2022 NBA Draft Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by MG2, Apr 21, 2022.

  1. MG2

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    Should be another fun year with a strong top 5-7 guys.

    Your lotto order...

    1. Orlando
    2. OKC
    3. Houston
    4. Sacramento
    5. Detroit
    6. Indiana
    7. Portland
    8. New Orleans
    9. San Antonio
    10. Washington
    11. New York
    12. OKC
    13. Charlotte
    14. Cleveland
     
    #1 MG2, Apr 21, 2022
    Last edited: May 17, 2022
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  2. MG2

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  3. LuPoor

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    Prayers up for Clippers lotto luck
     
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  4. MG2

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    Sharpe is going to be really interesting in a class where the consensus top 3 is all frontcourt guys. If his agent lets him work out for a bunch of teams and he plays like people think, I don't think it's out of the question he at least jumps into the top 4 ahead of Ivey and Murray.
     
  5. Nandor the Relentless

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    Everyone said he looked great in practice, but he was also going up against players that couldn't beat a 15-seed.
     
  6. electronic

    electronic It’s satire!
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    Georgia BulldogsSeattle MarinersCharlotte Hornets

    I’d be surprised if the hornets keep the 13th and 15th picks considering the current makeup of the team. Hoping that Westbrook isn’t the return, but I think Heyward + picks + complimentary piece that isn’t LaMelo or Miles Bridges is a move the Hornets try before the draft.
     
  7. LuPoor

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    My God that's Rudy Gobert's music
     
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  8. electronic

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    That’s one of the names being floated.
     
  9. MG2

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    Are you guys matching any Bridges offer?
     
  10. electronic

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    Almost certainly. I don’t know anything about the NBA salary cap, but the Hornets can apparently go over the cap to sign him.
     
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  11. MG2

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    Just did a simulated lottery on tankathon and got (picks are my best guesses for those teams)...

    1. Orlando (Chet)
    2. Indiana (Banchero)
    3. Portland (Smith)
    4. Detroit (Murray)
    5. Houston (Sharpe)
    6. OKC (Ivey)
    7. Sacramento (Griffin)
    8. NO (Mathurin)
    9. SA (Eason)
    10. Washington (Duren)
     
  12. Fuck this

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  13. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

    Dr. Mantis Toboggan Well-Known Member
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    But pls yes on getting the #1 pick
     
  14. devine

    devine hi, i am user devine
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    Reserving my Chet will be a bust spot
     
  15. elfrid

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    dibs on paolo
     
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  16. MG2

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    I'll believe Orlando passes on the tall, skinny kid with the 7'6" wingspan when it happens
     
  17. The Goat

    The Goat Well-Known Member
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    Best way to remove stress from the draft is for your team to deal all their picks in one away.
     
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  18. LuPoor

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    Can you try again
     
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  19. MG2

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    The only good part about that draft possibility is the idea of Ivey dropping to Houston and that dumpster fire destroying all the careers down there. Imagine Green, Ivey, Porter Jr., Wood and Sengun on the same team, because I definitely think Houston would do that and think it's a good idea.
     
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  20. Fuck this

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    Can’t wait for Chet to play SF with Bamba and Wendell carter at Pf and C respectfully

    Wagner SG


    :doge:
     
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  21. poor paul

    poor paul Well-Known Member
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    seems like a particularly weak draft to me.
     
  22. b7

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    Ohio State BuckeyesCincinnati RedsPittsburgh SteelersPittsburgh PenguinsCleveland Cavaliers

    It took my 32 times to get the Cavs to the 4 spot.

    In my attempts the spurs got the top pick 8 times.

    I really think Cavs are jumping into the top 4.
     
  23. LuPoor

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    They do every single year, idk why this year would be any different
     
  24. Clown

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    WCJr/Franz/Jabari/Suggs/Fultz pls
     
  25. Tobias

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    paolo is jabari parker 2.0
     
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  26. Butthead

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    Portland will end up with Chet and he will barely play due to injury
     
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  27. LuPoor

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    Only 38 tries on tankathon to get both OKC and the Clippers picks up jump
     
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  28. Nandor the Relentless

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    Sam Bowie 2.0
     
  29. LuPoor

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    Wasn't Greg Oden Sam Bowie 2.0
     
  30. Dump

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    Sam Bowie 3.0
     
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  31. Nandor the Relentless

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    Touché
     
  32. Nandor the Relentless

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    Sharpe saying he is only testing the waters. Can't imagine he returns though.
     
  33. duc15

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    seems obvious
     
  34. Fuck this

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    ive gotten multiple results with Orlando dropping to 5/6
     
  35. MG2

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    What are the thoughts on Ivey here? When it's good it looks like some version of Ja offensively. Seems like there's a pretty big gap between floor and ceiling there, though, and Purdue's offense didn't really help with that eval.
     
  36. Clown

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    He looks like Donovan Mitchell to me
     
  37. Handcuffed

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    we're trading the pick for siakam or another b-tier star
     
  38. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

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    God damnit
     
  39. Cornelius Suttree

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  40. MG2

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    Today's the day.

    Obviously rooting for my Pistons to get lucky again, but if not us I hope it's Orlando or Portland.
     
  41. LuPoor

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    Wow thanks
     
  42. Sanjuro

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    Georgia BulldogsSt. Louis CardinalsAtlanta HawksArizona CardinalsSt. Louis BluesToolNXT

    The winner wishes they could just save the pick for next year to draft Frenchman Victor Wembanyama. Reading about this guy almost seems like he was an April Fool’s joke. Maybe we will get lucky and a team will be able to draft both him and Chet back to back years.

    Victor Wembanyama
    ASVEL
    PF/C
    Age: 18.3


    Wembanyama is the true prize of this class and the best prospect in the world regardless of age. I've long considered the 18-year-old French big man the best prospect I've personally ever evaluated, and at 7-3 with a 7-9 wingspan and 9-7 standing reach, he's starting to turn that sky-high potential into real production for the ASVEL team in France.

    After missing some time because of injury earlier in the year, Wembanyama has hit stride over the past 10 games (EuroLeague and France Pro A), averaging 13.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 21.6 minutes while shooting 63% from 2 and 50% from 3. Even more impressive than the production has been how Wembanyama is getting his numbers. ASVEL is springing him free with off-ball screens like a wing, unleashing his feathery shooting touch. With his handle and footwork on display, he has been looking like a bigger Kevin Durant at times by splashing self-created step-back 3s. He's starting to add a more advanced midpost package, fading into back-shoulder turnarounds with incredible ease. He's getting to lobs no other player on the planet could even think of. On top of that, he's protecting the rim at an elite level -- well ahead of Rudy Gobert at the same stage -- while also showing the ability to step out and switch onto guards unlike any player we've previously seen at his height. Wembanyama is the only player in EuroLeague history to record a block percentage over 12%.

    He still has his lapses on the defensive glass, can get a little overzealous offensively and with a lean frame has some questions to answer about his durability. But Wembanyama is a one-of-one-caliber prospect, a franchise changer and a future NBA MVP so long as he can stay healthy.
     
  43. MG2

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    Ranking the teams I want to win the lottery (least to most), taking out my own squad...

    13. New York - I can't handle Chet in NY conversations
    12. Cleveland - already good
    11. Houston - they deserve to suck for a while
    10. New Orleans - already lucked into 2 top picks and they don't need these bigs
    9. San Antonio - they had their run
    8. Washington - team is a mess and I feel guys would be set up to fail
    7. OKC via LAC - OKC has enough chances without getting lucky this way
    6. OKC - wouldn't be mad, but I don't like how they tank in spite of all those picks
    5. Sacramento - fans deserve something good, but I'll feel bad for the player they get
    4. Indiana - meh
    3. Charlotte - the bigs in this draft could make them really, really fun
    2. Orlando - would be #1 only for the fan base, but they have a glut of front court guys
    1. Portland - all 3 guys would be perfect next to Lillard and the fan base cares.
     
  44. Yanks711

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    Would be ecstatic if the Pacers get in a position to take Jabari or Paolo. Really just hoping we don't get hopped and pushed down the board though, top 5 or bust.
     
  45. b7

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    Rooting for the following

    1 - Cavs
    2 - Blazers
    3 - Spurs
    4 - Kings
    5 - OKC
    6 - OKC
    7 - Rockets

    8-14 - all other East teams.
     
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  46. MG2

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    I'm now convinced NY gets the top pick and we're going to be stuck with SAS screaming about Chet for the next 8 years.
     
  47. CaneKnight

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    You know we’re gonna fuck it up
     
  48. Xander Crews

    Xander Crews Founding Member: Dangerous Nights Crew
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    4 more years of a 30 year old big man with his skill set? If Charlotte is trying to get Hayward off the books, I’d rather take Westbrook back.
     
  49. MG2

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    I am in favor of anything that puts Malika Andrews on TV more often. She's replacing Rece Davis as the main draft host.

     
  50. LuPoor

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    This is literally impossible from the OKC perspective, just give us 2 and 3 and I'll be fine