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Exum and Smart draft stock

How many teams, even lottery teams, need a point guard right now? The league is stacked with them and using a high draft pick on one might come at the expense of filling a position of need.

The Lakers are the only team that really needs their Point Guard of the future. Milwaukee does, but they'll get a top 3 pick most likely and won't use it on Exum or Smart. Orlando have been thought to be keen on pairing Oladipo with Exum, but that seems more like a luxury that necessity to me.

Rondo is still in Boston last time I checked and Philly, Utah have just found their PG's of the future.

Maybe Detroit if they're unhappy with Jennings in the 10th pick range, or Sacramento if they don't re-sign Isiah Thomas (which I think they will).

So who actually really needs Exum and Smart? How low can these guys drop if teams were only to draft based on need.


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Of the 2,Exum has the best

Of the 2,Exum has the best shot of being drafted as a sg by the teams you've mentionned,because of his size,and because of teams actually knowing Smart isnt much of a shooter.Ive heard Exum isnt either,but since hes basically an international man of mystery,he could really impress with his shooting when visiting teams.

I do agree Smart could fall though if doesnt show an improved jump shot,to be picked as a combo guard.As a pg,if not lakers,no idea...

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Lakers, Milwaukee, Kings

Lakers, Milwaukee, Kings (Isiah Thomas is replaceable), Boston possibly because who knows how long Rondo will stay, and Orlando are the teams that need or will potentially need a point guard. But both Exum and Smart can play the 2, and alot of teams could use a 2. With how strong this draft is teams will draft based on star potential, so I doubt either of these 2 fall.

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Lakers, Milwaukee, Kings

Lakers, Milwaukee, Kings (Isiah Thomas is replaceable), Boston possibly because who knows how long Rondo will stay, and Orlando are the teams that need or will potentially need a point guard. But both Exum and Smart can play the 2, and alot of teams could use a 2. With how strong this draft is teams will draft based on star potential, so I doubt either of these 2 fall.

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Milwaukee - Need a PG but

Milwaukee - Need a PG but will probably get a top 3 pick and no chance they take Exum with it.

Lakers - Most likely to take Exum around 6 or 7 (still quite low) but they need an entire roster, not just a PG.

Sacramento - Why would they let Isiah Thomas walk just so they can draft another PG. It makes sense to sign him and draft a quality player at another position.

Boston - Rondo is still there and we only speculate that he might get moved. I personally don't think he's going anywhere and the C's are more likely to bring in help before they ship him out.

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The Magic need one badly.

The Magic need one badly, assuming they decide to play Oladipo at SG. I can't stand another game where Jameer Nelson starts.

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If he stays true I to his

If he stays true I to his word I am hoping he refuses the work out for teams so he will fall to the Lakers, I'm talking about Exum. At the 6th spot I also like Smart for the Lakers if he falls to them.

The other team I think is Orlando. Though if I were then I would take BPA and target Ennis in the later lottery. Out of Exum and Smart though for Orlando I like Smart. Man him and Dipo would have the potential to be the most physical and dominant defensive back court in the NBA for years to come. They are both interchangeable and though they can't space the floor great. With a jump shooting big man like Vucevic I think smart would have plenty of room to get to the hole. I would love that backcourt if I was Orlando. Extremely tough and gritty.

I want Exum to fall to the Lakers because Lakers have to swing for the fences and hopefully hit a home run which is Exum... Potential.

The Magic have a good core in place so they have the luxury of taking the best fit. Which I think is Marcus for them.

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Keep dreaming, Smart and Exum

Keep dreaming, Smart and Exum will be gone, but I'd bet you could trade that pick for Rondo if you wanted him. Would you consider that a home run? I know Kobe would push for it, and Ainge will probably grab the last of Exum or Smart before the Lakers.

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Keep dreaming Celtics fan,

Keep dreaming Celtics fan, both of those guys might be gone but I think the majority of us Laker fans will agree we don't want to give you a lottery pick for your PG that your GM held onto for way to long until his trade value has all but diminished. Sorry, you can swallow that one.

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OK, we'll take Rondo and the

OK, we'll take Rondo and the last of Exum/Smart, and you guys can have Nash and Julius Randle.

Who do you think we should draft at 17?

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Well if they take Exum/Smart

Well if they take Exum/Smart which I don't think they would unless they had all intentions to move Rondo, I think they should target someone like Adrien Payne or a wing like Rodney Hood or Early. It's hard to say at this point because I think 10-20 could go a number of ways. But if they draft a guard with their early pick then I would definitely target a wing or a big man with their middle of the round pick.

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PGs might slip in this draft

The Bucks, Magic and Kings (as stated above) could use a PG, but don't really need one. Knight was ok and came on in the second half of the season, Isaiah Thomas could easily be brought back and Orlando could keep Oladipo at the PG position.

The only teams I can think of are NY, who doesn't have a pick but could make some trades on draft day (they don't have the assets to get Smart or Exum, but possibly Payton or Ennis) and Dallas. Calderon is declining and I don't know if Larkin will be a starting calibre PG, at least not for a while. The Lakers need one as well since Steve Nash can't stay healthy, and while Marshall is a sweet passer, the other areas of his game aren't ready yet.

I wouldn't say Miami, Houston or Indiana need one, but they could easily upgrade (might mess up the chemistry though).

There are also some teams who've got several good point guards like Phoenix (Dragic and Bledsoe), Portland (Lillard, McCollum could be a stud one day) OKC (Westbrook and Jackson who's going to get a nice contract this summer) and there are a ton of PGs who could start for teams and not be that bad (Vasquez, Jack, Sessions, Nelson, Mo Williams, Nate Robinson when healthy, Lin, Collison).

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I agree

If you need a Point Guard, you don't necessarily have to go to the draft to find one since the league has plenty of quality back-ups who could start elsewhere.

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Indiana need one!

Indiana need one I would love them to try and get Jackson or McCollum.

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