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Thunder will take Curry at #3

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Thunder will take Curry at #3

This is my bold prediction for this draft. I know that Sam Presti loves Stephen Curry. He played OU at the Ford Center in OKC and Presti and a lot of Thunder people were at the game and fell in love with the kid at that game as he scored something like 40 points against a pretty good OU team. He would be a great outside shooter for us which is a big need and can be a perfect compliment to Westbrook as Westbrook is more of an athletic defender type of guard while Curry can shoot lights out and handle the ball pretty well. I know most people say the Thunder will pick Rubio if Memphis passes on him but I'm just not sold on the fact that they'll take Rubio because he doesn't seem like he'll want to play in a small market town and I actually don't think he fits into what Coach Brooks wants from this team. I think they will take Curry or possibly Harden over Rubio come draft day. I know Curry has his heart set on New York and has stopped working out for people but i wouldn't be surprised at all to see Presti take the chance on Curry at #3. This may not be such a huge prediction by the time the draft rolls around because it seems like Curry is rising on most people's charts and you have a lot of people predicting that he could go as high as #4 to Sacramento or #5 to Washington.


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Good move

Westbrook can cover the 2 guards with his legth and atleticism, but he can't shoot worth a damn. So you bring Curry in and he is the shooting guard gunner who just sticks the point on D. It could work they can alternate point responsibilities and switch positions on D.

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Exactly!

Exactly!

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Well first of all that game

Well first of all that game was played in Norman and not in OKC....and OKC has a lot more dire needs then taking curry as high as #3. If that is their guy they should try to trade down and get more picks because he will be available a few selections down.

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Curry

I don't see the Thunder taking Curry at 3. No doubt he can score and is a great shooter, but I just see Harden being the better fit here (if they go with a guard). He is a good slasher and can shoot great as well, which will spread the floor for Durant to operate. He is also bigger and can defend the 2 spot better.

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You are correct Black Mamba

The game was in Norman, not OKC. You're correct Black Mamba. I thought that was the tournament game played at the Ford Center at the beginning of the year. But it was in Norman and their obviously lots of Thunder officials at the game scouting both Griffin and Curry (at least are local paper, The Oklahoman, reported their were) and Curry had an absolutely amazing performance. One of the best individual performances by anyone in college basketball all year.

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It was a remarkable

It was a remarkable performance, there is no denying that feat he put on that night.

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It was a remarkable

It was a remarkable performance, there is no denying that feat he put on that night.

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5th or higher

The only way Curry goes any higher than 5th is if someone trades up to get him.

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OKC at 3

if Rubio falls to three it would be a monumental mistake not to take him provided the trade offers like they are now. The Thunder can most likely take Rubio and trade him for a proven veteren and either Curry or Harden. If he is taken at 2, I don't doubt Presti would take Curry, but I think a better situation for the franchine is Rubio falling to 3 and trading, and I think Harden fits into the system better at 3 anyway. The Thunder have Durant, they don't need Curry, Harden may not be as good of a player in the long run (though I think he will be) but he is better with his intangibles than Curry with his knockdown jumper - for the Thunder.

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non-sequitor

"The Thunder have Durant, they don't need Curry"

That seems like a bit of a non-sequitor. They don't play the same position or even do the same things, so why should having Durant preclude picking Curry? I'm not saying they should - I agree Harden is a better fit - just not getting the logic there.

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......

Curry is a scorer, and so is Durant, they are both outside shooters, without a good center they can't stretch the floor....they need someone who drives inside to kick outside to find these shooters...Having Curry would seem like the old way the Sonics used to play with Allen and Rashard where they just jacked up shots all games, I am not comparing either to each other but unless they get a 2 who can work inside they will be limited because as of now other than maybe Kristic they don't have any big men with proven post games.

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p.s.

it's non-sequitur, and inferering that is a non-sequitur is a presupposition and taken out of context since I later implied that Curry is a jump shooter

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I don't know about some of

I don't know about some of you guys, but I would love to see Curry play alongside Westbrook and Durant. I don't really understand why Harden should be picked over Curry. I think in the longer run Curry will be the better player. Putting him in would slide Westbrook over to shooting guard and make him more effective there.

I think the best way would be to draft Rubio should he not be drafted 1 or 2 and trade down for Curry and another player.

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I don't know about some of

I don't know about some of you guys, but I would love to see Curry play alongside Westbrook and Durant. I don't really understand why Harden should be picked over Curry. I think in the longer run Curry will be the better player. Putting him in would slide Westbrook over to shooting guard and make him more effective there.

I think the best way would be to draft Rubio should he not be drafted 1 or 2 and trade down for Curry and another player.

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I don't know about some of

I don't know about some of you guys, but I would love to see Curry play alongside Westbrook and Durant. I don't really understand why Harden should be picked over Curry. I think in the longer run Curry will be the better player. Putting him in would slide Westbrook over to shooting guard and make him more effective there.

I think the best way would be to draft Rubio should he not be drafted 1 or 2 and trade down for Curry and another player.

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easy

Sorry spellmaster I didn't realize I was being graded; and a brief mention of his knockdown jumper wasn't sufficient given such an bold statement IMO. It's not like having multiple shooters is necessarily a bad thing.

Also, I wasn't trying to score word points as you seem to be implying, I was just trying to get some clarification and I wouldn't have used the word if I didn't think you'd understand it.

I guess I post-suppose that having a decent vocabulary & a bit of class aren't necessarily synonymous.

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