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2018 Draft Thread (UPDATED POLL)

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Luka Doncic
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Marvin Bagley
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Post#1082 » by 3toheadmelo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:59 pm

who do u guys think is better

ben simmons or doncic

im going with doncic since he can shoot it lights out
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Post#1083 » by El Poochio » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:06 pm

3toheadmelo wrote:who do u guys think is better

ben simmons or doncic

im going with doncic since he can shoot it lights out


Simmons is basically Mutant Rondo on steroids until he develops his shooting, finishing

Hack a Simmons :o :eek2:
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Post#1084 » by Knickstape1214 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:11 pm

3toheadmelo wrote:who do u guys think is better

ben simmons or doncic

im going with doncic since he can shoot it lights out


Doncic. He's the best wing prospect as far back as I can remember.
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Post#1085 » by Marty McFly » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:22 pm

ben simmons shoots floaters like he's playing beer pong, so yeah. doncic.
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Post#1086 » by El Poochio » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:51 pm

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Post#1087 » by TankCommander17 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:01 pm

El Poochio wrote:
3toheadmelo wrote:who do u guys think is better

ben simmons or doncic

im going with doncic since he can shoot it lights out


Simmons is basically Mutant Rondo on steroids until he develops his shooting, finishing

Hack a Simmons :o :eek2:

Rondo was a killer in the playoffs vs Bron and company . I will gladly take a mutant Rondo before I do a player who has never played a game in the nba.
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Post#1088 » by Knickstape1214 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:03 pm

TankCommander17 wrote:
El Poochio wrote:
3toheadmelo wrote:who do u guys think is better

ben simmons or doncic

im going with doncic since he can shoot it lights out


Simmons is basically Mutant Rondo on steroids until he develops his shooting, finishing

Hack a Simmons :o :eek2:

Rondo was a killer in the playoffs vs Bron and company . I will gladly take a mutant Rondo before I do a player who has never played a game in the nba.


That's just a projection, though. :wink: If I say that Doncic reminds me of a euro-T-Mac (less athleticism) meets Manu meets Roy, would you take him over Rondo?
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Post#1089 » by TankCommander17 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:08 pm

Knickstape1214 wrote:
TankCommander17 wrote:
El Poochio wrote:
Simmons is basically Mutant Rondo on steroids until he develops his shooting, finishing

Hack a Simmons :o :eek2:

Rondo was a killer in the playoffs vs Bron and company . I will gladly take a mutant Rondo before I do a player who has never played a game in the nba.


That's just a projection, though. :wink: If I say that Doncic reminds me of a euro-T-Mac (less athleticism) meets Manu meets Roy, would you take him over Rondo?

No he hasn't played against nba competition. He is playing against other athletically challenged players.

Simmons right now sucking at shooting seems to have elite skills for his size. If he learns to post up its over and they play him at the 1 its over for opposing teams. The rondo comparisons are not far off. And that is an elite elite talent.
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Post#1090 » by Marty McFly » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:10 pm

TankCommander17 wrote:
El Poochio wrote:
3toheadmelo wrote:who do u guys think is better

ben simmons or doncic

im going with doncic since he can shoot it lights out


Simmons is basically Mutant Rondo on steroids until he develops his shooting, finishing

Hack a Simmons :o :eek2:

Rondo was a killer in the playoffs vs Bron and company . I will gladly take a mutant Rondo before I do a player who has never played a game in the nba.

he's not anywhere near the finisher rondo was.
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Post#1091 » by Marty McFly » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:11 pm

TankCommander17 wrote:
Knickstape1214 wrote:
TankCommander17 wrote:Rondo was a killer in the playoffs vs Bron and company . I will gladly take a mutant Rondo before I do a player who has never played a game in the nba.


That's just a projection, though. :wink: If I say that Doncic reminds me of a euro-T-Mac (less athleticism) meets Manu meets Roy, would you take him over Rondo?

No he hasn't played against nba competition. He is playing against other athletically challenged players.

Simmons right now sucking at shooting seems to have elite skills for his size. If he learns to post up its over and they play him at the 1 its over for opposing teams. The rondo comparisons are not far off. And that is an elite elite talent.

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Post#1092 » by TankCommander17 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:11 pm

Athletically Doncic reminds me of Mike Dunleavy Jr. I am extremely worried that most of his skillset will not translate due to this.

Athletisim counts a lot in the league unfortunately. That is why dummies like Javalee McGee are still in the league. Jump high, run fast and have some semblance of basketball skills and you might just get an nba contract.

It doesn't work the other way as much.
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Post#1093 » by TankCommander17 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:12 pm

Marty McFly wrote:
TankCommander17 wrote:
Knickstape1214 wrote:
That's just a projection, though. :wink: If I say that Doncic reminds me of a euro-T-Mac (less athleticism) meets Manu meets Roy, would you take him over Rondo?

No he hasn't played against nba competition. He is playing against other athletically challenged players.

Simmons right now sucking at shooting seems to have elite skills for his size. If he learns to post up its over and they play him at the 1 its over for opposing teams. The rondo comparisons are not far off. And that is an elite elite talent.


I knew someone would bring the one game he played which he didn't play that well all things given.

Most of his highlights are against other athletically challenged euros. Not a good look.
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Post#1094 » by TankCommander17 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:14 pm

Marty McFly wrote:
TankCommander17 wrote:
El Poochio wrote:
Simmons is basically Mutant Rondo on steroids until he develops his shooting, finishing

Hack a Simmons :o :eek2:

Rondo was a killer in the playoffs vs Bron and company . I will gladly take a mutant Rondo before I do a player who has never played a game in the nba.

he's not anywhere near the finisher rondo was.

Neither was Rondo his rookie season. But the difference is one is 6'9. He will learn to finish around the basket. Or at least one would hope with that size advantage. Again IF he is played at the 1.
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Post#1095 » by Knickstape1214 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:15 pm

TankCommander17 wrote:
Knickstape1214 wrote:
TankCommander17 wrote:Rondo was a killer in the playoffs vs Bron and company . I will gladly take a mutant Rondo before I do a player who has never played a game in the nba.


That's just a projection, though. :wink: If I say that Doncic reminds me of a euro-T-Mac (less athleticism) meets Manu meets Roy, would you take him over Rondo?

No he hasn't played against nba competition. He is playing against other athletically challenged players.

Simmons right now sucking at shooting seems to have elite skills for his size. If he learns to post up its over and they play him at the 1 its over for opposing teams. The rondo comparisons are not far off. And that is an elite elite talent.


Other athletically challenged players? Why, because it's Europe? That's horse ****. He's killed it in games against guys who have played in the NBA / are playing in the NBA...as a teenager for the last couple of years. Deny Doncic's talent all you want, but it's dead wrong.

Simmons' sucking at shooting is bad, but there's also his issues finishing in paint, uselessness without the ball on offense (he STILL stands around waiting for it) poor defensive awareness, getting caught in air too often making passes... Funny thing is, he had the same issues at LSU...going against non-NBA talent.

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Post#1097 » by Knickstape1214 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:17 pm

Simmons finished ~55% of his finishes in the paint at LSU (and it doesn't look anywhere near that high during preseason)...Rondo was at 55% as a rookie.
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Post#1098 » by Marty McFly » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:18 pm

TankCommander17 wrote:
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TankCommander17 wrote:Rondo was a killer in the playoffs vs Bron and company . I will gladly take a mutant Rondo before I do a player who has never played a game in the nba.

he's not anywhere near the finisher rondo was.

Neither was Rondo his rookie season. But the difference is one is 6'9. He will learn to finish around the basket. Or at least one would hope with that size advantage. Again IF he is played at the 1.

you're way more confident in him developing some sort of scoring ability than i ever could. i just don't see it yet. he looks so uncomfortable trying to finish. to me anyway.
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Post#1099 » by Knickstape1214 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:19 pm

Marty McFly wrote:
TankCommander17 wrote:
El Poochio wrote:
Simmons is basically Mutant Rondo on steroids until he develops his shooting, finishing

Hack a Simmons :o :eek2:

Rondo was a killer in the playoffs vs Bron and company . I will gladly take a mutant Rondo before I do a player who has never played a game in the nba.

he's not anywhere near the finisher rondo was.


Knickstape1214 wrote:Simmons finished ~55% of his finishes in the paint at LSU (and it doesn't look anywhere near that high during preseason)...Rondo was at 55% as a rookie.


Marty McFly wrote:
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Marty McFly wrote:he's not anywhere near the finisher rondo was.

Neither was Rondo his rookie season. But the difference is one is 6'9. He will learn to finish around the basket. Or at least one would hope with that size advantage. Again IF he is played at the 1.

you're way more confident in him developing some sort of scoring ability than i ever could. i just don't see it yet. he looks so uncomfortable trying to finish. to me anyway.

You mean, you can't project someone who is afraid to take jumpers (and misses them on the very rare occasion he does) and can't finish in the paint (even in college) as a good scorer going forward? :o I'm SPEECHLESS!
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Post#1100 » by El Poochio » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:22 pm

TankCommander17 wrote:
Knickstape1214 wrote:
TankCommander17 wrote:Rondo was a killer in the playoffs vs Bron and company . I will gladly take a mutant Rondo before I do a player who has never played a game in the nba.


That's just a projection, though. :wink: If I say that Doncic reminds me of a euro-T-Mac (less athleticism) meets Manu meets Roy, would you take him over Rondo?

No he hasn't played against nba competition. He is playing against other athletically challenged players.

Simmons right now sucking at shooting seems to have elite skills for his size. If he learns to post up its over and they play him at the 1 its over for opposing teams. The rondo comparisons are not far off. And that is an elite elite talent.


I dont know if he still has it but Josh Adams used to have the bounce and Doncic folded his ankles, put it in a box, packaged it with a blue and orange ribbon, and sent it to the void
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