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View Poll Results: Did Portland make a mistake drafting Lillard 6th?

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  • No. You can't risk missing out on him.

    64 85.33%
  • Yes. Drummond will be far better than Leonard.

    5 6.67%
  • Yes. Barnes could have netted assets or been a 6th man.

    6 8.00%
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    Did the Blazers make a mistake taking Lillard at #6?

    Don't jump the gun here - I'm not saying they shouldn't have drafted him. He's a great fit in Portland and my personal pick for ROY. I simply wonder if Portland made a mistake taking him at 6 instead of 11 and missing out on another top prospect.

    Both Barnes and Drummond were still on the board when Portland picked. There were solid indications that teams 7-10 were leaning along the lines of:

    Golden State: best available meaning either Barnes or Drummond
    Toronto: Terence Ross (a SG with a jumper)
    Detroit: a center to pair with Monroe
    New Orleans: Austin Rivers

    The risk was minimal, so is the difference between Meyers Leonard and Drummond/Barnes worth it?
    Last edited by topdog; 11-26-2012 at 01:12 AM.

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    the raptors would've drafted lillard. Their choice was barnes. Waiters, and lillard. So no, they made a good decision to get him.
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    Personally, I take Drummond at 6 because Lillard's stock wasn't that high and there is always the possibility of a trade if he gets taken before 11.

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    Wasn't the first priority on their list of needs a pure PG though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunFactor007 View Post
    Wasn't the first priority on their list of needs a pure PG though?
    But who is going to take Lillard in the next 4 picks? It might be different if a team like Houston was in the mix.

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    toronto woulda picked lillard, so your scenario wouldnt really pan out for him falling to 11th



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    There were reports that GS wanted to take Lillard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncleben989 View Post
    toronto woulda picked lillard, so your scenario wouldnt really pan out for him falling to 11th
    Would they have? I thought they were rumored to want Waiters or Ross because of Derozan's lack of range and the Steve Nash chase.

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    Can't take that risk. Lillard is better than anyone else that was picked after him

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsiandudePH View Post
    There were reports that GS wanted to take Lillard.
    Would they take him over Barnes though?

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    It's a tough call you never know what the other teams actually wanted but I think Toronto would have def taken him because they shocked the world with Ross at 8 so I think they were looking at "shocking picks" I also think the hornets would have nabbed him instead of that stupid pick rivers..

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    100 percent sure Lillard was gone to GSW at 7. In fact rewatch the draft, Lillard was completely pissed he was picked before his hometown warriors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topdog View Post
    Would they take him over Barnes though?
    He was a hometown kid, so yeah I think so. They probably saw the same brilliance in Lillard's game as Portland did.

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    I should make a similar thread:

    "Did the Warriors make a mistake drafting Todd Fuller instead of Kobe Bryant?

    every team make mistakes in the draft like your Timberwolves selecting Johnny Flynn, when they could have had Curry.

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    nope because all it would have taken was 1 team that liked him as much in the next few picks for them to not get him. also who would they have taken drummond/barnes?

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