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Mock Draft 3.1 I decided to change it up a bit...NO TRADES BUT GOOD COMMENTARY.

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espn

that's the only site that actually says that griz wants thabeet. it's conflicting with this site: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/may/22/griz-plan-visit-talk-wi...

i don't know bout you but i'm going with the local writers from memphis.

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i cant find

Im gonna look for the link....I will post when i find it

But i think Thabeet would be a better fit with Mem instead of Rubio

Also, what did u think of my mock?

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If you take Hill you give up a chance for the playoffs. IF you take Evans you have a chance for playoffs in east because the guy could get 15ppg with that team. If you take Hill you put him on the bench to learn from Bosh for 1 year. then who does he have to teach him Bargnani? Hill is not the answer for any team but definately not the Raps.

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thats why

I dont think thats true.

Bosh- C
Hill-PF
Bargani-SF
Graham-SG
Calderon-PG

And i also put Hill there think the Raptors would be smart to Trade Bosh.

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also

I will updated my mock on Monday

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people are

people are ranking him high because he can play D along with his Upside.

He was a top defender at UCLA, he also showed he is a great combo guard. The numbers wont show it but he is not bad.'

I put him at 6 because with Rubio and Jennings off the board, Holiday makes sense as a good PG who can defend.

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makes sense

That makes sense. I like your mock. Almost good enough to be an acurate guess

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thanks

Thanks...i think i gotta make some changes in the top 5 tho...

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Well.....................

Ricky rubio seems like he doesnt want to play for OKC or Memphis tho, so that would be the only thing worth changing

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true

I know...but will teams bypass him or use him as a chip to Trade?

This reminds me when The bucks wanted Noah and he said no so he fell.

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thats right

They should use him as a chip to trade to phoenix in a stoudemire deal. That way phoenix gets their point gaurd

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I like that

I would like that idea if they had a side deal in which you are trading NASH as well to get more players.

tell me what u think

Memphis- Rubio, Mihm, Arthur and Jaric
Phenoix- Stoudemire, Tucker

Mihm and Jaric would help because Stoudemire has a big contract.

and then

Pheonix- Nash, Dudley
Portland- Webster, Outlaw and Pryzbilla

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That is a good idea

I absolutely LOVE that idea. I think that trading Nash and Dudley(who i actually want to stay with the suns because of his attitude and work ethic) is a good idea, as long as the suns get outlaw and pryzbilla.

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man

That roster would be crazy

PG-Rubio
SG-Richardson ( who would be next to go)
SF-Outlaw
PF-Arthur
C- Shaq

bench
Webster
Barbosa
Mihm
Przbilla
Jaric
Gorbic (the PG)

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i know

That would be playoff bound team. Why would you send Richardson away and for who?

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well

Because he showed you last year...he's not a great SG. He is a typical great SG on a non-winning team ( Think Jamal Crawford)

I think i would let him get his value up and ship him away....

and another thing....Trade him for a expiring contract...if u can get a expiring contract ( T-mac) and Shaq's 22 mil off the books, your automatically in the 2010 race

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makes sense

But J-rich was a solid scorer for them last season 17ppg. Plus, T-mac is injured every other month. I do agree that they should lose shaqs 22 mil salary. Who would they trade for him?????? I was thinking maybe they could trade him for a future 1st rounder and a young player. Tell me what you think

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i got an idea

If i was the Suns and i made all these trades...I would try to find a way to trade J-rich for

Marvin Williams or Andre Iguadala

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Oh yeah

When it comes down to Patty Mills, do you think that he is of good enough quallity to become a top 20 pick

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2 things

1st- Im updating my mock Tomarrow instead of Monday

2nd- Yes. Mills is a pure PG. He could go 18 to Minn or 19 to ATL.

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What are you going to change on your mock?

Are you going to move Ricky Rubio into the #4 spot?????

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One more thing

Where do you have Budinger? Dont you think he's a lottery pick?

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to answer both

1st- Im gonna change it up because im gonna move some people up ( Budinger, Lawal) and move some people down ( Rubio, Hoilday)

2nd- Yea. Budinger is a mystery guy in this draft.He can go as high as 10 and he could go as low as 25 because many teams think he is not tough,

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I think hes gonna go

He will probably be the Nets pick at 11

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yes

He could go there.

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Thats what I was thinking

You have a good basketball mind. Whats your favorite team.

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nets @ 11

if earl clark falls to them at 11, if not i think it's james johnson (if they're looking to get an sf) probably not bundinger. he'll go somewhere in the mid to late 1st round.

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Fan

Im actually a Knicks fan.

Rivals-I agree but Budinger can provide right away

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Ohhhhhhhh

You are pretty lucky with this draft. You get Steph Curry. Nations leading scorer. That should be exciting.

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or

or you get Derozan, that is also pretty exciting.

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but

we had no 2010 pick in round 1

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That doesn't matter. Your

That doesn't matter. Your team is destined for great things. The Knicks opened up salary cap space for Lebron and possibly D-Wade. So, That would be an amazing team if you have Steph Curry, D-Wade (at sg), and Lebron (at sf). You guys would be unstopable. I also hope that they resign Nate Robinson. That would be a huge plus!

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Also

Why is Tyler Hansbrough ranked so low in the mocks. He is an outstanding player. It just doesn't make sense to me

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i hope so

I think we not getting Lebron.

If im NYK, i want anthony randolph from gs.

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anthony randolph?

Do you like D'antoni. Why you guys not gettin LB

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overall

I like Dantoni

LBJ is not going to NY. He looks to happy in CLeveland.

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Ok then, why isnt hansbrough

Ok then, why isnt hansbrough going higher in the draft?

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because

Many NBA teams don't wanna invest in a guy who is not athletic and all he will be in the NBA is a hustle player

Basically, he is a waste pick.

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But still

In my opinion, Tyler Hansborough is a great player. He is UNC's all time leadiing scorer, he gets to the foul line frequently, and he gets rebounds. Even though he's not athletic, he has great credentials.

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cred

all the college awards mean nothing in the end. Yea he is a great college star all time but it wont translate to the NBA.

He got to the foul line alot because he hustled and alot the players he faced were undersized, out of position and non-nba prospects.

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true,

true,

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on that note

Thanbk you...good questions and tomorrow

Check out MOCK DRAFT 3.5!!!!!

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Alright

Alright man I will, take care

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The Grizzlies wont pass on

The Grizzlies wont pass on Rubio because they already have Conley. That doesnt even make sense. The Grizzlies have the second pick. Rubio is the second best player. They should take the second best player. Period. The end. Everything else will work itself out. Plus you say they already have Thabeet. Well they also already have Marc Gasol. If Kevin Durant was in this draft and the Grizzlies already had Rudy Gay your saying they should pass on Durant and pick Horford?Also the "Rubio doesnt want to play in Memphis" stuff has been shot down as a false internet report.

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to clear things up

Chris Herrington of MemphisFlyer.com wrote this: "The order of the day, as I play catch-up, is fallout from Chad Ford's report that Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley is pushing to take Hasheem Thabeet #2 over the dissent of his basketball staff.

Before I split town this morning, I heard Commercial Appeal Grizzlies beat writer Ron Tillery — who is certainly closer to Heisley than any other NBA media person — shoot this down on his radio show, saying that Heisley wasn't particularly enamored with Thabeet and also saying that Heisley told him directly that the Grizzlies are going to make a hard push to get up to #1 and take Blake Griffin.

Team insiders I've talked to have also denied the report, implying that Heisley isn't familiar enough with Thabeet to be sold on him. But no one will say the Grizzlies wouldn't [draft] Thabeet or some other player at #2 rather than Ricky Rubio. I get the sense from talking to multiple team sources over the past couple of days that complications surrounding Rubio — from his agent to his buyout to the threat of him pulling out of the draft — are a concern."

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