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Drbio
05-23-2006, 07:15 PM
1. Toronto Raptors
2. Chicago Bulls (thanks Knicks)
3. Charlotte
4. Portland
5. Atlanta
6. Minnesota
7. Boston
8. Houston (screwed again...hahahaha)
9. Golden State
10. Seattle
11. Orlando
12. New Orleans/Oklahoma City
13. Philly
14. Utah
15. New Orleans/Okla City
16. Chicago
17. Indiana
18. Washington
19. Sacramento
20. NY Knicks
21. Phoenix
22. New Jersey Nets
23. New Jersey Nets again
24. Memphis
25. Cleveland
26. LA Lakers
27. Phoenix
28. Dallas Mavericks
29. NY Knicks
30. Portland

MFFL
05-23-2006, 07:36 PM
Do we actually have a pick or do we owe it to someone?

EricaLubarsky
05-23-2006, 07:38 PM
What a waste for Toronto. The only guys worth a 1st pick are guys that Toronto doesnt need.

Evilmav2
05-23-2006, 07:38 PM
http://www.basketground.it/public/images/pagine/7860/bargnanitira2003001145866824836.jpg
Say hello to the #1 overall pick in the 2006 draft: Andrea Bargnani.

Tokey41
05-23-2006, 07:40 PM
Go Raptors! I love that team and i'm pretty sure they are going to draft Aldridge as it stands right now.

Tough luck for Portland though, but #4 isin't so bad considering there are easily 4 guys that could go #1.

Evilmav2
05-23-2006, 07:46 PM
Go Raptors! I love that team and i'm pretty sure they are going to draft Aldridge as it stands right now.

Tough luck for Portland though, but #4 isin't so bad considering there are easily 4 guys that could go #1.

According to Chad Ford, the Raptors are close to announcing that current Benetton GM Maurizio Gherardini is coming on board as Colangelo's assistant, and that makes it hard to imagine that Toronto will pass on Bargnani. Additionally, Brian Colangelo likes to swing for the fences with his draft picks, so it's not hard to imagine that he will happiliy draft Bargnani, who many scouts believe is the most talented prospect in this draft.

Of course, Bargnani and Charlie V play the same kind of 3-4 swing position, but that's just a wrinkle that the Raptors will have to iron out later, by plugging in one of the two players in the small forward spot, or else by later executing a trade...

Tokey41
05-23-2006, 08:06 PM
Makes sense if you put it like that, I was just basing that assumption off of what i've heard about Bosh and how he compliments the kid every chance he gets. He would feel a lot better about signing an extension with his boy whom hes played with in highschool on board and like has the size to be a center (with post game!). Toronto hasn't had that in a long time.

Obviously not my call but Bargnani could be a major bust for a GM who hasn't been there too long and is trying to make a good impression and fix years of Rob Babcock terror, i'd stick with what I know. Scouts can seriously misjudge talent... I mean theres limitless examples of that, Raps new GM shouldn't gamble too much whereas the #2 Bulls are already a playoff caliber team so they can be a little more flexible.

Trading the pic isin't out of the question either.

nashtymavsfan13
05-23-2006, 08:10 PM
So who do you think we will pick?

Evilmav2
05-23-2006, 08:25 PM
So who do you think we will pick?

I can't imagine that Dallas would ever pass on Saer Sene if he falls to us (and in fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see us trade up for the young big man), but otherwise I'd guess that we'd probably opt to draft an athletic, defensively skilled point guard like Quincy Douby, Rajon Rondo, or especially the fiery Kyle Lowry if any of them are still on the board when we make our selection...

nashtymavsfan13
05-23-2006, 08:27 PM
I can't imagine that Dallas would ever pass on Saer Sene if he falls to us, but otherwise I would not be at all surprised to see Dallas go for an athletic, defensively skilled point guard like Quincy Douby, Rajon Rondo, or especially the fiery Kyle Lowry if they are still on the board when we make our selection...

Thanks, which is most likely?

AxdemxO
05-23-2006, 08:43 PM
Poeple are saying tht this draft is not a good one and that there are not good players in it. But i think this is one of those drafts that will produce a really great player that no one expects.

Evilmav2
05-23-2006, 08:43 PM
Thanks, which is most likely?

I have a feeling that even with Diop, Damp, DJ, and Pavel on the roster, Donnie and Amadou Fall will really, really want to draft project big man Saer Sene. He's a legit Senegalese seven footer with a 7-8 wingspan, who is almost unbelievably athletic, has incredible natural shot-blocking and rebounding instincts, and is reputed to be an incredibly hard working, very coachable kid. My bet is that we will trade up to draft him unless his stock rises too high in coming weeks...

nashtymavsfan13
05-23-2006, 08:44 PM
I have a feeling that even with Diop, Damp, DJ, and Pavel on the roster, Donnie and Amadou Fall will really, really want to draft project big man Saer Sene. He's a legit Senegalese seven footer with a 7-8 wingspan, who is almost unbelievably athletic, has incredible natural shot-blocking and rebounding instincts, and is reputed to be an incredibly hard working, very coachable kid. My bet is that we will trade up to draft him unless his stock rises too high in coming weeks...

So Benga will probably be leaving the Mavs then right? Either through trade or free agency if we are gonna draft this guy.

SaltwaterChaffy
05-23-2006, 08:48 PM
NBADraft.net currently has Sene going 22 to the Nets. Do we have anything worthwhile to trade in order to move up? Is he worth it with three centers on the roster, including two who can still be considered prospects (Diop, DJ)?

Evilmav2
05-23-2006, 08:50 PM
So Benga will probably be leaving the Mavs then right? Either through trade or free agency if we are gonna draft this guy.

Possibly, but it's hard to say how many open roster spots we will have next year considering the fact that both JET and Killer are free agents, Darryl Armstrong might graduate to the coaching staff, and the braintrust might well deem either Josh Powell or Rawle Marshall more expendable than DJ. It's just too early to tell...

Additionally, Saer is represented by agent Bouna N'Diaye, who is friends with Amadou and also represents DJ, so my guess would be that if Donnie had to sacrifice one of our young players in order to open up a roster spot for Saer, then he would be more likely to drop Rawle than DJ, and I'd further bet that he would be counting on the useful role that both Diop and DJ would be capable of playing in helping to acclimate Sene to the United States and to the NBA game over the course of the next couple of seasons.

dude1394
05-23-2006, 09:56 PM
Possibly, but it's hard to say how many open roster spots we will have next year considering the fact that both JET and Killer are free agents, Darryl Armstrong might graduate to the coaching staff, and the braintrust might well deem either Josh Powell or Rawle Marshall more expendable than DJ. It's just too early to tell...

Additionally, Saer is represented by agent Bouna N'Diaye, who is friends with Amadou and also represents DJ, so my guess would be that if Donnie had to sacrifice one of our young players in order to open up a roster spot for Saer, then he would be more likely to drop Rawle than DJ, and I'd further bet that he would be counting on the useful role that both Diop and DJ would be capable of playing in helping to acclimate Sene to the United States and to the NBA game over the course of the next couple of seasons.


I really don't think mbenga is going anywhere. If the mavs expect to continue to keep their payroll down they cannot let potential big men go unless it's a s&t for something.

I would really like to see a big man that can score a little bit. Diop/damp don't seem to really be that. If DJ can get a little more polished he can play the big role sort of like killer but can easier play D on bigs. If DJ could break into the lineup we'd have a pretty potent front line there.

nashtymavsfan13
05-23-2006, 10:30 PM
Yeah, its going to be an interesting offseason.

I hope Cuban doesn't tinker too much with this championship caliber team.

vjz
05-24-2006, 02:44 PM
A key need for us: someone to stop Amare Stoudamire next season.

Saer Sene looks like a perfect fit for that, and I think we should go get him.

nashtymavsfan13
05-24-2006, 06:15 PM
Both the mock drafts I've seen have us taking Kyle Lowery.

Any thoughts, how well would he fit in with this team?