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Raps 2020 Picks (Prospect Watch, Update: Vecenie Mock Released)

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Re: Raps 2020 Picks (Prospect Watch, Update: Vecenie Mock Released) 

Post#1841 » by Syd-TK3 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:16 pm

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casual_raps_fan wrote:I know this is completely off topic from the draft but I don't want to start a new thread and I like the group of people here and want to hear opinions.

Did anybody here watch Raptors 905 games this season? Admittedly, I didn't watch a single game this year and was wondering which prospects people like.

Bigs: Dewan Hernandez
Sagabe Konate
Henry Ellenson

Wings: Paul Watson
Oshae Brisset

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I guess it would count as prospect watch.

I just don't get Oshae. To me he's like the forward version of McCaw; must be a practice star.

I like Watson, thus don't care as much to draft a swingman. Konate came back from injury and needs to prove himself still. I think Ellenson (23 years old) deserves a shot. He seems to be a late bloomer and needed more experience. I could see Ellenson be like Frank Kaminsky. Dewan needs more seasoning with the 905.

Oshae's numbers really aren't the greatest and he's pretty inconsistent but he's shown a bit of offense that seems encouraging. And when we were going through those key injuries during the season he was the only guy to actually get playing time I think nurse liked the hustle and defense he showed. It ultimately comes down to his shooting though.

Dewan getting injured for basically the whole season really sucked, it would have been a great chance to see what he's capable of while ibaka/Gasol missed games.
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Post#1842 » by Dalek » Yesterday 8:42 pm

I really like having PF/C in the 28 range, but there are a number guards who could drop that would have to be drafted. One of my favs is Tyrell Terry. To get a scorer like this off the bench would be huge, and he is actually a very smart defender despite is weak body. I think this guy has a chance to be a star, or at least a Seth Curry level of scorer.

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Post#1843 » by Dalek » Yesterday 10:56 pm

I may not be a huge Cassius Stanley backer, but man that kid can levitate.

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Post#1844 » by Psubs » Yesterday 11:02 pm

Dalek wrote:I may not be a huge Cassius Stanley backer, but man that kid can levitate.

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He could be Derozan with 3pt shooting. :D
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Post#1845 » by JShuttlesworth » 35 minutes ago

I'm so curious to see where LaMelo goes in this draft. Where do you guys see him?

There's just so much I don't like about the guy. I don't like the way he plays, I've always questioned his shot selection, especially from behind the arc. Last year in the NBL he shot just 25.0% from long range taking 6.7 attempts per game. Just really bad numbers, it makes me question his decision making in general.

Lonzo, in comparison, shot 41.2% on on 5.4 attempts from behind the arc at UCLA (albeit from a closer distance), and 34.3% on his career from three in the NBA. Is LaMelo really a better shooter than his brother?

Does he really project to be any better than Lonzo in general? I just don't see it.

If you re-draft 2017 I think Lonzo would get taken as low as 9th. Why are people so high on Melo?
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Re: Raps 2020 Picks (Prospect Watch, Update: Vecenie Mock Released) 

Post#1846 » by mademan » 32 minutes ago

JShuttlesworth wrote:I'm so curious to see where LaMelo goes in this draft. Where do you guys see him?

There's just so much I don't like about the guy. I don't like the way he plays, I've always questioned his shot selection, especially from behind the arc. Last year in the NBL he shot just 25.0% from long range taking 6.7 attempts per game. Just really bad numbers, it makes me question his decision making in general.

Lonzo, in comparison, shot 41.2% on on 5.4 attempts from behind the arc at UCLA (albeit from a closer distance), and 34.3% on his career from three in the NBA. Is LaMelo really a better shooter than his brother?

Does he really project to be any better than Lonzo in general? I just don't see it.

If you re-draft 2017 I think Lonzo would get taken as low as 9th. Why are people so high on Melo?


He's decently bigger than Lonzo too (6'7 at 18 vs 6'5 and developed). The hope is that he's Ben Simmons with a decent jumpshot. Doesnt have to be a sniper, he just has to make people mildly respect his jumper.
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Re: Raps 2020 Picks (Prospect Watch, Update: Vecenie Mock Released) 

Post#1847 » by Mark_83 » 25 minutes ago

I'm locked in on Paul Reed at 28, but I don't know if he'll even make it there, despure sone mocks having him in the second.

Some team will surely see the same thing a lot of us do: an athletic, multiple-positional defender with untapped offensive upside.

If we can get him at 28 and buy and early second to get Tillman, our front court depth will be significantly bolstered.

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Post#1848 » by HeadtopChunes » 13 minutes ago

JShuttlesworth wrote:I'm so curious to see where LaMelo goes in this draft. Where do you guys see him?

There's just so much I don't like about the guy. I don't like the way he plays, I've always questioned his shot selection, especially from behind the arc. Last year in the NBL he shot just 25.0% from long range taking 6.7 attempts per game. Just really bad numbers, it makes me question his decision making in general.

Lonzo, in comparison, shot 41.2% on on 5.4 attempts from behind the arc at UCLA (albeit from a closer distance), and 34.3% on his career from three in the NBA. Is LaMelo really a better shooter than his brother?

Does he really project to be any better than Lonzo in general? I just don't see it.

If you re-draft 2017 I think Lonzo would get taken as low as 9th. Why are people so high on Melo?


The main difference i see and what may gave Lamelo more upside is that Lamelos handle is already much better than Lonzos.

Lonzo couldn’t/can’t breakdown defenders and get to the rim, which is obviously really important for a point gaurd.

If Lamelo can get similarly as strong as Lonzo I think he can do much more as a playmaker.

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