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Post#281 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:00 am by MagicStarwipe

Bobby Ray wrote:Holy mother.....i didn't know anything about Aaron Gordon until my boy put me on today. Should be in the 2014 draft with Wiggins



He's like Blake Griffin with Handle and a jumper


Looks like a maxed out myplayer on NBA 2K13. Although it is just a highlight mix. Questions still remain, like how's his defense, is his jumper really that good, does he have a post game, can he rebound? Still very impressive for a 16 year old.
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Post#282 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:30 pm by Skin

Not really high on draft boards but Gabe York is pretty exciting. Gimme. Gimme.





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Post#283 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:11 pm by magicman123

MagicStarwipe wrote:Looks like a maxed out myplayer on NBA 2K13. Although it is just a highlight mix. Questions still remain, like how's his defense, is his jumper really that good, does he have a post game, can he rebound? Still very impressive for a 16 year old.


exactly, these dunk videos are very exciting to watch, but they often show the real talent of the players
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Post#284 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:11 pm by Bensational

that Aaron Gordon mix didn't do much for me. fantastic dunker, but there wasn't anywhere near enough shots of his jumper or handle for me to say he's good. not to mention the fact that he's a man amongst boys on that court. will definitely keep tabs on him, but i'd like to see him against some real talent first.

how tall is he? he looks like he's 6'6 - 6'9.
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Post#285 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:26 pm by MagicFan32

2014 is an amazing draft....honestly i think Andrew Harrison could be the best player, over Parker and Wiggins. we have to get more picks in this draft! we have 2 now. ideally we could draft shabazz this year, Harrison or Wiggins top 5 next year, pick up another top 15 and take Steven Adams if he doesn't declare this year. if we could somehow move Redick or Afflalo to snatch dwill in 2 years we could have.....

Vucc/Adams
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Harrison/Nelson

with lots of capspace......this is my wet dream scenario right now :D
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Post#286 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:38 pm by Big Boss

I agree with Magicfan32 except Steven Adams i saw him play and man i'll tell you if he declared he would be a lottery pick but he's looking like a 4-5 year project and you have him ahead of Vuc? no way
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Post#287 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:48 pm by MagicFan32

No I have Vucc as our future starter, tho ideally i would like us to find a Tyson Chandler type of big down the road to compliment him. Shabazz reminds me of Dwade, so i defs think he could be a franchise player down the road, though not as certain as Wiggins will. the more I see Andrew Harrison the more I want him, we havent had a superstar PG since Penny, and in todays NBA if you have a big time PG you are ahead of the curve...look at Kyrie, Clevelands future looks bright because of him
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Post#288 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:00 pm by Big Boss

Oh yeah i'm totally on board with drafting our PG of the future because that's the way the league is looking now for sure. My thing is that in this upcoming draft class no Big is really blowing me away and that's including Zeller/Noel/Adams but it's still early and i'll watch how the ncaa season progresses but all the Top Bigs to me look like projects but that's just my opinion from my eye test
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Post#289 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:02 pm by Def Swami

Heads up, Shabazz Muhammad is expected to debut tomorrow when the UCLA Bruins take on the Georgetown Hoyas at 8 pm on ESPN2.
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Post#290 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:52 pm by Truth24

LeBryan Nash is easily becoming one of my favorite players in college basketball. The guy is playing with high intensity and it seems like he can get to the rim at will. This is a player we should keep our eye on because if he keeps this up he will be rising up boards.
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Post#291 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:29 pm by Big Boss

Marcus Smart may be a PG for us to keep an eye out for. Word is he took it to Lorenzo Brown dropped an easy 20 on him. Got a Vid here to get guys familiar with his skillset. What do you think of him guys?
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Post#292 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:44 pm by thelead

He's a little hefty for being 6'4" (225 lbs). He would be able bully NBA PGs but I wonder he has the quickness to keep up with the westbrooks/roses of the NBA. Definitely someone to keep an eye on though. I like his motor.
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Post#293 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:26 pm by Neon1

Bobby Ray wrote:Marcus Smart may be a PG for us to keep an eye out for. Word is he took it to Lorenzo Brown dropped an easy 20 on him. Got a Vid here to get guys familiar with his skillset. What do you think of him guys?



Honestly that video doesnt show too much in the way of NBA skillset (passing,handle,shooting seperation etc). He def has NBA physicality though. I would have too see him against college kids to get a good evaluation.
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Post#294 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:34 pm by Big Boss

Neon1 wrote:
Bobby Ray wrote:Marcus Smart may be a PG for us to keep an eye out for. Word is he took it to Lorenzo Brown dropped an easy 20 on him. Got a Vid here to get guys familiar with his skillset. What do you think of him guys?



Honestly that video doesnt show too much in the way of NBA skillset (passing,handle,shooting seperation etc). He def has NBA physicality though. I would have too see him against college kids to get a good evaluation.

He is in college like i said just dropped 20 on NC State i believe they're ranked so they're a pretty good team. I also love his physicality there are other aspects of his game i like as well. I'm keeping an eye on most of the PG prospects so i'm adding him to the list of those i'm watching
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Post#295 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:48 am by RYgoBOOM

He **** on Lorenzo brown....who I am now not even looking at lol
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Post#296 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:05 pm by Big Boss

Here is the video of what Marcus Smart did to NC State couple of days ago

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Post#297 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:25 pm by glove1989

Bobby Ray wrote:Oh yeah i'm totally on board with drafting our PG of the future because that's the way the league is looking now for sure. My thing is that in this upcoming draft class no Big is really blowing me away and that's including Zeller/Noel/Adams but it's still early and i'll watch how the ncaa season progresses but all the Top Bigs to me look like projects but that's just my opinion from my eye test


Being a Pitt student I have seen all the games and I highly doubt adams leaves this year. He is still extremely raw. We also have not been recruiting any centers for the 2013 class so it leads me to believe that they know he will stay. With that said there are times where he shows he has all the tools to be extremely successful (never a superstar, but a borderline all-star) but those flashes are few and far between. Definitely not lottery right now.
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Post#298 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:59 pm by Truth24

Two names to keep an eye out for when watching UCLA-Georgetown game is Otto Porter and Greg Whittington they are two 6'8' forwards who play some nasty defense.
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Post#299 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:02 pm by Big Boss

Truth24 wrote:Two names to keep an eye out for when watching UCLA-Georgetown game is Otto Porter and Greg Whittington they are two 6'8' forwards who play some nasty defense.

Otto Porter is almost a Harkless clone. No need for him in my honest opinion
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Post#300 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:14 pm by Truth24

Bobby Ray wrote:
Truth24 wrote:Two names to keep an eye out for when watching UCLA-Georgetown game is Otto Porter and Greg Whittington they are two 6'8' forwards who play some nasty defense.

Otto Porter is almost a Harkless clone. No need for him in my honest opinion


I don't think he is a clone of Harkless but he does have some similarities in that he plays nasty defense and can rebound the ball. I actually like all of Georgetowns forwards they all are pretty solid players and Porter/Whittington are going to be solid pros.
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