The NBA Draft Thread

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by pmatic, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. pmatic

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    Because it's never too early.
     
  2. pmatic

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    http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/draf...ft&ex_cid=InsiderTwitter_ford_waytooearlymock
     
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  3. worldbeefreeg

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    While it sucks beng a Knick fan and losing prolly another lottery pick, at least it is happening in this draft. Draft is TRASH. People will sell themselves on certain guys as draftime comes along but it's just not good.

    Troy WIlliams will be a 1st round pick by the end of the year.
     
  4. toine2983

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  5. frshstunna

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    After the 1st 3 or 4 picks this draft has a high chance of getting real weird :lol:
     
  6. Vincent Van Goat

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    Seeing Grayson Allen at #20 makes me wonder about this class

    I'm hoping Brunson shows out in college, he's my favorite player going into this season

    I also can't believe Murray is that high at #4, will be interesting to watch his stock 

    Not in on Simmons yet either. I don't see the hype
     
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  7. finallyfamous

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    It's so early P :lol:
     
  8. pmatic

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    I figured it would at least separate the draft talk from the college bball thread. It's honestly hurt the thread the past few years.
     
  9. al3xis

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    For the life of me, I cant' understand why James Blackmon gets no love from the internet draftniks - like not lottery or anything but at least getting drafted this year in late Rnd 1. He's smaller but above average wingspan, missed most of last summer and still came out and killed. I think he's going to have a huge year.

    I like Malik Pope a lot but Ford really has a hard-on for him.

    He's older, but I think Sheldon McClellan deserves more pub.

    I don't think Simmons just plays PF - he's going to play some 5 for LSU and he's going to kill it.

    Jalen Moore from Utah State and AJ English from Iona would be my off the radar guys I'd put stock into. Moore especially.
     
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  10. wavycrocket

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    For those low on Simmons, what's there not to like other than his lack of shooting at this stage and wingspan/standing reach?
     
  11. show time 96

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    Kris Dunn really went back
     
  12. osh kosh bosh

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    isn't this the 3rd knee injury for Blackmon? undersized 2 guard with average athleticism can't afford to get any slower.
     
  13. wavycrocket

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    Blackmon already looks like he's 40. I honestly think scouts look at him, see his average athleticism and polish...and see an old head :rofl:

    Son was in HS in this pic. HIGH SCHOOL lol
     
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  14. Vincent Van Goat

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    How do you project him as a pro though? I have no doubt he will be nice in college... who is your pro comparison? 
     
  15. wavycrocket

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    A more perimeter oriented, quicker Blake Griffin. Similar play style to Blake in the playoffs this year. Same size. Blake is just more muscular, and has more bounce. But Simmons is a legit 6'10 240lbs.

    I mean it's not crazy to think he can't develop a consistent jumper out to 18-20ft to keep the defense honest. Dude is truly a "positionless" basketball player, and a matchup nightmare at the 3/4. You can play Simmons out the high post, p&r. Both ball handler and screener. He can run the break and initiate the offense. He finishes very well with both hands, and has a soft touch and nice floaters on his drives. He also has quick feet and can guard on the perimeter and rebound w/ the bigs and bust out with the ball.

    He'll ultimately have to become a better post defender and shooter...but those are two things that are very correctable for a player like him.
     
  16. Vincent Van Goat

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    I've heard that comparison around NT multiple times... I definitely will keep an open mind
     
  17. blackintellect

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    I admittedly have only seen tape on him, but I don't see any Blake Griffin in there. I just don't see it, but we shall see. 
     
  18. pmatic

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    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/10/2/9438537/dragan-bender-nba-draft-2016-scouting-report


     
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  19. Vincent Van Goat

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    Sucks we didn't get to see Bender play in the FIBA Qualifying tournament this summer
     
  20. wavycrocket

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    Bender is slow, soft and doesn't finish strong at the rim. I want no parts. He is really skilled offensively though.

    Never seen a 7ftr finish so many gimme dunks as lay ups :lol: