Baseline81 wrote:KGdaBom wrote:Yes my boy. Not #1 on my wish list, but I was and still am a fan. If you go back and check what I had to say about him I called him the closest thing to Steve Nash coming into the draft.
My point was to show he wasn't your first or second option (Deni was). To say he was your boy is a little misleading.
How many boys do you two have? Jedzz also liked Nesmith.
Me, Jedzz, might literally be the only one that said i wouldn't care who people think should be taken 1,2,3, that I would just take Haliburton there at #1 if you can't slide down a bit first. I ranted, ranted at depth about him all summer. Showed there is no reason to select Ball over him. Fought that fight right up to the day before the draft showing how a bunch of the Draft Guru Specialists that had been talking up Ball/Edwards/Wiseman for 10 months all went on a 30 minute long love fest about Haliburton two days before the draft one night on national coverage.
Sure I also grouped Nesmith with others as a set of good shooters, that also had height that the Wolves should draft from. I never said he was my first selection though. So check your memory. I remember a few people suggesting he sucks and argued with them though. Personally, knowing the Wolves would go with HYPE at #1, I wanted the size and two way play of S. Bey for this specific team being the first to add him to the realGM mock. I believe I had already added Haliburton before that. Not that any were comfirming my votes with addition votes. They kept sliding each time. Can't remember for sure though. Another player I also talked up at length like these guys was Devin Vassell. Height and proven college shooting, two way play, known for defense. The idea of him was sold to me by someone else here early on in the spring. So it was pretty much Haliburton, Saddiq Bey, Vassell, heck I would have been fine with Toppin, and then a whole list of shooters I would have been fine with. My post history will show that.
Glad he's doing well, proving that shot of his transfers just fine. The thing most people here said would never. Just pissed we don't have his added shooting/passing/game iq here now.