NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by Superbone » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:12 pm

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You should always be excited about Christmas no matter what age you are.
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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by Ladmo » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:14 pm

I seriously can't tell if you're fucking with me or not.

I will say this though; Can you imagine how badly the Suns would have missed the playoffs if they did, god forbid, give a guy like Jimmer the minutes he needs to develop?

I mean, the Suns might have been stuck with Towns or Okafor in the draft instead of Booker...
Good thing THAT was avoided...
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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by carey » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:24 pm

Brandon Ashley didn't get drafted? Woah. We need him in training camp pronto.
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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by Split T » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:43 pm

Christian wood and Vince hunter went undrafted as well. I liked both of them
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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by JCSunsfan » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:49 pm

Christian Wood is interesting.

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Post by Ladmo » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:55 pm

Christian Wood... Sounds like something an altar boy might give to a priest...
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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by Cap » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:58 pm

Shabazz wrote:
Cap wrote:We could have had Dakari. Or Brandon. We traded the damn pick.
I think we needed a rotation big a lot more than another marginal prospect.
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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by Shabazz » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:02 pm

He was much better the year before. Last year he was yanked in and out of the rotation. He has some pick and pop ability and is a decent defensive rebounder. Can alternate between the 4 and 5.

I do think there is something to what McDonough said about a saturation point with young players. You can have too many.

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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by LazarusLong » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:05 pm

Ladmo wrote:Christian Wood... Sounds like something an altar boy might give to a priest...

Holy shit. A Ladmo siting??
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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by LazarusLong » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:09 pm

Cap wrote:So, sell me on Jon Leuer.
He's 6-10 and shoots abou6t 37% from behind the arc.

Look at it this way--he's better than Earl Barron.
(OK, that's damning with faint praise ...)
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Post by Superbone » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:30 pm

We got the poor man's Kaminsky:
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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by Mori Chu » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:38 am

Ladmo's here! Good to see ya, Lad.

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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by Mori Chu » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:40 am

I don't know that much about Booker (or any prospect, really) but it's good to see us draft a guy who is tall for his position and can shoot really well. How is his defense?

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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by ShelC » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:18 am

I like Leuer. He caught my eye at Wisconsin and I've always been intrigued by him. Not just a BWS who shoots 3s (Novak). He's a very good all around offensive player, in the same mold as Frye but probably more versatile offensively. Shortcomings will be obvious but pretty savvy move I think. Like McD said, we don't need more rooks and Leuer's a young vet who's played on winning teams the last few years. Hope he gets a chance to show what he can do.

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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by Sad Suns Fan » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:30 am

Mori Chu wrote:I don't know that much about Booker (or any prospect, really) but it's good to see us draft a guy who is tall for his position and can shoot really well. How is his defense?
His D will come, he's got the athletic ability and seems driven to improve.
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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by Bruiser » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:36 am

JCSunsfan wrote:Christian Wood is interesting.
Yau!
I just wish we could find a way to trade the Morrii for any sort of aging role model with a little bit of veteran leadership and a locker room presence on an affordable contract. Some sort of Grant Hill, KG or maybe even David West could provide some much needed guidance for our young guns right now.
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I will say this though; Can you imagine how badly the Suns would have missed the playoffs if they did, god forbid, give a guy like Jimmer the minutes he needs to develop?

I mean, the Suns might have been stuck with Towns or Okafor in the draft instead of Booker...
Good thing THAT was avoided...
I kind of agree with this. The young guys need to get out there. A lot! Even if that means being Philly for two years. We have missed the playoffs 5 years in a row now. I am afraid that mediocrity thing is not working out for us and it only prolongs the inevitable.

I like our pick though!

The Kentucky Suns.

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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by ShelC » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:04 am

Well, i think this was a pretty successful draft night all things considered. We addressed a major need (outside shooting) with Booker and Leuer.

Booker seems to be a very polished, mature 18 yr old who "gets it". Confident but not cocky and still can improve. I like his size for a SG also. As much raw talent as Archie has, Booker seems more of the basketball player. I think Archie definitely becomes expendable now and is maybe thrown in as sweetner to a deal.

But Booker will help spread the floor and keep defenses honest regardless of whether he's next to Bledsoe or Knight.

Leuer...same thing. A 6-10 guy that can spread the floor but also play off the dribble so teams can't just close out on him. If TJ starts getting time, having a 4 that can space things is huge since TJ isn't much of an outside threat. And Leuer can also hoepfully open things up inside for Len.

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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by Sunsfan4life » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:26 am

ShelC wrote:.

Leuer...same thing. A 6-10 guy that can spread the floor but also play off the dribble so teams can't just close out on him. If TJ starts getting time, having a 4 that can space things is huge since TJ isn't much of an outside threat. And Leuer can also hoepfully open things up inside for Len.
They need to play T.J. I liked him as a prospect, liked what I saw in limited time last yr, now they need to make room for him. I'd love to see him starting to open the season.
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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by Mori Chu » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:54 am

Doubt Leuer gets any minutes; seems like a practice/insurance guy to me. But I don't mind getting capable young players to fill out the end of the bench like that.

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Re: NBA DRAFT NIGHT 2015

Post by JCSunsfan » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:31 am

Jon Leuer 6-11 witn a 7-0 wingspan and a 37 inch vert. Standing reach is not too good at 8-10 (3 inches shy of Kaminsky). Usually that means a longer kneck, and bigger head rather than the higher, hunched shoulders players like KD have.

If you looking at a player or playing style to compare him to, think Gugliotta. I suppose he is as good as any second round prospect you might get, but he is older and closer to being a contributor.

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