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Way too early NBA draft thread 2021

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If we manage to get 3rd pick who do you draft?

Evan Mobley
16
14%
Jalen Suggs
65
58%
Terrence Clarke
1
1%
Jonathan Kuminga
10
9%
Ziaire Williams
1
1%
Usman Guruba
1
1%
Jalen Johnson
2
2%
Terrence Clarke
0
No votes
BJ Boston
2
2%
None of the Above
15
13%
 
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Re: Way too early NBA draft thread 2021 

Post#1021 » by TheSuzerain » Tue Apr 6, 2021 1:51 am

zags overmatched physically. Suggs is the only NBA level athlete they've got.
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Re: Way too early NBA draft thread 2021 

Post#1022 » by DuckIII » Tue Apr 6, 2021 2:18 am

TheSuzerain wrote:zags overmatched physically. Suggs is the only NBA level athlete they've got.


The reason I wanted this matchup is because it’s basically two polar opposite teams in so many ways. One of them is Baylor’s outrageous athleticism.

Ayayi has legitimate NBA athleticism for the Zags too, fwiw.
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Post#1023 » by AshyLarrysDiaper » Tue Apr 6, 2021 2:25 am

This is rash but it feels like Baylor gave away the game at the end of the half.
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Re: Way too early NBA draft thread 2021 

Post#1024 » by DuckIII » Tue Apr 6, 2021 2:32 am

AshyLarrysDiaper wrote:This is rash but it feels like Baylor gave away the game at the end of the half.


They definitely failed to twist the knife. Started getting sloppy with the ball, playing into Gonzaga’s desire to get out on the break.
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Post#1025 » by Wingy » Tue Apr 6, 2021 3:18 am

Kispert is a lottery pick because...???

When are teams gonna learn? Insanity.
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Post#1026 » by TheSuzerain » Tue Apr 6, 2021 3:20 am

Wingy wrote:Kispert is a lottery pick because...???

When are teams gonna learn? Insanity.

Guys like Kispert can be very valuable in the NBA, but trying to project which of these dudes will be able to do the high-level shotmaking thing at the NBA level seems very difficult. Plus it seemingly can take years for them to develop the skill set.

Seth Curry, Duncan Robinson, Joe Harris. All picked up off the scrap heap because they busted their ass to develop after leaving college.
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Post#1027 » by johnnyvann840 » Tue Apr 6, 2021 3:23 am

Baylor's defense is just unreal
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Post#1028 » by WindyCityBorn » Tue Apr 6, 2021 3:33 am

Baylor winning championships and Georgia won’t fire Tom Crean. What a world.
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Post#1029 » by Wingy » Tue Apr 6, 2021 3:34 am

TheSuzerain wrote:
Wingy wrote:Kispert is a lottery pick because...???

When are teams gonna learn? Insanity.

Guys like Kispert can be very valuable in the NBA, but trying to project which of these dudes will be able to do the high-level shotmaking thing at the NBA level seems very difficult. Plus it seemingly can take years for them to develop the skill set.

Seth Curry, Duncan Robinson, Joe Harris. All picked up off the scrap heap because they busted their ass to develop after leaving college.


Strengthening the point further...why waste a lottery pick on these types of guys? I can't remember the last lottery pick with a similar profile to Kispert that actually ended up being solid. Redick is the only one that comes to mind, and was an eve higher level elite shooter, played against better competition, and it still took him many years.

Congrats to Baylor....their D is absolutely terrific. Combine that w/3-point shooters, just flat out lethal.
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Post#1030 » by WindyCityBorn » Tue Apr 6, 2021 3:34 am

AshyLarrysDiaper wrote:This is rash but it feels like Baylor gave away the game at the end of the half.


Very rash. Gonzaga was thoroughly dominated.
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Post#1031 » by AshyLarrysDiaper » Tue Apr 6, 2021 3:47 am

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AshyLarrysDiaper wrote:This is rash but it feels like Baylor gave away the game at the end of the half.


Very rash. Gonzaga was thoroughly dominated.


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Post#1032 » by AshyLarrysDiaper » Tue Apr 6, 2021 4:04 am

Suggs showed up under trying circumstances. Still can’t finish against contests for ****, but I think that could change as he gets more deceptive with his drive.
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Post#1033 » by Repeat 3-peat » Tue Apr 6, 2021 5:07 am

Kispert may become a great shooter in the NBA, but there is much better value in taking Isaiah Livers, or Joe Wieskamp in round 2.
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Re: Way too early NBA draft thread 2021 

Post#1034 » by JohnnyTapwater » Tue Apr 6, 2021 2:15 pm

Davion Mitchell is a gamer
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Post#1035 » by sco » Tue Apr 6, 2021 5:11 pm

Repeat 3-peat wrote:Kispert may become a great shooter in the NBA, but there is much better value in taking Isaiah Livers, or Joe Wieskamp in round 2.

I was just thinking about Livers (who won't be able to attend combine or camps while he recovers from the foot surgery)...his situation reminds me of Levert, and could be a very good 2nd round pick for us. Dude plays good D, shoots 3's, is a good finisher and a decent ball handler.
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Post#1036 » by Muzbar » Tue Apr 6, 2021 10:55 pm

JohnnyTapwater wrote:Davion Mitchell is a gamer

He'd be awesome on the Bulls, doesn't need a tonne of shots, distributes well, plays doberman defence.

Sure he's a but older, but other than that...

What's not to like about him?
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Post#1037 » by Almost Retired » Wed Apr 7, 2021 12:13 am

JohnnyTapwater wrote:Davion Mitchell is a gamer


He might be my favorite player in the draft. At least if I was AK and had the 9th or 10th pick. His intensity is just a pleasure to watch. I would not like to have him guarding me for 32 minutes a night. Just plug him in next to Zach. PG problem solved, offensively and defensively.
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Post#1038 » by Almost Retired » Wed Apr 7, 2021 12:23 am

Muzbar wrote:
JohnnyTapwater wrote:Davion Mitchell is a gamer

He'd be awesome on the Bulls, doesn't need a tonne of shots, distributes well, plays doberman defence.

Sure he's a but older, but other than that...

What's not to like about him?


He plays tight, tight defense on the ball yet doesn't rack up lots of fouls. He moves his feet really well considering he looks to be close to 215-220 pounds. He draws charges. In the entire tournament, against the best talent in the country, he put up 35 assists against only 8 turnovers. He's got a good change of pace and a good first step. He can finish through contact. And he shot 45.3% form "3" this season. So he's a triple threat PG combined with being the College Defensive Player of the Year.
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Re: Way too early NBA draft thread 2021 

Post#1039 » by Almost Retired » Wed Apr 7, 2021 12:25 am

Not for the Bulls but I'm anxious to see where Timme goes in this draft. Is he a center or a PF at the next level. Most mocks have him in the top half of the second round.
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Post#1040 » by Muzbar » Wed Apr 7, 2021 1:57 am

Almost Retired wrote:
Muzbar wrote:
JohnnyTapwater wrote:Davion Mitchell is a gamer

He'd be awesome on the Bulls, doesn't need a tonne of shots, distributes well, plays doberman defence.

Sure he's a but older, but other than that...

What's not to like about him?


He plays tight, tight defense on the ball yet doesn't rack up lots of fouls. He moves his feet really well considering he looks to be close to 215-220 pounds. He draws charges. In the entire tournament, against the best talent in the country, he put up 35 assists against only 8 turnovers. He's got a good change of pace and a good first step. He can finish through contact. And he shot 45.3% form "3" this season. So he's a triple threat PG combined with being the College Defensive Player of the Year.

I didn't need further convincing but I'm now firmly on the Davion Mitchell bandwagon.

Buy a pick in the teens/early 20s and grab this guy!

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