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2022 NBA Draft 

Post#1 » by ReasonablySober » Wed Oct 6, 2021 8:46 pm

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(I know Bates won't be eligible until the 2023 draft, but I figured we needed a draft thread so,)

That's one of the least impressive physical profiles I've ever seen from a top NBA prospect.
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Post#2 » by emunney » Wed Oct 6, 2021 9:21 pm

Short arms, small hands, bust.
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Post#3 » by emunney » Wed Oct 6, 2021 9:22 pm

Exceptionally small hands, no joke.
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Post#4 » by midranger » Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:05 pm

24.5 inch vertical? That only like 18.5 more than me.
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Post#5 » by trwi7 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:10 pm

emunney wrote:Exceptionally small hands, no joke.


They also smell like cabbage.
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Post#6 » by Matches Malone » Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:28 pm

I can't tell if Chet will be good at the NBA level. He's very skilled but moves like Shawn Bradley a bit. Will adding size hurt his game? He does have the ability to stretch the floor, but just looks like he's doing it in mud.

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Post#7 » by emunney » Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:32 pm

Keels looked tough as hell last night, have never seen him play before.

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Post#8 » by emunney » Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:39 pm

Matches Malone wrote:I can't tell if Chet will be good at the NBA level. He's very skilled but moves like Shawn Bradley a bit. Will adding size hurt his game? He does have the ability to stretch the floor, but just looks like he's doing it in mud.

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He'll be good. I love skinny kids who don't back down physically. You know they're going to get stronger. Add that to his skill level and feel and he looks every bit of a worthy top 3 pick to me.
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Post#9 » by crkone » Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:39 pm

Pat Baldwin Jr started off strong last night (21/10) in UWM's win at North Dakota.

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Post#10 » by Matches Malone » Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:43 pm

emunney wrote:
Matches Malone wrote:I can't tell if Chet will be good at the NBA level. He's very skilled but moves like Shawn Bradley a bit. Will adding size hurt his game? He does have the ability to stretch the floor, but just looks like he's doing it in mud.

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He'll be good. I love skinny kids who don't back down physically. You know they're going to get stronger. Add that to his skill level and feel and he looks every bit of a worthy top 3 pick to me.


For looking very slim, he can sure use his body pretty well in the post and takes contact well. Granted, he's going up against smaller, younger men, he doesn't look to get pushed around super easily. I was pleasantly surprised about that.
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Post#11 » by stellation » Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:28 pm

midranger wrote:24.5 inch vertical? That only like 18.5 more than me.

My hamstrings have reached an age where I see someone claiming a 6 inch vertical and my initial thought is "check out this boaster over here gloating about his hops!"
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Post#12 » by stellation » Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:35 pm

Matches Malone wrote:I can't tell if Chet will be good at the NBA level. He's very skilled but moves like Shawn Bradley a bit. Will adding size hurt his game? He does have the ability to stretch the floor, but just looks like he's doing it in mud.

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Post#13 » by Ron Swanson » Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:50 pm

Have a hunch the "T-rex arms and small hands" complaints about Bates are gonna end up a lot like the infamous "KD couldn't even do one bench press rep". Not too many 6'9, 17-year olds that can shoot, pass, and dribble like this kid already can:

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Post#14 » by ReasonablySober » Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:15 pm

Ron Swanson wrote:Have a hunch the "T-rex arms and small hands" complaints about Bates are gonna end up a lot like the infamous "KD couldn't even do one bench press rep". Not too many 6'9, 17-year olds that can shoot, pass, and dribble like this kid already can:



Durant is also 6'11" with a 7'5" wingspan.
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Post#15 » by stellation » Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:15 pm

People said JJ Redick had a T-rex wingspan and that guy both played for the Bucks AND has a podcast!
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Post#16 » by Ron Swanson » Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:40 pm

ReasonablySober wrote:
Ron Swanson wrote:Have a hunch the "T-rex arms and small hands" complaints about Bates are gonna end up a lot like the infamous "KD couldn't even do one bench press rep". Not too many 6'9, 17-year olds that can shoot, pass, and dribble like this kid already can:



Durant is also 6'11" with a 7'5" wingspan.


Sure, but he's always been a mediocre defender regardless of his length. I just don't worry too much about wingspan with perimeter prospects as much. Definitely puts a cap on his defensive ceiling, but I'm not drafting him with the expectation he's gonna be Anthony Davis on defense.
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Post#17 » by Milbucks96 » Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:40 pm

If it was just his wingspan I think he would be fine, but the super small hands, below average vertical, and the slow speed(would’ve been the slowest guy at the combine even behind Luke Garza) and his ceiling is significantly lower than what was expected.

He’s still young so he can grow in all those areas but it would be a miracle for him to even become just a below average nba athlete.
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Post#18 » by TroyD92 » Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:16 am

Bates looks good to me. No idea if he's going to struggle athletically, but he's clearly a highly skilled player.
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Post#19 » by machu46 » Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:00 pm

TroyD92 wrote:Bates looks good to me. No idea if he's going to struggle athletically, but he's clearly a highly skilled player.

He’s skilled for sure. I just need to see more against college guys. The litany of athleticism red flags plus the fact that he didn’t even shoot 40% from the field in high school (or 30% from 3 for that matter) definitely give me pause.


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Post#20 » by jakecronus8 » Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:21 pm

Small hands is an underrated trait. I think it’s the number one thing holding Donte back and why he’s so weak at finishing around the rim.
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