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Old 12-28-2012, 02:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2008 NBA Draft class

Rose / Dragic / Hill / Chalmers
Westbrook / Gordon / Mayo / Lee
Gallinari / Moute / Batum
Love / Ibaka / Jordan / Anderson/Thompson
Lopez / Hibbert / Asik / Pekovic/McGee/Koufos


Where do you think this draft class sits next to 96 03 and of course 84?

Does it have ability to challenge the great drafts?
3 of those players I would put in the top fifteen in the game at the moment.
It is their 5th season.

Gordon has the ability to be the best SG in the game one day.
Lopez and Hibbert could contend for best centre one day they have the tools.
Gallinari was ballin till his injury.
Ibaka Jordan Asik Moute are great defenders who bring different intangibles.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2008 NBA Draft class

I will give this a little more attention when I get a minute, but there's not way this class will ever catch any of the three you mentioned.
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Gordon has the ability to be the best SG in the game one day.
Lopez and Hibbert could contend for best centre one day they have the tools.
Says more about the sorry state of those positions than anything.

This class has nothing on the ones you mentioned.
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Rose is the only real star listed. Kevin Love is the 2nd best player, that would not be the case in any of the other top draft classes you mentioned.
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Re: 2008 NBA Draft class

Barring massive improvement and emergence, Derrick Rose, Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook are the only players in that group right now who are more than rotation to starter material.
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Re: 2008 NBA Draft class

I think this class might challenge the 96 and 03 class at the very least.

Rose needs to match LeBron (not going to happen)
Westbrook needs to match Wade (I think he will be better especially as Wade's injuries set in, frnakly I think he is already better player now(not career))
Love needs to match Anthony (He has the tools and a good young team)
Gordon needs to match Bosh (He has the tools but needs to play injuries can't destroy him)

96 ofcourse had many MVPs Bryant Nash Iverson. They also had the greatest shooter of all time in Ray.
A good centre in O'Neal and some guys who balled for short periods of time.

Rose needs to match Bryant (which I dont think he can do)
Westbrook needs to match Iverson (frankly i have always seen him as a bigger AI and think he will be better)
Love needs to match Nash (Assists v Rebounds no defence :-) I think Love can match him)
Gordon needs to match Allen (not going to happen)

But in Ibaka Lopez Hibbert Gallinari Moute Dragic etc etc there are potential all stars who can outshine those in 96.

84
Rose needs to match Jordan (not going to happen)
Westbrook needs to match Hakeem (not going to happen)
Love needs to match Barkley (not going to happen)
Gordon needs to match Stockton (not going to happen)

But some might call it a deeper class than 84.
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Re: 2008 NBA Draft class

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84
Rose needs to match Jordan (not going to happen)
Westbrook needs to match Hakeem (not going to happen)
Love needs to match Barkley (not going to happen)
Gordon needs to match Stockton (not going to happen)

But some might call it a deeper class than 84.
no, probably not

you may be forgetting:

Sam Perkins
Otis Thorpe
Alvin Robertson
Kevin Willis
Jay Humphries
Jon Stockton
Michael Cage
Vern Fleming
Jerome Kersey
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