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Post#1 » by doordoor123 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:31 pm

I went to the Vanderbilt/USC game last night and Garland really stood out. His jumpshot has one of the most beautiful arcs I’ve seen in college basketball. Every time he shoots the ball it looks like it’s going in. I won’t be surprised if he’s a 90% free throw shooter this year. He’s super quick with a great first step and super shifty. I saw him slip a double team at least twice. He also has a ton of potential as a finisher around the rim, he has great body control and looks for contact around the basket.

Negatives I would say he looks skinny and is at best an average defender in his prime, but not much of a defender right now. He has playmaking ability, but rushes the game at times and has a few messy possessions.

He’s a top 10 pick to me, I’m super impressed with him. He outshines Kevin Porter, who I think is more raw than I previously thought.
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Post#2 » by HeadtopChunes » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:12 pm

is he the best point gaurd in the draft? i like his potential fit with orlando in the top 10
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Post#3 » by nolang1 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:17 pm

HeadtopChunes wrote:is he the best point gaurd in the draft? i like his potential fit with orlando in the top 10


I've thought so for the past year or so, but this point guard class isn't too good. His distribution ability is better than his assist:to numbers indicate at this point, but that's not saying a lot. The shooting is legit, and his handle and quickness are good enough to get around players who press up on him.
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Post#4 » by clyde21 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:18 pm

HeadtopChunes wrote:is he the best point gaurd in the draft? i like his potential fit with orlando in the top 10


He's the top PG right now.

I like Orlando, New York and Chicago as his best landing spots in the top 10 if he goes that high.
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Post#5 » by Fischella » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:06 pm

I like Garland, but I think him going that high could be a mistake, he has gotten comps to Trae Young on purely shooting ability, and that's fine, but he is nowhere near the same level of PG and he is longer and tad more athletic, I don't think Garland can carry an offensive load as a go-to-Guard to be drafted that guy, like, how is he that much better than Carsen Edwards for example? he flashed some play-making in transition in the MAA, but he is more of an off-ball Guard to me, which is good and useful, and probably the best small Guard in this class still, but more of a late teens guy to me atm
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Post#6 » by EvanZ » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:45 pm

I would compare Darius more to Steph than Trae, body-wise and game-wise at this point in their respective careers. I really like Darius, perhaps, because I remember his dad playing for the Warriors when I was a kid. :lol:

Pretty sure it will be him or Ja Morant for first PG off the board.
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Post#10 » by big-shot-ROB » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:26 pm

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Shy Gorgeous-Al wrote:
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I was trying my hardest to get a Deep Dives with video function from Synergy and they just denied it. How did you manage to get a video subscription for crying out loud? i'm so jealous.


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Post#11 » by Shy Gorgeous-Al » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:30 pm

Knickstape1214 wrote:
Shy Gorgeous-Al wrote:
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I was trying my hardest to get a Deep Dives with video function from Synergy and they just denied it. How did you manage to get a video subscription for crying out loud? i'm so jealous.


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Post#12 » by Fischella » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:04 pm

I mean you gotta work for a big enough outlet or a team, I have synergy cause I did the latter for a while
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Post#13 » by NBA Fan 1234 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:15 pm

Fischella wrote:I mean you gotta work for a big enough outlet or a team, I have synergy cause I did the latter for a while


Ding ding ding ding. Same boat.
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Post#14 » by clyde21 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:42 pm

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Post#15 » by retrobro90 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:23 am



33/4/4 tonight for this kid. His handle and pull up game is effortless. Strokes it from NBA range. Love watching his in and out dribbles but I wonder if he's so proficient in that because he's so right hand dominant and prefers not to cross over. He's a pleasure to watch off the bounce so I don't see why he's supposed to be more of a two guard. Reminds me a bit of Kyrie.
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Post#16 » by CP War Hawks » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:43 am

He's my top guy for pg at the moment. He's one of those longer limbed pgs that have plus length, handle, shot, and finishing ability.

Vision and passing skill wise, I'd probably compare him to Teague. He's good enough to play the CJ MCcollum role or run a regular offense, but is probably more adept with the former.
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Post#17 » by GimmeDat » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:35 am

I've been luke warm on Garland just because of the measurables/athleticism combo and the defense, but I'm starting to get the memo with this game. Really talented player. I could see low end starter (which means a lot for such a stacked position).
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Post#18 » by Fischella » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:40 am

What would happen if Jeff Teague was an elite shooter? that's kinda Garland
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Post#19 » by Fischella » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:00 pm

Fischella wrote:What would happen if Jeff Teague was an elite shooter? that's kinda Garland

To be sure Teague was more sudden/quick at Wake, and Garland has issues sometimes getting all the way in and turning the corner in PnR, not sure if he has enough handles (?) or if it's quickness, but it's a close one due to both been similar size, frame and athleticism+Teague been also a tad avg-below avg as a playmaker for his position (i think Darius is/could be better there actually than Jeff)
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Post#20 » by big-shot-ROB » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:43 pm

Fischella wrote:
Fischella wrote:What would happen if Jeff Teague was an elite shooter? that's kinda Garland

To be sure Teague was more sudden/quick at Wake, and Garland has issues sometimes getting all the way in and turning the corner in PnR, not sure if he has enough handles (?) or if it's quickness, but it's a close one due to both been similar size, frame and athleticism+Teague been also a tad avg-below avg as a playmaker for his position (i think Darius is/could be better there actually than Jeff)


I don't watch too much Wolves games, but all I remember from Teague in Atlanta is he was quick and had a crazy quick step. I was always amazed how quick was he operating through spaces.

I don't see that in Garland, but this game he used a half-spin fake to open a gap and finish with a layup that reminded me how Kyrie is able to get to the bucket without being explosive or quick.

Garland most impressive skill for me when he runs the pick&roll is the way he uses ins-and-outs and hesitations to change speeds and directions, he looks so natural doing it and leads to effective pick&roll situations.

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