Interesting Draft Fits
What are some players you think could be perfect fits for teams? I feel Avery Bradley could be a perfect fit for Portland. I don't know exactly what Jerryd Bayless' role is but he could be a spark plug off the bench. I think Bradley could play very well opposite of Brandon Roy. Roy could be the ball handler. Also, Bradley is 6-3 and is a great on ball defender. He has a high defensive and offensive potential. I think if Portland is interested in a guard, Avery Bradley would be a great fit.
Any fits you have in the draft?
I've never thought of him their, Don't know if it will happen since they have Miller signed for a long tme and Bayless being a fan favorite but Bradley is a Nate McMillian type player. They have already said they want to move up, where do you think Bradley is going to go around 15? Who could Portland trade with and what would they give?
Back to your main topic i thought Montie would be good next to Lopez on the Nets. Lopez great low post, Montie great shooter and could learn high post.
Nemanja Bjelica would be a good fit for the Magic, since Matt Barnes is terrible and may leave in free agency and Pietrus is more of a bench player. He's a Hedo Turkoglu clone almost (more so when Turk played for the Kings), and he has the ability to play 4 positions like Turk could. Would be ideal as Orlando uses pick and roll play at the top of the key for it's ball-handlers, which is where he stands out the most.
Patrick Patterson would be ideal for the Rockets, if they are looking to replace Carl Landry's energy in the 6th man role.
Andre Miller is signed for 2 more seasons with the last year not a completely guaranteed
Maybe Portland could move the 22nd, Rudy and Cunningham to Milwaukee for the 15th and 47th?
I agree about Motie, it's sad because he's not in the draft anymore.
What about Larry sanders, Daniel Orton, Kevin Seraphin, or Luke Babbitt to the Thunder. All of them IMO are great fits because they are all athletic and can run the floor well. Also Luke Babbitt can score from anywhere and be Kevin Durant's back-up.
Xavier Henry or Avery Bradley in Toronto.
@ the I in win
Miller signed a 2 year contract with a 3rd year team option. Essentially Miller is an expiring contract this year for Portland if they so choose.
I don't see Bayless as portlands floor generall of the future. He seems more suited to a jamal crawford role with 25-30 mins as their first guard off the bench at this point. Obviously this could change as he continues to learn but for now thats should be his role. As for Bradley, I couldnt even begin to guess how he will turn out at the NBA level let alone what he might contribute to portlands team.
I like xavier henry in TO (him, derozan and weems would make for an exciting, young, athletic wing rotation with a nice mix of skills at worst).
Avery Bradley would be a terrible pick. Very similar player to Jack but without the strength. I like his defense but the Toronto team remains entirely unchanged with that pick. Reach in either case.
Realistically, the raps are on the cusp of losing Bosh and they need to pick a player that could conceivably become more than a 5th, 6th or 7th man on an NBA team --- even if the player is considered to be high-risk.
@HotSnot, Bradley shot 40% from the three last season which I think can translate to the nba. He also is a very good defneder and could be a top defender for his position in a few years, while he isn't a natural point guard they have Roy who will usually have the ball in his hands anyways. It would be like having Steve Blake again but this time he is a way better defender.
Also I wasn't saying Bayless is the fit for the point but he is a fan favorite and it would be hard for the GM and coach to somewhat give up on him and say he isn't starting caliber later in his career.
Why am I getting negatives for saying Montie would fit well with Lopez, does someone disagree? I know he probably won't be in this draft but I still think he would be a good fit.
I wonder if Bosh would approve of a sign and trade to the Jazz. If the raps could get Fesenko and AK47 in a sign and trade for Bosh it would help out both teams signifigantly. The raps are in a tough spot as far as U.S. free agents being willing to sign in canada in the first place. AK47 and Fes are both foreign players so its a different mentality to them in that regard. Not sure if the Jazz would be interested but it seem to be a worth while option for both teams. Its really up to Bosh though.
Fesenko would provide the raps with solid size at center and he would compliment Bargs pretty well. AK47 could play the SF role or be toronto's first big off the bench. They could continue to use Bargs at the 5 in small ball lineups with AK47 at the 4. AK47 and Fesenko would both help boost toronto's defensive shortcomings.
For Utah, getting a potential franchise PF to either pair with or replace Boozer seems worth while with an allstar PG like Williams running the show. Millsap is no slouch either so if Utah loses boozer outright Bosh would still be an upgrade.
Just a thought. Probably wouldnt happen, but its nice to imagine in these forums.
Bradley aint playing over Bayless
Youngdave, why won't Bradley play over Bayless?
If Portland had Bradley on the team then I believe he would play over Bayless. Better defensively, takes less stupid shots, new faces always get the benefit of the doudt.
they would trade bayless if they were to draft avery
i think Gordon Hayward and henry would fit nice with the bulls 2 good shooters and playing along side D.rose would free them up for open shots
I have to ask: How did Steve Blake start over Bayless?
Bayless is better then Blake but couldn't start? I say he's a good 6th man. I would rather have Bradley and Roy
Blake started because he was a better spot up shooter and that is what they wanted beside Roy. It never made sense to me, if they wanted spot up shooters then they never should have traded Brandon Rush for Bayless. Bayless is a lesser shooter but is a way more dynamic scorer that can get to the free throw line when ever he wants, just needs to work on shot selection.
I always hated that they played Sergio Rodriguez (sp) over him.
Rockets and Epke Udoh - This is a perfect fit in my opinion. The team is centered on defense and unselfish play and I think Udoh could slide right into the 4 and form a pretty good tandem with Jordan Hill for a while.
Bucks and Xavier Henry - Could be a scoring threat at the 2 with Redd likely gone next year. Not to mention if he can grow into his potential the Bucks could have the best backcourt in the East for the next 10 years with him and Jennings.
Trailblazers and Trevor Booker - For a team that wanted Paul Milsap last off season this could be a good consolation prize. He is in the same mold as Milsap and Dejuan Blair as a guy who is overlooked because of his lack of height. But the guy can flat out rebound the hell out of the basketball which is something Portland could use off of the bench. A healthy Oden, Camby, Aldridge and Booker could be as good a front line as anyone out West not named the Lakers.
Whiteside is perfect for New Orleans or Chicago
Monroe is great for Utah
Cousins fits perfect with Sacramento
Turner fits perfect in Minnesota
George fots perfect in Chicago too