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You heard it here first!

Everyone on this forum is a knowledgable basketball fan. Differences of opinion aside, I doubt there's a more knowledgable basketball community in the world.

So this is your chance to make a prediction that even hardcore scouting fans aren't aware of. So without fear of being negged, make a wild prediction (and be sure to finish your post off with....)

"You heard it here first"...

Can't wait to see what you guys have up your sleeve. Lets see how far ahead of the game you really are.

Only safe options get negged,

I'll start....Jonah Bolden for UCLA is a 2015 lottery pick. You heard it here first!


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Ill piggy back off what you

Ill piggy back off what you said and say that Malcolm Hill of Illinois becomes a lottery pick in the next 2 years

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I think I went on this limb before

I think Aaron Gordon will become a better player than Andrew Wiggins

Dante Exum will be a huge bust but goes to LA anyway

Marcus Smart drops like rock and goes late lotto

Joel Embiid gets red flagged by team doctors and stills go high

Tj Warren and Doug McDermont ball out next year, making an impact on Playoffs teams and finish in the top 5 in Rookie of the Year voting

Julius Randle becomes the Best Pf prospect to enter the league since Blake Griffin, in the open court NBA game JR will be a beast...Hard Working bully in the paint, skilled and athletic, and clearly knows his role as a inside scoring threat with face up ability

Philadelphia wins the draft Lottery and takes the Sure Thing at #1Duke F Jabarri Parker, who'll battle Julius Randle for ROY

Andrew Wiggins struggles in Milwaukee next year but shows some flashes of brillance, fans will support him violently and critics will rag on him hard until his rookie contract is up

Nik Staukus has a JJ Reddick like career, bouncing around the league until he finds a good fit

James Young taken in the top ten makes him a bust, if he is taken in the 14-20 range he is a steal LOL

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Haha nice. I like most of

Haha nice. I like most of them. Agree especially with Stauskas and Embiid. Bad back is downright scary and I think he actually slides below Randle to 4 or 5.

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I also agree with mostly

I also agree with mostly everything you have here as well. I think Randle will be better than a lot of people think. I also think Wiggins will have a solid rookie year but won't be a threat for rookie of the year. At best I see him being a second or third option which isn't bad but the expectations for him are so high people will expect more.

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So your predicting Randle

So your predicting Randle will be better than Anthony Davis? I'm betting that will not happen.

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I wouldn't say J.J.'s career

I wouldn't say J.J.'s career was based on being "bounced around the league." That would hold true for players like Jim Jackson, Joe Smith, Matt Barnes, Steve Blake, etc. J.J. played almost seven seasons in Orlando before he was traded so the team could get younger and build through the draft. He finished out that season with the Bucks with everyone knowing that he wouldn't resign with them, then signed with the Clippers tin the off-season.

If Staukus were to have a similar career he would be drafted high, sit at the end of the bench for the first few years while he worked on his game, eventually getting meaningful minutes, and then becoming a starter on a contender. J.J. knew his weaknesses and worked on them to the point where we was known for more than just being a shooter.

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2015 Draft Florida's Chris

2015 Draft Florida's Chris Walker will become a Top 5 lock. You heard it here first!

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Top 5 lock! Thats a big call

Top 5 lock! Thats a big call but I like the confidence to back it up. I'm gonna hold you to that...

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I've always liked Walker but

I've always liked Walker but those 5min spurts this year told me a lot about him, and now he has a full offseason to go ape sh*t in the gym. WATCH OUT!

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Chris Walker

That wouldnt surprise anyone. Chris is a known beast

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I take it you overlooked the

I take it you overlooked the emphasis on "Top 5 lock!" by Rip255.

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Elfrid Payton will end up

Elfrid Payton will end up being the best PG from this draft

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Jordan Adams will be the best

Jordan Adams will be the best SG taken in the 2014 draft.

Briante Weber will be a top-20 pick in the 2014 draft and Shawn Long will go 1st round.

Bobby Portis will be a top-10 pick in the 2015 draft.

Noah Vonleh will be the best PF selected in the 2014 draft.

Elfrid Payton will eventually become the best PG selected in the 2014 draft, although he will take a few years to eclipse Tyler Ennis.

Jabari Parker will win ROY next season, with Andrew Wiggins finishing 2nd and Nerlens Noel finishing 3rd.

Cady Lalanne will be a top-20 pick in the 2015 draft.

Jarnell Stokes will go 1st round in the 2014 draft, as will Mitch McGary and Nikola Jokic.

Zach LaVine will be a complete bust.

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Lavine

Zach LaVine will not see any minutes outside of garbage time in his rookie year, but will win the dunk contest.

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Rookie Year

Archie Goodwin 2.0

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John Wall reclaims his title.

John Wall reclaims his title. You heard it here first!

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Damien Ingles will be the

Damien Ingles will be the steal of the draft. 18 years old 6'9 240, 7'4 wingspan pointforward in the mould of Draymond Green with Al Forouq Aminu's body out of the French league.

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Spencer Dinwiddie will be one

Spencer Dinwiddie will be one of the better players in this draft. He'll never be a star but I see him sticking in the league for a number of years.

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jerami grant

jerami grant falls to the 2nd round.

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Jabari Parker has at least

Jabari Parker has at least one season of 30 PPG.

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Jimmer

Jimmer Fredette signs elsewhere, and fills in for an injured point guard, and he resurrects his career. He has a Jeremy Lin in NY-esque presence, as he averages about 19 PPG and 5 APG while shooting 45% from deep. You heard it here first. ;)

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Hmmm, I'm seeing negs out

Hmmm, I'm seeing negs out there, but here goes:

With their second lottery pick, the Sixers selects Center Jusuf Nurkic.

Has a decent jumper for a center and apparently they've improved Noel's, so they won't really crowd the paint on offense. I can see them bullying the eastern conference.

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James young

James young will be the steal I the draft. Second youngest player in the draft very pretty form will only get better "you heard it first "

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Mitch McGary

has no injury issues for the first 8 years of his career and as a 2nd rounder will be a starter for 5 of those 8 years.

You heard it first.

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Kyle Anderson will get a lot

Kyle Anderson will get a lot more Kevin Durant comparisons over his career than any of you are projecting.

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!

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why? I just want to hear your

why? I just want to hear your thinking behind it.

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Pretty much the same body,

Pretty much the same body, same wingspan, same super smooth movements, same great handles, and Anderson showed this past year he has a vast scoring toolset, which will only grow with time.

Yes, Anderson is less athletic, and yes he will never be an all time great scorer, but he is a better passer for sure, and the fact is he can get his shot off pretty much every time against anyone.

Anderson will probably always be a pass first player, but I really think he'll be called upon to take over a game with his scoring sometimes, and I think he'll have surprising success in doing so, drawing comparisons to KD in the process because their bodies are so similar.

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PJ Hairston will be the

PJ Hairston will be the second best scorer from this draft behind Jabari Parker.

Justise Winslow will be a better pro than Kelly Oubre.

Stanley Johnson will end up being the best pro of tbe 2014 class.

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A brazilian player will be

A brazilian player will be selected in the 1st round in one of the next two drafts (probably Lucas Dias, but also Lucas Mariano or Bruno Caboclo)

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So...I guess people should

So...I guess people should start scouting Lucas Dias...

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All props to you! I really do

All props to you! I really do hope you set a .net record on the thumbs up meter. You earned it! Even ESPN Draft analysts had no knowledge of this kid.

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Zak Irvin will be a lotto

Zak Irvin will be a lotto pick in the 2016 draft

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Stan Van Gundy will become

Stan Van Gundy will become the Warriors next coach

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WELP.....

WELP.....

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OKC will trade 1 of their 2

OKC will trade 1 of their 2 first round picks...

Milwaukee will select Shabazz Napier with 31st pick in the 2nd round....Napier will then proceed to grab the mic and tell teams that overlooked him they'll regret passing him up.........

Bryce Cotton will impress teams in workouts and become a mid or late 2nd round pick...

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rookie of the year

tj warren gets rookie over the year. You heard it hear first

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Caris LeVert

Once in the NBA at some point during his time in the league Caris LeVert will win defensive player of the year...you heard it here first!!!

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The ROY

Won't even be from this class.......it'll be Nerlens Noel from last year's mediocre class. Although limited on offense, he shows he is what most thought - a game changing defender who finishes in the Top 3 in blocks. He finishes with a line of: 11.2 pts 8.7rbs 3.9blks 2.1stls 2.7assts

Of course I'm a Sixer fan and biased - but he has been overlooked and somewhat forgotten about

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I hear Nerlens has gain alot

I hear Nerlens has gain alot of muscle and increased his vert. I am excited to watch him play..I like his motor when he plays..He is none stop..His offense well we know his offense but defensivly he is gonna work..

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1. Kevin Durant will take the

1. Kevin Durant will take the mantle of the best player in the world from Lebron James by the end of next year. Not just being MVP, but actual best player alive.

2. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobli will retire after winning the championship this year, which may cause Coach Popovich to retire. Always said he'd leave with Timmy.

3. Kawhi Leonard will be a top 15 player in 2 years.

4. Anthony Davis will shoot at least 35% from three in 2 years.

5. Joel Embiid won't be as good as everyone thinks he will be.

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Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose... gets injured again next season

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Man

I'm not a bulls fan but I hope that isn't true as a fan of the NBA

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Had to neg you! How dare you

Had to neg you! How dare you speak bad Karma on a guy's career when it comes to health!

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You were right =/

You were right =/

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Russell Westbrook will win a

Russell Westbrook will win a MVP withing the next 3 years.

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...after being traded to the

...after being traded to the suns with kendrick perkins for eric bledsoe (sign and trade), gerald green, and the draft rights to dario saric (at pick #14) and adrien payne (at pick #18).

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The top 4 players coming from

The top 4 players coming from the 2014 NBA draft will be.... (not in any order)

Julius Randle

Jabari Parker

Marcus Smart

James Young

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PJ Hairston

Pj Hairston will go late round in the draft but will be first team all rookie.

James Young will pattern his game after James Harden but play even worse defense.(if thats Possible)

Next Year this time everyone will say WHO was Dante Exum.

Mitch Mcgary will get drafted by the Raptors.. him and Tyler Hansbourgh will Tag Taem wrestle in there free time.

Willie Cauley Stien will no longer even be considered a draft pick in next years lottery as Dakari,Karl Towns, Marcus Lee gobble up all his mins because they can actually play.

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Jabari Brown

Will end up being THE STEAL of the draft, and might become an All-Star at some point.

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I don't know about all-star,

I don't know about all-star, but I do agree that Jabari Brown will be a steal. He's a deadly shooter, and if you can shoot, you typically have a spot in the league.

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