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Closer Look: Otto Porter

Discussion in 'Trades, Free Agency, & the Draft' started by KB, Nov 20, 2012.

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How much would you trade for the draft rights to Otto Porter?

Poll closed Jun 12, 2013.
  1. Just pick him #1.

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    7.0%
  2. Not interested in trading up to get him.

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    35.2%
  3. Trade #19, #31, #33 and Kings (201_) pick

    24 vote(s)
    33.8%
  4. Trade #19, #31, #33, and Grizz (2015) pick

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    4.2%
  5. Trade #19, #31, #33, Kings and Grizz pick

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  6. Trade #19, #31, #33, Kings, Grizz, and Heat (2015) pick

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  7. Trade #19, #31, #33, and Cavs (2014 top-5 protected) pick

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  8. Trade #19, #31, #33, Kings, Grizz and Cavs (2014 top-5 protected) pick

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  9. Trade #19, #31, #33, Kings, Grizz, Heat, and Cavs (2014) protected pick

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  10. Trade every available pick the Cavs can possibly trade over the next 5 years.

    2 vote(s)
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  1. KB

    KB Well-Known Member

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    Since his name has come up in multiple threads and I'm sitting at work doing a whole lot of nothing. Which means if work stays like this I may do one for the other Zeller, Tony Mitchell, Kyle Anderson, Alex Len and Isiah Austin...maybe the Frenchie Gobert

    I would prefer to see SF taken with the first pick, just my op

    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Otto-Porter-6528/

    Video on linked page, this write up is a little old but interesting to read this and the one that is more recent below it

    more recent write up

    http://nbadraft.net/players/otto-porter

    If you find more recent scouting reports I will add them to this post, same with the other threads I start like this.

    Was a tad lazy with the updating so doing it now

    Posts from today with the start of the combine:

    Pyro #381

    Northcoast kid #384

    Ntg #408

    L-Train #409

    Long write up on Porter and the combine, new measurements yet that I've found when I find them I'll put them up as well.

    Just a link to this article:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...13-measurements-analysis-and-draft-projection

    Measurements:

    How he compates with Tristan from a measurement standpoint:

    BoomOuttaHere #421

    Athletic Testing Results

    http://nbadraft.net/forum/2013-nba-combine-athletic-testing-results

    Kidduck #589

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/could-cavaliers-make-otto-porter-top-pick#qJSDXLqrfwLeddDZ.99

    Kidduck # 590

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/nba-rumors-chat-with-steve-kyler-52313#vhFJsQgM4v4dx1Iz.99

    Nathan S #593

    Melecoaze #601

    MdS #611

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...p-but-could-still-miss-out-on-otto-porter-jr/

    Green Lantern #633

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/e...rt-cavaliers-eyeing-otto-porter-with-no1-pick

    Cavattited #650

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-basketball/news/20130522/nba-draft-questions/

    Cavattited #713

    Questions about Porters athletic ability should be deferred to the below chart where Porter is compared to other SF in regards to combine results from the athletic testing drills


     
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  2. red.

    red. Well-Known Member

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    This what makes me nervous about him.
     
  3. "Boobie" Gibson

    "Boobie" Gibson New Member

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    No thank you. Otto is a terrible name. Palindrome.
     
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  4. adam81king

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    I don't like Otto Porter as a prospect for the Cavaliers (he's Tayshaun Prince without the jump shot or stellar defense), but Otto Graham was pretty special for the Browns.
     
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    mAo_mAo Well-Known Member

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    He is a less athletic Nicholas Batum.
     
  6. "Boobie" Gibson

    "Boobie" Gibson New Member

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    Different sport. The Otto in basketball will be a failure. You can't succeed with the name Otto in basketball.
     
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    A jack of all trades, master of none SF with good size out of Georgetown. He's the next Jeff Green. I'll take him with a late first, but if he starts rising up the draft boards, I hope we're not the team that bites.
     
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    For the people worried about that jump shot.

     
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  9. "Boobie" Gibson

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    Yes. That is the type of SF I think the Cavs need, too. I just don't want to take him in the top-10, unless he's a very special do-it-all player (like MKG is supposedly).

    This is going to be a very important and very difficult decision for the Cavs. We really need a special big man, but I don't know that there are any sure things this year. There are also quite a few tweeners (SF/PF) towards the top of the draft it seems.

    It may sound crazy, but I wouldn't be pissed if the Cavs took a lengthy PG/SG combo who could lock down defensively to complement Irving and Waiters. That way, two of the three could be on the floor at all times. (I think this would be plausible if the Cavs traded for another mid-first round pick)
     
  10. daytripper

    daytripper Miracle of Richfield

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    I watched Porter quite a bit last season and believe he would be a perfect fit at SF playing next to Waiters and Irving especially if his shots are starting to fall. I would personally take Porter over Harrison Barnes at this point. Potentially at this point see Porter on the same tier as Paul George at the next level which means he could be a very good borderline all-star player but not a star who will regularly take over games. Of course Porter will look like an all-star compared to Gee. Mocks will change over the next few months but I'll guess Porter will be chosen around the same point in the draft as George who was picked #10 in 2010. I like Porter over Poythress but actually Goodwin seems to have the most killer instinct between the 3 of them (but don't see the Cavs taking another SG unless it's Shabazz who can probably play SF in the NBA).

    If Cavs get a top 5 pick I don't know if they can take Porter as there will be a few very talented bigs that will be more highly rated. Of course my guess is Noel and Shabazz will be firmly entrenched as the top 2 and the Cavs would have to choose one of them if they get a top 2 pick.

    After all that rambling, assuming the Cavs don't get a top 2 pick, I wouldn't be mad if they ended up with Porter and a raw big such as Willie Cauley-Stein later in the draft if he comes out. There's also a freshman center at Arizona who is starting to get some buzz out here on the West Coast(also another one at Texas) so potentially there could be more bigs who will eventually be added to all the mocks.
     
  11. BimboColesHair

    BimboColesHair I have multiple sauces

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    Yeah, definitely no longer a poor jump shooter (52% from the floor, 66% from 3, albeit in only 5 games), just was a freshman with poor mechanics. Great passer (3 ast/g), plays good defense, very long, rebounds very well (7.4 rb/g). Its such a huge bonus that he is one of the top SFs and he will have spent the last 2 years playing in Georgetown's Princeton style offense. Not with the first 1st round pick but if the Cavs are able to trade up to the back end of the lotto (where I think he ends up going) I'd gladly take him.
     
  12. MGMT

    MGMT Preview Team

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    He contributes to the game in many facets. I don't know why the "jack of all trades" is deemed a bad thing like some people make it sound. He has a turnaround jumper in the post that's borderline automatic, and looks like a solid-to-good shooter at the moment. He plays well in the offense from what I saw tonight. Again, I would really like to see him attempt to get to the rim more, but whatever.

    A lot of people here have said he isn't exciting, and that is true. But team basketball is way more sexy to me than one sexy individual player who doesn't play well within the system, and that is what Otto brings to the table.
     
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    I like the way Otto Porter plays. He reminds me of Tayshaun Prince. He's got the ability to be a very good player in the NBA. The thing is, the Cavaliers need more than just good players. We need a big man that requires double-teams in the post. We could also use another scorer on the wing (although less necessary). If the Cavaliers could get Porter as a second 1st round pick (even if that second 1st rounder is in the Lottery), like they did with Tristan Thompson, I'd be all for it. I'm just not sure I'd be ok with the Cavaliers coming away with a "glue guy" as their top draft acquisition at this point in the rebuild.
     
  14. B3team

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    Even thought they have different games and positions, this guy kinda reminds me of Andy.
     
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  16. BKnight's Ankle

    BKnight's Ankle Sergey Karasev's #1 Fan

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    Always thought Waiters would be the kind of guy that would think he's too good for Cleveland, glad he proved me wrong.

    Hopefully this guy is the same
     
  17. *L-Train*

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    how about Chandler Parsons as a comp for Porter? i think Porter is a little more dynamic (and has higher upside because of that) but in terms of all around game and their impact in the NBA i could see Otto becoming a similar player...

    (nbadraft.net compares him to Tayshaun Prince but i don't think he's nearly as athletic as Prince was coming out of college)
     
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  18. adam81king

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    If you don't think Porter is as athletic as Prince, I'm not sure why you'd compare him to Parsons (especially if your reason for disagreeing with the Prince comparison is athletic ability). Chandler Parsons is MUCH more athletic than most people think, and is more athletic than both Prince and Porter.
     
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    i disagree i think by NBA standards (especially compared to other SFs) Parsons is an average athlete
     
  20. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Guardian of the Cavaliers

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    Porter is a SF that the Cavs probably do have their eye on..no player in this draft is that can't miss exciting type..this is a draft where the Cavs have to players that fit and turn weak positions into a strength.
     
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