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Omari Spellman 

Post#1 » by EvanZ » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:22 pm

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I was much more intrigued before I found out how old he is. But he still has a lot of skill and potential on d for a big. I'd love to see the Warriors take him at 28 if he's there.
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Post#2 » by Stillwater » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:58 pm

Not sure how much attention he would have gotten had he not been on that roster, but his game is solid and definitely worth a early 2nd if not higher imo.
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Post#3 » by Fischella » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:12 pm

I'd take a wing if I am the Warriors and just sign Jared Sullinger

Spellman is fine for a stretch 5, but I worry about he been a bit Speights-y
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Post#4 » by Ruzious » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:49 pm

To me, if he really works hard on conditioning, he can be a solid starter in the NBA. And I like that he's more than willing to be physical on defense.
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Post#5 » by EvanZ » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:10 pm

Ruzious wrote:To me, if he really works hard on conditioning, he can be a solid starter in the NBA. And I like that he's more than willing to be physical on defense.


He was 275 and really chubby in high school, and I think he's down to 240 and much better shape now, so that's definitely a good sign.
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Post#6 » by kalenclayton » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:11 pm

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I was much more intrigued before I found out how old he is. But he still has a lot of skill and potential on d for a big. I'd love to see the Warriors take him at 28 if he's there.

I’m confused. He’s 20. How does that make your perception of him less intriguing?
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Post#7 » by EvanZ » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:30 pm

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I was much more intrigued before I found out how old he is. But he still has a lot of skill and potential on d for a big. I'd love to see the Warriors take him at 28 if he's there.

I’m confused. He’s 20. How does that make your perception of him less intriguing?


I didn't realize he was a redshirt freshman. And he's going to be 21 in July. So he's realllly old compared to other "Freshman" declaring. If he's 19, like I said, totally different perception.
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Post#8 » by sportsyard » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:52 pm

don't love him thats forsure
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Post#9 » by jonjames » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:06 am

I like him better than higher rated robert williams. Hes got taj gibson potential imo.
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Post#10 » by Upperclass » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:05 am

He's moreso a Trevor Booker or Jason Maxiell with 3pt. range imo.
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Post#11 » by azcatz11 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:52 am

He's a 6'9 PF who plays below the rim. I guess he can hit a 3 point shot. He doesn't deserve to be drafted
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Post#12 » by EvanZ » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:22 am

azcatz11 wrote:He's a 6'9 PF who plays below the rim. I guess he can hit a 3 point shot. He doesn't deserve to be drafted


Care to change your story? The dude is plenty athletic. Only going to get more athletic when he gets on an NBA strength program. A few years ago the kid was 280. He's lost like 30 pounds since then. But even back then he could dunk with authority.

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Post#13 » by sipclip » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:22 am

azcatz11 wrote:He's a 6'9 PF who plays below the rim. I guess he can hit a 3 point shot. He doesn't deserve to be drafted

You don't have a clue. He is actually very explosive and a really good defender to go along with his excellent shooting. He is definitely a 1st rd pick.

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Post#14 » by Hoopz Afrik » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:11 pm

azcatz11 wrote:He's a 6'9 PF who plays below the rim. I guess he can hit a 3 point shot. He doesn't deserve to be drafted


How much of him have you watched this season?
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Post#15 » by GimmeDat » Wed May 16, 2018 2:04 am

He hits 3's at a high level, blocks shots and is an athletic presence. There's definitely stuff to like here. I do think he needs to continue working on that body, but he definitely deserves to be picked.

I'm a little worried he might be reached on in the 1st, I'd have him early 2nd, maybe fringe 1st. But yeah, he's good, I think he'll carve out an NBA career.
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Post#16 » by BlueSan » Wed May 16, 2018 2:13 am

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Post#17 » by doordoor123 » Wed May 16, 2018 2:31 am

GimmeDat wrote:He hits 3's at a high level, blocks shots and is an athletic presence. There's definitely stuff to like here. I do think he needs to continue working on that body, but he definitely deserves to be picked.

I'm a little worried he might be reached on in the 1st, I'd have him early 2nd, maybe fringe 1st. But yeah, he's good, I think he'll carve out an NBA career.


The rumor is that he’s a first round pick. He fits the modern NBA very well. Solid defender, super athletic, runs the floor, shoots threes and he’s still young. I don’t think he’s an all-star, but he can definitely help a team.
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Post#18 » by GimmeDat » Wed May 16, 2018 2:49 am

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GimmeDat wrote:He hits 3's at a high level, blocks shots and is an athletic presence. There's definitely stuff to like here. I do think he needs to continue working on that body, but he definitely deserves to be picked.

I'm a little worried he might be reached on in the 1st, I'd have him early 2nd, maybe fringe 1st. But yeah, he's good, I think he'll carve out an NBA career.


The rumor is that he’s a first round pick. He fits the modern NBA very well. Solid defender, super athletic, runs the floor, shoots threes and he’s still young. I don’t think he’s an all-star, but he can definitely help a team.


Yeah, I was going to mention about you posting that, and it doesn't surprise me that teams see him in that light.

Late 1st I'm cool with him. 20 or above is a reach. I could see the Bulls being in to him at #22, they like college winners, but for some reason he just doesn't stand out to me as a sexy pick given who else might be available in that range. But logically, when you write out the tools he has, he should be a good NBA player.
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Post#19 » by doordoor123 » Wed May 16, 2018 2:59 am

GimmeDat wrote:
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GimmeDat wrote:He hits 3's at a high level, blocks shots and is an athletic presence. There's definitely stuff to like here. I do think he needs to continue working on that body, but he definitely deserves to be picked.

I'm a little worried he might be reached on in the 1st, I'd have him early 2nd, maybe fringe 1st. But yeah, he's good, I think he'll carve out an NBA career.


The rumor is that he’s a first round pick. He fits the modern NBA very well. Solid defender, super athletic, runs the floor, shoots threes and he’s still young. I don’t think he’s an all-star, but he can definitely help a team.


Yeah, I was going to mention about you posting that, and it doesn't surprise me that teams see him in that light.

Late 1st I'm cool with him. 20 or above is a reach. I could see the Bulls being in to him at #22, they like college winners, but for some reason he just doesn't stand out to me as a sexy pick given who else might be available in that range. But logically, when you write out the tools he has, he should be a good NBA player.


If I’m picking players who could play in the playoffs in their first year, he’s on that list for me.
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Post#20 » by Hoopz Afrik » Wed May 16, 2018 12:56 pm

Someone in another post likened him to Derrick Favors (though he looks a bit more explosive around the basket) with a 3-point shot. I like that comparison a lot. I forget the poster's name.
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