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  • Originally posted by Ichi View Post

    I also sure would love giving a perfect fit player to an Eastern up-and-comer like Philly for a 2nd round pick, while we have a lot of guys already on rookie contracts in the same talent-range as late 1st rounders in this draft.
    I just feel that we could do a lot more for our team with the $7mil than what McDermott brings us. McMillan's offense is not designed for him to be successful, in saying that I only think Philly would take McDermott if they lost out on Butler, Harris or both in free agency.

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    • There is simply too many variables to make an educated guess at who we might pick at this stage but barring a left field trade that could change the dynamic considerably I think there will remain one key hole on our roster whichever way KP goes.

      Irrespective of whether we sign one of the max or near max guys that are in the realms of possibility: Kemba, D'angelo, Tobias

      Or stock up with some second tier guys: Miro, Brogdan, Rubio, Randle

      Or even re up the roster and largely run it back: Thad, Bojan, DC/CJ

      The hole remains a big wing defender - we literally have nobody on the roster to throw at big time wing scorers or big guards or mobile 4s. Bojan is average but not a stopper, Doug is no good, Alize isnt here at this point. Vic's length means there isnt a huge range of guys he can go to and even then you'd prefer to lessen the workload and have him do heavy defensive duty only occasionally and deep in the playoffs. Perhaps sumner has a role like this to play down the track but Im not sure you can shift he up a position to defend. Thad did a little but if he had to defend down a position floor spacing became a mess on the other end so his utility was limited.

      It just seems almost any way we go this summer we have a roster spot for a guy who can at least make wing scorers work a bit harder.

      So who is that?

      De'andre Hunter who we'd have to trade up for.
      Sekou Doumbaya looks like he has the body but seems more of a project, might not have the mentality and we'd still need to trade into the top 10ish.
      Brandon Clarke...took a hit with measurements, but fits the bill, again possibly goes too early for us.
      Nassir Little - looks the part - hasnt proven anything yet.
      Thybulle, D and not much else?

      Can Grant Williams guard multiple positions? Does Horten-Tucker know how to use his unique body to defend?

      The saving grace of this draft might well be that it is full of options at this role. Anyone else I missed?
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      • Originally posted by Willbo View Post
        There is simply too many variables to make an educated guess at who we might pick at this stage but barring a left field trade that could change the dynamic considerably I think there will remain one key hole on our roster whichever way KP goes.

        Irrespective of whether we sign one of the max or near max guys that are in the realms of possibility: Kemba, D'angelo, Tobias

        Or stock up with some second tier guys: Miro, Brogdan, Rubio, Randle

        Or even re up the roster and largely run it back: Thad, Bojan, DC/CJ

        The hole remains a big wing defender - we literally have nobody on the roster to throw at big time wing scorers or big guards or mobile 4s. Bojan is average but not a stopper, Doug is no good, Alize isnt here at this point. Vic's length means there isnt a huge range of guys he can go to and even then you'd prefer to lessen the workload and have him do heavy defensive duty only occasionally and deep in the playoffs. Perhaps sumner has a role like this to play down the track but Im not sure you can shift he up a position to defend. Thad did a little but if he had to defend down a position floor spacing became a mess on the other end so his utility was limited.

        It just seems almost any way we go this summer we have a roster spot for a guy who can at least make wing scorers work a bit harder.

        So who is that?

        De'andre Hunter who we'd have to trade up for.
        Sekou Doumbaya looks like he has the body but seems more of a project, might not have the mentality and we'd still need to trade into the top 10ish.
        Brandon Clarke...took a hit with measurements, but fits the bill, again possibly goes too early for us.
        Nassir Little - looks the part - hasnt proven anything yet.
        Thybulle, D and not much else?

        Can Grant Williams guard multiple positions? Does Horten-Tucker know how to use his unique body to defend?

        The saving grace of this draft might well be that it is full of options at this role. Anyone else I missed?
        I have looked at a lot of these players and as long as the 18 is not a short player for their position especiallly at pg or sg we will have done well. This draft has a lot of players after say the top
        4 that there is not a lot of difference down to 20. Frankly this team needs a real powerforward or long shooting guard/small forward.
        He will not be available but Bruno Fernando would be great or Gafford or Kabengele.


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        • Moving up to an early second get a Windler, high on my list and others after that Talen or Wilkes or Paschall. Only player who is short I would consider in the second is Edwards.
          Cant move up in the second take Tacko
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          • If we keep the 18th pick; I want to draft a long, lanky and above average athletic player. I think in a really face paced offense, such a Player would make a huge difference.
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            • @WhatTheFFacts: Studies show that sarcasm enhances the ability of the human mind to solve complex problems!

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              • Originally posted by festar35 View Post

                I just feel that we could do a lot more for our team with the $7mil than what McDermott brings us. McMillan's offense is not designed for him to be successful, in saying that I only think Philly would take McDermott if they lost out on Butler, Harris or both in free agency.
                I do get that. I also agree McD isn't used well enough. I also think he's the best option to drop if Pacers need more money for something else. I just would rather find almost any other team for him sans Milwaukee.

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                • Nice find vnzla81 on the video.
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                  • Originally posted by vnzla81 View Post
                    His build just scares me, so hard to predict if his body will hold up
                    Sittin on top of the world!

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                    • If you look at who teams around the Pacers pick are doing then you have an idea on who they think are good enough to consider. Here are the first four
                      work outs for Boston.....


                      Brandon Clarke
                      SF
                      Gonzaga
                      Junior
                      15
                      ++++++++++++++++
                      Tyler Herro
                      SG
                      Kentucky
                      Freshman
                      19
                      ++++++++++++
                      Cameron Johnson
                      SF
                      North Carolina
                      Senior
                      22
                      ++++++++++++++
                      Daniel Gafford
                      C
                      Arkansas
                      Sophomore
                      31
                      +++++++++++++
                      Dylan Windler
                      SF
                      Belmont
                      Senior
                      34
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                      • Originally posted by owl View Post
                        If you look at who teams around the Pacers pick are doing then you have an idea on who they think are good enough to consider. Here are the first four
                        work outs for Boston.....


                        Brandon Clarke
                        SF
                        Gonzaga
                        Junior
                        15
                        ++++++++++++++++
                        Tyler Herro
                        SG
                        Kentucky
                        Freshman
                        19
                        ++++++++++++
                        Cameron Johnson
                        SF
                        North Carolina
                        Senior
                        22
                        ++++++++++++++
                        Daniel Gafford
                        C
                        Arkansas
                        Sophomore
                        31
                        +++++++++++++
                        Dylan Windler
                        SF
                        Belmont
                        Senior
                        34
                        I would be happy if we drafted any of those guys Haha

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                        • If the Pacers end up with a Bruno or Tacko in this draft that would make me happy.
                          Instant first name basis players from the get go
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                          • After a few workouts with teams Tacko Fall has moved from not drafted to 43 in the latest nbadraft.net mock. I still think the Pacers need to go get him by getting some teams early second rounder
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                            • KZ Okpala is who nbadraft has the Pacers taking at 18. Think Paul George. Same height with longer wingspan than PG

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd9px2_TufE

                              Don't look a gift horse in the mouth if this happens. In other words do not trade him away for short term goal. i.e. Kawhi Leonard
                              Last edited by owl; 05-30-2019, 04:30 AM.
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                              • Originally posted by owl View Post
                                KZ Okpala is who nbadraft has the Pacers taking at 18. Think Paul George. Same height with longer wingspan than PG

                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd9px2_TufE

                                Don't look a gift horse in the mouth if this happens. In other words do not trade him away for short term goal. i.e. Kawhi Leonard
                                KZ would be a great fit here. And I think you take a big like Bruno and figure it out later if you think hes the best player on the board. Hes all over the draft boards but nbadraftnet freakin loves him. They compare him to Hakeem lol..

                                https://www.nbadraft.net/players/bruno-fernando

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