Stillwater wrote: Revenged25 wrote:
Stillwater wrote:In that scenario I would hope they just draft Hayes or Bol.
Not sure why any team besides maybe one desperate for Ja like Pho or CHI that have really promising front courts that would even remotely consider passing on Zion and even then it would have to be a return that gutted the team getting Zion which is unlikely.
Every time I see Zion play I see him do something else outstanding that he hasn't done before. his court vision is a highly underrated aspect to his game along with his defense. If he adds a consistent knock down shot there is no way in hell this guy doesn't dominate the league for the next 10 years.
I think that's where my concern lies. I'm more confident that Barrett can become more efficient and be part of a dynamic backcourt with Sexton than I am that Zion develops a consistent knock down shot. If it's any other player in this draft other than Barrett, I'm taking Zion and make things work from there, but I think Barrett has just as much potential to be a star in the NBA with his skillset. It might not be as unique as what Zion brings, but he has the tried and true skills to be a stud. If you prefer Hayes or Bol than Bamba than that's fine too, and although I can see where Zion's unique skillset puts him above every other prospect in a draft board, I can also see where he could top out as a more athletic DeAndre Jordan type player.
Cavs may not get either...but if you actually are concerned about Zions shooting enough to take Barrett over him you probably are not seeing the same thing I'm seeing. I prefer to go with the free bee movement of Zion over the rigid technical movement of the Barrett.
Zion is the last dragon and rj is just another Harlem Shogun.
No doubt Zion is special. RJ is a definite 20+ pts per game SG imo. And, in my original post I suggested 2 and 5 for Atl, if it is 5 it goes to Dallas, so 2 and 6 is the best they can hope for.
For most of the season I have thought of Sexton as a poor mans Jeff Teague, but haven't said anything due to his age. I just thought it wouldn't be fair to say that, lately though he is showing more of an all around game in regards to his decision making and occasionally makes an outstanding pass or two so hopefully he is going to make improvements where he needs. If we end up at 1 I have no issue at all drafting Zion, and if not Barrett, Ja, or Reddish would be a good addition imo.
I think Reddish is going to be ok. He may not be an alpha, or not enough of one to demand the ball on a team like Duke, but he has the skills that translate to the NBA. Size, athleticism, shooting (though spotty in college) and decent defense. He just isnt assertive enough for some people, which I get, but he does seem to have a willingness to fit in which some people think is a weakness. However, look at Draymond, he wants to be the alpha but is clearly not, doesn't seem to want to fit in, and while the W's have won consistently he does seem to be a problem for them.