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http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=dw-centers062005&prov=yhoo&type=lgns


(Talks quite a lot about Bogut in the article)



1. Andrew Bogut, 7-1, Utah, Sophomore.

2. Channing Frye, 7-0, Arizona, Senior – The long-armed shot blocker can run the court well. Mature and polished.

3. Johan Petro, 7-0, France – Already 260 pounds, this 19-year-old could get huge. Scouts say he needs better foot work.

4. Andray Blatche, 6-11, South Kent (Conn.) High School – He has a tremendous face-up game, but he needs to get more comfortable on the blocks.

5. Martynas Andriuskevicius, 7-3, Lithuania – Scouts rave about the 18-year-old's upside, but his stock has dropped this spring.

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No Andrew Bynum? I'd be a bit surprised if Bynum doesn't go in round 1. Possibly before Petro or Blatche.
 

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This list is off by alot

Andray Blatche is a PF...not heavy enough for the center spot only weighing about 230 lbs.

Martynas isnt gonna enter the draft this year...he'll wait until next year

Andrew Bynum right now isnt even a first round lock...so if things dont change in a couple days he could pull out of the draft and just decide to go to UCONN [Which would then have 4 potential 1st round picks next year...they'd be my pick to win it all :D ]

Randolph Morris is probobly gonna return for his senior season since hes not a first round lock either

My top 5 centers go like this

1. Andrew Bogut Utah [Best player in the draft]
2. Channing Frye Arizona [Good Shooter, But needs to be more physical]
3. Chris Taft Pittsburgh [Going to be making the move from PF to Center]
4. Johan Petro France [Good Wingspan...but is still very slow]
5. Dwayne Jones St Josephs [Needs to add weight but for his size hes very phsical]
 

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TAFT IS A BUST.

I agree. Saw him play a lot and has no passion or heart. When he wants to play he can be a beast. Too bad he only wants to play once a month!
 

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I agree. Taft's got a million dollar body with a ten cent head. With the right coach (i.e. someone who will light a fire under his @$$), he could be good. But with the wrong coach, he's Yinka Dare.
 

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Taft has all the tools but hes still very lazy and hasnt shown much...But people know that they can coach him into a star thats why hes a top 5 center
 

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Buddwalk said:
This list is off by alot

Andray Blatche is a PF...not heavy enough for the center spot only weighing about 230 lbs.

Martynas isnt gonna enter the draft this year...he'll wait until next year

Andrew Bynum right now isnt even a first round lock...so if things dont change in a couple days he could pull out of the draft and just decide to go to UCONN [Which would then have 4 potential 1st round picks next year...they'd be my pick to win it all :D ]

Randolph Morris is probobly gonna return for his senior season since hes not a first round lock either

My top 5 centers go like this

1. Andrew Bogut Utah [Best player in the draft]
2. Channing Frye Arizona [Good Shooter, But needs to be more physical]
3. Chris Taft Pittsburgh [Going to be making the move from PF to Center]
4. Johan Petro France [Good Wingspan...but is still very slow]
5. Dwayne Jones St Josephs [Needs to add weight but for his size hes very phsical]

Martynas actually said yesterday he was staying in (but he's not a top 5 C in the draft due to his lack of production).

Bynum will be a first rounder, and Morris won't return for his SR year (especially since if he went back to school, because he'd be a sophmore)

IMO the top 5 are...

1.Andrew Bogut
2.Channing Frye
3.Andrew Bynum
4.Johan Petro
5.Dwayne Jones (who is considered by some scouts a boarderline 1st).
 

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I didnt hear anywhere that martynas was staying in but if he is heres how my centers rank top 5 [Could you please post a link backing up your statement]

I just also read that Bynum will probobly opt for the draft even though hes not a lock for the first

Taft has been falling like crazy, so he could end up going to the kings at 24

1. Andrew Bogut [Best Player in the Draft]
2. Channing Frye [Stock has been rising alot...Top 10 pick for sure]
3. Martynas [Might fall out of top 10...but out of lottery aint happening...His size 7''3 240 lbs. is unique]
4. Petro [His stock will never be this high...should go 20-25]
5. Bynum [Probobly taken high second...Borderline first at best, should stay in school]
 

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Word is that Bynum has received a promise in the lottery. He cancelled a workout with the Nets (#15), and his agent says he's got a promise from a team higher than that.
 

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Buddwalk said:
I didnt hear anywhere that martynas was staying in but if he is heres how my centers rank top 5 [Could you please post a link backing up your statement]

I just also read that Bynum will probobly opt for the draft even though hes not a lock for the first

Taft has been falling like crazy, so he could end up going to the kings at 24

1. Andrew Bogut [Best Player in the Draft]
2. Channing Frye [Stock has been rising alot...Top 10 pick for sure]
3. Martynas [Might fall out of top 10...but out of lottery aint happening...His size 7''3 240 lbs. is unique]
4. Petro [His stock will never be this high...should go 20-25]
5. Bynum [Probobly taken high second...Borderline first at best, should stay in school]

http://www.draftdaily.com/newsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=385&z=8
 

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phunwin said:
Word is that Bynum has received a promise in the lottery. He cancelled a workout with the Nets (#15), and his agent says he's got a promise from a team higher than that.
I bet he doesnt get drafted til atleast 25
 

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Buddwalk said:
I bet he doesnt get drafted til atleast 25

Well, that's where I'd take him, but you don't shut down a workout with the #15 team unless you've got a promise from a team above that. Those promises are always honored, too, so I wouldn't count on the Lakers or T-Wolves, assuming it's them, backing out. A team that dishonored one of those promises would be blackballed by agents all over the league.
 
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