Charlotte Bobcats/Trey Burke draft board

Submitted by Moleskyn on March 6th, 2014 at 10:12 AM

My brother works for the Charlotte Bobcats (Hornets?) and just sent me this picture:

This is from last year's draft, so I guess they were considering drafting him. From what I can read, the scouting report says:

  • Outstanding pick & roll player
  • Can make shots from anywhere
  • Good shooter off the dribble
  • Very good at driving and kicking
  • Sees the floor well
  • Quick physical player

Even though the Bobcats ended up taking Cody Zeller with the 4th overall pick, I thought this was a cool look into how a pro team prepares for the draft.

I wonder what the Piston's board said..."drives foreign car" maybe?

Comments

mobablue

March 6th, 2014 at 10:26 AM ^

Looks cool but it seems bizarre that a team would make something this for their internal draft prep. Now I imagine them having little shrine to each player they considered.

EastCoast

March 6th, 2014 at 10:53 AM ^

Except for the Pistons. The Pistons have a shrine to Joe Dumars. Joe Dumars uber alles.

Internal Pistons conversation (I haz connections):

JoeD: "Can we draft Joe Dumars?"

Random Front Office Person: "Sir, you are Joe Dumars. No, we cannot draft you."

JoeD: "Then can we draft a guy who plays like me?"

RFOP: "That's what we are trying to do."

JoeD: "Good. But since we can't draft Joe Dumars, make sure that whoever we draft doesn't overshadow Joe Dumars."

RFOP: "Well, there's this kid who plays for Michigan who has a great vision, can shoot, can pass..."

JoeD: "Do they like him at Michigan?"

RFOP: "Yes. They love him. Drafting him would definitely boost attenda-"

JoeD: "Skip him. We must not overshadow Joe Dumars."

MGoChippewa

March 6th, 2014 at 10:42 AM ^

makes no sense to me.  Kemba has proven to be a pretty good player, and Trey's ceiling is well above being a back-up.  Although you would think these guys have full-time jobs as talent evaluators so they're probably going over each player projected around them.

HAIL-YEA

March 6th, 2014 at 3:18 PM ^

Why does everyone think that? There were plenty of people who thought it was a terrible pick during the draft. I can remember Dukie V saying it was a huge mistake and Dumars would regret it 30 seconds after the pick was made on the draft show. I remember personally being really upset we didn't take Carmello..and argueing with my friends for the next 2 years because they thought Prince was better and we didnt need him.

mGrowOld

March 6th, 2014 at 10:57 AM ^

The Pistons also had a chart on Trey:

 

PRO's

  • Outstanding pick & roll player
  • Can make shots from anywhere
  • Good shooter off the dribble
  • Very good at driving and kicking
  • Sees the floor well
  • Quick physical player

CONS

  • Attended University of Michigan

 

 

Moleskyn

March 6th, 2014 at 11:16 AM ^

He does something within their sales team. I don't know exactly his title, but he was in an entry level sales position until yesterday. From what I know, it's kind of a tough position right now, but has tons of upside. Not trying to be vague or anything, but that's really all I know. Oh, and he got to meet MJ at a Christmas party. Said he's actually a nice guy in person. I think he gifted all the employees an Apple TV or something like that.

Moleskyn

March 6th, 2014 at 11:41 AM ^

I wouldn't say he's a big basketball guy - he's a big sports guy in general (has a degree in Sports Management), so I'd say this is more than just a job for him. He seems to really like it, especially since he took about a 50% pay cut to take the job. From the way I understand it though, once you have an "in" in the sports world, there's tons of opportunity to grow and move around. Case in point: he's been with the organization for less than a year and already got promoted. Granted, he's worked his ass off, but the opportunities are there.

Cold War

March 6th, 2014 at 2:22 PM ^

Dumars got lucky when two players slid to him in the draft - Drummond and Monroe. It happened again with Burke, I have no idea why he didn't pull the trigger.

MichDiff

March 6th, 2014 at 11:05 PM ^

FWIW that's just one of about 10 or so posters that the Bobcats created for their viewing party during the Draft. They had ballot boxes in front of each one so that fans could vote for who they wanted the Bobcats to pick.

I think my fiancé and I were the only ones that voted for Trey...would have loved to watch him play every night down here.