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    aces_wild
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    Would you feel more comfortable drafting Perry Jones III or Jared Sullinger?

     

    Note: While Sullinger has a defined position, PJ III isn’t injury-prone and could have more upside.

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     Depends on the team really. If you’re a team looking for an insider scorer and a solid big off the bench you go for Sully. If you’re a bad team or just a team in mediocrity you’re taking Jones and hope that you can refine his skills and have a watered down Kevin Durant at SF/PF. I wouldn’t be surprised if you saw a team stacked with veterans like the Spurs, Hawks, Dallas, or Orlando draft Sullinger if he slides. Hopefully the Celtics get one of the two! I think both will be NBA contributers 

    I’de feel more comfortable drafting Jones, because I know he’s a project big, and I know he does have the skills to be good. In the right situation he could really shine in a couple years. Sully I do like, but not as a long term prospect. I feel his ceiling isn’t as high, and is bottom is so much worse. 

     

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  • #687356
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    Think the C’s could use either one of them. Sullinger will rebound decent and be hard to push around. PJ3 will score decent and board decent as well but not be the banger Sully is. PJ3 Bradley and Rondo on a fast brake is intriguing.

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     I wouldn’t have any hesitation to take either one in the lottery.  I’ve liked these guys as NBA prospects for the past year.  I understand that they appear to be sliding down draft boards, and I can see why.  I just happen to like what both of them can bring to the table.  Obviously I’m not a trained scout or anything, but Sullinger appears to have a damn good post game, and I believe he has the ability to be a Carlos Boozer-in-his-prime type player (which I would gladly take over Thomas Robinson).  I’ve gotten into some heated arguments while defending Sully.  The back issues are concerning though.

    PJ3, on the other hand, I’m not as sure about.  I just think he can be a high volume scorer on a bad team.  He’s not someone I would build my team around, but I don’t see why he can’t be like a Michael Beasley type.

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    Chilbert arenas
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     I want PJIII whereever KG is, if he can’t inspire him to play hard every second then I don’t know who can

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  • #687407
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    Scott42444
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     …I just can’t remember an All-Star player, who is in this type of player mold (oversized SF/thin PF) who was average in college for 2 years and suddenly "got it".  It does happen sometimes with bigs, although 9 times out of 10 they dominate at their most recent "stop" (be it high school or college) prior to the NBA.  But, when has a guy with that much skill, who has multiple games a year in college where he goes for less than 8 points, go on to be a 20ppg scorer?  I hope there are some examples someone could give me.

     

    Sully is going to make someone very happy if he slides in the draft.  If the Bulls drafted him, I think he could replace a lot of what Boozer brings (and I know I am in the minority, but I think that Boozer is a good player whom the Bulls would be foolish to get rid of without someone equal to or better in the fold).  If they move up in the draft and take him, which means Deng is probably gone, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Boozer gone too.  Then, the amnesty would make sense because if you amnesty Boozer only, you don’t free up enough cap space to make it worthwhile because you are still to close to he cap.  If you shed 2 of the 4 big contracts, now you are in play for an Eric Gordon type of free agent (assuming whomever comes back in the Deng deal can be shed as well).

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    Scott42444
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     …I just can’t remember an All-Star player, who is in this type of player mold (oversized SF/thin PF) who was average in college for 2 years and suddenly "got it".  It does happen sometimes with bigs, although 9 times out of 10 they dominate at their most recent "stop" (be it high school or college) prior to the NBA.  But, when has a guy with that much skill, who has multiple games a year in college where he goes for less than 8 points, go on to be a 20ppg scorer?  I hope there are some examples someone could give me.

     

    Sully is going to make someone very happy if he slides in the draft.  If the Bulls drafted him, I think he could replace a lot of what Boozer brings (and I know I am in the minority, but I think that Boozer is a good player whom the Bulls would be foolish to get rid of without someone equal to or better in the fold).  If they move up in the draft and take him, which means Deng is probably gone, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Boozer gone too.  Then, the amnesty would make sense because if you amnesty Boozer only, you don’t free up enough cap space to make it worthwhile because you are still to close to he cap.  If you shed 2 of the 4 big contracts, now you are in play for an Eric Gordon type of free agent (assuming whomever comes back in the Deng deal can be shed as well).

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