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    Griffin looks a lock for the Clippers...but he could still be trade bait.

    Memphis wants Thabeet and hope him and Gasol are a fit.

    Thunder have to decide between Harden or Rubio...most likely they'll take Harden since his passing skills and shooting would best compliment and hide Westbrook's weaknesses....

    IMO, Westbrook/Harden/Durant/Green/Collinson is a nice team to build with for the future.

    Sacramento takes a PG...if Rubio goes 1-3...Jennings/Holiday/even Curry may be possibilities.

    Washington either trades down for a young PG a place or two or just reaches slightly thus Hill goes to a team in 6 to 8 range. Stephon Curry to Washington?

    My wildcard is the T-Wolves if they really want Thabeet they have 18th and 28th picks so a deal could be done with Memphis. 6th and 18th for 2nd is hard to judge but would seem reasonable. Wallace could take Hill if he needs a PF and 18th pick he would be in range for a PG or the likes of Hansborough, Mullens, Johnson etc. The T-Wolves get Thabeet who compliments Jefferson and Love and can add another piece with their 28th pick.

    Another idea could be GSW are still unhappy with Ellis and trade him to say Memphis for 2nd pick and Darko. Memphis gets Ellis who can play alongside Mayo with Conley as an impact 6th man. GSW get Rubio who lands in Cali and can play on a Nellieball team; similar to his team in Spain. GSW can then use the 7th pick as normal and add whatever piece they want.


    Harden seems to be the favorite for the OKC pick now and if he doesn't go there he won't slip past Washington at #5.

    Ty Lawson is slipping and looks to go to Philly or Atlanta in the mid first round.

    James Johnson is getting late lottery or right after lottery looks by Phoenix, Detroit, Chicago.

    Charlotte is very high on Stephen Curry. Washington, Minnesota, GS, NY are also looking at him.

    NY if they can't land Rubio or Curry would look at their second tier guys Evans or Holiday.
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    If Memphis passes on Rubio for Thabeet, they're retarded. Thabeet will most likely be a bust, and it's not like they have a franchise PG already. Conley is a nice player, but not on the level of Rubio.

    OKC should take Thabeet, IMO. They have 2 guys who need the ball, in Durant and Westbrook. They need a defensive center to guard the paint. If Thabeet's gone, draft Harden and trade Green for an up and coming center. Maybe they could get Bosh or Amare?

    Sacramento is pretty much ass at every position. Hawes and Thompson might be decent. If Rubio doesn't fall to them, that franchise is in trouble.

    Rubio to GSW would be a good fit. Would be fun to watch that team.

    I heard the Nets were interested in James Johnson. Not sure if it's true, or if they're still interested. They should draft Earl Clark if he's there. They need a good small forward.

    I'm surprised Larry Brown likes Stephen Curry. Doesn't seem like a good fit. Curry has no defense, and would excel in an uptempo system, unlike Brown's. Besides the fact they already have Felton and Augustin.
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    Memphis should take Rubio and use Conley as trade bait for a pf or center. Gasol is better then Thabeet anyway.

    Harden is perfect for the Thunder.

    Kings are super lucky if Rubio falls to them at 4. Nice young backcourt with Kevin Martin.

    Wizards and Wolves will take Harden, Hill, Evans or DeRozan.

    Warriors will take Curry, Jennings, Evans or Flynn.

    Curry, Holiday or Evans will be a Knick.

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    <o:smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" images="" smilies="" icon_surprised.gif="" border="0" alt="" title="Surprised" smilieid="2" class="inlineimg"></o:smarttagtype> i could see griffin/davis deal to okc.

    the grizz are in a bind.thabeet/gasol is going to be horrible, but rubio mayo doesn't exactly fit.mayo is a ball dominant guard, and rubio needs to have the ball to do what he does.plus they have conley.they might go hill.maybe they draft rubio hoping to get lee in a sign and trade.

    i think <st1:city w:st="on"><st1>sacramento</st1></st1:city> is going evans.some team at the top seems to reach for a player, and they seem like that team to me.

    the warriors will take curry.ellis curry could work.









    bottom line is, we need to get more than just a pg in this draft.
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    Originally Posted by ANU
    <o:smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" images="" smilies="" icon_surprised.gif="" border="0" alt="" title="Surprised" smilieid="2" class="inlineimg"></o:smarttagtype> i could see griffin/davis deal to okc.

    the grizz are in a bind.thabeet/gasol is going to be horrible, but rubio mayo doesn't exactly fit.mayo is a ball dominant guard, and rubio needs to have the ball to do what he does.plus they have conley.they might go hill.maybe they draft rubio hoping to get lee in a sign and trade.

    i think <st1:city w:st="on"><st1>sacramento</st1></st1:city> is going evans.some team at the top seems to reach for a player, and they seem like that team to me.

    the warriors will take curry.ellis curry could work.









    bottom line is, we need to get more than just a pg in this draft.

    iono.
    When was the last time two combo guards worked?

    Both need the ball to be effective...

    Knixy, Gasol can play PF....Memphis desperate need size and a shot blocker. Conley is a good PG, drafting Rubio would make the Conley pick a waste.

    Rubio will most likely fall to 4 or be traded if he gets drafted 2/3.

    Memphis and Golden State have no use for him since they made comitments to their lottery pick PG's top 5 lottery pick btw....in Conley/Westbrook. Memphis even traded Lowry to make room for Conley's development.

    Rubio to Sacramento is really possible.

    Rubio falling to 7 is the dumbest thing I've heard all NBA draft season.


    Knicks would be better off with Lawson or Flynn.

    Curry/Evans/Holiday are all suspect.

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    Originally Posted by Knixy
    Memphis should take Rubio and use Conley as trade bait for a pf or center. Gasol is better then Thabeet anyway.

    Harden is perfect for the Thunder.

    Kings are super lucky if Rubio falls to them at 4. Nice young backcourt with Kevin Martin.

    Wizards and Wolves will take Harden, Hill, Evans or DeRozan.

    Warriors will take Curry, Jennings, Evans or Flynn.

    Curry, Holiday or Evans will be a Knick.
    if chris wallace grows some balls, hed be trying as hard as he can to try and package that deal revolving around gay+conley for stoudemire. if they got stoudmire, then they wud draft rubio, and have a core of mayo-rubio-stoudemire. not to shabby, but i doubt the guy who traded pau gasol for kwame brown has the brains or balls to pull the trigger

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    Originally Posted by knickzrulezH20
    if chris wallace grows some balls, hed be trying as hard as he can to try and package that deal revolving around gay+conley for stoudemire. if they got stoudmire, then they wud draft rubio, and have a core of mayo-rubio-stoudemire. not to shabby, but i doubt the guy who traded pau gasol for kwame brown has the brains or balls to pull the trigger
    Gay is too special to trade, the guy is simply a star already. Stoudemire isn't going anywhere as his stock is way down after eye surgery, you don't know if that is a career ending issue. He also doesn't play any defense, he reminds me of David Lee on defense. A core of Rubio, Mayo, Gay, I like more. Damn that team would jump out the roof with the right coach.

    btw, Gasol's brother is so freaking slow, Memphis is acting like you need players to compliment him. Compliment what?

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    this is don nelson we're talking about.most mock drafts have him taking a guard anyway.curry would be a better fit than jennings.

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