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Old 03-05-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Durant
Griffin
Kobe
Wade
Rose
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...the rest are interchangeable. LeBron looks a lot older than he is, and appears to be aging at a fast rate. I predict that with his physical game and feet which point in opposite directions when he walks, he will be facing knee problems within a few years. Similar to Gilbert Arenas who has the same problem. Carmelo is simply a scorer and plays the same physical game as LeBron. Carmelo does not make his teammates better and is not a graceful, natural athlete like Kobe and Jordan. Seems heavy-footed. In fact, he doesn't appear as conditioned as LeBron and seems to get winded. Conditioning is his problem and I predict that he won't be healthy for the long haul. Bosh overrated. Howard big, wide, and powerful, but a very limited offensive game. Excellent blocker, but foul-prone. Great power, but finesse, and creativity are lacking in Howard. He knows it too.
Griffin as your #2 overall? Well I admire your creativity but I don't think you can be serious. Also, if you have a problem with LeBrons age, why do you have Kobe on your list? Not to mention LBJ is a solid defender as well, he really is the total package. So if you draft him, you get a dominant scorer and an elite defender.

I don't know how limited Howards offensive game is. Obviously he can't shoot, but you don't need a big man to pop 3s anyways. I think you are way undervaluing Dwight, and LeBron and overrating Griffin.

This is why I wanted to do a draft thread though. I think its an interesting conversation.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Originally Posted by A_Lexus View Post
Durant
Griffin
Kobe
Wade
Rose
.
.
...the rest are interchangeable. LeBron looks a lot older than he is, and appears to be aging at a fast rate. I predict that with his physical game and feet which point in opposite directions when he walks, he will be facing knee problems within a few years. Similar to Gilbert Arenas who has the same problem. Carmelo is simply a scorer and plays the same physical game as LeBron. Carmelo does not make his teammates better and is not a graceful, natural athlete like Kobe and Jordan. Seems heavy-footed. In fact, he doesn't appear as conditioned as LeBron and seems to get winded. Conditioning is his problem and I predict that he won't be healthy for the long haul. Bosh overrated. Howard big, wide, and powerful, but a very limited offensive game. Excellent blocker, but foul-prone. Great power, but finesse, and creativity are lacking in Howard. He knows it too.
I don't think Lebron looks any older, I just think the league is adapting defensively to his game better.
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