2019 NBA Draft Thread

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:54 am

Fair enough. I still project him in the 8-13 range right now.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Split T » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:12 am

He’s one of the quickest guards I’ve seen in awhile. He’ll be able to get to the rim almost anytime he wants. I haven’t spent a lot of time watching, how is he as a passer? That penetration ability could be really helpful in getting Ayton and booker good looks.

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Split T » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:53 am

Anyone not have Zion #1? Barrett is good, but I just think Zion is on another level. He’s putting up 20/9/2.5 with 2 steals and 2 blocks and shooting 67 percent from the field. He can’t hit 3’s right now, 19%, but I don’t think that matters. It’s like they morphed Blake Griffin with Shawn Marion and put that in Julius Peppers body. Zion as a pass rusher or as a tight end would be absolutely terrifying.

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Split T » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:55 am

Barrett has been really good too. 24/7/4 shooting .48/.36/.65

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by In2ition » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:10 am

Zion is my #1, because of his best fit with the Suns. I do have to say that Barrett is still probably the better player. Zion does have some holes in his game, but he's such a freak that what he provides would be perfect next to the rest of the Suns. I also love his attitude. Confident but still humble and by all accounts a great teammate.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:27 am

Split T wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:55 am
Barrett has been really good too. 24/7/4 shooting .48/.36/.65
I keep hearing Barrett is a special player. But those aren't exactly stellar shooting numbers. What's the scouting report on Barrett? Any comps to current/former NBA players?

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Split T » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:53 am

I don’t know that there is an obvious comparison for him. He’s very good at attacking the rim. Long strides help him finish without elite athleticism. He’s just ok as a shooter. Maybe some similarities to Derozan. Barrett is further along as a playmaker though. Also, derozan was a worse shooter at this stage.

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Post by SDC » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:12 pm

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:27 am
Split T wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:55 am
Barrett has been really good too. 24/7/4 shooting .48/.36/.65
I keep hearing Barrett is a special player. But those aren't exactly stellar shooting numbers. What's the scouting report on Barrett? Any comps to current/former NBA players?
if you ignore the shooting stats, he really looks like a superstar on the court... kobe bryant level

48/36 is decent

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by INFORMER » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:35 pm

Split T wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:17 am
Spending some time looking into some prospects today... nothing deep, but here’s my thoughts and some guys to watch:

Clear #1 - Zion Williamson

Great player who doesn’t quite fit here - RJ Barrett

Forwards to keep an eye on:
DeAndre Hunter, Cam Reddish, Bol Bol, Grant Williams, Brandon Clarke, Jaxson Hayes

Guards to keep an eye on:
Ja Morant, Jarrett Culver, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Coby White, Lugentz Dort
Thanks for the recommendations. I hadn't heard of Coby White, Lugentz Dort, Jarrett Culver, or Jackson Hayes. I've watched Gonzaga for Rui Hachimura and haven't paid attention to Clarke; I will now.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by TheOriginalOriginal » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:27 am

Brandon Clarke had the block of the year a couple of weeks back against Tennessee. His name is forever etched in my brain now.
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Post by carey » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:45 pm

Looking forward to that one, Split.

Did anyone see the Ja Morant highlights from the other day? At first it's all, ho hum he's dominating a bunch of scrubs from Evansville. But watch the block at 2min 19seconds. It is without a doubt NBA quality athleticism. What's weird is he has another one in the 2nd half that was almost as good.

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Split T » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:00 pm

Ya, he’s a special athlete. Very quick and skilled ball handler too.

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Shabazz » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:57 pm

carey wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:45 pm
Looking forward to that one, Split.

Did anyone see the Ja Morant highlights from the other day? At first it's all, ho hum he's dominating a bunch of scrubs from Evansville. But watch the block at 2min 19seconds. It is without a doubt NBA quality athleticism. What's weird is he has another one in the 2nd half that was almost as good.

You just Carey-ed me.

Funny enough, when I posted that link (and said he was going top-5) it was that block that stood out to me more than anything else. Ridiculous.
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Post by carey » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:41 pm

Shabazz wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:57 pm

Funny enough, when I posted that link (and said he was going top-5) it was that block that stood out to me more than anything else. Ridiculous.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by wpmiller42 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:20 pm

I think if we had to pick tomorrow, and our pick was #3 or below, I think Morant would be my current choice.

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Cap » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:52 pm

wpmiller42 wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:20 pm
I think if we had to pick tomorrow, and our pick was #3 or below, I think Morant would be my current choice.
You’re assuming Zion and RJ go 1-2?
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by carey » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:10 pm

wpmiller42 wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:20 pm
I think if we had to pick tomorrow, and our pick was #3 or below, I think Morant would be my current choice.
I don't really know enough about anyone yet. I thought Culver looked a little overmatched last night. 9-21 from the field (taking 3X as many shots as everyone else) with lots of turnovers.
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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by wpmiller42 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:21 pm

Cap wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:52 pm
wpmiller42 wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:20 pm
I think if we had to pick tomorrow, and our pick was #3 or below, I think Morant would be my current choice.
You’re assuming Zion and RJ go 1-2?
Yup. I think those might be the only two I would take over Morant right now. But I honestly haven't really looked at things. Just going off the games I've seen.

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Re: 2019 NBA Draft Thread

Post by Split T » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:32 pm

Right now I’m:

1. Draft Zion
2. Trade Back and draft one of De’Andre Hunter, Brandon Clarke, Ja Morant, Nickiel Alexander-Walker
3. Draft Bol Bol

*Morant may move up and make it hard to trade back and still draft him.

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