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2011 NBA Draft Thread

Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by jimrat201:
It’s hard for a 57th overall pick to make headlines less than 24 hours after being drafted, but Timberwolves draft pick Tanguay Ngombo has managed to do that for all the wrong reasons. Jonathan Givony of Draft Express made the discovery:
As it turns out, the 21-year old Ngombo is actually 26, and will turn 27 in July. Ngombo was a long shot to ever play in the NBA anyways, but now the forward from Qatar’s NBA prospects are essentially officially done; in fact, according to the NBA rules, he was ineligible to be drafted. Somewhere, the undrafted Ben Hansborough and David Lighty must be fairly amused. Or angry. One of the two


KAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHN

Lol. Simmons.
Originally posted by DaDivaRecieva15:
Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Originally posted by boast:
so what's the consensus....did the Blazers reach picking Duke's Nolan Smith in the first?

We all know Nolan / Smith didn't work out so well in football.


Woj

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An NBA scout gushing over UNC's Harrison Barnes battling KDurant at Chicago camp last night. "Top pick in the next draft -- by far," he says

Can't wait to see him, McAdoo, & Marshall playing together next year.
Meet Andre Drummond, the next great NBA big man. He'll be the #1 pick in the 2013 draft, or #1 next year if the new CBA allows it.





And for good measure, you have another top notch big coming along at the same time.



The next two drafts are gonna be a tremendous talent infusion for the NBA. Check out Shabazz Muhammad as well.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Meet Andre Drummond, the next great NBA big man. He'll be the #1 pick in the 2013 draft, or #1 next year if the new CBA allows it.





And for good measure, you have another top notch big coming along at the same time.



The next two drafts are gonna be a tremendous talent infusion for the NBA. Check out Shabazz Muhammad as well.

to those Drummond videos. What a complete mismatch for the rest of those high school players. The guy is gonna be a star for sure. And you're absolutely right about the talent for the next two drafts. It's going to be exciting.
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Originally posted by SF69ers:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Meet Andre Drummond, the next great NBA big man. He'll be the #1 pick in the 2013 draft, or #1 next year if the new CBA allows it.





And for good measure, you have another top notch big coming along at the same time.



The next two drafts are gonna be a tremendous talent infusion for the NBA. Check out Shabazz Muhammad as well.

to those Drummond videos. What a complete mismatch for the rest of those high school players. The guy is gonna be a star for sure. And you're absolutely right about the talent for the next two drafts. It's going to be exciting.

Wow this Drummond kid looks like Amare, future star right there.
Originally posted by jimrat201:
Originally posted by SF69ers:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Meet Andre Drummond, the next great NBA big man. He'll be the #1 pick in the 2013 draft, or #1 next year if the new CBA allows it.





And for good measure, you have another top notch big coming along at the same time.



The next two drafts are gonna be a tremendous talent infusion for the NBA. Check out Shabazz Muhammad as well.

to those Drummond videos. What a complete mismatch for the rest of those high school players. The guy is gonna be a star for sure. And you're absolutely right about the talent for the next two drafts. It's going to be exciting.

Wow this Drummond kid looks like Amare, future star right there.

That's exactly who I thought as well.
Originally posted by SF69ers:
to those Drummond videos. What a complete mismatch for the rest of those high school players. The guy is gonna be a star for sure. And you're absolutely right about the talent for the next two drafts. It's going to be exciting.

Scary part is, a pretty good chunk of those videos are at all-star camps against the best HS players in the country. 6'11", 250lbs, incredibly fluid, and only 17 years old. According to DraftExpress, he's also a great passer, but can fall in love with playing on the perimeter instead of using his size to destroy people.

But guys his size with that level of athleticism and coordination don't come around very often.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by SF69ers:
to those Drummond videos. What a complete mismatch for the rest of those high school players. The guy is gonna be a star for sure. And you're absolutely right about the talent for the next two drafts. It's going to be exciting.

Scary part is, a pretty good chunk of those videos are at all-star camps against the best HS players in the country. 6'11", 250lbs, incredibly fluid, and only 17 years old. According to DraftExpress, he's also a great passer, but can fall in love with playing on the perimeter instead of using his size to destroy people.

But guys his size with that level of athleticism and coordination don't come around very often.

For someone that big to have decent handles and a nice looking mid range is hard to come by. This guy is going #1 at some point.
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Good year to tank if there is a season.
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Originally posted by jimrat201:
Good year to tank if there is a season.

Don't matter. The lottery is fixed every year.
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Originally posted by Amir:
Originally posted by jimrat201:
Good year to tank if there is a season.

Don't matter. The lottery is fixed every year.

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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by SF69ers:
to those Drummond videos. What a complete mismatch for the rest of those high school players. The guy is gonna be a star for sure. And you're absolutely right about the talent for the next two drafts. It's going to be exciting.

Scary part is, a pretty good chunk of those videos are at all-star camps against the best HS players in the country. 6'11", 250lbs, incredibly fluid, and only 17 years old. According to DraftExpress, he's also a great passer, but can fall in love with playing on the perimeter instead of using his size to destroy people.

But guys his size with that level of athleticism and coordination don't come around very often.

Holy moly, that guy is sick and is only going to get better. Good find Pete.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Meet Andre Drummond, the next great NBA big man. He'll be the #1 pick in the 2013 draft, or #1 next year if the new CBA allows it.





And for good measure, you have another top notch big coming along at the same time.



The next two drafts are gonna be a tremendous talent infusion for the NBA. Check out Shabazz Muhammad as well.

Isiah Austin plays right down the street from where I live in TX. I'm going to have to go catch a few of his games. I've heard the kids legit. I'm going to have to go see it for my own 2 eyes.

Edit: Was reading about Austin on espn:
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Bottom Line:
Isaiah is without a doubt one of the most unique players in this class. The ultra talented big man is not only teasing with his talent but now inpacts the game in longer spurts. He is one of the country's best shotblockers, can run the floor like a deer, handles the ball exceptionally well and makes 3's. He is the most talented player in the 2012 class.
High praise considering espn says Drummond has a chance to be a No.1 pick of any draft he's in.


Austin also has a teammate, Je'lon Hornbeak, who's a 6'4 SG. He's rated a 91 on espn.com and he's considering Texas A&M Aggies, Texas Longhorns, Virginia Cavaliers, Marquette Golden Eagles, Texas Tech Red Raiders.
And another teammate, Emmanuel Mudiay, the #1 PG for the 2014 class and rated a 97 on espn. I'm going to have to definitely check out a Grace Prep game.

Head coach of Grace Prep is Justin Forsett of the Seahawk's brother, Ray Forsett.
[ Edited by Travisty13 on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:59 AM ]
Andre Drummond's going to UConn to join forces with Jeremy Lamb. I'm adopting North Carolina as my college team this year though because of my mancrush on Harrison Barnes.