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Still eyeing the draft ...

I know bunches of us don't want to think about the draft right now, and that's fine. I, on the other hand, never stop thinking about the draft, and now that our draft position is falling (which is a good thing), it's been interesting trying to figure out what needs we can fill with a sub-mediocre pick.

It has been postulated that we need to find a skill player to play off of Roy, but with the way our guards are working together, I'm not so sure. Evaluated individually, I'm sure we could all think of a different guard we'd like to have than Blake, Jack, or Rodriguez. But in the context of THIS team, they all bring something different to the table, and it's working. Why mess with that?

So, instead of dreaming of the likes of Eric Gordon, I'm starting to wonder if we look toward a power player like Joey Dorsey. He's kind of a mini-Ben Wallace, and I've heard he modeled his game after Wallace in terms of his hard work, which he is very proud of. Seems like an athletic rebounding machine like that could play well with Aldridge or Frye for the times we want/need to go small. And it's been remarked that one of the things our team is lacking is that defensive enforcer--like a Najera or a Kurt Thomas. He's currently projected #6 in the 2nd round. Could this be a year that we trade down or out of the first round altogether to acquire a player like that? Could pay off down the road to have such a player for insurance against injuries to Oden and Pryz, and it could give us even more leverage in next years draft, which is always good.

Other options could be Hansbrough (who reminds me of Mark Madsen) or Nathan Jawai from Australia. I personally think it would be sweet to have an Australian Aborigine on the team.

Also, has anyone else noticed that we have 3 second round picks this year? Two of which are quite high at #3 and #4. I can't wait to see how KP and TP (tee hee) maneuver with those ...

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