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Re: NBA Draft - 2021 Draft Prospects 

Post#61 » by babyjax13 » Sun Apr 4, 2021 10:16 pm

I like Daishen Nix quite a bit if Dosunmu and/or Giddey are off the board (I might actually like him more than Giddey, I'm a bit hesitant about whether his athleticism is going to be acceptable at the NBA level - but athletic testing might show that there is less of a gap than I think - or none). I'd be upset if we drafted another center. I'm fine taking the shot with Dok (agree that I liked other prospects more, but if they had him as top 10 and were fairly confident in that assessment I like that they picked perceived potential > fit), but this year there are so many decent guards, wings, and 2 way stretch 4's that it would be a shame not to grab one. I'm surprised Dosunmu isn't universal lottery, so my board for us at 30 is something like:

1. Ayo Dosunmu
2. Daishen Nix
3. Josh Giddey
4. Isaiah Todd
5. Josh Cristopher
6. Keyontae Johnson

If we can move up a bit I'd put Sharife Cooper at 2 (I think he actually has really high upside if his size is not a huge impediment) BJ Boston at 2, and Greg Brown somewhere in the mix.

In the second round I like Juhann Bugarin, Mojave King, Herbert Jones, Quintin Grimes, and Aaron Henry (along with others, but these guys all seem like a good fit for us).
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Re: NBA Draft - 2021 Draft Prospects 

Post#62 » by Catchall » Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:51 am

I think Bennedict Mathurin is a steal if he comes out this year and gets picked in the late 1st. As always, I'm wondering what he's like with the ball in his hands, but I like him more than I liked Harrison Barnes coming out of UNC.

With Isaiah Todd, I think you're hoping for MPJ-lite. He needs to go rebound more, but I think as he gains strength he'll be more willing to throw his body into the paint.

I still like Marcus Bagley somewhat, but would be more comfortable in the 2nd round. He's a bit like the Cam Reddish of this draft. Toolsy, nice stroke, nice athlete, but it's not clear if he's fully engaged. I think his IQ and defensive awareness are better than Reddish's.

There are so many guards in this draft, I don't want to be bothered to check them all out.
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Re: NBA Draft - 2021 Draft Prospects 

Post#63 » by Catchall » Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:36 am

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Post#64 » by babyjax13 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:32 am

Mathurin looks really raw to me, and I don't think he is going to stay in the draft. His jumper is really slow and I hate the mechanics on it, reminds me a lot of Rodney Hood's jumper that always had him getting injured landing on every defender's feet in a 10 foot vicinity.
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Post#65 » by Catchall » Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:28 am

babyjax13 wrote:Mathurin looks really raw to me, and I don't think he is going to stay in the draft. His jumper is really slow and I hate the mechanics on it, reminds me a lot of Rodney Hood's jumper that always had him getting injured landing on every defender's feet in a 10 foot vicinity.


He's still 18. He's got good elevation and lean on his jumper and he's hitting 41% from 3pt.
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Post#66 » by babyjax13 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:30 am

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babyjax13 wrote:Mathurin looks really raw to me, and I don't think he is going to stay in the draft. His jumper is really slow and I hate the mechanics on it, reminds me a lot of Rodney Hood's jumper that always had him getting injured landing on every defender's feet in a 10 foot vicinity.


He's still 18. He's got good elevation and lean on his jumper and he's hitting 41% from 3pt.


Maybe Arizona's system just makes all their prospects look like crap to me. I really don't like Mathurin or Bagley, but in a different system maybe they'd get to show more.
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Post#67 » by babyjax13 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:46 am

Liking Todd more and more at the end of the first. He is big AND can shoot, that's kind of what we need at power forward.
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