the Grizzlies make.

G. Vasquez for Crap
Traded Speights/Ellington because they are cheap
Traded Rudy Gay because they are cheap
Made a desperation signing for Iverson
Drafted Xavier Henry
Drafted Thabeet
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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Default Re: NBA Draft Day Blunders: Where does Memphis drafting Thabeet over Harden in 2009 rank?

I remember the general opinion on ISH was Thabeet = bust, Harden = solid starter.
I was infact unimpressed by Harden first two years because of what I read on this forum (I don't watch college so I don't know shit about college players), I was expecting more. Guess I was wrong.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:25 AM   #6
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Default Re: NBA Draft Day Blunders: Where does Memphis drafting Thabeet over Harden in 2009 rank?

I actually remember Harden being very hyped both on here and by most analysts, mentioning possible superstar potential.

With Thabeet there was a lot of speculation. In essence, it was quite a terrible choice given what was being said at the time. They took a risk I guess and it didn't pan out.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:41 AM   #7
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Default Re: NBA Draft Day Blunders: Where does Memphis drafting Thabeet over Harden in 2009 rank?

OKC trading him is even worse.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:43 AM   #8
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Didn't Memphis already have a young stud SG at the time? Thabeet looked good in college. 7 footers are so rare right now. They almost had to take him.
Thabeet did not look good in college.

He was drafted as a project for no reason when they already had Marc Gasol
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OKC trading him is even worse.


And then they signed Thabeet
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And then they signed Thabeet
So with Memphis's mistake, we get Harden for a finals run, Kevin Martin, Jeremby Lamb, a first round pick, and Thabeet.


Thanks Memphis!
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:54 AM   #11
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So with Memphis's mistake, we get Harden for a finals run, Kevin Martin, Jeremby Lamb, a first round pick, and Thabeet.


Thanks Memphis!
Or you could of had a potential dynasty.
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Or you could of had a potential dynasty.
I'm content with having a top team in the league and a legit title contender for many years to come.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:59 AM   #13
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Default Re: NBA Draft Day Blunders: Where does Memphis drafting Thabeet over Harden in 2009 rank?

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So with Memphis's mistake, we get Harden for a finals run, Kevin Martin, Jeremby Lamb, a first round pick, and Thabeet.


Thanks Memphis!
LMAO. You scrubs got hosed in that deal. Worst trade ever. Harden is a superstar playing ball for the next 8-10 years. You got injury prone 30 year old Kevin Martin and scrubs and picks.
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LMAO. You scrubs got hosed in that deal. Worst trade ever. Harden is a superstar playing ball for the next 8-10 years. You got injury prone 30 year old Kevin Martin and scrubs and picks.
And ignore the main reason we made the pick in the first place.

You think it's cool to be an open Miami Heat bandwagon fan?

Kill yourself.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:15 AM   #15
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Default Re: NBA Draft Day Blunders: Where does Memphis drafting Thabeet over Harden in 2009 rank?

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Memphis would have just traded Harden Corey Maggette and Jason Maxiel. Its amazing how many stupid moves the Grizzlies make.

G. Vasquez for Crap
Drafted Xavier Henry
Drafted Thabeet
Vasquez was traded for Pondexter, plus we already had a starting pg in Conley

But yeah Grizzlies could've had a better team with those picks. The problem was we were really hesitant in making big moves and was content with saving money.

IIRC even Lowry, Sam Young, Demarre Carrol were all traded to save money or to get one year rentals out of players like Ronnie Brewer, Shane Battier.

The team never had foresight to develop players in case things doesn't work out (Rudy Gay)
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