Ranking The Draft's Point Guards
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 04/19/2012 3:55 PM



    After Marshall, Thin Point Guard Class Heavy On Questions - David Aldridge | NBA.com

    Personnel types love talking like this before a Draft, bemoaning the lack of talent. But this year, there is near-unanimity that this is a below-average crop of point guards. If you needed a point guard in the Draft, you should have gotten one three years ago, when Ricky Rubio, Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry, Brandon Jennings, Jrue Holiday, Ty Lawson, Jeff Teague, Eric Maynor, Darren Collison, Toney Douglas and Roddy Beaubois all went in the first round (2009). Nor is there a guard with the potential of John Wall (2010) or Kyrie Irving (2011).

    "It's a little thin," a longtime Western Conference scout said this weekend. 

    "That's what's going to happen," a Western Conference executive said. "You're going to punt (on taking a guard) and take one of the 15 power forwards in this Draft."

    What The Scouts Are Saying About Kendall Marshall

    At the top of this year's list is North Carolina's Marshall, who lazy folks will compare to Jason Kidd because both are big, pass-first point guards. But Kidd was a blur when he came out of Cal in 1994. Marshall's foot speed is much slower. But he is very, very good, leading the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.48) and finishing second in assists (9.8).

    "He's not a great athlete," a Pacific Division exec says of Marshall, "but damn, I haven't seen anybody pass it like that in a long time. And obviously he makes that team go. His game is not going to change by going back, and it's not going to change his shooting and it's not going to change his athleticism."

    If you must compare Marshall to a pro, compare him to Andre Miller, who is just as (not) fast as he was a decade and a half ago in college, but is still just as effective because he is smart, strong and knows how to play.

    Marshall's size makes up for his lack of quickness.

    "If he was 6-1 and slow he wouldn't make up for it," a Central Division scout said. "But 6-4, at the position helps him. He's shown some slight improvement in his ability to make a shot from the outside. At 6-4, he can afford to be a step slow. Because he can space some guys, maybe more than a smaller point guard who would have contested shots. With smaller guys on him he can see over top of them." 



    What The Scouts Saying About Damian Lillard

    Weber State's Lillard is ranked just as highly as Marshall by some teams -- "Lillard's probably my favorite," a Central Division executive said -- though he doesn't have Marshall's natural passing skills. But Lillard, who finished second in the country in scoring (24.5 points per game), is a big-time scorer who does it efficiently, a skill that will serve him well in the NBA, though he may not wind up being a lottery pick.

    "He almost lets the game come to him," a Northwest Division scout said. "You like guys who let the game come to them. But he almost did it to a fault. I wouldn't call him a selfish scorer. He's a willing passer, but I don't know if he's a natural passer." 

    "He's got a better feel for the point guard position, but he reminds me a little of Mo Williams -- similar size, can shoot," a Central Division evaluator says. "He's going to be able to manage the point guard position a little more. He plays on a team where he probably could take seven or eight more shots, but he makes the right basketball play. I watched him in a game and he had a quiet 25 -- and they won, too."

    Some compare Lillard to Detroit combo guard Rodney Stuckey. Coming out of Eastern Washington, he had to show he could make the adjustment to the NBA from a smaller school.



    David Aldridge's 2012 Big Board: Point Guards



    This list was compiled back on March 26, so some of the players on his Big Board did decide to return to school Here's Aldridge's update:
    Not much change in the overall rankings, though Murray State junior Isaiah Canaan, ranked ninth on the Big Board, opted to return to school for his senior season. So did Lehigh junior C.J. McCollum, who some teams thought could go late in the first round or early in the second after winning his second Patriot League Player of the Year award and leading the Mountain Hawks to a first-round upset of Duke in the NCAA Tournament, and Michigan freshman Troy Burke. Canaan's return to college pushes Mississippi State senior guard Dee Bost from 10 to 9 on the Big Board, with international prospect Tomas Satoransky moving up from Honorable Mention to 10th. 

    The general consensus is that after potential lottery picks, Marshall and Lillard, this point guard crop is a lot of uncertainty and potential. Do you want any of these point guards as the point guard of the future? How would you rank them?
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/19/2012 7:18 PM

    Marshall is a great passer but his offensive is nearly non existent meaning in the NBA opponents will sag off him until he has proven to be able to consistently hit the 18-20 foot jumpers. If he cannot do that then his great passing ability will be limited because he wont force the defense to rotate. 

    Lillard has shown to be a good scorer but his great numbers did not exactly come against the Duke's, Kentucky and Kansas's of the world. Not sure how good his court vision is either.

    Teague is athletic and explosive which are good ingredients for success but I see his potential being near that of Bayless.   

    My money is on Tony Wroten as the best guard in this draft class. He is big for a pg but his unselfish play and good passing have me thinking he is better suited for PG. He really must improve his shooting to be successful at the next level but he could easily be a guy that brings you 12 pts 5 reb and 5 assists a night in the NBA.
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  1. abarrer3
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    Posted 04/20/2012 7:37 PM

    1. Kendall Marshall; agree with cmeese that he doesnt have a strong offensive presence, but he does have great court vision and passing abilities, so I think he's the number one "true" point guard



    2. Damian Lillard; almost the opposite of Marshall. I think this guy is like Westbrook because he can take over a game with his offensive side, but his passing is questionable. I do believe Lillard will go before Marshall in the draft though



    3. Austin Rivers; I know he's not a real point guard, but if you can include Wroten on the list of point guards, you can put Rivers on their too. Plays great offensively



    4. Tony Wroten Jr.; if we had a later first round pick I would seriously look into him. Oversized pointguard who is a tough matchup for both the 1 and 2 

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  1. mbmurr1
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    Posted 04/22/2012 8:29 PM

    From our point we are looking for 15points 11 assists 5 rebounds and 2 steals I can may be see that from from only one pg Wroten jr. and that would be very wishful, But at our draft position I say go with the top talent on the board.
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  1. barnettfan
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    Posted 04/23/2012 10:38 AM

    Right now I am looking for a PG that is a pass first shoot second type of guy if they sag off of him on D and he can take the open look than woe is them. Drafting one I do not think should be our first priority. Flynn I think might be better than Nolan Smith. Trade or FA is the way to go here we suck at picking pg's in the draft. We desparately need a consistant 2 or 3 closer otherwise our pg will not mean caca no matter who we get.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/23/2012 11:29 AM

    Rondo would be one of my first choices for a pass first shoot second PG because he is such a good passer, his defense is top notch and his is an aggressive rebounder. All three are aspects that Portland needs to improve on.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 04/23/2012 1:01 PM

    Posted By cmeese47 on 04/19/2012 7:18 PM
    Marshall is a great passer but his offensive is nearly non existent meaning in the NBA opponents will sag off him until he has proven to be able to consistently hit the 18-20 foot jumpers. If he cannot do that then his great passing ability will be limited because he wont force the defense to rotate.
    Marshall's job wasn't to score. When you are surrounded by Reggie Bullock, Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller, James Michael McAdoo, and John Henson, you feed them first then get yours if possible. I mean, he only took 6 shots per game, so he is definitely a pass-first point guard. But just because he's more John Stockton then Kevin Johnson, don't let that fool you. He can score.

    From SwishScout-
    Does Well:
    Legit perimeter shooting threat, smooth lefty stroke, has NBA 3-point range, excels off the spot up
    How his shooting translate to the next level-
    Shooting: Has a legit lefty shooting stroke with nice depth and shooting touch despite barely getting any lift off the ground on his release. Has the ability to knock down the jumper off the dribble but seems more comfortable and accurate off the catch and shoot. Was very respectable beyond the arc his freshman year hitting 37.7% of his attempts, most of which came from ball rotation or from post ups to spot up opportunities. Has the ability to step in and hit in the midrange as well, displaying touch but is little used, as he only attempted 4.9 shots per game last season. Since he hardly shoots, his touch is likely to fluctuate from the perimeter despite his touches and handling the ball, as he rarely ever attempts to isolate and seemingly gets most of his looks on spot ups. Rushes into some shots out of rhythm when spotting up, but mostly is selective and smart with his selection from the perimeter. Strong around the basket and drives hard in the lane, finishing with his strength and gets the job done when he can get in the lane.
    Point guards with his vision just don't grow on trees. Is he a little stiff? Could he be a little more athletic? Yes on both accounts. But the same questions were raised about Ricky Rubio and look at how he turned that franchise around. I'm beginning to think Marshall is a can't miss point guard prospect. He was North Carolina's leader and when he went out in the Tournament, so did the Tar Heels. They STRUGGLED to beat Ohio and couldn't hang with Kansas. Signing Nash to a 2-year deal along with drafting Marshall as his backup would be a phenomenal summer start.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/23/2012 3:47 PM

    Marshall has very poor change of direction skills making him easier to guard and his poor athleticism will cause problems for us on defensive. His lateral movement is poor which means his defensive rotations. Since you chose Swishscout 

    Could be an excellent post doubler with his active hands in situations with poor shooting opposition, but otherwise get exposed for slow recovery to his man from the post for an open shot.

    Our team defense was terrible this year adding someone like that will only make things more difficult on that side of the ball. I do like his high basketball IQ, I just do not see a whole lot of potential for his game to improve much.

     Could be an outstanding back up point guard in his career or a decent starter splitting time. It’s easy to take his talents for granted, but playing on a talented team its up for him to relegate touches and keep the train on the tracks for UNC. Succeeds with his intuition and decision-making, but his game doesn’t have a super high ceiling. Despite his skill set, he’s only the 4th or 5th best NBA prospect on his team in the 2011-12 season. Should be a mid-late first rounder in the 2012 NBA Draft

    Based on that observation Portland would be reaching for him with the 11th pick in the draft. 

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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 04/24/2012 5:22 PM

    I don't think taking him at #11 would be a reach, at all. In fact, if we want him we'll have to take him at 7 or trade up from 11 to get him. The Jazz would absolutely love to have him if they end up with the Warriors pick (top 7 protected). He may not be the best on defense but neither are Tony Parker or Steve Nash. I just don't see any great point guards out there, outside of Rajon Rondo, who are good floor generals and can play good defense. Even if we got Rondo our team defense would need to improve. Team defense, to me, is a whole other issue we need to tackle. We have a lot of holes to fill, so I'd just fill them one by one. I really think Marshall is going to be the next great point guard...just something about his game to me. He makes it look so easy out there and the fact his team struggled mightily without him is another positive sign of Marshall's importance. 
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/24/2012 5:52 PM

    7 is way too high Dustin step back from the man crush for second. 
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    Posted 04/25/2012 10:43 AM

    Mr. C.J. McCollum: http://youtu.be/GQkmaFY7WUs
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    Posted 04/25/2012 11:19 AM

    PGOTF ? In walks Mr. Aaron Brooks http://youtu.be/iaIM4z85rS4
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 04/25/2012 11:28 AM

    Posted By cmeese47 on 04/24/2012 5:52 PM
    7 is way too high Dustin step back from the man crush for second. 
    I never said I would take him that high. I said, we would have to take him that high if we wanted him. I have a feeling he's really going to shoot up the draft boards. Luckily for us, if we wanted Marshall, really only the Jazz have a huge need for point guard in the mid lottery.

    Projected Picks-
    #1 Charlotte - Has Kemba Walker, would take Anthony Davis anyway
    #2 Washington - Has John Wall, wouldn't take Marshall that high
    #3 New Orleans - Could definitely use Marshall but I'm not sure they would take him quite that early
    #4  Sacramento - They have Jimmer, Thomas, and Evans who all can play point
    #5 Cleveland - Kyrie Irving. Nuff said.
    #6 Portland - We need a point. Bottom line. But would he be the best player available?
    #7 Toronto - Watch out for the Raptors. Jose Calderon is on the decline and they need a floor general
    #8 Detroit - They are happy with rookie Brandon Knight
    #9 Utah - Really almost anyone would be an upgrade over Devin Harris and they are set at every other position.
    #10 New Orleans - This is where they could look to take Marhsall or Lilliard
    #11 - Portland - Would Marshall last?

    I see three roadblocks stopping Marshall from being on the board at #11 (New Orleans, Utah, Toronto).
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 04/25/2012 11:30 AM

    Posted By commontongue on 04/25/2012 10:36 AM
    Toney Wroten: http://youtu.be/-eFeMwjL7So
    If there are too many other good prospects on the board at 6 & 11 and we go away from a point guard, Wroten is a guy who I want us to pick in the late First Round if we are able to trade in or buy a pick in his proximity. He's raw right now and definitely a shoot first guard, but at 6-4, he's got great height and solid athleticism. And at age 19, he's still got a lot of untapped potential.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/25/2012 1:05 PM

    I would like to see us buy and sell a lot of picks as some of the low end prospects seem like better options than the guys between 8-18. Wroten could be one of those guys.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 04/26/2012 11:37 AM



    David Thorpe Says Kendall Marshall Is The Perfect Fit For Portland
    He's a better "value" pick with the Blazers' second choice, but in a few years no one will care when he was selected. Marshall has the kind of game that Batum needs to play at his best -- someone who can find Batum sprinting or slashing so he does not need but a few dribbles to score. Matthews and Aldridge, too, would benefit from a great passer, and Marshall might be the best passing prospect in a decade.  
    He is the classic player whose sum is greater than his individual parts, which is a talent unto itself. He's more than just a great assist man, he's a willing ball mover. Portland was basically a bottom-third team in assist rate this season, something unlikely to happen again with Marshall on board. Matthews, Batum and Aldridge can offer him defensive protection, one minute area of weakness for Marshall.  
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    You know, the more and more I read about Marshall, the more I want him. I had always liked his game at UNC but was hell-bent on finding out point guard through free agency. But, I'm not sure we'll be challenging for a title any time soon and it might be time to rebuild instead of retool. If that's the case, I couldn't think of a better PG then Marshall who just knows how to run a team. He's not the quickest, strongest, or most athletic, but he got the proverbial "it" factor.

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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 04/26/2012 12:22 PM

    Neither was Brandon. He just had the will to win. I dont see any semblance of that on our current squad.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/26/2012 1:02 PM

    Portland should take Scott Machado in the second round. He averaged 13.6 pts on 49.5% shooting including a solid 40% from distance. Aside from that he lead the NCAA in assists per game with 9.9 and also provided 4.9 rebounds a game. 

    Basically he provides the same upside as Marshall with a better shot. He will also be available in the second round so he will be cheaper and allow us to save cap space.
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  1. Avgjoe28
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    Posted 04/26/2012 11:37 PM

    Dustin I am with you. i kept going back and forth with him and lillard but then i think who can make lamarcus better. When we had miller Lamarcus was a much better player and Marshall has the same mind set as miller did. Pass it. When i watched the video he made Tyler zeller look like an all star just think what he could do with lamarcus. I say take him at 7 why because the other players that will be available will not get the playing time to be great unless Drummond is free he is the only exception i see that may make it to 7th but i doubt it Barns would be great IF and its a big IF we are planning on getting rid of batume or Mathews but i don't see that happening. the only other reason i say don't pick marshall is we are going to go for a point on free agency. I wouldn't mind seeing Dragic in a blazer uniform. Derron WILLIAMS WONT BE in a portland uniform. any way just my thoughts.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/27/2012 11:52 AM

    Zeller is a terrible rebounder and not a great post defender either he maybe 7' but he certainly fails to cover the two biggest aspects we need from a C. 

    On to PG we should take Machado in the second round and trade Nolan Smith whose PER was around 5 on the season despite bountiful playing time late.
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  1. jamsmashers
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    Posted 04/27/2012 2:52 PM

    have a question- in a FA class with so many goo pg's- williams augustine brooks dragic nash- why are we drafting another one??? if we sign any other the listed pg's (yes even augustine) our deepest position will be pg (flynn and smith right behind the pg we get) why should we draft a pg at all? granted we should not take a C but the pick has trade value- and if all goes good, not even great but good, we will not need the pick and can go after another piece to our team
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/27/2012 3:06 PM

    There really is very few centers in the draft. With Drummond likely the only potential quality starter of the bunch with Meyers Leonard a distance second. 
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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 04/27/2012 9:07 PM

    Drafting a center is worthless without trading for one that can groom him.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 04/28/2012 3:16 PM

    Posted By jamsmashers on 04/27/2012 2:52 PM
    have a question- in a FA class with so many goo pg's- williams augustine brooks dragic nash- why are we drafting another one??? if we sign any other the listed pg's (yes even augustine) our deepest position will be pg (flynn and smith right behind the pg we get) why should we draft a pg at all? granted we should not take a C but the pick has trade value- and if all goes good, not even great but good, we will not need the pick and can go after another piece to our team
    Because, unfortunately, the draft is before free agency. And if you think Marshall can be the future point guard and is the best player on board, you pick him. We can't do what we did last year, passing on Faried for Nolan Smith because we felt there were better power forwards then point guards in free agency. We ended up whiffing on Landry and Hayes and ended up with Kurt Thomas. Looking back, Faried would have been the correct pick. Take everything one day at a time and that means draft first, free agency second.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/29/2012 12:38 AM

    Yah Faried was a best
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  1. ronix
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    Posted 05/01/2012 3:51 AM

    get the real deal BEAL....
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/02/2012 10:47 AM

    Dustin I know you love Marshall but I want to know your thoughts on this. 

    1. Is Marshall better than Beal, or Harrison two people likely available at #6 
    2. How much better is Marshall than Machado? Is their difference more than Beal and Tyshawn Taylor? Is their difference more than Barnes and Draymond Green? 
    3. Are you comfortable giving Marshall 4 yrs and 13 million dollars? 
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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 05/02/2012 12:35 PM

    Machado ? http://youtu.be/XM5E7YdMHnw

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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 05/02/2012 12:42 PM

    D. Lillard. http://youtu.be/MHBDW6tNcvo

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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/03/2012 11:30 AM

    Common thanks for the clips just watch Machado play and tell me he is not a quality prospect
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 05/03/2012 6:30 PM

    We've drafted a point guard in the last 2 seasons. We need boards and blocks more then another rookie point guard.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 05/03/2012 10:53 PM

    Posted By cmeese47 on 05/02/2012 10:47 AM
    Dustin I know you love Marshall but I want to know your thoughts on this. 

    1. Is Marshall better than Beal, or Harrison two people likely available at #6 
    2. How much better is Marshall than Machado? Is their difference more than Beal and Tyshawn Taylor? Is their difference more than Barnes and Draymond Green? 
    3. Are you comfortable giving Marshall 4 yrs and 13 million dollars? 
    1- Beal is the best wing prospect in the draft to me and would be thrilled if he were there at #6. I think Barnes and Marshall are comparable. Barnes' game really went downhill in the Tournament when Marshall injured his wrist. Barnes' game is predicated on others setting him up. He's got a smooth mod-range jumper and he's been known to hit the clutch shot, but still needs to work on his handle. I think Marshall ends up the better pro.

    2- I've never seen Machado play, so I can't comment on that one. I would say that Marshall is head and shoulders above Tyshawn Taylor. Watching Tyshawn in the tourney was downright maddening at times as he doesn't make the simple play, which you need from your point guard.

    3- That contract is a steal and we'll be giving it to one of our draft picks, so why not Kendall?
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 05/03/2012 10:56 PM

    Posted By Tobyus Sanchezo on 05/03/2012 6:30 PM
    We've drafted a point guard in the last 2 seasons. We need boards and blocks more then another rookie point guard.
    While that point is valid, neither point guard was thought of as the PGOTF. Armon was taken in the 2nd round and Nolan was viewed as a potential backup point guard. The bottom line is we need BOTH. And whichever player is best available when we pick is who we should take then look to fill the other holes in free agency.
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    Posted 05/05/2012 10:50 PM

    I have a feeling that the Blazers are looking to get Goran Dragic from Houston asap. And this is the most sensible thing to do in free agency. I think he would come at the right price and the chance to be the starting point here. If we can him getting a point guard in the draft isn't very important. Marshall is great, and might possibly fit in here in Portland, but what we need as well as a good passing point is one who can help LA, Wes, and Nic with the scoring. Dragic is just that. A passer that can also take over scoring when needed. I was first hoping for S.Nash to work the pick and roll with LA, but it's not a long term solution.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 05/07/2012 1:35 PM

    If we don't take Marshall in the first round, then we need to pick up a point guard with one of our two 2nd round picks. Even if we do sign a guy like Goran Dragic, I just don't see Nolan Smith or Jonny Flynn flourishing here, even in backup roles. Wroten, Machado, and Teague are all players I'd take a flier on in the 2nd round, may even trading back into the first round for them.
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  1. wscott12
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    Posted 05/08/2012 12:31 AM

    You are right. We still need a back up at point. I watched the highlights for Machado, then I watched the highlights of Marshall again. Machado looks like a better scorer, but the highlights were only from one game. I think if we get Marshall to be the starter we don't make the playoffs next year. If we can get Dragic and a center I see playoffs next year. Dragic is ready to play big time minutes. I would rather try on one of the points in the draft then go with Smith or Flynn as no.2 at the point. I never really understood why we drafted Smith last year. Nothing against him, he's a very talented player and will be a good defender.But I think it was a case of drafting the best player instead of drafting for our needs. This year we should draft for our needs.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/08/2012 11:58 AM

    I am pretty sure we would need to trade back into the first round to take either Wroten or Teague Dustin and Teague reminds me too much of Flynn with his silly plays in half court.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 05/08/2012 12:06 PM

    The thing about Nolan Smith is that he's really a shooting guard. He only moved to point guard for Duke in his Senior season because Kyrie Irving went down with the toe injury. It seems like we always try to turn combo guards into pure-point guards. Steve Blake was really nothing more then a spot-up shooter and had trouble running the offense or creating easy shots for his teammates. Jerryd Bayless (even though I thought we should have kept him, because he can create for himself) is almost entirely a scoring guard. His jump passes drove me nuts. Whoever we get to be the heir apparent at point guard must be a point guard. Watch Chris Paul during these playoffs. He looks to pass-first and make life easier on his teammates but at any given point in the game he can score at will.
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    Posted 05/08/2012 12:08 PM

    Posted By cmeese47 on 05/08/2012 11:58 AM
    I am pretty sure we would need to trade back into the first round to take either Wroten or Teague Dustin and Teague reminds me too much of Flynn with his silly plays in half court.
    I'm confused. So we need to trade back into the first round for Teague, yet he reminds you too much of Flynn with his inability to play in a half-court offense?
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posts: 2735

    Posted 05/10/2012 3:54 PM

    If the team identified Teague as their PG they will have to move back into the first round to get him. I personally think that would not be a good idea.
    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. commontongue
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    Posts: 1864

    Posted 05/10/2012 8:29 PM

    Kendall if hes available. He's as slow as Andre and as saavy as Kidd. Plus, i like leftys. Very difficult to prepare for leftys. Ala E. Will.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. ClydeFrog
    ClydeFrog
    Posts: 975

    Posted 05/11/2012 10:07 AM

    Starting to get the same vibe from Wroten that I had about Westbrook going into the 2008 draft. I really want to find a way to get back into the first-round and draft him. He may be a little bit of a project, but if we're patient with him and let him play through his mistakes, just as OKC did with Russ, he'll turn out to be a beast. Plus, he's working out with B-Roy, learning the tricks of the trade.
    I am a fan of Watching Elliot Williams Take Flight!
  1. cmeese47
    cmeese47
    Posts: 2735

    Posted 05/13/2012 6:28 PM

    Wroten is big and should be solid if we can get back into the first for a second and a few million that would be nice.
    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. DHawes22
    DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 05/30/2012 3:08 PM

    I would be fine trading back into the First Round for a shot at Wroten or even a guy like Marquis Teague. This draft is unusually deep, so the more prospects we can add, the better it benefits the team in the long run.
    I am a fan of
  1. commontongue
    commontongue
    Posts: 1864

    Posted 05/30/2012 3:28 PM

    I like our chances today.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. Chazzle94
    Chazzle94
    Posts: 20

    Posted 05/30/2012 10:48 PM

    Scott Machado, destined to be taken in the second round but by some is considered the second best facilitator in the draft after Marshall. We have two picks in the second round, i propose we take him with one of them. He already possesses great court vision in transition and at the half court. Averaged 9.9 assists and 13.5 points per game. I've seen footage and the kids got talent. Why not take the punt?
    I am a fan of Damian Lillard!!
  1. DHawes22
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    Posts: 6488

    Posted 05/31/2012 4:46 PM

    I'm starting to buy into the Damian Lillard hype. He put up 24.5 points per game on only 15 field goal attempts, his turnover ratio was extremely low and he has sneaky athleticism. The question now becomes, will he be on the board at 11?
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