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Clippers(AUS)
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So after our last loss I don’t want to say it’s over but it definitely is looking the best. With that said I have been looking at our needs for this team going forward and just wanted to see what your thoughts were on this topic. Personally I’m leaning towards Miles Bridges to cover for when Gallo gets hurt lol and either Robert Williams or I would even go for Shai gilgeous-Alexander and hope Austin opts out. My other likes are Kevin Knox or Mikal Bridges. All depends who drops to us.


clipperboy24
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Yes, I was thinking of creating this thread yesterday, thank you!

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Kevin Knox would be a huge coup. I think Robert Williams could be a golf d pick although, I don’t want another player like DJ that just doesn’t space out or help our offense enough. Either Bridges would be great too! A part of me wonders if Trae Young possibly slides to the pistons pick in the draft, that’d be interesting.

One player who is love to get but think he goes top 9 is Wendell Carter. Good rebounder and defender with a pretty nice outside shooting touch


Jerediscool
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I’d be very happy with SGA and either Bridges. Colin Sexton looks really good, and Khyri Thomas looks interesting considering his wingspan is like 7’1” or something crazy and shot 42% from three. Wendell carter would obviously be awesome too but I doubt he makes it down to either of our picks.

Robert Williams is meh, just seems kinda like re-doing DJ.

I definitely don’t want Trae young tho. Not feeling his game or that he’ll translate.


cobra
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Since our P/O hope is almost gone,I think what we need to draft is a point guard, power forward and a center. I can’t stomach watching Austin run the point anymore. I hope the FO office can trade DJ and Gallo for a pick. I don’t have a player on my mind, because I believe with the Help of West they will pick the right player to add to this team, but those are the spot that for me need an upgrade.


realbull17
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Also LAC need to sign Tyrone Wallace to a contract or he'll walk this summer. 😢


Dirtydunks
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realbull17 wrote:
Also LAC need to sign Tyrone Wallace to a contract or he'll walk this summer. 😢
I believe he will be restricted, so we can match.


Dirtydunks
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Jerediscool wrote:
I’d be very happy with SGA and either Bridges. Colin Sexton looks really good, and Khyri Thomas looks interesting considering his wingspan is like 7’1” or something crazy and shot 42% from three. Wendell carter would obviously be awesome too but I doubt he makes it down to either of our picks.

Robert Williams is meh, just seems kinda like re-doing DJ.

I definitely don’t want Trae young tho. Not feeling his game or that he’ll translate.

if Young slides to us we’d be foolish not to take him. We need a pg in the worst way and he’s got uncanny range. I know that may be somewhat controversial but he’s got a lot of Curry in him and we wouldn’t want to pass on that.


Jerediscool
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And Jimmer Freddette posted similar numbers and excitement in college too.


JudahDub
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I would take Mikhal bridges. Seems like a good 3 and d option.


cobra
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Dirtydunks wrote:
if Young slides to us we’d be foolish not to take him. We need a pg in the worst way and he’s got uncanny range. I know that may be somewhat controversial but he’s got a lot of Curry in him and we wouldn’t want to pass on that.

I saw some of his games and I doubt if some teams will pass on him.


clipperboy24
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There are enough good players in the top 30 that I really hope we acquire a late 1st rounder or early second rounder. Really wish we had been able to pull the trigger on the Avery Bradley to spurs for a 1st rounder they had talked about.


ClipperFaithful
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I know we have Detroit's pick (I'm guessing protected), did Doc trade away our first rounder??


clippyclip
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We have ours, and Detroit's (5-30).


Griffinforpresident
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ClipperFaithful wrote:
I know we have Detroit's pick (I'm guessing protected), did Doc trade away our first rounder??

If Rivers was still in charge, he would’ve traded both picks for a washed-up player to make this year’s playoffs.


ClipperFaithful
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Griffinforpresident wrote:
If Rivers was still in charge, he would’ve traded both picks for a washed-up player to make this year’s playoffs.

I thought he shipped it off with the Jeff Green deal.


SamMays
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A PG is a must and there are some good ones in this draft.

Even if we have to put our two picks together to move up, we need a PG.

There is no center who will fall to us who will make us better. Harris, Harrell and Gallo will be back, so we are set up front. A PG and a big SG/SF mix.


Agent0
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BPA, don't try and fill positions. If the BPA ends up being at a wanted position, then great.


ClipperPostman
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Agent0 wrote:
BPA, don't try and fill positions. If the BPA ends up being at a wanted position, then great.

Def agree with this. But realistically after the first 10 it’s pretty much a crap shoot. Hopefully with west we should be good.

Also it kinda feels like We didn’t let Ty Wallace play because we didn’t want his stock to go up. The FO knows if he kept showcasing his skills he would get some real offers. I don’t think he is on many radars at this point.


SamMays
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If you are drafting in the teens, it is impossible to know who the BPA is with any degree of certainty.

It is best to evaluate players at that point in the draft based on whether you believe they have the necessary talents that will earn them playing time in your system. Will they be an asset to you over the coming years? This has to be balanced against future potential, especially when drafting young players with relatively little experience, of course. The dreaded upside.

When the Patriots draft, which is never at the top of the draft, the most important thing they try to project Is if a player will be good enough in their system to see playing time, how long will that take and does he have upside beyond our projections. It is entirely about whether he fills a need.

Now, if you are drafting high you can often see a marked difference and should take the BPA.


SamMays
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Obviously, if you really believe a player is superior, of course you take him regardless of position.


clipfan63
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cobra wrote:
Since our P/O hope is almost gone,I think what we need to draft is a point guard, power forward and a center. I can’t stomach watching Austin run the point anymore. I hope the FO office can trade DJ and Gallo for a pick. I don’t have a player on my mind, because I believe with the Help of West they will pick the right player to add to this team, but those are the spot that for me need an upgrade.
FO can't do anything with DJ unless he opts in, which is highly unlikely at this point. That ship has already sailed, DJ's just going to walk this summer. We should definitely be looking to fill that spot but we'll have to do it without a DJ deal. In addition to Harris and Harrel I think we should try and keep that Wallace kid too if he'll make a reasonable deal.


Keatonsays
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Jerediscool wrote:
And Jimmer Freddette posted similar numbers and excitement in college too.

LOL Fredette Scored similar to Young in his senior year, Young is just a Freshman. Fredette was NEVER the passer Trae Young is (neither is Curry). Also played in tougher conference than both.


Agent0
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There's no need for any sort of firesale, and there are certainly more keepers on the team, but I'm assuming you mean guys that can be traded if needed and guys who we should only trade if something great is coming back. Draft wise, BPA, then the goals should be to get bigger at SG, and to figure out the C position. I like Harrell, but I'm still skeptical about his ability to help a team on defense as a C, and I really don't see him as a PF, but I'm willing to try both. If we examine the Harrell / DJ lineups, they were actually pretty bad on defense. This limits him to still being a bench player despite his productivity because as a starter you have to make a lot of accommodations to compliment his game, at least as of now, he could improve. The team has way too many small guards, they can't all come back. Keep Lou Williams, Ty Wallace, Milos Teodosic, but as well as he's done, if another guard is being drafted, Austin needs to be moved, and though we didn't get to see much of him, Bradley would need to be let go too, and even Beverley becomes a question. The FO will figure it out, but we can't have the glut at guard. You can't have 6 guards that should all be getting minutes and expect to find a way to play them all reasonably. It sort of worked out this season because of injuries and some guys being in the G-League, but if not for that the team would have had: Pat Beverley Austin Rivers Milos Teodosic Lou Williams Avery Bradley Ty Wallace Those 6 guys would all deserve minutes, but you aren't going to play them each 16 mpg, which means you're just sitting productive players, because, well, there's....


SamMays
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Right now we have a bunch of really solid backup guards in search of starter quality guards.


Keatonsays
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I like Mikal Bridges, Trae Young, and Jaren Jackson. This year looks like a very deep draft, and it would be nice if we could get another pick for Austin Rivers, Milos, or Beverley.

Mikal Bridges is the guy I feel like we absolutely have to get. Looks like a game changer on defense already with some serious upside offensively if he can add some upper body strength and ball handling. He has elite 2 way wing potential that we've been looking for for ages.

Trae Young is a potent scorer with great court vision. He can get trigger happy if he doesn't have a lot of talent around him but he's very good at finding the open man and has unlimited range already. Will be a defensive liability starting out but should be a prolific scorer in the NBA.

I like Jaren Jackson's size, length and athleticism. Averaged 3bpg in 22mpg. Looks like an effective PNR defender and knockdown outside shooter. An athletic rim protector with an outside shot sounds great to me. I don't expect him to be a great rebounder (bad fundamentals) but if he gets any stronger at all, he should dominate the boards with his length, athleticism, and energy (similar to DJ). I see a true baller in the making on both ends of the floor with this guy.

I don't expect any of those guys to be available at where our picks are projected to fall, but I'd be really happy if we found a way to snag one of them (mikal mostly).


SamMays
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Sadly, it doesn't look like any of those guys will be there when we draft, unless we can package some elements, make some moves and move up.

There are a lot of good players on this team, but not one star. Harris is close and Gallinari would be a star if he could stay on the court, but he can't.

We are stacked with mediocrity in the backcourt; Austin, Bradley, Beverly, Milos, Thornwell, Wallace, Evans (even Lou to some degree). Some of these guys may be on the high side of mediocre, but not one of them is a building block; even Lou, who I would not hesitate to move in an effort to bring in star power, while giving up some of the excessive depth we have back there. We have eight guards who can all play at an NBA level, but not one is truly great guard or even a building block. Lou will soon be 32. We need to package some of those players to move up in this draft.


SamMays
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Check out Dzanan Musa. Most mocks have him going 18 to 21, but he seems to have potential to be special, which many in the 10 to 20 range do not.


clipperboy24
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SamMays wrote:
Check out Dzanan Musa. Most mocks have him going 18 to 21, but he seems to have potential to be special, which many in the 10 to 20 range do not.

Honestly he looks like a white Jamal Crawford... no thanks!


Clippers(AUS)
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After the loss to Jazz we definitely need a PG. Austin dribbled the air out of that ball. He didn’t play bad but doesn’t know how to set up others only for himself


clipperboy24
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Clippers(AUS) wrote:
After the loss to Jazz we definitely need a PG. Austin dribbled the air out of that ball. He didn’t play bad but doesn’t know how to set up others only for himself

I have been watching highlight footage of Shai gilgous-Alexander this morning, that’s the guy we need. Great finisher very solid jump shot, good defender and very good court vision. I watched it compared to an Austin Rivers highlight just to make he wasn’t a Rivers 2.0 and man I don’t think Rivers ever took a shot while he was balanced, even in college. He just doesn’t have the fundamentals, while Gilgous Alexander looks like the opposite. Gets his feet set on jumpers, even when he drives he is well balanced and not leaning all over the place. Hits the glass in great spots with the ball, this guy looks like the perfect fit for us!


cobra
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I don't know how to get Trae Young but this is the kid I am dreaming, I saw some of his game and he is good, I hope Frank and Jerry can find ways to make a trade on whoever will pick him on the draft day.


SamMays
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Clippers(AUS) wrote:
After the loss to Jazz we definitely need a PG. Austin dribbled the air out of that ball. He didn’t play bad but doesn’t know how to set up others only for himself

Just look at our record with and without Milos in uniform. Having a true PG makes an enormous difference.


raymond
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Hi guys,

Why do we need to draft a pg if we have beverley. Will he still be out next yr due to injury or he is just injury prone that we consider letting him go to another team. Thanks


LA_Clipper818
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raymond wrote:
Hi guys,

Why do we need to draft a pg if we have beverley. Will he still be out next yr due to injury or he is just injury prone that we consider letting him go to another team. Thanks

He’s always injured, an older PG veteran, and not a True point guard. We need a legitimate point guard who can defend , distribute , and score. Just hoping we keep Ty to match with a legit point guard.


SamMays
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Beverly, Austin, Milos and the rest account for the most mediocre backcourt in the league. Mediocre backcourts will take you nowhere; case in point the 2018 season. We need to find a star and jettison 2/3rds of the guards on this team.

Austin, Beverly, Milos, Thornwell, Wallace, Lou, Evans, Bradley. That's eight guards, all of whom have a career in the NBA, none of whom are special, with the exception of Lou. Keep two, maybe three. The rest need to be replaced.


clipperboy24
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SamMays wrote:
Beverly, Austin, Milos and the rest account for the most mediocre backcourt in the league. Mediocre backcourts will take you nowhere; case in point the 2018 season. We need to find a star and jettison 2/3rds of the guards on this team.

Austin, Beverly, Milos, Thornwell, Wallace, Lou, Evans, Bradley. That's eight guards, all of whom have a career in the NBA, none of whom are special, with the exception of Lou. Keep two, maybe three. The rest need to be replaced.

Agreed. I say keep Lou, Milos, Evans, Thornwell, draft Shai Gilgous Alexander, and maybe get another vet.


sz123456
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SamMays wrote:
Sadly, it doesn't look like any of those guys will be there when we draft, unless we can package some elements, make some moves and move up.

There are a lot of good players on this team, but not one star. Harris is close and Gallinari would be a star if he could stay on the court, but he can't.

We are stacked with mediocrity in the backcourt; Austin, Bradley, Beverly, Milos, Thornwell, Wallace, Evans (even Lou to some degree). Some of these guys may be on the high side of mediocre, but not one of them is a building block; even Lou, who I would not hesitate to move in an effort to bring in star power, while giving up some of the excessive depth we have back there. We have eight guards who can all play at an NBA level, but not one is truly great guard or even a building block. Lou will soon be 32. We need to package some of those players to move up in this draft.

Is it worth it to move up this year? I wasn’t dazzled with any prospects. Isn’t 2019 the draft we want?


clipfan63
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SamMays wrote:
Just look at our record with and without Milos in uniform. Having a true PG makes an enormous difference.
The problem with Milos are the very real questions surrounding his ability to stay on the court consistently. As illustrated by our experience with Gallo, talent means little when you're only healthy enough to play a handful of games out of an 82 game season. Personally I'm not very encouraged about Milos being able to stay healthy after what we've seen this season. Really think we need to avoid any more injury prone players. We gambled on Beverly and Gallo this year and lost big, think we would be better off keeping that in mind for the future.


SamMays
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Milos with the Plantar Fasciaitis is a very different injury. My son dealt with it for a time and once it's gone, it's gone. It's not the sort of thing that becomes chronic, but it does take a willingness to do nothing for a long period of time to let it fully heal. Not something he was willing to do during his rookie season.

If nothing else, it tells us how important having a real PG is. It doesn't necessarily have to be him, but we need a true PG. Austin, Beverly and Lou are not that guy. Milos could be, but he's not a young guy. Evans could be that guy, but would have to get a whole lot better. Not likely.


SamMays
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sz123456 wrote:
Is it worth it to move up this year? I wasn’t dazzled with any prospects. Isn’t 2019 the draft we want?

I think we need to move up when Jerry West sees a PG who is available who can be a star. There are several promising PGs out there this year. Sexton, Young, Gilgeous-Alexander. Those seem to be the three PGs to be considered. If West is a believer on any of them, find a way. If he isn't, draft elsewhere, live with Milos for another year and hope to fill the bill the next year.

I haven't seen any of them enough to project. I can tell you about Uconn players, because I see all their games. Adams is a PG who is coming back to Uconn next year, but could be an interesting pick in 2019; likely a late first or second, who could be a steal. He's far from a guarantee, but seems to have the athleticism and smarts that could give him an NBA career as a PG. If he improves his outside shooting, he could be a very good NBA player. Otherwise, Uconn has nothing.


Cliptonyte
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I'd be cool with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Zhaire Smith as our two picks.


Clippers(AUS)
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Here is a big we might be able to get if we buy into the second round. Not athletic but has a good skill set. Very similar to jokic


JudahDub
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If we can somehow land Porter jr. that’ll be dope. But realistically, the bridges would be nice. Mikhal Bridges or Miles bridges. Not big on Robert Williams. I like Shai. We have two first round, maybe we could trade up. But we will see. I like the future of the team.

Maybe steal kawhi from the spurs


cashdld
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I think Mikhal Bridges can be a steal if we get him, 6'7 SG/SF that plays both sides of the floor that's the type of player we need, plus he's a Junior and had time to develop his body a bit and may adjust to the NBA quicker and smoother.


LA_Clipper818
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clipperboy24 wrote:
Agreed. I say keep Lou, Milos, Evans, Thornwell, draft Shai Gilgous Alexander, and maybe get another vet.

I’d keep Ty Wallace over Evans. Better size and upside in my opinion.


clipperboy24
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LA_Clipper818 wrote:
I’d keep Ty Wallace over Evans. Better size and upside in my opinion.

Agreed, I meant to have Wallace in there and twould drop Evans for him.


cobra
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cashdld wrote:
I think Mikhal Bridges can be a steal if we get him, 6'7 SG/SF that plays both sides of the floor that's the type of player we need, plus he's a Junior and had time to develop his body a bit and may adjust to the NBA quicker and smoother.

While Doc and Austin are still together in this team, rookies doesn’t have a good future here. Austin will eat most of the minutes and rookies no matter how good they are they will just wait until Austin get tired. So I am not really excited until One of the Rivers or both is gone.


clippyclip
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Hopefully we find out by next weekend the fate of at least the elder Rivers.


bballman
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cobra wrote:
While Doc and Austin are still together in this team, rookies doesn’t have a good future here. Austin will eat most of the minutes and rookies no matter how good they are they will just wait until Austin get tired. So I am not really excited until One of the Rivers or both is gone.
Because Thornwell and Evans are better than Austin? Come on, man. Wallace gets plenty of playing time. I get the perceived nepotism and how it is bad for the team but don't act like we have lots of great rookies. We don't. They are just okay at this point.


cobra
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bballman wrote:
Because Thornwell and Evans are better than Austin? Come on, man. Wallace gets plenty of playing time. I get the perceived nepotism and how it is bad for the team but don't act like we have lots of great rookies. We don't. They are just okay at this point.

Did you just watch clippers this season? Doc has a history of not trusting a rookies and everybody knows that.


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