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    Almost any NBA talent evaluator not in Salt Lake City Monday night to watch Utah's 69-55 victory over LSU either watched it via satellite or perused a replay of the contest. And nothing they saw of 6-foot-10, 240-pound sophomore Andrew Bogut, who went for 24 points and 17 rebounds in over 40 minutes for the Utes, hampered the growing belief among draft decision makers that he is by far the leading candidate to be selected first overall in the next NBA draft in June. "And I can't even tell you there is a close No. 2 is right now,'' a Western Conference player personnel director said Thursday. Wake Forest sophomore point guard Chris Paul would seem the obvious candidate but the sentiment among most NBA scouting types is that Paul could be back in college for his junior season.
    whoa, that would be so cool if an Australian went for #1. I knew he was good and should definately get drafted mid 1st round, but #1 would be awesome.

    hypothetically if ron and tins got traded for baron davis, and then the hornets get the 1st pick 3 of my fave players could be in NO. i really hope the pacers dont trade ron tho, but that'd be cool in some other dimension :P

    but it would also be good for australian basketball in general if an aussie got the number 1.

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    scouts love to lie/exaggerrate about potential lottery picks.

    They pump up one guy, when they have their eyes on 1 or 2 others.

    Pavel Podkolzine is a prime example.

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    Pavel Podkolzine is a prime example.
    Has he even played at all for Dallas?

    Did you see/remember the Australia v US match at the Olympics? Bogut as a 19yo was Australia's best player (throughout the tournament) and held his own against Tim Duncan and some of the worlds best. 6'10 240 that can handle the ball, shoot the 3, a rapidly expanding inside game and great bball IQ.

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    Has he even played at all for Dallas?

    Did you see/remember the Australia v US match at the Olympics? Bogut as a 19yo was Australia's best player (throughout the tournament) and held his own against Tim Duncan and some of the worlds best. 6'10 240 that can handle the ball, shoot the 3, a rapidly expanding inside game and great bball IQ.
    All true, but if he goes top-3, ill eat my shoe.

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    All true, but if he goes top-3, ill eat my shoe.
    Duly noted.

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    All true, but if he goes top-3, ill eat my shoe.
    One more bump: NBADraft.net and DraftCity both have Australian Andrew Bogut at #1 in their mock draft.

    Hey kstat, how tasty is that shoe looking?

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    All true, but if he goes top-3, ill eat my shoe.
    Can you get a digital picture of said shoe and that way, when you are dining on that shoe, we can maybe all get together to watch it. Now, will you be eating the entire shoe or just part of the shoe?

    And if a digital picture is not available, please let me know what type/size the shoe is including color so I can possibly get a picture from the manufacturer. Should we schedule a date for the Official KStat Andrew Bogut Going top 3 in the NBA Draft Shoe Eating Spectacle!


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    Can you get a digital picture of said shoe and that way, when you are dining on that shoe, we can maybe all get together to watch it. Now, will you be eating the entire shoe or just part of the shoe?

    And if a digital picture is not available, please let me know what type/size the shoe is including color so I can possibly get a picture from the manufacturer. Should we schedule a date for the Official KStat Andrew Bogut Going top 3 in the NBA Draft Shoe Eating Spectacle!

    Heck if someone with a webcam/digicam is around, I'll gladly broadcast the event!
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    All true, but if he goes top-3, ill eat my shoe.
    as was recently mentioned....its gonna be a tough couple weeks for kstat with regard to wardrobe.....

    1st hes about to lose the world championship belt....

    then hes gonna have to eat his shoe....

    guess leather and kstat just dont mix....

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    as was recently mentioned....its gonna be a tough couple weeks for kstat with regard to wardrobe.....

    1st hes about to lose the world championship belt....

    then hes gonna have to eat his shoe....

    guess leather and kstat just dont mix....

    LOL!

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    All true, but if he goes top-3, ill eat my shoe.
    First you lose your belts, now you lose your shoe. Poor Kstat :P

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    Bogues is lottery material no doubt, in fact i'd be surprised if he slipped out of the top 10 however i very, very much doubt he will go first overall. Actually to perk the interest of people on this board he has been regarded as brad miller esque. However i tend to believe more in the vlade divac comparissons.

    His hands, shooting ability, ball handling and passing make him a rare breed of big man. Especially when you consider he is most potent with his back to the basket and some reports suggest he is closer to 7" than 6-10

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    DraftCity mock draft with Bogut at #1.

    Article about the return of Aussie basketballers to the NBA. With a description of the latest Aussie sensation, Brad Newley.

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    Well, I think it depends on who gets the pick (which means nobody's slam dunk.) However, my (non-existent) money would be on Paul.
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    The #1 pick will be Martynas Andriuskevicius. 7'3" Lithuanian who's been working with Arvydas Sabonis for seveal years.

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    The #1 pick will be Martynas Andriuskevicius. 7'3" Lithuanian who's been working with Arvydas Sabonis for seveal years.
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    I think anyone who passes on Paul, assuming he's going to be in the draft, will be kicking themselves for years to come.

    When is Greg Oden coming out?

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    I'm hoping Bogut falls to #5 so we can get him.
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    I'm hoping Bogut falls to #5 so we can get him.
    Didnt you trade your pick to Phoenix?

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    Didnt you trade your pick to Phoenix?
    Yeah but they're protected like mad through 2010. I think this year's is like top 25 protected (or maybe next year's).

    Besides - we didn't have a 1st rd pick last year so we have to have one this year.
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    Yeah but they're protected like mad through 2010. I think this year's is like top 25 protected (or maybe next year's).

    Besides - we didn't have a 1st rd pick last year so we have to have one this year.

    Not true.

    The only way you have to have a pick THIS year is if you dont have a pick NEXT year.....

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    Not true.

    The only way you have to have a pick THIS year is if you dont have a pick NEXT year.....
    So you're saying that the only way we didn't have a pick last year was if we had one this year ...
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    BTW Rimfire, Larry Brown said he was "not flattered" with rumors linking his name with the Knicks next year. He said he loved Isiah, but he hasn't said anythign favorable about the Knicks roster in 4 or 5 years.

    Just FYI.

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    He said he loved Isiah, but he hasn't said anythign favorable about the Knicks roster in 4 or 5 years.
    That's just because he hasn't seen Siggy yet.
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