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New Orleans NBA Draft Through the Years… If You Could Start All Over
If you could go all the way back starting 7 years ago in the 2004 draft wat picks wud u want to redo. What players wud you prefer over original picks?
2004 NBA Draft
2004 Draft 18th Pick: JR Smith – Pref. Pick: JR. Jr’s years as a Hornet werent great but werent terrible. In the postion we were in we didnt have many better players left on the board so this pick was cool to me
2004 45th Pick: Tim Pickett FSU – Pref. Pick: No one. All the guys left in the draft you probly havent even heard of like Pickett
2005 NBA Draft
2005 Draft 4th Pick: Chris Paul Wake Forest – Pref. Pick: CP3. Do I even need to explain why
2005 33rd Pick: Brandon Bass LSU – Pref. Pick: Brandon Bass. Bass was a very solid pick but jus never materialied into the player we wanted him to become into in New Orleans. If JR wasnt drafted a year earilier i wud have said i wanted Monta Ellis. Especially knowing JR wud be gon in two years, Cud u imagine Monta and CP3 backcourt today?
2006 NBA Draft
2006 Draft 12th Pick: Hilton Armstrong UConn – Pref. Pick: Hilton Armstrong. This draft was jus terrible in general. But we 3 picks 12, 15, 43. All wasted. Hate to say though i see why we drafted Hilton. We had no backup big at the time and hilton was really the only 6’10 on the board
2006 Draft 15th Pick: Cedric Simmons NCSt. – Pref. Pick: Rodney Carney. Wat the hell Hornets. Cedric Simmons!? Well i think carney could have been better than he has been plus an upgrade over Devin Brown at the time
2006 43rd Pick: Marcus Vinicius Brazil – Pref. Pick: Paul Millsap. Milsap wud have been a great pick here major steal for the Jazz
2007 NBA Draft
2007 Draft 13th Pick: Julian Wright KU – Pref. Pick: Nick Young. Young has grown into a dynamic scorer this year with the departure of Gil and Julian is in Toronto chillin
2007 43rd Pick: Adam Haluska Iowa St. – Pref. Pick: DJ Strawberry
2008 NBA Draft
2008 Draft 27th Pick: Darrell Arthur KU – Pref. Pick: Donte Green. Versatile and sharphooter
2009 NBA Draft
2009 Draft – Marcus & DC best picks other than CP3
2010 NBA Draft
2010 Draft (from OKC) 21st Pick: Craig Brackins Iowa St. – Pref. Pick: Terrico White
2010 26th Pick: Quincy Pondexter Washington – Pref. Pick: Quincy
This post was submitted by NOLABanks.
The only legit 'hindsight 20/20' I have was Nick Young. I recall mock draft's having us take Nick Young since we needed another scorer (primarily shooter), instead taking JuJu. Other than that, it's somewhat unfair saying we knew, say, Paul Millsap's capabilities at the time of draft.
2004 - 1st rounder: Kevin Martin 2nd Rounder: IDC 2005 - same as we did 2006 - 1st rounder: Thabo Sefolosha or Ronnie Brewer 1st rounder: Kyle Lowery 2nd rounder: Paul Millsap 2007 - 1st rounder: JuJu 2nd rounder: Marc Gasol 2008 - 1st rounder: Darrel Arthur 2009 - 1st rounder: Dejuan Blair 2nd rounder: Marcus Thornton 2010 - 1st rounders: Larry Sanders, Quincy Pondexter Final line up PG - Paul, Lowery SG - Martin, Sefo/Brewer, Thonrton SF - ?, JuJu, Quincy PF - West, Blair, Bass C - Okafor, Gasol Probably would try to trade Bass and Kevin Martin for a really good SF, maybe Iggy. IDK