Lillard vs. Waiters
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  1. jwood
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    Posted 06/27/2012 3:44 PM

    okay. i think both these guys are going to be big time players in the NBA. i really really want both of them but have accepted we will probably only get one.  i am totally stuck as to who i would rather have. i'm almost leaning waiters though. the guy is nasty. i would be interested to hear perspectives and opinions on who the better player will be.  i know we are more in need of a PG than a SG so forget about that. let's just focus on the player regardless of need. i have a pretty good feeling one of these guys will be a blazer tomorrow.
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  1. benh7777
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    Posted 06/27/2012 4:03 PM

    I think Waiters is the better player, make the transition to the NBA quicker, and has more potential. Lillard would just fill a need Portland has to have.

    Personally I would rather see Portland pass on both and trade up to get MKG, Barnes, or Beal.
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  1. BigMike
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    Posted 06/27/2012 5:25 PM

    After watching Waiter play he reminds me of Jamal Crawford. I don't want any more Ball chuckers.
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  1. sug81
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    Posted 06/27/2012 5:44 PM

    Lillard he can and will score the ball at a high level. Im not saying waiters wont but they both can and we are in more need of a pg. I also dont think we need another 2 because i think ewill could be very good and of course  we have wes.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/27/2012 6:05 PM

    Lillard since he will at least play some defense
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  1. boomtown
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    Posted 06/28/2012 3:03 PM

    John Thompson the III and Greg Anthony are talking about Waiters now on NBA network and they're saying exactly what I been saying, that he's a strong guard, he'll attack, has a motor, gets to the hoop, he involves his teammates.  

    sug makes a good point and that's why I don't really want portland to take a SG in the draft; there's more pressing needs, but if the choice is really coming down to Lillard and Waiters, I want Waiters.  I actually think Waiters does a better job of involving other teammates, even tho he's not a point guard, he is good with the ball.  Plus he's as aggressive going to the hoop as Lillard and he's stronger.  As far as what I know about them defensively, Lillard has been lit up; he's no shut down defender.  As a 6-2 PG with long arms, he can get up in someone's face, but he's not a strong guy.  Waiters' strength allows him to put a body on guys.  I do think Waiters has an NBA frame and he's going to handle the rigors of the NBA.  I'm on the same side of the fence as Thompson III and Boeheim.
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