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Old 08-26-2007, 12:47 PM    (permalink
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Default Who will be the #1 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft?

I know some people say Mayo, but I really think it's going to be Roy Hibbert and I will tell you why. Size, you can't teach that and most teams don't pass on the big man for a guard/forward. Look at this past draft, Kevin Durant one of the most talented ball players to come out but the TrailBlazers could not pass on the big man. History will repeat itself in the 2008 draft.
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Roy Hibbert from Georgetown = #1
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Nah either Derrick Rose or Mike Beasley.
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Hibbert isnt even projected in the top 5.
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Kinda cool that someone from a known local high school in Chicago is gonna be at least a top 5 pick in the NBA draft.
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IMO Mayo won't come out.
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IMO Mayo won't come out.
i wanna see him improve his game... he has seemed to stay the same freshman year till now.... i wanna see his game evolve... i like derrick rose ten times better than him... IMO it will be a big man... depends on who declares aswell though
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Rose or Beasley. Hibbert only fits a certain type of team, any team who is fast break oriented will shy away from him.
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Rose or Beasley. Hibbert only fits a certain type of team, any team who is fast break oriented will shy away from him.
If Beasley can fix his attitude... that kid will be beastly...
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Roy Hibbert from Georgetown = #1
I can guarantee you that will not happen.
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If Beasley can fix his attitude... that kid will be beastly...
Yeah, usually people like that eventually mature. But than again there are examples of people like that who never seem to put it all together. I hope Beas is the first type of person and not the second.
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If Beasley can fix his attitude... that kid will be beastly...
Well it hurts him that he commited to Kansas State and Huggins bounced on him. The only reason he went there was for Huggins, but him and Bill Walker are gonna be a squad this year.
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Well it hurts him that he commited to Kansas State and Huggins bounced on him. The only reason he went there was for Huggins, but him and Bill Walker are gonna be a squad this year.
If those two guys can live up to their potential.. kansas state will be a team to look out for.. they will surprise a lot of people that is for sure. Hearing some of the stories aboue beasley he needs ALOT of growing up. Hopefully it happens.. but he needs a coach that wont put up with his attitude
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My favorite two prospects are definitely Derrick Rose and Mike Beasley. Mayo and Gordon aren't far behind.
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My favorite two prospects are definitely Derrick Rose and Mike Beasley. Mayo and Gordon aren't far behind.
I like gordon even more than mayo now.. personalyl i htink he has fallen behind this group
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If Mayo stays at USC they are going to be beastly when Demar Derozan comes over. That would be one of the sickest guard tandems ever.
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If Mayo stays at USC they are going to be beastly when Demar Derozan comes over. That would be one of the sickest guard tandems ever.
Just wait until this kid is in the backcourt.

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If Mayo stays at USC they are going to be beastly when Demar Derozan comes over. That would be one of the sickest guard tandems ever.
If Mayo stays and works on his game and they manage to get a legitamate post threat with that guard tandem.. they could be really good
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If Mayo stays and works on his game and they manage to get a legitamate post threat with that guard tandem.. they could be really good
Well Taj Gibson has been pretty good already, if he dont leave this year him with Rose and Derozan is a sick core.
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Well Taj Gibson has been pretty good already, if he dont leave this year him with Rose and Derozan is a sick core.
Also USC has one of the best coaches in all of college basketball imo.
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Michael Beasley is the most skilled player that will be available in the '08 draft, but if he doesn't show good work ethic and the willingness to take his game to the next level then I would take Derrick Rose. I also like Nicholas Batum out of France.
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Derrick Rose, if he can show significant improvement with his shot this year.
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Not saying this guy should be first, but dont sleep on Chase Buddinger
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Rose needs to show the ability to run a team on this level and be more than just an exciting playmaker, he needs to take control, he would be a favorite to be #1, but people act like Hibbert doesn't have a chance. He should average 18 points 12 boards this year and while the NBA is moving away from his type of player, there are still several teams that would want him. Nichoals Batum and Deandre Jordan have a chance too.
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Throw Kevin Love into there. If he has a big year at UCLA he will be thrown into the discussion. You know how much teams love big guys these days. Deandre Jordan is really good too for A&M.
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