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Cleveland Sports Torture:
North Carolina Tar Heels
2012 NBA Draft
June 28, 2012
Who we want for the Cavaliers (excluding Anthony Davis)
I know the rules, but I'd still try to trade everything under the sun for Anthony Davis.
I love that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is full of leadership, hustle, and drive, but when a positive comment by an NBA player include "I wouldn't say he's a great ball handler or shooter or rebounder," it makes me nervous.
So I guess the scoring of Bradley Beal would be my preference.
<td 75px";="" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; text-align: left;" valign="middle">The Cavs seem to love Harrison Barnes. I don't know why, he doesn't strike me as extra special, when his "best case upside" is in the Luol Deng category. But he knows how to score, and the Cavs need it. I guess they stick at #4, with Barnes.
#2: Thomas Robinson
#3: Bradley Beal
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When it was all said and done North Carolina had four players go in the first round of last night’s NBA Draft. That was no surprise. However what was much of a surprise was how they went, and I will begin with the first one picked… Harrison Barnes, who did not surprise anyone by being the first of the quartet taken, but might have surprised some how he fell. The sophomore small...
Harrison Barnes scouting report, SF North Carolina
Seth’s Take: It wasn’t too long ago that Harrison Barnes was one of, if not the top prospect coming out of high school and was a lock to be a top pick in the NBA Draft, and hell with the Bobcats picking second he still could be, but the shine came off once he got into college and it truly never came back.
Barnes has the prototypical...
The Golden State Warriors had to be thrilled that Barnes was still on the board. He will fit right in with their type of play. He likes to get up and down and he can shoot the three. Barnes has a chance to be the best pure scorer out of this draft class.
His game reminds people of Joe Johnson with more upside. Barnes’ jump shot is textbook; he is an effective three...
The Golden State Warriors picked up one of the most talented offensive players in the draft by selecting North Carolina forward Harrison Barnes with the No. 7 overall pick of Thursday's NBA draft. Bob Myers, hired as the Warriors new general manager recently, told the San Francisco Chronicle that his phone "almost blew up" when Barnes slipped to No. 7, because...
Deron Williams will become a free agent as of 12:01 a.m. Sunday and speculation where the Nets' valued point guard will play next season are in full swing— especially on a Long Island golf course.
Yesterday, Williams shot a round of golf with Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd and he had a lot of fun messing with his fans on Twitter by tweeting a photo of them in a...
Nobody will ever know if the Golden State Warriors prioritized need or went with the best available talent with the No. 7 pick of the draft. That's because, as far as Golden State was concerned, North Carolina small forward Harrison Barnes fit both bills when it came time for the club to make its lottery selection. The leading scorer on a powerful Tar Heels team last season...
North Carolina wing Harrison Barnes was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the No. 7 overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday.
NBA scout's assessment:
"He's the best passer to come through college basketball the last few years." The 6-4 lefty averaged 8.1 points and 9.8 dimes for a Tar Heels team that has three other players expected to be taken in this year's lottery. Regardless of what happens during the Steve Nash Free Agency Dance, Marshall would represent a long-term playmaker...
Deron Williams is the top free agent in the NBA and new stories speculating about his future seem to arise daily. Williams has made light of these reports in the past, but he took it a step further on Thursday when he tweeted about golfing with Jason Kidd, who is also a free agent.
Below is Williams’ mocking tweet, along with a reply from Kidd:
@DeronWilliams since you won that...
Tonight is the NBA Draft and four Tar Heels figure to be selected in the first round ... probably all in the top 20 selections.So as someone who has watched virtually every second of every one of their games over the past four seasons, what kind of NBA players and careers will each of these guys have?HARRISON BARNES: A lock to be a top ten pick and could be a top five guy. He...
The NBA Draft is a tantalizing prospect: as a relatively low-cost means of adding talent, for many teams it can be vehicle to move from irrelevance to the elite (see the Oklahoma City Thunder, whose top four scorers, along with the primary piece they dealt to acquire Kendrick Perkins were team draft picks), and failure can leave teams spinning their wheels in perpetuity (Wizards...
For those of you that enjoy the NBA Draft and might want something different then what the main stream media gives you should check out what CLNS Radio is doing tonight. They will have someone at draft itself, someone else at the Celtics draft party and finally a live show with several hosts, including yours truly, from 9 pm til 11 pm EST. In that time frame we will have updates...
USA TODAY Sports evaluated and doled out grades for each team’s performance in the NBA draft, from best to worst:
Golden State Warriors: A
With the No. 7 selection, the Warriors took North Carolina small forward Harrison Barnes, addressing a need at the position while simultaneously taking the best available player. At No. 30, the Warriors picked up Vanderbilt center Festus Ezeli...
Keep refreshing this page for all the latest rumors and updates leading up to tonight’s NBA Draft. [Newest update - 9:07 AM PST]
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Adrian Wojnarowski: Boston is aggressively working to move up into the late...
1. New Orleans Hornets Anthony Davis (6’10″ PF, Freshman, Kentucky) 2. Cleveland Cavaliers Bradley Beal (6’5″ SG, Freshman, Florida) 3. Washington Wizards Harrison Barnes (6’8″ SF, North Carolina, Sophomore) 4. Charlotte Bobcats Thomas Robinson (6’9″ PF, Junior, Kansas) 5. Sacramento Kings Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (6’7″ SF, Freshman, Kentucky) 6. Portland...