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Post#81 » by Dadouv47 » Fri May 6, 2022 12:11 am

Devilanche wrote:We should all wait until the lotto balls get pick before we fall in love with any prospect only for us to not realistically be in a position to pick them or for Presti to pick someone else .


Yeah I prefer to wait the lottery to have a better idea of who we can draft but it's fine to watch who's available between 5 and 15.

I also think it's more likely we move up in this draft if we end up with a 6th or 7th pick because of lack of great prospects (likely gonna be difficult to move up to top 2 but maybe 3rd or 4th).
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Post#82 » by Devilanche » Fri May 6, 2022 12:13 pm

Dadouv47 wrote:
Devilanche wrote:We should all wait until the lotto balls get pick before we fall in love with any prospect only for us to not realistically be in a position to pick them or for Presti to pick someone else .


Yeah I prefer to wait the lottery to have a better idea of who we can draft but it's fine to watch who's available between 5 and 15.

I also think it's more likely we move up in this draft if we end up with a 6th or 7th pick because of lack of great prospects (likely gonna be difficult to move up to top 2 but maybe 3rd or 4th).


There’s a limited number of team who would drop 2-3 spot just for pick 12. At least that’s what I would want to think now .
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Post#83 » by retrobro90 » Tue May 10, 2022 6:50 pm

I think Johnny Davis is getting seriously slept on solely because he was playing through an injury during the tournament. His skillset at his size should be coveted way more. I know we have a glut of guards currently but I'd be absolutely elated to get him in our mix.
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Post#84 » by namlede » Tue May 10, 2022 7:11 pm

Davis has toughness that you can't teach. Good shot maker and solid athleticism. I'd be happy if OKC picked him up with #12 or even trade up to grab him.

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Post#85 » by ThunderBolt » Sat May 14, 2022 1:13 pm

I think I would rather have Davis at 12 than Ivey at 4.
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Post#86 » by retrobro90 » Sat May 14, 2022 1:54 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:I think I would rather have Davis at 12 than Ivey at 4.


Id rather have Davis at 4 than Ivey at 4 tbh. Ivey's athleticism is intriguing but I worry about the lack of left hand and 0 in between game.
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Re: 2022 NBA Draft Thread 

Post#87 » by ThunderBolt » Sat May 14, 2022 2:24 pm

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ThunderBolt wrote:I think I would rather have Davis at 12 than Ivey at 4.


Id rather have Davis at 4 than Ivey at 4 tbh. Ivey's athleticism is intriguing but I worry about the lack of left hand and 0 in between game.

Do you have a top 5 or top 10 for this draft?
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Post#88 » by retrobro90 » Sat May 14, 2022 2:33 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:
retrobro90 wrote:
ThunderBolt wrote:I think I would rather have Davis at 12 than Ivey at 4.


Id rather have Davis at 4 than Ivey at 4 tbh. Ivey's athleticism is intriguing but I worry about the lack of left hand and 0 in between game.

Do you have a top 5 or top 10 for this draft?


As of today (pre-combine):

#1 Paolo Banchero
#2 Chet Holmgren
#3 Jabari Smith
#4 Johnny Davis
#5 AJ Griffin
#6 Benedict Mathurin
#7 Jaden Ivey
#8 Shaedon Sharpe
#9 Dyson Daniels
#10 Keegan Murray
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Post#89 » by Dadouv47 » Sat May 14, 2022 7:29 pm

retrobro90 wrote:
ThunderBolt wrote:
retrobro90 wrote:
Id rather have Davis at 4 than Ivey at 4 tbh. Ivey's athleticism is intriguing but I worry about the lack of left hand and 0 in between game.

Do you have a top 5 or top 10 for this draft?


As of today (pre-combine):

#1 Paolo Banchero
#2 Chet Holmgren
#3 Jabari Smith
#4 Johnny Davis
#5 AJ Griffin
#6 Benedict Mathurin
#7 Jaden Ivey
#8 Shaedon Sharpe
#9 Dyson Daniels
#10 Keegan Murray


I'm a bit skeptical about how Banchero's game gonna translate to the NBA tbh but he looks like a hard working guy and smart kid so maybe I'm wrong. Didn't watch enough of Johnny Davis but he's clearly the most "controvertial" guy in some mock drafts.

AJ Griffin would be a great fit to our team but I don't like his ceiling that much. I would rather gamble on Sharpe or Ivey even if we don't need another guard.
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Post#90 » by ThunderBolt » Sat May 14, 2022 7:48 pm

Jabari’s skillset appeals to me. Even if he doesn’t improve on his weaknesses, he can be a taller Klay Thompson. Maybe I’m just so desperate for some shooting I’m overvaluing him.
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Post#91 » by retrobro90 » Sat May 14, 2022 8:30 pm

Dadouv47 wrote:
retrobro90 wrote:
ThunderBolt wrote:Do you have a top 5 or top 10 for this draft?


As of today (pre-combine):

#1 Paolo Banchero
#2 Chet Holmgren
#3 Jabari Smith
#4 Johnny Davis
#5 AJ Griffin
#6 Benedict Mathurin
#7 Jaden Ivey
#8 Shaedon Sharpe
#9 Dyson Daniels
#10 Keegan Murray


I'm a bit skeptical about how Banchero's game gonna translate to the NBA tbh but he looks like a hard working guy and smart kid so maybe I'm wrong. Didn't watch enough of Johnny Davis but he's clearly the most "controvertial" guy in some mock drafts.

AJ Griffin would be a great fit to our team but I don't like his ceiling that much. I would rather gamble on Sharpe or Ivey even if we don't need another guard.


Banchero's size and self creation is undeniable imo. I think he's as proven as it gets in this class. The defensive criticisms are overblown and he's got too much that you can't teach.

Davis' arsenal as a scorer is unmatched by anyone else in this draft. If he hadn't gotten injured I think the consensus would have him alongside the other 3 dudes at the top just like it was at the start of the year.

I would strongly suggest watching Griffin's high school tape. What he proved this year is his value as an offball player and someone who's J is gonna be ultra reliable. Before his slew of (not horrible) injuries his athleticism really popped. This year at Duke we saw a version of him that couldn't leave the ground (though he slowly gained more burst as the season went on.) I think the ceiling for him is sky high but all dependent upon his ability to regain his previous form.
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Post#92 » by Dn4sty » Sun May 15, 2022 3:50 am

ThunderBolt wrote:
retrobro90 wrote:
ThunderBolt wrote:I think I would rather have Davis at 12 than Ivey at 4.


Id rather have Davis at 4 than Ivey at 4 tbh. Ivey's athleticism is intriguing but I worry about the lack of left hand and 0 in between game.

Do you have a top 5 or top 10 for this draft?


Here’s my Thunder centric rankings.

Shaedon
Jabari
Chet
Ivey
Banchero
AJG
Mathurin
Duren
Sochan
Dyson
Eason
Murray
PBJ
Branham
Dieng
Jovic
Agbaji
Watson
Christie
Procida
Jalen
Terry
Butler
Jaylin
Brown
Laravia
Koloko/Williams
Hyungjung
Miller
McGowens
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Post#93 » by Dn4sty » Sun May 15, 2022 3:52 am

ThunderBolt wrote:Jabari’s skillset appeals to me. Even if he doesn’t improve on his weaknesses, he can be a taller Klay Thompson. Maybe I’m just so desperate for some shooting I’m overvaluing him.


Vecenie mentioned him as a guy you know won’t get played off the floor in a playoff series, whereas you can’t say the same the Chet or Banchero.

I think this adds value to Jabari
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Post#94 » by Dadouv47 » Sun May 15, 2022 1:22 pm

Feel like there's a big gap between top 8 and players at 12-14 so wonder how much it will cost to move up with the LAC pick (I only like Duren at 12 but doubt he will fall to that spot). I also like Dieng but picking him at 12 is maybe a reach.

Kind of draft I would rather try to move up to pick two players in the top 8 instead of moving up with our own pick if we get unlucky in the lottery.
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Post#95 » by Born_Ready » Sun May 15, 2022 4:26 pm

Man, I would be beyond ecstatic if Johnny Davis found his new home in OKC.
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Post#96 » by Dn4sty » Mon May 16, 2022 4:44 am

Born_Ready wrote:Man, I would be beyond ecstatic if Johnny Davis found his new home in OKC.


I don’t see it with Davis. Sell me on him
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Post#97 » by namlede » Mon May 16, 2022 3:17 pm

one day away.

my top 7 as of now taking Into account thunder needs.

1- Chet
2- Jabari
3- Keegan
4- Sochan
5- Duren
6- Davis
7- Daniels

I value defense over most as well as iq and upside offensively.

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Post#98 » by namlede » Mon May 16, 2022 3:20 pm

Dn4sty wrote:
Born_Ready wrote:Man, I would be beyond ecstatic if Johnny Davis found his new home in OKC.


I don’t see it with Davis. Sell me on him
tough as nails competitor with the mindset to guard the best players. solid shooting stroke from mid and a developing 3. quick first step, strong for size, team player, wants to win, fiery, passionate.

I'm not sure he can guard the 3 consistently, and his fit alongside Shai and Giddey is not ideal, but any team would love to have him.

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Post#99 » by Big nick » Mon May 16, 2022 5:14 pm

I have a feeling presti will find a way to get chet but I am not sold on him. I would like Jabari, and AJ we need his stroke from 3.
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Post#100 » by Dadouv47 » Mon May 16, 2022 5:33 pm

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