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SeanTaylorRIP
03-31-2007, 02:30 PM
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NBA Lottery Results(Used NBA Lottery Machine):

1 Boston:Greg Oden
2 Philadelphia(via MilwaukeeKevin Durant
3 Memphis Al Horford
4 Milwaukee(Phoenix(via Joe Johnson Trade)Brandan Wright
5 Charlotte Jeff Green
6 Minnesota(Phoenix)Milwaukee(via Philadelphia Yi Jianlian
7 Golden State(viaPortland Julian Wright
8 Philadelphia(via SeattleDarren Collison
9 Milwaukee(Minnesota Roy Hibbert
10 Sacramento Corey Brewer
11 Phoenix(Minnesota(viaAtlanta(via Al Harrington Trade) Nicholas Batum
12 Chicago(via Eddy Curry Trade) Spencer Hawes
13 Seattle(via Philadelphia(New OrleansThaddeus Young
14 LA Lakers(Portland(via Golden StateJoakim Noah!!!!lol
15 Detroit(via Darko Trade)Derrick Byars
16 New Jersey Hasheem Thabeet
17 LA Clippers Acie Law
18 New Orleans(Philadelphia(via Allen Iverson Trade) Mike Conley JR
19 Miami Tiago Splitter
20 LA Lakers Gabe Pruitt
21 Washington Al Thornton
22 Denver)Charlotte(via Sasha Pavlovic and Lammond Murray Trade) Nick Young
23 New York(Switch Picks with Chicago, part of Curry Trade)Rudy Fernandez
24 Memphis(Phoenix(Via Rajon Rondo Trade)Marcus Williams
25 Houston Marc Gasol
26 San Antonio(Detroit Marco Belinelli
27 Utah Josh McRoberts
28 Detroit(San Antonio Morris Almond
29 Memphis(Phoenix Aaron Gray
30 Phoenix(Milwaukee(via Philadelphia(via Dampier, Tskitsvili trade)Brandon Rush

2nd Round
31 Seattle(via Lawrence Roberts Trade) Arron Afalalo
32 Boston Daequan Cook
33 Detroit(San Antonio(via Damir Markota Trade) Sean Williams
34 Dallas(via Anthony Johnson Trade) Jason Smith
35 LA Lakers(via Jumaine Jones Trade) Jared Dudley
36 Atlanta(via Minnesota(via Bobby Jones Trade) Dominic James
37 Philadelphia(Portland Kyle Visser
38 Seattle Aaron Brooks
39 Orlando(via Deshawn Stevenson Trade) Alando Tucker
40 Milwaukee(New Orleans(Philadelphia(via Thabo Sefelosha Trade) Nick Fazekas
41 San Antonio(Golden State(Via Marc Jackson Trade) Taurean Green
42 Denver(Portland(Via James White Trade) Herbert Hill
43 New Orleans Stephane Lasme
44 Chicago(via JR Smith Trade) Bobby Brown
45 Orlando Ante Tomic
46 New Jersey Glen Davis
47 LA Clippers DJ White
48 Chicago(via JR Smith Trade) Demetris Nichols
49 Dallas(via JR Pinnock Trade) Rodney Stuckey
50 LA Lakers Mohamed Abukar
51 Washington Dominic McGuire
52 Toronto Reyshawn Terry
53 Philadelphia(Portland(Via Lamarcus Aldridge Trade) DJ Strawberry
54 Cleveland(Orlando(Via Drew Gooden Trade) Ali Traore
55 Milwaukee(Via Mike James Trade) Mustafa Shakur
56 Detroit Sun Yue
57 Utah Marko Thomas
58 Golden State(San Antonio Curtus Sumpter
59 NOK Hornets(Memphis(Phoenix Adam Haluska
60 Dallas Avis Wyatt


Eligible Players(If you wanna see a name added or subtracted post in general discussion thread not here):

Greg Oden
Kevin Durant
Brandan Wright
Al Horford
Jeff Green
Julian Wright
Joakim Noah
Hasheem Thabeet(Debated this one but thought for a forum mock it's fine)
Spencer Hawes
Thaddeus Young
Nick Young
Corey Brewer
Aaron Afflalo
Josh McRoberts
Marcus Williams
Daequan Cook
Jason Smith
Sean Williams
DJ White
Roy Hibbert
Brandon Rush
Glen Davis
Rodney Stuckey
Dominic James
Dominic McGuire
Gabe Pruitt
Darren Collison
Josh Shipp
Mike Conley JR.
Taurean Green



International Folks:
Yi Jianlian
Marco Belinelli
Rudy Fernandez
Tiago Splitter
Marc Gasol
Nicholas Batum
Sun Yue
Ali Traore
Marko Tomas
Mirza Begic
Ante Tomic
Uros Tripkovic
Goran Dragic

Big Mike
03-31-2007, 07:26 PM
sorry i posted earlier

Gang Green
04-05-2007, 11:23 AM
Does Denver not have one pick in the draft?

derza222
04-11-2007, 03:57 PM
The Boston Celtics select (in a big surprise) Greg Oden, center out of Ohio State.

We'll see what happens with any trades, but right now Oden is the big man in the middle on a young but talented C's squad. The Celtics believe that Oden and Al Jefferson will be one of the better low post combos in the league, and hopefully Jefferson's offensive ability will take some pressure off Oden to contribute at that end right away. We don't expect Oden to be the next big center in the league, but are comfortable expecting good rebounding and blocked shot numbers, good defense, decent scoring numbers, and a few All-Star games at the least. Hopefully he settles into a role on the Boston squad in the future and he along with young guys like Jefferson, Gerald Green, Rajon Rondo, Tony Allen, Ryan Gomes, and Delonte West can help bring a championship back to Boston.

SeanTaylorRIP
04-11-2007, 04:04 PM
Live Pick Analysis
Shocking pick here. Greg Oden was the obvious #1 bigman prospect in the draft and while he is far from the perfect prospect that most think him to be he has a real chance to be a defensive force. Offensively he lacks any sort of consistent array of moves but has a nice jump hook, he struggles with bigger players and has lots of work to do but has real potential to be a top Center in the NBA. He is the perfect fit for the Grizzlies and any team for that matter. After trading Pau Gasol this was a pick that had to be made. The Grizzlies will now have a young core with Oden 2 first rounders later and the addition of Raja Bell and James Jones, I expect them to target PG with their next pick after trading PG of the future Kyle Lowry.

Edit, My Bad it's the Celtics pick, but yeah good pick him and Jefferson will be a sick combo for the future and on.

Eaglez.Fan
04-11-2007, 04:05 PM
The Philadelphia 76ers select-

Kevin Durant SF - Texas

http://www.texassports.com/image_lib/durant_kevin_120206_300.jpg

HIGH LIGHTS (http://youtube.com/watch?v=uvaPFvQAGW8)

SeanTaylorRIP
04-11-2007, 04:13 PM
Live Pick Analysis
K-deezy!!! The best prospect of the draft goes to the 76ers who are trying to rebuild around a star after loosing AI, although that star could be AI in Iguodala but Iguodala slides to the 2 guard and is a perfect compliment to Durant as Iguodala is an amazing passer and very unselfish. Philly is a much improved scoring team with the addition of a star like Durant who is most likely the frontrunner for ROY, the 76ers still however are awful in the interior something I am sure they will later address with the 8th pick.

SeanTaylorRIP
04-11-2007, 04:17 PM
via list sent by P-l

With the 3rd overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft the Memphis Grizzlies Select:

http://www.draftexpress.com/gallery/AlHorford/1143427235.jpg
PF/C, Florida, Al Horford.

SeanTaylorRIP
04-11-2007, 04:20 PM
Live Pick Analysis

This pick may come as a bit of a shocker to some as many probably assumed that the pick would be Brandan Wright but I actually really like the pick, hot off the national championship Horford's stock is soaring higher than it has ever been. Wright is highly skilled but with his body he is still a very risky pick. This was a very solid and safe pick as Horford has the offense and defense to replace Pau Gasol, with the additions of Boris Diaw and James Jones as well as 2 later first rounders, this Grizz team is looking to go into the right direction.

Big Mike
04-11-2007, 05:08 PM
when can charlotte pick??

EDIT-Wrong thread AGAIN!!!! Im embarrased i will just edit this post with my pick

GB12
04-11-2007, 05:24 PM
The Milwaukee Bucks select, Brandan Wright, PF, UNC

http://www.nbadraft.net/profiles/largepics/bwright01.jpg

SeanTaylorRIP
04-11-2007, 05:27 PM
Pick Analysis

Great Pick for the Bucks as Wright doesn't really fall, but he doesn't go where he is expected to go. Bucks get a bigtime prospect who will help turn them back towards the playoffs, don't expect an immediate impact from Wright though.

Brodeur
04-11-2007, 05:31 PM
The Charlotte Bobcats select:

Jeff Green, SF/PF, Georgetown
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/seth_davis/11/13/georgetown.postcard/t1_green_si.jpg

SeanTaylorRIP
04-11-2007, 05:36 PM
Live Pick Analysis

Great, Great, pick, Jeff Green is the best basketball player in the draft, can rebound, pass, dribble shoot, block, and play man defense on smaller guards, a very excellent and smart pick which will help the young Bobcats as Green is very mature and unselfish.
He is an unselfish all around player who is the kind of guy you build a championship team around. He is 6-8" and has a very solid build. He is a great ballhandler, amazing passser for his size, reliable and consitent shooter, great rebounder down low, and a great shot blocker coming off a 10 block game. I think he is the 1 surefire slam dunk in the draft. You know what you are getting from him. Every year in his career he will average around 15 ppg, 8 rpg, 5 apg, 2 bpg and will play defense. He will bring it every night and mold his team together, while he won't blow up on the stat sheet with huge scoring numbers it's a testament to his great unselfishness and his desire for his team to win.

thule
04-11-2007, 06:21 PM
The Minnesota Timberwolves select ....

Yi Jianlian, PF, China

Big Mike
04-11-2007, 06:29 PM
I PICK...........: Julian Wright. If you were hoping to pick him. PM with an offer

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l191/willsmooth34/julianwright.jpg

SeanTaylorRIP
04-11-2007, 06:30 PM
Live Pick Analysis

Monster pick by the T'Wolves who moved up to take their man, after losing the Franchise in Kevin Garnett Yi is a man they can build around as he has the talent and the fanbase from China, Yi's only problem is that people will be wanting him to be Kevin Garnett, but he never will as KG was a once in a lifetime player but as long as people realize this YI can be an allstar and team leader for them.

For the Warriors great value pick for Julian Wright, can do everything on the court except shoot.
Julian Wright is one of the most intriguing prospects in the draft as he has yet to reach any of his potential and at times can be very inconsistent and leave you scratching your head wondering why he can't do more. First off great size at 6-8" 225 and while another 3-5 pounds would help him to reach better success it wouldn't be necessary. Wright has unreal athleticism and is a true finisher in the open court finishing himself as well as setting up teammates. He has an explosive first step to blow by defenders which enables him to create matchups with slower defenders and now has added a good but not great midrange game that allows him to shoot over smaller defenders that he can't take out on the drive. Defensively and on the boards he on the college level makes a decent impact but much of this is based on athleticism and he has a lot of work on fundamentals to enable himself to be a good NBA defender. His freethrow shooting is pretty bad as he doesn't lock his elbow down long enough and kind of short arms it, his 2 misses to seal the sweet 16 game vs. the Salukis didn't help him much. His athleticism helps him out with every phase of his game but sometimes it covers up his weaknesses which would be exploited in the NBA. He doesn't box out well and isn't the lock down defender some think he will be. I think that Julian Wright is a very risky prospect and a very high risk high reward type player similar to a Marvin Williams. The sky is the limit for him, only question is will he ever reach it.

SeanTaylorRIP
04-11-2007, 06:36 PM
Via List Philadelphia 76ers select:
http://www.nbadraft.net/profiles/largepics/dcollison03.jpg

Darren Collison. Best PG in the draft, period, not Acie or Conley it is Collison.

GB12
04-11-2007, 06:44 PM
Milwaukee selects the biggest guy in the draft, C, Roy Hibbert
http://boifromtroy.com/wp-content/georgetownnortheriowa.jpg

SeanTaylorRIP
04-11-2007, 06:46 PM
Pick Analysis

Great Great Pick, Hibbert is a very skilled bigman and when I say big I mean it, he has a massive frame and great skills, more NBA ready than most bigmen in the draft.

SeanTaylorRIP
04-11-2007, 07:05 PM
Sacramento Kings Select:
http://www.draftexpress.com/gallery/CoreyBrewer/1120451854.jpg

Corey Brewer.

SeanTaylorRIP
04-11-2007, 07:09 PM
Phoenix Suns Select:
http://cache.deadspin.com/images/2006/04/noahgreen.jpg
Joakim Noah, nah just joking Charm wanted to give you a scare but really the Phoenix Suns Select:

http://www.fibaeurope.com/files/%7B38D9CA12-2DA4-492B-B29E-71CD7F256B5B%7Dmedium_h.jpg
Nicholas Batum. A major steal for the Suns here, and we all know Dantoni loves the foreign players and Batum is the top 2 guard in the draft. McCants is a more immediate impact at the 2 guard for the Suns but Batum is the future plus they are still great at the 2 guard with Barbosa, Bell, and Eddie Jones. At just 18 years old he is a rare prospect and much better prospect than Thaba Sefelosha. He really outplayed the American players his age, Beasley, Mayo, Rose at the Nike Hoops summit. He will be a 2 guard wing in the NBA and he has great size and length. At 6-8 and a 7th foot wing span he really is a terror in the passing lanes. He has potential to be a great defender as he shows great man to man instincts. On offense he is a great passer and ball handler probably capable of playing a little 1 guard. He has a great 3 point stroke and also is great driving to the hoop, he runs the floor like a gazelle with amazing finishes. His biggest weakness by far is weight as right now he is rather slight and could use 15 pounds, but it isn't nearly as bad as some think it is and he could have an immediate impact in the NBA even with only 5 more pounds.

Smokey Joe
04-11-2007, 07:41 PM
With the 12th pick, the Chicago Bulls select:

http://www.nbadraft.net/profiles/largepics/shawes03.jpg
Spencer Hawes, C, Washington

ncst8fan83
04-11-2007, 08:21 PM
with the 13th pick, the Seattle Supersonics select Thaddeus Young, SF, Georgia Tech -


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/cory_mccartney/12/11/fast.break/GT.jpg

Gang Green
04-11-2007, 08:24 PM
My bad for posting here-Crap.

thetedginnshow
04-11-2007, 10:10 PM
Eh. Nevermind this.

KCJ58
04-12-2007, 01:26 AM
With The 14th Pick in the NBA Draft acquired by a trade with Portland the LA Lakers select

http://www.onlinesports.com/images/lakers.gif...






...Joakim Noah/PF (Florida)
http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/sports/060327/noah1A.jpg
http://store.nba.com/gp/product/custom-preview/jersey.jpg/103-0465989-8463048?ie=UTF8&league=core&asin=B000JFEK0M&view=back&name=NOAH&number=13

WMD
04-12-2007, 01:56 AM
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5465/detroitpistonspl780665ya1.jpg

With the 15th Pick in the NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons select...

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2007/basketball/ncaa/specials/ncaa_tourney/2007/03/17/closer.look.vandy.wazzu/Byars.jpg

Derrick Byars, SG/SF, Vanderbilt

SeanTaylorRIP
04-12-2007, 02:31 PM
Live Pick Analysis

Noah Pick=Awful. Can't really understand it at all. It doesn't make the Lakers any tougher inside and Noah is vastly overrated and IMO not a top 25 pick at all, you are looking at a role player at best, a player like Anderson Varenjao carries much better basketball skills and potential than Noah. All in all a bad pick.

Love the Detroit pick, while I probably would have went point guard after losing Billups with Conley available and a player similar to Billups in Acie Law available but Byars in no way is a bad pick. He is very underrated and is capable of playing the 2 and 3 and in limited roles the 1 spot. He has a great all around game and I like him slightly better than Brandon Roy.

New Jersey Up.

SeanTaylorRIP
04-12-2007, 04:24 PM
Ok so apparently looking through old pm's Chucky told me that if he got the 14th pick he wants to take Thabeet, so here at #16 he is still here, and this is an amazing pick this late, with fools like Noah already gone, so here it is, with the 16th overall pick the New Jersey Nets select:
http://uconn.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/hasheem_2006_07_20.jpg

Hasheem Thabeet.

SeanTaylorRIP
04-12-2007, 04:29 PM
Via list the LA Clippers select:
http://www.aggieathletics.com/agextras/images/aclaw1.jpg
Acie Law.

Windy
04-12-2007, 04:39 PM
The New Orleans Hornets select:

PG Mike Conley Ohio State

http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/i/20070106/mike-conley.jpg


Statement from the GM:

"Conley is a great talent, however he will not be playing in New Orleans next season."

SeanTaylorRIP
04-12-2007, 05:20 PM
The Chicago Bulls Select:
http://www.eitb24.com/archivos/imagenes/eitb24/deportes/2006/02/19/Tiago-Splitter-lucha-con-oscar-Yebra-por-un-balon-2006021922164118hg2.jpg
Tiago Splitter.

Big Mike
04-12-2007, 05:26 PM
I think the lakers should take a PG but there's none left so an SF instead. I say... AL THORNTON, surprised he's dropped so much. Or maybe Nick Young, considering he wen to a Cali skool.

SeanTaylorRIP
04-12-2007, 05:36 PM
Reserved for Lakers

KCJ58
04-12-2007, 06:11 PM
With The 20th Pick in the NBA Draft Los Angeles Lakers select

http://www.onlinesports.com/images/lakers.gif...

Gabriel Pruitt/PG (USC)
http://www.draftexpress.com/gallery/GabePruitt/1134457865.jpg

SeanTaylorRIP
04-12-2007, 06:21 PM
The Washington Wizards select:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/media/photo/2006-11/26638446.jpg
Al Thornton.
Brief Write-up on him I made in the NBA draft thread weeks ago:
Thorton's stock for sure will gain a raise after single handedly taking down the Miami Hurricanes Saturday afternoon. Thorton dominated the game finishing with an astonishing 45 points and 8 rebounds on an equally impressive 16-24 shooting from the floor and a perfect 11-11 from the charity stripe. Al Thorton is a freakish athlete for his size and has really worked on his body since coming to Florida state and now has what we'd call an "NBA ready body". All things aside the thing that impresses me most about Thorton is his passion. He puts his all into every game and is aggressive on every play while that usually can be looked as a downside as it comes with turnovers and fouls, Thorton is very controlled in expending his energy. Despite his lack of height his new gained strength allows him to mix it inside with the big guys and pull down big rebounds. Despite being only 6-8" he has very longs arms making him a force as a shot blocker. Where Thorton's game has improved the most over the past 4 years is his offensive control and skills. Thorton now has developed a satisfactory back to the basket game and is excellent off the dribble with a quick first step. His shooting has improved as he now has legit 3 point range. Negatives on Thorton of course are his age being 24 come draft time and being a sort of "tweener." This negatives although outweigh the rest and any team that drafts Thorton should expect "Josh Howard" type contribution in his early years. I feel like Thorton may be overlooked because of his lack of size and clear cut position but the #1 most important thing is that he is a basketball player, first and foremost.

Gang Green
04-12-2007, 06:37 PM
With the 22nd Pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, the Denver Nuggets select...

Nick Young, SG/SF: USC

http://www.eyetide.com/content/repository/images/ec/01/74/22/1742278.jpg

Windy
04-12-2007, 06:56 PM
With the 23rd Pick (NYK) in the 2007 NBA Draft

The New Orleans Hornets select:

Rudy Fernandez SG Spain

http://www.draftexpress.com/gallery/RudyFernandez/1140542786.jpg

P-L
04-12-2007, 07:11 PM
The Memphis Grizzlies select,

Marcus Williams, SG, Arizona

http://wc.arizona.edu/papers/98/241/uavsbears/2.jpg

comahan
04-12-2007, 07:22 PM
Marc Gasol C

http://www.nbadraft.net/admincp/library/players/small/marc-gasol-hd.jpg

I lost Mutombo, who was 68 years old, and Yao gets injured a lot, so I need insurance at C. He also has the skillset to possibly play PF, even though hes rather slow.

TH3
04-12-2007, 07:59 PM
Marco Belinelli-


http://www.fortitudo.it/foto_archivio/foto_1224.jpg

ny10804
04-12-2007, 09:19 PM
http://www.adobe.com/education/images/gallery/rit/nathan_martel_jazz_grid.gif

Ya hear that? That's Jazz, baby.

[The Jazz of Utah have determined their selection]

The Utah Jazz select: Joshua McRoberts, PF, from Duke University.

http://www.bluedevilhoops.com/images/mcroberts.jpg


The selection was made to give depth to the forward positions, and the Jazz see McRoberts as an energy guy, much like David Lee of the New York Knicks.

WMD
04-12-2007, 09:32 PM
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5465/detroitpistonspl780665ya1.jpg

With the 28th Pick in the NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons select...

http://www.espn.go.com/photo/2006/0612/ncb_a_almond_195.jpg

Morris Almond, SG, Rice

P-L
04-12-2007, 09:38 PM
The Memphis Grizzlies select,

Aaron Gray, C, Pittsburgh

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/luke_winn/06/09/camp.postcards/t1_gray_si.jpg

ccB
04-12-2007, 10:49 PM
The Phoenix Suns select...

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/basketball/ncaa/specials/preview/2006/11/07/crystal.ball/t1_rushNEW.jpg

SG/SF Brandon Rush

ncst8fan83
04-12-2007, 11:08 PM
With the first pick of the 2nd round in the 2007 NBA Draft, the Seattle Supersonics select Aaron Afflalo, SG, UCLA

http://www.draftexpress.com/gallery/ArronAfflalo/1167812699.jpg

WMD
04-12-2007, 11:13 PM
With Pick #32 Overall, the Boston Celtics select Daequan Cook, SG, Ohio State

http://www.the-ozone.net/06-07images/mbasketball/06-11-17/DCook-uni.jpg

WMD
04-12-2007, 11:50 PM
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5465/detroitpistonspl780665ya1.jpg

With the 33rd Pick in the NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons select...

http://www.taipeitimes.com/images/2006/03/13/20060312204225.jpeg

Sean Williams, PF/C, Boston College

TH3
04-13-2007, 12:22 AM
Dallas Takes:
Jason Smith
http://www.hoopsvibe.com/IMG/jason_smith-arton33033-254x290.jpg

KCJ58
04-13-2007, 12:25 AM
With the 35th pick in the NBA Draft the Los Angeles Lakers select...





Jared Dudley/SF (Boston College)
http://www.jesuslist.com/blog/images/jared-dudley.jpeg

SeanTaylorRIP
04-13-2007, 02:05 PM
The Atlanta Hawks are delighted to draft their point guard of the future:

http://www.nbadraft.net/profiles/largepics/djames01.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9uHFsRx2yA
Dominic James, Marquette.

Eaglez.Fan
04-13-2007, 02:06 PM
The Philadelphia 76ers pick- Kyle Visser C

http://media.gatewaync.com/wsj/photos/2004/wake/07bb/elon/visser.jpg

ncst8fan83
04-13-2007, 02:22 PM
With the 38th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, the Seattle Supersonics select PG Aaron Brooks, PG, Oregon

SeanTaylorRIP
04-13-2007, 02:27 PM
Live Pick analysis

The Aaron Brooks pick is very solid, other than being a local kid kind of at least near Seattle Brooks while he will never be a starting point guard he will be a great spark plug player in the mold of Nate Robinson or Earl Boykins.

SeanTaylorRIP
04-13-2007, 05:18 PM
Detroit Pistons Pick Analysis

#15 Pick Overall Derrick Byars: Picking from where they are it is a great pick as I feel that Byars will be a lottery pick, but with Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince and recently losing Chauncey Billups I really wonder why they would skip on Acie Law or Mike Conley Jr. But maybe there is something I don't know about, but in terms of the player they get they are really lucky as I like Byars slightly more than Brandon Roy, maybe a little biased because Byars went to Virginia but he is a hell of a well rounder player. Byars can play the 2 and 3 positions and in limited minutes the 1. He has an NBA ready body and can pass, shoot, and play great defense as well as attack the rim. He has great range and rotation on his 3 point shot, I always said that Byars is the kind of player who will find his way on a championship contending team as teams fear him as he is a player who stayed the dreaded 4 years in college or in his case 5, but if you look at the prospect as a whole Byars is arguable one of the top if not the top shooting guard prospects in this draft, if the draft weren't so top heavy in talent this year, in any other year Byars would be a top 10 pick.

#28 Pick Overall Morris Almond: Again I love the player chosen but I don't understand the team choosing them. I am unsure as to why the Pistons are stacking on wing players but I'm sure they have something in mind, personally if I were the Pistons I would go with the kind of local kid Dominic James to fill in for the hole Chauncey Billups left but obviously they have something in mind maybe a Rip Hamilton trade. Almond is a very underrated player in this draft and had he gone to a bigger school we would be talking about top 15 pick here. Almond is a big time scorer capable of really filling up the stat sheet and more particularly the scoring row. The past 2 years he has been one of the most dangerous scorers in the country. Almond has perfect height and frame for the 2 guard in the NBA, he almost has the prototype 2 guard body that you look for. He can score the ball in just about every way possible. He has great range on his 3 point shot although some have overrated his outside game a bit as he's no Mitch Richmond. He can slash to the hoop and finish with nice athleticism and he works real hard fighting off screens doing his best Rip Hamilton impersonations with a good mid range game. Almond is also an average defender and great rebounder from the 2 guard position, will surprise you with the # of rebounds he gets like a Quentin Richardson. Only thing that worries me about him is that in his college career there were games were he seemed to disappear and not take over games that he should against inferior competition.

#33 Pick Overall Sean Williams: Pistons don't go shooting guard rather shocking. I just love this pick and I look at Sean Williams as a late first rounder, obviously you have to worry about the character concerns but teams will be closely looking at that during the interview processes to feel out what kind of person he really is. First off when you talk about his game you have to talk about his shot blocking, he was an absolute force blocking shots at college and IMO one of the best shot blockers I have ever seen, combine his natural blocking instincts with his rare athleticism for his size and long wingspan and you should expect him to be a top shot blocker from day 1 throughout his career. He will really be a defensive force. With that said I wouldn't call him the next Ben Wallace so soon. Like Wallace he really struggles on the offensive side of the floor, he has no range on his shot and no real post up moves, he does however have a nice little hook shot he developed and he runs the floor amazingly getting constant hustle points. Next thing about him is his "tweener" status. He is 6 10" so a power forward's body playing center and his body isn't well developed. He is not a very good rebounder at all. All of his rebounds are based off of athleticism and he is constantly boxed out as he doesn't understand how to rebound. He seems like one of those players who got by and dominated the glass in high school because of his athleticism but in college he was a rather ineffective rebounder. It is yet to be seen if he will be a starter in this league or a sparkplug defender off the bench, but nonetheless a very very good pick in the 2nd round.

Team Grade: B: Will increase grade to around the A- range if I get some kind of explanation for choosing 2 wings with the first 2 picks. The Pistons picked up 3 great players here, I'm just not sure about how the first 2 will be used.

D-Unit
04-13-2007, 06:23 PM
The Orlando Magic select SG/SF Alando Tucker.

http://www.nbadraft.net/admincp/library/players/small/alando-tucker-hd.jpg

With our needs at SG and SF depth, this pick is a perfect match! We were hoping he would fall to us and indeed he did. This fall reminds me of the Gilbert Arenas draft day fall. Tucker is a player that is NBA ready and can come in and contribute from day 1. He is a player many liken to Josh Howard and we couldn't agree more.

Possesses an NBA ready body that is strong enough to absorb contact in the lane and finish … Has three point range on his jump shot … Back to the basket skills are highly developed … Owns a nice turnaround jumper … Excellent finisher who is blessed with cat like body control to get off even the most difficult shots in traffic … Tough minded player who enjoys physical play and will not back down from a challenge … Unselfish player with the willingness to set-up open teammates … Physically he has all the tools needed to be a quality defender: quickness, good hands, long arms and intelligence … Crafty scorer who uses a number of fakes and his leaping ability to create scoring opportunities for himself … Solid rebounder due to his athleticism and body strength … Smooth player on the floor who lets the game come to him rarely forcing things … Coachable player with a great work ethic to improve … Does a great job of creating contact to draw fouls … Excellent finisher in transition where he will finish with flair … Emerging as a player who understands how to effectively move without the ball …

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2m_UARbsbw

http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/2006/061215/061216_tucker_vmed_5p.widec.jpg

The Magic depth chart just got a huge boost and are in position to make a powerful move to the top of the league.


PG Chauncey Billups / Steve Blake / Daniel Gibson
SG Larry Hughes / Alando Tucker / JJ Redick
SF Trevor Ariza / Hedo Turkoglu
PF Chris Webber / Darko Milicic / Danny Forston
C Dwight Howard / Dikembe Mutumbo / James Augustine

Big Mike
04-13-2007, 06:25 PM
whos next??

GB12
04-13-2007, 06:28 PM
Milwaukee selects, PF Nick Fazekas

http://www.rgj.com/news/files/2005/02/08/63736_250.jpg

I'm not ever expecting him to turn into a starter, and with Wright as my future at PF I don't need him to. He should be able to come in and give solid minutes off the bench and give Wright a rest. PF depth was my biggest need and Fazekas was the best option.

TH3
04-13-2007, 06:32 PM
SA takes
Taurean Green

http://www.alligator.org/pt2/images/sports/051118green.jpg

Gang Green
04-13-2007, 07:18 PM
The Denver Nuggets select...

Herbert Hill, PF: Providence

http://www.draftexpress.com/headshots/herberthill.jpg

Windy
04-13-2007, 07:24 PM
With the 43rd Pick in the 2007 NBA Draft


The New Orleans Hornets Select:


Stephane Lasme PF University of Massachusetts


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Smokey Joe
04-14-2007, 06:38 PM
With pick 44, the Chicago Bulls select...

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Bobby Brown, PG, Cal State Fullerton

SeanTaylorRIP
04-14-2007, 06:46 PM
Sent to me from the D-Unit:

The Orlando Magic select C Ante Tomic.
http://nbadraft.net/profiles/headshots/ante-tomic-hd.jpg
Tomic will be left in Europe to continue his growth and development in his game. As one of the top European prospects, we feel Tomic is a steal this late in the draft considering the promise that he has. As a team we do not have roster space to carry on another player so we were looking for a developmental type player and Tomic certainly fits that bill.

ESPN Scouting Report:

Draft Projection: Mid to late first round

Notes: Plays for KK Zagreb in Croatia. Averaging 12.1 ppg and 5 rpg on 59 percent shooting through the first 20 games of the Adriatic League. Averaged 5.2 ppg and 4.2 rpg in 2005-2006 season.

Positives: He'a a highly-skilled big man. Used to be a PG and has excellent ballhandling and passing ability. Nice midrange jump shot. Has good footwork around the basket and a variety of low-post moves. Good athlete.

Negatives: He's rail thin. Needs another 30 pounds on his frame. His lack of strength limits his effectiveness in the post on both ends of the floor. Gets in foul trouble a lot.

Summary: Tomic is big-time prospect. He has a rare combination of size, skill and athletic ability. And he's really starting live up to his potential in the Adriatic League. But he may be a couple of years away. His body really needs to fill out before he can event think about the NBA. Still, teams drafting in the 20s will have to consider him carefully. He has so much upside, he may be worth drafting now and then keeping in Europe another year or two.
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Chucky
04-15-2007, 09:54 AM
After seeeing Nenad Kristic go down this year, i feel it is very important to have front court depth, because of this the Nets select

Glen "BIG BABY" Davis, PF, LSU

sdpads24
04-15-2007, 02:33 PM
With the 47th pick in the nba draft, the Los Angelas Clippers select DJ White PF, Indiana
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Smokey Joe
04-15-2007, 08:22 PM
With the 48th pick, the Chicago Bulls select...

http://www.suathletics.com/news/basketball/mbasket/2005/11/3/..%5C..%5C..%5C..%5C..%5C..%5Cimages/basketball/mbasket/2005%5C4%5C18%5CNicholsdrive3.18.05.jpg

Demetris Nichols, SF, Syracuse.

TH3
04-15-2007, 09:45 PM
Rodney Stuckey PG/SG

http://www.bigskyconf.com/images/articles/81826_06mbcaStuckeyRodneyDribble.jpg

KCJ58
04-15-2007, 11:31 PM
with the 50th slection in the NBA Draft the LA Lakers Select...


Mohamed Abukar/C (San Diego State)
http://www.sdhoc.com/main/articles/aztecs/usdphotogallery/Image00053918

ccB
04-16-2007, 08:02 AM
The Washington Wizards select...

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G/F Dominic McGuire

13.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.6 blocks - Super versatile player. Very athletic IMO a poormans Josh Smith.

JF4
04-16-2007, 04:19 PM
http://www.nbadraft.net/profiles/headshots/reyshawn-terry-hd.jpg

http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/28/287754.jpg

SF Reshawn Terry, UNC

Eaglez.Fan
04-16-2007, 04:30 PM
The 76ers select- DJ Strawberry, SG, Maryland


http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/photo/2007-01/27372455.jpg

princefielder28
04-16-2007, 04:33 PM
Cleveland selects PF Ali Traore

Windy
04-16-2007, 04:38 PM
With the 55th Overall Pick

The New Orleans Hornets Select

Mustafa Shakur PG Arizona

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2007/writers/grant_wahl/01/10/bags.magiceight/t1_shakur_si.jpg

WMD
04-16-2007, 07:08 PM
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With the 56th Pick in the NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons select...

http://sports.tom.com/uimg/2006/5/5/wangtao/Sun_Yue_Terry_2006050500_82002.jpg

Sun Yue, PG/SG/SF, China

ny10804
04-16-2007, 07:11 PM
THEE Utah Jazz select: Marko Tomas, SF.

Big Mike
04-17-2007, 07:28 PM
Came just in Time - I Pick SF/PF Curtis Sumpter

http://images.sportsline.com/u/photos/basketball/college/img7127354.jpg

Windy
04-17-2007, 07:42 PM
The New Orleans Hornets select Adam Haluska SG Iowa.

TH3
04-17-2007, 09:47 PM
Dallas takes Avis Wyatt with the last pick in the draft

P-L
04-17-2007, 11:07 PM
guess I was skipped. So I'll take,

Jermareo Davidson, PF, Alabama

http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/sports/060119/steele.jpg