Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jun 23, 2011.
hoping it's not Utah @ #11.
Up until this morning, I thought the lowest Burks would go is #13. Now I'm starting to wonder. I don't know if it's smokescreens or actual info, but I think he new floor is #19. That said, I'm sticking with #13 because I think that's the best possible situation for him.
Although Ken Berger at CBS is convinced that Burks is the player CU is after in the Felton trade. If so, I'll have an authentic jersey on the first day it's available despite swearing off of the Nuggets this off-season.
The three people that have picked #10 might be wrong. Speculation is that Sacramento, Charlotte & Milwaukee have completed a three team deal. Milwaukee will have the #7 pick (which I doubt they'd go for Burks). That much is pretty much certain. The other speculation is that #10 will be going to Charlotte (Burks might go there, they do have a need) and Sacramento will be getting players (I'd put money on DJ Augustine as I know for a fact that they're high on him).
I picked 10 just because I felt all the chatter of him being tied to Milwaukee I've heard. If #10 ends up being traded to Charlotte, that seems like a very likely destination just because of the Higgins connection.
OK, according to Woj, the trade is as follows (this is all pretty rough right now as the NBA can't announce trades until all the picks have been made at this point):
Charlotte gets: #7 pick, Corey Maggette
Sacramento gets: #10, John Salmons
Milwaukee gets: Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston
If so, Sacramento reportedly liked Burks. My money says that they take Jimmer at #10 (the Maloofs are in love with him), but Burks might be in play.
Chad Ford is saying:
Honestly, Woj's makes more sense (and while Ford is good, Roj might be the best in the biz) so that's the more likely one. If the Bucks do get #9 though, Burks is in play there.
Ken Berger. In this article, he says:
If the Nugs draft Burks, that will get me to some of their game this year and have me watching all of them that don't conflict with CU games on tv.
Every time I think I'm out, they pull me back in.
In some regards, Burks makes sense for the Nugs. He fills the JR role and, if he's develops like we expect him to, can start at the 3 with Lawson and Aflalo. That said, I'm kind of surprised to hear they'd be going for backcourt if they did move up. They have so many needs in the frontcourt that they'd rather address.
I think Burks is a Sun tonight when it's all said & done.
Sam Amick is saying that most teams are now expecting the Kings to take Jimmer at #10.
I think Burks goes either 7 or 9 (Charlotte)
One thing that worries me that could push him down is the status of the collective bargaining agreement. Foreign players who are currently under contract and would be playing the upcoming year in Europe lose the negativity associated with that delay if the owners don't think there will be a full NBA season this year. The foreign players could go higher than usual.
Speculation is that #10 from Sacramento if it isn't used on Jimmer will be traded to the Spurs for Parker & Richard Jefferson. Not good for Alec as SA wants a big man.
Per Chad Ford on Twitter:
That should eliminate the Bucks from AB contention. Kings at 10? Charlotte at 7 or 9?
Both Berger & Draft Express are saying that Biyombo is going #7 to Charlotte.
It's going to be interesting, that's for sure.
As much as I'd love Burks to be a top 10 pick, Charlotte is such a ****** franchise that I'm really hoping he can avoid going there.
2 scenarios for this come to mind Burks to Charlotte makes sense because the GM of the Bobcats is... Rod Higgen's Corey's dad... the other scenario...felton to Charlotte in exchange for burks
Charlotte had Felton once already and let him go because they have DJ Augustine.
i'd like to see AB land someplace other than Charlotte. Charlotte over the years has had a roster with players that i liked in college but never really seem to do anything. unlike Chicago that had college players that i liked (Deng, Keith Bogans, Hinrich (before), Derrick Rose, Pargo, etc.)....actually turned the corner.
playing on a perennially bad team might turn AB into a Ron Mercer type scorer. he gets his 18 or 20 but lose by 10 every night.
The Bucks were the leader in the clubhouse so long, now I'm starting to buy the Charlotte scenarios. Not sure how I feel about Al becoming a Bobcat...
He is gonna drop out of the lottery imo
I'm starting to worry you might be right.
Actually the GM is Rich Cho. Rod Higgins was promoted to president of basketball operations.
hmmm... The Bobcats, Bucks and Kings just pulled a 3 man trade.
Bucks no longer have the #10 pick - it went to Sacramento along with John Salmons.
Charlotte now owns the #7 and #10 pick and ESPN thinks that they go Tristan Thompson at #7 and Burks or Chris Singleton (FSU) at #9.
Do you think that means that Sacramento is out of the running for AB since they just obtained a veteran SG? I think that leaves Charlotte at 9 as the best bet for Mr. Burks services. Charlotte unloaded Stephen Jackson to the Bucks, so it would appear that they are in need of a new shooting guard.
Chad Ford's latest mock draft (7.2) has him going to Indiana at #15.
Only if it makes us get Faried.
No real surprises so far with the top 3 in, although 3 could have gone a few ways. #4 will be interesting.
Surprised Tristan Thompson went at #4.
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