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    Naji and the NBA

    Supposedly the Pacers are seriously looking at Marshall for their mid 50s pick in tonite's NBA draft. Partially due to the fact of how high they are on Sumner, another X product with shooting issues, but an NBA body. If nothing else he 'll be trade bait throw in for the Pacers quest to unload Miles Turner and get Gordon Hayward.

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    I'd say he has about a 50/50 shot of drafted in the 2nd round. The only concern is that teams love spending 2nd round picks on overseas players so they can keep them over there for 3 years and see what they become.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier View Post
    I'd say he has about a 50/50 shot of drafted in the 2nd round. The only concern is that teams love spending 2nd round picks on overseas players so they can keep them over there for 3 years and see what they become.
    Honest question, has that still been the pattern with the increased development of the G league? I figure teams would have wanted to start bringing these projects in house to control their development.
    "If our season was based on A-10 awards, thereíd be a lot of empty space up in the rafters of the Cintas Center." - Chris Mack

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    Quote Originally Posted by STL_XUfan View Post
    Honest question, has that still been the pattern with the increased development of the G league? I figure teams would have wanted to start bringing these projects in house to control their development.
    Some teams have been known to burn 2nd round picks on guys they know will never play in the NBA. Their rights are used as a trade piece later down the line when a player or pick need to be exchanged. The success rate on 2nd round picks is low as it is so sometimes itís better to draft someone you know wonít be around vs a guy who will be competing for a spot that you donít have available.

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    No Naji in NBA.
    Alexander & Powell left at the altar also.

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    Guess he'll go overseas if he can't find a team that wants to take a flyer on him
    We've come a long way since my bench seat at the Fieldhouse!

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    Always thought he was a longshot, but he'll make a lot of money playing BB someday.
    This space for rent.

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    With the 8th pick, the NY Knicks select Obi Toppin from DAYTON UNIVERSITY. Hysterical.

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    Bey and Paul Reed only Big East draftees. I have a hard time following it now and the path seems harder than ever. There is now a HUGE disconnect between college and NBA...most can't be a fan of both anymore which used to be a given
    Quote Originally Posted by JTG View Post
    No Naji in NBA.
    Alexander & Powell left at the altar also.

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    Naji has a two way deal with the Pelicans. It’s a strange year without summer league, and many held the opinion it was better to be a FA than get drafted late in 2nd round. Best of luck to Naji.

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