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The 2022 NBA Draft Thread

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Who is your early favorite?

Chet Holmgren
19
51%
Paolo Banchero
10
27%
Jaden Hardy
5
14%
Jabari Smith
2
5%
Jalen Duren
1
3%
 
Total votes: 37

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Re: The 2022 NBA Draft Thread 

Post#21 » by jezzerinho » Fri Nov 5, 2021 11:03 pm

BCS wrote:I am curious about AJ Griffin from Duke. Sucks that he got injured, but want to see how he handles more physical play and where his shooting is at.

Seems to have all the physical tools to succeed though.

But even though this is protected to be a draft of bigs, my focus will still be on scorers, preferably guards, but Durant like forwards are fine as well.

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He a physical specimen but to say his shooting is a work in progress is an understatement. If he can shoot someday he could be a serious player.
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Post#22 » by Skin » Sat Nov 6, 2021 9:46 am

Voted Jaden Hardy. Confident.
Markelle Fultz, Jalen Suggs, Chuma Okeke, Jonathan Isaac, Wendell Carter Jr.
Cole Anthony, RJ Hampton, Franz Wagner, Moritz Wagner, Mo Bamba. LESSSSGOOOOO!
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Post#23 » by basketballRob » Sat Nov 6, 2021 10:29 am

Hardy had a rough start.


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Post#24 » by BCS » Sat Nov 6, 2021 12:54 pm

jezzerinho wrote:
BCS wrote:I am curious about AJ Griffin from Duke. Sucks that he got injured, but want to see how he handles more physical play and where his shooting is at.

Seems to have all the physical tools to succeed though.

But even though this is protected to be a draft of bigs, my focus will still be on scorers, preferably guards, but Durant like forwards are fine as well.

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He a physical specimen but to say his shooting is a work in progress is an understatement. If he can shoot someday he could be a serious player.
I don't know, his shooting does not look that bad to me. He just didn't put it to much use in high school because he was just so much bigger physically and didn't need to shoot as much, he could just bully and attack.

There are 3 things I want to see from him, how he handles playing bigger players and more physicality, see him shooting from the outside more often, and more than the percentages, his motion and understanding of when to shoot vs attacking, and lastly can he stay healthy, my biggest concern with him as with our magic players is injuries, go figure.

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Post#25 » by drsd » Sat Nov 6, 2021 1:03 pm

Clearly this is becoming a BPA poll. For me the question is relevant to players around the 5-8 range, where the Magic is likely to draft.

We need to start thinking more about the Peyton Watson's and Caleb Houstan's here.
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Post#26 » by pepe1991 » Sat Nov 6, 2021 2:47 pm

you can't bring anybody on this roster who's shooting is "work in progress".
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Post#27 » by Skybox » Sat Nov 6, 2021 3:02 pm

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pepe1991 wrote:you can't bring anybody on this roster who's shooting is "work in progress".


That's it for me...I just want to read about a guy who can pull up on or the dribble, from anywhere...size and defense would be great, but only with the "pure shooter" box checked first. Tweener size ideally, to be able to move from 2-4, depending on who else on this roster survives and who we're playing. I really like Zaire Williams, Devin Vassell, Mikael Bridges, Cory Kispert, Nesmith profiles (not all are blooming yet, but that's the category). A shooter who is 6'5 - 6'8 and mobile...maybe Chuma or Franz keep refining their shooting to become more legit scoring threats, but more is better in this category.
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Post#28 » by Knightro » Sat Nov 6, 2021 5:54 pm

drsd wrote:Clearly this is becoming a BPA poll. For me the question is relevant to players around the 5-8 range, where the Magic is likely to draft.


The Magic are on pace to win 16 games :lol:

They're gonna finish in the bottom 2 or 3 almost assuredly. I'd be any amount of money right now they do not pick 7th or 8th.

If they get crappy lotto luck they could pick 5th or 6th, but they're gonna be one of the worst teams.
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Post#29 » by drsd » Sat Nov 6, 2021 6:37 pm

Knightro wrote:
drsd wrote:Clearly this is becoming a BPA poll. For me the question is relevant to players around the 5-8 range, where the Magic is likely to draft.


The Magic are on pace to win 16 games :lol:

They're gonna finish in the bottom 2 or 3 almost assuredly. I'd be any amount of money right now they do not pick 7th or 8th.

If they get crappy lotto luck they could pick 5th or 6th, but they're gonna be one of the worst teams.


I actually do not believe the Magic will finish anywhere near as low as 16 games. The starters are playing very well together. And the bench is going to get a lot, lot better. Hopefully very soon.

I still see the Magic as a 25-win team. And will probably be something like the 6th worst team in the NBA.


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Post#30 » by RookieStar » Sat Nov 6, 2021 7:33 pm

Right now, we are one of the leaders for Chet/Paolo... just like last season wherein the NYK at this stage were the leaders of the tank while we, with Vuc,AG,Evan, were in all likelihood projected to be the 6th seed.

Who knows what will happen 20 games in. I do think however, we need to scout more the perimeter shooting guys because the world already knows about Chet/Banchero while these Hardy,PBJ,Houstan, etc are still intriguing.
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Post#31 » by MagicFan101 » Sat Nov 6, 2021 8:09 pm

I don’t know anything about these guys. The only one I have a basic knowledge of is Chet. I will withhold my vote for now.

I really hope we get a chance to see what we have in a Fultz / Suggs combo and see how Suggs grows over the season. I hope to see him progress to the point where we feel confident one way or the other in our PG spot for the next 5-10 years.

Franz has most of us excited about SF and somewhere between Isaac, Chuma, WCJ and Bamba we have a forward / C rotation.

I hope we have a chance to land a supreme SG in the mold of Anthony Edwards or Jalen Green. Perhaps such a guy doesn’t exist this year but that is what I want.
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Post#32 » by MagicMatic » Sat Nov 6, 2021 9:44 pm

I’m only interested in Chet if he can actually play as a F similar to KD. He’s not going to be doing anything in the post against men for a while at least.

Paolo is interesting, but are teams willing to draft John Collins or Julius Randle with the #1 or #2 pick? Maybe…

I think it’s too early to tell. It’s all bigs at the top aside form a few that could rise. Duren looks like the surest thing positionally in this poll. Then again, Orlando has assets already tied up in Bamba and Carter and that value diminishes unless trades are made.

If anything, it makes me happier with Orlando’s draft results.
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Post#33 » by Bensational » Sat Nov 6, 2021 11:01 pm

I’m hoping some more exciting prospects emerge as the season goes on and most of these names fall out of top placing. Chet is an interesting package, but he seems like a carbon copy of Poku more than Durant. And I’d rather have Wembanyana (in the following draft) than Chet in this one.

Hardy is the guy I’m most interested in. Has the scoring knack, and hopefully he learns a bit more about running an nba offense through the G League.

Mostly I’m looking for scoring, passing/playmaking and ideally in a larger body (6’7-6’10), without being a defensive sieve. Someone to add to Suggs/Franz/Bamba.
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Post#34 » by RookieStar » Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:13 am

Anyone watvhed Duren and Bates?
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Post#35 » by Knightro » Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:56 am

Chet made his debut tonight.

14 PTS, 13 REB, 6 AST, 7 BLK, 4-6 FG.
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Post#36 » by T-Cat » Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:08 am

Knightro wrote:Chet made his debut tonight.

14 PTS, 13 REB, 6 AST, 7 BLK, 4-6 FG.


If JI and Fultz comeback Dec.3 will that hurt our chances at a top pick? :-?
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Re: The 2022 NBA Draft Thread 

Post#37 » by Knightro » Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:09 am

Banchero is out of the game with a strained quad, but he looked really good before that. Big kid with a lot of skill.

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Post#38 » by IllMagic04 » Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:30 am

Banchero looks really good. Shame hes cramping up. That fade away..

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Post#39 » by IllMagic04 » Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:45 am

If Keels becomes a solid 3 point shooter he can be really good. Kinda reminds me of Kyle Lowry

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Post#40 » by Knightro » Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:57 am

22 PTS, 7 REB, 2 STL, 7-11 FG, 8-9 FT for Banchero.

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