So a fun way to educate ourselves and fans isn't good? It's disrupting the Hornets draft in some way? I suppose if you have your mind made up, then you can not participate, or just vote based on the arguments made in the context of the tournament, which seems to be something lost on some. I'm not sure what draft stories need revision here, but the facts in these tournament pieces are up to date, as I used combine data in my White story and Mason used a Portland workout in his Zeller piece . . . or are you complaining about things you didn't actually read? It's ok, lots of people do. As far as draft day options, we'll see what those options are once the first 9 are gone, unless we trade up or trade away.
Your post is weird, and this isn't the first time you have posted right behind me and distorted what I say (to mislead others?). I never said the Tournament was bad, or that some, later, 10th Pick Tournament article didn't use Combine data. I did suggest starting the 10th Pick Tournament a little later, so writers and fans could incorporate Combine data in their opinions. Everyone updates some of their draft opinions after the Combine. I suggested this site should, too. Shocker! And, as if to prove my point about the lack of focus on the big picture of the Hornets' draft, you never once addressed that point (or my entire 1st paragraph about it). You just distorted it and made fun or your own distortion. Manly! Your (condescending) last line says it all. If we all are going to wait until pick 10 on draft day to discuss the Hornet's options, then most of the articles, including yours, and resulting posts about them are a waste of time. To me, the saddest part of all is you are a monitor of this website. You discuss the boundaries of objectionable posting and you warn posters about objectionable posting. You also discuss what good posts should look like, then you post this. Maybe you were just having a bad day, but I liked your posts better when you posted as 42.
If I would have known that this tournament was going to tear you two apart, I would have never came up with it! I feel so guilty. From my point of view, you each have your points. 504- I will say that I thought about starting it later, but I personally don't think the NBA draft combine should carry much weight. When it does, teams often regret it. These guys have 2, 3, 4 years of tape on them, and that is what GM's should go on, not how they measure or shoot when their is no pressure on them. Therefore, they shouldn't hold much weight when we debate who the Hornets should take. Neither should the fact that Jeremy Lamb shot poorly in workouts or Damian Lillard shot well in workouts. Patrick Ewing, Jr. was one of the greatest workout players I have ever seen. Let's just leave it at that. And, I promise that we will go in-depth on whomever the Hornets pick to a level that no other site can come close to matching, per usual. I would rather have fun with this and engage in a creative idea, rather than run boring bios on 20 guys- 19 of which will never be Hornets. But please, always feel free to voice your opinions/concerns because I know all of us have the goal of making this the best basketball site on the web.
I think you are the one distorting things here and also not making sense. I addressed your first line. This is a fun thing, an overwhelming success given its goals, and is not supposed to reproduce the Hornets dradft strategy. Distorted, confused. The site will use what the can in later rounds. New arguments for new matchups. This should be obvious. Distorted, confused. Again, these are not supposed to predict the Hornets results any more than a magic 8-ball predicts the future. This process is supposed to inform writers and readers about players in a novel way. Distorted, confused. And not condescending. If you feel condescended, you need a frame a reference that I can, but will not, give you. You can try to act like I'm just bad at everything. I'm not. I do a good job. You are the one that posted something pretty silly and had it explained pretty clearly to you. Same with the math you couldn't do. Pout all you wish, I never saw a post explaining why my calculations were wrong. And vert few people complain about my interjections into such matters, including the other guys you think do such a great job. Distorted, confused. I had a great day and plan on having another. Distorted confused. Feel free to not enjoy the tournament (not my idea) because it does not suit your needs of discussing draft day options weeks in the future. Feel free to express it. I have the same freedoms.