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Kris Wilkes 

Post#1 » by Catchall » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:21 am

I didn't see a thread on him. Where do people think he gets drafted and what does his future look like? He's 6'8", ~200 lbs with 6'11" wingspan. Has good scoring instincts around the rim and finishes breaks pretty well. Has a projectable jump shot and has some handle, shake and hesitation moves driving the ball. If he had a 38" vertical and a bit more twitch, he'd be physically comparable to TMac.

Does he come out this year? Mid first-round pick?

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Post#2 » by doordoor123 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:22 am

It’s really hard to say. When he’s making his shots he looks good, like a first round pick. When he’s not, he disappears. I think UCLA is just bad this year, but if he had better players around him and a more competitive team he might be higher up on draft boards. I think he’s a guy that shouldn’t be the best player on a team at least right now in his career and it’s kind of being forced on him because no one else is standing up (Aaron Holiday is trying to). Overall he has a nice offensive package, but he’s really not fluid with dribble steps and doesn’t have a great feel for the game. There’s potential there for a Kris Middleton-type player, but he needs work. And honestly I’m not sure he’s a defender, but team defense on this team is really bad.
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Re: Kris Wilkes 

Post#3 » by Catchall » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:36 am

My first take on Wilkes was a player like Tony Snell, but he's got significantly more offensive talent and versatility than that. He'll need to add strength in order to be more aggressive offensively. When he does, I think he really does have the tools. Right now, he's a bit underdeveloped physically and I think that's holding him back. Will be very interested to see how his season develops.
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Re: Kris Wilkes 

Post#4 » by The-Power » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:08 pm

Catchall wrote:My first take on Wilkes was a player like Tony Snell, but he's got significantly more offensive talent and versatility than that.

He's also a much worse shooter than Snell and shooting is basically one of two reasons why Snell can play in the NBA.
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Re: Kris Wilkes 

Post#5 » by Ruzious » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:47 pm

The-Power wrote:
Catchall wrote:My first take on Wilkes was a player like Tony Snell, but he's got significantly more offensive talent and versatility than that.

He's also a much worse shooter than Snell and shooting is basically one of two reasons why Snell can play in the NBA.

Meh, Snell maybe takes fewer shots than any swingman in the NBA. He takes and makes wide open shots, but I would not call him a good shooter.
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Re: Kris Wilkes 

Post#6 » by The-Power » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:51 pm

Ruzious wrote:
The-Power wrote:
Catchall wrote:My first take on Wilkes was a player like Tony Snell, but he's got significantly more offensive talent and versatility than that.

He's also a much worse shooter than Snell and shooting is basically one of two reasons why Snell can play in the NBA.

Meh, Snell maybe takes fewer shots than any swingman in the NBA. He takes and makes wide open shots, but I would not call him a good shooter.

I'm not calling him a good shooter. But he has been a much better shooter in college and he has at least shown the ability to hit open shots with decent success in the NBA. Snell is merely a bench piece or at best a low-usage starter as it is. Take away his shooting and he wouldn't see an NBA court. Wilkes has yet to show me that he belongs on an NBA court, as of now I expect him to struggle to even make it as a bench piece.
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Re: Kris Wilkes 

Post#7 » by doordoor123 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:08 pm

The-Power wrote:
Catchall wrote:My first take on Wilkes was a player like Tony Snell, but he's got significantly more offensive talent and versatility than that.

He's also a much worse shooter than Snell and shooting is basically one of two reasons why Snell can play in the NBA.


Percentage-wise, yes, but he has a good shot and has had big games with it.
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Re: Kris Wilkes 

Post#8 » by Catchall » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:37 am

Wilkes had a decent game matched up with Kevin Knox and PJ Washington for the most part. He hit smooth jumpers from 3 and from mid-range. Didn't show much explosion or elevation on drives to the rim.
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Re: Kris Wilkes 

Post#9 » by doordoor123 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:41 am

Catchall wrote:Wilkes had a decent game matched up with Kevin Knox and PJ Washington for the most part. He hit smooth jumpers from 3 and from mid-range. Didn't show much explosion or elevation on drives to the rim.


He’s starting to look really bad. I watch every UCLA game and he just doesn’t have any NBA skills right now. He can run and can sometimes shoot, but other than that he doesn’t have good defense (although he has some on-ball potential, but he has terrible awareness and is slow to turn) and he’s not a good passer/doesn’t have awareness on offense. He can’t dribble, doesn’t rebound, doesn’t contest shots, doesn’t get steals. He needs to probably be in college for 4 years. I personally wouldn’t draft him and I’m usually a huge fan of UCLA players. Jaylen Hands I really like now though.
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Re: Kris Wilkes 

Post#10 » by Catchall » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:53 am

Yeah, he's soft defensively. Just doesn't look very physical, but again, I think that's as much about adding strength as anything.

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