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    Is the 2013 draft class one of the worst ever?

    I've been thinking about how awful this draft class has been. You could legitimately make an argument there's only been three players that are making a significant impact on their team: Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, and Michael Carter-Williams.

    You could also say to a lesser extent these players are at least playing minutes and contributing: Ben McLemore, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, The Greek Freak, and Tim Hardaway Jr.

    The rest of been pretty bad.

    Anthony Bennet, Otto Porter Jr. and Alex Len have been jokes at top 5 picks. Cody Zeller has been nothing to write home about either.

    Nerlens Noel has been injured so he gets a pass for now. Same with CJ McCollum.

    Steven Adams and Kelly Olynyk have been blah.

    Shabazz Muhammad has been absolute garbage.

    The rest of the guys aren't even worth mentioning. Maybe some of these guys will be late bloomers, but so far this draft class sucks.

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    Pretty crappy draft but I really like KCP. He's been a great defender and his shot is starting to fall now. Hes also very athletic.

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    Only time will tell.

    Still hoping Dennis Schroder develops into a starting PG. Hasn't had the chance yet with the goals of the team and Teague's play.

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    Zeller has been disappointing, but some of his issues have to do with strength. Hopefully once he adds some weight and muscle, he'll improve.

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    Thank you Cleveland
    and with the 12th pick, The New York Football Giants select ......Odell Beckham Jr, Wide Reciever from Louisana State University

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedprple&gold View Post
    I've been thinking about how awful this draft class has been. You could legitimately make an argument there's only been three players that are making a significant impact on their team: Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, and Michael Carter-Williams.

    You could also say to a lesser extent these players are at least playing minutes and contributing: Ben McLemore, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, The Greek Freak, and Tim Hardaway Jr.

    The rest of been pretty bad.

    Anthony Bennet, Otto Porter Jr. and Alex Len have been jokes at top 5 picks. Cody Zeller has been nothing to write home about either.

    Nerlens Noel has been injured so he gets a pass for now. Same with CJ McCollum.

    Steven Adams and Kelly Olynyk have been blah.

    Shabazz Muhammad has been absolute garbage.

    The rest of the guys aren't even worth mentioning. Maybe some of these guys will be late bloomers, but so far this draft class sucks.
    Why does Noel get a pass when Len has been hurt almost the entire year? Only the last few games has he been healthy and getting some minutes. And he's showing some nice potential in the few minutes he's getting.

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    Bennet Len and shabazz were so over hyped

    Like magicbucssox said Thanks cavs!!!!

    DIPO!!!!

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    It is pretty bad.

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    2000 nba draft was way worse


    The Brilliant Plan of How to Get Andrew Wiggins in a Toronto Uniform
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    All I'm saying is the league wants to see Toronto succeeded. An outside chance Silver could say to philly... You know... That's a great trade offer from Toronto for the first pick. It's up to you but we'd love to see wiggins in Toronto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by king4day:27807352
    Quote Originally Posted by bleedprple&gold View Post
    I've been thinking about how awful this draft class has been. You could legitimately make an argument there's only been three players that are making a significant impact on their team: Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, and Michael Carter-Williams.

    You could also say to a lesser extent these players are at least playing minutes and contributing: Ben McLemore, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, The Greek Freak, and Tim Hardaway Jr.

    The rest of been pretty bad.

    Anthony Bennet, Otto Porter Jr. and Alex Len have been jokes at top 5 picks. Cody Zeller has been nothing to write home about either.

    Nerlens Noel has been injured so he gets a pass for now. Same with CJ McCollum.

    Steven Adams and Kelly Olynyk have been blah.

    Shabazz Muhammad has been absolute garbage.

    The rest of the guys aren't even worth mentioning. Maybe some of these guys will be late bloomers, but so far this draft class sucks.
    Why does Noel get a pass when Len has been hurt almost the entire year? Only the last few games has he been healthy and getting some minutes. And he's showing some nice potential in the few minutes he's getting.
    Havent really payed much attention to Len tbh. Forgot he was a top 5 pick before making this thread lol. Just saw he only played in a few games and averaged less than 2 ppg and havent seen or heard much else about him.
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    I see Oladipo, Giannis, MCW and Burke as players who have all star potential. Also think Steven Adams is a player who can develop into a really solid double double guy once given adequate PT Tim Hardaway is a future starting two on a good team (on the level of a Wesley Matthews) and Mason Plumlee can develop into a solid starting big as well IMO. The rookie crop isn't THAT bad. Most draft classes don't really start looking like anything special until 3 years or so later that's when you can start to judge. Just a few years ago Landry Fields and Gary Neal finished 4th and 5th in ROY voting now look at that 2010 class, PG, Stephenson, Bledsoe, Sanders, Favors, Bradley, Crawford etc all players who didn't receive a single ROY vote. Time will tell but IMO this draft would materialize pretty nicely when its all said and done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swashcuff:27807581
    I see Oladipo, Giannis, MCW and Burke as players who have all star potential. Also think Steven Adams is a player who can develop into a really solid double double guy once given adequate PT Tim Hardaway is a future starting two on a good team (on the level of a Wesley Matthews) and Mason Plumlee can develop into a solid starting big as well IMO. The rookie crop isn't THAT bad. Most draft classes don't really start looking like anything special until 3 years or so later that's when you can start to judge. Just a few years ago Landry Fields and Gary Neal finished 4th and 5th in ROY voting now look at that 2010 class, PG, Stephenson, Bledsoe, Sanders, Favors, Bradley, Crawford etc all players who didn't receive a single ROY vote. Time will tell but IMO this draft would materialize pretty nicely when its all said and done.
    Yea you may be right. It probably just seems worse than it is because the top 5 picks have been so disappointing. Maybe its not so much weak as it more the GMs just messed up and didnt know who to pick where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedprple&gold View Post
    Yea you may be right. It probably just seems worse than it is because the top 5 picks have been so disappointing. Maybe its not so much weak as it more the GMs just messed up and didnt know who to pick where.
    Yeah agreed and I'd probably stretch it to the top 10 not just top 5. What's noticeable about this draft however doesn't really seem to have any big men who have anything resembling a decent upside. Basically all the big men we've actually seen on the floor ceiling looks like nothing more than an above average role player. As a 76ers fan I'm hopeful Noel can change that.

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    Tony Snell has turned into a good pick for the Bulls

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    So far, it looks grim. But I also think it's way too early to rule this class out. So many of these guys are freakishly young, and the guy with arguably the highest ceiling hasn't stepped on a court yet (Noel). I say give it another 2-3 years. There's bound to be a couple of All-Star caliber players in this group, and several other role players. It just may take some time for those guys to develop.


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