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2014 NBA Draft Thread

Being excited about the draft in January is part of being a Laker fan right now, lol. If find myself using a lot of superlatives when describing these guys. This draft class is something else.

1) Joel Embiid, C, 7'0", 245lbs, Kansas

Quick summary: Haven't seen a big with this kind of potential on both ends of the court in years, and that includes Anthony Davis.
NBA comparison: Hakeem Olajuwon (seriously) or a faster Roy Hibbert.

2) Andrew Wiggins, SF, 6'8", 200lbs, Kansas

Quick summary: Jaw-dropping physical talent with questionable assertiveness on offense. Needs to improve his ball-handling. Superb defender.
NBA comparison: Paul George

3) Jabari Parker, SF, 6'8", 235lbs, Duke

Quick summary: Best offensive prospect since Durant, but his poor defense puts him behind Embiid & Wiggins in my eyes. That's not something that tends to improve once a kid gets millions of dollars in his pocket. That said, he's the surest thing in the draft.
NBA comparison: Carmelo Anthony

4) Marcus Smart, PG, 6'4", 220lbs, Oklahoma St.

Quick summary: I have a huge man crush on this guy. He's a relentless winner. Rough around the edges on offense, and needs to improve his jumper and FT%. Attacks the basket with authority and is an elite defender.
NBA comparison: Russell Westbrook

5) Julius Randle, PF, 6'9", 250lbs, Kentucky

Quick summary: Really strong around the basket with excellent touch. Elite rebounder. But turnover prone and not particularly athletic. Average defender.
NBA comparison: Zach Randolph

6) Dante Exum, PG, 6'6", 188lbs, Australia

Quick summary: Legit PG with great size and feel for the game. Not just a guy with physical ability. May have difficulty guarding quicker PGs in the NBA.
NBA comparison: Less athletic Penny Hardaway/More athletic & bigger Andre Miller

7) Aaron Gordon, PF, 6'9", 212lbs, Arizona

Quick summary: Very raw, but a great leaper. I'm not as high on him as others because I don't think he's particularly fast, despite his jumping ability. IMO, you have to be able to run the floor tremendously well if your skill set is low. Poor shooter and below average defender. Excellent rebounder with some ball handling ability. Has a lot of room to grow as a player.
NBA comparison: Slower Blake Griffin

8) Noah Vonleh, PF
9) Willie Cauley-Stein, C
10) Jahii Carson, PG
11) Rodney Hood, SF
12) Gary Harris, SG
13) Zach Lavine, PG/SG
14) Montrezl Harrell, PF

I'll do more as the season goes on.
Jabari!
With the 1st pick in the 2014 NBA Draft the Los Angeles Lakers select.............
AKA "the final piece to the Orlando Magic's future dynasty"

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If Bucks land the top pick...I'd guess they'll be go with Wiggins...lack of perimeter player plus they got Larry Sanders and John Henson.

I like Wiggins over Parker as well. IMO...Wiggins has a much higher ceiling.
[ Edited by 4ML on Jan 2, 2014 at 11:04 AM ]
OMG Embiid.
The thought of your squad getting him makes me sick.

I can almost smell the Lakers getting a Top 3 pick somehow, someway.
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
With the 1st pick in the 2014 NBA Draft the Los Angeles Lakers select.............

and with the 13th pick, the Sacramento Kings select.
Originally posted by jrg:
AKA "the final piece to the Orlando Magic's future dynasty"


So you're saying the lakers could eventually have 2 stars from this draft
Just a bunch of guys the Warriors will never get. But, I guess thats a good thing
Originally posted by marshniners24:
Originally posted by jrg:
AKA "the final piece to the Orlando Magic's future dynasty"


So you're saying the lakers could eventually have 2 stars from this draft

Always gotta s**t all over my hopes and dreams
Embiid is for real. You jotos didn't believe me. f**k you
Originally posted by valrod33:
Embiid is for real. You jotos didn't believe me. f**k you

Just like Thomas Robinson right? Dumb f**k
Originally posted by marshniners24:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Embiid is for real. You jotos didn't believe me. f**k you

Just like Thomas Robinson right? Dumb f**k

Val actually wasn't that impressed with Thomas Robinson, IIRC.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by marshniners24:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Embiid is for real. You jotos didn't believe me. f**k you

Just like Thomas Robinson right? Dumb f**k

Val actually wasn't that impressed with Thomas Robinson, IIRC.

You're completely wrong there lol
Originally posted by marshniners24:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by marshniners24:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Embiid is for real. You jotos didn't believe me. f**k you

Just like Thomas Robinson right? Dumb f**k

Val actually wasn't that impressed with Thomas Robinson, IIRC.

You're completely wrong there lol

Actually he is right. I remember Val saying that Robinson wasnt anything special.