Indeed wrote:Psubs wrote:PhilBlackson wrote:The more footage I've watched the more I like Maledon or Smith the most for our pick IF we were lucky enough for either of them to fall that far which I really don't see happening as much anymore because if I see it then I'm sure some scout out there must.
As stands now players I think could drop and would be thrilled to get but doubtful:
My fallbacks I'd still be pretty happy with
Third tier that I'd just be kinda meh on but fit the kinda role players we tend to draft:
Leandro Bolmaro (cooled on him quite a bit)
I do look forward though to seeing who drops that is supposed to go in that 10-20 range because you know it happens every year. My early guess is it could be McDaniels, Saddiq Bey or Cole Anthony.
Cole Anthony should drop to the late teens or early 20's. Saddiq Bey, I see as Caron Butler with better 3pt shooting. I would be amazing if he dropped to 29 for some reason! McDaniels could be Jonathan Bender 2.0. He should be somewhere in the 20's.
With Hughes, I was thinking, what makes him different than Anthony Edwards? Edwards does have a 7ft wingspan but doesn't result in much more defensive results. Edwards is 19.25 while Hughes is 22.5. With that Hughes is more polished while Edwards has more potential. Who knows, Edwards could end up being a bigger Dion Waiters and be an allstar. Hughes could be a poor man's Jimmy Butler. With the experience, Hughes has a slightly higher floor but a slightly lower ceiling.
I agree on Anthony and Bey, but unsure of Hughes comparison to Edwards. Meanwhile, I also think the wingspan matters, same as OG defensive number won't show on the stats sheet. However, Edwards does not have a 7 feet wingspan, I think he only has 6'9 wingspan.
Being draft at 29th, really it has nothing that excite/impress me. Therefore, I prefer to draft for potential, Josh Hall, Karim Mane, etc.
Oh, then Hughes and Edwards have the same 6'9 wingspan! I swear I read he had 7 ft.
Wow, here only 6'3 height but 6'10 wingspan!!! I guess we really need official measurements.
I'm just going to hope that Mane drops to #59 as poor competition and didn't shoot that well from the shorter 3. He sounds worse than Terence Davis but more potential as he's younger. Though he's already 20 and will be 21 in May.
Project Josh Hall would be nice or upperclassman Hughes.
What makes Cole Anthony better than Hughes as a combo guard? I guess Anthony is more of a PG but he has 4 ast and 3.5 to per game.
Each had turns with a bad game.