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Memphis potential top 6 pick, tracking players of interest

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Re: Memphis potential top 6 pick, tracking players of interest 

Post#41 » by Whole Truth » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:37 pm

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Whole Truth wrote:Okoro's defense has impacted Auburn to a 7-0 start. He's putting up 13/4/2 on 60% from the field.

However through 7 he's shooting 21% from 3, 54% from the FT line.

I watch this both good & bad in thinking it would hurt his draft stock to where he might be more available to trade ...



I love Okoro. My favorite guy in this draft esepcially for the Grizzlies. Grizz need a guy who is physically opposing and with Luka in our division, someone that has some hope of defending him lol. I think Okoro will eventually be able to shoot, the question is will he be able to do anything off the dribble. Would be hard to have both BC and Okoro not being able to create much off the dribble (although BC did it tonight vs. Utah :D ).

Long ways to go...


Yeah, I'm hoping Memphis can find a way to trade in for Okoro. Maybe/hopefully, Jazz 7-15 owed pick comes into play with how they have been playing. I doubt he goes top 6 with his questionable shooting, though some mock drafts already have him top 10 & you never know. (MKG went 2nd under the same presumption of hope).

As much as I like him for Memphis, I don't think he could be justified top 6 without significant improvement from range/FT line. His 54% FT shooting is worrisome, discouraging, to say the least.

At just 18, he's a strong 6'6" 225, who can guard 1-3 & some small ball 4. Defensively, he's got the length, speed, mobility, athleticism, strength, motor & willingness that could make him a potential 1st team defender.. if only, he can prove himself not to be an offensive/spacing liability.

Speaking of which, Josh Jackson has me intrigued. His main issue with the Suns was the fact he couldn't space the floor. Suns needed better spacing & he shot under 30%, which led to his negative worth. The fact he's shooting 54% from 3 in the g League has me eager to see if its a tangible/transferable improvement to his main weakness. I assume the distance is the same. What's encouraging is that his 50+%, is not off a reserved amount of attempts. He's taking 4-5 3's a game. If his shooting translates, he could be a potential point forward for Memphis in combination with improving the perimeter defense.
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Re: Memphis potential top 6 pick, tracking players of interest 

Post#42 » by Whole Truth » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:05 pm

My current take on this draft.

Draft Wiseman
- If he's clear cut BPA
- Consideration, given to Jaren's progression/fit/chemistry with Ja, where he could potentially be flipped in trade if Wisemans is perceived the better long term fit because one thing is certain & that is, Clarke currently has the most chemistry with Ja & he needs to be starting at PF. So it would be an either or situation for me between Wiseman & 3J as the future C in either scenario.

Draft scoring wing/shot creation top 6, if Wiseman doesn't distance himself as BPA.
- Cole Anthony
- Anthony Edwards
- Lamelo Ball
- Jordan McDaniels
- RJ Hampton

Trade
1, Trade top 6 for Beal in a pick based package, if not enamored with position. Wizards continue to burn, they need a rebuild.
2, trade in mid to late lotto if Utah doesn't convey 7-15, for Okoro
3, If Memphis take Wiseman, trade Jaren for a scoring wing/Beal.
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Re: Memphis potential top 6 pick, tracking players of interest 

Post#43 » by Whole Truth » Mon Dec 2, 2019 12:21 pm

Through 5 games Cole Anthony is averaging 20 / 7 / 4.

Problem is, he's shooting 39% from the field.

Anytime Brooks is effective offensively, Memphis are a different team.

Problem is, he's inconsistent.
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Re: Memphis potential top 6 pick, tracking players of interest 

Post#44 » by Whole Truth » Mon Dec 2, 2019 12:49 pm

Tyrese Maxey, according to Bleacher report, has generated 25 points on 23 pick-and-roll possessions despite teammates converting just two of eight spot-up jumpers off his passes.
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Re: Memphis potential top 6 pick, tracking players of interest 

Post#45 » by VCfor3 » Mon Dec 2, 2019 9:57 pm

I need to watch another Maxey game at some point.
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Re: Memphis potential top 6 pick, tracking players of interest 

Post#46 » by Whole Truth » Tue Dec 3, 2019 4:20 am

With the Jazz loss tonight, they are sitting 17th, 1 & a half games out of conveying the pick 15th.
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Re: Memphis potential top 6 pick, tracking players of interest 

Post#47 » by VCfor3 » Tue Dec 3, 2019 4:37 pm

Whole Truth wrote:With the Jazz loss tonight, they are sitting 17th, 1 & a half games out of conveying the pick 15th.


They just had one of the toughest schedules so I think they'll turn it around, but I didn't realize they were that close to conveying. It'll be interesting to keep up with moving forward. Good catch. #Okoro

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