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  • 2012 Raptors Republic Mock Draft: Fan Edition - 6th Overall Pick

    In the 2012 Raptors Republic mock draft, we move onto one of two teams with 2 lotto picks and some options - the Portland Trail Blazers. Portland has a talented big man in LaMarcus Aldridge, supersub Wesley Matthews and a lot of cap space. Which way do they go? Nicolas Batum is a restricted free agent and they can match any offer that comes their way, but will some other team make things difficult on them by trying to lure him with a massive contract? The Blazers are also in need of a big man and a point guard as Raymond Felton is a free agent.

    Raptors Republic, who do you think the Portland Trail Blazers will take with the #6th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft?
    41
    Bradley Beal, SG, Florida
    48.78%
    20
    Jeremy Lamb, SG, Connecticut
    4.88%
    2
    Perry Jones, SF/PF, Baylor
    7.32%
    3
    Jared Sullinger, PF, Ohio State
    2.44%
    1
    Damian Lillard, PG, Weber State
    31.71%
    13
    Terrence Jones, SF, Kentucky
    2.44%
    1
    Austin Rivers, SG, Duke
    0.00%
    0
    Kendall Marshall, PG, North Carolina
    2.44%
    1

    The poll is expired.


  • #2
    I think this one comes down to Lillard and Beal for them... I think Beal edges out.

    ― John Wooden

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    • #3
      took lillard. i think that they can plug either the 2 or 3 in free agency and give the other to batum.

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      • #4
        Portland needs a PG and a C. Since Drummond is gone, I'm going with Lillard.

        Is anybody else purposely not picking Beal cause you want the Raptors to get him?

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        • #5
          they take Lilliard

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          • #6
            Tesla wrote: View Post
            Portland needs a PG and a C. Since Drummond is gone, I'm going with Lillard.

            Is anybody else purposely not picking Beal cause you want the Raptors to get him?

            Nahh, I have a feeling that Beal could slip to 7, but not 8

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            • #7
              I voted for Beal. I don't think he would have made it this far.

              My mock:

              Davis
              Beal
              Robinson
              MKG
              Barnes
              Drummond

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              • #8
                Raptor_11 wrote: View Post
                Nahh, I have a feeling that Beal could slip to 7, but not 8
                I heard GS is very high on Sullinger. They also already have Thompson at the 2... you never know...

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                • #9
                  Lilliard is getting great reviews. Who knows. I voted for him due to need, but they could also draft Beal and trade Matthews down the road.


                  -- Charles Barkley

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                  • #10
                    i think they go lillard if beal isn't there, but nab beal in a heartbeat. aldridge/batum/beal is a heck of a core. i wonder if they'd even get him to play pg.
                    @sweatpantsjer

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                    • #11
                      Tough call, but I go with Lillard, unless they think they have a realistic shot at one of the big name free agent PG, then they could go Beal. With Aldridge, Batum and Matthews, they seem to be set at the 2/3/4, hence the need for a PG. They could probably pickup a big with their second lottery pick.

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                      • #12
                        I voted Lillard.. Beal might be a good player, but he has deficiencies.. and Portland needs a PG. If Matthews is on the block they take Beal since I think he would be the BPA. But I'm going Lillard if the draft played out the way it did according to our Mock Draft.

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                        • #13
                          This board mock draft is getting harder and harder to follow because of all the wrong picks earlier on.



                          Bradley Beal available at #6? Cmon.
                          your pal,
                          ebrian

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                          • #14
                            ebrian wrote: View Post
                            This board mock draft is getting harder and harder to follow because of all the wrong picks earlier on.



                            Bradley Beal available at #6? Cmon.
                            It is hard to believe he slips... but there's hardly a consensus BPA once you get past the top pick. It's also hard to guage how much positional need comes into play, or whether teams are looking at becoming competitive in a 1-3 year window VS a 3-5 year window.

                            After #1, I see this draft playing out a lot like the entire 2006 draft when Bargnani went 1st overall. In that draft, there were a bunch of solid players who were all expected to be solid contributors, but it was hard to predict/agree on which ones would become true star players. A lot of the top-10 picks in that draft came down to positional need as much as BPA, IMO. I think it comes down to grouping players together according to positional need, then drafting BPA from among that smaller group (ie: bigs, wings and PGs). The one thing that 2012 has that 2006 didn't, is a consensus #1 pick.

                            Consensus #1 pick
                            - 2006 draft: none
                            - 2012 draft: Davis

                            Bigs
                            - 2006 draft: Bargnani, Aldridge, Thomas, Williams
                            - 2012 draft: Robinson, Drummond, Sullinger, Henson

                            Wings
                            - 2006 draft: Roy, Gay, Foye, Morrison
                            - 2012 draft: MKG, Beal, Barnes, Lamb, PJIII, T.Jones

                            PGs
                            - 2006 draft: there really weren't any highly touted PGs, at least as potential top-10 picks (Douby @ 19, Rondo @ 21... Fugly!)
                            - 2012 draft: Lillard, Marshall, Waiters


                            That's why I don't think it's inconceivable for a particular player to drop (or rise) substantially, especially at a position that isn't in high demand through the top-10 (ie: Portland & Toronto are only teams that really need a PG in the top-9).

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                            • #15
                              R-A

                              Pick #6 ..... Andre Drummond. With potential changes (and player movements), a Big Centre to go with Aldridge could help the Trail Blazers. Even if his ultimate role is a Big off the bench.

                              My Order of Picks:
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                              1. Davis - NO
                              2. Beal - Charlotte
                              3. MKG - Washington
                              4. Barnes - Cleveland
                              5. P. Jones - Sacramento
                              6. Drummond - Portland



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