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2020 Draft Thread, Part 2

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Re: 2020 Draft Thread, Part 2 

Post#2261 » by Old_Blue » Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:31 am

I'm just glad that Minny passed on Ball. We need that pick to be closer to #5 than to #10.
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Re: 2020 Draft Thread, Part 2 

Post#2262 » by B-King » Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:51 am

Old_Blue wrote:I'm just glad that Minny passed on Ball. We need that pick to be closer to #5 than to #10.


I'm just glad Minny passed on Wiseman.
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Re: 2020 Draft Thread, Part 2 

Post#2263 » by Scoots1994 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:31 pm

B-King wrote:
Old_Blue wrote:I'm just glad that Minny passed on Ball. We need that pick to be closer to #5 than to #10.


I'm just glad Minny passed on Wiseman.


All that really matters.

And I don't get the unfiltered love for Ball I'm seeing. The questions about his game are still there.
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Re: 2020 Draft Thread, Part 2 

Post#2264 » by GQ Hot Dog » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:28 pm

B-King wrote:
Old_Blue wrote:I'm just glad that Minny passed on Ball. We need that pick to be closer to #5 than to #10.


I'm just glad Minny passed on Wiseman.


I'm glad they passed on everyone else picked in the top 12 or so.
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Re: 2020 Draft Thread, Part 2 

Post#2265 » by ILOVEIT » Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:35 pm

I"m glad we didn't draft Toppin....man he is soooooo awkward laterally. I see a career of getting smoked on cross overs at least once a night.
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Re: 2020 Draft Thread, Part 2 

Post#2266 » by Scoots1994 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:59 pm

Okoro and Avidija and Haliburton all looking good so far.
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Post#2267 » by Little Digger » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:52 am

ILOVEIT wrote:I"m glad we didn't draft Toppin....man he is soooooo awkward laterally. I see a career of getting smoked on cross overs at least once a night.

He has one of the worst basketball bodies ive seen on an athletic rookie..All pumped up with skinny legs..he looks like the dudes I see at the gym.
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Post#2268 » by Jester_ » Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:55 pm

Where the LMAO Ball fans at? Our guy dropped 19 and 6 on opening night, how'd y'all do
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Re: 2020 Draft Thread, Part 2 

Post#2269 » by Scoots1994 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:26 pm

Too many hot takes. Ball could still be great and could be a bust ... it's just that too many people are too extreme on him. It's going to take time to find out what he is. Same was true for Lonzo.
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Post#2270 » by Jester_ » Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:58 pm

Scoots1994 wrote:Too many hot takes. Ball could still be great and could be a bust ... it's just that too many people are too extreme on him. It's going to take time to find out what he is. Same was true for Lonzo.


I will forever mock anyone who thinks a guy who can't defend and can't shoot will be anything more than an average starter at best
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Post#2271 » by Mylie10 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:06 am

We’re still wondering what Lonzo is and I kind of like him
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Post#2272 » by DAWill1128 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:19 am

I liked Lonzo coming out of college, not as much as Fox. I thought it was obvious based on matchups between the players at that level that it was Fox>Lonzo>Fultz. You can’t teach Fox speed, reminded me of how young Rondo was just blistering fast.

I think LaMelo has a higher ceiling than Lonzo, taller and more irrational confidence which is just aggressiveness.

Actually Deni is the guy I wish we had another pick to grab, he just has those point forward skills and ability to see the floor. He can pass and handle the rock without needing it all the time like a lot of guys.
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Post#2273 » by wco81 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:41 am

Wall is fast, elite athlete, made several all-star teams, got a super max contract. But just not consistent a shooter to be able to carry his team.

That may be Fox's fate.
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Re: 2020 Draft Thread, Part 2 

Post#2274 » by Scoots1994 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:37 pm

Jester_ wrote:
Scoots1994 wrote:Too many hot takes. Ball could still be great and could be a bust ... it's just that too many people are too extreme on him. It's going to take time to find out what he is. Same was true for Lonzo.


I will forever mock anyone who thinks a guy who can't defend and can't shoot will be anything more than an average starter at best


It's not that he can't shoot and can't defend ... it's that so far he hasn't shown it. He can still add that to his game. He's a young rookie.
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Re: 2020 Draft Thread, Part 2 

Post#2275 » by Scoots1994 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:39 pm

Mylie10 wrote:We’re still wondering what Lonzo is and I kind of like him


Lonzo has the same issues he had when he was drafted, he seems afraid to have the ball on occasion, is a smart defender, can't/won't shoot from outside and has a limited repertoire around the basket.
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Post#2276 » by Mylie10 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:06 pm

Scoots1994 wrote:
Mylie10 wrote:We’re still wondering what Lonzo is and I kind of like him


Lonzo has the same issues he had when he was drafted, he seems afraid to have the ball on occasion, is a smart defender, can't/won't shoot from outside and has a limited repertoire around the basket.


Um, he shot 37% from three last season. Had a great game last night I think.
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Re: 2020 Draft Thread, Part 2 

Post#2277 » by cdubbz » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:57 pm

Jester_ wrote:Where the LMAO Ball fans at? Our guy dropped 19 and 6 on opening night, how'd y'all do



I’m still a fan lol. His vision and playmaking is fun to watch. He shouts horribly like everyone predicted, his defense isn’t as bad. Also like he’s a rebounder - always see Lamelo going for the rebound.
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Post#2278 » by cdubbz » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:59 pm

Mylie10 wrote:We’re still wondering what Lonzo is and I kind of like him


Big Lonzo fan here too. Much improved shooter than when he was a rookie. He’s a point guard every team would love to have. I don’t see all-star in the future, but very solid point.
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Post#2279 » by Mylie10 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:48 pm

cdubbz wrote:
Mylie10 wrote:We’re still wondering what Lonzo is and I kind of like him


Big Lonzo fan here too. Much improved shooter than when he was a rookie. He’s a point guard every team would love to have. I don’t see all-star in the future, but very solid point.


Would never have drafted him at 2, just like his brother. But he’s fine. And he’s the most like able of all the Balls
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Re: 2020 Draft Thread, Part 2 

Post#2280 » by Scoots1994 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:13 am

Mylie10 wrote:
Scoots1994 wrote:
Mylie10 wrote:We’re still wondering what Lonzo is and I kind of like him


Lonzo has the same issues he had when he was drafted, he seems afraid to have the ball on occasion, is a smart defender, can't/won't shoot from outside and has a limited repertoire around the basket.


Um, he shot 37% from three last season. Had a great game last night I think.


The games I saw last year he was still slow and awkward from 3 but you are right he took a lot more than I thought last year, and looking at his games he was well under .300 for most of his games, but he had a number of exceptional shooting games too.

So, yeah, he's still getting better.

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