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Russ Smith declares

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/09/louisvilles-russ-smith...

This isn't a surprise at all. I don't know how high he will go, but who will take a 6'1'' scoring guard in the first that can't play the 1 full time.


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^David Kahn and Michael

^David Kahn and Michael Jordan would haha

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As a Timberwolves fan,I would

As a Timberwolves fan,I would not be surprised in the least if Kahn took him in the 1st round. Which proves two things; 1) David Kahn is the worst GM when it comes to drafting in the league and therefore 2) Russ Smith should definitely not be a first round pick

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hes a late first early

hes a late first early second...

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He's a pretty good example of

He's a pretty good example of a player who can shoot you into a game and shoot you out of it in the same night. I don't know how much that's worth. Maybe a second.

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I think he's going to get

I think he's going to get selected, but I don't know how he will do in the NBA, the NBA is wider and you can't hand check, and that plays to his advantage, far as his speed and quickness goes, but only time will tell if he will be productive or not.

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I think 1st round is too high

I think 1st round is too high for him. He is aggressive attacking the basket and is a true instant offense player, but I worry that his ability to finish at the rim will be greatly diminished in the NBA. He really needs to work on getting his spot-up shooting more consistent as well.

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I can't imagine him going in

I can't imagine him going in the first round or even the second. He has no chance of being a point guard and an off-guard who is severely undersized and an erratic shooter and decision maker is not very enticing. The boneheaded plays he makes and his tendency to take "hero shots" has to be off-putting. I don't think his defense moves the needle either because it's not like he's a special athlete with long arms like Eric Bledsoe. His defense is not going to bother NBA point guard.

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6'1 JR Smith..

6'1 JR Smith..

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Beat me to that post!

Beat me to that post!

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Late 2nd

I like Russ a lot, but he's too inconsistent and small to be a big impact in the NBA. I have a feeling some team will reach for him early second but if it was me I'd only take him late second, or not even at all.

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A 6-1 (in high heels) Jordan

A 6-1 (in high heels) Jordan Crawford....trick or treat

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What DMarc said. He's

What DMarc said. He's basically a shorter, less talented JR Smith. I personally wouldn't touch him in the first round. Honestly, I wouldn't really want him on my NBA team, but I'm sure somebody will give him a shot.

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I think he'll eventually pull

I think he'll eventually pull his name out the draft. He needs to come back and play PG and at least prove he can run a team.

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Definitely not a first

Definitely not a first rounder, at all. He is tiny, he is inconsistent, most of his game was predicated on getting to the rim and drawing contact which is much harder against NBA bigs. He's a streaky shooter, and his value goes way down defensively in a league where you can't just foul on every play and get away with it. I think he will get a look in the 2nd because he can heat up, but its not like he is going anywhere.

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I dont know if he will get

I dont know if he will get drafted or not. I would pick him in the 2nd round. I just wanted to say that his situation reminds me of J'Covan Brown. If he stays, he may not get drafted next year either. What would staying another year do for him? Plus, he has a national championship, something Brown didnt get. The only benefits of staying is for another title run and maybe to start grad school if he is close to graduating.

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I think

A team that needs instant offense should go ahead and select him. Might sound crazy but the lakers are struggling to score and could use a lightning rod like Russ to inject some offense into the team from the bench

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Jacob Pullen. Will have the

Jacob Pullen.

Will have the same career as well. Overseas.

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