here is a good read on him by a BC fan. remind me of how i felt last year about Paul George and why i didn't think he would take bad shots in the NBA. Like he did in college a lot.
That is the exact same reason PG24 took bad shots in college he had no one else to play make for or help him take the load off his shoulders he had to take bad shots.Naturally, there are criticisms of every player's game and Reggie is no different. Although his deficiencies may be holding back his draft stock a little bit, I see each issue as quite fixable if he is in the right situation. The main concerns are regarding his size and position. Jackson needs to build some additional muscle to fill out his frame and needs to establish himself as either a point guard or shooting guard. Which position he plays will ultimately be a decision for his new team to make, but I think he is better suited running the point. People question his shot selection and ability to play as a "true point guard", however, this is likely due to his role at BC. Other playmakers for the Eagles were virtually non-existant and Jackson was forced to do, well, everything. Once he reaches the pros, Jackson should be able to settle into a role and have a nice career.
I really don't see any particular weakness in his game. Clearly he needs improvements, and isn't particularly amazing at a lot, but no glaring weakness as far as I can tell.
Thanks to Dirk Donatas Motiejunas would move up to the top ten.
Even though I prefer Fredette, I am very willing to admit that Marshon, Reggie Jackson, and Kenneth are "Bird" guys. They are the type of guys that Bird likes.
Based off of what I have read and seen about Fredette......isn't he the very definition of the type of Player that Bird "likes"?
I'm not talking about the "stupid/obvious" traits that EVERYONE says that Bird likes...I'm talking about Fredette being a hard-nosed and disciplined competitors that wants to win ( think of the same intangible reasons why Bird wanted Hansbrough ).
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Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.
trade down and get a couple of picks nolan smith and juan johnson
Jimmer BTW just finished ahead of kemba walker and brandon knight in the lane agility drills for the combine. Looks like shooting and quickness, makes me think of another guy who was just a shooter that could create his own shot with his slithering ability.
Utah will take Kanter at 3 and Jimmer at 12. Book it.
I want JaJuan Johnson. Imagine this lineup in a few years.
Something just popped up in my pants, hold up.
I'm surprised not many of you are considering Donatas. He clearly has all-star potential, unlike these point guards you guys are begging for. When i'm looking at potential players, I go for the best available, and in our range, it's Donatas, no questions asked. I never look for a role player, and I never settle. To me, if we chose one of these point guards, we'd be settling for a role player. Why not go for Donatas, who sounds a whole lot like Lamarcus Aldridge?
I usually care more about the draft and look up things about the prospects, but not really this year.
Between it being so week and we're picking 15th, I really hope we trade the pick.
If we keep it, an international player like Donatas Motiejunas might be interesting.
Last edited by pacers74; 05-27-2011 at 08:11 AM.
Trade the pick for something that can be used now and in the future.
Jimmer and kemba are going to surprise a lot of people. To say that size is the reason jimmer wont do good is bs. Just look at Jk barea. Jimmer is going to be a guy who has big nights, not every night. No matter what team he is drafted by.
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Is there a way to go back and study each "edition" of Chad Ford's mock drafts each year, and compare them to the real results?
I'd love to look at a nice layout that would let me view, one year at at time, each of his mocks (1.0, 2.0, etc.) next to the real draft results.
My vague recollection is that his is still very fluid like everyone else's, that is until just before the draft, when he can get very accurate.
But I'd like to see for myself, if that's possible. Can anyone point the way?
I think this is really close to his last one, last year, he nailed 1-8 IIRC.
Mock Draft 7.0
Weight: 196 pounds
(Wall's previous position: No. 1 to
Analysis: John Wall is just hours away from being the No. 1 pick. He appears to be the only "sure thing" in the draft right now. Blessed with amazing athleticism and the ability to make clutch plays, Wall has the tools to be a superstar.
The task for the Wizards now turns to filling in the spaces around him -- getting a healthy and focused Gilbert Arenas, looking for bargains or perhaps Rudy Gay in free agency, and figuring out how to turn the Wizards into a powerhouse franchise. Adding Wall is a big, big step in the right direction, but only one of many the Wizards are going to have to take.
(Turner's previous position: No. 2 to
Analysis: All the talk that the Sixers were considering going big is now fading. After they worked out Derrick Favors and DeMarcus Cousins on June 18, coach Doug Collins, who was very high on Favors before the workout, fell out of love. Collins was concerned about Favors' raw skills and wasn't impressed during the interviews.
So at this point, I think you can use a Sharpie on Turner at No. 2. Unless another team makes a last-minute offer that includes taking Elton Brand's contract off the books in Philly, Turner will be a Sixer.
School: Georgia Tech
(Favors' previous position: No. 4 to
Analysis: After Favors' so-so workout on Monday, the Nets began to move toward
Syracuseforward Wes Johnson. But a league source told me on Wednesday night that after 24 hours of debate, it looks like Favors has re-emerged as the favorite to go No. 3.
The news squashes the prevailing theory around the league that drafting Johnson would be a precursor to the Nets' signing free-agent forward Carlos Boozer this summer. Both Johnson and Boozer are represented by the same agent, Rob Pelinka.
The source stressed that the decision wasn't a final one and that the Nets were also exploring potential trade options with the No. 3 pick. But if the draft had been held on Wednesday night, Favors would have been the pick.
(Johnson's previous position: No. 3 to
Analysis: So we're back to Wes Johnson at No. 4, and I'm not sure if
Minnesotawill greet the news with joy or relief. It focused on Johnson early but got comfortable with the idea of taking Favors at No. 4 in the past 24 hours.
The Wolves continue to look for an Al Jefferson deal (despite GM David Kahn's denials) after being rebuffed by
Detroitover the weekend (the Wolves offered Jefferson for Tayshaun Prince and the No. 7 pick) and by the Grizzlies (for Zach Randolph) on Wednesday.
(Cousins' previous position: No. 5 to Sacramento)
Analysis: The Kings, as we've been reporting all week, are still leaning toward taking DeMarcus Cousins at No. 5 if both Favors and Wes Johnson are off the board.
A team source disputes a report that the Kings have made up their mind, but as we told you Wednesday night, the consensus remains with Cousins. He is the most NBA-ready big man in the draft, and like Tyreke Evans, should be able to come in and make an immediate impact in
You either love or hate Cousins, but there's no denying that he's an incredibly gifted scorer and rebounder. Still, he clearly rubs a lot of guys the wrong way. If he matures and lives up to his potential, he's a huge steal at No. 5. And even if he causes a commotion, his talent may still be worth the trouble.
6 Golden State
(Udoh's previous position: No. 10 to
Analysis: The Warriors are talking to a number of teams about potential trades and it looks like the No. 6 pick is up for grabs. The cost, however, is high. The Warriors want whoever takes the pick to also take the contract of Monta Ellis as part of the deal.
If the Warriors keep the pick, they're deciding between Greg Monroe and Ekpe Udoh. My source continues to support what I first reported Tuesday night, that Udoh has the edge. How he fits alongside two other athletic, shot-blocking big men -- Anthony Randolph and Brandan Wright -- is a bit of a mystery. But then again, we're talking about the Warriors.
Monroe's previous position: No. 6 to Golden State
Analysis: The Pistons have been exploring a number of deals, but at this point they seem content to stay at No. 7. Of course, they would love to land DeMarcus Cousins, but the price has been ridiculously high to move up two or three spots.
While the team is high on Greg Monroe, Ed Davis and Ekpe Udoh,
Detroitis still leaning toward Monroehere if he's on the board. He is the only true center of the group, and while he lacks elite athleticism, he is a skilled passer and has a high basketball IQ. He should be able to step in and contribute right away.
8 L.A. Clippers
School: Wake Forest
(Aminu's previous position: No. 8 to L.A. Clippers)
Analysis: The Clippers, according to our own Chris Broussard, have been talking to the Bulls about swapping the No. 8 pick for No. 17 and Luol Deng. That's probably an admission that they're not so high on the rest of the guys left on the board.
Of the upside guys left on the board, I think they're highest on Aminu. He's a long, athletic forward who can play both the 3 and the 4.
Utah(via New York, via Phoenix)
Davis' previous position: No. 7 to Detroit)
Analysis: I continue to get mixed signals out of
Utah. On one hand, with Carlos Boozer likely leaving, they need a big man, and Davisis the best big guy left on the board. He's the type of long, athletic forward the Jazz have needed for a while. The problem is that Davisis pretty raw and probably not ready to contribute right away. GM Kevin O'Connor tends to not care about that -- he likes to take the best talent available, so it's probably not a big deal.
On the other hand, the team also has a need on the wing, and the Jazz like Luke Babbitt, Gordon Hayward and Xavier Henry. Of the three, I believe Babbitt has the lead.
It sounds like
Davishas the slight edge here, but if one of those three wings went No. 9, I wouldn't be shocked, either.
Hayward's previous position: No. 11 to New Orleans
Analysis: This is where the draft really begins to break apart. The Pacers have been high on Greg Monroe, Ekpe Udoh and Ed Davis, but none of them are on the board here. That leaves them with a bunch of swingmen -- a position
Indianadoesn't really need to fill.
Indy has been burning up the phone lines trying to find a point guard, but if the Pacers can't make a deal, they'll likely be choosing between
Hayward, Paul George and Xavier Henry.
George has the most upside, but he's also the likeliest bust among those three. Henry is probably the safest pick of the three, but he also is the most one-dimensional and probably duplicates Brandon Rush. That leaves
, the hometown boy. He's a mix of Henry and George. He doesn't have the upside of George, but he does have a higher ceiling than Henry. Hayward
(Patterson's previous position: No. 13 to
Analysis: The Hornets appear to be locked in on a couple of prospects here. They like Patterson, Xavier Henry, Cole Aldrich and
With the exception of
Hayward, all three are pretty safe picks. Henry would give them shooting. Aldrich would fill a hole in the middle. Patterson would give them some much-needed depth at the 4 and would be able to contribute right away.
(George's previous position: No. 12 to
Analysis: It's tough to know which way the Grizzlies are leaning. During the past few weeks, the three names that have generated the most buzz have been George, Babbitt and Patterson.
After the Grizzlies made a huge reach for Hasheem Thabeet at No. 2 last year, you'd think they would go conservative and take either Babbitt or Patterson. Although neither player has enormous upside, both are NBA-ready and can provide instant offense.
However, as the process moves on, it appears that George remains ahead of Patterson, Babbitt and a late dark horse, Damion James. Although George is clearly the biggest risk of the group, he's also the player with the most upside. If he develops his many talents, he could be a superstar.
(Bledsoe's previous position: No. 18 to
Analysis: The Raptors are talking to a number of teams about trading the pick. As of late Wednesday, a potential deal of Rudy Fernandez and No. 22 for the 13th pick wasn't making much progress. The team is also talking to
, which now has three first-round picks and is looking to move up. Oklahoma City
The Raptors have been high on Patrick Patterson and Avery Bradley, but the word out of Toronto late Tuesday had them looking at Eric Bledsoe and Cole Aldrich. Between the two, I'm hearing Bledsoe may be the choice.
(Aldrich's previous position: No. 14 to
Analysis: The Rockets are another team that has tried to move up a few spots in the draft. At No. 14, it looks as though virtually every player they covet will be off the board. If they can't move up, that should put them in the mode of taking the best player available.
That would be Aldrich, a big man with the ability to block shots and rebound. He also has a decent face-the-basket game. With Yao Ming's long-term status really up in the air, Aldrich would give the Rockets a backup big who should be able to step in and play right away.
(Henry's previous position: No. 15 to
Analysis: The Bucks addressed some of their needs at the wing position this week by trading for Corey Maggette and Chris Douglas-Roberts. But sources in
lace Milwaukeesay the addition of both players won't affect their draft strategy. Of the players left on the board, Henry looks to be the best value by far. He can play either the 2 or 3 and can shoot the lights out.
Another player to watch here is VCU's Larry Sanders. If the Bucks go big, I'm hearing he's the guy.
Last edited by Speed; 05-27-2011 at 11:57 AM.
Other interesting part
37. Milwaukee Bucks (
Lance Stephenson | SG |
The Bucks are considering Stephenson at 15, so if he were to slide here they'd be thrilled. Stephenson is a very good offensive player. It's his questionable attitude that's causing him to slip this far.
Ben Uzoh | PG |
This athletic combo guard is a great athlete, who could provide a spark off the bench for the Pacers at both backcourt positions.