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#271 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:09 pm by Cigamodnalro
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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#272 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:03 am by Def Swami
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."
#279 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:40 pm by glove1989
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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.....
#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
#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
aol4532 on bill russell
I think if you put McGee back then, he would get those blocks just as easily as Russell did. Russell's athleticism was well ahead of the players of his time, and that's about it.
#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
#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.