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Post#301 » by Dadouv47 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:56 pm

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Post#302 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:00 pm

He's got us taking Bouknight at 9, Isaiah Jackson at 17 and Jared Butler at 31.

Edit: I thought this was an updated mock based on the tweet. It looks like its just a tweet referring to the one from two weeks ago.

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Post#303 » by Dadouv47 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:17 pm

If we can't move up to the top 5 I wonder what would be the cost to move up from 18 to 8-10.

Not ideal but drafting two top 10 guys is still nice.
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Post#304 » by Old Man Game » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:23 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:He's got us taking Bouknight at 9, Isaiah Jackson at 17 and Jared Butler at 31.

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Ya know, there's actually a decent number of solid starter, even all star level players taken at 9 over the years. Not so great recently but maybe its due for another hit.

http://www.basketballinsiders.com/history-of-the-nba-draft-by-pick/history-of-the-nba-draft-pick-number-9/
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Re: 2021 NBA Draft Thread 

Post#305 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Apr 1, 2021 1:49 pm

A little morning therapy for me is trying to sell myself on other guys. These videos are long but good for getting a feel on guys that you may not know much about. A few things I like about Bouknight is he’s good in transition. I don’t see that being one of Shai’s strengths. He seems solid going both left and right. My concerns are his shooting and he’s a little small and has been injured a few times. Free throw shooting is good so I think the shot will come around. My guess is he’s probably not getting lots of spot up, wide open threes.
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Post#306 » by Dn4sty » Fri Apr 2, 2021 1:36 am

ThunderBolt wrote:A little morning therapy for me is trying to sell myself on other guys. These videos are long but good for getting a feel on guys that you may not know much about. A few things I like about Bouknight is he’s good in transition. I don’t see that being one of Shai’s strengths. He seems solid going both left and right. My concerns are his shooting and he’s a little small and has been injured a few times. Free throw shooting is good so I think the shot will come around. My guess is he’s probably not getting lots of spot up, wide open threes.


I’ve watched some stuff on him as well. I think he’s a sneaky good athlete and he seems to finish well around the rim. I also think his jump shot will translate.
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Post#307 » by thedoppelganger » Fri Apr 2, 2021 2:38 pm

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Updated big board from Vecenie, highlights prospects that had noteworthy NCAA tournaments. He moved Suggs above Mobley to #2, and seems a huge fan of instant impact role players like Davion Mitchell (#11) and Chris Duarte (#16).

Spoiler:
1 - Cade Cunningham
2 - Jalen Suggs
3 - Evan Mobley
4 - Jalen Green
5 - Jonathan Kuminga
6 - Scottie Barnes
7 - Moses Moody
8 - Kai Jones
9 - Corey Kispert
10 - Keon Johnson
11 - Davion Mitchell
12 - James Bouknight
13 - Jaden Springer
14 - Ziaire Williams
15 - Josh Giddey
16 - Chris Duarte
17 - Tre Mann
18 - Franz Wagner
19 - Isaiah Jackson
20 - Jalen Johnson
21 - Day'Ron Sharpe
22 - Sharife Cooper
23 - Ayo Dosunmu
24 - Alperen Sengun
25 - Rokas Jokubaitis
26 - Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
27 - Cam Thomas
28 - Aaron Henry
29 - Nah'shon Hyland
30 - Roko Prkacin
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Post#308 » by ThunderBolt » Fri Apr 2, 2021 3:50 pm

I don’t see the high ceiling for Kai Jones. He’s got some ability but looks pretty flawed to me. Giddey has been playing pretty well as of late.
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Post#309 » by bbms » Sat Apr 3, 2021 2:21 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:I don’t see the high ceiling for Kai Jones. He’s got some ability but looks pretty flawed to me. Giddey has been playing pretty well as of late.


That quickness for his size, though.

Josh Giddey might be a good consolation prize for those missing on Cade.
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Post#310 » by Old Man Game » Sun Apr 4, 2021 2:19 am

Somewhat interested in this Corey Kispert kid from Gonzaga. Gives me some Kyle Korver vibes. Would be a really solid add at pick 9 if he could do that.
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Post#311 » by namlede » Sun Apr 4, 2021 5:16 am

Suggs has that something special. I think Cade has it too but man what a shot and block.

It's Cade/Suggs or bust in this draft. I'd trade half our picks in the next 7 years as well as anyone on our roster not names Shai or Alexsei.

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Post#312 » by Dadouv47 » Sun Apr 4, 2021 1:08 pm

Old Man Game wrote:Somewhat interested in this Corey Kispert kid from Gonzaga. Gives me some Kyle Korver vibes. Would be a really solid add at pick 9 if he could do that.


Definitely some Kyle Korver vibes.

I would rather gamble on a young prospect that could become a star (or a bust). Think Kispert's ceiling is not really high but he definitely can be a good nba player. Kind of prospect a good/contender team would love to draft.
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Post#313 » by Dadouv47 » Sun Apr 4, 2021 1:13 pm

Still have Mobley over Suggs but I think it may be easier to move up to get Mobley (because some bad teams already have good Centers).
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Post#314 » by Dadouv47 » Sun Apr 4, 2021 1:19 pm

We don't have our own 2021 2nd round pick? Was going to say I would be fine to draft Timme...not gonna be an elite player but could be a nice back up C...some Nick Colison vibes ;)
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Post#315 » by bbms » Sun Apr 4, 2021 1:52 pm

The overseas class is outstanding this year. The more I look into it, the more I see potential with the Miami pick and the second-rounders.

I'd feel great if OKC picks Josh Giddey at 9th and Roko Prkacin at 19th. I'd rather take Prkacin in the 10-20 range than Jonathan Kuminga, Ziaire Williams, and Scottie Barnes at the top 10.
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Post#316 » by ThunderBolt » Sun Apr 4, 2021 3:06 pm

I'd be thrilled with any of the top 5 but Cade, Mobley and Suggs are my top 3. I still haven't decided on an order for those three. Then Green fourth and Kuminga fifth.
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Post#317 » by ThunderBolt » Sun Apr 4, 2021 3:06 pm

bbms wrote:The overseas class is outstanding this year. The more I look into it, the more I see potential with the Miami pick and the second-rounders.

I'd feel great if OKC picks Josh Giddey at 9th and Roko Prkacin at 19th. I'd rather take Prkacin in the 10-20 range than Jonathan Kuminga, Ziaire Williams, and Scottie Barnes at the top 10.

I can't figure out how Ziare Williams is still rated so highly by the expert guys.
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Post#318 » by ThunderBolt » Sun Apr 4, 2021 3:13 pm

Old Man Game wrote:Somewhat interested in this Corey Kispert kid from Gonzaga. Gives me some Kyle Korver vibes. Would be a really solid add at pick 9 if he could do that.

I've said before that he's a guy I don't mind taking with our second pick when it looked like Houston might night be a top 5 worst team. I'm not sure I love taking him if we only have one top ten pick.
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Post#319 » by jake_swivel » Mon Apr 5, 2021 12:15 am

Dadouv47 wrote:We don't have our own 2021 2nd round pick? Was going to say I would be fine to draft Timme...not gonna be an elite player but could be a nice back up C...some Nick Colison vibes ;)


We'll have the Minnesota second round pick from Golden State since their first won't convey. So first pick of the second round.
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Post#320 » by thedoppelganger » Mon Apr 5, 2021 12:49 am

jake_swivel wrote:
Dadouv47 wrote:We don't have our own 2021 2nd round pick? Was going to say I would be fine to draft Timme...not gonna be an elite player but could be a nice back up C...some Nick Colison vibes ;)


We'll have the Minnesota second round pick from Golden State since their first won't convey. So first pick of the second round.

We've got 3 2nds as of now I think - Minnesota, ours, and Denver. So 2 picks in the 30s and 1 in the 50s.

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