Who should the Trail Blazers pick at #11?
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 05/31/2012 4:41 PM

    Who should the Trail Blazers pick at #11?
    Terrence Jones (12)
     19%
    Jeremy Lamb (7)
     11%
    Kendall Marshall (14)
     23%
    Austin Rivers (11)
     18%
    Tyler Zeller (18)
     29%
    The Trail Blazers have the sixth and eleventh picks in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft. Assuming the Trail Blazers keep the pick and take a player and also assuming that Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Thomas Robinson are off the board when Portland goes on the clock to pick at No. 6, and Harrison Barnes, Andre Drummond, Perry Jones III, Damian Lillard, and Jared Sullinger are not available at No. 11 it raises the question, "Who should the Trail Blazers take at No. 11?" Here are the options:



    Terrence Jones | 6-9 | 252lbs | SF/PF | Kentucky | Sophomore
    2011-12 Stats: 12.3 Points | 7.2 Rebounds | 1.3 Assists | 1.3 Steals | 1.8 Blocks | .500 FG | .327 3PT FG | .627 FT | 29.3 Minutes

    Versatile playmaker with great size, length, athleticism and strength with the ability to create for himself and set up teammates with some superb ball handling and passing ability.  TJ has great potential but is a ‘tweener’ forward who must improve perimeter shooting, become more consistency, overcome strongly favoring his left hand and not continually rely on his body or athleticism as he continues to develop.
    Best Case Scenario-
    Josh Smith (less high-flying)

    Worst Case Scenario-
    James Johnson





    Jeremy Lamb | 6-5 | 180lbs | SG | Connecticut | Sophomore
    2011-12 Stats: 17.7 Points | 4.9 Rebounds | 1.7 Assists | 1.2 Steals | 0.6 Blocks | .478 FG | .336 3PT FG | .810 FT | 37.2 Minutes

    Suave athlete with “freakish length” who makes his impact felt with his crisp off ball performances, perimeter defense and instinctive play making. Has considerable work to do filling out his frame with muscle and playing in isolation but Lamb is one of the more ready NBA players with a great shot of going in the 2012 Draft lottery.
    Best Case Scenario-
    Richard Hamilton Meets Rudy Fernandez

    Worst Case Scenario-
    Rail Thin Thabo Sefolosha





    Kendall Marshall | 6-4 | 195lbs | PG | North Carolina | Sophomore
    2011-12 Stats: 8.1 Points | 2.6 Rebounds | 9.8 Assists | 1.2 Steals | 0.2 Blocks | .467 FG | .354 3PT FG | .696 FT | 33.0 Minutes

    Calculated, pass first PG with incredible court vision, elite passing ability, quick hands and knack for setting up his teammates. What he lacks in athleticism is made up for with intelligent play and decision making, and while perhaps too unselfish at times, has what it takes to be solid point guard at the next level.
    Best Case Scenario-
    Jose Calderon With Shades Of Jason Kidd

    Worst Case Scenario-
    Less Athletic Ramon Sessions





    Austin Rivers | 6-4 | 200lbs | SG | Duke | Freshman
    2011-12 Stats: 15.5 Points | 3.4 Rebounds | 2.1 Assists | 1.0 Steals | 0.0 Blocks | .433 FG | .365 3PT FG | .658 FT | 33.2 Minutes

    Pure scoring guard with unlimited shooting range, an explosive first step, ankle breaking dribble moves and an ice cold scoring mentality. ‘Sub-Zero’ has a rare killer instinct and clutch shooting prowess on the offensive end of the court that makes him worthy of being an elite prospect, and while he lacks great distributing ability and defensive play, Rivers can get buckets at a high level on the NBA stage.
    Best Case Scenario-
    Jamal Crawford

    Worst Case Scenario-
    Jordan Crawford





    Tyler Zeller | 7-0 | 250lbs | C | North Carolina | Senior
    2011-12 Stats: 16.3 Points | 9.6 Rebounds | 0.9 Assists | 0.9 Steals | 1.5 Blocks | .553 FG | .000 3PT FG | .808 FT | 28.2 Minutes

    Mature seven-footer who displays a nice post game with his ability to play with his back to the basket and hit the open face up jumper just inside 3-point range. Zeller’s athleticism is relatively pedestrian by pro standards, upside is limited and he isn’t the strongest player in the paint, but he’s a fundamental post player that can step in and get the job done in the paint for a team at the NBA level.
    Best Case Scenario-
    Spencer Hawes

    Worst Case Scenario-
    Matt Bonner

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  1. boomtown
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    Posted 05/31/2012 6:52 PM

    What are the odds that Boston packages both their picks to move up to 11?  

    I didn't think Jones was going to go as high as 11, but if he is, I like him better than all the others you mention.  I thought we could trade down with the Celtics and maybe get Jones later, but maybe that won't happen.

    Tyler Zeller is a player, but I don't know how much he's going to improve and he can't push people around any more than L.A, plus he doesn't block shots.  I'd rather take Henson, but I also think 11 is too high for Henson.

    Lamb was better when Kemba was at UConn; we got Matthews and and Batum, and we could use some depth, but I hope Portland takes Barnes at 6 and if we do, Lamb will not be taken at 11.  Even if we get Drummond at 6, I hope Portland isn't targeting Lamb for the 11th pick.  He's not an exciting pick.

    Portland can do just as good with Machado, McCollum, Ware, or McCallum  ( if he's declared ) instead of spending a lottery pick on Marshall.  But I have a feeling Portland may take Marshall out of necessity.

    I would not draft Rivers and if Portland does, I hope they trade him.  We need a PG way more than a SG, thus no lamb, no rivers, even if Matthews doesn't have a future in portland, I don't even know why names like Rivers and Lamb are even being tossed around.  Portland has more pressing needs, like a post presence in the paint and a distributor.  

    Of all mentioned, Jones comes off the board at 11 if he's slated to go that high.  Zeller's a possibility, but I'd like to see him put on some weight and develop into a better shot-blocker, but I don't want to draft a guy that isn't exactly what we're in need of.  Zeller can play, but we're better off developing Thabeet or trading down for Melo or drafting and developing Henson... in my opinion.

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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/31/2012 7:54 PM

    If all those players are gone then I think we need to trade the #11 pick and move down. Cause all those options are pretty weak.
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  1. benh7777
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    Posted 05/31/2012 8:21 PM

    I don't think Jones will be there at 11 but if he is then it's almost a no brainer, take him. If Jones is gone and Portland doesn't draft Drummund then take Zeller, if he is there. If Jones and Zeller are gone then trade the pick.
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 05/31/2012 8:53 PM

    I like both Jones' at the 11 pick.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/31/2012 11:01 PM

    To early for Jones don't like Zeller, Marshall or Zeller and I really am not sure we need Lamb
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 06/01/2012 4:59 PM

    we always drafting PG's.

    draft a PG, draft a PG, draft a PG, draft a PG. Here man, let's get some size this summer. We do need guard help, but we also need guys that can go 1 on 1 and attack the basket. If you see a guard that you really, really like, then grab him. But we'll have to look for some tough offensive guys in free agency.
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  1. jwood
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    Posted 06/02/2012 4:46 PM

    marshall, without a doubt.  he has the potential to be an allstar PG. i would not be surprised to see him play 10+ seasons averaging 10+ assists.  who cares if he can score? after a season of Ray Felton, Marshall would be more than refreshing.  i see him as a young Andre Miller.  he is arguably the best passer coming out of the draft since Jason Kidd.  LA's and Batum's scoring would certainly increase with the addition of Kendall Marshall.  He makes everybody else better and that type of player is a component to a championship team. Marshall is the antithesis to the '11-12 Blazers nightmare of a season.  I think he would be an outstanding PG and a great symbol of change from the style of play Felton and Crawford brought to the team which was a nasty nasty cancer that I want to forget. 
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  1. mbmurr1
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    Posted 06/02/2012 10:28 PM

    I think we should trade down to Houston or Boston
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  1. boomtown
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    Posted 06/03/2012 2:14 AM

    Posted By jwood on 06/02/2012 4:46 PM
    marshall, without a doubt.  he has the potential to be an allstar PG. i would not be surprised to see him play 10+ seasons averaging 10+ assists.  who cares if he can score? after a season of Ray Felton, Marshall would be more than refreshing.  i see him as a young Andre Miller.  he is arguably the best passer coming out of the draft since Jason Kidd.  LA's and Batum's scoring would certainly increase with the addition of Kendall Marshall.  He makes everybody else better and that type of player is a component to a championship team. Marshall is the antithesis to the '11-12 Blazers nightmare of a season.  I think he would be an outstanding PG and a great symbol of change from the style of play Felton and Crawford brought to the team which was a nasty nasty cancer that I want to forget. 

    I think Portland is probably targeting him at 11, but I think Portland could be a much better TEAM with the additions of Jones at 11 and Machado at 40.

    arguably best passer since jason kidd?  well, fans really are not happy with felton right now b/c he's shooting 40% and I think fans want more than just a passer.  Machado can pass and shoot.... he's a much lower prospect, which means a much lower price tag, but he could be just as (or more) effective than Marshall.  Of course Marshall has more upside, but I think a combination of Jones and Machado does more for Portland than Marshall and whatever we get at 40.
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  1. boomtown
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    Posted 06/03/2012 2:30 AM

    Posted By mbmurr1 on 06/02/2012 10:28 PM
    I think we should trade down to Houston or Boston

    I've been preaching this forever.  Boston has 2 picks, why wouldn't they package them to move into the lottery?  They got a lot of old studs who should be dominating, but they're starting to break down and now rando's their star.  They need another star.   I mean, if Portland's willing to package 6 and 11 to get in the top 4, why wouldn't boston be willing to package 20 and 21 to get 11?  it's possible....  

    only problem is I want Jones and Waiters and I don't think they'll slide to 20, in fact I've seen different mock drafts some of which have jones or waiters as lotter picks, others don't.  

    The one good thing about this draft is that it's not coming down to 2 guys like it was with Oden and Durant.... the team totally sold the public on Oden and this year they're not doing that.   The name I keep hearing the most is Beal and I don't like that pick at all.  Lamb either.  I like Matthews and I feel we have much more pressing needs than another SG. 

    If we get Waiters, he can backup Mathews just like he did at Syracuse and eventually when Matthews commands a high pay day, Waiters can slide into the starting role.  He's going to be a star... but defensively i worry b/c he's a zone guy.  MKG would be better for portland from a defensive standpoint... but not sure they'll get into the 2 slot to get him.  If they do, well, Portland's going to need a lot of free agent help.  And they'll need to grab a guy like O'Quinn in the 2nd round with machado.

    or maybe sign dragic.   lots of possibilities out there.   I do'nt think portland has to replace crawford with another SG.  If we draft MKG or Barnes and re-sign Batum, we're great at 6th man.  

    all the speculation can drive a person mad.  25 more days and the anticipation and speculation ends.
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  1. stacksfan2005
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    Posted 06/04/2012 10:55 AM

    why not snag fab melo? im sure lamarcus and his trainers can work on his offense, he'll be a defensive beast till then. just corral the attitude and he'll be fine.
  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 06/04/2012 6:11 PM

    I've been hearing people rave about this draft class... I guess I just have to wait for them to play in the NBA, because I'm painfully unimpressed, and this is still within the lottery.
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  1. Jin Nolasco
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    Posted 06/06/2012 2:35 AM

    Meyers Leonard.
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  1. Kassandra
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    Posted 06/06/2012 3:04 PM

    Marshall is slow and cannot create his own shot. he won't be able to keep defenses honest and will not end up making as much of an impact as those hoping he will think he will. Lillard is a combo guard; his bio and analysis read like Jamal Crawford. that could be good if you're looking for someone at sg, but not your pg of the future.

    all that being said, do NOT draft a pg with either pick (if we keep them). the pg we need is someone with some nba experience who is ready to lead an nba team (Dragic of houston or Calderon of toronto could be good fits). if we are not on a long-term rebuilding sequence -- which Olshey and Allen say we are not -- that does NOT start with a rookie at the point.

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  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 06/06/2012 3:31 PM

    Now that I've watched pieces of the workouts and the interviews with prospects, I am liking Meyers Leonard. He looked like he was about a personal trainer away from banging with the Bynums and Howards of the world. Zeller seems to want to prove himself as a shooter, but we already have one of the best jump-shooting bigs in the league. Zeller's rebound numbers are good, but I think he's used to being one of the biggest guys out there, and that's no longer the case. I like a center that battles for rebounds and isn't afraid to put it back strong or get himself fouled.

    If we don't go with a big. I actually think (hold your attacks please) Austin Rivers is worth consideration. I know it's a big risk/reward game with him, but he has the offensive talent to be a super-star. Defense might be a concern, but considering Doc Rivers is his dad, there has to be a defensive gene begging to takeover in that kids DNA. If teams could still draft out of HS, I'm sure he would've been a lottery pick last year. It would be a shame if the next Kobe were sitting there, waiting to be picked and we let him go because we didn't want to get caught up in all that "hype."
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/06/2012 3:34 PM

    Draft Lillard if he is not available move the pick for a vet or trade down for multiple picks
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  1. Ricky
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    Posted 06/07/2012 2:15 PM

    everyone wants Portland to draft soneone different.  I think the #11 pick will depend on who they draft in #6.  I do not have a clue who that will be.  I cannot even tell who I am leaning toward in number 6.  Good luck trying to guess.  I am almost resigned to the fact that the Blazers will not do what everyone thinks. 
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  1. dukeout
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    Posted 06/07/2012 2:22 PM

    Depending on who we take with the first pick, we should definitely take Terrence Jones with the second.  I'm a big fan of DraftHype.com's mock draft having us take both Jones's.  http://www.drafthype.com/2012-nba-mock-draft/
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/07/2012 2:48 PM

    Portland should not take Marshall at all. The kid is going to get lit up by the likes of Parker, Lawson and Westbrook he has no real hope of staying in front of them. Penetration would help him offensively but he lacks the athleticism to drive the lane like other poor shooter do IE Rondo. 

    Machado can also pass and he is a more willing rebounder despite being smaller than Marshall. His jumper is better at this stage and he has shown more willingness to get the line. Half court sets and defense are potential struggles for him as well but for someone being drafted 30 picks later and making a million dollars less per season the value of Machado makes picking Marshall a poor investment
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  1. BDSF94
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    Posted 06/07/2012 4:50 PM

    Dion Waiters. Love his quickness and scoring ability. Not to mention he has some pretty good defense. Could be the next Westbrook.
  1. commontongue
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    Posted 06/07/2012 6:51 PM

    Westbrook ? No Sir. More of a Rodney Stuckey.
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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 06/07/2012 7:01 PM

    I like Doc's kid. If he's coachable , he'll be dangerous.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/08/2012 11:29 AM

    Waiters will score at the next level that much is for sure whether or not he can do anything else is a mystery.
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  1. Reggie Lucenara
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    Posted 06/09/2012 2:47 AM

    remember 7 footers are hard to find. if you have that body in there like paul gasol it would be great for the team
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/09/2012 8:24 AM

    I think you mean skilled 7 footers are hard to find.
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  1. Ricky
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    Posted 06/09/2012 2:58 PM

    I like Meyers at #11
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/10/2012 9:45 AM

    Meyers was terrible in his workout. He is athletic and has some potential, but Portland needs an immediate impact at Center he won't be that. Also if Portland wanted him the could trade down to #15 and take him just before Houston does at #16.
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  1. D Licious
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    Posted 06/10/2012 12:31 PM

    6-Lillard/11-Zellar is a safe combo... I like Zellar at 11 because I don't think Lillard (Steph Curry upside) will be there at 11.

    Sorry Drummond Fands

    11 for Zellar start him next to LMA
    6 for Lillard start him out of the gate as a back up if we can't get a big FA point... it could happen

    These moves make good sense if we stay pat... however if we move up in a package for Beal or Robinson would be a big time move for our new powerhouse GM
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/10/2012 5:02 PM

    Enough with Zellar he is not what this team needs. J. Henson would be a much better pick based on his defensive efficiency alone. 
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  1. D Licious
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    Posted 06/11/2012 9:52 AM

    Agree to disagree i think Zellar would be an upgrade to Priz, and Henson is a toothpick no way he can play the 5.... Henson in 3 years maybe but not now over Zellar

    Zellar is solid IMO ... but I doubt we end up with 11 ... most likely 24 after we package picks to Cleveland for Beal and Teague
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/11/2012 11:41 AM

    The one downside to creating a thread like this right after the lottery is that its hard to predict who will rise and who will fall. Kendall Marshall, for instance, will most likely drop out of the lottery while guys like Terrence Ross, Meyers Leonard, and Dion Waiters could be there at #11.
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  1. wscott12
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    Posted 06/11/2012 1:17 PM

    I hear people say that Drummond has the biggest risk potential, but when I think of drafting Lillard at 6 and then getting stuck with Leonard or Zellar at 11, I start to get sick to my stomach. I just don't think those are the right moves to propel this team back into the playoffs. That sounds more like a rebuild to me.
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  1. wscott12
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    Posted 06/11/2012 1:17 PM

    I hear people say that Drummond has the biggest risk potential, but when I think of drafting Lillard at 6 and then getting stuck with Leonard or Zellar at 11, I start to get sick to my stomach. I just don't think those are the right moves to propel this team back into the playoffs. That sounds more like a rebuild to me.
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  1. Ricky
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    Posted 06/11/2012 5:57 PM

    If Portland trades #6 and #11 for #4 in order to draft Beal I would not be surprised if they trade #40 and #41 and S. Williams andMathews for #10 and the Okafur contract and then with the #10 they would select either Lilliard, or Meyers ,or Rivers or Sullinger.   
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/11/2012 7:19 PM

    Terrance Ross watch his combine 6'7" guard with crazy range lots of upside.
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  1. TJ31
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    Posted 06/11/2012 9:42 PM

    Posted By cmeese47 on 06/10/2012 9:45 AM

    Meyers was terrible in his workout. He is athletic and has some potential, but Portland needs an immediate impact at Center he won't be that. Also if Portland wanted him the could trade down to #15 and take him just before Houston does at #16.




    I heard Zeller was great in the combine though, and could be moving up the board, I don't mind taking him at eleven.



    I either think they will stand still and pick Lillard at 6 and Meyers at 11 and have a lineup of:

    PG-Lillard

    SG-Matthews

    SF-Batum

    PF-Aldridge

    C-Meyers





     or they will trade those picks to #2 to draft Beal and then trade Matthews and second rounders back into the lottery (#15 and Spencer Hawes) and draft Zeller or Meyers, whichever one is left



    PG-Lillard

    SG-Beal

    SF-Batum

    PF-Aldridge

    C-Hawes



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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 06/12/2012 9:38 AM

    Question: Is OKC going to be able to keep both Harden and Ibaka ? If not, Ibaka is worth going after.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/12/2012 10:17 AM

    Well OKC does not have to worry about that until next year. However, they can keep both the question is will they venture in the Luxury tax to do so. 
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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 06/12/2012 3:11 PM

    I sure hope notcmeese47. Id love to have Ibaka and L.A. in the front court. What do you think about Meyers Leonard ? The kids starting to grow on me.
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  1. Ricky
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    Posted 06/12/2012 4:04 PM

    I think TJ31's first example could be a possibility but the second choice seems to say we could trade Mathews and #40 and #41 for the #15 and Hawes and with the #15 we could get Lilliard.  I do not think Lilliard will be around for #15.  We would have to get a pg in free agency.  I to like Meyers at #11.  also like Lilliard at #6.  Also in the second possibility would we like MKG ahead of Beal or maybe tom robinson?
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/12/2012 5:32 PM

    I was high on him early but I lost a lot of interest after watching film.  I think he has some nice potential and if we could move back from #11 and still get Ross and Leonard  that would be nice.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/12/2012 5:32 PM

    I was high on him early but I lost a lot of interest after watching film.  I think he has some nice potential and if we could move back from #11 and still get Ross and Leonard  that would be nice.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/13/2012 1:19 PM

    Chad Ford has Portland taking Jeremy Lamb at No 11 despite Chris Haynes' report that the Blazers were disappointed in him-

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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/13/2012 2:04 PM

    Talk about a terrible idea Lamb would just jam up the roster and has already come across like a moron from his press conferences. Ross is the better SG, hell I would even be okay with Waiter over Lamb right now and I used to really like Lamb hell a few months ago I liked him more than Beal. 
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  1. car889
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    Posted 06/13/2012 8:13 PM

    I'm tired of Ford telling us we will get Lamb. I would much rather draft Myers Leonard than him at 11.
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  1. benh7777
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    Posted 06/13/2012 9:41 PM

    After seeing interviews with Lamb I want no part of him being part of the Blazers. I say Leonard at #11
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/14/2012 8:34 AM

    I say if Leonard is our guy then trade down from 11 and see if you can get an extra piece. 
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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 06/14/2012 9:37 AM

    Something tells me that there are going to be a few savages available in the second round. I cant stop thinking about Manu being picked 57 th. If we exercise due diligence, we will find us a nice gem in the raw. Especially a few guys that might go undrafted. I hate when too much hype surrounds a guy and he comes to the NBA and disappears.
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  1. wayne.lamb
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    Posted 06/14/2012 10:20 AM

    I've been on the risk/reward mindset a lot lately. I've wanted any combination of Drummond, PJ3, and Lillard. I'm off it. Lillard at 6, I think is a good pick. He was passing to guys whose names won't be remembered by their own coaching staff, and he still had 5 dimes a game. His numbers 24.5 ppg/5 apg are comparable to Kyrie Irving: 18 ppg/5apg. Assume he'll score less in the league, but it's safe to assume he'll dish more playing the pick and roll game with L.A., and also having Batum and Mathews (both great off ball players). If that's the 6th pick, I think Meyers Leonard at 11. I think he'll be the best big in this draft. I don't think Drummond will be good. We don't need a sub30% free throw shooter anywhere on our team. Forget Rondo, we don't need a 60% free throw shooting guard. He has rings, but he has played with some of the best players of the current era. Best shooter (Ray), Arguably best PF (KG), and one of the best SFs (Pierce). We don't have that surrounding talent. I could probably have 10 apg with those guys. pick with Lillard 6th: Meyers Leonard Pick with Barnes 6th: Lillard or Leonard Pick with Beal 6th: Lillard or Leonard Pick with Drummond 6th: Lillard, PJ3, Rivers Pick with Robinson 6th: Leonard, Lillard (Trade Robinson or Hickson for need)
    I am a fan of Lillard and PJ3, and Portland Playoff Basketball
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