There are some clips off of our Raptors board. I'm about to check them out myself.rapsfan4life said:i must confess i found this on another message board but here it is
Projected 17th overall by NBA Draft.net
I'd actually be in favor of drafting a swing man who can develop behind Carter and RJ, starting off as an 11-12th man, and eventually working his way into the rotation. Garcia could be good for that.tr_west said:Although this kid might turn out to be something great. He is not what we are looking for. We have two relatively young Sg's in Carter and RJ. We need a big man.
****ing Excellent Point.NetIncome said:The impressive thing about these clips is that they show a fundamentally sound player, not just an athlete. I agree with Schubee that if a great young player presents himself on draft night, go for it. He is more impressive than the young centers of 2001, who were very athletic but couldn't do much.
The secret of building a dynasty is having the luxury of developing players who can replace your stars.
All that said, the Nets almost always go for players who fill a need, sometimes to a fault. Picking Samake in the second round in 2000 was a classic example. Redd, Najera, House, Cardinal were all taken later.
The only time the Nets abandoned that was in 2002 when they took Krstic.
Unfortunately the free agency period takes place after the draft.NJ Grand NJ said:I think if we can get someone like SAR, I think we'd be able to use "best player available" strategy.
PF-Sar(or any PF)/Cliff
That would be solid IMO, even though I really do want to draft Charlie Villanueva.
Before we can build a dynasty, we need to win a championship. And drafting a project SG right now is not going to win us a championship. Let's get a good PF this draft, win the championship and then get a young SG or whatever you want in next years draft with the Clippers pick. We cannot afford making a best player available pick this year. We need a big man.SeaNet said:****ing Excellent Point.
And what about Shelden Williams?RebelSun said:Even if the Nets are confident they could sign a PF like SAR, I think the Nets still go with the best quality big man available (who I would consider to be - if available: Bogut, Martynas, Splitter, Taft, Vazquez, Nemanja, Bargnani, Villanueva, and Petro).
I think Gerald Green may have more potential than some of those mentioned, but as the Nets are on the cusp of a championship run, I think sacrificing some potential for need here is the right move.