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Post#41 » by ReginaldDwight » Tue Jan 4, 2022 7:46 pm

MikeIsGood wrote:I know he wanted to play for his dad and they had the confidence they could do something special, but going to play for UWM was an absolute lose-lose scenario from the perspective of NBA prospecting. If you're great, you were supposed to be; if you suck...well, ****.

Yeah its looking pretty silly now, they had a nice crowd for the first home game and laid an egg. I think they could still rally and make the tourney by winning the horizon, they havent had their full lineup at all this year and PBJ has been out for awhile.
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Post#42 » by Ron Swanson » Tue Jan 4, 2022 7:48 pm

Baldwin giving off some serious Cam Reddish vibes, but at least Reddish was doing it against ACC competition. It's a big red flag for me when a talented/athletic 6'10 dude settles for as many jumpers as he does. And it's not like he gets to the line a ton (4.4 attempts per-36) to make up for it.
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Post#43 » by ReginaldDwight » Wed Jan 5, 2022 12:32 am

Ron Swanson wrote:Baldwin giving off some serious Cam Reddish vibes, but at least Reddish was doing it against ACC competition. It's a big red flag for me when a talented/athletic 6'10 dude settles for as many jumpers as he does. And it's not like he gets to the line a ton (4.4 attempts per-36) to make up for it.

Once he starts playing again I should have more details but the dude hasnt played in many games.
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Post#44 » by ShootingtheJ » Wed Jan 5, 2022 1:32 am

Ron Swanson wrote:Baldwin giving off some serious Cam Reddish vibes, but at least Reddish was doing it against ACC competition. It's a big red flag for me when a talented/athletic 6'10 dude settles for as many jumpers as he does. And it's not like he gets to the line a ton (4.4 attempts per-36) to make up for it.


Agree, but also I think Reddish is a better athlete. I've never seen explosiveness from PBJ in HS or college.
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Post#45 » by ReasonablySober » Wed Jan 5, 2022 4:25 pm

Davis up to #7 on DX's list.

Davis had the single-most impressive performance of the season thus far -- a 37-point, 14-rebound explosion -- in a 74-69 road win over No. 3 Purdue.

The 19-year-old wasn't particularly well regarded coming out of high school, and showed few signs of turning into one of the best players in college basketball as a freshman, averaging 7 points per game coming off the bench. After helping USA basketball win a gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Cup this past summer, he has progressed into a likely All-American candidate.

Davis displays an ideal combination of defensive toughness, transition scoring and playmaking ability for himself and others. He is Wisconsin's de facto point guard and generally makes solid decisions in creating open looks for teammates while putting nonstop pressure on the defense. Davis can operate out of the post or attack out of pick-and-roll, with the ability to connect from long range, hit midrange pull-ups and finish with either hand around the basket.

While his scoring efficiency (48% from 2, 31% from 3) isn't ideal and he is inconsistent in generating assists compared to other combo guard prospects, he plays a winning style of basketball. Being forced to play an outsized role with little help around him will benefit his long-term development. The fact that he expends as much energy on the defensive end, especially in crashing the glass, is notable.

Playing in the brutal Big Ten will test Davis, while also providing an ideal platform for scouts to evaluate him against a slew of projected draft picks. The fact that he doesn't turn 20 until the end of the college season will help his cause, as he will be one of the youngest sophomores projected to be drafted this summer.
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Post#46 » by buckboy » Wed Jan 5, 2022 4:36 pm

I still think Davis settles in the mid first round area. I still don't believe in his jumper and I think further evidence of that lack of a jumper will cause him to slide a little as the season progresses.
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Post#47 » by Ruzious » Wed Jan 5, 2022 9:58 pm

buckboy wrote:I still think Davis settles in the mid first round area. I still don't believe in his jumper and I think further evidence of that lack of a jumper will cause him to slide a little as the season progresses.

I have him around 10th. I don't think he has great size or athleticism, but he plays with such confidence in his ability to score - that it's going to be hard for teams to pass on him. Listed at 6'5, I would have guessed he's 6'4 at the most. Either way, he'll be long gone by the time the Bucks pick.
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Post#48 » by ReginaldDwight » Thu Jan 6, 2022 4:52 am

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buckboy wrote:I still think Davis settles in the mid first round area. I still don't believe in his jumper and I think further evidence of that lack of a jumper will cause him to slide a little as the season progresses.

I have him around 10th. I don't think he has great size or athleticism, but he plays with such confidence in his ability to score - that it's going to be hard for teams to pass on him. Listed at 6'5, I would have guessed he's 6'4 at the most. Either way, he'll be long gone by the time the Bucks pick.

Where do you have Pat Baldwin Jr.
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Post#49 » by Ruzious » Thu Jan 6, 2022 11:11 am

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buckboy wrote:I still think Davis settles in the mid first round area. I still don't believe in his jumper and I think further evidence of that lack of a jumper will cause him to slide a little as the season progresses.

I have him around 10th. I don't think he has great size or athleticism, but he plays with such confidence in his ability to score - that it's going to be hard for teams to pass on him. Listed at 6'5, I would have guessed he's 6'4 at the most. Either way, he'll be long gone by the time the Bucks pick.

Where do you have Pat Baldwin Jr.

I figure he's a poor man's Michael Porter Jr - just don't know how poor. I'd say late 1st now with a chance to move up quickly.
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Post#50 » by emunney » Thu Jan 6, 2022 3:06 pm

As long as we're talking Jr.s, I could absolutely be down for taking Michael Foster, Jr.
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Post#51 » by ReginaldDwight » Thu Jan 6, 2022 7:28 pm

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Ruzious wrote:I have him around 10th. I don't think he has great size or athleticism, but he plays with such confidence in his ability to score - that it's going to be hard for teams to pass on him. Listed at 6'5, I would have guessed he's 6'4 at the most. Either way, he'll be long gone by the time the Bucks pick.

Where do you have Pat Baldwin Jr.

I figure he's a poor man's Michael Porter Jr - just don't know how poor. I'd say late 1st now with a chance to move up quickly.

He cant stay on the floor so its hard to get a good judge on his game. Dudes ankle is a major red flag
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Post#52 » by Ruzious » Thu Jan 6, 2022 7:32 pm

ReginaldDwight wrote:
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ReginaldDwight wrote:Where do you have Pat Baldwin Jr.

I figure he's a poor man's Michael Porter Jr - just don't know how poor. I'd say late 1st now with a chance to move up quickly.

He cant stay on the floor so its hard to get a good judge on his game. Dudes ankle is a major red flag

See that, he's injury-prone just like MPJ (no relation to any of the Kevin Porters). :D
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Post#53 » by Ruzious » Thu Jan 6, 2022 7:43 pm

emunney wrote:As long as we're talking Jr.s, I could absolutely be down for taking Michael Foster, Jr.

Kinda looks like a young Zach Randolph. Seems like he does most of his damage inside the paint - not sure if that's gonna work for him in the NBA - probably needs to develop a consistent 3 ball.
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Re: 2022 NBA Draft 

Post#54 » by Ron Swanson » Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:04 pm

Trevor Keels giving me some Lu Dort vibes.
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Post#55 » by Ruzious » Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:24 pm

Ron Swanson wrote:Trevor Keels giving me some Lu Dort vibes.

I'm not a fan. Real strong build, but he's short for a 2 and a very inconsistent shooter. Good defender but doesn't stand out, imo. But Coach K seems to like him more than Griffin.
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