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A new perspective on the Blazer's draft


I like Nolan Smith, I think he'll do well eventually, but I have been one of those people who has been disappointed with the overall results of this draft, feeling that we should have gotten more and addressed our needs better.  After having a few days to digest the draft a bit though, I'm a bit happier with it.  I think that some day Nolan may become a starter for us, and he seems like a decent guy.  Like others, my memory of the past is also short, and after having perused the Blazer's draft history over the past 10 years again, I'm not as inclined to berate Chad Buchanan for having done a poor job.  It would seem that his predecessors were often even worse, drafting guys who eventually contributed little to the team, were not long term starters, and were often lacking in ability.  Barring the trades that netted us Roy, Aldridge and Batum, almost all the other moves we have made in the draft in the past 10 years looks pretty bad.  So, a toast to Chad Buchanan, I still think you could have done better, but at least you are no worst than all the rest.

 
















2010 NBA 1 22 Elliot Williams
2010 NBA 2 34 Armon Johnson
Year Lg Rd Pk Player
2009 NBA 1 22 Victor Claver
2009 NBA 2 33 Dante Cunningham
2009 NBA 2 38 Jon Brockman
2009 NBA 2 55 Patrick Mills
Year Lg Rd Pk Player
2008 NBA 1 13 Brandon Rush
2008 NBA 2 33 Joey Dorsey
2008 NBA 2 36 Omer Asik
2008 NBA 2 55 Mike Taylor
Year Lg Rd Pk Player
2007 NBA 1 1 Greg Oden
2007 NBA 2 37 Josh McRoberts
2007 NBA 2 42 Derrick Byars
2007 NBA 2 52 Taurean Green
2007 NBA 2 53 Demetris Nichols
Year Lg Rd Pk Player
2006 NBA 1 4 Tyrus Thomas
2006 NBA 1 30 Joel Freeland
2006 NBA 2 31 James White
Year Lg Rd Pk Player
2005 NBA 1 6 Martell Webster
2005 NBA 1 27 Linas Kleiza
2005 NBA 2 35 Ricky Sanchez
Year Lg Rd Pk Player
2004 NBA 1 13 Sebastian Telfair
2004 NBA 1 23 Sergei Monia
2004 NBA 2 46 Ha Seung-Jin
Year Lg Rd Pk Player
2003 NBA 1 23 Travis Outlaw
2003 NBA 2 54 Nedzad Sinanovic
Year Lg Rd Pk Player
2002 NBA 1 21 Qyntel Woods
2002 NBA 2 42 Jason Jennings
2002 NBA 2 50 Federico Kammerichs
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