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"Draft and Stash" revisited.

A good number of teams still prescribe to the "draft and stash" method of harvesting international talent in order to create their own version of free agency with players no other team in the NBA can play except the team that drafted them, where teams only competition is the European clubs who may be able to offer a little more money and playing time, something increasily doubtfull in a European declining economy. And those franchises can’t offer the chance at glory in the NBA. By playing this game, these teams also prevent themselves from overpaying, which is more important than ever, considering the new NBA tax code. They also can afford to develop a young player overseas, while young American players have to be given a contract as soon as drafted.  

Considering the Blazers´s limited options in bringing in players every year due to draft position, salary cap constraints and free agency appeal, we should creat a market to bring in new players which addresses many of the limitations we face. 

Here is a list in al phabetical order of the 2013 international NBA players who were drafted lower than 20th in the draft or undrafted, so we can take a look at how this strategy has been working so far. 

Omer Asik, 36th, by the Blazers in 2008
Gustavo Ayon, und
Leandro Barbosa, 28th 
Nicolas Batum, 25th 
Rodrigue Beaubois, 25th 
Jose Calderon, und
Omri Casspi, 23th
Victor Claver, 22th
Nando de Colo, 53th
Carlos Delfino, 25th 
Boris Diaw, 21th
Goran Dragic, 45th
Evan Fournier, 26th
Marc Gasol, 48th
Emanuel Ginóbili, 57th
Marcin Gortat, 57th
Hamed Haddadi, undrafted
Serge Ibaka, 24th
Ersan Ilyasova, 36th
Jonas Jerebko, 39th
Andréi Kirilenko, 24th
Viacheslav Kravtsov, und
Ian Mahinmi, 28th
Timofey Mozgov, und
Zaza Pachulia, 42th
Tony Parker, 28th
Nikola Pekovic, 31th
Johan Petro, 25th
Pablo Prigioni, und
Luis Scola, 56th
Alexey Shved, und
Tiago Splitter, 28th
Mirza Teletović, und
Anderson Varejao, 30th
Beno Udrih, 28th
Joel Freeland 30th 

Here is the link to the Portland Trail Blazers Future Draft Pick Status



Now my questions are:
What do you think about the "draft and stash" strategy? Would you like the BLazers to draft and stash international players? Have you targeted any international player/s you want the Blazers to draft, especially in the second round? 
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