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With the 59th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft the Toronto Raptors select: Jalen Harris

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Re: With the 59th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft the Toronto Raptors select: Jalen Harris 

Post#101 » by RaptorsNorth » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:45 pm

bonjovi0308 wrote:Kind of hard to believe such talent is available at #59. Hope Jalen has the right attitude and mindset.

This is one of the most toss up drafts I can remember. A number of these guys are not that far off from each other (talent wise) and it’s about finding that guy you think is good enough to take that next step. Covid 19 affected some of these teams from having a real good look at some of these players so it’s very possible to get a good player late in the draft or even Un-drafted that didn’t reach some of these teams radar. Teams were literally watching guys workout on live video. A draft like this is where good scouting/ a scouting team is going to shine!

Teams like the Raptors and the Spurs are really about that “digging in the bottom of the barrel ” life
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Re: With the 59th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft the Toronto Raptors select: Jalen Harris 

Post#102 » by lolwut » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:57 pm

PhilBlackson wrote:Actually more excited about picking him than Flynn.

Just can't get over passing on Maledon, had we got him and Harris woulda been extremely happy with this draft. As individual player I'm fine with Flynn, just really upset that we fanned on the opportunity to add Maledon. Coulda really improved our length at the position and I believe Theo will end up the better player with a similar impact to SGA where as Malachi is clearly another Fred, just disappointing.

Is this is based on Youtube highlight reels?

I'm going to side with the front office on this one.
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Re: With the 59th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft the Toronto Raptors select: Jalen Harris 

Post#103 » by PoundTown » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:21 pm

PhilBlackson wrote:Actually more excited about picking him than Flynn.

Just can't get over passing on Maledon, had we got him and Harris woulda been extremely happy with this draft. As individual player I'm fine with Flynn, just really upset that we fanned on the opportunity to add Maledon. Coulda really improved our length at the position and I believe Theo will end up the better player with a similar impact to SGA where as Malachi is clearly another Fred, just disappointing.



I'm on the other end of the spectrum than you. Not overly pumped with this Jalen Harris although hopefully he turns out to be awesome. Leading up to the draft I saw a guy that I believed could easily be a solid if not better starting point guard in Flynn, I was just conflicted by the fact that we already have Lowry and are expecting Fred back making him a little redundant. I did however think he was the best player available in regards to all the guys Raps talked to pre-draft, except for the big from Maryland that went 10th. His instincts are just so good on both ends and feel for the game and skill level high.

I do agree with you that a big guard like Maledon would fit a little better than another 6'1", but in hindsight when it comes to drafts 5 years down the road, you always look at who was the great players everyone missed on, and it doesn't really matter if you already had someone in that position, you want to make sure you have taken that guy, because there is only a handful of guys in every draft that truly impact winning and at pick 29 they aren't obvious. The guy with great production, great athletecism and young for their draft class are all taken in the lottery. It's the guys like Flynn who have some question marks against them like age, lack of height/ athletecism, etc.

If I had to knock Malachi on one thing, he will probably need a screen to get his game off, but you know who else did as well - 2 time MVP Steve Nash. Long story short, I think Malachi's toughness, craftyness, motor, skill level are much more important than his height and athletecism, especially since he's proven hes pretty damn good defensively. I think we have a good one here.
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Re: With the 59th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft the Toronto Raptors select: Jalen Harris 

Post#104 » by kalel123 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:11 pm

Look, I wish the best for these new players as much as any Raptors fan and hope they succeed and contribute positively.

But people making way too much out of a 59th pick.

I mean 29th pick, ok, it's still a first rounder and he is owed 2 guaranteed years. But 59th pick, chances are, he may not even sniff the regular roster. Guys like FVV have raised expectation/hope for these 2nd round picks to way too unrealistic levels.
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Re: With the 59th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft the Toronto Raptors select: Jalen Harris 

Post#105 » by Jcity08 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:55 pm

PhilBlackson wrote:Actually more excited about picking him than Flynn.

Just can't get over passing on Maledon, had we got him and Harris woulda been extremely happy with this draft. As individual player I'm fine with Flynn, just really upset that we fanned on the opportunity to add Maledon. Coulda really improved our length at the position and I believe Theo will end up the better player with a similar impact to SGA where as Malachi is clearly another Fred, just disappointing.


I was hoping for Maledon too but honestly I trust Masai and Bobby's judgment here. And Flynn looks really polished and also comes with his own accolades.

We'll eventually see where every player goes on a redraft and I imagine Flynn will be higher than 29th pick.
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Post#106 » by Stromile12 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:14 pm

I like this pick, big time athlete that can play on or off the ball, seems like he has a little dog in him.
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Post#107 » by scopy » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:38 pm

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OhCanada1091 wrote:Jalen Harris playing Malachi Flynn


this is great. two-in-one prospect video. i was half-watching flynn on defense the entire time. :lol: :lol:

Flynn scored 36 in this game. I put that video in the 29th pick thread.


They got Harris just to piss off Flynn.
Flynn is already a "chip on his shoulder type guy" about being a smaller player, this move will keep him frosty.
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Post#109 » by Jcity08 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:09 pm

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Post#111 » by nabbs » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:37 pm

scopy wrote:
OhCanada1091 wrote:
Brinbe wrote:this is great. two-in-one prospect video. i was half-watching flynn on defense the entire time. :lol: :lol:

Flynn scored 36 in this game. I put that video in the 29th pick thread.


They got Harris just to piss off Flynn.
Flynn is already a "chip on his shoulder type guy" about being a smaller player, this move will keep him frosty.
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Harris in that clip scored in every way possible. Can't believe we got him and Flynn
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Post#112 » by Jcity08 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:44 pm

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I'm not going to get my hopes up too much but man, if the slimmest of chances this guy develops into a Jamal Murray-lite, I will cry tears of joy. That is a draft day steal of the decade at pick 59.
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Re: With the 59th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft the Toronto Raptors select: Jalen Harris 

Post#113 » by Axe Dragon » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:03 pm

Vorticity wrote:my sources confirm he's a mashup of Jalen Rose + Joe Harris


Hmmm, my sources differ... Jalen Brunson and Devin Harris...


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Post#115 » by NotMyKawhi » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:21 pm

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Vorticity wrote:my sources confirm he's a mashup of Jalen Rose + Joe Harris


Hmmm, my sources differ... Jalen Brunson and Devin Harris...


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Post#117 » by genius- » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:07 am

E-TRAK wrote:Reminds me of Jordan Clarkson
Kinda reminds me of Ben Gordon

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Re: With the 59th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft the Toronto Raptors select: Jalen Harris 

Post#119 » by Westside Gunn » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:04 am

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Re: With the 59th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft the Toronto Raptors select: Jalen Harris 

Post#120 » by polo007 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:52 am

Toronto Raptors draft pick Jalen Harris inspired by Jamal Murray's game

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