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  • #63451
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    Chewy
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     Here is a write up by Aran Smith in 2016 NBA Mock Draft 4.0 on Ben Simmons;

    "How soon people tend to forget. It was just a few months ago that Ben Simmons was taking college basketball by storm, having one of the best starts and first few months of any freshman over the past 20-25 years. Simmons had an unceremonious end to the season, failing to guide a young LSU team with chemistry problems and a horrific coach into the Big Dance. But his numbers on the year speak for themselves. And for all the negativity surrounding him in the media, scouts remain high on him. Was he a great student? No. Did he disrupt the "sanctity" of college basketball? Maybe in some minds. But does that mean he has character issues? No. Simmons comes from a strong family background, and his father played professionally in Australia, so Ben grew up with multiple advantages. The notion that he somehow has character concerns is pure propaganda. Simmons combines high level athleticism and size with legitimate point guard vision and creativity. Ingram finished the year stronger, but Simmons ability to impact games and greater chance to be a franchise talent ultimately makes him the pick."

    Here is a write up by Hoopshype on their Mock Draft on Ben Simmons;

    "How soon people forget. It was just months ago that Ben Simmons was taking college basketball by storm, having one of the best starts and first few months of any freshman of the past 20-25 years. Simmons had an unceremonious end to the season, failing to guide a young LSU team with chemistry problems and a horrific coach into the Big Dance. But his numbers on the year speak for themselves. And for all the negativity surrounding him in the media, scouts remain high on him. Was he a great student? No. Did he disrupt the "sanctity" of college basketball? Maybe in some minds. But does that mean he has character issues? No. Simmons comes from a strong family background, and his father played professionally in Australia, so Ben grew up with multiple advantages. The notion that he somehow has character concerns is pure propaganda. Simmons combines high-level athleticism and size with legitimate point guard vision and creativity. Ingram finished the year stronger, but Simmons’ ability to impact games and greater chance to be a franchise talent ultimately makes him the pick."

    You can go down player by player, word for word they are all the same. The draft order is even the same.

    So there are a few options:

    1. Aran stole his mock from Hoopshype (unlikely)

    2. Hoopshype stole Aran’s mock (likely)

    3. Aran willingly shared his mock with Hoopshype (maybe Aran has a sweet side)

    4. Hoopshype willingly shared their mock with Aran (but Aran put his name on it and posted it 2 days earlier)

    IDK, this just looked shady to me and was wondering what other people think. These are the best prospects in the world and are well know. It isn’t hard to create your own mock draft. Most people on here do it for free and for some fun.

    Just the idea of someone at Hoopshype being so lazy he steals a mock draft and THEN wants money from ads for his site? Ridiculous.

    http://hoopshype.com/2016/04/17/nba-mock-draft-2016/

    http://www.nbadraft.net/2016-extended-nba-mock-40

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • #1056340
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    mikeyvthedon
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    Aran has been doing the HoopsHype Mock Draft since at least 2012. No plagiarism.

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  • #1056217
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    mikeyvthedon
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    Aran has been doing the HoopsHype Mock Draft since at least 2012. No plagiarism.

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    • #1056346
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      Chewy
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       found it weird. Good to know. 

      Bad news is, now that this mystery is solved, I have to go back to actually doing my job.

      Conspiracy theories are more fun.

       

       

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    • #1056223
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      Chewy
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       found it weird. Good to know. 

      Bad news is, now that this mystery is solved, I have to go back to actually doing my job.

      Conspiracy theories are more fun.

       

       

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  • #1056342
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    GBee
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     Modern day Sherlocks on this site.

    Thanks for the chuckle.

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  • #1056219
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    GBee
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     Modern day Sherlocks on this site.

    Thanks for the chuckle.

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    • #1056348
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      Chewy
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       your welcome my dear Watson.

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    • #1056225
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      Chewy
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       your welcome my dear Watson.

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  • #1056350
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    McDunkin

    Top flight security of the world chewy

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  • #1056227
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    McDunkin

    Top flight security of the world chewy

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    • #1056356
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      Chewy
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       I’m just one man. But as a symbol… I can be incorruptible!

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    • #1056233
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      Chewy
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       I’m just one man. But as a symbol… I can be incorruptible!

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  • #1056514
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    Cynthia
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    Well, that was anticlimactic. You could have let it brew for a few days Mikey. Haha

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  • #1056394
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    Cynthia
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    Well, that was anticlimactic. You could have let it brew for a few days Mikey. Haha

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