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Old 03-12-2007, 10:42 AM   #1
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Default Should the Hawks have drafted Roy?

I know, I know. Another wing for the Hawks?

But look at the situation. Roy is headed to be the Rookie of the Year.

He would have been the perfect second option behind JJ. That would have allowed Josh Smith to be the third option, then Zaza, then Lue.

So far Sheldon hasn't done much. He hasn't been a young Antonio Davis or Horace Grant. Maybe he will improve, but so far Roy has been the outstanding player of his rookie class.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: Should the Hawks have drafted Roy?

If he is sitting on the bench behind JJ then he probably wouldn't be having the year he is having right now, and we still wouldn't have addressed the need for a defensive oriented big man.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:56 AM   #3
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Default Re: Should the Hawks have drafted Roy?

I don't like Sheldon Williams to much and what he's done, i wish you would have taking Brandon Roy or Rudy Gay atleast.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:01 AM   #4
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Default Re: Should the Hawks have drafted Roy?

chris paul would have solved the Hawks' problems, not Roy...
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:02 AM   #5
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Default Re: Should the Hawks have drafted Roy?

I agree, If Hawks would have got Chris Paul, Playoff Race right now, Especially in the East.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:04 AM   #6
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Default Re: Should the Hawks have drafted Roy?

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I don't like Sheldon Williams to much and what he's done, i wish you would have taking Brandon Roy or Rudy Gay atleast.


We went into the offseason with 2 needs: A pass first pg and a defensive big man.

There were no highly rated pass first pg, so we went for a big man.

Shelden Williams was Duke's all-time leading shotblocker and a 2-time NCAA Defensive player of the year, therefore Billy Knight pulled the trigger on Shelden. When Shelden started while Marvin was out with a broken hand he avg 6/6 and lead all rookies in rebounding while playing good positional defense. He will be ok. He may bloom later defensively ala Ben Wallace.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:13 AM   #7
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Default Re: Should the Hawks have drafted Roy?

Forget Roy, they should have taken Paul or Deron.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:26 AM   #8
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Default Re: Should the Hawks have drafted Roy?

Drafting Roy would likely have forced the Hawks to play him at the point full-time, where he'd be misused, if you ask me.

I'm not saying he'd be worse than Claxton, but I'm saying he wouldn't be producing as he is now in Portland.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:27 AM   #9
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Default Re: Should the Hawks have drafted Roy?

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Drafting Roy would likely have forced the Hawks to play him at the point full-time, where he'd be misused, if you ask me.

I'm not saying he'd be worse than Claxton, but I'm saying he wouldn't be producing as he is now in Portland.
You could have JJ split point guard duties.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:39 AM   #10
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Default Re: Should the Hawks have drafted Roy?

Still, drafting a player so you can play him out of position doesn't strike me as a very good idea.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:42 AM   #11
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Default Re: Should the Hawks have drafted Roy?

Seriously Chris Paul with the athletic wings (Smith, J Chill, JJ) and big guys that would run (Zazza and maybe an MLE signing) would look really good right now. Add a shooter or two and they'd be in great shape.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:53 AM   #12
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Hey everyone:

We all know that the Hawks should have drafted a really good point guard when they had the chance.

That's not what this thread (or most any Hawks thread, for that matter) is about.

So maybe we should stick to the Hawks topics that are being discussed, instead of stating what everyone in the whole world knows to be true.

Cool.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:02 PM   #13
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Default Re: Should the Hawks have drafted Roy?

Nope they shouldnt have because Roy p[lays the same position as JJ. And splitting PG duties between both of them wouldnt work nor would be smart. JJ came to Atlanta and they tried to play him at PG. Didnt work out. So why would putting another player out of position there work? Then splitting time? Two players who arent PG's and wouldnt excel in those roles.

Meanwhile Sheldon Williams did things that Atlanta needed/lacked. Defense & Rebounding. We cant keep going back to the future with friggin draft picks. If you go back in time then realize the needs, the players coming out first. Sheldon Williams avg 19pts 10rbs 4blks per game. Playing a position Atlanta needed including depth. Its a no brainer he was the right pick. Give him time.

Avg 5pts 5rbs in 17mins this season. Carlos Boozer avg 10pts 7rbs his rookie year. Be patient.

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Old 03-12-2007, 12:09 PM   #14
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They would've caught so much flak had they darfted Roy. Would've been hilarious. And like it's been pointed out many times, Roy wouldn't have developed nearly as much as a PG with the Hawks as he has with the Blazers as a SG. And having JJ share PG duties would've still held JJ back. It's basically lose/lose.

I have faith in he who has the massive forehead.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:09 PM   #15
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Excellent points, GoBB.

At the worst, Williams will be a very solid (probably starting-caliber) big man who cleans up around the bucket, grabs plenty of rebounds and hits his free throws.
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