Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 6/27/12

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On the possibility of trading up to get Beal- “Beal’s certainly good, but stop comparing him to Ray Allen: As a Freshman for the UConn Huskies in 1994, Ray Allen shot 40.2% from three point range. From the floor overall he shot 51%. In the process Allen averaged 12.8 points per game while playing 21.6 minutes in 34 games as a Big East Rookie. The college game was better than too, but I’ll leave that out for now. For his career at Connecticut, Ray Allen finished shooting 45% from 3P-range before leaving as a 20-year old Junior in 1996. He shot 44% from three as a Sophomore, and 47% as a Junior. Bradley Beal shot 33% from three this past season as a Freshman at Florida. He shot 44% overall from the floor. In 34 minutes per game, 13 more minutes than Ray averaged at the same time in his career, Beal scored 14.8 points. Bradley Beal and Ray Allen are not comparable. I think people are getting a little carried away. Especially when you consider that line Beal shot 33% from moves back a couple feet for him next year in the League. ” [Bowers/Stepien Rules]

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“I think he’s the best fit for the Cavs not named Anthony Davis, and I would love to have him. There’s a good chance Chris Grant agrees with me, but the Cavaliers have thrown up a lot of smokescreens as far as who they’re selecting with the fourth pick. According to Chad Ford, if both MKG and Harrison Barnes are available, it’s anyone’s guess who they’ll select. (Again, if they take Barnes with MKG still on the board, I will punch a hole in this blog.) Also, if Beal and Kidd-Gilchrist are out of the picture by the fourth pick, and Andre Drummond might be in play. There’s also a chance there will be a rupture in the space-time continuum, and from that rupture will saunter forth Morgwroth, Ravager of Worlds. In that scenario, I see the Cavs trading down.” [McGowan/Cavs the Blog]

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A look at the #4 picks from the last 20 years- “Superstar: Chris Paul (2005) All-Star: Chris Bosh (2003), Russell Westbrook (2008) Solid Starter: Donyell Marshall (1994), Rasheed Wallace (1995), Stephon Marbury (1996), Antawn Jamison (1998), Lamar Odom (1999), Eddy Curry (2001), Drew Gooden (2002), Tyreke Evans (2009) Role Player: Jim Jackson (1992), Jamal Mashburn (1993), Antonio Daniels (1997), Marcus Fizer (2000), Shaun Livingston (2004), Tyrus Thomas (2006), Mike Conley (2007), Tristan Thompson (2011) Bench: Wesley Johnson (2010) Bust: None DNP: None” [Maroun/Hardwood Paroxysm]

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“Offensively, no other position has undergone a bigger transformation than tight end. It has gone from a third-world county to an oil-rich kingdom, making Fragel’s switch and step away from the limelight perplexing.

“I’ve never had one doubt about switching,” Fragel said. “I was more confident as a blocking tight end than I was running corner routes.” Over a three-month period in the weight room, Fragel transformed his 270-pound body into 298 pounds, while maintaining less than 10 percent body fat. Fragel’s athletic 6-foot-8 frame represents the perfect lineman for Meyer’s up-tempo offense.” [Rowland/Eleven Warriors]

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Finally, Omar Vizquel breaks out the dance moves during a recent rain delay. [Getting Blanked]

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