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1. Houston - Yao Ming - What can we all say? Everyone knew that he would be picked first by the Rockets, but many still weren't sure if it was for real. We had rumours going around about the Rockets trading the first pick, but after the trouble the Rockets went through to get this man, lets hope he pays off. Give him some time. That is the main thing. He is 22 and is gonna need some time to adjust to the NBA. 02-03 predicted stats - 11ppg 7 rpg 1.5 apg 2.5 bpg

2. Chicago - Jay Williams - After Houston confirmed that they would take Yao Ming with the first overall pick Bulls fans were all talk about Jay Williams. He had a great college career, and he will have an even better NBA career. This man will and right now even is a star. He is gonna take a team in his hands, look for the bulls to improve. 16ppg 4.5 rpg 6 apg

3. Golden State - Mike Dunleavy - Some people still aren't sure on this guy, but with him drawin comparisons to every white stiff there ever was, he still has the comparison of one of the greatest, Larry Bird. If he can be half the player Bird was, he will have a very productive career. 12ppg 6 rpg 2apg

4. Memphis - Drew Gooden - Where will this guy fit? A Memphis team that is filled with talent at almost every position. There is a clog at the PF position, and that may force Gooden to go play the 3 in the NBA at times. Will he be able to perform? Personally yes. Watch for him to have a great time in Memphis. 13ppg 7rpg 1.5apg

5. Denver - Nikoloz Tskitishvili - This guy I think will be impressive. Being compared to Pau Gasol, this guy could have an impact in Denver. It's just a matter of time and positioning for this kid, and we will see how the rotation fits in Denver. Will he start? come off the bench? They now have Nene, Skit, Juwan, and Camby to worry about so we'll see his minutes. 9ppg 4.5 rpg 1apg

6. Cleveland - Dajuan Wagner - Great pick for this team. If Miller leaves they have insurance. One of the main reasons Person was traded to Memphis was so that this kid would develop and take this team under his wings. We all know he is a scorer so that is what he will do in Cleveland. Watch out for this kid this year, he will turn some heads. 17ppg 3rpg 3apg

7. New York to Denver - Nene Hilario - How will this kid do? He wasn't received well by the Knicks fans when drafted, but not to worry he is going to Denver, Again its a matter of how many minutes he will get, the more the better. He will be a monster in a couple years. 9ppg 8rpg 1.5apg 2bpg

8. Clippers - Chris Wilcox - As Barkley said, "He was picked for another team or the Clippers are just stupid." All I can do is agree to that statement. I mean they have a bunch of PF's so I don't know how it will work out. Maybe one of Ely, Wilcox will be shipped off to Cleveland if a trade will ever be made. Keep your eyes open. 11ppg 8rpg 3apg

9. Phoenix - Amare Stoudemire - Hmmmmm. This is such a tough one. I am hoping he will have a great year and season, but I just don't think it will happen. He has a lot of maturing to do, so hopefully someone will take him under their wings in the desert. I'm hoping for the best for Amare. He is a good kid. If he gets the minutes, and works hard the sky is the limit for him. 8ppg 4rpg 1apg

10. Miami - Caron Butler - Maybe the best pick of the draft. A steal in some terms. He will do an amazing job in Miami and he will make the ten teams that passed on him pay. Like he said. He has the mix of young players and veterans in Miami to help him through his career so I think he will be one of the most productive picks from this years draft. 16 ppg 6 rpg 4 apg

11. Washington - Jared Jeffries - As many have you have heard me complain I think this kid will have a tough time adjusting to the NBA. I may be wrong but I will stick to my predictions. He is a physical liability and will get punished by the bigger and stronger PF's in the league. He needs to seriously bulk up, but not too much because it will affect his quickness and game, but just enough to be a decent defender. He has the talent to play 3 positions in the NBA, lets see what he can do. 10ppg 5 rpg 2 apg

12. Los Angeles - Melvin Ely - A surprise he went so high, but lets see what he can do before we start busting his chops. A PF problem in LA may cause this man to pack his suitcases and fly somewhere else, but no one yet knows for sure. An athletic big man, with great post moves, maybe the best of all the players with his back to his basket. A matter of minutes. 9ppg 6rpg 1.5apg

13. Milwaukee - Marcus Haislip - ????? I mean there were at least 3 better players available and they went for Haislip. Don't get me wrong this kid has potential, but why did he go so early? Milwaukee will have problems fitting him in I personally think but we will see what happens. Lets hope Mason beats him until he knows exactly what he's doing. 10.5 ppg 4.5 rpg 2 apg

14. Indiana - Fred Jones - A bust? Don't speak too soon. He may surprise a few people around the league. There is a reason why he was drafted at 14. It means that Indiana liked what they saw from this kid. Probably the most athletic man in the draft. Lets see what he does. Indiana is deep so minutes may be a concern. 7.5ppg 4.5rpg 3.5apg

15. Houston - Bostjan Nachbar - Not too many people know this guy, but he is a sweet shooter as many people say. Not everyone has got to see this kid play, but I was fortunate enough to in Slovenia last summer when Treviso played Welsch and Olimpija Ljubljana. Both players took over for their teams, but we will see how both of them fare to the NBA and its schedule. Yet again the Rockets take a foreign player. Good move. 10ppg 3rpg 4apg

16. Philadelphia Traded to GSW - Jiri Welsch - As mentioned above, has the skill to take over games. Has great defense. He was put ahead of European star Sani Becirovic in the playoffs because Becirovic was a defensive liability. Has a great touch anywhere from the floor. This is a guy that will have a productive career, from start to finish, kinda reminds me of a Chris Mullin type but much better. 10ppg 4rpg 3apg

17. Washigton - Juan Dixon - Many thought he would drop to the second round, but Washington didn't let him nabbing him with the 17th pick. He will take a lot of pressure off the backcourt, and will be able to fill in right away. He may be undersized to play the two but he has quickness. I think he will do just fine in the NBA. 7ppg 3rpg 4.5apg

18. Orlando Traded to Utah - Curtis Borchardt - Utah will have someone who will play the 5 for them this year. He is a big body and will take a lot to move so this kid will have his good days and bad. He is playing in a tough conference, but he will fit in right away with the help of Malone and Stockton. He will take the 5 from Ostertag, sharing minutes 50/50. This guy will be great in Utah. Utah was lucky to get someone like him. 13ppg 7.5rpg 1.5apg

19. Utah Traded to Orlando - Ryan Humphrey - A physically ready body. He won't get the time he might want in Orlando, but his development will take time so don't expect too much from his this year anyways. I personally think he is this years Jeryl Sasser for the Magic, and what did Sasser do last year? 5ppg 4rpg 2apg

20. Toronto traded to LA Lakers - Kareem Rush - Toronto fans were jumping up and down with this pick for Toronto, thinking how did he fall to us, we are the luckiest team in the NBA. Well we spoke and though to soon, and before we knew it he departed to the Lakers. A streaky shooter will give the Lakers some shooting touch from about everywhere on the floor. Good pick up for the Lakers, he will be a star. He might not see that much minutes behind Kobe and all, but I think he will get at least 15mpg. 10 ppg 3rpg 4apg

21. Portland - Qyntel Woods - The man the Lakers wanted. The Blazers we can also say got lucky with him, but there is also a reason why he fell to this spot. Too bad for him he won't find barely any minutes in the tight Portland rotation. Just like Randolph last year, he will have to be patient and wait his turn. Don't expect much from him this year Blazer fans. 5ppg 2rpg 1.5apg

22. Phoenix - Casey Jacobsen - Is this really what the Suns need? I thought they had the worst draft this year, because they got a high schooler who lacks experience and maturity, then we get a player, who is a slow footed shooter so to speak. He isn't as bad as we think he is. I mean how did he score all those points in college. He finds a way to get his shot off. He may not be able to always create for himself...but someone should feed him the ball......(NOT MARBURY) Will take a few years to get a hand of things. 6ppg 3rpg 2apg

23. Detroit - Tayshaun Prince - Also a man on the Lakers' wish list, went unexpectedly early to Detroit. Nobody thought he would go this early but he did and the Pistons nabbed him asap. I don't think he will have a productive rookie campaign either. He will struggle for minutes in Carlisle's rotation and may end up on the bench most of the time like last years Rodney White. Wait and see what happens. Lets see what he can do in the camps. 4ppg 1.5rpg 1.5apg

24. New Jersey - Nenad Krstic - He ain't comin over the seas folks. He's gonna spend another year in Europe playing ball. But, that's just what the Nets wanted. They didn't need to pay anymore so they made a cap move also by picking Krstic. With his stats he wasnt that impressive 4.5ppg 4rpg (somethin like that) so we have to wait and see what he does this year.

25. Denver traded to New York - Frank Williams - He will take over a team. This years Jamaal Tinsley so to speak. A player that was projected to go earlier but ended up going a bit later in the draft. He will need to work hard and prove his critics wrong this year, because he has a HUGE task in taking over the Knicks. He will have a shot at ROY. Watch out for him. 14ppg 6apg 3rpg

26. San Antonio traded to Philadelphia - John Salmons - I mean where did this guy come from? Did you see him in any mock drafts out there? I know I didn't! I don't know too much about this guy, and haven't heard much either, but I don't think he will get the minutes in Philadelphia. I think he will either spend the year on the IR, or just be a 10th or 11th man. But that depends. 3ppg 2rpg

27. La Lakers traded to Toronto - Chris Jeffries - A Lottery Pick if he didn't get injured halfway through his college campaign. He has the defense that any team needs, and that is a perfect fit for him in Toronto, where defense is unheard of (comin from raps fan too) He will get some major minutes in Toronto, and will turn out to be a surprise to many this year. He has the talent to play the 3 the 2 and the 1 as Lenny and GG stated. So a mix in minutes with those 3 positions will get him some much needed time on the floor. 10ppg 4rpg 4apg

28. Sacramento traded to Atlanta - Dan Dickau - Why did Atlanta do this trade? Terry was playing great at the point at the end of the year and was really showing that he can play that position, distributing the ball to all his players. Now, Dickau will come in and take over. He might lack the experience but he has time to develop as well. This will help the Hawks. They get depth at the 1 and will let Terry move to the 2 so he can take his shots. Dickau is a great shooter and will have a nice season in Atlanta. 7ppg 6apg 2rpg.


Roy - Butler - runner up Jay Williams, followed by Frank Williams

thats all folks PPPPLEASE DONT BE TOO HARSH ON ME!

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I don't think all of your stats are realistic. For example, Staudemire is probably less ready to contribute than Chandler and Curry were and they only got 6ppg and 4rpg on the worst team in the league.... I can't see Amare doing any better....

Also, players like Wilcox and Nene won't average 8rpg in their first years. Almost guaranteed.... Other than the stats, it was a good read!
 

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Originally posted by KC
I don't think all of your stats are realistic. For example, Staudemire is probably less ready to contribute than Chandler and Curry were and they only got 6ppg and 4rpg on the worst team in the league.... I can't see Amare doing any better....

Also, players like Wilcox and Nene won't average 8rpg in their first years. Almost guaranteed.... Other than the stats, it was a good read!
You never know about Nene. I just went out on a limb and predicted 8 rpg because if he does get minutes he could be dominate. Wilcox might be a stretch. but as i said its all about mins.

and about stoudemire, i said he would basically do decent. Chandler and Curry shared minutes throughout the season, but who else will be playin PF in Phoenix as much as Amare? Googs? Amare will have time, Curry and Chandler didn't necessarily.
 

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Amare will be behind a healthy Tom Gugliotta, Bo Outlaw, and possibly even Alton Ford. Jake Voskuhl also contributes minutes at the 4. Remember H.S. players rarely ever get good opportunities to play good minutes. Amare isn't ready....

As far as Nene getting over 8 rebounds, I'd say that's also a stretch. Last season 24 players averaged 8 rebounds or more per game. Only 1 of them was a rookie(Pau Gasol). Like I said, good job on the reviews, but the stats are off IMO....
 

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Amare will be behind a healthy Tom Gugliotta, Bo Outlaw, and possibly even Alton Ford. Jake Voskuhl also contributes minutes at the 4. Remember H.S. players rarely ever get good opportunities to play good minutes. Amare isn't ready....

As far as Nene getting over 8 rebounds, I'd say that's also a stretch. Last season 24 players averaged 8 rebounds or more per game. Only 1 of them was a rookie(Pau Gasol). Like I said, good job on the reviews, but the stats are off IMO....
are those the only ones? cuz if they are i still think i did pretty good with everyone else.....unless there are more....im happy with my predictions
 

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Pretty good post, I agreed with a lot of things you say in the post.

Only problem is why do you think Humphrey will not play on Orlando, he is just like Charles Outlaw. Ryan is athletic and is a undersized 4 that will hustle a team to death. Did you here what he did in the Chicago Pre draft camp? He jumped over a player chasing a loose ball and almost broke his neck! Yeah that is dumb be it is the heart and hustle Orlando needs with the loss of Outlaw, in economics terms he is a less expensive Charles Outlaw.
 

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lookin at Orlando's situation,

I say Humphrey won't get that many minutes because...

the front line...

Hunter, DeClercq,Garrity,Ewing,Grant(hes retired??),Hill,Reid, and Monty Williams are sharing 3 positions combined, figuratively speaking. thats 8 people between 3 positions

so that makes it awfully hard for a ninth person to fit in the front line.....but i know some of those players won't be there come seasons time.....but im just saying...even if three leave....7 will be left to share....so i dunno.....i may be wrong
 

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I think Nene might get a good number of rebounds, he has a great wingspan and is pretty powerful. Amare will be good i think. btw, he wont be behing a healthy googs, he is still not rehabilitated yet, and the suns said he will get good minutes, meaning he will not most likely be behind outlaw. Alton Ford is a sf and was one of the last picks of the draft last year, and was on the suns IR last year for most of the season. I think Amare will have a better first year than any of last years high schoolers, but the rest of his career is up to him.
 

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Not bad...but if the players put up those kind of numbers in their first years..this will be the best class ever.
 

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Originally posted by sundevilPAT
I think Nene might get a good number of rebounds, he has a great wingspan and is pretty powerful. Amare will be good i think. btw, he wont be behing a healthy googs, he is still not rehabilitated yet, and the suns said he will get good minutes, meaning he will not most likely be behind outlaw. Alton Ford is a sf and was one of the last picks of the draft last year, and was on the suns IR last year for most of the season. I think Amare will have a better first year than any of last years high schoolers, but the rest of his career is up to him.
That is your opinion, but with no jumper and minimal post moves, how is he going to score?

By the way, Alton Ford is 6'9" 275, he is far from a SF....
 

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Alton Ford is 69 260 pounds. He is not a SF. I think Amare Stoudemire will get playing time because googs getting injured is almost inevitable. And outlaw is better as a backup because of the energy he brings off the bench. Also, Jake Voshkul is our backup C because we have no one else that can play that position besides Tskadalidis.
 

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I don't see Chris Jefferies putting up 10ppg in his Rookie season.:no: Maybe in his second season. I agree with most of the analysis, but I think that some of the stats will be off.;)
 

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As long as u got Butler winning ROY,I could give a DAMN about the rest!

I only see 4 maybe 5 players making significant impacts this season.

1. Butler
2. Jay
3. Hilario
4. Wagner
5. Stoudemire - lets hear it KC.
 

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1. Houston - Yao Ming - What can we all say? Everyone knew that he would be picked first by the Rockets, but many still weren't sure if it was for real. We had rumours going around about the Rockets trading the first pick, but after the trouble the Rockets went through to get this man, lets hope he pays off. Give him some time. That is the main thing. He is 22 and is gonna need some time to adjust to the NBA. 02-03 predicted stats - 11ppg 7 rpg 1.5 apg 2.5 bpg

2. Chicago - Jay Williams - After Houston confirmed that they would take Yao Ming with the first overall pick Bulls fans were all talk about Jay Williams. He had a great college career, and he will have an even better NBA career. This man will and right now even is a star. He is gonna take a team in his hands, look for the bulls to improve. 16ppg 4.5 rpg 6 apg

3. Golden State - Mike Dunleavy - Some people still aren't sure on this guy, but with him drawin comparisons to every white stiff there ever was, he still has the comparison of one of the greatest, Larry Bird. If he can be half the player Bird was, he will have a very productive career. 12ppg 6 rpg 2apg

4. Memphis - Drew Gooden - Where will this guy fit? A Memphis team that is filled with talent at almost every position. There is a clog at the PF position, and that may force Gooden to go play the 3 in the NBA at times. Will he be able to perform? Personally yes. Watch for him to have a great time in Memphis. 13ppg 7rpg 1.5apg

5. Denver - Nikoloz Tskitishvili - This guy I think will be impressive. Being compared to Pau Gasol, this guy could have an impact in Denver. It's just a matter of time and positioning for this kid, and we will see how the rotation fits in Denver. Will he start? come off the bench? They now have Nene, Skit, Juwan, and Camby to worry about so we'll see his minutes. 9ppg 4.5 rpg 1apg

6. Cleveland - Dajuan Wagner - Great pick for this team. If Miller leaves they have insurance. One of the main reasons Person was traded to Memphis was so that this kid would develop and take this team under his wings. We all know he is a scorer so that is what he will do in Cleveland. Watch out for this kid this year, he will turn some heads. 17ppg 3rpg 3apg

7. New York to Denver - Nene Hilario - How will this kid do? He wasn't received well by the Knicks fans when drafted, but not to worry he is going to Denver, Again its a matter of how many minutes he will get, the more the better. He will be a monster in a couple years. 9ppg 8rpg 1.5apg 2bpg

8. Clippers - Chris Wilcox - As Barkley said, "He was picked for another team or the Clippers are just stupid." All I can do is agree to that statement. I mean they have a bunch of PF's so I don't know how it will work out. Maybe one of Ely, Wilcox will be shipped off to Cleveland if a trade will ever be made. Keep your eyes open. 11ppg 8rpg 3apg

9. Phoenix - Amare Stoudemire - Hmmmmm. This is such a tough one. I am hoping he will have a great year and season, but I just don't think it will happen. He has a lot of maturing to do, so hopefully someone will take him under their wings in the desert. I'm hoping for the best for Amare. He is a good kid. If he gets the minutes, and works hard the sky is the limit for him. 8ppg 4rpg 1apg

10. Miami - Caron Butler - Maybe the best pick of the draft. A steal in some terms. He will do an amazing job in Miami and he will make the ten teams that passed on him pay. Like he said. He has the mix of young players and veterans in Miami to help him through his career so I think he will be one of the most productive picks from this years draft. 16 ppg 6 rpg 4 apg

11. Washington - Jared Jeffries - As many have you have heard me complain I think this kid will have a tough time adjusting to the NBA. I may be wrong but I will stick to my predictions. He is a physical liability and will get punished by the bigger and stronger PF's in the league. He needs to seriously bulk up, but not too much because it will affect his quickness and game, but just enough to be a decent defender. He has the talent to play 3 positions in the NBA, lets see what he can do. 10ppg 5 rpg 2 apg

12. Los Angeles - Melvin Ely - A surprise he went so high, but lets see what he can do before we start busting his chops. A PF problem in LA may cause this man to pack his suitcases and fly somewhere else, but no one yet knows for sure. An athletic big man, with great post moves, maybe the best of all the players with his back to his basket. A matter of minutes. 9ppg 6rpg 1.5apg

13. Milwaukee - Marcus Haislip - ????? I mean there were at least 3 better players available and they went for Haislip. Don't get me wrong this kid has potential, but why did he go so early? Milwaukee will have problems fitting him in I personally think but we will see what happens. Lets hope Mason beats him until he knows exactly what he's doing. 10.5 ppg 4.5 rpg 2 apg

14. Indiana - Fred Jones - A bust? Don't speak too soon. He may surprise a few people around the league. There is a reason why he was drafted at 14. It means that Indiana liked what they saw from this kid. Probably the most athletic man in the draft. Lets see what he does. Indiana is deep so minutes may be a concern. 7.5ppg 4.5rpg 3.5apg

15. Houston - Bostjan Nachbar - Not too many people know this guy, but he is a sweet shooter as many people say. Not everyone has got to see this kid play, but I was fortunate enough to in Slovenia last summer when Treviso played Welsch and Olimpija Ljubljana. Both players took over for their teams, but we will see how both of them fare to the NBA and its schedule. Yet again the Rockets take a foreign player. Good move. 10ppg 3rpg 4apg

16. Philadelphia Traded to GSW - Jiri Welsch - As mentioned above, has the skill to take over games. Has great defense. He was put ahead of European star Sani Becirovic in the playoffs because Becirovic was a defensive liability. Has a great touch anywhere from the floor. This is a guy that will have a productive career, from start to finish, kinda reminds me of a Chris Mullin type but much better. 10ppg 4rpg 3apg

17. Washigton - Juan Dixon - Many thought he would drop to the second round, but Washington didn't let him nabbing him with the 17th pick. He will take a lot of pressure off the backcourt, and will be able to fill in right away. He may be undersized to play the two but he has quickness. I think he will do just fine in the NBA. 7ppg 3rpg 4.5apg

18. Orlando Traded to Utah - Curtis Borchardt - Utah will have someone who will play the 5 for them this year. He is a big body and will take a lot to move so this kid will have his good days and bad. He is playing in a tough conference, but he will fit in right away with the help of Malone and Stockton. He will take the 5 from Ostertag, sharing minutes 50/50. This guy will be great in Utah. Utah was lucky to get someone like him. 13ppg 7.5rpg 1.5apg

19. Utah Traded to Orlando - Ryan Humphrey - A physically ready body. He won't get the time he might want in Orlando, but his development will take time so don't expect too much from his this year anyways. I personally think he is this years Jeryl Sasser for the Magic, and what did Sasser do last year? 5ppg 4rpg 2apg

20. Toronto traded to LA Lakers - Kareem Rush - Toronto fans were jumping up and down with this pick for Toronto, thinking how did he fall to us, we are the luckiest team in the NBA. Well we spoke and though to soon, and before we knew it he departed to the Lakers. A streaky shooter will give the Lakers some shooting touch from about everywhere on the floor. Good pick up for the Lakers, he will be a star. He might not see that much minutes behind Kobe and all, but I think he will get at least 15mpg. 10 ppg 3rpg 4apg

21. Portland - Qyntel Woods - The man the Lakers wanted. The Blazers we can also say got lucky with him, but there is also a reason why he fell to this spot. Too bad for him he won't find barely any minutes in the tight Portland rotation. Just like Randolph last year, he will have to be patient and wait his turn. Don't expect much from him this year Blazer fans. 5ppg 2rpg 1.5apg

22. Phoenix - Casey Jacobsen - Is this really what the Suns need? I thought they had the worst draft this year, because they got a high schooler who lacks experience and maturity, then we get a player, who is a slow footed shooter so to speak. He isn't as bad as we think he is. I mean how did he score all those points in college. He finds a way to get his shot off. He may not be able to always create for himself...but someone should feed him the ball......(NOT MARBURY) Will take a few years to get a hand of things. 6ppg 3rpg 2apg

23. Detroit - Tayshaun Prince - Also a man on the Lakers' wish list, went unexpectedly early to Detroit. Nobody thought he would go this early but he did and the Pistons nabbed him asap. I don't think he will have a productive rookie campaign either. He will struggle for minutes in Carlisle's rotation and may end up on the bench most of the time like last years Rodney White. Wait and see what happens. Lets see what he can do in the camps. 4ppg 1.5rpg 1.5apg

24. New Jersey - Nenad Krstic - He ain't comin over the seas folks. He's gonna spend another year in Europe playing ball. But, that's just what the Nets wanted. They didn't need to pay anymore so they made a cap move also by picking Krstic. With his stats he wasnt that impressive 4.5ppg 4rpg (somethin like that) so we have to wait and see what he does this year.

25. Denver traded to New York - Frank Williams - He will take over a team. This years Jamaal Tinsley so to speak. A player that was projected to go earlier but ended up going a bit later in the draft. He will need to work hard and prove his critics wrong this year, because he has a HUGE task in taking over the Knicks. He will have a shot at ROY. Watch out for him. 14ppg 6apg 3rpg

26. San Antonio traded to Philadelphia - John Salmons - I mean where did this guy come from? Did you see him in any mock drafts out there? I know I didn't! I don't know too much about this guy, and haven't heard much either, but I don't think he will get the minutes in Philadelphia. I think he will either spend the year on the IR, or just be a 10th or 11th man. But that depends. 3ppg 2rpg

27. La Lakers traded to Toronto - Chris Jeffries - A Lottery Pick if he didn't get injured halfway through his college campaign. He has the defense that any team needs, and that is a perfect fit for him in Toronto, where defense is unheard of (comin from raps fan too) He will get some major minutes in Toronto, and will turn out to be a surprise to many this year. He has the talent to play the 3 the 2 and the 1 as Lenny and GG stated. So a mix in minutes with those 3 positions will get him some much needed time on the floor. 10ppg 4rpg 4apg

28. Sacramento traded to Atlanta - Dan Dickau - Why did Atlanta do this trade? Terry was playing great at the point at the end of the year and was really showing that he can play that position, distributing the ball to all his players. Now, Dickau will come in and take over. He might lack the experience but he has time to develop as well. This will help the Hawks. They get depth at the 1 and will let Terry move to the 2 so he can take his shots. Dickau is a great shooter and will have a nice season in Atlanta. 7ppg 6apg 2rpg.


Roy - Butler - runner up Jay Williams, followed by Frank Williams

thats all folks PPPPLEASE DONT BE TOO HARSH ON ME!

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Wow, great job, very well thought out, my only gripe is that I think you may have been a little too generous with the PPG on the later picks. I think Dejuan wagner will have the most success his rookie year, but in the long run my favorites are Gooden, Skeeta, Nene, Wilcox, Frankie Will, J will and C-But, man hes gonna get made fun of for that nickname.
 

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No, that's already Chauncey Billups nickname.

Howabout...the Big But!:laugh:
 

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ROY is all about scoring the most points. If Dajuan puts up 17, more then anyone else, then he'd crack the top 3. I also think Dajuan has a realistic shot at puting up 17, however I think Caron will be closer to 12 ppg. Just my thoughts...
 

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I don't think that Caron will score more than 15ppg his first year. That's still good for a Rookie, but I do think that by his fourth year, he'll be mentioned as one of the best SF in the league.:yes:
 

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Originally posted by The X Factor
No, that's already Chauncey Billups nickname.

Howabout...the Big But!:laugh:
Yeah or "Butt man" or "Butt forward" or "The butt" :laugh:

C-that-butt could work too :laugh:
 

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ROY is all about scoring the most points.
WHAT?!?!?!?!?!

ROY is about who put up the BEST all around numbers their rook season,NOT just points!Yes Wagner has proven he can score,but he hasnt proven that he can play PG in the NBA!Butler on the other hand loves to crash the boards and hes a really good offensive rebounder for his size.Hes got quick hands so he can steal the ball and block shots.Hes also an AWESOME dunker,and hes got a SWEET mid range game.Once he developes his NBA 3pt shot he will be one of the top 10 ballers in the league,NOT in his rookie season though!Did I mention that hes already a really good defender,but Riles is gonna turn him into an AWESOME one?!?!

Wagner ROY,try again man!

Butler/Jay ROY is more like it!
 
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