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The 2010 Draft Rankings In Tiers

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The 2010 Draft Rankings In Tiers

Tier 1: Superstar or Annual All-Star
John Wall
Evan Turner
Hassan Whiteside

Tier 2: All-Star or 2nd Option
Derrick Favors
Paul George

Tier 3: 2nd Option or Impact Role Player
Wes Johnson
Cole Aldrich
Al-Farouq Aminu
Ed Davis
Greg Monroe
DeMarcus Cousins
Donatas Motiejunas
Xavier Henry
Gordon Hayward
Ekpe Udoh

Tier 4: Impact Role Player or Strictly Bench
Stanley Robinson
Solomon Alabi
Luke Babbitt
Devin Ebanks
Craig Brackins
Damien James
Patrick Patterson

I know I'm forgetting some prospects, but this is the way I see it RIGHT NOW. The strength of this class is it's depth of quality starting role players or 6th men. It's not as strong as the LeBron Draft or 2008, which were loaded with stars and 3rd options. Still though, it's clearly an above average/good draft and will improve a lot of teams, particularly in the lotto.
Thoughts?


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Second Options

I think most GMs have a tendency towards the fallacy of trying to get All-Star Type players in the lottery and not being realistic. EVERY TEAM in the NBA has All-Star caliber players before entering any draft, that's pretty much a given. Think about just how many team have multiple all stars, maybe only one or two each year. I think drafting for solid second option type players is more crucial than trying to go high risk, high reward and try to get a potential all star, because half the time, by the time your high potential draft picks turn into all stars (or become busts), they might not even be on your team.

If I'm the Nets, with TWO All-Star caliber players already, I'd go with someone who is more like a Wes Johnson than Paul George, just because he can make the team better right away and is a good COMPLIMENTARY player to Harris and Lopez

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Not every team in the NBA

Not every team in the NBA has All-star caliber layers, Washington, GS, maybe Detroit and Phila (Iggy isn't producing at an all-star level and Gordon a Charlie aren't all-sars IMO). Pheonix? All the talks off Amare leaving and without Amare Nash might not resign, that would leave them without an all-star. Though OKC will have their lottery pick.

IMO those are the teams that might go for high risk, high reward.

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I really think people are

I really think people are jumping on the Hassan Whiteside bandwagon a little too soon. The guy has immense potential, no doubt, but he is way to raw to assume he is going to be a superstar at the NBA level. I personally think he is at least 3 years away from making any impact in the NBA aside from being a very good shot blocker. Tyson Chandler went #2, Kwame Brown went #1, Olawakandi went #1, Shawn Bradley went #2,and didn't make it as stars, but had great potential. I really don't feel you can lump a guy that raw into the top teir category, Unless, it is a top teir potential. Everyone loves to get pumped up about the next great center prospect, but after seeing guys year in and out not make it despite being drafted so high, I'd only put Whiteside in a top teir potential category.

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hm

i think you should move ebanks and alabi to Tier 3
and aminu,cousins and motiej to tier 2

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Ebanks

he isnt being used right in the west virginia system which features butler, bryant, and even jones before ebanks. he was a huge recruit coming out of high school. i still feel he has just as much potential as anyone in the draft. if he has a big time second half of the season and come tourny time i could see him as a top 5 pick... anyone disagree?

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Ebanks

he isnt being used right in the west virginia system which features butler, bryant, and even jones before ebanks. he was a huge recruit coming out of high school. i still feel he has just as much potential as anyone in the draft. if he has a big time second half of the season and come tourny time i could see him as a top 5 pick... anyone disagree?

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I think that if Aminu

I think that if Aminu reaches his potential you can put him in that top list.

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whiteside will never be superstar

whiteside will never be superstar(2nd option for weak team is realistic) and i think that there are players like sheron collins,pittman,stephenson that can be also very good players even starters... and favors also, in best case he is 3 option, cousins will be better

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