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What Are The Best and Worst Landing Spots For Dre?

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  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    With tonight's NBA draft, we'll learn where Andre Roberson will be starting his professional basketball career. As a primer, I've come up with five landing spots which would be the best places for Dre, and three spots that we should all be hoping he could avoid. Tomorrow, I'll take a look at the team that lands Dre and we'll discuss how he fits in and what we can expect from him next year.

    So without further pause, here are the top 5 places for Dre to go:

    5.) Chicago Bulls (Picks #20 & #49): The Bulls desperately need rebounding, and with Tom Thibodeau as coach, they value defense. That would allow Dre to come in and contribute immediately for a team that many think could contend next year.

    4.) Dallas Mavericks (Picks #13 & #44): A Texas team that gives Dre a good spot to play due to openings. The Mavs are clearing cap space to go hard after Dwight Howard. This is going to leave a lot of space on the roster for guys looking to play. With a good role model like Dirk around, that would help Dre get accustomed to the league as well.

    3.) Los Angeles Lakers (Pick #48): Ugh. Like Alec Burks to the Jazz, this one would hurt personally. Unlike Burks to Utah, this would be great for Dre professionally. With Kobe Bryant on the team, you know he’ll be forced to work hard. Plus, like with the Spurs, they have the scorers already but need someone to do the dirty work. Dre can bring that to the Lakers.

    2.) Memphis Grizzlies (Picks #41, #55 & #60): Memphis has completely overhauled its front office with analytics guys, including John Hollinger –formerly of ESPN. If you look over the WARP studies for this year’s draft, you’ll see that they absolutely LOVE Dre. If he were to go to Memphis, he would be put in a system that values what he does without penalizing him for not being a 20 ppg scorer.

    1.) San Antonio Spurs (Picks #28 & #58): This is the ideal spot. The Western Conference champions have a perfect setup for him. It’s his favorite team, and it’s a veteran team in which he can find a role. He may not play immediately, but you can guarantee that they will work on him and get him ready so when it is his time to shine, he’ll be able to take over. Plus, they have three big time scorers in Duncan, Parker and Ginobili, so they’ll be able to let Dre do what he needs to do instead of worrying about his offensive limitations.

    On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have the three situations that we'd like to see Dre avoid if at all possible.

    3.) Phoenix Suns (Picks #5, #30 & #57): The Suns are a bit of a mess right now. The good news if Dre lands in Phoenix is that they have a new front office and tons of playing time available. It’d be better if he went to a successful team with tons of veteran leadership, but of the “bad” options on this list, this one is easily the best.

    2.) Washington Wizards (Picks #3, #38 & #54): Well, at least they got rid of the potential shootings in the locker room. And while they’re doing their part, and he would be surrounded by a few solid vets to let him get his feet wet, it’s still not an organization that really would be an ideal fit for Dre.

    1.) Charlotte Bobcats (Pick #4): Dear God, not the Bobcats. Horrible management, horrible players, just a horrible situation. Pray he’s not a Bobcat. I genuinely do feel for Bobcats fans because they deserve better, but my God… At least they only have the one pick, so barring a trade, Dre should be safe.
     
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  2. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Getting picked by ANYBODY would be the best landing spot for Dre.
     
  3. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Excellent analysis. Thank you. Burks to Jazz was bad enough, but Dre to Lakers? I just can't do it. Sorry. Of your list, I'd like to see him go to the Bulls or Spurs. Good luck to you tonight Dre! We're rooting for you!
     
  4. rolandftw

    rolandftw Club Member Club Member

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    To me it's at what number he is picked, more so then the team. If he goes in the 35-50 range, he's very likely to make the team at least for 1-2 years. He's probably better off going undrafted, if he ends up going in the late 50's.

    I do think it's better for him to go to a situation where he gets a chance for some minutes though
     
  5. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Im actually very excited to watch the draft..weird
     
  6. Darth Snow

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    Deez nuggets?
     
  7. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Would personally love it, but not until they dump Wilson Chandler and a few other spare parts. He'd never get minutes.
     
  8. rolandftw

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    With Gallo hurt, Brewer likely not coming back, and Iggy iffy to come back, could be an opportunity for him in Denver. Still have Fournier, Hamilton and Q Miller but wouldn't be surprised to see Dre beat out 1 or 2 of those guys (just not Fournier, most likely)
     
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    Not drafted worst.

    Spurs best.
     
  10. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Don't care. Dre is dead to me now.


    Jk. But seriously, I don't care where he ends up. I pay the same amount of attention to the NBA as I do MLS. Hope he does well, makes a ton of money, and sends some of it back to the CU AD.


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    Portland, can't hurt to go to a team with the worst bench in the NBA.
     
  12. SECOBuffsFan

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    Best - Spurs or Bulls - defensive minded ball clubs

    Worse - Wizards or Bobcats/Hornets

    To go along with the draft...on NBA TV they are talking about Burks being dangled in a trade by Jazz to get into the top 5
     
  13. BehindEnemyLines

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    Miami is another defensive minded team, but I'm not sure how he's fit with their roster.
     
  14. Darth Snow

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    please let this happen, as long as he goes to a decent team.
     
  15. J.R. Ewing

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    That'd probably be Charlotte or Washington. Ugh
     
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    At least he'd get to play?
     
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    Looks like no one expected Dre to end up with the Thunder.
     
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    Seems like the perfect landing spot for Dre.
     
  20. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Does it?

    It seemed like the perfect landing spot for Perry Jones III too, and he has barely seen the court. It's questionable if he'll see any time next year, either.

    Most people here in OKC seem to view Roberson as a replacement for Thabo Sefolosha - the Thunder's "shooting" guard - who is also the Thunder's defensive stopper.

    If Roberson can be a lock down defensive player he might get some playing time. More than likely he'll spend the 2013-2014 season in Tulsa.
     
  21. Quattro

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    Yes it was the perfect spot. He won't be asked to score and can focus on playing defense and rebounding.
     
  22. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    The Thunder should have a pretty decent d-league squad this year.
     
  23. WasianCU

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    If the only thing to consider is playing in the first year, then no, it isn't necessarily the best situation. But the offensive weapons on OKC that will surround allow him to focus on his defensive and rebounding strengths and progress his offensive game at his own pace. He may never be creating his own offense, but the space on the floor there will only help as he works on his offensive skills.
     

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