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Chad Ford on Dunleavy

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:19 pm
by coltraning
From Chad Ford on ESPN's current Daily Dime

We all know draft prognostication isn't an exact science.

Exhibit A: Tayshaun Prince, who scored 29 points in an elimination game against the Heat on Wednesday.

Prior to the 2002 NBA Draft, NBA GMs and scouts had Prince ranked as a bubble first-rounder despite a stellar career at Kentucky.

Meanwhile, Duke's Mike Dunleavy was widely considered to be the No. 3 guy in the draft, behind only Yao Ming and Jay Williams.

Today, the Warriors would love to unload Dunleavy while Prince has become the Pistons' go-to guy.

Prince was longer, more athletic and a better defender. Dunleavy was considered a better shooter and passer but really was boosted by the fact that his dad was an NBA head coach.

In retrospect, it was a silly reason for Dunleavy to be drafted 20 spots ahead of Prince.

As I said, it's not an exact science

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:19 am
by TMC
Ford was on Dun's nuts all over the draft. Now he knew he would flop.

Chad Ford is :bs: . I mean, he literally is.

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:52 pm
by 32
TMC wrote:Ford was on Dun's nuts all over the draft. Now he knew he would flop.

Chad Ford is :bs: . I mean, he literally is.

I second that notion.

"Chad Ford = BS"

Official Man-Law

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:47 am
by -------------------------
Why do we have to bring this up again???

Lets just try and forget this draft ever happened.

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:41 am
by migya
I'll just have to third the motion that Chad Ford is bullshiit artist!

And yes - Prince is not the go to man on the Pistons, at least not yet

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:09 pm
by tHe_pEsTiLeNcE
at least he's not a much of a retard as Scoop Jackon, John Hollinger, Bill Simmons, etc.

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:32 pm
by 32
Scoop Jackson is a wordy, poetic story-writer who could care less if he gets the facts right. He's a fictional writer; not a sports analyst.

But, still, nobody's as bad as Hollinger.

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:11 pm
by coltraning
Scoop Jackson is a wordy, poetic story-writer who could care less if he gets the facts right. He's a fictional writer; not a sports analyst.

But, still, nobody's as bad as Hollinger.

I agree - he manipulates numbers in a truly slippery way, and tried to singlehandedly muddy the MVP race with his arcane, inventive and largely superfluous stats.