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Yeah have to concur with Hedley on this one, I put the most stock in Ford's top 100 and there He has Hood 10 and WCS 17. Would be a good combo of players also if WCS continues to rise along with Hood taking WCS at the higher pick and someone like Selden as the ATL pick would be a pretty good draft day...
Hood at 10 is quite a bit different than Hood at 5... and I will bet that Cauley Stein is off the board by 17 as well as Hedley's 19.
and Good luck with your faith in Chad Ford. LOL
NBA Mock Draft Results: ‘Experts’ Are Bad (But Better Than Us And That Spanish Dude) by Matt Rudnitsky | 5:38 pm, June 28th, 2013
Here are the results from the 2013 draft, using NBADraft.net’s scoring system comparing mocks to actual results. The first number is the total score. The second number is the number of exact predictions that hit. Because mock drafting is hard, you get points for being close.
The max possible score is 150. Final Results:
1) Jonathan Givony, Draft Express: 66 (3)
2) Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated: 65 (2)
3) Gary Parrish, CBS Sports: 59 (3)
4) Some Spaniard, Solobasket: 58 (3)
5) Matt Moore, CBS Sports: 55 (0)
6) Matt Rudnitsky, SportsGrid: 53 (1)
7) Chad Ford, ESPN: -150 (0) DEAD LAST
Because ESPN sucks and put his draft under a paywall. They are now Bobcats of Mock Draft Competitions.
No one knows who'll be "off" the board, and it's stupid to bet on it.
My original picks, and I thought I was quite clear, were predicated on two things:
1. These people are THERE when we pick......
2. NO projects, I want a kid who can score NOW!
Let's go further and say No PG's, as I think we'll keep Rondo.
Also was assuming we get Hayward or keep Bradley.....
So, with Smart, Exum and Harris gone, that means the best available scoring threat MAY BE Hood.
Still not with ya, brother Hedley.
If Smart is on the board, the Celtiucs will absolutely pick him.
Gives Danny flexible options with Rondo AND Bradley since Smart can play either position and is about as NBA ready as any player in the draft. I don't know enough about Exum... and Harris is an undersized SG, not PG.
Rather than Hayward and his big expected contract, I would rather see something like trading Crawford and Bass (neither IMO are part of long term rebuild plans) to Golden State for SF Harrison Barnes (and J. ONeil expiring and T. Douglas expiring). Iggy is redundant with Barnes and the Warriors MUST get bench help behind often injured Curry at PG, Thompson at SG (Crawford can do both) and Lee at PF for the playoffs.
I think it makes sense for both teams
Barnes has 3 years remaining at only $3M, is only 21, (12 PPG as the 4th option!) with lots of upside. We can then have flexibiity to move Green for the right deal too. [See Below]
This would Lock down our starting SF position for the future, improve CAP space by $11M, and trade two mediocre players for 1 potential super star.
Tne trade for Kantor
[Kantor / Burkes / Rush (all playing backup roles) for Green / Bradley / and Pressey. We get a young talented promising Center and improve CAP space considerably. Green dispensible with Barnes and Bradley dispensible with Smart and Burke.
Rondo - Smart - Barnes - Sully / Oly / Kantor (and our second pick in the first round...)