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#1 Majesty

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 05:17 PM

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The Los Angeles Lakers met with Nate Wolters and Adonis Thomas among other prospects on the first day of the combine.

 


 

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Hoopsworld’s Alex Kennedy is reporting that the Lakers are taking a close look at both Nate Wolters and Adonis Thomas, two intriguing studs who could make an impact at the next level.

Wolters is definitely someone that this club could use in the Black Mamba’s absence, as he’s a born scorer who isn’t afraid to continuously pull up and fire away from anywhere on the court.

 

 

During his senior year at South Dakota State, the 6’4” guard averaged 22.3 points, 5.8 assists and 5.6 rebounds in 38.1 minutes per game. He shot 48.5 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from deep—respectable numbers for a guy who was often the focus of opposing defenses.

 

 

 

Adonis Thomas on the other hand

Thomas is a high-upside prospect that many thought would be a lottery pick coming out of high school, but he hasn’t panned out as expected. He’s still a contributor, though, having put up 11.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in 29.3 minutes per game with the Memphis Tigers.

 

 

Thomas’ size is what should have the Lakers intrigued, as he’s a 6’7”, 240-pound swingman who can play multiple positions. He has to work on his three-point shot to truly fit in coach Mike D’Antoni’s system, but he may surprise if the Lakers select him in June.



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Thoughts on these two guys?


Edited by West Coast, May 18, 2013 - 04:42 PM.

 

I've always liked Steve Blake.

 


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 05:23 PM

Nate Wolters seems like a young Steve Blake at best and Adonis Thomas looks like a more muscular version of Devin Ebanks.....


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 05:30 PM

Who? And who?

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 05:41 PM

Who? And who?

 

watch college basketball


 

I've always liked Steve Blake.

 


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 05:56 PM

So anyone know more about these guys? Real Deal watch them or anything?


 

I've always liked Steve Blake.

 


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 06:28 PM

Didn't watch Thomas at all, simply because he never lived up to the hype (and there really wasn't THAT much hype to begin with).

Wolters is okay, but speculation is that he wouldn't hold those big scoring averages and his efficiency if he was on a bigger stage.

I'm sure there will be a couple more options once we get there.

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Hopefully we can get a mid-first round pick if we trade Pau.


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 06:57 PM

Nate Wolters seems like a young Steve Blake at best and Adonis Thomas looks like a more muscular version of Devin Ebanks.....

 

wolters plays nothing like blake. wolters is more skilled+better finisher. hes late first round talent,in this draft.

thomas is eh.


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 07:27 PM

watch college basketball

Yeah, because SOUTH DAKOTA STATE and Memphis had sooooo many games televised right? Everybody knows them, just "watch college basketball". Obviously if you haven't heard of these two prospects from two schools who get absolutely ZERO media attention, then you don't watch college basketball. Well said Broseppi, well said.

Sidebar: I'm going to apologize in advance for that sarcasm, I've been drinking and it's fun to be sarcastic when you drink drank drunk. I stand by the moral of the story though; how you gonna call someone out like that because they don't know who Nate Wolters of South Dakota State is? When's the last time you watched a South Dakota State game? People in South Dakota don't even watch South Dakota State games! Child please.

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 07:49 PM

wolters plays nothing like blake. wolters is more skilled+better finisher. hes late first round talent,in this draft.

thomas is eh.


Sounds to me like Wolters is the pick people would really look for.

Makes you wonder if they are considering him because they're giving up on Morris or they're picking him to challenge Morris. 

No idea really.  Any chance either of them make the team?


 

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 09:58 PM

Who? And who?



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Wolters doesn't seem very athletic, and note his short wingspan (6'3 for a 6'4 tall guy). Lateral movement and long arms are great assets for a guard defender, and that is exactly what we need. On the other hand, he seems like he can do more than just score, meaning rebounding and court vision. We thought we had that in Morris, turns out it wasn't so. If he's used to 15 shots a game in college, he's going to have to get used to getting about three on the Lakers. He does shoot a high percentage though, indicating smart offensive instincts, but he won't be able to just bowl and shoot over an NBA defense. 

 

Thomas is a prospect, but that's all he is. Not sure about him, 6'7 swingman fits the bill of what the Lakers need defensively, but he shot 40% from the field as a forward. Not too sure on him really. For a second round pick, he's probably worth taking a look at if Wolters can't be drafted. Hopefully he turns out to be serviceable down the stretch and not cast aside like a lot of young players.



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Both of these guys have Youtube mixes, therefore, do it Mitch!



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 10:40 PM

watch college basketball


I do sir, Memphis and South Dakota State just aren't too big time :)

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 11:09 PM

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Posted May 17, 2013 - 08:33 AM

 

Former South Dakota State star Nate Wolters has a hip flexor so he'll only be doing upper body testing today at the combine.


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Posted May 17, 2013 - 09:43 AM

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Posted May 17, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Mark Willard just said both Atlanta and The Lakers are looking to move up up in the draft.
We know Atlanta is looking to get something for Josh... Does this mean Pau is outro after all?
And who would be takers? Toronto or minny still
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Posted May 17, 2013 - 11:23 AM


Sounds to me like Wolters is the pick people would really look for.

Makes you wonder if they are considering him because they're giving up on Morris or they're picking him to challenge Morris. 

No idea really.  Any chance either of them make the team?

 

 

wolters seems like a more refined Morris - Wolters doesnt use as many unnecessary dribble moves.he makes one simple quick dribble move and it works.Morris tries to do more difficult dribble moves that arent quick and they all get predicted and he goes no where. it also seems like Wolters is a better finisher. i think the competition would be between Wolters and Glock. who both are better than Meeks.


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Posted May 17, 2013 - 11:24 AM

Oh damn Miami must be shaking in their boots at this news.


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