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#1 MrsZeller Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

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Joel Embiid – 7’0 250 – 7’5 Wingspan – C - Kansas Jayhawks


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#2 Keetch Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:17 PM

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#3 MrsZeller Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:19 PM

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I think Embiid is going to become the best center this league has seen since the prime of Shaq but I think he is going to be a lot more like Hakeem. Kid is crazy talented and if the Cats miraculously won the lottery I would have a very, very hard time not taking him #1 Overall.
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#4 Polar Hornet Posted 20 January 2014 - 06:50 PM

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I like this kid a lot and he can learn with less pressure behind Big Al. In a year, Jefferson can be slid to PF and we'd have a crazy front court. Plus Ewing would be an amazing tutor as well. If we were to win the lottery, I would have a hard time being mad if we took him. I like Parker and Wiggins better, but not by much.
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#5 MrsZeller Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:28 PM

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I like this kid a lot and he can learn with less pressure behind Big Al. In a year, Jefferson can be slid to PF and we'd have a crazy front court. Plus Ewing would be an amazing tutor as well. If we were to win the lottery, I would have a hard time being mad if we took him. I like Parker and Wiggins better, but not by much.


It would be nearly impossible for me to choose if I had the option to pick from those three...and I have a feeling the Lakers are going to win the lottery with a "frozen" ping pong ball to get the heir apparent to Kobe.
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#6 BrotherDave Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:59 PM

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I think Embiid is going to become the best center this league has seen since the prime of Shaq but I think he is going to be a lot more like Hakeem. Kid is crazy talented and if the Cats miraculously won the lottery I would have a very, very hard time not taking him #1 Overall.

Nowhere near the athlete or defender that Hakeem was. Hakeem was quick enough to guard SFs, he was that versatile.

I like this kid a lot and he can learn with less pressure behind Big Al. In a year, Jefferson can be slid to PF and we'd have a crazy front court. Plus Ewing would be an amazing tutor as well. If we were to win the lottery, I would have a hard time being mad if we took him. I like Parker and Wiggins better, but not by much.

Jefferson can't guard C's much less PF's. Embiid doesn't have the lateral quickness to play PF either, so if we drafted Embiid it would be a burden of riches unless one or the other got moved.

If Charlotte drafted Embiid, I'd fully expect them to be drafting him for another team's pick (like Wiggins, Exum, etc) plus a win-now veteran.

He's definitely the best offensive, true center prospect to come out since Oden probably. Should go top 3 since teams picking that high almost always need a Center.

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#7 jaylb311 Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:47 AM

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he is a guy you draft no matter what your team needs
dont think we will be in a position to draft him
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#8 MrsZeller Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:57 AM

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Remember he is only 19 years old!! And I would be careful about questioning what type of athlete this guy is. I watched him steal a ball at midcourt and do a crossover dribble past a guy and slam it with his left hand...
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#9 ziggy Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:16 PM

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Embiid can even give you a little dream shake!!


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#10 BrotherDave Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:05 PM

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Remember he is only 19 years old!! And I would be careful about questioning what type of athlete this guy is. I watched him steal a ball at midcourt and do a crossover dribble past a guy and slam it with his left hand...


That's coordination, not athleticism. ;) Don't get me wrong, he's arguably a no. 1 pick but fit wise we'd have a logjam at center. MJ wants to win now, I don't think big man projects are on their radar, especially since they passed on Drummond last year.

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#11 Keetch Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:17 AM

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If by some miracle we have the opportunity to draft Embiid - and we don't; I'd never forgive them. "Logjam" or not.
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#12 MrsZeller Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:50 AM

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If by some miracle we have the opportunity to draft Embiid - and we don't; I'd never forgive them. "Logjam" or not.




I agree. Guy is going to be a 20 ppg, 12 rpg, 3 bpg monster by his 3rd year in the NBA.
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#13 @JPlowright_NBA Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:14 PM

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I agree. Guy is going to be a 20 ppg, 12 rpg, 3 bpg monster by his 3rd year in the NBA.


Do you know how many people average that in the NBA now? None.

I think the stats and "all star" label is thrown around wayyy to much
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#14 BrotherDave Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:20 PM

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Yeah, I'm just saying if the Cat's drafted Embiid, it would be a noticeable change in the FO's direction and would absolutely result in one of the following:

A) Embiid being traded for "Cho's guy" lower in the draft plus assets (savvy move, getting the guy you want at a better price)
B) Trading Al Jefferson to fill other needs (not likely but honestly we'd be better off. Big Al and Embiid is too much redundancy)
C) Trading Bismack to clear space for Embiid to be the backup (likely but not ideal b/c Biz in a contract year has little value and smart GMs will just wait until he hits the open market to bid on him).

We've got a lot more holes in the roster to fill than a project center can fill. I'm super pro-tank but at some point you have to stop rebuilding.

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#15 GeraldWallaceMVP Posted 08 February 2018 - 09:18 PM

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