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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrubBeaterUpper View Post
    Wait I actually could see Jabari coming back to school to play alongside Jahlil Okafor and overrated Tyus Jones. I actually am just saddened for Utah that that is a real possibility. I mean Andre Biedrins, they took his salary for this draft stuff.
    One thing I will never be is sad for Utah.
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    Utah was losing 50+ long before the GS trade.

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    Jerry West thinks the 2014 NBA Draft is 'poor' - SBNation.com

    Jerry West says this draft is a "poor one" and there are no franchise guys. Danny Ainge says there are no "gamechangers" and Jonath Givony (draftexpress.com) says it is a "fairly normal draft". At this point only Chad Ford who has a serious man crush issues with Wiggins and Smart believe this is a special group of prospects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deleterious View Post
    The group behind us has a better shot. Not as individuals, but as a group they do. We have 28 ping pong balls and they have 54.
    absolutely, but sometimes people act like we have zero ping pong balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deleterious View Post
    Utah was losing 50+ long before the GS trade.
    Hard to say. They had a ton of cap space, giving them a lot of options in terms of how they wanted to build their roster. They made that trade to assure themselves that they could not improve the team basically and to get draft picks for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastradamus View Post
    Hard to say. They had a ton of cap space, giving them a lot of options in terms of how they wanted to build their roster. They made that trade to assure themselves that they could not improve the team basically and to get draft picks for the future.
    I'm fairly confident in that prediction, even if they spent the money. They lost 39 with Jefferson and Milsap. Spending the money, I doubt they land players equal to the talent that left.

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    McAdoo Leaves UNC For NBA Draft - RealGM Wiretap

    At this point he should just get his degree now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deleterious View Post
    I'm fairly confident in that prediction, even if they spent the money. They lost 39 with Jefferson and Milsap. Spending the money, I doubt they land players equal to the talent that left.
    You're probably right. Their young guys didn't improve as they projected/hoped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastradamus View Post
    You're probably right. Their young guys didn't improve as they projected/hoped.
    Don't remind me. I'm about to give up on my Favors man crush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deleterious View Post
    Don't remind me. I'm about to give up on my Favors man crush.
    Yup, I have/had one of those too.

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    Obviously much more mature now.
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    He ranks Stauskas #1 and Harris #2.

    Great Lakes State duo, UK pair pace shooting guard crop | NBA.com

    A note on the rankings:

    This is not a predictor of when these players will be taken. These rankings, based on discussions with dozens of NBA and college coaches, and NBA college scouts and team executives, address the question of how ready players are to play the position which they are assigned: In other words, if there was a game tonight, who would play better at that position tonight, not in three years. Players are ranked based on the position that the coaches and scouts believe is their best NBA position, and even then, there is always disagreement between teams.

    For example: UCLA's 6-foot-9 sophomore, Kyle Anderson is a point guard in college (he's a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard). And he'll certainly handle the ball a lot as a pro whenever he's drafted. But more NBA teams with whom I've spoken list him as a power forward prospect as a pro -- some compare him with the Spurs' Boris Diaw, who displayed point forward skills early in his career with Atlanta and Phoenix, but is now a more traditional frontcourt player. So we will list Anderson as a power forward on the Big Board.

    Again: This is not a mock Draft. They are a complete waste of time, especially this long before June. No one has any idea what will happen between now and then; we don't even know all the teams that will be in the lottery, much less in which order they'll be picking. We don't know if there will be a major injury that will impact what a team wants or needs, (Of course, I will humiliate myself yet again and post a mock Draft just before the June 26 extravaganza. Y'all seem to like it.)

    In the interim, what follows is a rough consensus of what NBA personnel people, GMs and coaches, and college coaches that I trust -- and that, obviously, can't be quoted by name -- believe is the pro potential for this year's crop of college and international players.

    ē "Sleepers" are players almost certain to go in the second round but who may have first-round talent or otherwise have an impact on the teams that select them if they overcome perceived shortcomings.

    ē "Some Scouts Like" are players who are not certain to declare, but are viewed as potentially draftable if they do -- with an emphasis on "potentially."

    ē All measurements are the official ones available after the Chicago pre-Draft combine. Measurements for players who did not attend the pre-Draft camp are from their respective university or team.

    More at the link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha View Post
    Obviously much more mature now.
    What will he ever do for money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastradamus View Post
    What will he ever do for money?
    He lost $3 million in order to go back and not go to class for a year. I think his middle name is "ain't."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha View Post
    He lost $3 million in order to go back and not go to class for a year. I think his middle name is "ain't."
    That poor broke bastard

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    DraftExpress: Zach Lavine Scouting Report and Video Breakdown

    There video scouting reports are amazing for someone like me who doesn't watch any college basketball.

    You can find a full list of them here:

    DraftExpress - NBA Draft, NCAA/International Basketball Website.

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    Tuesday is the deadline to withdraw from the draft if you want to go back to school.

    April 27th is the last day to declare for the draft.

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    https://twitter.com/GaryParrishCBS/s...64425803567104

    A report from @JakeLFischer says that Michiganís Glenn Robinson III is entering the NBA Draft, and I donít doubt that heís right. But Ö
    Ö sources told @CBSSports that Robinson hasnít informed the Michigan staff of his intentions yet. Supposed to meet this week, Iím told.

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    Gary Harris would be a great get but I would be leery to draft him with KCP here and needing minutes to develop next year.

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    DraftExpress: Misko Raznatovic: Dario Saric Will Declare for the 2014 NBA Draft

    Europeans (All foreign players) have a distinct advantage over American players. They can withdraw from the draft up until the first or second week in June. The time for American/NCAA players to withdraw has already passed.

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    Stauskas and Robinson to the NBA

    Stauskas and Robinson are headed to the NBA.

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    Parker declared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drownwithyou View Post
    Parker declared.
    Good news for us.

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    So, how many college players are entering the draft early? 352?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casimir View Post
    So, how many college players are entering the draft early? 352?
    Looks like 41 so far.

    DraftExpress - NBA Draft, NCAA/International Basketball Website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deleterious View Post
    Maybe I am wrong, but that seems like a lot for 60 draft slots. It certainly is their right to declare, those are the rules. I just wonder how many of these guys will fall off of the map. There's Europe, sure.

    The developmental league seems to becoming a bit more like minor league baseball, and there are lots of baseball players that are out of high school. But are the two sports comparable in that regard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casimir View Post
    Maybe I am wrong, but that seems like a lot for 60 draft slots. It certainly is their right to declare, those are the rules. I just wonder how many of these guys will fall off of the map. There's Europe, sure.

    The developmental league seems to becoming a bit more like minor league baseball, and there are lots of baseball players that are out of high school. But are the two sports comparable in that regard?
    I bet 50-70% of them don't even get drafted. But I'm guessing a lot of those guys are A) Never going to be in the NBA anyway and B) Could care less about getting a degree.

    The D-League has a long ways to go before resembling anything like baseballs minor leagues. But I do think it is moving in that direction.

    If you can go to Europe/Asia and play for 10-12 years and make $100K a year, thats not so bad. You could even continue your education in the summer if you wanted.

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    I guess I wonder what kind of advice these kids are getting and whether or not it is fair to them. Yes, they are adults and should make their own decisions. I guess I just wonder about the process of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casimir View Post
    I guess I wonder what kind of advice these kids are getting and whether or not it is fair to them. Yes, they are adults and should make their own decisions. I guess I just wonder about the process of it.
    College isn't for everyone.

    Also, a good 8-10 of those listed are foreign players. They have probably been playing pro ball since they were 18 or even younger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha View Post
    He lost $3 million in order to go back and not go to class for a year. I think his middle name is "ain't."
    Your supposition is that he didn't improve this year in college, and is not better prepared for success in the NBA. There is a reason Baseball has a minor league system, similar to what college basketball is. Some players who come out early never get the chance to improve their weaknesses and end up as Jennings or Smith's, players with great physical talent but no game smarts. There is a benefit to staying in college for some players that does pay off in future contracts.

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