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Post#581 » by Almond2Oak » Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:33 pm

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themoneyteam2 wrote:Yeah that's also true his wingspan is underwhelming. I could see Ainge going after Cole Anthony too since he was projected consensus top 5 pick and even mentioned as the #1 pick for a long time. Top 3 recruit in high school too. Only concern is that he offers pretty little versatility but would be an elite backup PG and could take the reigns from Kemba if he reaches his projected ceiling.


Imo Cole Anthony is severely overhyped. I've seen him mentioned as a top 10 pick in some mock drafts.

He's Trey Burke more or less. The only reason he's getting attention is because he's played on tv a lot due to going to a massive college in UNC, and he also went to Oak Hill in high school.

There are so, so many players I'd choose over him even with the Milwaukee pick at 30.

It's going to be unfortunate and sad (a smh moment) to see a team (probably in the lottery) pick him so high.


Very smart.

Cole is gonna probably be one of the worst picks if he goes on Lottery due to the fact he’s older then Dotson & Lewis, yet, he isn’t even close to them in terms of play. You could argue Cole has peaked, he’s a shorter, less dynamic Tyreke Evans. He has to have ball and even then he just dribbled the hell out of it and is a piss poor shooter. Have fun with that (hopefully not in Boston)
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Re: 2020 NBA Draft Thread 

Post#582 » by SmartWentCrazy » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:28 pm

themoneyteam2 wrote:
Yeah that's also true his wingspan is underwhelming. I could see Ainge going after Cole Anthony too since he was projected consensus top 5 pick and even mentioned as the #1 pick for a long time. Top 3 recruit in high school too. Only concern is that he offers pretty little versatility but would be an elite backup PG and could take the reigns from Kemba if he reaches his projected ceiling.


Ainge historically has seemed to place a lot more weight on High School Rankings than Freshman year production [dating all the way back to the trade for Telfair], so I could see this as well. Not sure if it’ll work out for us, but I could see it happening nonetheless.
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Post#583 » by threrf23 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:13 pm

Cole Anthony is nearly a full year old for his class. Guys ranked as high, who are a full year old for their class, have an iffy track record. Either they were held back a year, or might as well have been held back a year due to injury (Kevin Love, Shawn Livingston, Penny Hardaway), they might as well have been held back a year due to immaturity (Josh Jackson, OJ Mayo), and/or they became full of themselves and didn't realize they needed to keep working (Austin Rivers, Gerald Green, Bazz Muhammad). John Wall is an exception, and still has sort of failed to live up to expectations, and has played 73 games over the past two seasons.
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Post#584 » by SmartWentCrazy » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:38 pm

threrf23 wrote:Cole Anthony is nearly a full year old for his class. Guys ranked as high, who are a full year old for their class, have an iffy track record. Either they were held back a year, or might as well have been held back a year due to injury (Kevin Love, Shawn Livingston, Penny Hardaway), they might as well have been held back a year due to immaturity (Josh Jackson, OJ Mayo), and/or they became full of themselves and didn't realize they needed to keep working (Austin Rivers, Gerald Green, Bazz Muhammad). John Wall is an exception, and still has sort of failed to live up to expectations, and has played 73 games over the past two seasons.


Im not the biggest Cole Anthony fan, moreso just guessing based on Ainge’s history.
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Post#585 » by ConstableGeneva » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:20 pm

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Post#586 » by SmartWentCrazy » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:39 pm

Jaden McDaniels is so confusing to me. He was downright awful last year. But there are only so many people who are 6’9+ that can functionally dribble and shoot.

I’m warming up to him as the guy at 17. He’ll probably bust like James Young, but he absolutely has the potential to be the best player in the draft.
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Post#587 » by celticfan42487 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:59 pm

ConstableGeneva wrote:
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With the exception of Kyrie that's burying the lead there haha.

I mean I guess, 3/4 have played with potentially the best player in the game as their sidekick to a title.
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Post#588 » by snowman » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:43 am

I don't know if we will pick 4 players, (3 1st's and a 2nd) or trade them all. However, if we pick any, I would love to come out of the draft with either Nesmith or Seddiq Bey for our shooter, and Achiuwa or Jalen Smith as our big. Everything else is a project to replace Waters in the G league because He will be with the big club next season.
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Post#589 » by hugepatsfan » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:24 pm

MEM is the 8 seed right now but they have a tough schedule. POR is getting Nurkic/Zach Collins back for the stretch run and New Orleans was surging with Zion back and have an easy schedule.

There's a solid shot MEM ends up having to do the play-in. MEM is starting with a 3.5 game lead but unless they push it to 4 games they will do the play-in. The way it's set up is that MEM would just have to win one game while POR/NO would need to beat the twice.

Right now MEM's pick projects to be #17, with MIN (via Brooklyn), ORL and POR picking ahead of them. MEM could jump those teams and the pick move up to #14. POR/MIN figure to be threats to snag a 3&D wing and ORL would seemingly be a threat to take a PG like Kira Lewis or Cole Anthony. If we move up to #14 it could be huge for us in filling one of those needs/wants with the draft.
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Post#590 » by themoneyteam2 » Sat Jul 4, 2020 1:43 am



Haven't heard much talk about Josh Green. Consensus top 15 recruit (the Ainge special), averaged 12/4.6/2.6 on 42/36/78 splits.

6'6", 210 lbs with a 6"10" wingspan and fits right in as a 3 and D wing. Very intriguing plug and play wing with the ability to guard 1-4 at a high level. He is great athletically and fits right into any offense as an off the ball scorer. Lethal in transition.

Strengths:
- spot up shooting
- on ball and off ball defense
- versatility to guard multiple positions

Weaknesses:
- limited creator on offense
- below average finisher in half court
- Needs to improve his offensive skillset

Wouldn't shock me at all if he's the pick at 17. Top HS recruit and great athletically. He fits right in as a 3 and D wing and is the most versatile defender in the draft. Routinely guarded point guards and forwards at Zona, despite being 6'6", and can move laterally extremely well. He's a safe pick that can contribute Day 1 but also has a high ceiling imo. His weakness is not being able to go get a bucket on his own and most of his offense is assisted but that's all he'll need his 1st year in the league. Reminds me of Klay Thompson with his form and off ball movement but obviously not the shooter he is.

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