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    Default Draft 2003

    finnaly we managed to restore the database corectly with alot of support from a lot of people
    in these about 2 weeks of break, important things had happened and we didn't had the chance to discuss them
    here, in this topic we should talk about the 03 Draft news, rumors, conclusions
    happy posting

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    Default KNICKS HOPING 7-FOOT KAMAN DROPS TO NO. 9

    June 25, 2003 -- Latrell Sprewell has lobbied Knicks management for a big post-up player to dump the ball inside and take heat off the perimeter. Antonio McDyess was supposed to be that guy last season. But no one can say for sure whether McDyess will ever be able to patrol the Knicks' post without his left kneecap exploding.

    So that is why the Knicks were so desperate to arrange an 8 p.m. workout for Central Michigan 7-foot center Chris Kaman last night. That is why the Knicks are crossing their fingers this true back-to-the-basket center drops to the No. 9 spot in tomorrow night's NBA Draft. They already know 6-10 power forward Chris Bosh won't be there at nine.

    Kaman has few workouts to the No. 6 Clippers, No. 5 Miami and No. 4 Toronto. Last night, Raptors new head coach Kevin O'Neill and their scouts flew in to Westchester and was permitted to watch the Kaman workout. Ironically, the Knicks and Raptors discussed swapping picks, with Sprewell heading to Canada. The Raptors reportedly were closing in on a deal with No. 12 Seattle but O'Neill said it was "looking at all possibilities."

    O'Neill, the former Knick assistant and Marquette coach, said his past relationship with Sprewell was no factor.

    "I've known him for a long time, he used to play pick-up games at our gym in Milwaukee but don't read anything into that," O'Neill said.

    The chances of Kaman falling to the ninth spot were diminished when 7-5 center Pavel Podzokline pulled out. If Kaman isn't there and the big men include Kansas' Nick Collison, Georgetown's Mike Sweetney and 7-foot small-forward project Maciej Lampe, the Knicks may decide to trade down. Layden will interview Sweetney today.

    Kaman averaged 22.4 points and 12.0 rebounds as a junior and Layden likes his preference for the low post.

    "He had a great workout," Layden said. "He did as good as he could've."

    "I got a lot stronger this past summer and that helped me a lot in the paint," said Kaman. "I was getting pushed around before. I still want to get stronger, especially playing in the post. Quickness doesn't always work."

    There's been some classic Layden misdirections the past nine days, ever since he said after Kansas' Kirk Hinrich's workout that he would consider drafting a point guard. That led to speculation the Knicks wanted to move up in the draft to get a crack at undersized Texas point guard T.J. Ford, whose stock has been dropping.

    That's mostly smokescreen. In truth, the Knicks would like to see both point guards snapped up in the top eight, which would allow Kaman to fall. If Ford fell to nine and Kaman was gone, the Knicks would consider the 5-10 jitterbug, with the option of trading him later. If the Knicks traded up to four, they'd likely snatch Bosh or Kaman.
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    if the knicks dont take collison there retarded they really are do not take KAMAN he looks like doleac my god you know collison is good keep it safe christ teh knicks will mess it up like retards i cant stand them now they want that polish guy?! theyre so stupid

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    collison could fall into our hands easily, or sweetney or pavel but i just can't imagine layden pulling up a good rookie. he'll screw everything again

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    Default ESPN Mock Draft

    1. Cavaliers
    LeBron James
    The only question left, does he play for the Cavs or Nike?

    2. Pistons
    (via Grizzlies)
    Darko Milicic
    As much of a lock as LeBron to Cleveland.

    3. Nuggets
    Carmelo Anthony
    He has a real locker, will he get some real teammates?

    4. Raptors
    Chris Bosh
    Bosh is the guy, but who'll be making this pick?

    5. Heat
    Maciej Lampe
    Riley breaks down, takes a foreign project.

    6. Clippers
    T.J. Ford
    Clippers don't need another PG, but ...

    7. Bulls
    Dwyane Wade
    Wade's versatility makes him the choice.

    8. Bucks
    (via Hawks)
    Kirk Hinrich
    With Lampe gone, Bucks take Payton's replacement.

    9. Knicks
    Chris Kaman
    Knicks get their big man, will it make a difference?

    10. Wizards
    Jarvis Hayes
    Wiz could use a scorer; still toughest lottery pick to predict.

    11. Warriors
    Reece Gaines
    Warriors make first move to replace Arenas.

    12. Sonics
    Nick Collison
    Sonics take polished big man and future leader.

    13. Grizzlies
    (via Rockets)
    Mickael Pietrus
    Did Jerry West find his next Kobe?

    14. Sonics
    (via Bucks)
    Luke Ridnour
    Sonics will nab a PG here -- if they still own pick.

    15. Magic
    Michael Sweetney
    Magic want a point, but Sweetney too good to pass on.

    16. Celtics
    Marcus Banks
    Is there a promise to appear here? We say so.

    17. Suns
    Zarko Cabarkapa
    Can Zarko be Phoenix's Dirk Nowitzki?

    18. Hornets
    Brian Cook
    Hornets don't go foreign, but could go West here.

    19. Jazz
    Aleksandar Pavlovic
    Jazz get a long-range shooter by way of Serbia.

    20. Celtics
    (via 76ers)
    Sofoklis Schortsanitis
    ''Baby Shaq" our pick among plenty of big choices for C's.

    21. Hawks
    (via Pacers)
    Boris Diaw
    This 6-9 "point" guard the yin to Jason Terry's yang.

    22. Nets
    Zoran Planinic
    Seems to be biggest lock outside top three picks.

    23. Trail Blazers
    Travis Outlaw
    "Jail Blazers" get their Outlaw.

    24. Lakers
    David West
    A-10's POY the pick over ACC's POY.

    25. Pistons
    Carlos Delfino
    The most underrated Euro in the draft.

    26. T-Wolves
    Troy Bell
    Bell cracks first round; returns to home state.

    27. Grizzlies
    (via Kings)
    Leandro Barbosa
    Brazilian point guard has Gary Payton like upside.

    28. Spurs
    Zaur Pachulia
    Spurs will draft big; have had eye on Europe this year.

    29. Mavericks
    Malick Badiane

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    here's some nice rows from today's post
    Layden has the ninth, 30th and 39th picks tonight. His priority is to either trade up, or turn Latrell Sprewell into a veteran with frontcourt size (Erick Dampier, Adonal Foyle, Jerome Williams or Stromile Swift) while gaining a solid draft prospect.

    Layden said he's willing to move up or down, possibly to No. 4 in a swap of picks with Toronto, with a shot at power forward Chris Bosh, or back to No. 11 where the Warriors select. "We'll investigate it right up until we make the pick," said Layden, who had extensive talks with the Warriors at this season's trading deadline.
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    in the end, i guess kaman will be the one
    i really hope there's gonna be a trade with the raps, even if it includes spree, the important thing is not to miss another playoff
    tonight's the big night

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    Sweetney, Lampe and Vranes, the knicks' 3 picks
    which of them do you think will have the biggets impact?
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    finaly an acceptable draft
    not sure about sweetney who actually could help spoon and harrington, but layden did a decent job by taking lampe. he'll probably be our next Center and give us some stability on the court
    what i wonder is that few days ago, nobody have heard about lampe, but last night everybody yelled his name

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    couldn't be any happier
    sweetney+lampe o gosh . but it gaved me the goosebumps when layden picked sweetney instead of maciej, i thought he'll be gone be the second round
    after all everything came out good for us and i'm hoping in a resurection over the summer

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    lampe still has an contract with real madrid and this could be an obstacle.
    so lets wait a little longer with the appreciations

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    the draft that changed the nba..... BUMP dat.

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    Originally Posted by Toons
    the draft that changed the nba..... BUMP dat.

    Have you just been looking through old threads the past day lol?


    But I find it hilarious that someone was happy at who we picked up in this historic draft. Mike Sweetney really had an impact for us!

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    Originally Posted by knickzrulezH20
    Mike Sweetney really had an impact for us!
    He gave the Knicks the once in a lifetime opportunity of trading for Eddy Curry.
    Last edited by knicksin60; Dec 07, 2010 at 23:32.

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    hahhahahahahaaha. wow so funny.

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    amazing 3/4 of those guys on that list aren't even in the NBA anymore...sad. Imagine thinking you just won the lottery getting picked to play in the NBA, and a few short years, your packing groceries at a local market

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