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Ty Fast
12-13-2009, 05:51 PM
I keep hearing all about Tyreke Evans and Brandon Jennings being the next great big things, but knowing what we do now, would you still take Blake Griffin #1? I said yes. Griffin is still going to be a beast.

abe_froman
12-13-2009, 05:53 PM
yeah,how dont you

GodsSon
12-13-2009, 05:53 PM
with Evans available, its tough

Jonathan2323
12-13-2009, 05:55 PM
Blake is going to be a bust. a little better than Tyrus Thomas.

Phxtoday
12-13-2009, 05:57 PM
this is a horrible idea for a post.. he hasn't even played a single game...:confused:

Bruno
12-13-2009, 05:59 PM
Too early.

DerekRE_3
12-13-2009, 06:01 PM
I can't wait to see him play, guy is an absolute freak.

Ty Fast
12-13-2009, 06:04 PM
this is a horrible idea for a post.. he hasn't even played a single game...:confused:

No it isn’t. I just wanted to see other peoples opinion on the topic, and I have gotten a few replies. I also put in a “to early to tell” option. I think he is going to be awesome.

TheWatcher34
12-13-2009, 06:15 PM
this is a horrible idea for a post.. he hasn't even played a single game...:confused:

said it.

TheWatcher34
12-13-2009, 06:15 PM
I can't wait to see him play, guy is an absolute freak.

said it.

TheWatcher34
12-13-2009, 06:17 PM
and to every1 who voted for any other than "too early to tell" ---> :facepalm:

iggypop123
12-13-2009, 06:32 PM
he hanst played a game yet. to the poster that suggested he is no better than thomas is stupid. thomas is horrible. this guy is better than every aspect in the game from thomas and he had 3 yrs to develop already

North Yorker
12-13-2009, 06:33 PM
when is he supposed to make his debut?

zambo4president
12-13-2009, 06:38 PM
Ive always thought of Griffin as just a college superstar. I wouldn't have taken him 1st. I don't know who I would have taken instead but it wouldn't have been him.

JasonJohnHorn
12-13-2009, 07:31 PM
In the NBA today, size is important. Stephon Marbury and Steve Francis both had a few solid seasons in the NBA but never really lead their teams anywhere, and Brandon Jennings would be as hard to build around, and though Evans seems to be a truly complete player, a guy who puts up 20-5-5 is a plus for anyteam but not enough to build around. Evans and Jennings are both pieces you add to a solid core, not the pieces that make a solid core. Griffin though has the size and game to potentially be a franchise player, which doesn't mean he will, but its easier to build around a solid post player than a solid backcourt player. As a general manager, especially a general manager to a team that is rebuilding, it is always important to build a solid front court first. That is why Hakeem went over Jordan, and that is why Oden went over Durant, that is why Webber went over Penny Hardaway. I wouldn't say players like Evans are a dime a dozen, but they are easier to come by then dominant centers, and it is why it is almost alwyas the right thing to gamble a draft pick on a potentially great center over a potentially great guard. It doesn't always work out, but its the smart bet.

Toenail Clipper
12-13-2009, 07:34 PM
He was a beast in College and in Preseason, of course if he wasn't injured then he would be the first one in the Rookie of the Year Race.

ko8e24
12-13-2009, 07:35 PM
yes, id still take him #1, and he's better than greg oden

B.JenningsMVP
12-13-2009, 08:11 PM
Evans, Jennings

Raps08-09 Champ
12-13-2009, 08:16 PM
I thought this draft class was suppose to suck?

I already see 2 guys averaging 20 PPG and 1 guy who is going to be a beast.

There are also guys like Curry, Flynn, Derozan and a couple of others who have great potential and are helping their team and getting decent/good stats in the limited minutes they play in.

ARMIN12NBA
12-13-2009, 08:20 PM
Too early to tell, but it is going to be very, very hard to exceed what Tyreke Evans and Brandon Jennings have done so far (and imagine their expected improvement!).

runforrestrunx9
12-13-2009, 08:32 PM
he hasnt even played yet, but with that said, hard 2 imagine he will put up better numbers than what jennings and tryeke have... still i voted 2 early to tell

runforrestrunx9
12-13-2009, 08:34 PM
yes, id still take him #1, and he's better than greg oden

cuz oden has been so good rite?

Fresno
12-13-2009, 08:39 PM
cuz oden has been so good rite?

Actually up until his injury he was pretty good.

Fresno
12-13-2009, 08:42 PM
This thread is stupid and shows the bandwagon jumping on PSD will never stop, so many people have short term memories that they will forget they are even riding on Tyreke or Brandon's sack right now.

Blake Griffin was the most complete college big man coming out, he has all of the tools to be a top PF in the NBA. Hes on a bad team, but they shouldn't be that way after several years and an actual GM in place.

Blake Griffin without question should go #1 every time, what has Tyreke or Brandon done yet? Both of their teams are mediocre/average and if you put them on the Clippers they would make them a better team.

DerekRE_3
12-13-2009, 09:03 PM
This thread is stupid and shows the bandwagon jumping on PSD will never stop, so many people have short term memories that they will forget they are even riding on Tyreke or Brandon's sack right now.

Blake Griffin was the most complete college big man coming out, he has all of the tools to be a top PF in the NBA. Hes on a bad team, but they shouldn't be that way after several years and an actual GM in place.

Blake Griffin without question should go #1 every time, what has Tyreke or Brandon done yet? Both of their teams are mediocre/average and if you put them on the Clippers they would make them a better team.

Well considering the Kings won 17 games last year and have won 10 already despite having two starters out, Evans has done a lot already. Same with Jennings, the Bucks were supposed to be terrible this year, but they are putting up a respectable record so far.

Kakaroach
12-13-2009, 09:10 PM
Too early to tell. But Jennings and Evans are looking very good. Griffin needs to get out on the court first.

what54!?
12-13-2009, 09:32 PM
hasn't played yet. don't know

ARMIN12NBA
12-13-2009, 09:39 PM
Does anybody know when Blake Griffin is returning?

Fresno
12-13-2009, 09:44 PM
Well considering the Kings won 17 games last year and have won 10 already despite having two starters out, Evans has done a lot already. Same with Jennings, the Bucks were supposed to be terrible this year, but they are putting up a respectable record so far.

The Kings had 2 mediocre coaches, and were without Kevin Martin for most of the season.

Of course they improved, did you think they would get worse with Tyreke?

Iodine
12-13-2009, 09:44 PM
even though were not a full season in and we havnt seen him play
HES A BUST!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111oneoneoneoneeleven

Fresno
12-13-2009, 10:15 PM
Does anybody know when Blake Griffin is returning?

Not sure.

The Clippers arent going to send him out until hes 100% healthy, for the sake of him and the fact their franchise is cursed.

Hawkeye15
12-13-2009, 10:15 PM
yes

koreancabbage
12-13-2009, 11:17 PM
maybe he'll come back next year --> next year will be his real rookie season and maybe he'll win it then.

by the time he comes back this year, he probably won't be considered for top rookie due to minimal games played and other stuff.

Toenail Clipper
12-13-2009, 11:42 PM
This thread is stupid and shows the bandwagon jumping on PSD will never stop, so many people have short term memories that they will forget they are even riding on Tyreke or Brandon's sack right now.

Blake Griffin was the most complete college big man coming out, he has all of the tools to be a top PF in the NBA. Hes on a bad team, but they shouldn't be that way after several years and an actual GM in place.

Blake Griffin without question should go #1 every time, what has Tyreke or Brandon done yet? Both of their teams are mediocre/average and if you put them on the Clippers they would make them a better team.

agreed, what the hell is Dunleavy doing as coach and GM?

Toenail Clipper
12-13-2009, 11:45 PM
even though were not a full season in and we havnt seen him play
HES A BUST!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111oneoneoneoneeleven

If he's not, GTFO and dont bandwagon :D

b_rad23
12-13-2009, 11:48 PM
I never would have, I would have traded down and picked Curry, and that hasn't changed.

AddiX
12-13-2009, 11:51 PM
I never would have, I would have traded down and picked Curry, and that hasn't changed.

You would traded down for a glorified bench player? Outside of a good shot what else does he got?

He might be the least physically gifted player drafted in the top 10 in years. Dude gets pushed around by everyone, and isnt faster than anyone.

b_rad23
12-14-2009, 12:23 AM
Perfect fit on the Heat. Perfect fit next to Wade. Great character guy, killer instinct.

shep33
12-14-2009, 12:33 AM
He hasn't played yet. But he's gonna be good, I don't think he'll be amazing, but good. I think everyone knew Evans was gonna be a beast, Jennings surprised everyone by how good he is, plus he's on a team where he can dominate the ball.

ElMarroAfamado
12-14-2009, 12:38 AM
yes cause had anyone else besides the Clippers picked him he would have never been injured.....

Kyle916
12-14-2009, 01:18 AM
Yes he undeniably still goes #1.

JayW_1023
12-14-2009, 05:32 AM
Yes. He may be injured...but great bigs are so much harder to come by...and a team with a great big still is a must of a championship team.

Bigs are more valuable in basketball than wings...too bad these days even bigs want to play like wings.

THE MTL
12-14-2009, 06:09 AM
Griffin aint going give you 55 points in the seventh game of the season! Jennings is historic greatness.

ChiSox219
12-14-2009, 06:10 AM
I haven't seen Tyreke Evans yet but with his size, length, and stats he's seems to be a very promising player. He's supposed to be more athletic that Harden who I haven't been overly impressed by and while they are the same height, Evans has a longer wingspan. What's really impressive is Evans gets to the line 6.1 times per game and 8 times per game this month.

The question remains, would I take him #1 over Griffin? Obviously it's too early to tell, but I still feel Tyler Hansbrough is better value in the middle of the first than Griffin was at #1. Personally I would have come up with a package to trade for a young player than had already had success in the NBA + a middle 1st so I could TH.

Personally, I was always biased against Hansbrough at UNC and I generally hate drafting white American players but I think he can be effective. He's still learning but he's shown signs of success at this level, rebounding at a good rate and getting to the FT line at an exceptional rate of 8.3FTA per 36 minutes. His jump shot needs a lot of work as does his interior defense but I think he will develop into a very good player, not far off Blake Griffin's level.

As for Jennings, he started off hot but he's down to shooting 41.9% and really doesn't compare to Tyreke.

Ray_R
12-14-2009, 09:09 PM
he hanst played a game yet. to the poster that suggested he is no better than thomas is stupid. thomas is horrible. this guy is better than every aspect in the game from thomas and he had 3 yrs to develop already

as a bulls fan i agree




I voted It is way to early to tell.

Westbrook36
12-19-2009, 11:04 PM
Blake is going to be a bust. a little better than Tyrus Thomas.

Blake is more well rounded then Tyrus and more of a finished product. While Tyrus was taken so high because he had A TON of potential.

Blake will be a beast

Agent008
12-19-2009, 11:04 PM
You really can't lose with either Evans or Griffin. I think that in five years Griffin will be the best PF in the league and it will be between Wade and Evans for the best SG.

RoG KNIGHT DG
12-20-2009, 01:26 AM
I must say history proves never take a Big-Man 1st pick or even in the 1st 3 picks

Agent008
12-20-2009, 02:19 AM
I must say history proves never take a Big-Man 1st pick or even in the 1st 3 picks

Shaq, Duncan, Yao, and Howard were all the first pick of the draft.

Kyle N.
12-24-2009, 04:29 AM
I must say history proves never take a Big-Man 1st pick or even in the 1st 3 picks

:laugh2: That made me laugh, thank you for that.

The_Pharouh
12-26-2009, 07:20 AM
Evans,Jennings could very well end up being better players
but Griffin will be a star

Foye
12-26-2009, 09:11 AM
You still take Blake Griffin #1 of course.

NYsportsGuru
01-04-2010, 11:28 PM
Its safe to say Evans and Jennings were great picks, and it looks as though these two players will soon probably become superstars.
You don't really know what to expect of Griffin even though he was the most promising coming into the draft. I think he'll be great too, but I'd take the safe bet with either Evans or Jennings.

Sixerlover
01-05-2010, 09:22 PM
I must say history proves never take a Big-Man 1st pick or even in the 1st 3 picks


Shaq, Duncan, Yao, and Howard were all the first pick of the draft.

Along with Kareem, Hakeem, David Robinson Pat Ewing, Wilt, Kevin McHale.. Just IF he wanted to go on with his point. History proves the exact opposite.

But Blake was still the correct pick. The real question is why did Harden go #3 over Reke?

Reversed86Curse
01-31-2010, 09:18 AM
this is a horrible idea for a post.. he hasn't even played a single game...:confused:

I think that's the point of the thread

Reversed86Curse
01-31-2010, 09:21 AM
I must say history proves never take a Big-Man 1st pick or even in the 1st 3 picks

Have you ever watched the NBA before, say, 2007? If you answered yes, you don't know what you're talking about.

Grim Reaper
01-31-2010, 04:26 PM
I would have taken Tyreke Evans.