Thursday, June 28, 2007

#30 - Petteri Koponen, Portland via Philly

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Player notes
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Here's all I know about Koponen. He's 19 years old and played for the Playboys in Finland. So I guess he

Reminds me of:

The first Finnish Playboy Playmate, Miss December 1988, Kata Karkkainen:



Sorry, but that was the only remotely safe for work pic I could find.

That wraps up the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft. I know it couldn't have possibly matched the entertainment of Steven A Smith and Dick Vitale yelling at each other via satellite, but thanks for indulging me nonetheless.

Now if you'll excuse me, I hear there's a young prospect out of Argentina that deserves my attention.

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#29- Alando Tucker, Phoenix Suns

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Player notes
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One of the most experienced players in the draft.
Great motor, but lacks range.
Great player at amateur level, but questions remain about ability to perform in pros.
Probably will be little more than a role player in the NBA.

Reminds me of
:

Heather Graham

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#28 - Tiago Splitter, San Antonio Spurs

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Player notes:

Brazilian native with great international game.
Is a tremendous physical specimen.
Long.
Likely to have big contract demands

Reminds me of:

Adriana Lima

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#27 - Arron Afflalo, Detroit Pistons

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Player notes:
Not the flashiest player, but a great leader.
Very successful player.
Somewhat limited physically, but gets the most out of his natural abilities.
Willing to do the dirty work to win.

Reminds me of
:

Natalie Portman

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#26 - Aaron Brooks, Houston Rockets

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Player notes:
Very small for his position but has never let being undersized stop him.
Teams he plays on always seem to be winners.
Great athlete.
Very focused player.

Reminds me of:

Elisha Cuthbert

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#25 - Morris Almond, Utah Jazz

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Player notes
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Has been on the scene for awhile, but doesn't get much television exposure because of where he plays.
Somewhat one-dimensional, but he excels in that dimensions.
Specializes in a skill that is long on supply.

Reminds me of
:

Valentina Vaughn


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#24 - Rudy Fernandez, Portland Trailblazers (via Phoenix)

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Player notes:
Has been a star in Spain since teenage years.
Sensational talent that transcends nationality.
Contract issues could be a concern.

Reminds me of
:

Almudena Fernandez


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#23 - Wilson Chandler, New York Knics.

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Player notes
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Under the radar coming into the draft.
Spike Lee loves the pick.
Good size with plenty of room to develop.
With a few breaks, could become a star.

Reminds me of
:

Justine Jaro

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#22 - Jared Dudley. Charlotte Hornets

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Player notes:

Good contributor, but will never be a superstar.
Solid body.
Always gives great effort.

Reminds me of
:

Amanda Bynes



(Update: Thanks to Anonymous for noticing the gaffe with Charlotte's mascot, tho I was shocked to see that anyone was actually "reading" any of my draft coverage. I suppose that's what happens when I choose Amanda Bynes for the photo.)

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#21 - Daequan Cook. Miami (via Philly)

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Player notes:

Able to contribute right away.
Great experience in high level situations.
Very high ceiling.
Good team player.

Reminds me of
:

Katherine Heigl


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#20 - Jason Smith. Philadelphia 76ers (via Miami)

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Player notes:

Relative unknown, but those that have seen him are very impressed with his talents.
Developing upper body strength.

Reminds me of:

Jennifer Ellison


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#19 - Javaris Crittenton. LA Lakers

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Player notes:

Still young and raw, but shows promise of greatness.
A few years away from being a major contributor.
Breaks the mold at his position.

Reminds me of:

Vanessa Hudgens

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#18 - Marco Belinelli. Golden State

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Player notes:
Great Italian export.
Top player in interational scene.
Nice, smooth stroke.

Reminds me of:

Monica Bellucci

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#17 - Sean Williams. New Jersey

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Player notes:
Major off the court issues.
Has shown flashes of greatness.
Bomb or Bust type.
Never sure what you're getting.

Reminds me of:

Lindsay Lohan


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#16 - Nick Young. Washington Wizards

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Player notes:

Perfect body type for a #2 guard.
Relies on natural gifts rather than developing new skills.
Major academic issues.

Reminds me of:

Jessica Simpson

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#15 - Rodney Stuckey. Detroit Pistons

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Player notes:
Dynamic individual.
Hasn't received enough exposure.
Hasn't been seen much against hi level competition.

Reminds me of
:

Marissa Miller

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#14 - Al Thornton. LA Clippers

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Player Notes:

Likes to fill the hole.
Streaky.
Not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Reminds me of
:

Paris Hilton

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#13 - Julian Wright. New Orleans

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Player Notes
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Great athleticism.
Great "measurables."
Tends to disappear at times.

Reminds me of:

Brooke Burke

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#12 - Thaddeus Young. Philadelphia

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Player Notes:

Long.
Long.
Long.

Reminds me of:

Stacy Keibler

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#11 - Acie Law IV. Atlanta Hawks

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Player notes:

Has been around forever, but always gets the job done.
Will immediately become a veteran leader in a young league.

Reminds me of
:

Diane Lane

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#10 - Spencer Hawes. Sacramento Kings.

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Player Notes:
Has the individual components of what you look for in a franchise player, but has yet to put it all together.
Occasionally seems uncomfortable in spotlight.
Questionable footwork.

Reminds of:

Carrie Underwood


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#9 - Joakim Noah. Chicago Bulls

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Player Notes
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Captivating, but does he do anything well, other than dance?

After seeing his hair on draft day, we're going with...

Reminds me of:

Shakira


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#8 - Brandan Wright. Charlotte Bobcats

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Player Notes:

Entered the league with a ton of hype, but team underachieved.
Tends to disappear at times.
Prototype body.
Needs to show he can take his game to next level.

Reminds me of:

Jessica Alba.

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#7- Corey Brewer. Minnesota Timberwolves

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Player Notes:
Became known because of greatness of supporting cast.
Hasn't been asked to contribute much individually.
Has shown flashes, but still has plenty to prove.

Reminds me of:

Kristin Cavallari

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#6 Yi Jianlian. Milwaukee Bucks

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Player Notes:

I don't know anything other than: is Asian, and people seem to like his body and potential.
Language barrier could be an issue.

Reminds me of:

Reon Kadena

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#5 Jeff Green. Seattle (via Boston)

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Player Notes:
Looks good enough, but can't you find players like this anywhere? Yet somehow still considered a superstar.
Needs to maximize potential in order to be solid contributor.

Reminds me of:

Kirsten Dunst

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#4 Mike Conley Jr. Memphis Grizzlies

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Player Notes:
Burst on the scene quickly.
Overhyped, and may be the product of people being desperate to create a new star.
Needs to ride momentum and develop quickly or will be relegated to obscurity.

Reminds me of:

Hayden Panettiere

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#3 Al Horford. Atlanta Hawks

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Player Notes
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Worked mostly in ensemble casts where talents were largely overlooked until recently.
Just beginning to show abilities to lead on own.
Incredible lower body strength.

Reminds me of:

Jessica Biel.

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#2 Kevin Durant. Seattle Supersonics

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Player Notes:
Born to be a superstar.
Incredibly versatility.
Once in a generation type player.
Should make a ton in endorsements.

Reminds me of:



Scarlett Johannson

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#1 Greg Oden. Portland Trailblazers

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Player Notes:
Consensus top 2 player.
Doesn't have a wide variety of moves, but what he does have is dominating.
Prototypical body.
Blossomed early and has looked like an adult since a very young age.
Might be over 30, but who cares?

Reminds me of:

Angelina Jolie

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