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Post#1 » by PLO » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:00 am

Great pick for where we got him. His calling card in college was defense but he's shown flashes in almost every other part of his game. Gutting it out overseas shows maturity and a desire to make it. This reminds me of the Thon Maker pick a bit and not just because of the shared nationality; both guys have potential but also the lunch-pail, grind it out mentality needed to make it in the NBA. Bolden is no certaintly but he has good tools and a good outlook. He also played with Simmons as a junior apparently.
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Post#2 » by nitocobola » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:07 am

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Post#3 » by 51X3RF4N » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:08 am

Why draft Lessort as a stash PF when Bolden will be the 3rd best PF on this team?

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Post#4 » by nitocobola » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:10 am

hope to see him in summer league

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Post#5 » by PLO » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:12 am

nitocobola wrote:Want to see him in summer league

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I think that will be a big part of what they decide to do with him next season.
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Post#6 » by Skates » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:19 am

Bolden and Lessort are very different players. Bolden seems to have some shooting skills, Lessort is more of an interior mauler.

Bolden intrigues me.
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Post#7 » by Kobblehead » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:21 am

Lessort definitely strikes me as a 5.
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Post#8 » by KrazySixersD » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:59 am

Um.. bolden shot 40% from 3 on good volume.. his game is almost identical to lamarcus aldridge when i watch him.. not to that lvl obviously tho

I can def see him starting as the athletic stretch 4 sooner than later with saric the 6th man
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Post#9 » by Negrodamus » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:03 am

Needs to add weight, but this guy is very intriguing to me in this current NBA landscape. Very fluid athlete.
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Post#10 » by PLO » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:30 am

Negrodamus wrote:Needs to add weight, but this guy is very intriguing to me in this current NBA landscape. Very fluid athlete.


He has that floppy look many have before they go through an NBA level strength and conditioning program but given he showed something in college defensively and can shoot we have something with him. I like my poor-mans Isaac comp - both are pretty basic at this stage putting the ball on the floor but in a lot of other aspects you can see something that's going to translate to the NBA for both of them. Isaac obviously has the higher upside but we at least know Bolden has heart - it takes some ticker to gut it out overseas in a completely foreign environment at that age in the hope of making the NBA later down the track.
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Post#11 » by Rastas » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:20 am

Great pick up , hope we see him in the Summer League .
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Post#13 » by Celtics_35 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:06 am

As an Aussie Hoops fan, i was hoping we'd pick Jonah, but good on you for drafting him. His father Bruce, is something of a hoops legend in Australia, ironically he had many great battles against Ben Simmons old man (Dave) in the NBL.

I think Jonah is perhaps still a bit raw, but is a hard worker with a terrific upside and i think he will make it. Really hope he does well at Philly (along with Ben and Brett Brown, former Australian National Team Coach)
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Post#14 » by Ad7 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:10 am

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Post#15 » by LloydFree » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:18 am

TJ Leaf ought to send Bolden a thank you card and a check for leaving the UCLA early and letting him get that spot this year...
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Post#16 » by long range bomber » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:08 pm

Australian team should be good in next Olympics with NBA talents in Mills, Delavedova, Exum, Ingles, Baynes, Maker plus Sixers Simmons and Bolden.
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Post#17 » by Locrian » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:53 pm

Only watch highlights but really love to have him on our team. Very athletic and has good range. Strength and weight will come with time. Maybe lack of exposure is the only thing keeps him out of 1st round..
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Post#18 » by Kobblehead » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:15 pm

I liked Bolden a lot in the pre-draft process.

Twitchy as hell, good shooter, good rebounder, good defender. He ticks every box you want in a stretch four.

The only issue is I hear there's been character issues both at UCLA and with the Adriatic team.
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Post#19 » by nitocobola » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:52 pm

Kobblehead wrote:I liked Bolden a lot in the pre-draft process.

Twitchy as hell, good shooter, good rebounder, good defender. He ticks every box you want in a stretch four.

The only issue is I hear there's been character issues both at UCLA and with the Adriatic team.

agree.

Hope that he can translate his game to the nba.
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Post#20 » by Arsenal » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:26 pm

He might be more effective as a small-ball 5. In fact, if we're confident in him I'd look to sell high on Richaun Holmes right now (future 1st?) and bring in Bolden to be our backup 5 instead on the Hinkie special.
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