I'm an enormous Rivers supporter so I was ecstatic when he was the pick. Wouldn't change for me. If not Rivers though, probably Terrence Jones. Maybe put him at the 3 or spark off the bench.
Since everyone else is cheating though, I'd have found a way to trade up and get Harrison Barnes (considering how low he'd fallen at that point--7) and kept J-Jack.
That starting lineup would be nice. Jack, Gordon, Barnes, Davis, Lopez/Anderson.
Still stick by what we originally did, though.
But to answers the posters original question if harrison barnes was there i'd take him because hes the perfect type of SF we need, an athletic scorer with an incredible jumpshot but he wasn't so thats not the way it works. For me it was between Rivers and Terrence Jones. Terence jones could definetly play the 3. He has great handles, promising improving jumpshot and great defender and athlete. He could be a josh smith with better handles and jumpshot but I absolutely love Rivers, will be an incredible scorer in 3 years, allen iverson type, quote me.
For anyone that has watched lillard play. Does he remind you any of Marcus Thornton, as in shooting too much and having inflated stats?
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I agree. I think Rookie of the Year is an outdated award. When it was first introduced, you didn't have some rookies who were 19 and others who were 26. In what world should Austin Rivers and Brian Roberts be competing for the same award?
Give me an under 21 Player of the Year Award. an over 21 year old first year Player of the Year award, and an international important first year player of the year award.
Just spitballing, but calling all of these guys rookies as if they are truly in the same class is just hilarious to me
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4 out of the last 5 ROY's have been from one and dones. It is crazy though that a guy like Kyrie Irving who is tearing up the league is still two years younger than the rookie Damian Lillard.
Also, the fact that he plays so many minutes could be what contributes to him leading all rookies in turnovers as well.
Lillards 18.9 ppg 42.6 fg %36.6 3 point % 3.4 rebounds 6.4 assist 1.1 stl 3 turnovers
Paul 16 ppg 43%fg 23% 3 point 5 rebounds 7.8 assist 2.2 stl 2.3 turnovers
Quit bashing the kid. He's having a pretty damn good season and is the rookie of the year. I'm happy for him and glad his skills translated.
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Are you really going to try and tell me that Lillard isn't an inefficient chucker? That isn't me hating on the kid. That's just me reminding people to stop looking at just points per game, which doesn't mean ****. I've watched him play, and his passes rarely land where they should. Half of his assists seem to come from feeding LMA in the post. His shot selection is poor, but not as poor as his defense is. But sure, he's having the same rookie season as Chris Paul.
You people need to pump the breaks. Good Lord.
Why people hating on Lillard. He's good. See what he did to the Spurs even though his FG is like .430%
Some of you people need to learn that constructive criticism and hate aren't synonmous.
I swear first the Vasquez craze and now this.....
Davis is averaging 18.8 pts, 9.9 rbds, 1 ast, 1.6 stl, 2.9 blk, on 51% shooting per 36
Lillard is averaing 17.9 pts, 3.2 rbds, 6.1 ast, 1 stl, 0.2 blk, on 43% shooting per 36
I know that's not what this is about, but I'm just saying...
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