Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick?

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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#321 » by kayath » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:22 pm

he wont get 30 min for sure maybe 15 min
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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#323 » by SportsGuy8 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:26 pm

kayath wrote:he wont get 30 min for sure maybe 15 min

Yeah. Yesterday's game was a nice indicator how much he's going to play in important games, though. On this team he's going to have to average 30mins.
Step 1: Trade Melo for draft picks and scrubs.
Step 2: Resign Rose for another year.
Step 3: Make Noah & Rose play 40+ minutes every single game in 2017/18.
Step 4: Get lucky in the lottery and draft Doncic.
Step 5: ...
Step 6: Profit/Championship!
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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#324 » by UcanUwill » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:34 pm

Decent defense, but offense not going his way at all.
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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#325 » by BoardCrusher » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:35 pm

reanimator wrote:
Read on Twitter


agreed


youre such a **** troll.

Last year when DE had doncic ranked at #1, you had so much to say over DE and how they dont know **** about anything etc.

And now youre here quoting the same people and how you agree with them?
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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#326 » by kayath » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:49 pm

BoardCrusher wrote:
reanimator wrote:
Read on Twitter


agreed


youre such a **** troll.

Last year when DE had doncic ranked at #1, you had so much to say over DE and how they dont know **** about anything etc.

And now youre here quoting the same people and how you agree with them?


Don't know why you reply even, while he is just provoking most of the time and not capable of any constructive debate.
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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#327 » by reanimator » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:14 pm

BoardCrusher wrote:
reanimator wrote:
Read on Twitter


agreed


youre such a **** troll.

Last year when DE had doncic ranked at #1, you had so much to say over DE and how they dont know **** about anything etc.

And now youre here quoting the same people and how you agree with them?


Schmitz is now an employee of ESPN not DX. I'm glad he smartened up since last year.
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Post#328 » by UcanUwill » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:25 pm

When he has the ball in ahlf court, he always relies on the screen, lacks any Isolation skill at halfcourt. That is the main negative of his game. Another big takeaway is just how ordinary Dragic looks. Most of the time, they dont even try to run plays through him, he just stands in the corner.
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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#329 » by BoardCrusher » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:40 pm

reanimator wrote:
BoardCrusher wrote:
reanimator wrote:
Read on Twitter


agreed


youre such a **** troll.

Last year when DE had doncic ranked at #1, you had so much to say over DE and how they dont know **** about anything etc.

And now youre here quoting the same people and how you agree with them?


Schmitz is now an employee of ESPN not DX. I'm glad he smartened up since last year.



So he smartened up, but hes still promoting DE videos on his twitter acount, gotcha!

dude just stop trying, just get outta this thread, youve made a big enough idiot out of yourself already, you dont have to put in anymore effort


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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#330 » by reanimator » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:49 pm

BoardCrusher wrote:
reanimator wrote:
BoardCrusher wrote:
youre such a **** troll.

Last year when DE had doncic ranked at #1, you had so much to say over DE and how they dont know **** about anything etc.

And now youre here quoting the same people and how you agree with them?


Schmitz is now an employee of ESPN not DX. I'm glad he smartened up since last year.



So he smartened up, but hes still promoting DE videos on his twitter acount, gotcha!

dude just stop trying, just get outta this thread, youve made a big enough idiot out of yourself already, you dont have to put in anymore effort


I feel certain I'm less of an "idiot" than the guys throwing around Magic Johnson comps and trashing Michael Porter Jr.
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Post#331 » by SportsGuy8 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:59 pm

A bad game tonight. 8 pts, 8 reb, 4 ast, 2/10 FG with multiple turnovers.

0/5 from 3. Hopefully this is going to bring some people's unrealistic expectations down a bit. It's a must as there's going to be too much pressure otherwise. Sure, he was probably also a bit tired, but they're going to have back-to-backs in Eurobasket also, so it's not much of an excuse.

Tonight's shooting performance also shows that we really need to get more games in before we jump to any conclusions regarding his shooting improvement. Variance really plays a huge role in small sample sizes ... Even long 82-game NBA seasons aren't immune to variance.
Step 1: Trade Melo for draft picks and scrubs.
Step 2: Resign Rose for another year.
Step 3: Make Noah & Rose play 40+ minutes every single game in 2017/18.
Step 4: Get lucky in the lottery and draft Doncic.
Step 5: ...
Step 6: Profit/Championship!
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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#332 » by BoardCrusher » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:04 pm

reanimator wrote:
BoardCrusher wrote:
reanimator wrote:
Schmitz is now an employee of ESPN not DX. I'm glad he smartened up since last year.



So he smartened up, but hes still promoting DE videos on his twitter acount, gotcha!

dude just stop trying, just get outta this thread, youve made a big enough idiot out of yourself already, you dont have to put in anymore effort


I feel certain I'm less of an "idiot" than the guys throwing around Magic Johnson comps and trashing Michael Porter Jr.


So....someone trashed MPJ and now you feel like you gotta trash Doncic in every thread and provoke others?
good to know your agenda, some mod should put you in place before you derail this thread again to the point it gets closed.

get a **** life


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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#333 » by reanimator » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:05 pm

BoardCrusher wrote:
reanimator wrote:
BoardCrusher wrote:

So he smartened up, but hes still promoting DE videos on his twitter acount, gotcha!

dude just stop trying, just get outta this thread, youve made a big enough idiot out of yourself already, you dont have to put in anymore effort


I feel certain I'm less of an "idiot" than the guys throwing around Magic Johnson comps and trashing Michael Porter Jr.


So....someone trashed MPJ and now you feel like you gotta trash Doncic in every thread and provoke others?
good to know your agenda, some mod should put you in place before you derail this thread again to the point it gets closed.

get a **** life


Saying I'm doubtful about Doncic as a scorer in the NBA is "trashing" him? I'm sorry some of us are actually trying to be objective about him as a prospect.
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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#334 » by Bob8 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:08 pm

reanimator wrote:
BoardCrusher wrote:
reanimator wrote:
Schmitz is now an employee of ESPN not DX. I'm glad he smartened up since last year.



So he smartened up, but hes still promoting DE videos on his twitter acount, gotcha!

dude just stop trying, just get outta this thread, youve made a big enough idiot out of yourself already, you dont have to put in anymore effort


I feel certain I'm less of an "idiot" than the guys throwing around Magic Johnson comps and trashing Michael Porter Jr.


Saying that Porter is playing against kids and asking how you can assess him, is trashing him? :wink: Doncic is playing 2 years with professionals and if tomorrow both go in the Nba, Doncic can easily play 20 minutes/game and Porter can't play 5 minutes. But I don't go to Porter thread and doubt about him, like you do in Doncic thread, with no arguments of course.
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Post#335 » by Bob8 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:09 pm

SportsGuy8 wrote:A bad game tonight. 8 pts, 8 reb, 4 ast, 2/10 FG with multiple turnovers.

0/5 from 3. Hopefully this is going to bring some people's unrealistic expectations down a bit. It's a must as there's going to be too much pressure otherwise. Sure, he was probably also a bit tired, but they're going to have back-to-backs in Eurobasket also, so it's not much of an excuse.

Tonight's shooting performance also shows that we really need to get more games in before we jump to any conclusions regarding his shooting improvement. Variance really plays a huge role in small sample sizes ... Even long 82-game NBA seasons aren't immune to variance.


What unrealistic expectation? Yes, he had bad game. But still the best rebounder(8), assistant and most fouls received. :wink: He will have for sure even worse games, but the important thing is, he's together with Dragic leader of the team. And this's not small thing for the 18 years old rookie.
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Post#336 » by SportsGuy8 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:14 pm

Yes, of course, I was targeting the expectations of him now being an "elite shooter", or even top scorer ...

There's no doubt in my mind that he's going to continue filling up the stat sheets and be by far the most all-around and complete player on the team.
Step 1: Trade Melo for draft picks and scrubs.
Step 2: Resign Rose for another year.
Step 3: Make Noah & Rose play 40+ minutes every single game in 2017/18.
Step 4: Get lucky in the lottery and draft Doncic.
Step 5: ...
Step 6: Profit/Championship!
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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#337 » by Catchall » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:34 am

I think he's a top 5 or so pick. He'll be an elite triple-threat wing in the NBA, like a rich man's Danilo Gallinari (the younger, less injury plagued version who played the 3). Just needs to keep working on his jumper and his athleticism to be a bit more efficient. He'd be awesome in a system that spaces the floor and moves the ball, like the Spurs.
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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#338 » by Stackey » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:43 am

Maybe I said it already, but if I was a Doncic, I would be so offended by not being pick number 1 that I wouldn't go to the NBA at all. Ever.
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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#339 » by Mulhollanddrive » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:58 am

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Re: Is Luka Dončić 2018 NBA draft 1st pick? 

Post#340 » by UcanUwill » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:56 am

Stackey wrote:Maybe I said it already, but if I was a Doncic, I would be so offended by not being pick number 1 that I wouldn't go to the NBA at all. Ever.


... What?

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