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Post by Superbone » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:02 pm

I know it's way early but I needed somewhere to put this:





P.S. The search mechanism on this site is ridiculous. It wouldn't let me search for "draft" because it's too common. I only wanted to find topics with "draft" in it which aren't that many but it didn't care.
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:09 pm

I'm not much of an Obi Toppin fan. He prefers to play with his back to the basket and I question his hands. He'll probably do fine in the league, but I think it's going to take a while.
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Re: NBA Draft 2020

Post by Superbone » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:25 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:09 pm
I'm not much of an Obi Toppin fan. He prefers to play with his back to the basket and I question his hands. He'll probably do fine in the league, but I think it's going to take a while.
I'll be honest that I don't know anything about him other than these highlights.
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:29 pm

I've only watched YouTube clips, so I'm not getting a full picture either. He's just a guy that seems like his ceiling would be the late lottery in a normal draft.
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Post by INFORMER » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:42 pm

Nah, he's a top 10 pick in most drafts. He reminds me of Kenyon Martin. Better jump shout though.
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:48 pm

I can see the comparison to Martin, but Martin is a crazy person and that had a lot to do with his success.
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Re: NBA Draft 2020

Post by Shabazz » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:34 am

Deni Avdija would be a great fit here, but there's no way the Suns draft him after neither Bender nor Saric has panned out.

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Post by OE32 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:07 am

I think this is a very deep draft, not at all top heavy. I'd feel best drafting in the 4-7 range so we'd be in a position to draft one of Halliburton, Advija, Okongwu or Hayes, in that order. To me, Halliburton projects as a perfect fit alongside Devin Booker and Ty Jerome in the backcourt long term. Advija could be very useful off the bench for us and could step into the starting 4 spot once he develops. Okongwu's not a great fit for us, but I think he could give us something like what Montrezl Harrell gives the Clippers off the bench, plus his FT% gives some indication that he might be able to stretch the floor in time. Hayes is a project but he looks a little too much like Devin Booker for me to pass if the rest of these guys are off the board.

Back where we're slated, Toppin and Paul Reed would be my targets. Paul Reed is my favorite as far as fit with us in this draft - a long 6'10" 4/5 who plays next level defense with his amazing hands, pressures guards with tenacity and can handle the ball, though his jumper's still developing. I can only imagine what terror Deandre and Reed could wreck on NBA defenses one day. I don't know why this kid's not slated to go in the lotto, given his crazy defensive upside.


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Post by INFORMER » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:50 pm

I think it might work against Reed that he plays for DePaul.
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Post by OE32 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:15 pm

INFORMER wrote:
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I think it might work against Reed that he plays for DePaul.
It most certainly does.

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Post by Wormwood » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:59 am

I like Toppin. He reminds me a little of Chriss, but without a lot of the head-case stuff and a better jump shot. He's an ok pick at 10, and I'm a little more familiar with him as a Dayton product.

I don't know what to think of Nico Mannion, though. Could be a good back-up PG. Solid all around, but doesn't seem like a star.

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Post by carey » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:34 am

ESPN has us taking Nico at #10 in their mock by Givony.
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Post by O_Gardino » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:16 pm

I think the Nico talk is just because he's an AZ kid.
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Re: NBA Draft 2020

Post by Shabazz » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:13 pm

Wormwood wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:59 am
I like Toppin. He reminds me a little of Chriss, but without a lot of the head-case stuff and a better jump shot. He's an ok pick at 10, and I'm a little more familiar with him as a Dayton product.
The bolded part is actually what Onyeka Okongwu reminds me of.

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Post by Danimal » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:42 pm

I assume the suns will look at PFs and PGs

How are we ranking folks at those positions? I haven’t looked into it enough yet.
Maledon looks like he could be someone at our range. Good frame for a pg. steady all round with lout being spectacular. Wouldn’t be the worst thing off the bench.
But ever since draft express stopped posting on YouTube, where is good to view a players weaknesses? Everyone looks great in their highlights.

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Re: NBA Draft 2020

Post by Superbone » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:10 am

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Re: NBA Draft 2020

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:38 am

A lazy comparison, but he reminds me a lot of a young Danilo Gallinari. Avdija looks to have a better bounce though.

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Post by Mori Chu » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:47 am

Avdija looks great in those clips. But I can't help but feel like it's mostly because of the level of competition. I don't see a lot of hugely tall, athletic opponents in those highlights. I don't know if that would translate to the NBA.

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Post by In2ition » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:12 am

How would you rate Marvin Bagley vs. Avdija, Toppin and Okongwu?

Meaning, if you any of those were to fall to the Suns, would you think about trading that pick for Bagley?
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Re: NBA Draft 2020

Post by Split T » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:53 am

I don’t think Bagley is a great fit next to Ayton unless he starts shooting a lot better.
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