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The Best Fit For Blake Griffin

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The Best Fit For Blake Griffin

In the NBA Draft Lottery, anything is possible...Teams that weren't expected to select in the top 3, goes up into the top 3...For Ex: The Portland Trailblazers came out of no where in 2007, and got the # 1 pick, to select Greg Oden, and everyone swore it was going to be the Celtics that was going to get # 1 that year... Well I think if the Indiana Pacers somehow got the # 1 pick, that would be the best fit for Blake Griffin... Blake Griffin and Danny Granger would make a dynamic inside/outside tandem..The Pacers is a team that lacks athleticism and Griffin can provide plenty of that...With Ford pushing the pace, Griffin will surely be able to utilize his skills..The Pacers would have a solid core of players, with Danny Granger, Blake Griffin, Brandon Rush, and TJ Ford as the foundation, and then good role players like Troy Murphy, Jarrett Jack, Mike Dunleavy Jr., Roy Hibbert, Travis Diener, and etc..The Pacers have a lot of shooters, to space the floor for Griffin to operate...If Blake got on the Pacers, he would probably be an All-Star for plenty of years to come, I see no better fit.


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I honestly believe that he

I honestly believe that he would be better suited in Memphis. This is an up and coming team that is sorely lacking a solid PF. To put Blake alongside Mike Conley, OJ Mayo, Rudy Gay and Marc Gasol would be a very scary sight to see for a Western Conference that is only getting older. With Blake Griffin and a solid bench, the Grizzlies could be one of a few up and coming western conference teams to serioiusly look out for.

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the only answer to this

the only answer to this question is OKC, anyone that says otherwise is stupid

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OKC or Washington. If OKC

OKC or Washington. If OKC can manage to get griffin even though they have a huge chance with the # of wins they had last year. Russell Westbrook at the PG, Kevin Durant at the SF Jeff Green at the PF and Blake Griffin at the Center. If the OKC can manage to find a decent shooterat the SG position to shoot lights out with durant, this team can have a starting squad to be remembered for the next decade. The amount of potential would be ridic!! does anyone not agree?

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Lol and I would have to

Lol and I would have to agree with the Indiana Pacers. That is actually a good pick up for many reasons. He could be the player they need to help them get back the playoffs. The thunder needs more like a post defender so if they were to get the top pick and draft Griffin it would be good but he is not one of their glaring needs. Griffin on Memphis would be solid as well and would give them a solid foundation and they can use their money and expiring contract to shore up their bench and grab some 3 point specialist maybe trade with Dallas for Matt Carroll.

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Lol and I would have to

Lol and I would have to agree with the Indiana Pacers. That is actually a good pick up for many reasons. He could be the player they need to help them get back the playoffs. The thunder needs more like a post defender so if they were to get the top pick and draft Griffin it would be good but he is not one of their glaring needs. Griffin on Memphis would be solid as well and would give them a solid foundation and they can use their money and expiring contract to shore up their bench and grab some 3 point specialist maybe trade with Dallas for Matt Carroll.

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Conley Mayo Gay Griffin Gasol

Conley
Mayo
Gay
Griffin
Gasol

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Memphis or OKC Wouldn't Work Out For Blake Griffin

It's hard for two young star players to even co-exist on a team, much less three, Blake Griffin would'nt fit with either the Grizzles nor the Thunder...Rudy Gay and Mayo already fight for shots as it is and both of them wants to be "the man" in Memphis, so with Blake Griffin in the fold, it would be even worse...The Thunder has Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Jeff Green already as the foundation, and Durant excelled going back to his natural small forward position, so where would that leave Jeff Green, if they were to get # 1 to draft Griffin? on the bench...That's not a good sceanario, Jeff Green is still young and full of potential, to be regulated to the bench so early in his career, after two good seasons in the NBA so far, is wasting his talents..In Indiana on the contrary, Troy Murphy is already a established vet, who's got his big contract already in his career, and he would'nt mind coming off the bench, to make Blake Griffin start...Granger would'nt mind sharing the spotlight either, because he's going to need a second stud next to him to get the Pacers back in the playoffs.

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New Jersey?

Nobody's thought about it but New Jersey would be ill for Griffin.
Starting lineup-
Pg-Harris
Sg-Carter
Sf-Douglas-Roberts
Pf-Griffin
C-Lopez.

Pretty good.

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okc and nets

good thing you arent a gm of a nba team saying that you cant draft two young star snd it might stunt jeff green...when you are one of the worst teams you draft the best player period...so if you were the bulls and had jordan and scottie yu wouldnt draft kobe if they were all young cuz it will stunt one of there growth?...you draft kobe see if they all work out great together if not whats the worst that can happen you have to trade one and get a very good player that fits at a position you need?....i didnt think about the nets untill 76er mentioned it..that actually would be a even better fit then okc

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Woo Woo Woo

If I was a GM, trust me, a lot of the mediocre teams in the NBA, would be competitive trust me

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I agree with don. OKC and

I agree with don. OKC and Memphis need to add defenders and shooters for depth and let their stars develop. Kevin Durant and OJ Mayo are legit #1 options. Rudy Gay and Russell Westbrook are very good #2's. Jeff Green can be a great glue guy. They don't need another 1 or 2 because both teams have them, they just aren't developed yet. OKC would be better with Thabeet or Wayne Ellington. ellington would be a reach though. so i would take Thabeet. As for memphis, i would take the best available point guard. mike conley is good, but let him have some ompetition and let the best player win. their power forwards are long and athletic. let arthur develop and warrick already scores decent. they need defensive bigs. As far as the pacers, they would be a good fit. so would NY, Golden State, and LA Clippers. NY may or may not have David Lee next year, but everyone knows what Amare Stoudemire did in D'Antoni's system. Griffin has a similar game, but i think he is a little smarter than Amare and has better work ethic. He could be great there. Golden State has a lot of good players. But i think a dominant post like griffin would be ideal. And the clippers have a lot of bigs but I don't thin they are sold on Kaman, Randolph has attitude issues, and Camby is older. Jordan is a true center that will rebound and block shots, why not have griffin do the scoring. NJ is interesting because two low post players like griffin and lopez could clog the lane for the driving Harris. I think the teams that don't need griffin are memphis, okc, minnesota, Toronto(could take him if the don't thin bosh will stay), but with all that said, teams should take the best available player and let the coach straighten out the players as far as getting shots.

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if the numbers after don is your birthday, happy 21st, if not i am an idiot.

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I think if you are OKC or

I think if you are OKC or Memphis you draft Griffin, I believe with the number one pick you pick the best player, if OKC add Griffin to a core with Green,Westbrook,Durant and let them play for 2 or 3 years they could be a solid team. And I think they would have defined roles Green (defensive specialist/garbage player), Westbrook (defensive specialist/playmaker), Durant (scorer/closer), and Griffin (inside scoring/rebounder), I think this would make a championship type core. On Memphis Griffin would be playing with three solid passers (Mayo,Conely,Gasol) and if they wanna play an up tempo you put in Aurther. Plus Mayo and Gay are jumpshooters and he would get alot of put backs.

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blake has a good enough

blake has a good enough mindset to fit in where ever he goes. and the team that has the number one pick needs to take him regardless of need. he is the best player. im just saying he may be a better fit elsewhere. and after thinking about it, rudy gay is very good but i am waiting for him to be great, an allstar guy. maybe competition between him and griffin for shots will elevate his game.

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Over rated but still good

Griffin should not be a first overall pick, however there isn't enough competition to take any one else. I compare him to Cory Maggete a slasher, who can finish if given an open lane. He is very athletic but I have never seen him take a jump shot, not saying he couldn't become a decent shooter. As long as the T-wolves don't use a first overall pick on him I don't care where he goes.

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How you comparing Griffin to

How you comparing Griffin to Maggette?

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compared to maggette??..lol

when someone says things like that you just ignore them

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I gotta say...

Best fits are Kings (they need help EVERYWHERE) and OKC.

However, I think OKC needs Thabeet more than Griffin. Don't get me wrong - I would definitely take Griffin over Thabeet if he were there! - but with Jeff Green already on the roster, they need a Center more than a PF and I really am high about Thabeet. That said...

I really believe that any team expecting Griffin to be a Karl Malone-incarnate are going to be disappointed. Is there that potential? Sure, but I don't think he will reach it (which is to say, 25pts/14reb seasons.) Worst case scenario IMO: much more athletic Emeka Okafor (14/11 kinda guy) and best case is Chris Bosh numbers (24/12).

But more likely than not, he will be somewhere in between: a really good, maybe all-star PF, but NOT an NBA savior...

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Corey Maggette, WOW! The

Corey Maggette, WOW! The only comparison is they are athletic with very good nba bodies. Lets not compare blake anymore. If you have the number one pick you have to take the best player available. Blake is the best prospect period. He can help from day 1 and has great potential. Rubio has a lot of potential but is ready to be a starter day 1? I dont think he is. thabeet is a defensive presence day 1 but nothing else, good potential. im not sold on jordan hill at all. james harden will help right away, but his potential i think is not as high as griffin. Griffin is the perfect blend you want from a number 1 pick. He can help from day 1, with rookie numbers around 15ppg and 8rpg(i think). and the potential to be a 20 and 10 guy. that is a number 1 pick.

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