NBA Draft Open Thread (Not OT - Yay!)

Submitted by M-Wolverine on June 27th, 2013 at 6:43 PM
The chance to see where Burke and Hardaway end up. Find out if your team can get one of them, someone else good, or biffs on the pick. And if you're in Ann Arbor, staying off the roads and out of the disaster area traffic downtown became tonight. Crack open a tasty adult beverage and get ready for some draftin'.



June 27th, 2013 at 6:46 PM ^

I'm kind of not so secretly hoping for a Michigan double dip draft for the Pistons. Both guys probably won't fall to those spots though.

I feel like all of the talk about Trey slipping to 14 or whatever is just a bunch of smoke from some team (maybe even the Pistons) hoping to poison the well on him a little bit so he falls a few extra spots.


June 27th, 2013 at 6:48 PM ^

I made a bet with my friend about Trey's draft spot at about the midpoint of the season. We set the over/under at 7 and I took the over (meaning his pick will be worse than 7).

It was only 50 bucks, so this is a bet I'd happily lose. That said, the Pistons taking him at 8 would be a win/win for me (and make the loss easier on my buddy since he's a Pistons fan too).


June 27th, 2013 at 6:56 PM ^

In a sane and rational world there is no way he falls to 8, but the NBA operates on an entirely different plane of existence.

There is no way the Pelicans should pass up on him. He would be perfect to run pick and rolls with Brow for the next 15 years, and could revitalize Eric Gordon's career.

The Kings have been parading out a myriad of point guard-like substances for the past few seasons with no real point guard. If they want DeMarcus Cousins to realize his ridiculous potential they need someone who can get him the ball in his spots.

I'm banking on both of those teams continuing to be ridiculously stupid though.


June 27th, 2013 at 7:12 PM ^

I think Mgrowold had said it in the earlier thread, but is Cleveland seriously considering Alex Len with the 1st pick?? They need a wing like Porter, or a more athletic rim protector in Noel (assuming he'll be healthy enough).


June 27th, 2013 at 7:18 PM ^

Hate the NBA but would watch more if Pistons landed Burke. If he goes to some random team with no shot of anything (that isn't Detroit) I will continue to not care about a league of roughly 30 teams where only 3-4 have a legit title shot and you can go .400 and make the playoffs to get swept. Drafts always weak or pointless post top 10 and the lottery system is moronic. Hope Burke lands in Detroit.

Mr. Yost

June 27th, 2013 at 7:19 PM ^

Burke at #8...then trade their two 2nd round picks to get into the bottom of the First Round to get Tim Hardaway, Jr. BOOM! HOMERED!


June 27th, 2013 at 7:24 PM ^

Burke to New Orleans and Hardaway Jr. to Indiana is what I am hoping for.  The Pelicans need a PG that isn't Vasquez or Rivers and the Pacers need a SG to go along with Lance Stephenson.  Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon would allow Burke to be the third scorer and when worst comes to worst he can just throw it up to Davis.  The Pacers would provide Hardaway some solid minutes off the bench on championship contender.

Fab and Fresh

June 27th, 2013 at 7:41 PM ^

Going for front court depth is an unrealistic option here? Supposing all the players we are targeting are gone, and assuming say, Zeller for example is sitting there (also assuming Zeller is a big you'd draft if you needed a big), would it be a sin to take Zeller?


June 27th, 2013 at 7:42 PM ^

Here is last year's boofest - it is uncanny how similar it was to what just happened, right down to the wording of the speech to a certain extent. It's almost too bad, this could be an interesting ritual....

Oh, and did anyone see Anthony Bennett coming? Did Anthony Bennett see that coming?