skywalker33 wrote:Well, NBA 2020 draft is about 60 days away, so I thought we should start looking at prospects for this team. I start by saying these are late-round prospects since, at the moment, we're picking at 22. So here are some guys I am thinking about, feel free to share your prospects, your thoughts or let me know why I'm wrong. No order on preference, just a list:
Desmond Bane - Nice 3&D wing who has excellent 3-pt shooting skills
Zeke Nnaji - PF/C with decent skill defensive skills and has some offense to his game
Paul Reed - Good PF who will be a replacement for Millsap, more of a bench guy IMO
Josh Green - Another 3&D wing with better athleticism than Bane, but not as good of a shooter
Jalen Smith - Maybe out of range as he is ascending, scoring has increased along with blocked shots, a rim protector
Jaden McDaniels - More of a SF despite his size, but he has some potential talent here.
Cassius Stanley - a former 5-star recruit who needs a little time to develop but we could give it to him, our M.O.
I think the Nuggets are in a position to look for "best player available".
Desmond Bane - Nice shot but I don't see him as a serious defender. He seems like a decent defender but he just doesn't have the wingspan to be an elite defender.
Zeke Nnaji - Not so sure about this option. I like his game but he's another tall & skinny like Bol. Then again, I wouldn't mind drafting him.
Paul Reed - I'd love adding Reed to our bench. Not sure he'll ever be an NBA starter, but it seems possible. Seems to have a nice all around game.
Josh Green - Seems to be the type of player Gary Harris is today; not a great shot but great length and a solid defensive attitude. I suspect he'll be gone before our pick anyway.
Jalen Smith - Seriously doubt he'll drop far enough for us to grab, but yeah, Id like to draft him. Similar to Nnaji, but higher upside.
Jaden McDaniels - Similar to Porter in size and athleticism but IMO he has better handles but not as sweet of a shot. He could develop into a solid player in the NBA, but he doesn't seem to apply himself on defense and seems rather selfish on offense.
Cassius Stanley - Seems like a solid all around player, which makes sense coming out of Duke. Very athletic, which is always promising. He's not afraid of traffic around the basket. His highlight reels focus on his dunks and such, as is usual. But he has a nice shooting form and as Sky said, we can give him the time to develop - but I'm not sure he'll need more than one season to become a solid contributor.