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Just curious does anyone think a starting frontcourt of Jarvis Varnado (PF) & Larry Sanders (C) would be effective? I'm talking once both players fully adapt to the pros after 3 years or so.  Would two defensive minded players work well together in the post or not?  It is possible for an nba team to draft both of these players: Varnado is projected as an early 2nd round pick at the moment while Sanders is a late lottery pick.

What if a team drafted Cousins in the late lottery & Renardo Sidney in the early 2nd round.  Would this duo work well together in the post? Once again, think 3 years or so once they have adjusted to the nba game.   Could Cousins start at C & Sidney at PF or vice versa? Would a team draft both of these high potential players?

What about a starting backcourt of Willie Warren & Avery Bradley in the pros.  Would this duo be good or too small?  It is possible for a team to draft both of these players in the 1st round.  Good idea/bad idea?

What about the long athletic wing players?  Would a combo of any of these players be elite in the nba eventually? Devin Ebanks, Stanley Robinson, Paul George, Evan Turner, & Wesley Johnson.  Do you think a team would target two of these players in the draft?  What two together would be the most effective? 

Why won't a team sign Rashad McCants?  Seriously, he has averaged double figure scoring throughout his career.  He is a pretty good deep shooter.  At worst he could be a potent scorer coming off the bench for a team.  He is still young with some potential.  

Did you realize as of how things stand now the Miami Heat would have the 17th & 19th picks in the 2010 draft?  It looks like Wade might get some help.  Plus Miami has money to spend in free agency.  This team could be a title contender sooner than people imagine. What playes should Miami target in the 1st round? What positions/skills does this team really need?

Wow the Minnesota TWolves have a ton of picks in the upcoming draft.  Hopefully they draft smarter than last year.  As of now they have the 2nd, 9th, 18th, 32nd, 49th, & 50th picks.  They can do some damage!  What positions do they really need to target?  What specific skills does their team lack?  This team is about to improve drastically not only through all these draft picks but they are also a major player in 2010 free agency.  Don't forget about the value of Rubio too.

Eddy Curry could be thinking about a buyout.  This would be huge for the Knicks.  

Does anybody think any huge trades are going to go down late in the season?  I'm talking about the big expiring contracts like McGrady, Camby, etc... These contracts are very valuable. I imagine a ton of teams will be interested.  Who could you see making a deal?

Why isn't Derrick Favors stock dropping?  I know he has played descent but if you watch his games I never see anything spectacular.  I understand his potential but he is a long way away from contributing to an nba team.  I really think there are at least a handful of better prospects who should be drafted ahead of him at this point.

In other news Greg Oden getting injured has killed my fantasy team :(

Some of my Christmas wishes for the Chicago Bulls are coming true.  It seems they are going to fire Coach Del Negro soon!  Also Tyrus Thomas is back healthy.  I told you all they miss Tyrus Thomas but nobody listened.  The Bulls beat the Hornets on Saturday night as Thomas made his return from injury.  Tyrus had 21 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, & 2 blocks.  Bulls are a much better team with him in the lineup.   

Yes, I know I just wrote a mini book.  That is what happens when you drink a big cup of Starbucks in the morning haha. 


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Did you realize as of how

Did you realize as of how things stand now the Miami Heat would have the 17th & 19th picks in the 2010 draft? It looks like Wade might get some help. Plus Miami has money to spend in free agency. This team could be a title contender sooner than people imagine. What playes should Miami target in the 1st round? What positions/skills does this team really need?
(They need a PowerForward. Beasley is a 3 and he is playng pretty darn good there this year...Id say they should go Sidney....They also need a PG, I don't think Chalmers is the answer, go Kemba Walker)

Wow the Minnesota TWolves have a ton of picks in the upcoming draft. Hopefully they draft smarter than last year. As of now they have the 2nd, 9th, 18th, 32nd, 49th, & 50th picks. They can do some damage! What positions do they really need to target? What specific skills does their team lack? This team is about to improve drastically not only through all these draft picks but they are also a major player in 2010 free agency. Don't forget about the value of Rubio too.
(Boy! They need alot! But first off they need a SG, Brewer is a defensive stopper off the bench IMO, they should go Paul George or Wesley Johnson....They also need a C...Trade Jefferson and draft Sanders or Motiejunas.....Love and Jefferson isn't gonna do the job...Motiejunas will compliment Love very nicely, even on the boards.)

Eddy Curry could be thinking about a buyout. This would be huge for the Knicks. (Indeed)

Does anybody think any huge trades are going to go down late in the season? I'm talking about the big expiring contracts like McGrady, Camby, etc... These contracts are very valuable. I imagine a ton of teams will be interested. Who could you see making a deal?(Everyone except the Houston Rockets :) )

Why isn't Derrick Favors stock dropping? I know he has played descent but if you watch his games I never see anything spectacular. I understand his potential but he is a long way away from contributing to an nba team. I really think there are at least a handful of better prospects who should be drafted ahead of him at this point.(Yeah, because he is playing solid...and really because of the potential)

In other news Greg Oden getting injured has killed my fantasy team :( Damnit...you lost pretty badly yesterday too)

Some of my Christmas wishes for the Chicago Bulls are coming true. It seems they are going to fire Coach Del Negro soon! Also Tyrus Thomas is back healthy. I told you all they miss Tyrus Thomas but nobody listened. The Bulls beat the Hornets on Saturday night as Thomas made his return from injury. Tyrus had 21 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, & 2 blocks. Bulls are a much better team with him in the lineup. (And their thinking about trading him)

Yes, I know I just wrote a mini book. That is what happens when you drink a big cup of Starbucks in the morning haha. (Ummmmmm........Too bad I don't drink coffee)

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I think Varnado & Sanders

I think Varnado & Sanders would work great. In a couple of years in the NBA if they are on the same team. I would say they could be like (i'm being bold) Rasheed Wallace & Ben Wallace. They worked out great Ben won Defensive Player of the year awards, they both went to All-Star games. They WON a NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. So I think Varnado and Sanders would work great together.

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McCants

Has had problems in playing within the teams system, he has a chucker mentality and either has a low Basketball IQ or a me first team second attitude. I thought when Sac got him it would be a great move but after seeing how he played and handled himself I didn't blame Sac or anyone for that matter not giving him more opportunity.

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I think 2 defensive minded

I think 2 defensive minded post players hurts a team. Look at Chicago.

Cousins and Sidney remind me of Chicago again. Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry.

I'm not a fan of small guard tandems.

I think a combo of Turner and any of the other guys you mentioned could be great because Turner has the ability to distribute. He could possible get minuets at the point on the right team.

Rashad McCants was one of my favorite college players of all time. It just seems like undersized offensive scoring machines arent in demand right now.(Nate)

Miami wont be able to get a great PG of the future in this draft. I think they'll have to focus on a center of the future(Monroe or Cousins). Riley loves big men. My other pick for them might be a surprise because they already have Beasley but I like Brackins. He is a big mobile guy that can stretch the floor. Somewhat similar to Beasley but there might not be alot of guys with his ability available. Dream scenerio for them would be for warren to fall.

Minnesota desperately needs shooters. They also need an athletic big man to go next to Jefferson/Love. a few scenerios that would be great for them are:
2-Favors
9-Henry
18-Monroe/Brackins
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2-Johnson
9-Turner
18-Cousins

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Varnado and Sanders wouldn't

Varnado and Sanders wouldn't work that well...Who would be the post scorer? Neither one of them will be great man-to-man defenders in the NBA down low if they don't get stronger, so they wouldn't be a good starting backcourt at all. They should be good as bench players though...

I think a team drafting both of these two would look to make a trade...who would defend? Sidney is a black hole down low, and Cousins has a low basketball IQ. While both would score effectively (Sidney more so than Cousins) and rebound well, they could very well give up just as many points as they score and it's only natural to give up rebounds to your matchup down low.

This is a bad idea because neither one is a PG which is a problem at their size. You should never a starting backcourt that small

I don't see a team targeting 2 SF's in the draft unless they were going to either trade one, or they needed an extra one for depth. I think that Evan Turner and Stanley Robinson/Devin Ebanks would be best. I think Turner will be a great player with the ability to play any position and be a great offensive player, while Ebanks and (more so) Robinson will be perfect defensive change-of-pace players
to bring off the bench.

I think a team could use McCants if he's willing to leave his attitude at the door. That attitude has ruined his career so far. He's shown that he can be a very good little player when he's locked in, on both sides of the ball.

I think they'll go after an offensive PF/C (Greg Monroe?) who I think plays similar to Pau Gasol. He can have the offense run through him in spurts with his passing skills, which would offset some of the Heat PG's problems creating for others. I also see them going for an instant offense type like Sherron Collins or (if he slips) Willie Warren for that. I think they'll go for a PG in free agency or trade for one....

The T'Wolves need perimeter scoring (Wesley Johnson or Evan Turner), a shooter with size (Xavier Henry) and a defensive minded post player (Gani Lawal or Cole Aldrich if he drops) with their 1st round picks, a defensive-minded combo guard (Tyler Smith) and versatile SG/SF (Nemanja Bjelica). Yea, they need just about everything lol...

Eddy Curry buying out would be very big for the Knicks....that mammoth contract obviously gives them flexibility for 2010.

Sacto (Kevin Martin as the centerpiece) and Golden State (Monta Ellis as the centerpiece) as potential trade partners.

His stock isn't dropping because scouts realize jut how much potential he has...they came into the seaosn knowing he was raw and dependent on athleticism, but the same things were said about Amare Stoudemire and Dwight Howard, two players that are comparable to him. He's playing about as well as he was expected to by scouts, but he has been a slight disappointment to me by watching Tech games...

I thought Oden would turn it around and be a Most Improved candidate before the season, but he keeps getting hurt. I don't think he'll ever be worthy of the 1st pick...

They are better with him, but it's because they need bodies down low who can provide something offensively...I don't think he's an impact player though, even though he is a valuable player off the bench for a truly good team.

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