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Bledsoe, Pondexter on Celtics mock draft boards

Chuck - Red's Army June 21, 2010 Uncategorized 15 Comments

With the NBA draft on the horizon (Thursday night), mock drafts are popping up at an alarming rate. Consumed by the Celtics playoff run, I haven't paid much attention to any of them. With the 19th pick, Danny Ainge has a chance at a decent player.

PG/SG Eric
Bledsoe
, Kentucky Fr. 6-1 192


The Explanation:
They don't need him, but he's the best talent
left in the draft. And Rondo doesn't need to keep playing 48 minutes a
night.

The Peanut Gallery: Russillo immediately states, "They could use a
backup PG. I love the pick." Adds Fraschilla, "Same huge hands as
Rajon
Rondo
and same type of athlete. Needs to learn the position like
Rondo."

ESPN Insider

SF Quincy Pondexter Washington Sr. 6-6 215

He needed all four years at Washington to improve his shooting and develop as an aggressive defender. Pondexter is a good athlete who attacks the offensive board, and his college experience will enable him to fit in nicely with the Celtics as they begin their transition from old to young.

SI.com (Ian Thomsen)

SG James Anderson Oklahoma State Jr 6-6 208

Prolific scoring swingman in a wiry 6-6 frame … Highly efficient
offensive game (46% FG for his college career) … Lights out shooter
with textbook form and high release … Possesses boundless range with
no deterioration in accuracy from distance (38.4%) … Has no conscious,
even in the face of repeated misses … Extremely effective in
catch-and-shoot situations, with his feet set and ready to fire…

NBADraft.net

NBADraft.net compares each prospect to a pro:

Anderson: Nick Anderson/Daequan Cook

Bledsoe: Keyon Dooling/Marcus Banks

Pondexter: Bobby Simmons

Drafting a freshman guard who projects out to be Marcus Banks, scares the hell out of me.

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  • Lakerhater

    Pondexter would be a great pick up if he’s still on the board at that point. I’ve seen this kid play, he’s underated largely because of the conference he plays in. Take him Danny, you can’t go wrong with a Husky on the roster.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115709edd57970b G4L

    I like Anderson! BTW how did we end up with the 19th pick? was this from portland??

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115709edd57970b G4L

    Could this be the year we see Semih Erden with Perk out for atleast a few months to start out the year & possibly Sheed done.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/scottpriest Scott Priest

    Those comparisons are a little frightening — can they be trusted? Did they just mean style-wise that’s who those guys are like, or was that a best-case scenario kind of thing?
    Anyway, I trust Danny with the pick, he’s been money on later picks (Rondo, Delonte, Baby…let’s ignore Giddens/Walker…).

  • Cliff Kensington

    The comparisons are style wise, though I do think they are a little harsh considering all of those guys have been little more than expiring contracts in their careers.
    I’d like Larry Sanders from VCU, an extremely athletic 4 who would finally give Rondo someone to run with on the break. I’d prefer someone like him who can play with Rondo rather than spending a decently high first round pick on someone who’ll play instead of Rondo.

  • KY Celts fan

    Bledsoe is good, but I don’t think he’s ready for the NBA so I’m not gonna recommend him. Though I would love to see two Kentucky PGs on the same team.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/the_bantam the_bantam

    “Drafting a freshman guard who projects out to be Marcus Banks, scares the hell out of me.”
    HA! That’s just funny.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    no thats just how bad are record was
    we had the same record as okc san antoino and maybe portland too i believe and got lucky and won the tiebreaker to get the higher draft pick

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Would be sweet if Xavier Henry from Kansas drops down a bit as projected lately. Kid has a great game, and Xavier is easily the coolest name in the world.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5ebb21970c JD

    Yeah, point guard is the last position we should be thinking about drafting. SG, SF, and PF are who we should be targeting, its all about replacing the old guys in a few years. Its pretty simple, I really hope Danny doesn’t go after Bledsoe.

  • thetitleisours

    James Anderson could be a good role player and will hit the open shot. I really like the work ethic of Damion James
    I guess Sanders or Orten if they are looking big. The big guys on the board make me nervous though – raw city

  • The Truth is Here

    My sights are still on, and will be, Paul George. I think he is going to be a stud. Out of those three guys, I am hoping for Anderson. easy potential replacement for ray.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    I have an idea lets do a consensus Reds Army draft board!!!!!!
    using ford of espns (as well as the formula some nba gms use) tier system
    the concept as explained by him is “I’ve chronicled a draft ranking system employed by several teams that have been very successful in the draft, what I call a tier system. Instead of developing an exact order from 1 to 60 of the best players in the draft, these teams group players, based on overall talent, into tiers. Then, the teams rank the players in each tier based on need. This system allows teams to draft not only the best player available, but also the player who best fits a team’s individual needs.”

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    for example my board would look roughly like:
    Tier 1
    John Wall
    Tier 2
    1. Evan Turner
    2. Demarcus Cousins
    3. Derrick Favors
    4. Wes Johnson
    Tier 3
    1. Greg Monroe
    2. Cole Aldrich
    3. Ed Davis
    4. Al Farouq Aminu
    Tier 4
    1. Xavier Henry
    2. Gordon Hayword
    3. Paul George
    4. Luke Babbitt
    Tier 5
    1. Epke Udoh
    2. Hassan Whiteside
    3. James Anderson
    4. Daniel Orton
    5. Patrick Patterson
    6. Eric Bledsoe
    7. Avery Bradley
    Tier 6
    1. Larry Sanders
    2. Damion James
    3. Solomon Alabi
    4. Kevin Seraphin
    5. Jordan Crawford
    6. Domonique Jones
    7. Elliot Williams
    8. Quincy Pondexter
    9. Stanley Robinson
    10. Willie Warren
    11. Tibor Pleiss
    12. Gani Lawal
    13. John Scheyer
    Tier 8
    1. Craig Brackens
    2. Lance Stephenson
    3. Derrick Character
    4. Devin Ebanks
    5. Darrington Hobson
    6. Terrico White
    Tier 9
    1. Dexter Pittman
    2. Andy Routins
    3. Luke Harangody
    4. Armon Johnson
    5. Jerome James
    Or something to that effect

  • aaron

    wow dude… you were bored :)