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    I know we were ALL stunned at first but I think this guy really deserves a chance. I truly believe he is Jeff Foster 2.0. He only played 20 min a game on a very talented Duke team while only claiming 8.6% (http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Miles-Plumlee-5261/) of Dukes offensive possessions. So lets say Duke gets 2 possessions every minute. 20 x 2=40, 40 x 0.086. So he was involved on the offensive end on 3.44 possessions in his 20 min of playing time. He averaged 6 pts 7 rbs while barely getting the ball. He is a BIG body and has good athleticism for his size. He is an excellent rebounder especially on the offensive end. He could have really helped out against the Heat last postseason. When Hibbert went out of the game we go "Plumleed" on the glass. He will likely be our back up center and looks like a pretty good one to me. We play in the Orlando Summer League July 9th-13th and he will be there. We can see what this guys is capable of. He deserves a chance.

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    Very talented?? Duke's Fc was soft and really not very good just saying.

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    I dont hate the move.

    Look at it this way. I imagine Orlando Johnson is our new OJ Mayo/Crawford kind of guy (Johnson actually reminds me of Harden). We still have Collison to use in a trade as well as Hansbrough if we can find a good deal. We should still have cap room to find a FA or two. A

    And at least Plumlee has an NBA body.

    And try this. Just tell yourself that we drafted Johnson 26th and Plumlee 36th. Then it doesnt seem AS bad.
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    Very talented?? Duke's Fc was soft and really not very good just saying.
    I said their TEAM not the FRONTCOURT. Seth curry? Austin Rivers? Mason Plumlee? ranked 2nd in the NCAA tournament? yea they are terrible.

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    He deserves a chance because like him or not, he's your draft pick and not rooting for him now is pointless.

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    This team needs to add depth down low. We added a guy who knows how to win, has a decent motor, is athletic, and comes from a winning background. He's an NBA ready back up whose 7 foot and can jump out of the gym.

    At pick 26, how can you hate this move? This automatically makes our front court depth stronger.

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    How is his work ethic?

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    He's a workout warrior, but is he actually athletic on the floor? How's he move laterally? How's he run the floor? The team clearly needed athleticism and on paper both guys add that, but I'm not going to be sold on Plumlee until he gives me reason to be. Sure I'll give him a chance and root for him, but I'm not just going to automatically like him now.

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    At pick 26, how can you hate this move?
    It's pretty easily actually. You just have to remember that there were at least 10 better players on the board when he was picked and understand that they could have picked one of them and then bought a pick to get Plumlee in the mid 2nd round if they really wanted him that bad.

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    He needs more time. He only had 5 years at Duke. Another 5 years and he might be able to block more than one shot per game with that glittery 41-inch vertical jump. Well, those were college players. Maybe 0.5? Throw in 2-3 rebounds, 4-5 fouls, and call it a night, if he actually got off the bench. A poor man's Dexter Pittman.
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    He only played 20 min a game on a very talented Duke team

    So talented that they faceplanted in the first round to Lehigh.
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    He deserves a chance because like him or not, he's your draft pick and not rooting for him now is pointless.
    This. I hate the pick with a passion, but I hope he makes me eat every curse word I've said since his name was announced. Unfortunately Tyler never did.

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    Most scouts seem to think Plumlee will be a much better NBA player than a college basketball player, which at the very least makes him comparable to Jeff Foster. We drafted based on need, which is what typically takes place by winning teams in the later portions of the draft. We got a glue guy. It's a safe, decent pick. Some people have compared him to Marcin Gortat in terms of ceiling. He was one of the fastest raising prospects in this draft, and I don't think anyone here has as much basketball insight as Donnie Walsh, Larry Bird, and Pritch.

    Give the dude a chance. The mid second round crap is nonesense. Some mock drafts were predicting him at pick 34.

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    -He has an awesome vertical... yet he couldn't even block 1 shot a game?

    -He is about to be 24 years old

    -He averaged a whopping 6 points and 7 rebounds per game as a senior (career highs)

    -HE ONLY SCORED IN DOUBLE FIGURES 8 TIMES LAST YEAR, AND DUKE PLAYED MORE THAN 8 SCRUB TEAMS OUT OF CONFERENCE

    -He got benched, repeatedly

    -He can't shoot

    -When he got to the FT line, he made 63%

    -He has bad footwork

    -His post moves are terribly underdeveloped

    -He has bad hands, and has trouble catching entry passes to the post

    -Did I mention this insanely raw offensive player is almost 24?

    -Everyone else on the planet expected him to be a 2nd round pick



    The Pacers got a guy who can jump high, has muscles, and knows how to flop in hopes of drawing a charge. I will bet anyone on this board $1000 that Miles Plumlee never sees a 2nd contract in Indiana.
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    So talented that they faceplanted in the first round to Lehigh.
    Great argument... So I guess Kobe Bryant and the 2008 runner up Lakers sucked bc they lost to a Pacers team with Danny Granger, Rasho, Marquis Daniels, TJ Ford, and Troy Murphy.

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    Great argument... So I guess Kobe Bryant and the 2008 runner up Lakers sucked bc they lost to a Pacers team with Danny Granger, Rasho, Marquis Daniels, TJ Ford, and Troy Murphy.
    To be fair, the gap between the best NBA team and worst NBA team isn't the same as the gap between Duke and Lehigh. The Pacers still had pro players and also, it was a regular season game. Duke on the other hand consistently has top 5 and top 10 recruiting class every year while Lehigh gets players that probably couldn't even get an offer from UL Monroe. And it was a tournament game.

    Your comparison of a bad NBA team(they're still pros) winning a regular season game against a good team over the course of 82 games(1 game means nothing in the bigger picture) isn't the same as Duke losing an elimination game to Lehigh. The talent gap is so much wider and the stakes were so much bigger.

    Maybe his argument wasn't the best but your counter argument wasn't either. No offense, just sayin.

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    Great argument... So I guess Kobe Bryant and the 2008 runner up Lakers sucked bc they lost to a Pacers team with Danny Granger, Rasho, Marquis Daniels, TJ Ford, and Troy Murphy.
    You are the one arguing that Miles Plumlee only got 20 minutes a game because Duke was so talented this past season. When in reality they had major holes in their roster, and all their talent was on the shooting guard depth chart. He only got 20 minutes per game because he wasn't that good. It had nothing to do with duke having too much talent. Maybe you shouldn't be making statements about players and teams YOU CLEARLY DID NOT WATCH.

    Also, comparing random NBA games to college NCAA tournament games is asinine. There is no comparison there. Especially when the four teams you are comparing are the Lakers, Pacers, Duke, and a school no one had ever heard of.
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    I hope he sees these people doubting him and plays his heart out.

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    -Everyone else on the planet expected him to be a 2nd round pick
    That's why SI had him going to us in a mock draft.

    That's why teams at the end of the first round was interested in him - Boston, Chicago, Minnesota, Memphis, Golden State, Cleveland and Atlanta (I also saw a mock with Miami taking him.)

    Hicks Pacers Digest @HicksPDI was just told on good authority Rick Carlisle was talking up Plumlee to Bird, insisting he wouldn't be there in 2nd rnd. FWIW.
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    He deserves a chance because like him or not, he's your draft pick and not rooting for him now is pointless.
    True, doesn't mean I have to love his game and to me he's got a LOT to prove he was worth his pick.
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    I don't know why people are so mad about Miles. I saw his workout he killed. He's gonna b good for the pacers.
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    For anyone interested, there's a four-page thread about Miles on RealGM.

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    Centers who were far far more productive as players in college than Miles Plumlee include...

    Solomon Jones
    Uwe Blab
    Granville Waiters
    Greg Dreiling
    Stuart Gray
    Dexter Pittman
    David Harrison
    Todd Lindemann
    Ezram Lorbek
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    RT @APkrawczynski: The player the Wolves wanted toward the end of the first round was Duke F Miles Plumlee.
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