Blazers should pick evans, teague, terrence williams or collison
Blazers should pick these players in this order:
1. Ty Evans
3. Terence Williams
Evans because of his versatility and I like how he's proven already. Teague can be another solid young PG to compete with bayless. Williams can play well in the open court at the SF and pass well in a blazer offense. and darren collison can also play PG well and UCLA players have come out to play well in a biggr court.
what do you guys think?
They only have 1 first round pick
I think the Blazers will pick Patrick Mills or possibly Eric Maynor.
They want a PG since Steve Blake is not the long term answer for them.
They have 23th pick...i think Ty Evans and Jeff Teague aren't available in this moment. T-WILL would be good pick.
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Those guys are all really talented, but I think the blazers situation is unique because they really dont need anyone but solid role players with great attitudes. Evans, Williams and Collision are all solid but where would they play? Blake is too valuable to the tam for him to walk (in other words, an extension is coming), and webster is coming back next year, creating a huge log jam at the guards.
If I were Pritchard, I look the players available to us at that time, and I think the best player to get would be Dejuan Blair. Instead of the length that the blazers already have, they would be getting the toughness, 'your-not-gonna-push-us-around' attitude that would make the blazers the best offensive rebounding team for years to come. All the rebounds come from the center positions, so this would give us another solid rebounder
Although they can always drat some european prospect, let him play for a couple years overseas, then when he is ready come play for the blazers. I dont mind this at all; it worked well with rudy
blazers dont need a point guard. between sergio and jerryd(underrated as hell) they have their pg of the future. wat they need is a capable small forwrd or backup power forward to help the team. they pretty much set all over tho
I agree with apeizner
Yea they shuld go international this year and draft Donatas Motiejunas, his game reminds me of Gasol, and hey i wouldnt mind being compared to him
I agree with you to the fullest... The Blazers don't need anyone but a back-up PF since they don't use Frye at all (N he's soft and a FA)... Dejuan Blair would thrive in Portland because of a great organization and team... Jerryd Bayless and Sergio Rodriguez are both considered Rookies so to go out and get a PG (and in a weak draft) who are no way near their level isn't a good idea.
The blazers have B. Roy, Rudy, Webster, Outlaw, and Batum at the 2-3, no need for another rookie wasting bench space... Do they need to get better at that 3 position? Maybe, depends on who you ask, but is it coming from the draft? NO!!! ITS A WEAK DRAFT....... It would make more sense to trade some of those players at the 2-3 and get a very solid, veteran SF (like they tried to do). I just hope they don't sign one in the off-season without getting rid of players...
frye's game is similar to that of aldridge and perhaps getting someone like blair would be good...
i can see webster going just because his deal will expire before that 2010 FA class comes out
I think Portland should try to add some depth to that promising core of big men they have. I would love to see Dejuan Blair on that team and even a tyler hansbrough would excel as a role player in Nate McMillan's tough, rugged, controlled system. And considering that they will probably be picking at the end of the 1st round, picking hansbrough at that point in the draft wouldnt be that big of a reach.
But the one guard that I wouldnt mind seeing them take is eric maynor. He reminds me soooo much of a pg version of B. Roy. And i think he would be able to play on the court with Bayless. Maynor and Roy would form the most poised backcourt in the league.
I meant when first round comes, those are the ppl i feel blazers should get whoever is available.
I don't think blair will last till blazers draft and even if he does, I don't think he's a best fit. Greg oden already has limited range, so Blair essentially does a similar job. I know blake, bayless and sergio is already good, but i think teague and collison are too good and have traits that can't be overlooked.
I like some parts of Maynor's game, but he's no Roy. His offensive game seem to be way too limited and should only be good from a defensive standpoint.
Yes, blazers have a lot of SF already, but I don't think any of them can be seem as a championship team starter. I would like to see blazers bring in my talent for a potential star at the SF.
I like to see toughness in blazer too and I think those 4 players all have toughness. Blair can be tough, but his size limits him at the PF position.
Tyreke Evans is only effective with the ball and if I had to pick, I would want the ball in B. Roy's hand. Also Evans doesnt contain many of the qualities to be a successful pg in the NBA such as quickness, consistent jumper, ability to initiate a half court offense consistently. He got many of his points in college by overpowering smaller guards and he wont be able to do that in the NBA. So, I don't think he'd be a good fit with the blazers. I think he needs to go to the right team to excel. I think he could be as good as a Rodney Stuckey possibly or he can be like a flip murray who provides instant offense off the bench.
Darren Collison was a very good college player but I just don't think his game will translate to the NBA. I'm a UCLA fan and I loved his game at UCLA, but he just isn't strong enough and big enough to be successful in the league. He makes jumpers when he's open but its going to be very hard for him to get his shot off in the NBA. Although he is a good on ball defender and he has long arms and quick hands, he gets overpowered by guard way too easily (i.e. Daniel Hackett, D. Rose, even taylor rochestie from wash. st. gave him some trouble). I would personally love to see him be successful in the NBA for many years, but I just don't think its gonna happen.
Jeff Teague is VERY talented but I think he needs to come back for another year. The Blazers don't need to draft any more players who they will need to groom. Plus, they already have a young pg with a ton of talent who really hasn't seen playing time this year (Jerryd Bayless)
Terrence Williams I like a lot even though his ceiling isn't that high. He fills up the stat sheet and would be a good role player on a team already filled with up and coming stars. However Portland already has a log jam of young talent at SF. But if he keeps working on his jumper ( because he has good mehanics) and devlops the mindset of becoming a lockdown defender cause he definitely has the physical tools to do so, he could potentially end up being like a james posey/boris diaw. Those are big IFs though
I know all those players have weakness, but with blazers late first round pick, I still think those players are the best choices. Who would you think is a better option? I don't think Maynor can play better than collison or teague, and I think Blair is too undersized and doesn't have range.
the blazers should trade their pick for a solid vet who can help mentor all those young players they got.those &$#%#&@!s are gonna be a problem.
SF Nicolas Batum, Travis Outlaw
SG Brandon Roy, Rudy Fernandez
The Blazers have so much depth at SF and SG, I think what they need is a PG.
Teague will be gone and Collison is a second round pick.
I think the Blazers will choose PG Eric Maynor or Patrick Mills.
what about duhon?
i can go with a eric maynor or patrick mills pick also.
maynor, teague and mills are the picks for them
I kind of figured thats what you were talking about...
First off, again, I disagree with drafting a point guard with this position; Teague is a shoot first point guard who I can see as being a huge spark off the bench for some club (quickest example that comes to mind= bobby jackson) but not Portland. With Portland being one of the best scoring benches in the league right now, it wouldn't make sense to try to improve an area that is statistical already one of the best. We essentially have the same player in Bayless, who has provided incredible efficency with the amount of time he is given. Imagine when he actually has the confidence/green light to shoot his jumper...To quickly sum up the other PG's: Collision is a great defensive PG with experience, and Maynor is as cool as they come with composure, but comparing those PG's with what portland already has, I wouldn't take any of them.
With my original point in how the blazers really don't need anyone right now, with drafting Blair, I agree he is undersized (his wingspan and strength makes up for some) and wouldn't provide a shot blocking presence, and I think its those reasons why he will be available to them. Watching the Blazers play against the best teams, I think besides experience the one thing that they are lacking is toughness. Not necessarily mental toughness (because I think that comes with experience), but if some opponent were to push us, who would push back? This is someone like blair would come into play.
Not only would Blair bring strength/toughness (The flip he gave Thabeet an example), but he has a great attitude (he is always smiling on the court), not to mention he always has his teammates back. And if I were an opponent, I would not want to mess with him: he has the size of a NFL lineman who is WAY more intimadating then Big Baby Davis. He will make everyone better in practice, even if he doesnt play a minute, and I think he has the personality to accept that.
My point is that I still dont think we need anyone. Not just through the draft but through free agency as well, as I think the only thiing we need is growth and experience. In other words, i hope they RE-SIGN EVERYONE (except Frye...I mean he is ok, but there is a better version of him in LaMarcus). Something that can always be improved with great characters is chemistry, and Blair would provide that. Even if he only played about 5 minutes a game and did 3 fouls in that segment, he would change our mentality from a finesse team to both finesse and tough.