WTF Oklahoma about to give 2 1st rders for COLE ALDRICH?!?!?!1/
Cole aldricjh is a BUM....2 1st rders???? thats retarded
you're a bum.
They had their eyes set on him for a while, they must see something in him
Plus hes better than Krstic and Collison, imo
Dude, you're.. I don't know. Haha
I like the move for OKC.
They've been needing a legit big & they just got another young prospect with some offensive potential.
Did you not see them get hammered on the boards by L.A?
Somehow, OKC makes another great move without even being in the Lotto.
Kristic, Ibaka, & now Aldrich?
Alot of length & depth at the Center spot.
I think its good for okc
So u guys believe a 8 pts 5 reb 2 blks type of player is worth 2 first rd picks!?!!? You guys need to get your head checked
Kristic and Collison free agents?
they have a defensive presence down low now can they get a pf like lee in free agency that can step out and shoot a mid range J but 2 picks might be 2 much because they could have gotten whiteside with one of them but they must really like aldrige
Didn't Aldrich average 13 Points & 9-10 Boards with 2-3 blocks? Something like that..?
While playing on a Kansas team that had Sherron Collins, the Twins, & Xavier Henry..
I think that's pretty good.
It's too much...Orton and whiteside and Alabi still on the board....way too much for an AVG center at best
13 pts 9 rebs in COLLEGE!!!!! ....LOL...the guy will be a below avg center.....2 1st rders for him....LOL beyond stupis
Should of went Whietside and Orton. Aldrich is a bust plain and simple, he 6-8!
he fits the system thats why they drafted him. look at his best skills and then look at what they need in a center
waiting to see if its official, maybe, say okc picked Bledsoe that dosent fit NO?
I guess, whatever you say man. I think it's a smart move by OKC.
Kevin Durant just said it himself...Aldrich is a big & defensive & that's exactly what they needed against the Lakers.
I believe I said that in a post already as well.
& P.S Durant had been pushing for OKC to make a move to get Aldrich,
Franchise Player got his wish.
this means Collison or Bledsoe are traded
Whiteside averaged 13 and 9 in college, and Orton averaged 3 and 3
orton = a fired coach and gm for the team who drafts him
and rubio wen do franchise players not get wat they want lol
Thats the difference between him and Orton or Whiteside....my problem is giving up 2 1st rders....he's a solid player but not worth 2 1st rders in a Draft full of BIG MEN
Orton, Whiteside, and Alabi are not ready to contribute in this league and they may never be able to. Aldrich is scrappy, he's a winner, hard working and can do the things that OKC needs the most; post defense, rebound, block shots. And even more he can do those things from the first game of his career.
cole aldrich isn't a gamble. orton, alabi, and whiteside are all iffy. okc need a legit center and soon, not a javale mcgee or deandre jordon.
WHITESIDE, ORTON? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!
THIS TEAM IS READY TO CONTEND NOW, MORON.
OKC instantly become contenders in the western conference
Cole doesn't need the ball he makes plays in transition he is a winner and he blocks shots.
He will help them win next year. He is short but he is long as hell.
U need to get off your kansas boys dick...lol he never dominated college, never will in the NBA...his career avgs will be 8pts 6 rebs 2 blks....if all u idiots think thats worth 2 1st rders uguys should quit following basketball
You're obviously no more than 16 years of age. Having nothing better to do than talk a bunch of retarded crap on a message board during summer break must be nice.............
I love how you're already declaring what Aldrich's NBA stats are going to be. What's even more hilarious is how you're blatantly lambasting other people's basketball knowledge when they don't agree with you. Give me a break.
Grow the hell up and quit acting like you're some kind of bastion of basketball knowledge. You clearly don't know the first thing about it. The fact you seem to think Orton would have been a better option confirms this.
You make a big stink about Aldrich's stats despite the fact Orton's numbers are minuscule? Try again, kid. Because you failed this one.
Dude. Chill out with all disses ...
Do you really think idiot or moron helps your point of trying to persuade us that it's a bad idea.
& besides it's called an opinion.
I personally like Aldrich more then an unproven player like Orton or Whiteside who's all hype as of right now...
He is the third best center in this draft. He is a complete player who can produce immediately. I don't see Orton succeeding in the NBA. Not only did he not get playing time in Kentucky, but he didn't play well or efficient. I don't see what he has done to make anyone think he will be better than Aldrich, who could be a starter his rookie year. Orton will be buried on the bench in Orlando.
People get too caught up in the hype of drafting a superstar, it's not always about that. Always trying to draft a star is poor strategy. Going after and the raw athlete with potential would have been a horrible move for OKC. You need players that can fill a need and play their role. Aldrich is a perfect player for them. I can't think anyone else who would be a better fit. They already have their stars in Durant and Westbrook. All they needed was a legit center and now they have it.
He will be a very strong defenseve presence mark my words. All the haters need to shut up when cole averages a double double this year and the Thunder go deep in the playoffs.
Also I wanna say to the moron citing stats trying to discredit Aldrich's game....Do you actually read stats or do you just skim through them? Look at the MINUTES!...Cole's numbers were not through the roof because he only played like 25 min a game, because his team was stacked.
So if you can do simple math you would know that Cole's numbers would actually be very good if given more minutes. 10 more minutes would give him about 15,12, and 4...great numbers
Cole Aldrich is 6'8???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Absolutely ludicris. He has at least 2 inches on Marcus Morris. He was the same height as ekpe udoh when they squared off.
You go, plasticman. They are a perfect match. I love the pick.