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Pistons like Cal shooting guard Allen Crabbe

Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:

In the first draft tidbit of the year, the Pistons like Cal shooting guard Allen Crabbe.

Crabbe ranks No. 30 on Chad Ford’s draft board. Ford:

Crabbe, a 6-6 junior, has been lighting up the Pac-12 since his freshman year, but this season is the first time NBA scouts have started to seriously consider him as a potential pro. Blessed with unlimited range and a nose for scoring the basketball, Crabbe has been huge for Cal this season, averaging 19.8 points per game.

If Crabbe were a better athlete or a more versatile scorer, he’d be a lock for the lottery. However, his shooting ability and fearlessness when it comes to scoring are enough to get him a serious look in the first round.

17 Comments

  • Feb 22, 201310:43 am
    by DoctorDave

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    At this point – they had better like him as their 2nd round pick.

    • Feb 22, 201310:49 am
      by ryan

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      I thought the same thing because the scouting report is very underwhelming.

  • Feb 22, 201310:50 am
    by RalphHau

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    Another shooting guard, make more room on the bench for him!

    • Feb 22, 201310:52 am
      by Russell

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      Name the other ‘true’ shooting guards on this team.

    • Feb 22, 20133:18 pm
      by Scott Carter

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      Are you kidding? The only true SG on our team is Kim English.

  • Feb 22, 201310:57 am
    by Russell

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    • Feb 22, 201311:00 am
      by Russell

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      ^correction…looks like he balled out after the incident.  Good on him.

  • Feb 22, 201311:03 am
    by vic

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    no no no. So much better is available in round 2. The 2 guard is not that important of a position, it can always be filled with an extra combo guard, or Kim English/Middleton.

    The Pistons need  a defensive 3 that can shoot, and a real pg as insurance/backup for Calderon. Imagine losing Calderon AND Bynum, and then having to shop for a pg next year or even worse, being stuck with Stuckey/Knight at pg again. Danger.

    Pieces to add this summer:
    one or more of:
    Otto Porter – 3
    Trey Burke – 1 (Calderon insurance)
    Victor Oladipo – 2
    Tony Mitchell – 4
     
    one or more of:
    Nate Wolters – 1 (Calderon insurance)
    Carrick Felix – 3
    Adreian Payne (4)
     
    FA
    Tyreke Evans – 1, 2, or 3
    Paul Millsap – 4 

    • Feb 22, 201312:08 pm
      by PistonFanSinceDay1

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      I’ll gladly stick with Knight as our future PG

      • Feb 22, 20132:16 pm
        by G

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        I’ll gladly stick with you not being the Pistons’ GM.

        • Feb 22, 20134:47 pm
          by Jodi Jezz

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          G, please tell me you’re not a fan of Knight being our SG?..

  • Feb 22, 20131:53 pm
    by Brigs

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    Joe d better not reach for him with the 10th pick but if he can some how move back into the 1st round to get him that would be great. Don’t forget some great scores have come from the end of the 1st and 2nd rounds, sounds like he just might be the next one

  • Feb 22, 20132:36 pm
    by Kel

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    Any NBA team would be enhanced by Allen’s talent! Don’t underestimate this superstar, it will be your most memorable mistake!!!

  • Feb 22, 20133:18 pm
    by Scott Carter

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    I’d still rather have Muhammed. Or, if we can’t get him, Oladipo.

  • Feb 22, 20133:44 pm
    by Corey

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    It’s highly unlikely they’re thinking of this guy with their lottery pick. More a “if he’s still there in the 2nd round” pick, or a “if we can trade for a late first” pick.

  • Feb 22, 20134:31 pm
    by tarsier

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    Way too early to speculate on who to draft in the second round.

  • Feb 22, 20136:04 pm
    by frankie d

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    a poor man’s allen houston.  not quite as graceful an athlete, but similar in many ways.  if they got another late first pick or a very early second, i’d take him. 
    as a west coast bb fan, i’ve seen him play a few times, usually against oregon or oregon state.  never seen him go off against those teams, but you can see that he’s a shooter.
    the pistons need guys who will take and make 3′s, especially under pressure, and this guy will do that.
    i like him better than tim hardaway, jr,  a very similar guy.  he seems to have a better sense of what is a good shot and when not to shoot.
    he will probably be one of those guys who moves up the draft board as the draft gets closer. 
    would definitely not complain if joe d grabbed this guy. 

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