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Cromedome
10-09-2012, 01:39 AM
What team or teams usually get it right on draft night? I know hindsight is 20/20 but looking back at some of these drafts...it's clear a lot of teams screwed up.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_NBA_Draft
Knicks draft Nene, which is a decent pick...but we turn around on that same night and package this pick with Camby (and Mark Jackson) for Antonio Mcdyess. Mcdyess, who was coming back from a serious injury, turns around and has another 1 in the preseason.





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_NBA_Draft
Knicks clearly didn't get it right here and I hope someone was fired of worse.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_NBA_Draft
We had a chance at Rondo but we were going with Marbury, Nate Robinson and Mardy Collins...so we drafted Balkman. :facepalm:



These examples are from a Knicks point of view. Which team or teams usually get it right (or wrong)?

Raph12
10-09-2012, 01:46 AM
Spurs usually draft really well... Great scouting staff.

ChiTownPacerFan
10-09-2012, 01:50 AM
Yup, definitely the Spurs. Which is why I fear the day Kawhi Leonard becomes a superstar. I like George Hill, but I never liked that trade. If I'm I'm running another team, and the Spurs make an offer on the player I just drafted, I automatically say no.

tp13baby
10-09-2012, 02:04 AM
Spur definitely. Ever since Masai got hired Denver has hit on their players. Masai is a great GM.

Cromedome
10-09-2012, 02:16 AM
The sweetney draft is really strange to me. 4 out of the 29 players in the first round were complete busts...and of course we get the bust player.


Then we have another chance in that same draft at 30...and pick Maciej Lampe.

On the board: Willie Green, Kyle Korver, James Jones, Mo Williams, Steve Blake, Zaza Pachulia just to name a few.

Yes, hindsight is 20/20 and you can't predict the future or rub a "magic lamp" but some of these moves really messed up the last 12 years.



Portland fans should be mad to some extent too. Pass up on Jordan for Bowie? Pass up on Durant for Mr. Glass?

Steelers23_06
10-09-2012, 02:21 AM
pacers. they draft really good. of course thunder run away with this award. LAC is pretty good at drafting too but thats because the are always in the lottery. CHI too the are the closest to OKC imo. Kings are nice too.

worst CLE, ORL, POR (could be blamed more on training staff i guess) and LAL but mainly because are they always get high picks lol

Aleksandar
10-09-2012, 03:49 AM
Spurs, in my books. OKC had high picks for few years, we'll see how they do with lower ones. Curious to see what happens with Perry Jones this year..

Cleveland and Minnesota could've done better last couple of years..

TrueFan420
10-09-2012, 03:54 AM
The warriors svck at drafting but curry, Klay and Barnes has been a nice break

asandhu23
10-09-2012, 03:56 AM
Spurs and its not even close.


Warriors are extremely good at finding D League gems.

Steelers23_06
10-09-2012, 03:59 AM
i cant believe i forgot BOS they are beast on draft day

Hawkeye15
10-09-2012, 04:04 AM
not my Wolves.....

Yabaecip
10-09-2012, 04:11 AM
Nuggets should get a nod for a couple like Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried. But, we also picked people like Nikoloz Tskitishvili with the 5th pick and traded away Jarrett Jack for Linas Kleiza on draft night.

Hellcrooner
10-09-2012, 06:08 AM
Portland has a problem with draft.

Larue Martin over Dr J

Michael Thompson over Larry Bird

Bowie over Jordan ( or barkley, or stockton.....)

Oden over Durant.

And to top it, when they get it right ( walton, Roy) injurys **** it all up.

JNoel
10-09-2012, 06:55 AM
Spurs, Suns, Rockets, and Thunder.

JasonJohnHorn
10-09-2012, 10:33 AM
Spurs always do well... the Thunder has done well by their high draft picks.


The Raptors sadly, since Coangelo showed up, have not faired very well :-(

Gram
10-09-2012, 01:16 PM
Detroit normally sucks. Several years back, Max was a nice pick but I don't care for him anymore. Recent pickups in Jerebko, Monroe, Knight and Drummond have been nice, although three a them were a given.

Stinkyoutsider
10-09-2012, 01:56 PM
Spurs. The talent evaluation they have in place is top class. That along with coaching talent up to increase their skills and abilities are great.

I really wonder how long it's going to take the Spurs to rebound once Duncan leaves? Parker will probably be the franchise player so they'll have to build around him.

N3TS
10-09-2012, 02:01 PM
The Suns had some nice picks, although some were traded on draft day. Here are some of their past selections: Michael Finley(1995), Steve Nash(1996), Stephen Jackson(1997), Shawn Marion(1999), Amare Stoudemire(2002), Luol Deng(2004), Nate Robinson(2005), Marcin Gortat(2005), Rajon Rondo(2006).

Showtime Steve
10-09-2012, 02:35 PM
Okc and sas

Evolution23
10-09-2012, 02:44 PM
In recent years I would say Knicks but before that I don't even wanna talk about the isiah days.

asandhu23
10-09-2012, 04:09 PM
Portland has a problem with draft.

Larue Martin over Dr J

Michael Thompson over Larry Bird

Bowie over Jordan ( or barkley, or stockton.....)

Oden over Durant.

And to top it, when they get it right ( walton, Roy) injurys **** it all up.

thats not that bad. you should see Warriors' history.. :puke:

PacersForLife
10-09-2012, 05:00 PM
Spurs and OKC in recent years. The Pacers haven't done too bad either considering Hibbert and Granger were both #17 picks and Paul George wasn't a big name coming out of college. The Celtics do well for usually drafting in the 20s.

Oefarmy2005
10-09-2012, 05:00 PM
OKC - excellent drafting since moving to Oklahoma.

xcrisisx
10-09-2012, 05:29 PM
The Suns had some nice picks, although some were traded on draft day. Here are some of their past selections: Michael Finley(1995), Steve Nash(1996), Stephen Jackson(1997), Shawn Marion(1999), Amare Stoudemire(2002), Luol Deng(2004), Nate Robinson(2005), Marcin Gortat(2005), Rajon Rondo(2006).

I remember that one. You traded him for a pick in the 2007 years draft. drafted rudy fernandez with that pick, and traded rudy on draft day for some dollars :)

Manimal
10-09-2012, 06:21 PM
Spurs are consistently good because of RC Buford. He's been their main scout and eventual GM during the Pop era. OKC have done well under Sam Presti. Likewise with Nuggets under Masai. Celtics under Ainge.

So it's not organisations who draft well rather personnel who do that.

Kashmir13579
10-09-2012, 08:07 PM
Spurs

Baller1
10-09-2012, 08:09 PM
Spurs and Thunder by far.

topdog
10-09-2012, 08:23 PM
The Suns had some nice picks, although some were traded on draft day. Here are some of their past selections: Michael Finley(1995), Steve Nash(1996), Stephen Jackson(1997), Shawn Marion(1999), Amare Stoudemire(2002), Luol Deng(2004), Nate Robinson(2005), Marcin Gortat(2005), Rajon Rondo(2006).

It's crazy how many good players they've traded away young. I honestly couldn't comprehend not keeping Rondo - he'd have been the perfect backup/heir to Nash.

Spurs obviously have a flair for making the most of talent. I think Utah and Memphis also have done fairly well recently off the top of my head.

The Bucks have been pretty bad as have my Wolves.

D-Leethal
10-09-2012, 08:30 PM
Spurs are on point whether its late firsts, trading up mid firsts, lottery picks, 2nd rounders, undrafted. No matter where you put them they will find a gem.

Gritz
10-09-2012, 08:47 PM
Lakers.

They trade their picks for established all stars

mrblisterdundee
10-09-2012, 10:34 PM
Portland has a problem with draft.

Larue Martin over Dr J

Michael Thompson over Larry Bird

Bowie over Jordan ( or barkley, or stockton.....)

Oden over Durant.

And to top it, when they get it right ( walton, Roy) injurys **** it all up.

Don't forget 2005, when Portland traded the third pick down to the sixth, taking Martel Webster instead of Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Andrew Bynum, Danny Granger, David Lee, Ersan Ilyasova, Monta Ellis, Louis Williams or Marcin Gortat.
Don't forget when Portland drafted Moses Malone then traded him for Rick Robey.
Portland is the worst draft-day team in the history of the NBA.

xcrisisx
10-10-2012, 08:02 AM
Don't forget 2005, when Portland traded the third pick down to the sixth, taking Martel Webster instead of Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Andrew Bynum, Danny Granger, David Lee, Ersan Ilyasova, Monta Ellis, Louis Williams or Marcin Gortat.
Don't forget when Portland drafted Moses Malone then traded him for Rick Robey.
Portland is the worst draft-day team in the history of the NBA.

but actually that's only if you take a look back
at draft day itself, bowie and oden made sence

2005 was bad indeed, but in 2006 they got roy and aldridge for like nothing! they gave up tyrus thomas and randy foye