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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 9:53:24 AM   
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Irving and Barnes will both be very good pros.

I like Kanter a lot too.


Where did you see him play?

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 10:22:19 AM   
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Irving and Barnes will both be very good pros.

I like Kanter a lot too.


Where did you see him play?


Nike Hoop Summit. I like him because he's a true center, and none of the other guys are to me. True centers with talent are rare to get and to me, unless you already have one, you have to take the chance. See Bynum, D. Jordan, etc.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 10:24:04 AM   
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I'm thinking Barnes might not be a super-star talent though. He'll be a really good starter, and probably an all-star a few times, but not one of the top elite guys in the league. Kind of more like Ray Allen (talent level, not game style) than Kevin Durant. Your thoughts? I'm sure you've seen him play more than I have -


I guess I like him a little bit more than that. What I like about him most are:

1) He's smart as hell and an extremely hard worker by all accounts.
2) He has icewater in his veins. He has made a ridiculous amount of big shots for UNC this year, as just a freshman.

I do like Hamilton too, but that's what separates the 2 to me.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 10:28:31 AM   
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Derrick Williams is intriguing to me, but I'm not sure if he can make a transition to a 3 in the NBA, and he may have to. Kind of a tweener.

Sullinger is the "safe" pick I guess. But obviously does nothing for the Wolves.

There's more and more talk about Barnes coming back to college (wants to win a title) if they don't win it all. Some chatter on the flipside about Mason Plumlee going pro to open up playing time for his brother Marshall next year. That kind of shocks me. I thought sure all 3 brothers would want to play together. They'd still have a solid rotation with Miles/Mason starting and Ryan Kelly/Marshall coming off the bench.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 10:45:14 AM   
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Irving and Barnes will both be very good pros.

I like Kanter a lot too.


Where did you see him play?


Nike Hoop Summit. I like him because he's a true center, and none of the other guys are to me. True centers with talent are rare to get and to me, unless you already have one, you have to take the chance. See Bynum, D. Jordan, etc.


True C at 6'10"?

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 10:46:43 AM   
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6'11, 270.

Would have loved to see a Duke/Kentucky full-strength matchup this year.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 10:52:00 AM   
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And I should say, again:

1) he's a risk.
2) i don't think he's going to be a "stud".

but i'd still take him with one of the top picks. centers have a lot of value if they have talent, and kanter does.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 11:36:08 AM   
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I'm thinking Barnes might not be a super-star talent though. He'll be a really good starter, and probably an all-star a few times, but not one of the top elite guys in the league. Kind of more like Ray Allen (talent level, not game style) than Kevin Durant. Your thoughts? I'm sure you've seen him play more than I have -


There was a very interesting dialog over on Canis a few days ago, which essentially asked the question: assuming both players were available, why would you select Harrison Barnes with a top lottery pick, when you could select Jordan Hamilton with a mid-first rounder?


I'd take Burks.

I think Barnes will have a nice, productive career, but I don't see him as a star. Maybe he ends up a poor man's Paul Pierce.
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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 12:50:48 PM   
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I'm thinking Barnes might not be a super-star talent though. He'll be a really good starter, and probably an all-star a few times, but not one of the top elite guys in the league. Kind of more like Ray Allen (talent level, not game style) than Kevin Durant. Your thoughts? I'm sure you've seen him play more than I have -


There was a very interesting dialog over on Canis a few days ago, which essentially asked the question: assuming both players were available, why would you select Harrison Barnes with a top lottery pick, when you could select Jordan Hamilton with a mid-first rounder?


I'd take Burks.

I think Barnes will have a nice, productive career, but I don't see him as a star. Maybe he ends up a poor man's Paul Pierce.


I don't disagree.  But Burks seems to be moving up the boards a bit, while Hamilton is hovering in the mid-late teens.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 1:02:37 PM   
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I'd take Burks if Barnes was still on the board.

Ideally I'd trade back and pick up an additional asset from a team that covets Barnes. But if we draft 4th and we know the team drafting 5th covets Burks, I'd just draft him at #4.
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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 1:15:33 PM   
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I'd take Burks if Barnes was still on the board.

Ideally I'd trade back and pick up an additional asset from a team that covets Barnes. But if we draft 4th and we know the team drafting 5th covets Burks, I'd just draft him at #4.


Burks seems like he's got a bit of a "Paul George" move up the draft board feel to me.  I'm not comparing their games at all.  Just that for a good chuck of last year, George was a later teen kinda guy that we all hoped would be around when the Wolves got to their second pick.  I think Burks has the same feel.  He'll be gone well before the lottery picks are finished.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 1:21:16 PM   
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I'd take Burks if Barnes was still on the board.

Ideally I'd trade back and pick up an additional asset from a team that covets Barnes. But if we draft 4th and we know the team drafting 5th covets Burks, I'd just draft him at #4.


Burks seems like he's got a bit of a "Paul George" move up the draft board feel to me.  I'm not comparing their games at all.  Just that for a good chuck of last year, George was a later teen kinda guy that we all hoped would be around when the Wolves got to their second pick.  I think Burks has the same feel.  He'll be gone well before the lottery picks are finished.


I agree. And I said at the time (and still believe) that George was an absolute steal at #10.

And I like Burks a lot more than George. George was a shooter without much of a slashing game (hell, he was basically Wes Johnson - but 3 years younger). Where Burks has a suspect outside shot, but is a devastating slasher and gets the line at a fantastic clip.

He's be an ideal wing compliment to Wes, with Beasley hopefully being the swing forward scoring machine off the bench.
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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 5:49:40 PM   
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Burks is young and needs to gain some weight and get stronger. He reminds me frame wise of Randolph. He is a great ball handler and slasher. He can shoot but that part of his game is also developing. I'm realy high on this guy but he needs to get bigger and stronger to be a top level NBA player. Imagine a SG his size that has a great handle.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 5:58:54 PM   
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Burks is young and needs to gain some wight and get stronger. He reminds me frame wise of Randolph. He is a great ball handler and slasher. He can shoot but that part of his game is also developing. I'm realy high on this guy but he needs to get bigger and stronger to be a top level NBA player. Imagine a SG his size that has a great handle.


He's not that big is he, Steve? I think of him as a prototypical NBA 2-guard. 6-6, 200.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 6:09:31 PM   
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Burks is young and needs to gain some wight and get stronger. He reminds me frame wise of Randolph. He is a great ball handler and slasher. He can shoot but that part of his game is also developing. I'm realy high on this guy but he needs to get bigger and stronger to be a top level NBA player. Imagine a SG his size that has a great handle.


He's not that big is he, Steve? I think of him as a prototypical NBA 2-guard. 6-6, 200.


Sorry 6-6 but still growing.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 6:10:58 PM   
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I do like Burks. I think this draft is deeper than some think. It's not "great" but there's quite a few solid guys, depending on their decisions.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/21/2011 6:22:02 PM   
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Burks is young and needs to gain some wight and get stronger. He reminds me frame wise of Randolph. He is a great ball handler and slasher. He can shoot but that part of his game is also developing. I'm realy high on this guy but he needs to get bigger and stronger to be a top level NBA player. Imagine a SG his size that has a great handle.


He definitely needs to get stronger, but being slight is much less of an issue on a guard than on a big.
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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/22/2011 12:49:58 AM   
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I'd trade Rubio for a top 10 pick in the 2012 draft.

It just KILLS me that we won't have our pick next year (and you just know it's going to be a really high pick)
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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/22/2011 9:50:42 AM   
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Are the Wolves picks from Utah and Memphis lottery protected?

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/22/2011 9:53:12 AM   
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The Memphis pick is lottery-protected while Utah's is top-16 protected.
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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/22/2011 9:55:01 AM   
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The Memphis pick is lottery-protected while Utah's is top-16 protected.


yep, top 14-protected next year I believe.

Right now they'd have the Memphis pick but wouldn't have the Utah pick.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/22/2011 9:56:12 AM   
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I'd trade Rubio for a top 10 pick in the 2012 draft.

It just KILLS me that we won't have our pick next year (and you just know it's going to be a really high pick)


I would too. But I'm not sure Kahn would;

1) He's super high on him.
2) He's kind of his "wait and see" card to keep his job.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/22/2011 10:50:09 AM   
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Are the Wolves picks from Utah and Memphis lottery protected?


Not only are they lottery protected, but they eventually can turn into a 2nd round pick (Utah) or cash (Memphis). Something McHale was clearly unaware was possible when he made the Jaric deal...

2011 1st round pick from Utah (Jefferson trade); top 16 protected in 2011, top 14 protected in 2012, top 12 protected in 2013. If Utah's top pick in 2014 is not in the top 9, Minnesota will have the option of switching their own first round pick with Utah. If Minnesota does not receive Utah's top pick by 2014, they will receive Utah's top 2nd round pick.

2011 1st round pick from Memphis via Utah (Jefferson trade); top 14 protected in 2011, top 12 protected in 2012, top 10 protected in 2013, and top 9 protected in 2014 and 2015. If Minnesota does not receive the pick by 2015, they will receive cash considerations from Memphis.
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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/22/2011 11:01:06 AM   
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yep, and both make absolutely no sense. there's no way in hell that giving up a high first round pick 5-6 years down the road was a "dealbreaker" for utah or memphis. idiot.

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RE: 2011 NBA Draft - 3/22/2011 12:02:16 PM   
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Thanks guys

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