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2013 NBA Draft Prospects

Just breaking down guys that would fit our team. Want to hear what people think we should do.I think we are guaranteed a top 10 pick, I think we can find a star and franchise building block in that range although a lot of people don't share that optimism without a top 3-4 pick.

Standings at the Midway point, 42 games in:

30.Charlotte 29.Washington 28.Cleveland 27.New Orleans 26.Orlando 25. Phoenix 24. Sacramento 23. Toronto 22. Detroit 21. Minnesota 20. Dallas

1st Round Center Prospects;

1. Nerlens Noel; 6-10, 228 lbs; 10.7ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.7apg, 4.2 bpg, 57.1%FT

2. Cody Zeller; 7-0, 240 lbs; 16.4ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4bpg, 72.1%FT Bullets Forever Draft Profile

3. Alex Len; 7-1, 225 lbs; 13.5ppg, 8.2 rpg, .7apg, 1.9bpg, 65.9%FT Bullets Forever Draft Profile

4. Isiah Austin; 7-1, 220 lbs; 14.3ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4bpg, 48.8%FT, (37.2%3P, 16-43)

5. Willie Stein; 7-0, 244lbs; 7.6ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.1apg, 1.9bpg, 36.1%FT

Honorable Mentions:

Kelly Olynyk; 7-0, 240lbs; 18.5ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.4apg, .9bpg, 67.4%FT

Rudy Gobert; 7-1, 230lbs; Bullets Forever Draft Profile

Jeff Withey; 7-0, 235lbs; 13.0ppg, 8.3rpg, .9apg, 4.3bpg, 69.6%FT

1st Round Power Forward Prospects;

1. Anthony Bennett; 6-7, 240lbs; 18.0ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.0apg, 1.2bpg, 71.0%FT, (39.0%3P, 23-59)

2. Tony Mitchell; 6-8, 235lbs; 14.1ppg, 8.5rpg, .7apg, 2.8bpg, 67.6%FT

3. Mason Plumlee; 6-11, 245lbs; 17.3ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.8apg, 1.7bpg, 64.4%FT

4. James McAdoo; 6-9, 226lbs; 14.7ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.3apg, .3bpg, 58.3%FT

5. Patric Young; 6-9, 249lbs; 11.1ppg, 6.4rpg, .9apg, 1.8bpg, 52.3%FT

Honorable Mentions:

Cory Jefferson; 6-9, 210lbs; 13.1ppg, 8.6rpg, .3apg, 2.3bpg, 72.7%FT

Alex Oriakhi; 6-9, 238lbs; 10.4ppg, 8.4rpg, .4apg, 1.6bpg, 74.4%FT

1st Round Small Forward Prospects;

1. Shabazz Muhammad; 6-6, 223lbs; 18.2ppg, 4.9rpg, .8apg, (71.9%FT), (47.2%FG), (47.1%3P)

2. Alex Poythress; 6-8, 239lbs; 12.7ppg, 6.3rpg, .5apg, (70.0%FT), (62.1%FG), (47.4%3P)

3. Otto Porter; 6-8, 200lbs; 14.6ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.6apg, (68.3%FT), (51.5%FG), (45.0%3P)

4. LeBryan Nash; 6-7, 230lbs; 13.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.0apg, (79.3%FT), (44.4%FG), (23.5%3P)

5. CJ Leslie; 6-9, 207lbs; 15.3ppg, 6.8rpg, .3apg, (63.4%FT), (55.8%FG), (25.0%3P)

Honorable Mentions:

Doug McDermott; 6-8, 225lbs; 23.8ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.7apg, (86.9%FT), (55.8%FG), (48.8%3P)

Glenn Robinson III; 12.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.3apg, (70.0%FT), (58.1%FG), (41.0%3P)

Dario Saric; 6-9, 215lbs; Euro

Andre Roberson; 6-7, 210lbs; 10.6ppg, 11.9rpg, 1.7apg, (52.1%FT), (47.2%FG), (40.0%3P)

DeShaun Thomas; 20.5ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.5apg, (80.0%FT), (47.5%FG), 41.9%FT)

Top 10 Center prospects taken in recent years, (College Statistics);

2012:

1. Anthony Davis; 6-10, 244lbs; 14.2ppg, 10.4rpg, 1.3apg, 4.7bpg, 70.9FT%

9. Andre Drummond; 6-10, 270lbs; 10.0ppg, 7.6rpg, .4apg, 2.7bpg, 29.5%FT (haha)

2011:

3. Enes Kanter, 6-11, 248lbs; No college stats

2010:

5. Demarcus Cousins; 6-11, 260lbs; 15.1ppg, 9.9rpg, 1.0apg, 1.8bpg, 60.4%FT

6. Greg Monroe; 6-11, 247lbs; 16.1ppg, 9.6rpg, 3.8apg, 1.5bpg, 66.0%FT

This season, I feel we should draft a Center. In 2 years I think John Wall, Bradley Beal, and a All-Star level Center would have us as a real contender. Although I know a lot of people think our biggest need is SF. I think that we can adress the SF position with something other than a top 10 pick, I also think we can hang on to Martel Webster for one more year while we take advantage of grabbing one of the Centers in this draft. I also think it is highly unlikely Ernie is thinking about our long term ability to contend and is probably trying to patch up holes as quickly as possible so we can grab the 8th seed in the East before he is up for another contract.

The NBA Championship winners dating from 2000 featured these post-players in order starting from 2012: Heat (Bosh), Mavericks (Nowitzki), Lakers (Gasol, Bynum), Lakers (Gasol, Bynum), Celtics (Garnett), Spurs (Duncan), Heat (Shaq), Spurs (Duncan), Pistons (B.Wallace), Spurs (Duncan), Lakers (Shaq), Lakers (Shaq), Lakers (Shaq). I just feel like after going through a full rebuild with an owner who has a flawless plan to become a contender, our goal should be higher than to make an abrupt exit from the playoffs on a yearly basis. Let me know if you disagree I'm sure a lot do that we should be looking C over PF/SF.

Since going to the NBA Finals and Winning in 1978 and returning to the championship and losing in 1979, we have won a playoff series twice in the last 30 years and never advanced past the 2nd round. In 1982 we got past the 1st round of the playoffs, and in 2005 we got to the second round of the playoffs. When you look at our history there is a shocking lack of success.

The 2010 Draft: 26-56

1. John Wall; 14ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.9apg

17. Kevin Seraphin; 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg, .8apg (Acquired Kirk Hinrich, Cash, and this pick from Chicago, for Vladimir Vereemenko the 46th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft)

23. Trevor Booker; 5.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.1apg (Received 23rd and 56th picks from Minnesota, for the 30th and 35th)

28. Jordan Crawford; 14.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.3apg (After the draft, Traded Kirk Hinrich to Atlanta, Received Mike Bibby,Maurice Evans, Jordan Crawford, and the 18th pick in the 2011 Draft which turned into Chris Singleton)

30. Lazar Hayward; 2.5ppg, 1.0rpg, .8apg now on OKC (From Cleveland, Traded to Minnesota)

35. Neman Bjelica; Not in the league (Traded to Minnesota)

56. Hamady N'diyae; .7ppg, 1.2rpg, .0apg now on SAC (From Minnesota)

2011 NBA Draft; 23-59

6. Jan Vesely; 2.6ppg, 2.5rpg, .6apg

18. Chris Singleton; 4.2ppg, 3.5rpg, .6apg (Acquired the 18th pick from Cleveland in the Kirk Hinrich trade)

34. Shelvin Mack; 4.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.9apg D-League

2012 NBA Draft; 20-46

3. Bradley Beal; 13.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.6apg

32. Tomas Satoransky; Not in the league

46. Darius Miller; 2.0ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.0apg (Traded to New Orleans in the OKariza trade)

Clearly Ernie loves Euros. He also flamed out trying to acquire more draft picks after one season.

This represents the view of the user who wrote the FanPost, and not the entire Bullets Forever community. We're a place of many opinions, not just one.

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