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Postby nebgib5 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:58 pm


Pick #1: Raptors (ggs)
Pick #2: Suns (Vanadis)
Pick #3: Nets (Coast to Coast)
Pick #4: Lakers (kingmob6)
Pick #5: Hornets (RedHopeful)
Pick #6: Kings (LeapingShark)
Pick #7: Timberwolves (The Thrill)
Pick #8: Grizzlies (Jimboozie)
Pick #9: Wizards (lastemp3ror)
Pick #10: Bulls (Legia13)
Pick #11: Heat (RobitusinZ)
Pick #12: Pacers (statsman88)
Pick #13: Spurs (sabonis)
Pick #14: Mavericks (kingctb27)
Pick #15: Trail Blazers (the one)
Pick #16: 76ers (Rizzo)
Pick #17: Hawks (geodbear)
Pick #18: Knicks (tianyi86)
Pick #19: Magic (Nene)
Pick #20: Jazz (mbuser)
Pick #21: Rockets (Aftermath)
Pick #22: Sonics (fbc_fan)
Pick #23: Bucks (Humdinger)
Pick #24: Cavaliers (silentjim)
Pick #25: Warriors (Yilun)
Pick #26: Clippers (deadshot11)
Pick #27: Pistons (DVauthrin)
Pick #28: Celtics (nebgib5)
Pick #29: Bobcats (blamer)
Pick #30: Nuggets (baller_crimson)

Picks should be made in this format:
1.01 Danny Ainge, SG

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Postby ggs » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:20 pm

With the first pick of the seventh round, the Toronto Raptors select...

7.01 Fabricio Oberto, C


Thirty-two year old Oberto brings not only an NBA championship but also loads of international experience to the Raptors, a veteran big man with a good post-game and high basketball IQ. Falling right in line with the defensive-minded orientation of the team, Oberto is an above-average defender and a good backup for Dwight.

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Fabricio Oberto is one of the best paint players outside of the NBA. He's a tough, skilled big man, with nice mobility, for whom the paint is his natural home where he feels comfortable and everything seems much easier for him. He displays a great post-up game, showing very nice footwork. He loves to spin and release a slight fade-away shot, which is very difficult to stop. He also can score using his mid-range jumper out to 14 feet on a regular basis. Quite a nice passer, Oberto usually finds the right man when double teamed. In transition, he runs the floor as a trailer pretty well. He plays hard on defense and never avoids physical contact. It's not easy to post him up at all. He is a good rebounder due to his positioning and hustle; and can also block some shots while showing very good timing. He's a player with character, who plays the game with passion, displaying great intensity like most of his countrymen, and who shows a very good understanding of the game.
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Postby Vanadis » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:13 am

With the 2nd pick of the 7th round, the Phoenix Suns select:

7.02 Matt Barnes SF
27 years old
6'7", 235 pounds

Matt Barnes is a good all-around player to bring off the bench for the Suns. He can do a bit of everything: rebound, assist, score, shoot 3's, steal, block. When given playing time the past 2 years with the Warriors, he has shown what he can do. His per minute numbers are great and they hold true even when he plays 30+ minutes a game.

Barnes also adds flexibility to the lineup with his multi-dimensional abilities and defense and can slot in with almost any other combination of players on the court. He allows the team to go big or small.
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Postby Coast to Coast » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:07 am

With the third pick of the seventh round, the Nets are very excited to select...


7.03 Shelden Williams(PF/C)
Born: 10/21/83
Height: 6-9 / 2,06
Weight: 250 lbs. / 113,4 kg.
College: Duke '06
Wingspan: 7-4 1/4
Standing reach: 8-8
Maximum vertical jump: 33.5 inches


Quite a physical specimen... Strong and athletic... A big presence in the paint... Tough defensive player... Will block a lot of shots... Not very good on the offensive end... Foul prone.

Williams is an outstanding rebounder and shotblocker who is a warrior inside. Williams has excellent strength (benched 185 pounds 25 times, second best in the pre-draft camp),is a hard worker who has good low post moves and has worked hard to improve his foot work. Williams is a good low post scorer who needs to expand his range and away from the basket game. He does a good job of drawing fouls and has worked hard to improve his touch from the free throw line.


He excels at rebounding and shot-blocking, and his toughness and competitiveness make him go after every rebound. He's a strong post-up player with a variety of moves, giving him the ability to score inside. Has a big, wide base when he posts inside and is strong enough to not get pushed off the block. Doesn't mind physical play and will bang and mix it up with the best. Strong and physical, he can score and take the hit for and-ones. Constantly gets to the free throw line. Has excellent timing along with the uncanny ability to stay out of foul trouble when attempting to block shots. Runs the floor well and will finish in transition. A solid scorer with his back to the basket. Great strength and, despite his bulk, is actually pretty explosive. Has improved his perimeter shooting and can hit a jumper from 10 feet out.


Importantly, Shelden comes from a winning program and knows what it takes to win. At Duke, the Landlord was one of the best rebounders and shot blockers in college basketball. A beast in the paint. His size (6'9", 250 lbs.), aggressive style of play, and shot-blocking ability make it seem as though he "owns the paint," thereby earning him the nickname "The Landlord." Williams earned the 2005 and 2006 NABC Defensive Player of the Year Awards while at Duke, becoming only the fifth player in history to earn the award two consecutive years (others were Duncan, Okafor, Battier and Augmon). He holds Duke's career blocks record, single-season blocks record, and career rebounding record, while he is 17th in career blocks on the NCAA charts. He is the third player in ACC history to have 1,500 points, 1,000 rebounds and 350 blocks (joining Tim Duncan and Ralph Sampson).


Although he'll probably never be an 18-ppg player in the league, he could be a 10 rebound, 2.5 blocks per night type power forward, which is great for the Nets scoring squad. Has a great work ethic and is willing to put time in the gym to get better. Lunch-pail worker. Tough as nails. Karl Malone-like qualities if he continues to get stronger and add some more bulk. Will be a very solid, team-oriented NBA player who is willing to do all the little things that makes teams better.
Playing with a strong young power nucleus of Acie, LeBron and Bogut, Shelden will mesh well and help the Nets fill seats and contend for championships for years to come.

Welcome to the Nets Shelden!!!!

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Postby kingmob6 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:46 pm

With the 4th Pick of the 7th round, Los Angeles Lakers Select:

7.04 - Amir Johnson - PF/C.
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Postby RedHopeful » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:14 pm

With the 5th pick in the 7th round, the New Orleans Hornets select:

Carl Landry


Carl will bring excellent energy and unselfishness off the bench to spell one of our big men down low. He has plenty of skills to go along with a solid IQ which developed while attending Purdue. He has a ton of pro's: excellent on offense with his back to the basket, a good passer, solid mid-range shooting abilities, good footwork, good hands, toughness and solid rebounding fundamentals.

I watched him play during last years NCAA tourney held in New Orleans. I was surprised by his skills and wondered where he would go in the draft. Obviously, his upside is somewhat limited as he isn't the tallest, longest or most athletic guy. However, they doesn't stop guys like David Lee and Ronny Turiaf from being very valuable.

I think he is currently surprising people in Houston. Many fans are in love with his hustle and knack for making the right play. They feel he is a solid reason why their team has turned their fortunes around about making the postseason. I think he will at the minimum be a solid role player off the bench. I am hoping he develops though into something more and I've heard comparisons to a Boozer-type of player down the road.

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Postby The Magic Mon » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:01 pm

The Sacramento Kings are pleased to select:

07.06 Beno Udrih, PG


Beno, listed at 6'3" 205, has shown himself to be a great replacement as well as starter in this league. He brings maturity, a high basketball IQ, and excellent playmaking ability. Filling in as a starter he has flourished and shown himself to be truly valuable, to any ball club. This remarkable youngster can take the reins to spell the starting PG if not become the leading playmaker.
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Postby The Thrill » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:47 pm

The Minnesota Timberwolves select:

07.07 Leon Powe, PF

Solid athleticism. Great strength and rebounding ability. Has stepped up recently with KG and Perkins out in "real life" NBA. For the Timberwolves, learning under KG (and JON), should only further help him. He's undersized, but his hustle, solid rebounding and general athleticism is exactly what this team needs from a young guy off the bench.
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Postby Jimboozie » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:17 pm

Memphis Grizzlies pick:

7.08 Stephon Marbury - PG

yay :-o
I'll admit (at this point of the draft) we're not quite sure who to take and not to take. Starbury is known for his off the court antics and head scratching comments to the media. However, the man does sell his own line of shoes (Starbury's?) for a measly twelve bucks! I probably would have received some praise if we stuck with our first choice for this pick, but Marbury has been putting up good numbers throughout his entire career. The pros, via Hoopshype: Explosive, quick, smart, incredible ballhandler... Great moves... A physically gifted player... Looks great playing the pick-and-roll... Was able to score more than 20 points and deliver almost 10 assists per night... Great durability. I'll leave out the cons since many of you already know what they are, hehe. A change of scenery away from the dreadful Knicks just might be what the doctor ordered to revamp Marbury's career; playing alongside consummate professional Shaquille O'Neal could be a godsend. Remember, it was only a few years ago when experts were calling Marbury one of the top point guards in the association.
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Postby lastemp3ror » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:02 pm

With the 9th pick in the 7th round the Wizards take their own, SG DeShawn Stevenson.
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