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If you were a GM, who would you pick???

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Kyrie Irving or Damian Lilliard

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry

John Wall or Jrue Holiday

Sg

Demar Derezon or Evan Turner

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks

Sf

Chandler Parson or Danilo Gallinari

Paul George or Kahwi Leonard

Harrison Barnes or Micheal Kidd Gilchrist

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Blake Griffin or Kevin Love

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried

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Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic

Javale Mcgee or De'Andre Jordan

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond


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Kyrie Irving or Damian Lilliard...I pick Kyrie Irving

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry...I pick Brandon Jennings

John Wall or Jrue Holiday...I pick Jrue Holiday

Sg

Demar Derezon or Evan Turner...I pick Evan Turner

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo...I pick OJ Mayo

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks...I pick Klay Thompson

Sf

Chandler Parsons or Danilo Gallinari...I pick Chandler Parsons

Paul George or Kahwi Leonard...I pick Kawhi Leonard

Harrison Barnes or Micheal Kidd Gilchrist...I pick Micheal Kidd Gilchrist

Pf

Blake Griffin or Kevin Love...I pick Kevin Love

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka...I pick Anthony Davis

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried...I pick Thomas Robinson

C

Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic...I pick Enes Kanter

Javale Mcgee or De'Andre Jordan...I pick De'Andre Jordan

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors...I pick Greg Monroe

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond...I pick Meyers Leonard

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PgKyrie Irving or Damian

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Kyrie Irving or Damian Lilliard: Kyrie Irving

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry: Stephen Curry

John Wall or Jrue Holiday: John Wall

Sg

Demar Derezon or Evan Turner: Demar DeRozan

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo: OJ Mayo

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks: Klay Thompson

Sf

Chandler Parson or Danilo Gallinari: Danilo Gallinari

Paul George or Kahwi Leonard: Paul George

Harrison Barnes or Micheal Kidd Gilchrist: toss up...Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Pf

Blake Griffin or Kevin Love: Kevin Love

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka: Anthony Davis

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried: Kenneth Faried

C

Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic: Enes Kanter

Javale Mcgee or De'Andre Jordan: Javale McGee

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors: Greg Monroe

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond: Andre Drummond

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wow...nice questions

Kyrie Irving or Damian Lilliard....IRVING

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry....JENNINGS

John Wall or Jrue Holiday....WALL (if healthy)

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Demar Derozon or Evan Turner...DeROZON (Turner is better all around player tho imo, but I feel Demar still has more potential)

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo...GORDON (if healthy)

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks....BROOKS ( needs playing time tho...minutes cut down this year)

Sf

Chandler Parson or Danilo Gallinari...GALLINARI (but...Parson's might be better a couple years from now)

Paul George or Kahwi Leonard...LEONARD (George is a better scorer, but Leonard has better all around game and is just getting started)

Harrison Barnes or Micheal Kidd Gilchrist...BARNES (very close, flipped a coin basically)

Pf

Blake Griffin or Kevin Love...LOVE (Very close again, but love has a little more skill, even tho Griffin might be most exciting player in the league)

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka....DAVIS

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried....FARIED (Love me some Manimal!!!)

C

Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic...KANTER ( Vucevic might actually be better right now tho)

Javale Mcgee or De'Andre Jordan...JORDAN ( another close one, but Jordan doesn't seem to make as many bone head plays as McGee)

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors...MONROE (no brainer)

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond....DRUMMOND (needs consistent minutes, Lawrence Frank is getting on my nerve!)

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Kyrie Irving or Damian Lilliard........Kyrie

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry........Curry

John Wall or Jrue Holiday.........Wall

Sg

Demar Derezon or Evan Turner.......Demar

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo.......Mayo

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks..........Klay

Sf

Chandler Parson or Danilo Gallinari........Gallinari

Paul George or Kahwi Leonard.............George

Harrison Barnes or Micheal Kidd Gilchrist............Barnes

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Blake Griffin or Kevin Love..........Love

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka...........Davis

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried..............Faried

C

Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic..........Kanter

Javale Mcgee or De'Andre Jordan............Jordan

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors..............Monroe

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond............Drummond

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These are always dangerous to do because lists will always bring disagreements, which lead to negs, but oh well, it's just my fictional points that are going to waste.

Pg

Kyrie Irving or Damian Lilliard - Irving has top 5 PG potential, but I predicted Lillard as ROTY. Can't say no to Uncle Drew though.

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry - I like Steph Curry if I were choosing a healthy Steph Curry. Otherwise I'll take Jennings.

John Wall or Jrue Holiday - A healthy John Wall (but Holiday could change my opionion by the all star break.)

Sg

Demar Derezon or Evan Turner - DeMar needs to develop a consistent jumper. I'll take Turner here.

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo - A healthy Eric Gordon

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks - Klay Thompson, I'd like to see Brooks develop into a lesser version of Harden on the Thunder. The deadly weapon off the bench. But for now Thompson has my pick.

Sf

Chandler Parson or Danilo Gallinari - Gallinari for the scoring ability

Paul George or Kahwi Leonard - Paul George for the upside, but if I have another solid pieces I may take Leonard for the intangibles

Harrison Barnes or Micheal Kidd Gilchrist - Close one but I'll go MKG since he stuffs a full stat book

Pf

Blake Griffin or Kevin Love - Kevin Love and its not even close.

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka - Davis. Would you have selected Ibaka over Davis if both were in the 2012 draft? Probably not.

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried - Faried. Robinson has only shown one good season at Kansas and hasn't shown up in the NBA yet. Faried is the hustle player/rebounder that every team needs.

C

Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic - Kanter since he hasn't fully been released yet. I see more potential in his game.

Javale Mcgee or De'Andre Jordan - This is close but I'll go Jordan

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors - Greg Monroe without a doubt. Maybe Favors proves me wrong, but that won't be for a few more years. Monroe is a much safer pick.

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond - I'll go Drummond since he has more potential and is one of the youngest players in the NBA. Players built like him don't come around everyday.

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Gordon/Mayo,

Gordon/Mayo, Parsons/Gallinari, George/Leonard, and Barnes/Kidd-Gilchrist were all toss ups for me

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PG: Irving, Curry, Wall SG:

PG: Irving, Curry, Wall
SG: Derozan, Gordon, Thompson
SF: Gallinari, George, Barnes
PF: Love, Davis, Faried
C: Kanter, Jordan, Monroe, Drummond

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Pg Kyrie Irving or Damian

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Kyrie Irving or Damian Lilliard.............Kyrie Irving

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry......... Tough one, but ill take Steph if he stays healthy

John Wall or Jrue Holiday.... Jrue has been playing very good lately but ill take John Wall

Sg

Demar Derezon or Evan Turner...... Ehhhhh Turner better all around but depends on the type of team

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo.......... EG if he can stay healthy

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks....... Klay easy

Sf

Chandler Parson or Danilo Gallinari..... Pizzamaker obviously

Paul George or Kahwi Leonard...... I love Leonard and im not big on Paul George

Harrison Barnes or Micheal Kidd Gilchrist.......... Hmmmm MKG has more intangibles while barnes is a shooter.. tough but give me MKG
Pf

Blake Griffin or Kevin Love..... Come on Kevin Love is soooo much better the Griffin

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka....... Anthony Davis obviously

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried..... I loved T-Rob at kansas but the Manimal is something else.

C

Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic........ Kanter strictly on potential

Javale Mcgee or De'Andre Jordan...... Jordan i guess

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors........ Monroe is an absolute force, Favors is all potential, Id take Monroe in a heartbeat

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond..... I like Meyers Leanard 7'1 is something you cant teach

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My picks

Great players to compare with each other.

Pg:
Kyrie Irving or Damian Lillard: Kyrie Irving- better leader, intelligent, has amazing skills

Steph Curry or Brandon Jennings: Steph Curry; Jennings chucks up to many dumb shots, I also feel Curry is a better winner and I feel like Curry is a more like able guy then Jennings which leads to good chemistry

John Wall or Jrue Holiday: John Wall- has so much more raw talent then Holiday and unbelievable passing ability, just needs teamattes

Sg:

Demar DeRozan or Evan Turner: Evan Turner showed his leadership at OSU, and is coming around, but DeRozan is def has had a better career so far

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo: OJ Mayo, he is starting to show his potential and I feel like he has a higher ceiling than Gordon and Gordon has been injury prone in his early career. Eric Gordon is a one-dimensional player and I feel like OJ Mayo could turn into an all-around player because of his height, meaning defense

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks: Marshon Brooks, I feel like Klay thompson will just become a 3-pt shooter and will only be a little better than JJ Reddick. Marshon Brooks will become a prolific scorer.

SF

Chandler Parsons or Danilo Gallinari: Chandler Parsons, I like Parsons game, he makes great decisions could shoot the 3pt effectively, he has great height, and he could drive to the basket when needed and his height and lankyness will make him a better defender overtime. Gallinari takes too many dumb shots and I don't see him getting that much better

Paul George or Kawhi Leonard: Paul George and it's not even close, dude has too much talent and with Granger being out, it will help him develop to being the #1 man. He's got great height and athleticism, hes a great defender, could shoot the 3. He's just got to develop his isolation game and start taking more shots. I love George he's got a lot of potential. Kawhi Leonard is a great complimentary player and unfortunately that's all I see him being and hes great for the Poppovich system. He plays hard, but George is that much better.

Harrison Barnes or MKG: This one is the toughest out of all of them. Though I will take MKG, because I feel like he has the confidence, attitude,work ethic and desire to be the #1 guy. He's an amazing defender, a winner, has amazing hustle which brushes off on his teamattes. Though, he has to work on his shooting and I think he'll figure it out. Harrison Barnes will be an athletic Luol Deng, he's got amazing athleticism, great work ethic, above average 3pt shot, plays good D. Though, I don't feel like he could be a #1 guy because I feel he lacks the confidence of a #1 guy based on seeing him play at college. Also, he didn't show up in the big games.

PF

Blake Griffin or Kevin Love: Another tough one, I'll take Kevin Love though. Blake Griffin FT shooting worries me, but his defense is significantly improving and his shot is improving a little bit. I know he'll develop his shot and become an unstoppable force soon. Though a big guy that could stretch the floor and hit 3pt's consistently while also grabbing you double digit boars, is something you can't pass up on. Also, he wants to win. He came out saying that if the Timberwolves don't make the playoffs this year, he'll def consider trying to get his way out of there like D12, Carmelo, n CP3 have. He's a tough guy. Also, he rarely has a bad game he consistently gets 20 and 10 and always comes to play. Also, both guys seem very like able so that'll help team chemistry

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka: Anthony Davis without a doubt. We've never seen this type of player before. Has a 99 potential. He'll be a better blocker then Ibaka and Davis already could shoot the ball pretty good, but def still needs development on his shot. Great in the P&R, dominated college b-ball and is winner. Has some guard skills, since he use to play guard and then grew 8 inches. Though, I see him getting injured a lot, because of the amount he grew in a short period of time and his knees will not be right. Needs to hit the weight room. Is very coach able and seems like a great teamatte. If he gets significantly stronger he'll be better than D12. Could see him ending up like KG, but not as good of a passer as KG. Ibaka is a presence on the low post, a blocking machine and has significantly improved his shooting. He's too big of a hothead though and I could see him becoming a problem in the locker room at some point.

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried: Thomas Robinson, he was a #1 guy on great team that was runner-up. He has a pretty good shooting game and makes people get out of the way when he gets in the paint because of his physique. Probably will be an all-star once or twice. Though, he seems like a hothead basing on that dumb elbow he threw at Jerenko. I just see Faried being a complimentary player, dude plays with a high motor though.

Center:

Enes Kanter or Nikola Vucevic: Kanter, I haven't seen these guys play that much though. Kanter has some raw talent and a great big man body, he can bully people down low. I would like to see him get more playing time and see what he can do. Vucevic I feel is too soft.

Javale McGee or DeAndre Jordan: DeAndre Jordan. If McGee ever gets his &$#%#&@! together he could be pretty good, but all I see him being is a high flying center with no moves. Jordan is a great defender but a god awful shooter, he'll have to develop his post moves, which I think he will, because it's going to take a lot of time to get Jordan to shoot effectively.

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond: A pretty tough choice here, but I'll take Drummond. Leonard has great size at 7'1 and a great build, he has a decent shooting game, but def could be developed. He'll get you blocks and play good defense, but I don't see him turning into an All-star caliber player. Drummond will be a great defender. I see Drummond turning into a Ben Wallace, but with a better offensive game. He runs like he's very un-coordinated though (lolz). He'll be an all-star strictly based on his defensive ability and rebounding. I don't see him developing great post moves though and def won't have a good shooting game.

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Pg Kyrie Irving or Damian

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Kyrie Irving or Damian Lilliard
-Kyrie. Just seems like a guy that can run a team rather than Damian Lillard who might become a Monta Ellis type of guy. Great numbers but doesn't translate to wins.

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry
-Brandon Jennings. I'd rather have a guy play than be injured or play at 70%.

John Wall or Jrue Holiday
-John Wall. I haven't given up on his potential. He's gonna be a top-5 point guard in the L in 3-5 years.

Sg

Demar Derezon or Evan Turner
-DeMar DeRozan. He just has more physical and athletic tools to be successful.

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo
-Mayo. Again, I'd rather have a guy play than Gordon who hasn't played 100% in about two years now.

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks
-Klay Thompson. More consistent and doesn't force anything. Dude is just so smooth.

Sf

Chandler Parson or Danilo Gallinari
-Parsons. I'd rather get some defense and toughness to go along with the nice shooting and ball-handling for their size.

Paul George or Kahwi Leonard
-Toss up but I'm leaning towards Kahwi. There's a reason Popp traded for him, he thinks he can be the torch-carrier after the Duncan-Parker-Ginobili years. If you have Popp's blessing, it's almost a guarantee.

Harrison Barnes or Micheal Kidd Gilchrist
-MKG. He doesn't need a good point-guard by his side to be effective. Even if he isn't scoring, he's playing tough defense, rebounding, making the extra play and hustling while Barnes sort of falls apart if his shot isn't going in or if he's playing without a good point guard.

Pf

Blake Griffin or Kevin Love
-I'm going with Kevin Love. You can put the ball in his hands and he'll make a play happen, rather than relying on the pick-and-roll or an alley-oop. I'd take the occasional 30-20 game over the occasional highlight dunk anyday.

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka
-AD. Davis, at worst, can be as good as Ibaka.

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried
-Faried. I'm not a huge believer in Robinson. I think he'll make a nice Kris Humphries type player but at least Faried is going to run the break, won't be outplayed or outworked, and can rub-off some of his intensity on his teammates.

C

Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic
-Kanter. Not even close.

Javale Mcgee or De'Andre Jordan
-DeAndre Jordan. More disciplined, which isn't saying much. Doesn't try to be somebody he isn't and knows his role, which is block shots, defense, rebound, and the occasional alley-oop. Whereas JaVale McGee tries free-throw line dunks while down 20+pts... SMH.

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors
-Monroe. I'm a huge Favors fan but I just think you can build around Monroe whereas I believe Favors can be a piece to a puzzle rather than the base for it.

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond
-Andre Drummond. Dude has so much potential and neither has proved much thus far. So I'm going with Drummond.

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Kyrie Irving or Damian Lilliard
-kyrie. damian is good too but i dont know about his potential, got draft older than most

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry
-curry has been hurt more often than not. id take jennings

John Wall or Jrue Holiday
-holiday

Sg

Demar Derezon or Evan Turner
- both inconsistent lol but il take derozan. i think he's the better player when on fire. turner does a lil bit of everything tho

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo
- mayo as of now. dont know if gordon can still be as good when he comes back

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks
-depends on my need. id take klay

Sf

Chandler Parson or Danilo Gallinari
- danillo

Paul George or Kahwi Leonard
- leonard

Harrison Barnes or Micheal Kidd Gilchrist
- mkg all day

Pf

Blake Griffin or Kevin Love
- love

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka
- davis easy

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried
- faried

C

Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic
- kanter

Javale Mcgee or De'Andre Jordan
- mcgee

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors
- monroe

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond
- drummond

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Kyrie Irving or Damian Lilliard - Lillard - Honestly a really tough choice but I like Lillard as a scorer just a little more

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry - Curry - I take the pure shooter all day here

John Wall or Jrue Holiday - Wall - Wall's one of my favorite players in the league due to his unbelievable athletecism, he's going to keep developing and be one of the best players at his position soon.

Sg

Demar Derezon or Evan Turner - Derozan - for the pure fact I've seen him do more to this point in his career, I never really see much out of Turner when I see him on the court

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo - Gordon - Mayo is too inconsistent for my taste

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks - Brooks - I think he can develop into an electric scorer given the right opportunity

Sf

Chandler Parson or Danilo Gallinari - Gallinari - another really close call but I give a slight edge to Gallinari based on the fact I've seen him be absolutely cold blooded in clutch moments in person.

Paul George or Kahwi Leonard - George - I think he's on the verge of making the leap to star as it is

Harrison Barnes or Micheal Kidd Gilchrist
- Kidd Gilchrist - Unbelievable motor and passion for the game, plus if nothing else you have a defensive stud
Pf

Blake Griffin or Kevin Love - K Love - I'm a Twolves fan, enough said

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka - Davis - super close, both have great potential but I think Davis will be better on offense in the future

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried - Faried - dude is an animal

C

Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic - Kanter - guy can bruise and could be a great option as he develops

Javale Mcgee or De'Andre Jordan - Jordan - seems to have more killer instinct than McGee

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors - Favors - I'm a fan of athletecism so I give it to him over the do everything big man Monroe

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond - Drummond - I think he just needs a little time to figure out what basketball really means in his life, he's got the physical tools, he just needs to get his head in the game

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Kyrie Irving or Damian Lillard- Although I think Lillard will be a good player, Kyrie is a franchise level talent and is younger than Lillard.

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry- This is a close one. Even though Jennings is an awfully inconsistent shooter, Jennings is a better defender and more athletic.

John Wall or Jrue Holiday- Even though John hasn't improved as much as Washington fans would like, he still has a lot more upside than Holiday. Wall has unbelievable athleticism and I believe he will be a top 5 PG in the league before long.

SG
Demar Derozan or Evan Turner - I'm taking Derozan here, because at this point in his career, he has shown more than Turner.

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo- This is a closer one thay one may think since Eric Gordon is rarely ever healthy, but he is much more consistent, and a better all-around player than Mayo.

Klay Thompson or MarShon Brooks- This is another close one. Klay Thompson has better stats than Brooks mostly because of the team he plays on, but I think Brooks is better. I think Brooks can develop into a go-to scorer if givin the opportunity. So I'm taking Brooks.

Sf
Chandler Parsons or Danilo Gallinari- This is another close one, but I'm taking Parsons. I think Gallinari is a better offensive player and has more upside, but I love Parson's intangibles and his defense.

Paul George or Kawhi Leonard- This is very close. Kawhi Leonard has great intangibles and toughness. But Paul George has much more potential due to his size and athleticism. So I'm taking George.

Harrison Barnes or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist- I'm taking MKG, and it isn't close. MKG is a stat stuffing monster. I'd want him on my team. Barnes is just a bonified jump shooter who plays decent defense.

Pf
Blake Griffin or Kevin Love- I'm taking Love. Griffin is the better defender and way more athletic, but Kevin Love is a go-to scorer, and an elite rebounder. A this point in his career, the only way Griffin can score is off of dunks and put-backs.

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka- Both are very similar players, but Davis is the better offensive player. So I'm taking Davis in a close one.

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried- I'm taking Faried, and it isn't close. Faried is an animal. He is a great rebounder, above average defender, and a high energy player that every team needs. Robinson hasn't showed much in his brief NBA career.

C
Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic- Vucevic's stats may look nice, but they are because he plays on an awful team. I'm taking Kanter based of his higher upside.

Javale McGee or Deandre Jordan- I'm taking Jordan. He has played very well this season. Although McGee is improving, he is still an idiot.

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors- Although Favors has more upside, at this point, I'm taking Monroe because of his all-around ability and he has shown that he can be a consistently good player in the NBA. NOTE: I believe both Favors and Monroe will move to their more natural position in PF because of Kanter and Drummond.

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond- This is an easy one. I'm taking Drummond due to his massive potential but neither have shown much as of yet.

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PG: Kyrie Irving or Damian

PG:

Kyrie Irving or Damian Lillard
- Lillard reminds me of a less explosive, but better shooting Derrick Rose. However, I'd still go with Iriving. His little injuries are becoming annoying, but I still feel he has that special "IT" to be a top five point guard in the NBA.

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry
- Give me Curry. I know he's struggled with the ankle, but he looks pretty healthy this year. Plus, I'm just not high on Jennings and his 39-40% shooting.

John Wall or Jrue Holiday
- I'd go with Holiday. He's not as fast as Wall, but I think he has better change of pace to his game and is better at just about everything else. I feel like people kind of sleep on Holiday.

SG:

DeMar DeRozan or Evan Turner
- Both guys have been disappointing to me, but I'd go with Turner. He's a better all-around player.

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo
- Gordon is better than Mayo at both ends of the floor, but it'd be unfair to pick Gordon right now considering he's been injured while Mayo is putting up 20 and shooting the ball so well this season. I'd go with Mayo until Gordon returns healthy, which will be pretty soon.

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks
- Thompson was a guy most people picked to break out this season. He hasn't been very good so far to me, but I'd still go with him as of right now.

SF:

Chandler Parsons or Danilo Gallinari
- Give me Parsons. He's a better all-around player, while also being able to shoot just as well.

Paul George or Kawhi Leonard
- Leonard. George has the flashier game, but they'll play the same role. 2nd or 3rd options who shoot the three and defend. I just think Leonard will do it better.

Harrison Barnes or Micheal Kidd Gilchrist
- This is really close, but I'd go with Gilchrist as of right now. I really like Barnes though.

PF:

Blake Griffin or Kevin Love
- I'd pick Love. I don't see the improvement in Griffin's game, which is disappointing to me. I actually feel Griffin's game has gotten worse since they traded for Chris Paul.

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka
- I'd go with Davis. He has a lot of work to do offensively, but seems to have a higher ceiling than Ibaka.

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried
- I'd go with Faried. I'm not really as high on him as some other people, but we haven't really seen a lot from Robinson.

C:

Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic
- This won't be a popular pick, but I think Vucevic is a better basketball player right now. He's not the bruiser Kanter is nor does have that body, but he's a lot more skilled.

JaVale Mcgee or DeAndre Jordan
- I'd go with McGee. Jordan has become more popular, but McGee is a better basketball player. You can't play Jordan in crunch time... He's too bad a free-throw shooter. I feel McGee is becoming a better player under George Karl.

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors
- I'd go with Monroe. You can run an offense through him.

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond
- I like both young bigs. It's tough because it's so early and neither guy really plays a lot of minutes. I'd go with Leonard as of right now. I feel he plays with a high motor and he's actually not a bad shooter.

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some very difficult atchups (for me) ...

Pg

Kyrie Irving or Damian Lilliard - Kyrie, more upside

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry - Brandon Jennings --> injuries

John Wall or Jrue Holiday - John Wall, still thin he can become more special than Holiday

Sg

Demar Derezon or Evan Turner - ET, teamplayer

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo -

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks - Thompson, better shooter

Sf

Chandler Parson or Danilo Gallinari - Gal, better allrounder

Paul George or Kahwi Leonard - George, more potential

Harrison Barnes or Michael Kidd Gilchrist - ???

Pf

Blake Griffin or Kevin Loven - Blakesanity!!! (couldn't decid)

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka - AD, much more upside (potentially he is a ssuperstar, Ibaka just all star and DOY)

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried - Robinson

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Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic - Kanter, less bust potential (at least he will be a top rebounder, Vucevic is maybe a kind of soft)

Javale Mcgee or De'Andre Jordan - Jordan, Basketball iq

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors - Favors, potential DOY, all star (Monroe sth. like Al Jefferson)

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond - Drummond, potential

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PG. Irving, Curry, Wall SG.

PG. Irving, Curry, Wall
SG. Turner, Mayo, Thompson
SF. Gallinari, George, MKG
PF. Love, Davis, Robinson
C. Mcgee, Monroe, Drummond

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PG lillard,curry,holiday

PG lillard,curry,holiday SG. derozen,mayo,brooks SF.george,barnes,parsons PF. love,davis,faried C. mcgee,monroe,leonard

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I see I still have a lot of haters on this board

I'm guessing a lot of people didn't agree with my picks, although most of them were in line with everyone else's

Was it when I broke all rational thinking and picked a better player in Jrue Holiday over the overhyped/over protected John Wall???

I'd like to know what arguement could be made aside from worthless Stats like Wall's career Averages, what about the Wizards record since drafting John Wall

People say Wall doesn't have teamamtes, what about big free agent C Nene???Emeka Okefor the former 2nd overall pick??? What about Top 5 pick Brad Beal??? Lottery pick Jan Vessely???

Holiday doesn't have Team Captain's Andre Iguadola or Elton Brand, the Sixers don't have leading scoring Lou Williams, they are also without their would be Franchise C Andrew Bynum and are still 8-6 going in to tonight's game against Dallas

What team mates does Holiday have that make the Sixers that much better??? Hell we got former Washington knucklehead Nick Young jacking up bad shots too...

I just think people aren't ready to put the Word potential in it's proper place in regards to John Wall

Bottom line, Jrue is a better player than Wall, he's far more balanced in his approach and has his Team headed in the right direction, He's a great defender and outside shooter and he's only getting better by the day...He's already lead his team into the playoffs and WON a series, taking Boston to 7 games while LEADING the Team in Scoring and Assists, doing so against Rajon Rondo(who did get the Best of him over the series, especially game 7)

Again what has John Wall done again in his career with no one in his way at his position,where he didn't have to share the ball with Lou Williams, Andre Iguadola and Evan Turner...The Ball is being put in Holiday's hands fulltime for the 1st time in his career and he his thriving, Wall has regressed since his 1st week in the NBA and this is undeniable...

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To be fair, I picked Wall

To be fair, I picked Wall because I think he's ready to have a breakout season when he gets back on the court.

"People say Wall doesn't have teamamtes, what about big free agent C Nene???Emeka Okefor the former 2nd overall pick??? What about Top 5 pick Brad Beal??? Lottery pick Jan Vessely???"

All of that is irrelevant, because Wall hasn't played with the first three yet, and Vesely was a rookie last year. When he comes back will be the first chance we get to see Wall play with a semi-capable team, where Holiday has never been on a bad team, and even now his team is still far more talented then the Wizards.

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Y2G, I never said anybody was wrong for picking Wall

I just think the arguement for picking him is kinda silly...

He has more "potential" than Holiday...Isn't that a nice way to say he isn't better than Jrue right now but will "potential" be better than him...

What does he do better than Holiday???

If He is a better Athlete, by how much and isn't durability part of overall Athletism??? If so Wall's slight advantage in speed and explosion is weighted against Holiday's strenght and durable...

If Wall is a better passer than Holiday, how can we truly prove that when Wall has had 0 secondary playmakers on his Team and Jrue had to share ball handling duty with Iggy, Lou Williams and then drafted Evan Turner, he's had the ball in his hands 25 to 35% of the time since he was drafted until this year and he's near the Top of the League in Asssit...

Is Wall a better Scorer??? IDK, maybe he is, but he's not a great jump shooter and defenses have had success packing in the defense and letting Wall beat himself, he's not terribly effective when he's looking for his own shot and I never thought that part of his game would be at the fore front, I expected Assist, Rebounds and Steals from Wall, not high Scoring Averages and good shooting %'s...Holiday has actually become the Sixers best scoring option and Leads the team in Assist, Steals and Minutes per game...I never thought I'd say that about Holiday either...

I don't deny Wall's got talent and is very exiting to watch, but would a reasonable GM really pick him over a proven player like Holiday who is only getting better and is still only 22 or 23 himself!!!! When Holiday is playing at a near All Star level and Wall hasn't gotten on the floor yet

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I'm not going to deny that

I'm not going to deny that Holiday is the better player right now, I've just had very high expectations for Wall for a long time and I expect him to reach them. That's the only thing that factored into my decision to be honest. I didn't break it down skills or anything, just think Wall is going to eventually step up to reach a level Holiday won't, but I've definitely been wrong before.

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Kyrie Irving or Damian Lilliard - Lillard. I know it won't be the popular response, but I think Irving may have some serious injury issues, and his defense might actually be the worst in the entire NBA. Lillard can almost do everything Irving was able to do in his rookie year, but he's a better defender as well.

Brandon Jennings or Steph Curry - Jennings. I don't think either one is a guy that you want to build around, but as a Bucks fan, Jennings is the guy that excites the crowd. I like what he brings to the table as a leader. He's gotten better every year. And also, Curry has some serious issues with his ankle (I believe it was his ankle that he's injured a handful of times already in his career). I'm a fan of both though.

John Wall or Jrue Holiday - Hmmm... I'll go with Wall just because of how ridiculously high his ceiling is. Having said that, Holiday is a great defender and a much better shooter.

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Demar Derezon or Evan Turner - Turner. Both have stepped it up a bit this year from what I've seen, but I like what Turner brings to the table. He can do a little bit of everything.

Eric Gordon or OJ Mayo - Mayo. This is really tough because we haven't seen Gordon this year, while Mayo is off to a very good start. Don't really have much to say about either one.

Klay Thompson or Marshon Brooks - Thompson. In the very least, he can be a knockdown shooter for any team. I think he has a lot of potential while also being the better player right now.

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Chandler Parsons or Danilo Gallinari - Parsons. I fell in love with his game when he was at Florida. Thought he would be one of the steals of the draft. I'm sticking with my boy.

Paul George or Kahwi Leonard - George. I love both of these guys, but George has a rare skillset. I think he can end up being a very special player.

Harrison Barnes or Micheal Kidd Gilchrist - Barnes. Again, two guys I really love. Kidd-Gilchrist has Gerald Wallace kind of potential, and he's a tremendous leader. Barnes is one of the few guys from this year's draft that I feel can be an All-Star.

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Blake Griffin or Kevin Love - Griffin. I thought I would go Love because Love is incredibly skilled while Griffin is incredibly athletic, but I've seen a lot of improvement from Blake in his post-game this year. I love his skillset, and I think he has unlimited potential.

Anthony Davis or Serge Ibaka - Davis. I feel like this is a joke. It's not even close for me (and I'm not even that big of a Davis fan).

Thomas Robinson or Kenneth Faried - Faried. Same as above. I don't think it's even close.

C

Enes Kanter or Nikoli Vucevic - Kanter. Both are relative unknowns, but something about Kanter perks my interest.

Javale Mcgee or De'Andre Jordan - Jordan. I like both, but I feel like Jordan has made some big leaps in his game this year.

Greg Monroe or Derrick Favors - Monroe. Don't think this one is really close. Monroe is a great passer for a big man, a solid rebounder, good scorer, and solid defender.

Meyers Leonard or Andre Drummond - Drummond. Just so much potential.

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