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m26555
06-23-2011, 10:32 AM
I'd have to go with Kenneth Faried. I think whoever takes him is going to be pleasantly surprised.

monty77
06-23-2011, 10:47 AM
nikola mirotic & shelvin mack

S-Dot
06-23-2011, 10:50 AM
I was going to say Alec Burks, but if all experts are saying that, is he really a sleeper?

I have two: Iman Shumpert out of Georgia Tech and Isiah Thomas from Washington

Shumpert is a 6'5 point guard that's athletic and can score the ball. He can truly take over the game, and unlike alot of big guards that people are trying to make Penny Hardaway-like PGs out of them, I think Shumpert will actually be a solid PG in the league. He won't be Penny in his prime, but still...

Isiah Thomas has great athleticism, toughness, ball skills, and is an entertaining player to watch at 5'8. I think he's going to be a household name off of someone's bench.

Il Mago50
06-23-2011, 10:53 AM
Jeremy Tyler. Future All-star if he lands on right team.

wjmoffatt
06-23-2011, 10:54 AM
There are sleepers all over this board, idk how the so called experts call this a very weak draft...Sure these guys might not be SuperStars like Queen James or D Wade, but to win your need players that are great at their roles like J Terry, Tyson Chandler, Matrix, Odom, Fisher, Perkins, Bowen, etc.....And this Draft is full of them! Here's some i think are:

1.) Chris Singleton
2.) Tristain Thompson
3.) Kwahi Lenoard
4.) Kenneth Fariad
5.) DArrius Morris
6.) JaJuan Johnson
7.) Shelvin Mack
And throw some foreigners in there that i haven't seen play.
to go with this being a good draft, why do you think teams are trying to get into the lottery and willing to give up big names, like a nash or Granger or Gasol or Iggy.

wjmoffatt
06-23-2011, 10:58 AM
To go with Johnson, the kid has always produced. Go back to High School, he single handly beat Eric Gordans team, and almost beat the Greg Oden and Mike Conoley team. In college he was all Big Ten every year, he just never got to show it off in the Tourney on the big stage, even though he dominated March Madness, he had some bad luck running into the best teams; UCONN year they made it to the NC, Duke last year National Champs, and VCU a hot team that made it to the final four.

S-Dot
06-23-2011, 10:58 AM
Jeremy Tyler. Future All-star if he lands on right team.

I haven't really seen him play, but he got mixed reviews over in Israel and Japan. However, with his size and young age, I think he can help the spurs alot.

m26555
06-23-2011, 11:01 AM
To go with Johnson, the kid has always produced. Go back to High School, he single handly beat Eric Gordans team, and almost beat the Greg Oden and Mike Conoley team. In college he was all Big Ten every year, he just never got to show it off in the Tourney on the big stage, even though he dominated March Madness, he had some bad luck running into the best teams; UCONN year they made it to the NC, Duke last year National Champs, and VCU a hot team that made it to the final four.
I've always liked Johnson a lot, too. The kid definitely has the talent to be an impact player in the NBA.

NYKalltheway
06-23-2011, 11:07 AM
Travis Leslie... freak of nature. Amazing athleticism. When he learns how to play basketball he'll become a superstar

Nikola Mirotic... not a sleeper if you follow European basketball

Nolan Smith... people say he's reliable but just a role player. I think he can have a solid career as a starting PG/SG for a contending team, help his team more than Derek Fisher ever helped the Lakers for example. That means "rings". The guy is a winner and will remain one in the NBA.

NYKalltheway
06-23-2011, 11:08 AM
Best player in the draft imo is Jan Vesely. He needs to gain some muscle weight and people will be asking who the heck is Blake Griffin :)

WeBallin
06-23-2011, 11:11 AM
IMO Jeremy Tyler An Nolan Smith. Although i can understand the caution with Tyler, but Smith is as solid or if not better then Kyrie Irving(11gms) hope my Pistons give both a look in later rouunds

avon_barksdale
06-23-2011, 11:14 AM
homeboy outta cleveland state

PhillyFaninLA
06-23-2011, 11:25 AM
I'd have to go with Kenneth Faried. I think whoever takes him is going to be pleasantly surprised.

Faried, Dontas, Honeycutt, and Hamilton are my favorite players in the entire draft, anyone one of them that end up on the right team could be a star. I think Honeycutt might be special.

Slimsim
06-23-2011, 11:26 AM
Chris SIngleton
Jordan Hamilton

theLgndKllr35
06-23-2011, 11:34 AM
Kemba Walker gets about 10 hours a night. I'd say that's more than most.

steelmanron100
06-23-2011, 11:37 AM
Wow! I am really surprised no one here has mentioned Tobias Harris of Tennessee. This kid played as a true, 18 year old freshmen. In fact he still is 18, and he is a legit 6ft, 8 and 223 lbs. By all accounts, Harris is said to have a real head on his shoulders. And he has great handles and ball dribbling abilities. I think this kid is really coachable. And can only get better. To think he will likely be available for teams in the 20's is, to me really a surprise. I really like this kid.

omdigga
06-23-2011, 11:45 AM
chris singleton..

j-bay
06-23-2011, 11:50 AM
harper or the richmond spiders
this guy was the reason the richmond spiders got to the sweet 16 aginst kansas

Steely McBeam
06-23-2011, 11:51 AM
jeremy tyler

haggis
06-23-2011, 12:02 PM
Kemba Walker gets about 10 hours a night. I'd say that's more than most.

:rimshot:

Zing!

gaughan333
06-23-2011, 12:04 PM
I like honeycutt at where he is projected to go

DoJoTheSlasher
06-23-2011, 12:04 PM
Kenneth Faried. Guy has potential to be what DeJuan Blair did with SA times 2.

Giraffes Rule
06-23-2011, 12:50 PM
Whoever the Spurs pick. :p

DoJoTheSlasher
06-23-2011, 01:11 PM
Whoever the Spurs pick. :p

Spurs have drafted Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, DeJuan Blair, George Hill, Gary Neal, Leandro Barbosa, Beno Udrih all late in drafts...

Kashmir13579
06-23-2011, 01:13 PM
Rick Jackson falls asleep during big games.

Seriously though... its Selby.

raptor fan
06-23-2011, 01:37 PM
Jeremy Tyler and Corey Joseph

arkanian215
06-23-2011, 01:41 PM
If Tyler lands in the right situation, maybe him. I like Selby.

THE GIPPER
06-23-2011, 01:54 PM
faried reminds me of dejuan blair so he could be a pleasant surprise as the op said. also i think tristan thompson will have a solid rookie season on D and on the boards for whoever gets him.

ManRam
06-23-2011, 01:58 PM
I really think Josh Selby can turn into a solid NBA player...even as a second round pick.

Other second rounders I think can contribute: Nolan Smith (a defensive specialist), Jimmy Butler, Jujuan Johnson and definitely Travis Leslie.

I really like Vucevic...I think he can be one of the two-three best big men in the draft eventually.

GrantHustle
06-23-2011, 02:09 PM
Norris Cole

BuddhaMONK
06-23-2011, 02:09 PM
TRISTAN THOMPSON WITHOUT A DOUBT. Already a terrific defender,very good post game for his age, offensive rebounder, blocker,etc (and has nba size), Just needs to develop a mid range shot, get better with defensive rebounders, double teams,etc.

KnicksR4Real
06-23-2011, 02:15 PM
Klay Thompson

Shaolin
06-23-2011, 02:28 PM
Travis Leslie... freak of nature. Amazing athleticism. When he learns how to play basketball he'll become a superstar.

Travis Leslie = P.J. Tucker, 2006

x21x NiNJA x21x
06-23-2011, 02:31 PM
Kemba walker

mp3
06-23-2011, 02:44 PM
Tyler Honeycutt and Marshon Brooks

Nwsports22
06-23-2011, 02:49 PM
Klay Thompson, Nicola Vucevic, Tyler Honeycutt, JuJuan Johnson, Malcom Lee, Matthew Bryan-Amaning

theheatles
06-23-2011, 05:13 PM
Biyombo!

daleja424
06-23-2011, 05:19 PM
Reggie Jackson... lottery talent slipping into the late first/early second is a serious sleeper.

A couple other guys: Marshon Brooks is a lottery talent that is slipping... also Josh Selby could bust out in a big way in the NBA... and maybe a guy like Tyler Honeycutt?

MickeyMgl
06-23-2011, 05:31 PM
Norris Cole

This one.

Master Mind
06-23-2011, 05:40 PM
Sandy Cervix

tyfreaks brotha
06-24-2011, 11:04 AM
With how far he dropped i'll say honecyutt. Weird I had him on the mock then we got him in the drafr :clap:

Sportfan
06-24-2011, 11:07 AM
^^^^I traded him to you!!!!



Jordan WIlliams and MarShon Brooks are the biggest steals of the draft. **** the nets

beasted86
06-24-2011, 11:16 AM
Shumpert is a 6'5 point guard that's athletic and can score the ball. He can truly take over the game, and unlike alot of big guards that people are trying to make Penny Hardaway-like PGs out of them, I think Shumpert will actually be a solid PG in the league. He won't be Penny in his prime, but still...


I did as much research as one could on this guy before the draft, and you are wrong on most counts. Go watch full game film on him on ESPN3.com, and you'll see why.

No NBA ready PG skills (if you Knick fans are frustrated with Douglas running the offense, get ready for new headaches with Shumpert), poor shot selection, and he is not going to take over any games scoring wise. I think that was the worst part of your analysis.

What he will do is be a lockdown defender, and excel very well in transition making the right pass and finishing on the break. But this guy makes Penny Hardaway look like John Stockton, he's not an NBA PG right now.

$KnicksAndKobe$
06-24-2011, 11:22 AM
I see greatness in Kemba. Raptors should of picked him

YoungOne
06-24-2011, 11:23 AM
I hope its jajuan johnson ;)

tyfreaks brotha
06-24-2011, 11:24 AM
^^^^I traded him to you!!!!



Jordan WIlliams and MarShon Brooks are the biggest steals of the draft. **** the nets

:laugh: I agree with the Nets part....

jtsunami
06-24-2011, 12:18 PM
Anyone saying Tristan Thompson has to be Cleveland fan. He has the biggest bust potential. Undersized PF with no jumper? Sounds like Tyrus Thomas.

I'm going Klay Thompson. I see some vintage Michael Redd in him.

FriedTofuz
06-24-2011, 12:26 PM
Im going with Kemba walker. The charolette bobcats already have issues scoring and traded their best player for another pick. Being the First option to score on that team, kemba will shine. Hes a leader, and hes the perfect way to rebuild a francise. He is definatly the sleeper.

jim51990
06-24-2011, 12:34 PM
brooks

screw you ainge

metsfanssince05
06-24-2011, 12:45 PM
I think my Iman Shumpert will be a sleeper. D'antoni will devolope a jumper for him like he did for Chandler, Shumpert is going to end up being great for the knicks.

mrs rose
06-24-2011, 01:04 PM
kemba, and norris cole

xxplayerxx23
06-24-2011, 01:04 PM
Iman Shumpert :D

Gram
06-24-2011, 01:11 PM
Kyrie Irving.

For real, Iman Shumpert or Norris Cole.

sO_cHi312
06-24-2011, 01:16 PM
brandon knight. marshon brooks.

JerseysFinest
06-24-2011, 01:23 PM
MarShon Brooks

^^^^I traded him to you!!!!



Jordan WIlliams and MarShon Brooks are the biggest steals of the draft. **** the nets



:laugh: I agree with the Nets part....

Whats good haters?

JasonJohnHorn
06-24-2011, 02:19 PM
I think there will be a couple teams that wish they hadnt passed up on Klay Thompson. He's got the height to play SF, but he's a shooting guard with range, rebounds well for his position, and already has a defensive advantage in his height. He has the physical gifts to excel defensively. If he gets his turnovers down, I think he can be a real impact player. I'm not saying all-star level, but he will have a long career and winning teams will want him on their roster.

And I'm gonna throw this out there because I hope its true: Vernon Macklin!

AddiX
06-24-2011, 02:22 PM
Josh harrelson, he won't be a superstar but everyone will know him in due time.

Kenneth faried is going to be really good too IMO. He will outpost his draft position. You can't play with more passion than him.