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    Alec, you haven't been officially drafted by the Pacers yet, but thanks for dropping by!

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    Does he shoot from outside like Brandon Roy? No.

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    Does he shoot from outside like Brandon Roy? No.
    DEVELOPMENT.

    He also compared himself to T-mac in Orlando, but that is a rare player to compare yourself, because T-Mac was a top 10 talent of all time when he was healthy at his best.

    McGrady didn't develop a jumpshot until his 5th season in the NBA and became an offensive force.

    Burks has a great ceiling.

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    I'm watching his highlights, and I'm NOT that impressed with him. Are we sure he's a PG? He dribble moves seem very limited in scope.

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    Brandon Roy shot %33 from the arc last season....

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    He also compared himself to T-mac in Orlando, but that is a rare player to compare yourself, because T-Mac was a top 10 talent of all time when he was healthy at his best.
    I've never heard of a draft prospect being compared to TMac before.

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    Brandon Roy shot %33 from the arc last season....
    ...and 22% as a college sophomore.

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    Yeah, and Paul George struggled from the three point line his rookie NBA season despite being a good three point shooter in college, but at least you look at his mechanics and they look sound. I don't know if I can say the same for Burks.

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    I've never heard of a draft prospect being compared to TMac before.
    Paul George

    He looks like he has a bright future, haha.

    Let's make another comparison, Dwayne Wade and Alec Burks

    Burks career stats in 2 years at Colorado:

    19 PPG, 49 FG%, 31 3FG%, 80 FT%, 2.5 AST, 6 REB

    Wade career stats in 2 years at Marquette:

    19.7 PPG, 49 FG%, 33 3FG%, 75 FT%, 4 AST, 6 REB

    Very similar, Wade developed his jumpshot in the NBA and became an offensive force.

    Again, Burks has the ball handling skills to become a great basketball player.

    Quick hands also.

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    Paul George
    ...and Kedirck Brown, Quyntl Woods, and about 50 other big guards to come out for the draft since 2001.


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    Let's make another comparison, Dwayne Wade and Alec Burks
    Oh jesus christ. I'm not sure how much more of this I can take.

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    ...and about 50 other big guards to come out for the draft since 2001.
    T-Mac was a top 10 of ALL time when he was healthy, too bad the dude got injured, he was well on his way to 30,000 points and was up to Kobe's level.

    Very sad to see.

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    Oh jesus christ. I'm not sure how much more of this I can take.
    Um, I'm not comparing them as players, just there stats, and saying how big of a steal he would be at 15 if he fell to us.

    I would take Burks with ease knowing he was 60% the player Wade or T-Mac once was.

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    I'm watching his highlights, and I'm NOT that impressed with him. Are we sure he's a PG? He dribble moves seem very limited in scope.
    No he's a SG who can play PG in emergency situations.

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    comparing college stats isn't a good way of implying you're getting a steal. Every GM has access to every player's resume. They get passed on for a reason.

    Norris Cole averaged 22, 6 and 5 and probably will fall to the 2nd round. Michael Goudelock averaged 24, 4 and 4 and might not get drafted at all.

    Reggie Jackson has the least impressive averages of any of them and I'd take him at #15 in a heartbeat.
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    comparing college stats isn't a good way of implying you're getting a steal. Every Gm has access to every player's resume. They get passed on for a reason.
    Burks has PG skills at the SG position.

    That's clearly a NEED for us as we witnessed in the playoffs.

    We need someone who can CREATE their own shot and for other teammates in the clutch.

    If he turns out to be a great player (Eddie Jones atleast), then we have him and Paul George at SG/SF for the future. Granger can be traded for a big we desperately need..

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    You have to wonder why Burks' stock has dropped from being a top 10 pick to being a mid-teens pick in the span of a week.
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    When I saw the title on the forum page, I was sure Shade had started a thread titled Alec Burks - The Next Brandon Rush.

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    Actually I believe some analysts and NBA experts have compared Burks to Wade. 1 even said Burks was going to win Rookie of The Year.

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    Burks has PG skills at the SG position.

    That's clearly a NEED for us as we witnessed in the playoffs.

    We need someone who can CREATE their own shot and for other teammates in the clutch.

    If he turns out to be a great player (Eddie Jones atleast), then we have him and Paul George at SG/SF for the future. Granger can be traded for a big we desperately need..
    So draft Fredette, who does everything offensively that Burks does better than Burks.

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    So draft Fredette, who does everything offensively that Burks does better than Burks.
    You don't think that Bird would draft Jimmer at #15 if he was available?

    I'm assuming that some people have latched onto Burks only because it's presumed that Jimmer won't be there at #15.
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    You can tell just from the highlight reel that he has problems shooting off the dribble, and they barely played any shooting highlights.

    Feet are EXTREMELY close together. Bad balance=bad shooting. But I liked the rest of the mechanics of his shot. He's gotta fix those feet though.

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    comparing college stats isn't a good way of implying you're getting a steal. Every GM has access to every player's resume. They get passed on for a reason.

    Norris Cole averaged 22, 6 and 5 and probably will fall to the 2nd round. Michael Goudelock averaged 24, 4 and 4 and might not get drafted at all.
    Andrew Goudelock, and at Cleveland State and Charleston, respectively. That's a far cry from doing it in a major conference like the Big 12. They're also both seniors with limited size, whereas Burks is a sophomore with prototypical NBA size.

    There is no comparison, which is why Burks will go lottery whereas the other two will be lucky to be drafted.

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    Burks may or may not go in the lottery. The point is stats don't tell the whole story. I'd take Singleton or Jackson over him easily.

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    So draft Fredette, who does everything offensively that Burks does better than Burks.
    You left out the other half of the game: DEFENSE. Jimmer would do nothing more but take Price's spot. He has no to little potential. Swing for the fences again this year . Picking a safe player in this draft would be a bad decision.

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