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Draft Do-Overs

And With the 3rd Pick in 2006 NBA Draft the Bobcats Chose....... Rudy Gay.

Why Not R.Gay? One draft mistake can cost you years of turmoil. More Do-Overs to Come after I look @ Mid-Level teams


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With the #1 pick in the 2007

With the #1 pick in the 2007 NBA draft, the Portland Trailblazers select Kevin Durant.

With the #2 pick in the 1984 NBA draft, the Portland Trailblazers select Michael Jordan.

Sorry, I kinda took a shot at Portland there.

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^^^^^^ In Portlands Defense

^^^^^^ In Portlands Defense in 84 they had 2 Allstars @ SG Drexler & Jim Paxson, so taking Jordan was not an option then.Remember Dr.Jack Ramsey was in control then & they won there one & only Chip with a HOF Center. In 07 they had Aldridge & B.Roy, Plus still trying to see if there was any Value in Martell Webster. Plus People were comparing Oden to (get this) BILL MR.10 RINGS RUSSEL, sorry for the all caps but wow, you can never compare a fresman in College to the Ring Master. So both times they made mistakes but i would probaly do the same thing.

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jjonz Drexler wasn't an

jjonz

Drexler wasn't an all-star yet, it was his 2nd season and he could have easily played PG as he went on to average 9apg the following season.

Paxson could have played small forward as well, so Jordan would have fit perfectly.

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with the 16th pick in the

with the 16th pick in the 2009 draft the Chicago Bulls select Dajuan Blair

with the 2nd pick in the 2003 draft the Detroit Pistons select Carmelo Anthony

with the first pick in the 1994 draft the Milwaukee Bucks select Jason Kidd

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With the #1 pick in the 1995

With the #1 pick in the 1995 NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors select Kevin Garnett

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Jordan was very high on Rudy

Jordan was very high on Rudy Gay..He loved Rudy's athleticism & upside...

But others in the organization felt Rudy would be lazy and never live up to expectations..They needed a scorer and thought Adam Morrison would provide instant offense and be the safer pick....hahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha

Why arent people complaining about Dallas not selecting Barkley instead picking Perkins?

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With the 3rd pick in the 1996

With the 3rd pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, the Vancouver Grizzlies select Kobe Bryant.

With the 24th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, the Vancouver Grizzlies select Derek Fisher.

In 1999, the Vancouver Grizzilies sign Phil Jackson as their head coach.

Wouldn't that have been something, right?

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eric gordon going in the top

eric gordon going in the top 3 in the 08 draft because IMO hes better then almost everyone picked ahead of him aside from rose and probably westbrook

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Since we're on this Fantasy

Since we're on this Fantasy Trip...The Cavs would be looking so good right now...

If they had traded Lebron at the Trade deadline last season for the rights to Blake Griffin.....lol

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with the 2nd pick in the 2006

with the 2nd pick in the 2006 draft, the Bulls select LaMarcus Aldridge...oh wait....they did that...fcuk they traded him immediately for Tyrus. GOD DAMN BULLS!

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steph goin number 3 instead of harden, brandon jennings instead of jordan hill

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With the 10th pick in the

With the 10th pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers select Josh Smith.

With the 6th pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers select Amar'e Stoudemire.

Wouldn't that be something, right?

McInnis

James (20)

Smith (19)

Stoudemire (22)

Ilgauskas

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For those

to all people who say I think I'm never wrong I must admit that I was all about the Bulls taking Tyrus in '06.....you guys better cherish this....I was wrong....I wish they woulda took Brandon Roy though not Aldridge.....that woulda been nice....

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With the 9th pick in the 2010

With the 9th pick in the 2010 NBA draft The Utah Jazz select Paul George. Much more athleticism than Hayward. Hayward needed another year and should not have went in the lottery. I could definitely see that way before his tournament run and I really think he should have gone mid first.

With the 25th pick in the 2007 NBA draft the Utah Jazz select Arron Afflalo. They really needed a 2 guard that year and they drafted their but they drafted a player from a no name school Rice who is now in the D-league and still can't play. What were they thinking. Afflalo would have been a much better pick. Sloan would have loved this kid especially with his excellent Defense.

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With the 2nd pick in the 2005

With the 2nd pick in the 2005 draft the Atlanta Hawks select CHRIS PAUL!!!

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With the 5th pick in the 2007

With the 5th pick in the 2007 draft, The Oklahoma City Thunder select Joakim Noah

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with the 6th pick the Bucks

with the 6th pick in 2007 the Bucks select Joakim Noah

with the 5th pick in the 2008 draft The Hawks select Rajon Rondo

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2005 :(

In 2005, the Raptors select Andrew Bynum with their 7th pick and Danny Granger with their 16th pick instead of Charlie V and Joey Graham...

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oh ya

The Raptors also select Andre Iguodala with their 8th pick in 2004 instead of the man himself Rafael Arojuo!!!!

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Guarantee

That before this year, you would have said Roy to Charlotte.

Lets go over it team by team over the last few years. Know that some teams might not look anything like they did with these re-dos, for better or for worse.

Atlanta Hawks: Chris Paul over Marvin Williams 2005 (Though, they could have had Rudy Gay over Shelden Williams in 2006, but they were stacked at the wing)

Boston Celtics: Richard Jefferson over Kedrick Brown in 2001 (They picked Brown right after Joe Johnson, and also could have had Zach Randolph, Tony Parker and Gilbert Arenas, but lets just say they go for the better wing player than hit the jackpot)

Charlotte: Gay over Morrison is the obvious one

Chicago Bulls: Keeping LaMarcus Aldridge in 2006 instead of trading for Tyrus Thomas (Remember, like the ones before it, this would change the entire team. Aldridge is the far superior player to Thomas thus far, but good luck signing Boozer. Than again, maybe he might have teamed well with Noah, who still would have been a possibility as Aldridge eased into the NBA. Rose also could have been possible, who knows?)

Cleveland Cavaliers: Al Jefferson over Luke Jackson at #10 in 2005 (Also could take Josh Smith, JR Smith and/or Kevin Martin. Again, trying to make this as realistic to actual draft position, so Jefferson goes first.)

Dallas Mavericks: Hedo Turkoglu over Etan Thomas #12 in 2000 (Thomas was eventually traded, in a trade that landed Juwan Howard, but Nowitzki/Turkoglu when they were young make an interesting backcourt. Throw in Steve Nash, tons of points, no defense in Nellie land. Also could have had Kobe, but that one we will save for later)

Denver Nuggets: Amare Stoudemire over Niko Tskitishvilli at # 5 in 2002 (Would have more than likely meant no Melo, but maybe they get lucky in the lotto, where they would more than likely still go even with having draft the 2003 ROY)

Detroit Pistons: Carmelo Anthony over Darko Milicic in 2003 (I would say that Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh might have made more sense, but who am I kidding, at the time it was a two horse race after LeBron, with Darko winning by a length. Realize that the 7 foot, 17 year old Darko looked like a potential beast, even with Melo having just lead his team to a chip at Syracuse. Still, it is another time where size comes up short)

Golden State Warriors: Kobe Bryant over Todd Fuller at #11 in 1996 (They have had a number of bad picks, and the Garnett over Smith one comes to mind, but I will pick on them as Fuller gave so little in the NBA. Kobe might have changed the whole face of their franchise, if he did not demand a trade before than :)

Houston Rockets: Rashard Lewis over Mirsad Turckan at #18 in 1998 (This was the obvious choice, as Houston made three overall crumby picks with the 14-16-18 selections in this draft. Shard went way later at #32, but the word in Houston was the hometown kid was "Their 4th choice". Turckan never played an NBA game.)

Indiana Pacers: Tayshaun Prince over Fred Jones at #14 in 2002 (With apologies to my former UO Duck Freddie Jones, Prince would have been a very nice get for Indiana at 14. He went 23, but I am sure Pacers fans would have loved to have Tayshaun on their side instead of chasing Reggie down the floor for that massive block in the play-offs)

LA Clippers: Kevin Garnett over Antonio McDyess at #2 in 1995 (This one stands out, as they have many others they would love mulligans on. I remember Joe Smith being pretty solid at that #1 spot, so we will give them Garnett, who they hopefully would not have traded to Denver immediately for Brent Barry and some other marginal player. I am sure Clippers fans would take Garnett over Brent's dunk contest win. Another one was in 2002, they chose 3 PF's who all turned out to be duds. They at least could have chosen Carlos Boozer to make up for Melvin Ely at 12)

LA Lakers: Andrei Kirilenko over Devean George at #23 in 1999 (Yes, George was a starter and solid role player for years on those Lakers teams. Also, Jerry West was seen as a keen eye for getting him out of small Augsburg College, a DIII school. But, would he have not be even more of a keen eye for getting Andrei Kirilenko, who just went one spot after? I personally think the Lakers might have survived with Andrei at the 3)

Memphis Grizzlies: Amare Stoudemire over Drew Gooden at #4 in 2002 (Yeah, we already had Amare at 5 to Denver, but this goes down as executive idol Jerry West's biggest head scratcher. Gooden was solid and all, but West gave up on him so early, and for Mike Miller of all people. Have to wonder how nice it would have been to have Stoudemire in Memphis, and I guess Denver would have gone for Caron Butler)

Miami Heat: Russell Westbrook over Michael Beasley at #2 in 2008 (Yes, this would have major consequences. So long big 3, unless they wanted an even more significant pay cut. Odds are Miami would have had either Bosh or James, but not both if they had taken Russell. Beasley is playing a lot better, but to me their is little doubt that Westbrook and Wade would have made a much better duo than he and B-Easy)

Milwaukee Bucks: Brook Lopez over Joe Alexander at #8 in 2008 (True, they still had Bogut, and yes Brook's lack of rebounding has been well documented, but he would have made Bucks fans MUCH happier than Joe Alexander, that is for sure)

Minnesota Timberwolves: Joakim Noah over Corey Brewer at #7 in 2007 (Sure, Noah is hurt and Brewer has been playing slightly better, but a front court of Noah and Love? Noah would have sat for a while behind Jefferson, but odds are Minnesota still would have been bad enough to get Love in 2008 and I think Noah and Love would work.)

New Jersey Nets: Danny Granger over Antoine Wright at #15 in 2005 (Granger was thought to be kind of a tweener, but even so, he turned out to be a far better player than Antoine)

New Orleans/Charlotte Hornets: Zach Randolph over Kirk Haston at #16 in 2001 (Might mean no David West, might even mean Baron Davis and Z-Bo could have been a cool tandom. But, it means no Kirk Haston, which I am sure would make Hornets fans happy)

New York Knicks: David West over Michael Sweetney at #9 in 2003 (The Knicks could have a few do overs, even when they thought they were good picks, a la Channing Frye, but this one stands out like a sore thumb. Sweetney looked like a solid player, and I could picture him being better than West at the time, but after all, this is a do over. Captain Hindsight reins supreme. Ron Artest over Fredric Weis in 1999 is too easy also.)

OKC Thunder/Seattle Supersonics: Josh Smith over Robert Swift at #12 in 2004 (Does anyone remember this? People heeping praise on the Sonics for drafting Swift, people calling to trade? Than, Jay Bilas saying Josh Smith was the most likely player to be a bust. Over loud speakers. So Smith could hear every word. Well, Captain Hindsight to the rescue!)

Orlando Magic: Al Harrington over Michael Doleac in 1998 #12 (I could have done "anyone over Fran Vazquez", but David Lee seemed like more of a stretch than this one. I know Fran is probably better than many players who were selected after him as well, it just kills the Magic that he will more than likely never play in the NBA, when they could have already REALLY used him. I seriously think with some play in the NBA, Vazquez could have been a real contributor for the Magic, even helping them immensely in the Finals in 2009. But, I will not say the same for Doleac.)

Philadelphia 76ers: Dirk Nowitzki over Larry Hughes at #8 in 1998 (Yes, this is a low blow 76ers fans. I am sorry. As of late, Philly has done alright, but of course they wonder what if about 1995 with KG or 1998 with Dirk or Psquared. Well, Dirk and Iverson would have been a very interesting combination, I will say that. Kind of makes you smile thinking about it, would it have worked? Well, my guess is better than AI and Larry Hughes)

Phoenix Suns: Keeping a first round pick once in a while? Luol Deng, Rajon Rondo, Nate Robinson and Rudy Fernandez all traded for cap space (Take your pick. They had Nash, but that team needed depth and take a couple of these guys and you have that. Ask Boston with Rondo and Nate)

Portland Trail Blazers: Keeping the #3 pick and taking Deron Williams (No, I will not do the Oden, Durant thing. But, go nuts everyone else. This one would have been actually possible, maybe D-Will would play some 2 his first year and than Boston still would have given up the #7 for Bassy? Well, this backcourt would have been a dream for most Blazer fans, up until Brandon Roy's knees stopped working)

Sacramento Kings: Rajon Rondo over Quincy Douby at #19 in 2006 (Rondo and Evans would seem like an incredibly interesting back court. This one is the most obvious one for them, as Rondo went 2 picks later to Phoenix, who would have been fine with trading Douby for cap space)

San Antonio Spurs: Marc Gasol over Marcus Williams at #33 in 2007 (It is no secret, the Spurs have drafted incredibly well ever since hitting lotto gold in Tim Duncan. Parker at 28, Ginobili at 57, some more late first round finds. But this would have been a really good one for them. Unlikely, but solid)

Toronto Raptors: Iguodala over Hoffa in 2005 (Nothing more to add)

Utah Jazz: Kevin Martin over Kirk Snyder at #16 in 2004 (Seems like a great fit, even with Martin's slight frame kind of being anti-Sloan. I am sure Jerry would have loved his ability to get to the line and he would make a nice 2 guard in which the Jazz have been aiming for. JR Smith was also available, but I think Martin would be a better fit.)

Washington Wizards: Pau Gasol over Kwame Brown in 2001 (Michael Jordan probably wishes he could do that one over all the time. Take the guy who is taller, better and much more ready to play. I am not saying Finals for the Wizards, but play-offs would seem likely if Jordan was the first great 2 guard to team up with Pau.)

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Houston select Michael Jordan

Houston select Michael Jordan number 1 in 1984

Portland select Hakeem the Dream at number 2 in the same year

Both teams would have still been happy

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^ Bulls

Take Barkley 3rd? Still think Houston and Portland are a lot happier, but at least the Bulls do not kill themselves either.

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fran vasquez has to be one of

fran vasquez has to be one of the worst picks. He went lotto and as soon as he walked up to shake david sterns hand he announced he just signed a nice 5 year contract to stay in europe but appreciated the free hat.

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Recent Ones

Philly takes Demarcus Cousins at 2

Memphis takes Stephen Curry at 2

New York takes Brandon Jennings at 8

Minny takes Demarcus Cousins at 4

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new york selects brandon

new york selects brandon jennings instead of Jordan Hill.

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Nohla doesnt trade Kobe

Nohla doesnt trade Kobe Bryant

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With the 23rd and 30th picks

With the 23rd and 30th picks in the 99' draft LAL selects AK-47 and Manu Ginobli.

With the 20th in 02' pick from Tor, LAL selects Luis Scola who decides to come to LAL at the same time as Manu making the jump easier for both.

With the 24th and 32nd picks in 03' LAL selects Mo Williams and still take Luke.

Suddenly LAL has the youth/Talent to compete with the Pistons in 04 as the roster now looks like this

Shaq/Scola

Malone/Scola

AK-47/Fox/Walton

Kobe/Gino

Glove/Fish/Mo.........that team more than likely wins the title getting Kobe/Shaq/Fish/Fox their 4th title together changing history as we know it. Fish is resigned but Shaq still wants out.

Another thing I would do differently would probably be in 06 I would take Monta Ellis and Andray Blatche instead of Ronny T. and Von Wafer.

Probably would have bought the pick that ultimately become Andre Iguodala as well.

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oh yeah, Luol Deng was the

oh yeah, Luol Deng was the Suns pick, he was taken ahead of Iggy so that was my bad. i'd have takebn Iggy over Luol.

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T'wolves over the last decade

First, I'd punch McHale in the balls for losing 3 of our draft picks thanks to JOE SMITH, of all people.

2003- Kendrick Perkins over Ebi. In fact, pretty much anybody over Ndudi Ebi. Lmao, what a terrible pick.

2005- Monta Ellis or Danny Granger over Rashad McCants. Ugh...

2006- The wolves picked the right guy. Kevin McDumbass traded him for Foye, epic fail. Rondo would also have been nice here.

2007- They got screwed with this pick...Brewer was the right choice at the time, but in hindsight we should have taken Noah. Marc Gasol may have also been nice in the 2nd round over Chris Richard.

2008- Probably the only good thing McHale ever did here trading away Mayo for Love. Hated it at the time, but it was a good move. Westbrook or Gordon would have been nice as well.

2009- Kahn being an idiot. Rubio may never come to MN, I hope he can at least get semi good trade value for him. Flynn was a dumb pick as well. Lawson may have been the best of the three, and we traded him. I would take Curry and Jennings w/ 5 and 6, then take Darren Collison instead of Lawson, and take DeJuan Blair with 28. Obviously trade off one or two of the PG's and get good value back (which Kahn is virtually incapable of...haha)

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Do Overs

I think if you want to have do overs the best way to do it is to take into account the position that the team picked for and/or needs. A guy like MJ to me is an exception to the rule. I don't care if you have 15 all star guards on your roster. You can either trade someone or try playing the 3 together. I would take my chances on MJ athe the 1, 2, or 3 with no problems. He's skilled, tall and athletic so no worries about him. I understand trying to build a complete teams, but in my opinion at that time Jordan was noticeable better than Bowie, although Bowie was very good.

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Suns....traded some good

Suns....traded some good players away on draft day. Drafted Rondo, but nope, traded him away.... Drafted Luol Deng, but nahhh, cant use him... traded him away. Drafted Kryptonate, but nosir they dont need him either. Imagine if they kept rondo. Interesting back court of nash and rondo, and ehem..would make nash expendable and they might actually have a legit team..

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Knicks fan here...alot of

Knicks fan here...alot of blunders

1996- Ben Wallace over John Wallace

1999- AK47 over Fredric Wies

2000- Micheal Redd over Donell Harvey

2002- Amar'e Stoudemire over Nene (Then keep him)

2003- David West over Mike Sweetney AND Mo Williams over Lampe

2005- Bynum over Frye

2006- Rondo over Balkman

2008- Gordon over Gallo

2009- Jrue Holiday over Hill

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For the knicks if only they

For the knicks if only they didnt trade away what turned out to be Lamarcus Aldridge, and Joakim Noah, for Eddy Curry.

Wouldve made the Lebron sweepstakes a lot more interesting.

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hahaha

I like this...

I am pretty sure the Wizards would love to get back their 5th pick in the 2009 Draft and add a guy like Steph Curry, Jordan Hill, Ricky Rubio, or Brandon Jennings...

With the 20th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Bobcats select...DeAndre Jordan...lol

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If every team drafted "right"

If every team drafted "right" how different would this league be right now?

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Milwaukee Bucks: Brook Lopez

Milwaukee Bucks: Brook Lopez over Joe Alexander at #8 in 2008 (True, they still had Bogut, and yes Brook's lack of rebounding has been well documented, but he would have made Bucks fans MUCH happier than Joe Alexander, that is for sure)

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You could really have just put "Anyone who was picked who wasnt Joe Alexander"

And you would have been fine lol.

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