McLemore tore it up last night. 33 points and went 6/6 from 3 pt and 7/7 on his FT. Against a pretty good Iowa State team. I think we are in good position to land either Shabazz or McLemore with our lottery pick. Could go Noel or Len, but I think the two SG's are more of a sure bet than either big man. Not fond of the big man from Indiana at all.
When I started to peek at the picks who might be available with the Portland pick in the range of #15 - #18, I saw Austin from Baylor. Thought if we go SG with our pick early, Big is a good pick with the Portland pick. Then I read the comparison from nbadraft.net and saw they compared him to Ajinca. Dear God, please dont let us make another Ajinca pick in the late teens.
I'm starting to pull hard for Portland to lose more. The way they are playing right now, our pick from them could drop into the low 20's. #13-#16 is where I want that pick to be with this somewhat weak draft talent. Plus we can not discount Cho's talent of pulling off a trade involving that pick like he did in the '11 draft and the higher the pick the more it is worth in trade value.
Currently I don't see a Big I really like in the top 5, value wise, so either of the top two SGs would be good. If McLemore can continue to score highly whilst also being efficient, then he might move ahead of Shabazz.
If we're talking about Portland's pick then the player I like in that range (though he may go late lottery) is Plumlee. He's not a great prospect, but I like his all round game and think he'd be an decent starter or very good bench Big for us moving forward.
"You don't watch Kidd-Gilchrist play basket as much as you feel it." Holly Mackenzie, Hoop (Jan/Feb 2013)
I really hope we get the 1st pick.
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Go easy on me, I'm from England, and no... I Don't love the Queen.
Given that we are likely looking at the Portland pick this season, if they lose a little more and the pick is in the lower teens, then the best I think we can hope for would be either Shabazz or McLemore with our lottery pick, and then hope Mason Plumlee fell out of the lottery to get to us with our 2nd pick of the 1st round. Would think those two would both contribute next season. The SG a lot, and Plumlee much more than we may think.
I'd rather have Steven Adams with the Portland pick than Plumlee. But if Adams doesn't start playing better he might not even declare. That's how much I don't like Plumlee. What you see is what you get (except slightly worse b/c the NBA is much better than the ACC).
My goodness if they charged me for every mixed drink I drank or stick I smoked while in Lawrence I'd still be in the pen.
But we mostly did our damage at private parties, not clubs. Drinking underage at a retail establishment is likely somewhere up the dumb scale. Not showing up in court - dumber. But that's all it is - dumb; not dangerous.
It's not like he stole a laptop or anything.