The Fall

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The Fall

Every year there is a player or two who falls despite being a highly touted prospects throughout the year. Perry Jones took a major slide last year falling all the way down to #28. This year, Shabazz seems to be that player. With several scouts saying he doesn't do anything for your team if he is not scoring, he could be sitting in the green room for quite some time. However, this year is so unpredictable he could very well go in the top 8.

Another candidate I could see slipping is Trey Burke. Teams seem to be weary of his lack of size and athleticism despite some epic performances at the end of the year. Looking at the mock and team needs, is it possible that Burke falls out of the top 10? Orlando is trying to move out of the 2 slot and they were the team most mentioned with Burke so they assumingly are scared off by his size/athleticism. 3, 4, and 5 slots are most likely not going to go with a PG. 6 and 7 are real possibilities as they both have a need but I could see them going in another direction and selecting one of the many talented bigs to pair with their current, young, talented big man (Davis, Cousins). Detroit at 8 is a slim chance as Knight might be better suited at the off guard but that is a small backcourt. 9, 10, 11, and 12 are all targeting bigs or shooting guards. 13, 14, 15 would all be ecstatic for Burke to drop to them and are looking for a lead guard. This is probably unlikely to happen but if he doesn't go 6th or 7th, where does he go?

Other candidates for the fall?


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Detroit passes?

It would be a tough decision for Joe D if Burke was available at 8. Right now I'm leaning towards KCP for Detroit. Being a U of M fan I would love to see him in Detroit, but how great of a fit would he really be for the Pistons.

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No doubt, A.Bennett

Cause GM think is a tweener PF... or maybe Tony Mitchell, probably 2' ruond...

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I have Anthony Bennett at 10.

I have Anthony Bennett at 10. I have Trey Burke at 7 to the Kings. I don't see either guy falling much further than that, or they might even move up.

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I agree that Burke has the

I agree that Burke has the potential to fall due to his athleticism and explosiveness. I also think though, that Schroeder may fall. I know his projection was somewhere in the teens but apparently he has been fairly uninspiring in the workouts.

http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/228099/Sources-Dennis-Schroeder-Has...

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Cody Zeller could fall. But,

Cody Zeller could fall. But, he has risen some so he will be back where he was a few months ago. I am only saying this because, as far as I know, no teams are in love with this guy. He seems like a backup plan.

I think he could go to Sacramento at 7 but if CJ McCollum and Trey Burke are there they may look to get a point guard.

Then Zeller has to compete with guys like Steven Adams, Kelly Olynyk, and some other big men (even Rudy Gobert) who teams my like more.

I think guys will "fall" a couple of spots. I have Ben McLemore at 4 and many mocks have him going 1 or at worst 2. So, that is a drop.

I don't really see a guy falling out of the top 10 into the second round. That would be a massive drop. I don't see anyone free falling.

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I don't think Bazz is going

I don't think Bazz is going to fall that far. He's the sort of guy who will impress in workouts. There is footage of his workout with Sacramento up on the Kings website and his handle looked a lot tighter than it did during the season, especially with his off-hand.

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