2019 NBA Draft Thread

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Indy » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:46 am

Split T wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:45 am
SDC wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:16 am
Split T wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:36 am
3 games SDC, I wouldn't start drawing any conclusions off 3 games of data
what did i tell you about josh jackson last year?
I'm not questioning whether poor ft shooting is a bad sign, I'm questioning whether 3 games is an adequate sample size to determine if RJ is a bad ft shooter. I could probably find a 3 game sample where Curry or Nash shot 59% from the ft line.
stop being rational

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by INFORMER » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:33 pm

Ja Morant coming on strong. Dropped a triple double of 29 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists.

Also, look out for Sagaba Konate. He has added a 3-point shot. If it sticks, he might be a tremendous fit next to Ayton. I worry about his athleticism and lateral movement though.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by In2ition » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:17 am

INFORMER wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:33 pm
Ja Morant coming on strong. Dropped a triple double of 29 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists.

Also, look out for Sagaba Konate. He has added a 3-point shot. If it sticks, he might be a tremendous fit next to Ayton. I worry about his athleticism and lateral movement though.
Yes, Ja has been good and is someone to really keep an eye on. Super athletic, decent vision, good defender, just needs to show an improved jumper.

Sagaba Konate was impressive last year with his shot blocking and rebounding. He couldn't shoot though, so it's nice to see him add a 3-point shot.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by INFORMER » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:14 am

10 turnovers for Morant against Alabama. Ugh.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:27 am

INFORMER wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:14 am
10 turnovers for Morant against Alabama. Ugh.
Are you going rant more about Morant?

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Split T » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:22 am

A guy I was excited about last year, Nickiel Alexander-Walker, is having a good start to the season. He ended up playing an off ball spot up role last year, but they’re letting him handle the ball this year. He’s not a traditional pg, but he’s showing he can run the offense a bit. He’s 6’6 and putting up 19.6/5.4/4.4 with 2.4 steals and shooting .54/.40/.92

I’ll have to watch some Ja Morant. I also love Deandre Hunter and think he’s my top guy right now. This is assuming we don’t land top 5, which very well could happen. Just don’t want to get too invested in getting a high pick. I actually want to see us win games.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Shabazz » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:23 am

Darius Garland tore his MCL and is out for the season.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by The Bobster » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:46 pm

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by SDC » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:02 am

hmmm... rj barrett is not a good outside shooter

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by INFORMER » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:51 pm

Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams are exactly the type of players the Suns need.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:56 pm

For the record, I don't want the Suns to draft Bol Bol. He's crazy long an has a very good outside game for a guy of his height, but the kid really lacks a motor. Another complacent young player is the last thing this team needs.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by In2ition » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:09 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:56 pm
For the record, I don't want the Suns to draft Bol Bol. He's crazy long an has a very good outside game for a guy of his height, but the kid really lacks a motor. Another complacent young player is the last thing this team needs.
You know he's going to be drafted by Atlanta. He's tailor made for them.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Superbone » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:39 pm

Zion or bust!
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:31 pm

Superbone wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:39 pm
Zion or bust!
I really don't think we're going to get the #1 pick this year.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Superbone » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:58 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Superbone wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:39 pm
Zion or bust!
I really don't think we're going to get the #1 pick this year.
Like I said, or bust!

We'll have the best shot at it but yeah, the odds are flatter than ever. We'll need some luck. Let's not count on it though, mmm k? (I'm talking to you James Jones.)
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Split T » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:17 pm

I don’t think we’ll actually end up with the highest odds. My guess is we eventually pass Atlanta, Cleveland, and Chicago. Possibly New York if they throw in the towel.

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by INFORMER » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:20 pm

I think trading down is the best option. I don't think the lottery has a lot of high end talent, but I think you are going to see several Kyle Kuzma level prospects emerge in the 12-22 range.

Grant Williams could be the glue guy the Suns need to build a winning dynamic on the court.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Split T » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:24 pm

Makes sense. If we don’t land #1, I’d consider moving down. Even at #2, I’d move that if someone really loved Barrett and made a big offer.

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by iLLmatic » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:25 pm

RJ all day every day.

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by INFORMER » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:32 pm

I don't know about that, ill. I really don't know if does anything for this team.

And I don't get the lack of motor critiques about Bol Bol. He has looked good to me.
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