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Clipperfn4lf
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Did someone just compared LaVine to Michael Jordan. Wow please do not go out in public.

zaneil3715
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lavine? just no bro.mj is untouchable.

CapsNClips
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Oh F*ck!

Isiah Austin's career is over. Wow, my heart is broken.

CapsNClips
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4 days before the draft. Awful!

ClipperKyle32
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If I was a team that just wanted to waste a draft pick or didn't want it. I would still draft Austin just so his dream can come true of hearing his name called.

ClippersDA
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That poor kid has endured so much already. I hope someone gives him an opportunity to remain connected to the game he loves so much - either coaching, media, front office etc. one dream is over but hopefully he can still have his professional life revolve around his sport if that makes him happy.

LAbreakers
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one thing I know.... wouldn't rely on Larry Brown's opinion for personnel, and.... still wary of Doc, as recall reading he didn't really pay much attention to the draft when w/the Celts ?? hopefully some of these new appointments have a nose/eye for talent via the draft and otherwise.

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Ramona Shelbourne suggets we are high on this kid due to Darren Collison opting out.

http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/cli ... -attention

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Ramona Shelbourne suggets we are high on this kid due to Darren Collison opting out. http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/clippers/post/_/id/6665/dinwiddie- draws-clippers-draft-attention
Point Guard! 6'-6" Height. 8'-6" Reach. Tony Parker 2.0? Honestly if we draft him I believe Collison is out for....

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Collison is a good backup pointguard. However, we have all seen the ceiling this team has hit with the current roster..second round out. At this point we could bring this kid in and groom him to play both sides of the ball, at worst he simply becomes a project. Even then his contract would be cheaper than keeping Collison, and that would allow use to use the money that would have went to Collison to use on for defensive players.

The thing I find very useful about these revelations is that Doc and the front office are completely looking at the right moves to replace what we are losing and even allowing pieces to leave that didn't contribute much during the playoffs, like Granger, Dudley, and Davis. This gives me confidence in this team moving in the right direction

Billupsss
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Oh no. Spencer Dinwiddie would be a waste. Please don't do it, Clippers. We don't need to draft a guard. Delonte West is always an option if DC leaves, or signing someone like Livingston instead. I will be pissed if we do draft Spencer.

Ricky
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I want Damien Inglis.

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Hahaha. When Milwuakee becomes a better landing place than you're team, it's probably time to call it in and just give up.

clipitgood
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I agree that our roster is a little unbalanced and hope we add a second pick, since this is such a deep draft. But, Dinwiddie has promise and can play and defend both guard positions. Once healthy, he could immediately serve as our third-string PG and SG, and do so inexpensively. Adding him would ultimately give us the flexibility to carry a single backup PG and cut ties with Willie Green, all of which would enable us to better allocate our limited cap space to other positions of need on the roster. Dinwiddie may not wow you, but you can make an argument that adding him does make sense for us.

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You're correct we don't need a guard. We need a defensive power forward or center, but it doesn't look like that will be available when we draft. Also, with Collison opting out there is a likelihood that he may test the free agent waters. The talk of Spencer is a new development that arose from Collison's decision to opt out. Should that happen then Spencer would be an option we could take and then use that money to offer to a good backup center/power forward. Either way I think the FO is prepared to make any acquisitions and draft picks ready for any losses.

My dream is that due to Joel Embid having the recent surgery it will scare enough teams away from drafting him and that he falls to us. But I have an idea that he will slip a few spots from anywhere 1-5 down to 6-15, I doubt he falls further than that, but if he did that would be the absolute perfect scenario for us.

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Honestly, I'd be happy with KJ McDaniels as a defensive swingman for us with our first round pick. I really hope that we could acquire a second round pick to pick up Patric Young. He's a little undersized, but I like his game a lot. He can be another Reggie Evans/energy rebounder type for us.

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I just watched the draft combine replay on nba tv this am, AND if it comes down to picking a small forward, based on what I saw, we need to pick kj McDaniels, then glenn 3, in that order, based on available at that time. Imho.

zaneil3715
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ive always said kj.mcdaniels is the guy.he is a D guy.he just loves to hussle on both sides of the floor and can absolutely guard 1-3positions at ease. the expanded versatility that he has due to his new found length as his wingspan grew an additional 1+ inches is a what makes him more of a wing stopper.he can contribute immediately and be part of the rotation or even be the starter come playoff time.

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Glad a lot of us are on board for McDaniels. I'd prefer him over McGary but i'd take either one.

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Yeah McDaniels has decent size, 6'6", but great wingspan, 6'11". He was the ACC defensive player of the year and is a great shotblocker at his position. Reminds me of Bledsoe a little, obviously just not as strong, but still a good athlete. His weaknesses on offense I feel are easier to correct with good coaching, compared to other prospects with defensive weaknesses. We need perimeter defense, either through the draft or via FA. I don't see us really getting a huge impact FA at the 3 defensively so this is a good opportunity to snag a 3 and D prospect. His shot is not bad and can be improved over the summer going into the year. His transition and cutting game fits right into what we do as a team. He's similar to Barnes, but over 10 years younger and more potential IMHO.

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What's the plan after having Barnes, Dudley, Bullock, AND McDaniels at the SF position? This is why I think the PF/C in the draft should be our first priority.

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i'd rather give damien ingles a shot. good offense and defense with the size. he's 6'8 with a 7'3 wingspan guys got potential.

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Package Dudley and Bullock for someone or something. Idk personally I was never a fan of Bullock.

Billupsss
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That's probably because Bullock never got minutes. Why he didn't get minutes? Because of the disaster we had at the SF position. McDaniels would probably end up in the same position as Bullock was if we do draft him.

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Rivers won't trade Bullock. As he mention at this past feb. trade deadline

ClippersDA
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Bullock is overrated On this board we need to draft a small forward that either offers insane athleticism or is super raw offensively but has tremendous upside defensively. We probably can't get someone polished at both ends at that late in the draft.

We need to be much more athletic on the perimeter.

If I recall even in summer league, even though people kept saying how good bullock looked he shot a low fg %

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That's what I don't really like about Bullock. He has good wingspan and can shoot but is not athletic enough. To me he just seems like a guy who takes up space by sitting in the corner waiting for a 3. He hasn't really shown he can slash or shoot off the dribble at all.

clipitgood
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I think we need to give him another season before we can make any kind of informed judgement about what kind of player he is or will be. I do not think he has a very high ceiling or anything. He reminds me a lot of Rasual Butler. Another year in our system and more regular minutes off the bench should cause improvement, if any is to made. His contract is inexpensive, so our opportunity cost is minimal.

loyalclipfan
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I'd rather draft or buy more "wows!", lol!

Clipperman#5
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With the Kings Actively shopping the #8 Pick is it possible that we offer our #28th & Jared Dudley for it??? What do u guys think??

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Clipperman#5 wrote:
With the Kings Actively shopping the #8 Pick is it possible that we offer our #28th & Jared Dudley for it??? What do u guys think??

If this is the price for the #1 pick. I'm guessing #28 and Dudley wouldn't even be 25% of what the Kings would want.

Edit: It won't let me post the tweet, but it says #3,#10 pick and Thaddeus Young for the #1 pick.

BaadMaster
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I really feel so sad for Isaiah Austin.

realbull17
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Pistons & Kings are actively trying to make a trade involving josh smith.

tense2
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Detroit trying to correct it's mistake, Kings trying to continue making mistakes.

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CapsNClips wrote:

Hahaha. When Milwuakee becomes a better landing place than you're team, it's probably time to call it in and just give up.

I can't stand the Cavs and their constant lottery bailouts, but that's really low by Jabari Parker if true. Certainly wouldn't give me confidence in what he'd do on the court if things aren't going his way.

Dunkathon
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If I'm Detroit, I make the trade as soon as I can. Get rid of a terrible player, and free up more space for your other two bigs to develop.

tense2
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Yep, exactly.

Agent0
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Seems like a good player to stuff on the bench and develop. Having him working with the shooting coach.

CP3Best
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Khem Birch 3.8 blocks 10.2 rebounds per game! Projected to be available in the 2nd round, I say we take him with our 28th pick, usually we take trash from there anyway might as well risk it on a big body that can block shots...

Agent0
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Looks like Ryan Hollins, lol. Sadly for him defense is much more than just shot blocking.

He'd probably foul out in 15 minutes like Ryan. He's projected 56th by Draftexpress, save the 28th pick and just buy a second round pick off someone to pick him up. Don't want to pick him up with a guaranteed pick. See if he can stay out of foul trouble and what that jumpshot looks like in actual games. I prefer seeing a guy's full work-out to get an idea of his level as a shooter. Everyone looks good when you only see their makes.

From DraftExpress.com http://www.draftexpress.com#ixzz35cYscBPR

Seems like a terribly huge reach at 28th unless we see something no one else does. He's a good late pick or undrafted pick up.

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If a certain center hasn't been picked by our turn at 28, I for one might take a chance on a new mexico st player named Sim Bhullar. Oh, by the way, he's 7'3" barefoot,....

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Kinda surprised me. Wonder what his market value is. He's only making $3mil and he played amazing after the trade deadline.

Maybe we can get Charlottes 24th pick for Barnes. They need more veteran help.

Billupsss
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Why don't we get rid of Dudley instead? I like Barnes as a backup.

fray_27
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The draft is at 6 tomarrow pacific time right?

ClipperDB
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Does any other team want Dudley?

Billupsss
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I heard the Hornets were interested.

clipitgood
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Between Barnes and Dudley, I would look to move Barnes first (We cannot open the season with the same pair of small forwards.). Of the two, he was the better player last year and has a more attractive contract, so he probably commands a higher market value. I also happen to think that Dudley cannot help but perform at least a little better next season and worry that, due to his age, Barnes will experience a decline athletically in the near future. It would pleasantly surprise me to get a first round pick for Barnes; an early second rounder sounds more realistic and probably nearly as good from a cap perspective.

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The Clippers have the 28th overall selection, but league officials who were not authorized to speak publicly said Rivers doesn't want to add a rookie to his roster and would rather have the cap space....

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You're always worried about mobility in order to play any sort of pick and roll defense as well as health with guys like that.

He seems like he'll be a player that is available to pick as an undrafted FA.

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