2021 NBA Draft Thread

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Post#321 » by jake_swivel » Mon Apr 5, 2021 12:53 am

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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.


Ah, because the protections on the Boston trade.
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Post#322 » by Old Man Game » Mon Apr 5, 2021 2:37 am

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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.


45% from 3 would be pretty useful. He's got some athleticism too if you saw that dunk he had last night.
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Post#323 » by Old Man Game » Mon Apr 5, 2021 4:26 pm

I'm not ashamed to admit it, I went back and watched Suggs' block and ensuing assist on the halfcourt transition bounce pass again this morning. God damn that was cool. Whoever gets this guy is a lucky fanbase. Looks like Dwayne Wade and Brandon Roy's DNA were somehow fused and grown in a lab somewhere.
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Post#324 » by ThunderBolt » Mon Apr 5, 2021 4:37 pm

Old Man Game wrote:I'm not ashamed to admit it, I went back and watched Suggs' block and ensuing assist on the halfcourt transition bounce pass again this morning. God damn that was cool. Whoever gets this guy is a lucky fanbase. Looks like Dwayne Wade and Brandon Roy's DNA were somehow fused and grown in a lab somewhere.

He seems like a guy that's going to make winning plays like that throughout his career. I would be thrilled if we got him.
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Post#325 » by mr570 » Mon Apr 5, 2021 7:28 pm

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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.

Which guy is the most "Thunder" player though? I can't think of anyone else but Cade or Suggs. They both seem to have that type of personality. Not sure about the other guys even though they'll hopefully all be great in one way or another.
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Post#326 » by ThunderBolt » Mon Apr 5, 2021 7:58 pm

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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.

Which guy is the most "Thunder" player though? I can't think of anyone else but Cade or Suggs. They both seem to have that type of personality. Not sure about the other guys even though they'll hopefully all be great in one way or another.

Well what is a "thunder guy"? We joke about long, athletic guys that can't shoot but the truth is Presti has had draft picks of all different backgrounds. Payne, Huestis, Poku and Maledon don't necessarily fit the thunder profile. I think you could make a case for all 5 of the top guys being guys he likes. You could say Mobley and Green are california guys that would never fit in OKC but people said the same about Russ too. Who really knows?
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Post#327 » by Old Man Game » Mon Apr 5, 2021 9:33 pm

I wouldn't over think it too much. I'm pretty sure Sam just wants talented players that want to work hard.

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Post#328 » by Old Man Game » Tue Apr 6, 2021 2:19 am

Very impressed by this Davion Mitchell kid. Looks like a Pat Bev potential type with an even sturdier frame. Sort of a shorter pure PG Marcus Smart.
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Post#329 » by Jimmy Early » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:00 pm

Yuck. Don't EVER compare ANYONE to Patrick "Cheap Shot" Beverley if you want to leave a favorable impression around these parts....
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Post#330 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Apr 8, 2021 6:17 pm

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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.

I’m really talking myself in to him. I’m not sure if I’m irrationally developing an internal bias or not.
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Post#331 » by Devilanche » Thu Apr 8, 2021 10:56 pm

I’m not talking myself into anyone until the lotto is decided.
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Post#332 » by namlede » Fri Apr 9, 2021 4:26 am

Anyone think Garuba can play center? A little short for a center, but seems to have a nice base and is strong.

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Post#333 » by ThunderBolt » Fri Apr 9, 2021 10:38 am

Devilanche wrote:I’m not talking myself into anyone until the lotto is decided.

Don’t you want to set yourself up for crushing disappointment?
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Post#334 » by Devilanche » Yesterday 2:32 am

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Devilanche wrote:I’m not talking myself into anyone until the lotto is decided.

Don’t you want to set yourself up for crushing disappointment?

In my today view, we are picking 1st and 5th .

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