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Eastern Conference : 3 Losers of the NBA Draft

Published on July 12, 2012 by Scott Shirley   ·   1 Comment

Indiana:

(26) Miles Plumlee, PF; (36) Orlando Johnson, SG

Most of the 1st round had no shocking picks until the Pacers took Plumlee with the 26th pick in the 1st round. Plumlee is a beast in workouts because his strength and athletic ability really shows but when it’s game time you don’t see any of that. Last year at Duke he only averaged 6.6 points per game. Plumlee could be a very good backup center but is that what you pick for at 26th overall?

Johnson, was one of the best scorers in the nation the past couple years in college. He could be a very good bench player.

New York:

(48) Kostas Papanikolaou, SF

The Knicks fans waited late in the second round for the Knicks to pick but they should have gone home early. As soon as this pick was announced the Knicks fans started booing. If Papanikolaou ever suits up it won’t be for a couple of year because of his overseas contract.

Atlanta:

(23) John Jenkins, SG; (43) Mike Scott, PF

The Hawks are changing their roster around as by all their recent trades. From the draft they added the best shooter in the draft and one of the most productive college players.

Jenkins can flat out shoot the ball, he has unlimited range. Jenkins was by far the best shooter in college basketball this season. He excels at coming off screens to get his shots. Jenkins is also a very clutch player. Jenkins is not a great athlete, which causes him to struggle to create his own shot. He also really needs to work on his defense. Problem is Jenkins doesn’t do to much more besides shoot the ball.

Scott was the runner up for the ACC player of the Year but he is really undersized. He is a tweener between a power and small forward. Scott could turn out a be a great value pick.

 

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