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jaysmith1987
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2nd round

Has anyone else noticed how much better the second round has gotten since the one and done rule was implaced.


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Agreed, I see a lot of value

Agreed, I see a lot of value in the first half of second round this year. I almost rather have a couple of early second rounders than late first rounder based on contract and the fact that they have to earn their spot. But I'm not very well versed on the international prospects that will be taken and stashed away for a few years.

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Potential 2nd round picks I

Potential 2nd round picks I believe will have solid NBA careers if put in the right situation:
-Pierre Jackson- Competes with supreme athletic ability and strong body to make up for height.
-Adonis Thomas- NBA body out of high school, a veteran team would be perfect for him.
-Shane Larkin- I know draft.net has him first round but I think he'll be slipping to 2nd round and I see him as a rich mans DJ Augustin.

-Allan Crabbe- NBA size with good athletic ability, and shooting translates
-Jamal Franklin- Long shifty athlete with a high motor, could be steal of the draft if he works on that shot selection. Best served as spark off the bench.

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Trying to predict the draft

Trying to predict the draft is a crap shoot and opinions are a dime a dozen and that includes mine, IMO 3 of the 5 players you just mentioned as 2nd round picks will end up going in the 1st round, Larkin could go as high as 14 to the Jazz, Crabbe and Franklin could land somewhere in the 20's. Time will tell but I agree that they will have decent careers in the NBA.

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Same thing will happen in the

Same thing will happen in the 2nd round that alwaysl does (which screw up our mocks). Teams make trades like crazy, international players we haven't heard of get picked so teams don't have to pay them and can stash em and there will be a handfull of guys that make GM's look stupid.

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Some pretty good names in the

Some pretty good names in the second round. It will come down to fit for most of these guys.

I also think some "1st round guys" will fall that should make for a good second round.

I like Siva and Seth Curry as fifth guards at worst and possible 3rd guards in a small ball combo role.

Ryan Kelly might not work everywhere but I can see the Spurs using him correctly.

Heck, the Spurs could probably make DJ Stephens look like an absolute super star if they got their
hands on him.

If teams need a ninth or tenth guy I would rather get one with a second round pick than spend $2 or $3 million
on an overrated veteran.

And now with 13 guys eligible to suit up every night you can afford to draft a specialist like Curry or Kelly for shooting or DJ Stephens for energy and defense.

The Blazers are a nice young team and a solid core plus a good first round pick. Then they can do some real damage with 3 second round picks.

The Grizzlies can find some quality too, with 3 second round picks. And watch out for the Spurs at 58. Classic Spurs potential there.

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Dork Elvis

This is where Daryl Morey of the Rockets makes his money. Greg Smith, Chandler Parsons and Chase Budinger to name a few of his better 2nd rounders. The first 10-15 picks in the 2nd round always produce at least a few rotation players/starters and this year should be no different.

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Dork Elvis

This is where Daryl Morey of the Rockets makes his money. Greg Smith, Chandler Parsons and Chase Budinger to name a few of his better 2nd rounders. The first 10-15 picks in the 2nd round always produce at least a few rotation players/starters and this year should be no different.

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Obviously things will change

Obviously things will change in terms of where guys are slotted in the draft, but this is my list of people listed in the second round of the nbadraft.net site that could be great additions (in no order).

- Ricky Ledo: risky, unknown, and unproven against NCAA competition, but his skills are there and the drive is there. Could be a steal for someone willing to take the risk.

- Ryan Kelly: Slower stretch 4, but if Matt Bonner can get minutes, then so can Ryan Kelly. Not on all teams, but he'll be worth the pick for someone.

- Mike Muscala: sure the competition wasn't as great in the Patriot league, but he dominated there and showed well at the combine.

- Peyton Siva: winner and leader. Undersized, but should be able to fight enough for playing time.

- I could see these guys going in the first round possibly, but if they go in the second, they are steals: Canaan, Kabongo, Goodwin, Leslie, Crabbe, Franklin and Bullock.

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