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Finish this statement: This is an important draft for the

Boston Celtics.

As its no secret that they're starting to get older, they're still competitve enough that they don't need to rebuild. With the depth of this draft and 2 late first round selections, I think its important that they draft to solid players that will be able to play when the big 3 are done. Their ability to draft well will decrease the chances of a full rebuild in the near future. Avery Bradley shows to have been a great pick for them, they need a couple guys like that who will be able to take it in for a year or 2, and then produce when asked. How about Moe Harkless and Fab Melo if they are available?


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New Orleans Hornets

The only way for them to convince Gordon to stay is to pick up some valuable pieces in the draft and make a good signing. They've got two lottery picks, both of which are likely top 10. In such a strong draft two top 10 picks can be a turning point for a team that is right now stuck at the bottom. Add a potential young all-star (Gordon), a bunch of young developing players (Aminu, Henry, Vasquez, J. Smith) and combine it with some good veteran players (Okafor, Jack, Ariza). And you got yourself potentially a very good all around team.

Say they pick up Gilchrist and Sullinger and then add Felton as their PG, that gives them

Felton-Gordon-Gilchrist-Sullinger-Okafor

and a bench of Jack-Vasquez-Henry-Ariza-Smith and Ayon

That isn't a strong bench, but this can be a good team

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if they are there for their

if they are there for their picks that seems to be fine. one thing about picking late is that you wont be getting the next LeBron or Durant. You can get lucky and land a Sprewell or Arenas. Usually its guards that slip so dont be too enamored that you need the eventual replacement to KG. If the Guard is the best player available then get him

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This draft is important to this team cuz they have to land within the top 7 picks or else the pick gets forfitted to Utah due to their GM Larry Riley decreasing the draft protection on this years pick. They have Curry and Bogut returning next year and Klay Thompson and Charles Jenkins look like they can play. If they can add another player that can play, this team dont look so bad on paper. Also, based on talent GS wont be that bad to get into the Shabbazz Muhammed sweepstakes

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As a Celtics fan I agree that

As a Celtics fan I agree that this draft is critical for their future considering they have two first round picks and if they hit on both then that will make the post big 3 transition a little easier.

I don't have any particular players in mind, but I do prefer if one of them is a good three point shooter to fill the Ray Allen role (Doron Lamb, John Jenkins) and an athletic big that can run the floor which will suit Rondo's prefred up-tempo style nicely (maybe Arnett Moultrie if he falls to them)

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Detroit Pistons

The Pistons have avoided a completely disastrous season, and the young core of Brandon Knight and Greg Monroe seems promising. This draft is filled with talented big men, and if the Pistons can be so lucky as to get a top-3 pick, thus getting either Anthony Davis or Thomas Robinson, this could catapult the Pistons to greater success. If not (the likelier scenario obviously), there's still Andre Drummond, Arnett Moultrie, Tyler Zeller, and Jared Sullinger.

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If the Pistons got Drummond,

If the Pistons got Drummond, it would kill 2 birds with 1 stone. You get to move Monroe to PF, where he'd dominate, and it would allow drummond to be an athletic, defense guy, everything monroe is not. Plus, it would set up a nice young core

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If the Pistons got Drummond,

If the Pistons got Drummond, it would kill 2 birds with 1 stone. You get to move Monroe to PF, where he'd dominate, and it would allow drummond to be an athletic, defense guy, everything monroe is not. Plus, it would set up a nice young core

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Drummond to Pistons would be ideal for them

Having Monroe at 4 would allow him to really find himself offensively and suprisingly defensively also.You would think he is slow out on the perimeter but he actually handles the pick and role well. A stretch 4 might still give him problems but his foot work is not that slow. He doesn't have it in him to be banging in the post. Maybe they can bring Ben Wallace back as a player or coach next year and teach Drummond how to workout, eat properly and defend. His offense will come around eventually like Bynum.

Only problem is picking Drummond or anyone but Davis still doesn't put Detriot over .500 for like 3 more years.

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Celtics

I am a Celtics fan and I agree this is an important draft for them, especially as their may be some nice players available for them and they have 4 draft picks.

I wouldn't want them to draft Fab Melo in the 1st round. I think he is a reach their and his skill set is redundant with Stiemsma. I doubt he will earn time over Stiemsma and both are ideally just centers.

I would like the Celtics to draft high upside players, given that they are unlikely to completely fall apart anytime soon and won't have the luxury of building around high draft picks. Guys like Moe Harkless, Will Barton (maybe with their 1st second round pick), Arnett Moultrie, Dion Waiters, or CJ Leslie would be excellent additions I would say who could help the Celtics transition game by giving Rondo some good targets on the break.

I also like Andrew Nicholson, who I think is a bit similar to Markieff Morris. I think he could immediately make the team's rotation if he was drafted. He does a lot of what JaJuan Johnson does, but I am skeptical about Johnson ever being more than an end of the bench player.

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Blazers

With two lottery picks including a fairly high one from the Nets they are counting on this draft as their fundamental step in remaking the team. I understand landing a PG like Dragic (or perhaps they go after Sessions?) in free agency would be great but if they could add a PG like Marshall or Lillard to commandeer the offense, get the ball to Aldridge, Batum and Matthews, and a big man like Drummond, that would signal a huge step for them.

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For Micheal Jordan,his

For Micheal Jordan,his current rookies Kemba Walker & Biyombo are looking promising,so he can continue to redeem his record as a talent evaluator by getting this pick right....He had several Huge Blunder on his resume from passing over Pau Gasol for Kwame Brown,passing over Brandon Roy & Rudy Gay for Adam Morrison..And selecting DJ Augustin over Roy Hibbert & Brook Lopez....

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For the Cavs

They have a nice core of Irving, Thompson and Gee. Alonzo Gee is interesting because he can play the 2 or 3. Byron Scott said on a couple occasions he would like Gee to get quicker next year, meaning lose a little weight. He is better at the 3 but if he lost 8 to10 lbs he could still beat 2's off the dribble. He gives the Cavs options to draft a 2 or a 3 with the first pick and let them start. Beal and Barnes or Lamb if we lose a couple spots when the cards come out. Best likely case scenario we draft Drummond and Rivers ( he'll be gone)/Waitors/Ross/TJones(he'll be gone).

Barnes might not be an option. They have Gee, Casspi and Walton at the 3. Once Gee is resigned thats like 10 million worth of small forwards. Starting Gee and Barnes gives up to much quickness.

If they draft Beal, they are slightly undersized at the 2 (Beal 6'4),3 (Gee 6'5/6),4 (Thompson long but 6'8/9),5 (Varejao 6/10). Still my prefered choice though.

IDK, how to call it but this draft will determine whether the Cavs will be at the tail end of the lottery next year or a eigth seed, with future aspirations. We have 3 picks between 24 and 34, if we can parlay that into one top 17 pick we are set. Or if we pick up another first rounder next year with the early 2nd rounders because some guy somebody else loves drops. Are model is Durant (2), Westbrook (4), Harden (3) and Ibaka (24). Over three years. Or the Bulls model of finding pieces like Asik, Gibson, Noah and Watson a little later in the draft.

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Bobcats

They suck. And they're gonna suck for the next 10 years if they don't win the unibrow. Stakes don't get much higher than that.

Anthony Davis' reaction to getting drafted by the Bobcats:

Anthony Davis

F-CK THE NBA! I RETIRE!

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The Jazz

The Jazz have a promising young core in place right now. If they can add a guard that can pass and shoot as well as add a defensive minded SF with a respectable shot then they could have the pieces to be competing for something special within two years or so.

A couple of players that I feel could make a difference are Rivers, Daruis Miller (in the second round). If the Jazz could add PJ3, Moultrie or Fab Melo, watch out. This team could be very competitive in the next few years.

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Jazz

I agree with BK Smith. They could either have two lotto picks, or no first rounders. For the latter to happen, GSW has to finish in the bottom 7, and the Jazz have to make the playoffs (their pick to the Wolves (Al Jefferson deal) is lotto protected). Getting them Kendall Marshall would make them a legitimate threat in the West about 2-3 years from now, provided they get rid of Millsap and/or Jefferson to clear up their logjam at C/PF

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Suns

Probably going to lose Nash , and going to be picking at the end of the lottery so the rebuild must begin ,

Hopefully gortat will still be this good without Nash always getting him the ball

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