The Bulls, Knicks, Warriors and Thunder won their first round series, but fell short of reaching the NBA's Final Four. Each team faces a pivotal offseason with many decisions to consider. Read More. Written by Daniel Leroux on May 21, 2013
Just Plain Mark wrote:Alex Len (a center for Maryland) had a good game against Nerlens Noel and Kentucky - 23 pts, 12 rbs, and 4 blocks. He needs to add some strength, but he seems reasonable coordinated and even hit a long jumper. I'm not sure if he'd be an upgrade over Vuc, but he's only a sophomore.
He and Vucc have a lot in common, actually. Both came to the US as HS seniors, and both started playing at young ages in their native countries. Len is from Ukraine, and Flying V from Montenegro. Both are finesse bigs without super athleticism but with a penchant for scoring from up close without having plays called specifically for them. I like Len, and think he might have a higher ceiling than V, though not by all that much. It's super early, but I think we go in a different direction at least as of now.
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The 2012-13 college basketball season is underway, which means attention to the 2013 NBA Draft is already being paid.
ESPN's Chad Ford has Cody Zeller, Nerlens Noel, Shabazz Muhammad, Alex Len and James Michael McAdoo in his top-5 in no particular order.
Jonathan Givony of Draft Express has Muhammad, Noel, Zeller, Rudy Gobert of Cholet and McAdoo in his current mock draft. Len is currently slotted 14th.
"Only player that I've made some major revisions on is Alex Len of Maryland," said Ford. "Just think he took a major leap over the summer and at 7-1 with his skill set, he's going to be a Top 5 pick. Reminds me a little bit of a young Ilgauskas."
2014 is looking like a super talented draft. Every player at the top looks like a freak athlete AND skillful. The past couples years have been one or the other and risks being taken or gm playing it safe. I know its early but that class looks like it can produce multiple superstars.
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.
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
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.
C - T. Duncan/ A. Drummond/K. Thomas PF - JJ. Hickson/A. Randolph/ B. Wallace SF - G. Wallace/ J. Salmons/Q. Pondexter SG - J. Harden/A. Burks/S. Livingston PG - J. Lin/ J. Fredette/ M. Bibby
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.....