Sixth Pick Tournament Finals Set: With a Shocker and a Twist!

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Published: June 23, 2013
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Trey Burke came into this tournament as The Golden Child. A crafty, accomplished point guard that reminded many of former fan favorite, Chris Paul. Early on, it looked like he would cruise to to the Finals with the support of his mighty legion of fans. But a 7’1″ Ukrainian had something to say about that, and in the closest vote we have ever had, Alex Len edged out Mr. Burke. When we say that your vote counts, we mean it, as just seven votes separated the two men. Otto Porter, Jr. vs Victor Oladipo wasn’t as close, as Porter beat him by a 2-to-1 margin. So, it will be Porter vs. Len in the finals.

Wait, this just in. Another player has thrown his hat in the ring. Ben McLemore emerges and the Finals will be a three-way battle for the title: Sixth Pick Tournament Champion!

McLemore originaly was not in the tournament because it seemed impossible that he would fall to number six. The impossible now seems very possible, as rumors of poor workouts have McLemore slipping. Apparently Dell and McLemore’s agent think it is possible, because all of a sudden, McLemore will fly in for an interview just days before the draft.

So much like Daniel LaRusso in Karate Kid III, McLemore gets a trip to the Finals without having to face anyone else. But waiting for him will be a do-it-all small forward and perhaps the hottest prospect in the entire draft. Good luck with that Mr. McLemore, and thank you to all of you for letting your voices be heard in the sixth pick tournament. The Finals figure to be quite a doozy.

25 comments
yaboytonez
yaboytonez

So far I see his weaknesses are inconsistent D, very little playmaking ability, problems with on the bounce shooting...maybe these things could be fixed with coaching.

yaboytonez
yaboytonez

I know nothing about McLemore. I never checked into him as I thought we could never get him. Is he the best guard in the class?

504ever
504ever

Well McLemore is dropping cause of handlers and hangers on (haven't we seen a problem like that before) telling him he is so good, if this case so he doesn't save to prepare for workouts. That's a bit scary for fans and management alike.

Jjambon
Jjambon

Dear someone,

How do I get to the blog? i haven't known how since the website was redesigned. Help would be highly appreciated

Durtnificent
Durtnificent

Another thought that ran through my mind when Ben joined the tourney was the "3rd man" incident when the NWO was first established. He's playing the role of Hogan right before the heel turn. Here's to hoping he drop kicks the Phx Gorilla, tears off his suit, and shows he had a Pelican shirt on the whole time. (Ok the perfect pairs post has intrigued me far too much)

Come On Pelican
Come On Pelican

You guys at BSS are doing a great job analyzing the Pel's draft options. At first, when we landed pick #6, I wasn't too excited because I had the impression there weren't a lot of viable choices. But now I see that the team could really snag an important contributor in the 1st round (personally I hope Trey Burke is available and is the Pelicans' selection). I can't wait for June 27 and then FA.

Houpgarou
Houpgarou

Was hoping Burke would be in tourney cuz I really envision scenario where he and porter dropCle noelOrl dipoWas BennettCha LenPhx mclemoreBtw if its true mclemore is dropping like a stone and phx doesn't want him but do want a sg, why not draft him for us, send along gortat for Gordon and Lopez. Then we can draft Otto and turn our attention to pg in july

Oh, and with cp3 picking the clips coach and IRL suddenly disillusioned with the guard they were replacing afflalo with, are we back in the Bledsoe hunt (vasquez and future 1st) would this loath to give up next years pick change minds if our haul was Bledsoe, mclemore, porter, & gortat?

SnowofSX2
SnowofSX2

A 3 way race?! Man now it'll be even harder to choose lol. I did have a dream that we drafted McLemore... is it a sign?

Jason Calmes
Jason Calmes moderator

I appreciate any Karate Kid III reference. While the movie was pretty horrible, it was one of the best horrible movies there is. 

"Hit him, Mike! He's hallucinating!"

It has the best KK lady, too. No fan of the Shue. She ruined Cocktail, which is saying something, because so much was trying to ruin that one. Adventures in Babysitting needed a new babysitter.

Papa Pelican
Papa Pelican

It's like three trucks driving towards an one lane bridge whos going to make it to the bridge?

MasonGinsberg
MasonGinsberg moderator

All I know is that it was 199-199, and then all of a sudden it was 206-199. I think someone did a late stuffing of the box! I demand a re-count!

mojart
mojart

Exciting finals....whoever will be the pick the future is really bright for the pels

Jason Calmes
Jason Calmes moderator

@Roger.That. Likely because the round hasn't started, no arguments have been made, and stuff like that.

Jason Calmes
Jason Calmes moderator

@Jjambon I don't really know what you mean. I'm guessing you are talking about Journals. If you are, then you don't. You submit an article for review by emailing it to "articles".

mateor
mateor

As a man who worked behind too many of your favorite bars (and least favorite, probably) I can say with confidence that Cocktail is one of the worst movies ever. It can literally bring out the worst in otherwise kind and gentle souls.

Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara moderator

@Jason Calmes I was trying to fall asleep the other night and that was on. Couldn't shut it off. So, so bad. Shame because the original still stands up today. Classic. 

Jjambon
Jjambon

I think I remember there being a link for a "blog" on the site when it was "hornets247.com".

One could post things like trade ideas and other thoughts.

Come On Pelican
Come On Pelican

I just don't see McLemore dropping to 6, but he would definitely be a good pick if he's available when the Pelicans make their choice. It would be interesting if McLemore is still on the board to see Dell deal Eric Gordon to Phoenix in exchange for the right to move up to pick #5 and then take Ben there, because I don't see the Suns passing up on McLemore.

Jason Calmes
Jason Calmes moderator

@Papa Pelican  I sat through all 4 one night (ignoring the new one). Tough sledding. Even Peter Cetera take you only so far.