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The Draft via Draft Express

There has been numerous rumors circulating about the draft and what the Blazers are going to do. The trade picks

for established players view, and the keep drafted players and sign some free agents view. Obviously this is all

conjecture on our parts as fans but i recently viewed the updated mock draft on draft express and was pleasantly

surprised and excited. The mock draft has the Blazers with the 6th and 11th pick in the first round and 10th and

11th in the second round. 1st round is Harrison Barnes6'8"; 223 lbs.(small forward) and John Henson6'11"; 220

lbs.(power forward/center), the second round is Kevin Murphy6'6"; 185 lbs.(shooting gaurd/small forward) and Kyle

O'Quinn 6'10"; 240 lbs(power forward/center). All of these guys seem like great fits for the team, if you look at their

stats they have all of the tangibles and stats that we need, Rebounds from Henson and O'Quinn and scoring from

Barnes and Murphy. From seeing this I think we should keep our draft picks and sign a few free agents and we are

golden for next year. resign Nicolas batum, sign a point gaurd either Jeremy Lin, Goran Dragic or Steve Nash. The

rest of the spots on the roster can be filled with smaller sigings but the core is theire. here is an example of the

lineup if this is the path that the Blazers choose.

PG - Dragic ; Nash / or other ; Nolan Smith ; Any one with talent

SG - Nicolas Batum ; Wesley Mathews ; Elliot Williams

SF - Harrison Barnes ; Luke Babbit ; Kevin Murphy

PF - Lamarcus Aldridge ; J.J. Hickson ; John Henson

C - Joel Freeland ; John Henson ; Kyle 'Quinn

Not sure if we will be able to resign Hickson but if not I think Henson will be just as good as the backup to Aldridge.

What do you think is this something that we as fans can live with or should we try the trade picks for established

players?

this is the link to the Mock draft on draft express:

http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-mock-draft/2012/




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