In the NO Podcast Episode 138: Otto Porter, the Draft, Trading the 2014 pick

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Published: June 3, 2013
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Andrew Geiger of CasualHoya.com joins us to talk Otto Porter. Then we start talking the draft prospects of the 6th pick tournament, talk CP3’s displeasure with the Clippers, and think about trades with Houston to “help” them land Dwight Howard. Then we move on to trading the 2014 pick, big men dominating the league, and Dell Demps in Europe to see Dario Saric.

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7 comments
Nithenz
Nithenz

Cant find podcast 137 (i missed that and wanted to hear it before this one) Is there any way to get the old ones? I cant find an archive like before. Is there a way to access to old posts and podcasts?

usnfish
usnfish

I disagree with the concerns about Porter's weight.  

First, Porter weighs a full 13 pounds more than Corey Brewer did in the combine.  Porter is also 9 months younger than Brewer at that point.

Second, the reason Austin Rivers got pushed around so much (the typical "Rivers was 5 pounds heavier at the combine") is because of lack of strength.  Not weight.  Rivers was able to do 1 rep on the bench press.  Paul George completed 4 reps.  Porter?  9 reps.  I think strength is more of a factor of being pushed around on the floor than weight.  

daThRONe
daThRONe

When you speak about selling the 2014 picks or draft. There are so many likely high profile guys that even if the class bust at a high percentage you are still looking at a high number of really good players. This of course doesn't account for guys like Marcus Smart, Alex Poythress, or James Michael McAdoo how may actually have break out seasons. Trading the pick for a guy like Rondo who only has 2 years on his contract tighten up the window for success.

I understand the premise of "zigging" when other "zag". However patients IMO is key. I would use that same philosophy to buy back into this draft. I would like to move Gordon with Lopez for the another pick maybe like the Wolves 9th pick. We'd likely have to take back Ridour and Kirilenko Also I would look to gain the Cavs 19th pick for a trade that centers around Vasquez .

Ideally I'd select Trey Burke (provided he's there) with the 6th, take Steven Adams with the 13th pick, and with the 19th pick take Allen Crabbe.

I think Burke is the overall best player in this draft. The reason I like Adams is because he has the bulk to the defend the paint(a la a Pekovic) and also is really good in the PnR defense Which is by far Burke's biggest weakness. While he allows Davis to stay at 4(which means Davis isn't forced to add a ton of weight and can rely more of his athleticism). Which is where he'll have the biggest impact IMO. Lastly he seems to have the base for a really strong offensives game. Crabbe reminds me a lot of Klay Thompson. Great size for his position real pure shooter. Long and shows flashes of being a really good 3 and D type 2guard.

I would look to address SF in next years draft. While we can't bank on Wiggins/Parker somebody like Noah Vonleh is a realistic possibility We could sign some stop gaps at C and if Kirilenko opts out we could do the same at SF this offseason

Our 2013-14 Roster

Burke/Ridnour/Rivers

Crabbe/Rivers

Kirilenko or stop gap/Miller

Davis/Anderson

Stop gap/Adams

2014-15

Burke/Rivers

Crabbe/Rivers

Best SF in draft/Miller

Davis/Anderson

Adams/stop gap

This has the making of a younger better Golden State team

jsl05
jsl05

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lsutigers33
lsutigers33

@daThRONe

Would we not draft zeller?  7ft, but plays how you want him to play.  Mobile, pick and roll, shoots outside shot well, plays tough on D.   I think he may be a sleeper for us.


2014 draft, sometimes these kids are more nba ready than college, different game.   I've watched the Harrison brothers go against Marcus Smart,  they are really good players.  Our own J Martin is a heck of a player.


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