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Really liking Smart's play right now but one thing that gives me some pause with him is his handle; very loose and not all that crisp. He's got a pretty high turnover ratio in college so I'm curious if it'll be even higher at the next level.
#636 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:24 pm by Truth24
Marcus Smart to me is still a 2 guard and would be best suited playing the 2 in the nba, that being said I would still love him on this team. Although Trey Burke is still my number one point guard and is on my top five list for guys I want on this team.
#643 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch Sun Jan 6, 2013 7:29 pm by Cigamodnalro
CJ McCollum out 8-10 weeks with broken foot.
Also, just watched Kansas barely scrape by Temple. Was not in the least impressed by McLemore's game.
Finally, anyone paying attention to Kentucky's 2014 recruitment class? Next year, they're bringing in #1-ranked HS point guard (Andrew Harrison), #1 ranked HS shooting guard (Aaron Harrison), #2 ranked HS shooting guard (James Young), and now Dakari Johnson, #1-ranked HS center. The Wildcats have previously received a commitment from the #3 ranked HS center (Karl Towns Jr.). They are also very much in the mix for (likely) one of Andrew Wiggins (#1 ranked SF) or Julius Randle (#2 ranked SF). Finally, the team has a commitment from the #11 Ranked HS PF (Marcus Lee). WTF is Calipari telling these kids?
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#644 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch Sun Jan 6, 2013 9:44 pm by dsg2021
Kentucky is like the pre-NBA program already, and the Monstars version of college basketball.
MCW getting flak here, but I think he's maybe the best PG prospect and maybe available in that 7th pick area. That one article on height and steals/rebounds looks like an oversimplified projection on MCW being a legit star prospect but I basically agree to some degree. The AST, AST/TO, STL, REB and FTA all look great in translating for the NBA. From highlights, he looks like he knows how to play a real team system game and use his game to attack and pass at the right spots. Almost 40% of his possessions end in an assist. The only concern is scoring and %'s and who's his NBA comparison. I like the comps because even when they're off they still give an idea to what teams may be trying to do with the players. But ESPN notes him with a killer instinct and an aggressive scorer in the draft profile and with the typical youtube clips, it also looks like he's aggressive and not just trying to be a passing post like some of the extreme passing PG's through college ball. He is 4th in the team in scoring and yet is still only about 2.5 ppg off of their leading scorer. If his %'s normalize or improve, he'd probably be leading scorer and not in the gunner way that'd get annoying to see at times.
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#649 Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch Mon Jan 7, 2013 1:37 pm by G-Heel
RYgoBOOM wrote:6'7 PG would be dope IMO
Tall PGs doesn't work anymore. Lebron & Hedo are great ball handlers, and they can't play PG for long period of time. IMO the perfect PG should be less than 6'4, plenty of size and still has all the speed and quickness of a smaller guy.