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Who Might the Blazers Acquire in the Draft?

Who do you guys think we may take in the draft? I don't follow college basketball very closely, though I have been reading a little about the draft, so am interested in reading everyone's thoughts.

Here are a few of mine:

Kyrie Irving

Irving will be the first or second pick, so it might seem like a bit of a stretch. But if Minnesota or Washington are in a position to draft him, they may consider trading the pick with their own point guard options. He wouldn't be a bad PGOTF.

Bismack Biyombo

He really showed his potential in the Hoop Summit, he could have an impact right away with his shot-blocking then develop more offensive skills later. Somewhat similar to Serge Ibaka. We might have to trade up for him, depending on which mock draft you're looking at.

Donatas Motiejunas

One more we'd have to trade up for. He is a center with offensive skill, which obviously means he will have appeal. Shades of Bargnani perhaps, which is sort of good and sort of bad.

Terrence Jones

We don't exactly need another combo forward, but if local boy Jones slipped down to us, he would be a steal. Some mocks have had him falling out of the lottery.

Lucas Nogueira

He is a high-risk high-reward sort of player, similar to Hassan Whiteside. A lot of talent but perhaps not the right attitude. Any big man with his athletic skills and youth has high upside.

Kenneth Faried

Undersized but has heart and extraordinary rebounding ability and could be a good backup 4.

Nolan Smith

Doesn't have great upside but would be a solid backup for Andre.

Keith Benson

Not a high upside player, but could be a solid bench guy with his rebounding and shot-blocking.

 

What do you guys think?

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