View Poll Results: Who do the Pacers take at #17

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  • Martynas Andriuskevicius

    3 6.12%
  • Johan Petro

    0 0%
  • Andrew Bynum

    0 0%
  • Sean May

    7 14.29%
  • Ike Diogu

    7 14.29%
  • Chris Taft

    3 6.12%
  • Yaroslav Korolev

    7 14.29%
  • Ersan Ilyasova

    0 0%
  • Francisco Garcia

    17 34.69%
  • Julius Hodge

    2 4.08%
  • Matt Walsh

    1 2.04%
  • Roko Leni Ukic

    2 4.08%
  • Monta Ellis

    0 0%
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Thread: The NBA Draft - Pacer Digest Style - The Indiana Pacers Vol.2

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    Default The NBA Draft - Pacer Digest Style - The Indiana Pacers Vol.2

    We're gonna try this again.

    This time I'll make sure I have the names listed correctly. I'll also add a few more options.

    This, last chapter of the poll, will be open for 2 days


    This is how this works.

    1. Each night, around the same time, I'll post a poll question. It will be the next team in the draft order. Tonight it's Indiana.

    2. I'll list the current team "on the clock" and put a poll together with a group of players that could be selected by that team. Your choices will be two players at each position; center, power forward, small forward, shooting guard & point guard.

    3. Which ever player gets the most votes will be the player selected by that team.

    4. Once a player has been selected he will not be eligible to be selected by another team.

    5. Even though there will be trades that impact (thanks Jay) the draft, they will not have a bearing on our draft. A player most be choosen, we can not simply decide that the pick will be traded.

    So, here's the NBA Draft - Pacer Digest Style

    You're the one making the call on draft night. Tonight you are the Pacers. Who do you select with the #17 pick.

    Here is how the draft looks so far.

    1. Milwaukee --------- Andrew Bogut ----- 50 of 64 votes --- 78.13%
    2. Atlanta ------------ Marvin Williams ---- 29 of 56 votes --- 51.79%
    3. Portland ----------- Gerald Green ------ 23 of 41 votes --- 56.10%
    4. New Orleans ------- Chris Paul --------- 23 of 30 votes --- 76.67%
    5. Charlotte ---------- Deron Williams ----- 23 of 40 votes --- 57.50%
    6. Utah -------------- Raymond Felton ----- 9 of 18 votes --- 50.00%
    7. Toronto ----------- Channing Frye ------- 9 of 43 votes --- 20.93%
    8. New York ---------- Fran Vazques ------ 10 of 33 votes --- 30.30%
    9. Golden State ------- Danny Granger ------ 7 of 22 votes --- 31.82%
    10 LA Lakers ---------- Jarrett Jack ------- 12 of 28 votes --- 42.86%
    11 Orlando ------------ Antonio Wright ---- 10 of 21 voyes --- 47.62%
    12 LA Clippers --------- Martell Webster ---- 9 of 20 votes --- 45.00%
    13 Charlotte ---------- Joey Graham -------- 8 of 19 votes --- 42.11%
    14 Minnesota --------- Hakim Warrick ------- 9 of 24 votes --- 37.50%
    15 New Jersey -------- Charlie Villanueva ---- 7 of 11 votes --- 63.64%
    16 Toronto ----------- Rashad McCants ----- 6 of 18 votes --- 33.33%
    17 Indiana

    Here is a look at the top players at each position that Indiana will be choosing from.

    Center
    Martynas Andriuskevicius --- 7-3, 227
    Johan Petro ---------------- 7-1, 250
    Andrew Bynum ------------- 7-0, 280

    Power Forward
    Sean May -------- 6-9, 260
    Ike Diogu -------- 6-8, 255
    Chris Taft ------- 6-10, 260

    Small Forward
    Yaroslav Korolev - 6-9, 203
    Ersan Ilyasova --- 6-9, 208

    Shooting Guard
    Francisco Garcia - 6-7, 189
    Julius Hodge ------ 6-7, 202
    Matt Walsh ------- 6-6, 190

    Point Guard
    Roko Leni Ukic --- 6-5, 185
    Monta Ellis ------ 6-3, 177

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    Default Re: The NBA Draft - Pacer Digest Style - The Indiana Pacers Vol.2

    Now I'm not so sure.

    I really like Ukic, but Taft and Diggy are really skilled.

    Hmmm.
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    I have to believe we are looking for at a big man. Despite having a glut of Scots and Cros if Bird really expects a rookie to break into the rotation that is the easiest spot to do it.

    A rookie isn't going to break the rotation on the perimeter unless there is a trade.

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    Default Re: The NBA Draft - Pacer Digest Style - The Indiana Pacers Vol.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadian
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    A rookie isn't going to break the rotation on the perimeter unless there is a trade.
    And even then it's likely we'd get a perimeter player back.

    I'm still backing May. Mental toughness? Understanding roles? Good team player? High bball IQ? Scoring in the paint from a backup big man? These are our biggest needs, last time I checked.
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    Default Re: The NBA Draft - Pacer Digest Style - The Indiana Pacers Vol.2

    Looks like Bird was right, there are about 4 guys left that could step in & help us by the end of next season.

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    If Taft or May were to fall they would take one of them but they will pick McCants, Garcia, or Jack. If they pick Jarrett Jack, we can no longer call Stephen Jackson - Jack.

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    CHRIS TAFT ALL THE WAY

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    Francisco is what the pacers need

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    Korolev! Let's station him in Europe for 2 or 3 years and let him develop. We don't really need a rookie now, but in a few years ... well let's just say I LOVE Artest, but I don't think we will keep him for more than 2 years to be honest. Grooming his successor might not be a bad idea.

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    This will be a tough decision.... I like the idea of going with a big that can score (although Harrison may fill that need)....and has a good head. May fits the bill. Diogu is similar but has the ability to step out to 18' and knock down the jumper. And both are ready to contribute right away.

    Hodge or Garcia would be nice as well, I like Jack but he's tempremental... and it would be nice to have another player that can create, score, handle the ball, and pass , but without giving up too much size...so there aren't matchup issues. Both of these guys have polished games, and could be effective right away.

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    So many players i woulden't mind drafting, Garcia, May, Diogu, All could have a impact, Instead I'm going for a Rik Smits Clone in Martynas Andriuskevicius, 7"3 player @ 17 has to be made, if he can help side block he'll do great next to jermaine

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    Default Re: The NBA Draft - Pacer Digest Style - The Indiana Pacers Vol.2

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    CHRIS TAFT ALL THE WAY
    I don't know college basketball that well. Here's a small piece on Taft (not too positive though):

    Overrated: Chris Taft, 6-10, 260-pound PF, Pittsburgh
    As the draft nears, few vacancies remain on the Taft-bashing bandwagon. How much of the negativity is justified remains to be seen, but it has been open season on the Panthers' big man after a few poorly reviewed workouts. One NBA scout said he would have too many concerns to take Taft with a first-round pick, but there are still a number of teams considering him in the late teens and 20s. Taft's biggest flaw was that he had the basketball world expecting such great things -- what with his chiseled, 6-10 frame and sporadic flashes of eye-opening talent -- and never delivered during his sophomore campaign at Pitt. He relies too heavily on one post move (a jump-hook) and played lethargically in '04-05; perhaps a slight on draft night will be the grudge he needs to blossom as an aggressive player. For now, though, he hasn't shown enough. To take him before any of a slew of quality (albeit smaller) forwards on the board -- Channing Frye, Joey Graham, Hakim Warrick, Ike Diogu and Sean May -- would be a mistake.

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    Default Re: The NBA Draft - Pacer Digest Style - The Indiana Pacers Vol.2

    And now to compensate for my previous post here's on my posterboy... well I guess former poster boy now

    "Overrated: Yaroslav Korolev, 6-9, 203-pound PF, CSKA Moscow
    Everyone loves Andrei Kirilenko, the Russian who at the age of 18 was stolen by the Jazz with the No. 24 pick in the 1999 draft and became an All-Star by the time he was 23. Kirilenko is a 6-9 small forward; the 18-year-old Korolev, who happens to be the most highly touted Russian baller in quite some time, is also a 6-9 small forward, although he's a much different player -- a slender shooter with ballhandling skills, not a freakishly long-armed rebounder. Still, you get the idea; no NBA GM wants to let the next great Russian slip away, and the exec who plucks him out of the draft will be lauded. Korolev starred on the CSKA Moscow junior team and at the Euroleague junior tournament, but he has yet to be evaluated against quality competition -- just European juniors -- and one NBA source hinted at red flags. "Everyone raved about this kid in Moscow, but I hear shaky things about him off the floor -- about his maturity level and a prima-donna personality," the scout said. Other than the geography, that sounds like a review of McCants, who I tabbed as "underrated." But I've seen McCants in college hoops' elite setting, and he excelled, while Korolev is an unproven commodity who opted to sit out of the Reebok Big Man Camp in Treviso, Italy. This draft is loaded in the first round, and taking Korolev at No. 12 -- as the Clippers are reportedly considering -- seems to be too big of a reach."

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    Welcome back Primos...well he'll have a Primose like impact. BUT...he may push HArrison into a higher work ethic. It's one thing to have vets above you that you are vying for time, but to realize you have a "younger" player trying to take your sppot just might push him to work harder. (See, I'm trying to come up with a viable rationalization for what I consider a throw-away pick).


    I really don't thik we'll be making this pick.
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    I voted for Garcia. However, I still have to believe that if Jarrett Jack falls to us (it's possible) the Pacers won't be able to pass on him.

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