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thunderbird1245
06-18-2009, 10:11 PM
As you all know, I recently posted 10 detailed scouting reports on players I considered likely available draft targets for the Pacers at pick #13 in the 2009 draft. Those profiles are all listed elsewhere on this board, and each of them contained alot of intelligent discussions about the pros and cons of each player.

In those scouting reports, I normally include for fun a comparable player from the current NBA we can compare and contrast the prospect with, and most times I will include a player from the past NBA that reminds me of said prospect.

Assuming that my comparables were accurate, I wanted to see in what order everyone would draft these ten players, using the comparables I provided. Please specify your draft orders in "present" and "past" categories. I'm not going to list the profiled prospects real names, although most of you will either already know who I used, or can look them up if you so desire.

Here are your 10 choices, using current NBA players. Put them in order by your draft preference:

1. Greg Buckner
2. Ray Felton
3. Raja Bell
4. David West
5. Tim Thomas
6. Jarrett Jack
7. Reggie Evans
8. Jose Berea
9. Jason Terry
10. Jameer Nelson


And here were my comparables from the past (using a different order)

1. Terrell Brandon
2. Latrell Spreewell
3. Quinn Buckner
4. Paul Pressey
5. Mark Aguirre
6. Charles Smith
7. Micheal Williams
8. Sam Cassell
9. Tyrone Hill
10. Kenny Smith

Please list your order of comparables you prefer among this group as well.

Let's have some fun with this. Feel free to argue about whether my comparisons were accurate or not, and if you have better ones, feel free to throw them out there as well.

Tbird

ESutt7
06-18-2009, 10:28 PM
Present:
1. David West
2. Ray Felton
3. Jameer Nelson
4. Jason Terry
5. Raja Bell
6. Tim Thomas
7. Jarrett Jack
8. Reggie Evans
9. Greg Buckner
10. JJ Barea

Past:
1. Mark Aguirre
2. Terrell Brandon
3. Latrell Sprewell
4. Sam Cassell
5. Charles Smith
6. Kenny Smith
7. Quinn Buckner
8. Paul Pressey
9. Micheal Williams
10. Tyrone Hill

Some of the past guys I've honestly never seen play. But I feel pretty confident about that order. Jameer vs. Ray was tough, but I think Ray would be as effective with Jameer's teammates. I'm pretty sure that means I like James Johnson and Ty Lawson the most, which reflects how I actually feel. I'd be interested to see what the rest of my order is.

maragin
06-18-2009, 10:46 PM
For your reference, clicking on the player's name will direct you to their stats on basketball-reference.com.

Present
1. David West (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/westda01.html)
2. Jameer Nelson (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/n/nelsoja01.html)
3. Raymond Felton (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/f/feltora01.html)
4. Jason Terry (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/t/terryja01.html)
5. Raja Bell (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/bellra01.html)
6. Reggie Evans (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/e/evansre01.html)
7. Jarrett Jack (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/jackja01.html)
8. Tim Thomas (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/t/thomati01.html)
9. Jose Barea (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/bareajo01.html)
10. Greg Buckner (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/buckngr01.html)

Past
1. Terrell Brandon (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/brandte01.html)
2. Mark Aguirre (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/a/aguirma01.html)
3. Tyrone Hill (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/h/hillty01.html)
4. Latrell Sprewell (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/sprewla01.html)
5. Quinn Buckner (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/bucknqu01.html)
6. Kenny Smith (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/smithke01.html)
7. Sam Cassell (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/cassesa01.html)
8. Charles Smith (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/smithch01.html)
9. Paul Pressey (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/p/presspa01.html)
10. Michael Williams (http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/willimi02.html)

These lists were put together without checking the previous threads to see who they were representing.

Dece
06-18-2009, 10:49 PM
1. Jameer Nelson
2. David West
3. Raja Bell
4. Jason Terry
5. Jarrett Jack
6. Ray Felton
7. Jose Berea
8. Tim Thomas
9. Reggie Evans
10.Greg Buckner

I honestly don't remember some of the past players well enough to comment on that list.

Young
06-18-2009, 11:03 PM
This should be interesting.

1. David West
2. Jameer Nelson
3. Jason Terry
4. Jarett Jack
5. Raymond Felton
6. Raja Bell
7. Tim Thomas
8. Greg Buckner
9. Reggie Evans
10. Jose Berea

I am not as familar with the past as most on here probably are but from what I do know.

1. Mark Aquirre
2. Terrell Brandon
3. Latrell Spreewell
4. Sam Cassell
5. Quinn Buckner
6. Kenny Smith
7. Tyrone Hill
8. Paul Pressey
9. Michael Williams
10. Charles Smith

count55
06-19-2009, 07:04 AM
Here are your 10 choices, using current NBA players. Put them in order by your draft preference:

1. David West
2. Jameer Nelson
3. Jason Terry
4. Jarrett Jack
5. Ray Felton
6. Raja Bell
7. Reggie Evans
8. Tim Thomas
9. Jose Berea
10. Greg Buckner


And here were my comparables from the past (using a different order)

1. Mark Aguirre
2. Terrell Brandon
3. Latrell Sprewell
4. Paul Pressey
5. Sam Cassell
6. Kenny Smith
7. Micheal Williams
8. Charles Smith
9. Tyrone Hill
10. Quinn Buckner

Speed
06-19-2009, 08:22 AM
1. David West
2. Jason Terry
3. Jameer Nelson
4. Ray Felton
5. Jarrett Jack
6. Raja Bell
7. Reggie Evans
8. Jose Berea
9. Greg Buckner
10. Tim Thomas


1. Terrell Brandon
5. Mark Aguirre
9. Tyrone Hill
8. Sam Cassell
2. Latrell Spreewell
10. Kenny Smith
4. Paul Pressey
3. Quinn Buckner
6. Charles Smith
7. Micheal Williams

It's interesting, I did this blindly without going back and looking at who they are referring to. Some of them are difficult. Spreewell was awesome offensively in his prime, but he's a coaching nightmare, obviously. Charles Smith was a good scorer at LA Clippers, but soft as a pillow full of marshmellows. Tim Thomas is apparently an apathetic embellizer. So I mean, I guess I kinda went on what each guy did at his best with maybe a slight adjustment for baggage.