How The Blazers Can/Should/Will Get What They Want In This Year’s Draft
By antonioharvey Posted in: 2012draft, draft2012
Every year there are some certainties and some uncertainties surrounding the draft and this year is no different. The certainty: Anthony Davis will be taken with the 1st pick. The uncertainty: everything else. But the one thing I like about the way this draft is shaping up is the Blazers have a chance to get exactly what they want, and or need, no matter who gets picked and when.
First let’s start by looking at what the Blazers need. I don’t think anyone would disagree that this team needs to fill two positions, PG and center. Now lets look at some possible draft scenarios and how they affect the Blazers picks.
Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3 Scenario 4
1 Hornets Davis Davis Davis Davis
2 Bobcats Kidd-Gilchrist MKG MKG MKG
3 Wizards Beal Beal Beal Beal
4 Cavs Barnes Barnes Barnes Barnes
5 Kings Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson
6 Blazers Drummond Lillard Drummond Lillard
7 Warriors Lamb Drummond Lamb Drummond
8 Raptors Lillard Rivers Lillard Zeller
9 Pistons Henson Henson Henson Henson
10 Hornets Rivers Marshall Marshall Rivers
11 Blazers Marshall Zeller Rivers Leonard
I know there are several more scenarios that could play out, BUT no matter what happens there will be scenarios that allow the Blazers to pick both a center and a point guard.
And don’t forget the two second round picks the Blazers have as well. With all that’s going on, this will surely be one of the most fun drafts in recent Blazers history.