2011 Draft Class

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by max, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    14,768
    Likes Received:
    2,864
    Location:
    Michigan

    Yea, he is more of a SG. But, he has played point guard for stretches of games before (e.g., when he was with Toronto and Jose Calderon went down with an injury).
  2. jayborne

    jayborne Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    66
    "Oh no, we don't want Kyrie Irving. We already have Baron Davis."

    :pound:

    Those words will likely never be uttered. Now he may not go first, but I guarantee it won't be because the Cavs see a future in Baron Davis and 2 backups.
  3. pass99

    pass99 All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Messages:
    2,684
    Likes Received:
    324
    Re: Pistons 2011 Draft Prospects

    If you don't have the mouth, then you don't exist.

    If you don't have the legs, then you crawl...as if the need is subservient to design.
  4. pass99

    pass99 All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Messages:
    2,684
    Likes Received:
    324
    And they can't wait to get rid of Davis and Gibson. Sessions will stay because of being an adequate filler and we should all know the importance of fillers.
  5. Nemo

    Nemo The Great Predictor Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    11,793
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lake Elmo
    Re: Pistons 2011 Draft Prospects


    I was rolling in laughter when I read this...Kinda like the dog would have to do to get to the food. Legs appear to me to be needed before the needs of the mouth. :)
  6. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    12,366
    Likes Received:
    1,527
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Re: Pistons 2011 Draft Prospects

    Hmm, they said that about Mateen Cleaves too..:sssh:

    I do think Kemba will be better than Stuckey, but is he a point guard or does he look for his shot more like Stucco???

    He could be the next coming of Derrick Rose who dishes out almost 8 assists a game, but his 25.1 scoring average and habit of scoring in the end of games either from the floor or FT line puts him up in the top 10 scoring and you forget that he is a PG.

    If Kemba can dominate the floor like Rose, then he will make some team great...
  7. Walter

    Walter All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Messages:
    4,714
    Likes Received:
    1,371
    Gender:
    Male
    Re: Pistons 2011 Draft Prospects

    That's what I'm thinking too. He'll either be a great PG, or fail miserably in the NBA. He's got a huge size disadvantage though, so I see him more like the Will Bynum type.

    For the record, I don't believe he'd be an upgrade over Stuckey. He probably would be an upgrade over Bynum.
  8. jayborne

    jayborne Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    66
    Re: Pistons 2011 Draft Prospects


    Unfortunately for Kemba, there are probably about 100 players that he has more in common with than Derrick Rose. Bynum might be a fair comparison but Kemba doesn't have the same explosiveness. He is fast though, that will translate.

    The question is he a backup pg or one of those Aaron Brooks (a la Houston days) type players.
  9. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    12,366
    Likes Received:
    1,527
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Kemba has now declared himself eligible for the draft, and is projected to go # 9.

    If I am picking seventh and all my wishfor bigs are gone, you don't pick somebody else and leave him on the board for some other team to grab 2 picks later and he comes back to beat you .....seems like we did that once and some guy selected two picks later whose initials were D W, came back to beat us two years later in the ECF and stole a ring.

    Somebody picking 8-20 will be looking for guy of his skill sets, so you can trade him for a veteran big and second round pick to fill your gaps.
  10. webz

    webz All-Star Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    3,346
    Likes Received:
    621
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Finding it hard to get excited about this draft. Seems to be a lot of international players and its more difficult to find info on them. The stats aren't as high in Euro leagues either.
  11. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    14,768
    Likes Received:
    2,864
    Location:
    Michigan
    Besides the Lithuanian guy, all of the guys in the Pistons range are US players:

    Ernes Kanter Kentucky
    Perry Jones Baylor
    Brandon Knight Kentucky
    Alec Burks Colorado
    Kemba Walker Connecticut
  12. markie8002000

    markie8002000 First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    1
    What about Jimmer Fredette?
  13. coynejeremy

    coynejeremy All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    6,102
    Likes Received:
    979
    Location:
    Georgetown, KY
    You are a good person.
  14. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    14,768
    Likes Received:
    2,864
    Location:
    Michigan
    Good point. I'll take him, too.
  15. Walter

    Walter All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Messages:
    4,714
    Likes Received:
    1,371
    Gender:
    Male
    Kanter is from Turkey. You can consider him a Euro too. He was declared ineligible for NCAA tourney because he played professionally before coming to the US.

    From what I read about him, he's a Memo who likes and seeks the physicality of post play. His knees are suspect though.
  16. jayborne

    jayborne Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    66
    Perry is staying.

    He's not a US guy, but with all the withdrawals and his play in the Nike Hoops Summit, Bismack Boyimbo is skyrocketing up draft boards.
  17. webz

    webz All-Star Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    3,346
    Likes Received:
    621
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    DraftExpress has international players filling positions 7-10.

    Kanter played college though as you mentioned.

    Haven't seen Knight or Walker play, but what are everyone's thoughts if the choice came down to one of those two?
  18. pass99

    pass99 All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Messages:
    2,684
    Likes Received:
    324
    In the real world. Those international players are 4 in the top ten. Only one after that last seven pick.

    My crossword puzzle entry is who decides on the entry level of my favorite, Alec Burks:

    One inch shorter that LBJ and one inch more than Wade.
  19. Mogilny

    Mogilny All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    2,953
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    The Painted Area takes a look at Bismack Biyombo, currently projected by DraftExpress at 7th.

    The Painted Area

    Sounds like a gamble but in this weak draft it might be worth it if he's still around when it's up to us and if we don't hit the jackpot in the lottery. I'd take him over guys like Kemba. I guess he'll grow some more and a athletic shotblocker would be just fine next to GM.
  20. Nemo

    Nemo The Great Predictor Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    11,793
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lake Elmo
    Before Joe Drafts Bismack...Joe need to send somebody over to observe a workout and read more press clippings...Just like he did for Darko.

Share This Page