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Crystal ball needs repair

http://www.nbadraft.net/forum/kyrie-boston

It's always a tough one putting your comments out there.. here's an old thread on the Kyrie trade so you can rate the lounge chair experts.. Some poor guy on another thread got negged minus 20 something suggesting Kyrie was going to Boston about a week before it happened too

I'd like to look back on some all time clangers, especially opinions on draft picks e.g. claims Anthony Bennett was a superstar etc.. hopefully not too many from me..

Anyone find some very good or very bad historical predictions?/p>


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My own personal list

Wrong:

1. Bulls wasted a 1st round pick on an undersized PF named Jimmy Butler

2. Willie Warren will be an all star

3. Big Ten PFs; Vonleh, Payne, Jujuan Johnson ect

4. Players won't choose colleges based on shoe deals

Right:

1. Morotic was worth 3 second rounders

2. Gary Harris will be better than McDermott

3. Ben Simmons ROY

4. Cliff Alexander was never worthy of being a real NBA prospect

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My two clangers off the top

My two clangers off the top of my head were 1. Elfrid Payton to be one of the top 2 players from his draft class and 2. Paul George wouldn't recover from his leg break

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I expected Boston, Houston

I expected Boston, Houston and Minnesota to struggle with chemistry after introducing so many new players. I may have said something like, "At the all-star break, another Warriors-Cavs rematch will look more certain than ever."

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There are tonnes and tonnes

There are tonnes and tonnes of bad predictions. I remember you couldn't say Perry Jones wouldnt be good without get minus 20 negs.

Everyone makes bad predictions - pros scouts barely get it right 50% of the time so its easy to be wrong.

Stanley Johnson - Kawhi

http://www.nbadraft.net/forum/stanley-johnson-floor-and-ceiling

Shabzz, muiday, Nerlens Noel, Rivers, McAdoo - heaps of fan boys

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anthony bennett - You claim

anthony bennett - ultra and mad talented with an insane skill level - Paul Millsap / Larry Johnson

http://www.nbadraft.net/forum/anthony-bennett-0

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LMFAO!!!! this one is

LMFAO!!!! this one is priceless!

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I didn't think Donny mitchell

I didn't think Donny mitchell would be very good.

Derrick Williams and T-Robb would be good players

Like i said before scouts get it wrong 50% of the time...

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I still maintain Tyrus Thomas

I still maintain Tyrus Thomas will break out any day now.

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On Money. 1. Markelle Fultz

On Money.

1. Markelle Fultz not worth the Number 1 (jury still out) but convincing

2. I.T and Crowder wouldnt work in Cleveland

3. Brooklyn pick being overvalued

4. Shoe companies effects on College Basketball

5. Picking Villanova winning first Jay Wright National Championship (Before the Season)

Not Money..

Mudiay being best PG in class

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Wrote on here a few years ago

Wrote on here a few years ago that if Curry played in the 90's he'd be Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and got absolutely hammered for it. A month or two later Phil Jackson made the exact same comparison on national television. Not sure that makes me "right", but it's at least some kind of validation. Or he reads nbadraft.net....

Predicted that Mudiay, Labisierre, Malik Newman, etc... would all struggle. Saw a fair amount of their games and knew it wouldn't translate. I'm usually pretty on the money with player predictions. But...

Wrong-

Josh Selby. Not that I thought he'd be an All-star, but I was sure he'd contribute on an NBA roster. No clue where he is now.

Jerryd Bayless. His first step and ability to stop on a dime and elevate for the J are off the charts. Think the shift towards the deep ball and his internal drive held him back. Thought he'd be a 20 a game guy for years.

Embiid. Just didn't see it. Saw a big, injury prone kid with one decent season under his belt and thought he'd be another 1 and done guy that kind of fades away. Dude's an animal.

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I once tipped Darko to win

I once tipped Darko to win MIP after he moved to Magic and thought Denver with AI and Melo could beat Kobe's Lakers in a play off series they lost 4-0.

Even the best GM's miss a top guy in their draft range - Thunder, Dallas and Boston could all have easily taken Giannis in 2013.

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Apparently Donny Nelson was

Apparently Donny Nelson was angling for Giannis but Mark Cuban didn't want him. Talk about your all-time backfires.

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I got you all beat. I once

I got you all beat. I once said Tim Duncan would be a bust. Yep, thought Marcus Camby and Joe Smith would both be way better pros.

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