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Posted June 29, 2017 - 02:49 PM

Apart from our own of course, what other incoming NBA rookies are you guys looking most forward to watching or keeping track of this coming season?

I'm particularly curious about Dennis Smith Jr. from the Mavericks. I think he could potentially be flying under the radar quite a bit. If he has his head on right, I most definitely see all-star potential and don't be surprised if he makes a ton of highlight reels as well. That vertical is pure insanity.

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Posted June 29, 2017 - 03:12 PM

Pretty much everyone in the top 10. Especially Markkanen, Tatum, and Smith Jr.. Curious how the Kings do with those 4 picks, I think they had the best draft.

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Posted June 29, 2017 - 05:08 PM

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Posted June 29, 2017 - 07:04 PM

I think there will be a lot of intrigue for some late first rounders to early second rounders even. I always get the league pass so I'll be able to keep up thankfully.

Curious if Jordan Bell could really be a steal for the Warriors and have the kind of success their rookie last year in McCaw had if not more.

Also interested in DJ Wilson, OG, Ojeleye, Leaf among others.

Time will obviously tell just how deep or not this draft truly was when all said and done.

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Posted June 30, 2017 - 12:43 AM

Dennis Smith for sure. Monk as well.



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Posted June 30, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Jackson Fultz and Fox

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Posted June 30, 2017 - 12:38 PM

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#8 DaSmoothOperator

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Posted July 01, 2017 - 06:56 PM

Markinen was shooting lights out, wantvto see him on D

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Posted July 03, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Can't wait for this Fultz vs Tatum matchup!
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Posted July 03, 2017 - 04:12 PM

Bam with 29 points 11 rebounds.

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Posted July 06, 2017 - 11:47 AM



Dennis Smith Jr 😮

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Posted July 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Can't wait for this Fultz vs Tatum matchup!

Tatum looks to be a god *altho it's just summer league

I'm really excited about Hart

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Posted July 09, 2017 - 12:11 PM

too early but this class is stacked.



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Posted March 19, 2018 - 07:44 PM

Overall Great Performers

 

Ben Simmons - 16.3 ppg 7.8 rpg 7.7 apg 1.7 spg on 53.6 FG%

Donovan Mitchell - 19.9 ppg 3.7 rpg 3.6 apg 1.4 spg on 43.8 FG% 34.3 3P%

Kyle Kuzma - 15.6 ppg 6.2 rpg 1.8 apg on 44.9 FG% 36.6 3P%

Lauri Markkanen - 14.9 ppg 7.6 rpg on 42.6 FG% 34.5 3P%

Dennis Smith Jr. - 15.0 ppg 3.8 rpg 4.9 apg on 39 FG% 30.5 3P%

Jayson Tatum - 13.5 ppg 5 rpg 1.5 apg on 47.2 FG% 42.7 3P%

Lonzo Ball - 10.1 ppg 6.8 rpg 7.1 apg 1.8 spg on 35.7 FG% 31.5 3P%

 

Late Runs (Since January)

 

Josh Jackson - 16 ppg 5.5 rpg 1.7 apg on 45 FG% 30 3P%

De'Aaron Fox - 13.3 ppg 2.3 rpg 4.8 apg on 42.5 FG% 34.5 3P%

 

Honorable Mentions

 

John Collins - 10.5 ppg 7.1 rpg on 58.4 FG%

 

 

 

Probable All Rookie Teams

 

1st Team

Markkanen

Kuzma

Tatum

Mitchell

Simmons

 

2nd Team

Collins

Jackson

Ball

Smith Jr.

Fox


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Posted March 19, 2018 - 08:44 PM

This is the first time where I cannot name more that 10 to 12 players in this draft. I can't even name more than 7 lottery players.

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Posted March 31, 2018 - 05:31 PM

This coming draft only matters with Cavs pick and45 for Lakers!

Edited by DaSmoothOperator, March 31, 2018 - 05:33 PM.


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Posted April 04, 2018 - 07:46 PM

Josh Jackson looks like a monster out there o.O

 

19 ppg 5.6 rpg 2.6 apg on 45 fg% and 29 3p% in post-ASB.


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Posted April 07, 2018 - 04:40 PM

Booker and JJ vs Ingram and Zo and Kuz vs
Tatum and Brown vs Simmons and Fultz

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Posted May 22, 2018 - 06:31 PM

Overall Great Performers

 

Ben Simmons - 16.3 ppg 7.8 rpg 7.7 apg 1.7 spg on 53.6 FG%

Donovan Mitchell - 19.9 ppg 3.7 rpg 3.6 apg 1.4 spg on 43.8 FG% 34.3 3P%

Kyle Kuzma - 15.6 ppg 6.2 rpg 1.8 apg on 44.9 FG% 36.6 3P%

Lauri Markkanen - 14.9 ppg 7.6 rpg on 42.6 FG% 34.5 3P%

Dennis Smith Jr. - 15.0 ppg 3.8 rpg 4.9 apg on 39 FG% 30.5 3P%

Jayson Tatum - 13.5 ppg 5 rpg 1.5 apg on 47.2 FG% 42.7 3P%

Lonzo Ball - 10.1 ppg 6.8 rpg 7.1 apg 1.8 spg on 35.7 FG% 31.5 3P%

 

Late Runs (Since January)

 

Josh Jackson - 16 ppg 5.5 rpg 1.7 apg on 45 FG% 30 3P%

De'Aaron Fox - 13.3 ppg 2.3 rpg 4.8 apg on 42.5 FG% 34.5 3P%

 

Honorable Mentions

 

John Collins - 10.5 ppg 7.1 rpg on 58.4 FG%

 

 

 

Probable All Rookie Teams

 

1st Team

Markkanen

Kuzma

Tatum

Mitchell

Simmons

 

2nd Team

Collins

Jackson

Ball

Smith Jr.

Fox

 

 

Dang! I didn't account for Bogdanovic. I forgot he was a rookie.

 

 

Other than that I've got 9 accurate picks.  :glasses:  :glasses:


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