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NBA Draft Knockdown Shooters

I am a Thunder fan and picking 21 and 26 im looking for a big and a 3pt shooter. who can fill that role? step in off of the bench and hit spot up jumpers? i am asking for insight on these players such as Paul George, Singler, Hayward, James anderson, dominique jones, willie warren are some candidates so please just post what you know about their pure shooting abilities


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Even though Hayward didn't

Even though Hayward didn't shoot a high percentage from three-point this season, he's a great three-point/deep range shooter. He shot 45% from that range his freshman season and shot the lights out last summer with the USA Junior National Team.

I think either he or Kyle Singler would be a great fit for OKC, if they're looking for a forward that can shoot/stretch the floor.

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Paul george

what do people know about him? he is the player who i know least about. i havent seen him play all year

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Its amazing how many people

Its amazing how many people seem to think the Thunder only need a big. Someone has to back up Durant. At their pick Singler and Hayward are prob. going to be there. Both are leaders that can shoot it from three as well as do all the little things like rebound and hustle. Maybe even someone like Luke Babbitt would be a good pick up just on account that hes a big sharpshooter who can play two positions, something the Thunder like.

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I have the Thunder taking

I have the Thunder taking Stanley Robinson in my mock. I agree, they need a 2nd SF. They already have stockplied big guys. I feel that Robinson can play a Jamario Moon type role in the NBA, and they are VERY similar players too.

I think the best shooters in the draft are: Gordon Hayward, Paul George, Wesley Johnson, James Anderson, Xavier Henry, and KyleSingler.

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the best sharpshooters are

the best sharpshooters are James Anderson and Xavier Henry, but both will most likely be gone by the time the Thunder are drafting, unless they use the picks to move up to the lottery.

with their picks guys like Paul George, Kyle Singler, Willie Warren, maybe a guy like Avery Bradley. George would be the best bet for one of those picks, but who knows whose stock will be where after workouts. I dont think its out of the question that Anderson would fall to 21, but If I were the Thunder, I would try trading those picks to either move up to the lottery area, or acquire a veteren shooter or big man.

The Thunder do need another big man though too. I'd put that as their number 1 need, followed by a floor spacing shooter.

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I agree with you completely,

I agree with you completely, Durant needs a back up and a big is a huge need for the Thunder. Paul George is my pick for Durant's back up. He was a lottery pick back in the offseason, but has since then slipped. Look at this site's page on him, I always find this site to be very knowledgeable on a player that I don't know a lot about. This site says he can shoot the three at nearly 45% and also defend a little bit too.
At the 26th pick I have the thunder selecting Daniel Orton. I heard your thunder were really high on him and I see him going late first round. Did I hear right?
The thunder are my second favorite team. I would really like to see the thunder shock the world and beat the Lakers in the first round. Plus I would love to see my jazz face the thunder in the second round. That last game of Jazz vs. Thunder on April 6th was freakin' awesome and I would love to see that kind of series again in the second round of the playoffs.
Go Thunder, gotta love the Durantula

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The thunder are your second

The thunder are your second favorite team? Dude they play in the same division as the Jazz. How can you do that? I'd like to be able to be a fan of the Thunder, but my loyalty resides with my damn Timberwolves.

As far as the discussion goes, I'm a little surprised not to see Jordan Crawford's named mentioned. I think he would be a great bench scorer/shooter for the Thunder. They have a ton of very solid off-ball players, but other than Durant, I'm not that worried about anyone creating for themselves other than Westbrook. Crawford could come in and add some instant offense fairly early in his career, similar to a poor mans JR Smith.

Here are some quick thoughts on who have already been mentioned who have a realistic shot at reaching the Thunder...

Singler- solid all-around pro IMO. Good shooter who seems to hit shots at the right time. Would be a nice addition.

George- He reminds me a lot of Granger. Def. a solid guy to add to a team and adding a big 3 point shooter will take some pressure off Durant to stretch the D from 3.

Bradley- If they want to add a on-ball scorer, he is def. worth a look. I think he is a poor mans Monta Ellis and while he is a capable scorer, I don't know if he will be the best fit from a team standpoint. He could be a very solid player off the bench though, but is going to force the team to go with a small lineup at the 2. And while he seems like a decent defender for his size, a guy like Kobe could shoot over him all day.

Warren- I don't see this happening. Maynor seems like a solid addition a PG and Warren would crowd the position a bit.

Hayward- Not really a huge threat from outside as I think he is more of a slasher. He can still hit the shot though, especially come crunch time. If you are looking for a knockdown shooter, IDK if that is the right selection to make. But, if you want a leader who can hit timely buckets and work towards perfecting the outside shot, he could turn out to be the forward version of a shooter like Billups.

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"Hayward- Not really a huge

"Hayward- Not really a huge threat from outside as I think he is more of a slasher. If you are looking for a knockdown shooter, IDK if that is the right selection to make."

I see why you'd think that way judging from this season, but you're 100% wrong. Scouts already know he's a knock down shooter. He shot 45% from three-point his freshman season and they watched him shoot the lights out during the USA Junior's.

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I dont know if George is a

I dont know if George is a knock down shooter but he has a very good shot, and he is a great slasher with run+jump athleticism

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Well see. I think he is one

Well see. I think he is one of the those clutch guys though. It seems like he does everything for Butler when its crunch time (at least from what I saw in the tourney). I'll give you the credit as I think you would know more about him than I do (your the butler fan) but I see him more as a guy who will hit timely shots more or less than being a consistently deadly shooter from the outside.

Oh and so you know I reworded what I said about Hayward. I think he can develop into a very very good outside shooter, but as of now I think he is more of a timely player who will hit shots from anywhere in the clutch. The Billups comment is to say he would be a great clutch shooter and could develop into one of the better 3 pt shooter over time.

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Oh okay, I got you. I agree

Oh okay, I got you. I agree with you to an extent then. I don't think he's a high caliber shooter like a Korver or Novak, but he can definitely shoot the ball. He'll see a ton of more open looks in the NBA, unlike he does at Butler, and I think he could make 38-40% of his three's.

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Exactly, i think anywhere

Exactly, i think anywhere between 34-40% is what we are looking at, the upper being due to him being left open as opposed to being the primary focus for the D as he was at Butler (like u stated). I think he is just going to have that clutch factor like Chauncey.

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I know the comparison has

I know the comparison has been said already, but I think he'll be a similar shooter to Mike Dunleavy Jr.

Dunleavy Jr. was lights out his first full season here in Indiana. He shot over 42%. When he's healthy and getting open looks, he's a consistent/reliable shooter. I think that'll be Hayward.

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