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View Poll Results: Bigger Draft Mistake: Atl passing on Deron or CP3 in 2005 or Por passing on Durant

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  • Atl passing on Deron or CP3 in 2005

    30 62.50%
  • Por passing on Durant in 2007

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    Bigger Draft Mistake: Atl passing on Deron or CP3 in 2005 or Por passing on Durant

    In 2005 the Hawks had the #2 pick and took Marvin Williams, while letting Deron Williams and CP3 go.
    In 2007 the Blazers passed on Durant with the #1 pick and took Oden

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    Atlanta, easily. Oden can still be very, very good if he can stay upright.

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    Obviously Atlanta.

    Portland already had a wing in Roy and needed an upgrade at C over Pryz.
    Atlanta however took Williams when they had no PG's and already had forwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29$jersey View Post
    Obviously Atlanta.

    Portland already had a wing in Roy and needed an upgrade at C over Pryz.
    Atlanta however took Williams when they had no PG's and already had forwards.
    This. Plus, Oden was everybody's #1 pick in the draft, all 30 teams would have done the same thing. Williams was a more surprising pick.

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    Atlanta without a doubt.

    Oden can still be an extremely good center if he stays healthy and fits that Portland team better than Durant would've. The Hawks were in desperate need of a PG and passed on the top two PG's in the league (now). They took an average NBA started in Marvin Williams who really hasn't fulfilled his potential.

    PG: Chris Paul
    SG: Joe Johnson
    SF: Maurice Evans
    PF: Josh Smith
    C: Al Horford

    That team would be challenging the Heat, Celtics and Magic in the East.

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    Atlanta. Oden is a good player, but has had poor health. Can't say same for Marvin Williams, and Atlanta missed 2 great players, not one.

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    Easy. Portland passing on Durant. What has Oden done? At least Marvin Williams is a nice player. Durant is younger and better than all.

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    ATl passing on deron and paul...either of them would of filled a need.

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    ima go the other way on this

    ima say portland and this is why

    who is the better player of the group? CP3? Deron? or Durant....ima pick durant

    portland has brought in effective bigs throughout the seasons BECAUSE of Odens injury....they have had pryzbilla and Camby

    you team up durant with brandon roy and make brandon roy ur #2 option...OMG that would be huge

    i know cp3 or deron from the hawks is a huge omission but in all honesty ima ask a question to every1 who picked atlanta do u think ATL would have had a better chance to win a chip with CP3 or deron or portlando with durant??

    i dont think ATL would have won a chip cause they lack a true center which portland has had minus oden

    potential lineups (cause i dont think some trades would have been made if these 2 were on the teams)

    miller vs cp3 or deron
    roy vs JJ
    Durant vs Josh Smith
    Aldridge vs Horford
    Camby vs zaza/shaq???? (this is where the whole team woulda changed cause atl woulda probably picked someone up so mayb shaq for a season?????)

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    Bigger draft mistake Atlanta. But it turned otu worse fot POR when you consider they could have the scoring leader and a superstar in Roy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97NYer View Post
    Bigger draft mistake Atlanta. But it turned otu worse fot POR when you consider they could have the scoring leader and a superstar in Roy.
    This is a fair statement, but in evaluating it as a draft mistake, you really have to look at the available information at the time. There was a strong consensus that Paul was a better pick than Marvin and many felt the same about Deron. There was at best a split re: Oden/Durant and most GMs probably would have taken Oden. The Oden pick has not worked out well at all, but is completely understandable in context. There is no justification for ATL's decision whatsoever. Just a mistake.

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    Portland. Passed on a future MVP x/

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    ATL passing on CP3 and Deron, by far. Marvin Williams shouldn't have even been in that draft he was way too raw. He left after his freshman year at UNC chasing the big money but he was definately not ready he should've stayed in college longer and he might have turned into a better player. That was a HORRIBLE decision by atlanta, i cant even imagine how good they would be with CP3....dam.

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    I don't think you can say that Greg Oden is a bust yet either. The verdict is still out on him because he hasnt been healthy or played a full season. He could still turn into the player that people thought he would be when he was drafted. Marvin Williams on the other hand....everyone knows what you get with him.

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