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#321 DanishLakerFan

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Posted May 17, 2018 - 02:06 AM

I don't think Doncic falls out of the top 5, but watching his game, it certainly worries me.  He seems to be the finesse type player but is quite slow and in some ways seems very stiff as a player.  There haven't been many great Euro or FIBA guard prospects throughout NBA history.  Really the only one that comes to mind is Manu and he was a late 2nd rounder whom happened to develop into a Star.

 

I think Ayton and Bagley are the obvious guys that you know will produce.  As for the guards, I'm hesitant when it comes to both Trae Young and Doncic.  It'll be interesting to see who pans out and where each guy goes.

 

My personal mock draft for top 3...

 

Suns - Ayton (There 2nd coming of Amare?)

Kings - Doncic (Something tells me Vlade and Vivek don't pass up on the foreign talent)

Hawks - Marvin Bagley (No brainer)

 

I like Jaren Jackson a lot more than Bagley. IMO Bagley is the 2nd coming of Amare.

 

For someone with his freakish athleticism you'd think he could muster more than 1.0 block per 40 mins. For comparison, JJJ blocks 5.5 shots per 40. He's also a bit light, doesn't have long arms, doesn't protect the rim and doesn't have great defensive awareness on the perimeter. In addition he only shoots 62% from the line which doesn't bode well for his ability to shoot 3s at the next level.


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Posted May 17, 2018 - 09:34 AM

Luka Doncic Says He's Undecided On Moving To NBA For 2018/19 https://t.co/s1kEPLy3L4 https://t.co/QK7glJWETm

I would. It waste a 1st, 2nd or 3rd on a player who may not play this season in the NBA. Hell nah. Unless thus a ploy to get to a certain team. Other than that, it is risky

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Posted May 17, 2018 - 10:27 AM

On Zubac he wasn’t out of shape I saw him through last summer working out hard daily and eatting right from Whole Foods,lost the pudgy baby fat look but lacks aggression esp on offense said he wNted to develop the Skyhook but many have said that but few do the work to perfect it.Big mans camp would be great visit Hakeem for a few weeks

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Posted May 17, 2018 - 11:16 AM

in case anybody wants to peep out the combine

 

http://123stream.io/live/57977


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Posted May 17, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Who was the last really good Euro guard?  The last all-star?  Tony Parker?



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Posted May 17, 2018 - 04:49 PM

Dante DiVincenzo was impressive at the combine today. Highest vertical, good measurements and played well in the scrimmage. Lakers interviewed him.

Will probably be an early candidate for #25.

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Posted May 17, 2018 - 07:26 PM

Dante DiVincenzo was impressive at the combine today. Highest vertical, good measurements and played well in the scrimmage. Lakers interviewed him.

Will probably be an early candidate for #25.


Grayson tested well too. I think they both upped their stock today

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Posted May 17, 2018 - 09:17 PM

Who was the last really good Euro guard?  The last all-star?  Tony Parker?

 

Probably Rubio and Dragic.


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Posted May 17, 2018 - 11:02 PM

Stay away from Grayson Allen...

 

Sincerely,

 

A Concerned Duke Fan

 

 

Ayton and Bagley are the 2 best players in this draft.  Trae Young is the best shooter and scorer.  Bamba/Bridges/Jackson, all good defenders.  Drafting in the top 10 will be easy once Doncic is off the board.  Any team who doesn't have him as an option will make a decision based on talent and fit, not hype.


Edited by GCMD, May 17, 2018 - 11:03 PM.

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Posted May 17, 2018 - 11:51 PM

Not a fan of Grayson Allen. At all. I don’t want him as a Laker.
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Posted May 18, 2018 - 02:10 AM

Honest to god, I can see why you would want to avoid Grayson Allen.

Not to offend anyone but he seems to be the stereotypical Caucasian entitled hooper that thinks he's better than everyone else (ran into so many of these types of guys growing up playing ball).  They're talented, but the arrogance and ego is unreal.

 

With that being said, he also seems like the type of player that would lay it all out on the line for whatever team he suits up for.  I'm not a fan of his antics, but he plays hard.



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Posted May 18, 2018 - 03:41 AM

Honest to god, I can see why you would want to avoid Grayson Allen.
Not to offend anyone but he seems to be the stereotypical Caucasian entitled hooper that thinks he's better than everyone else (ran into so many of these types of guys growing up playing ball).  They're talented, but the arrogance and ego is unreal.
 
With that being said, he also seems like the type of player that would lay it all out on the line for whatever team he suits up for.  I'm not a fan of his antics, but he plays hard.

Grayson Allen is simply the basketball version of Johnny Manziel.

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Posted May 18, 2018 - 04:01 AM

Haha. There is unified NO so far. That's rare in this forum. I say no too. I was just saying he tested well.
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Posted May 18, 2018 - 04:08 AM

Honest to god, I can see why you would want to avoid Grayson Allen.

Not to offend anyone but he seems to be the stereotypical Caucasian entitled hooper that thinks he's better than everyone else (ran into so many of these types of guys growing up playing ball).  They're talented, but the arrogance and ego is unreal.

 

With that being said, he also seems like the type of player that would lay it all out on the line for whatever team he suits up for.  I'm not a fan of his antics, but he plays hard.

 

Im offended ;)


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Posted May 18, 2018 - 08:19 AM

Grayson has issues that could be exploited by opponents, it’s the NBA!
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Posted May 18, 2018 - 08:20 AM

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Posted May 18, 2018 - 09:42 AM

Not a fan of Grayson Allen. At all. I don’t want him as a Laker.

 

Grayson both looks and acts like a douchebag.

 

He looks to be athletic and he can shoot some, but he's 22 and haven't really shown improvement over the course of his college career. Not really in the mix at 25 and 47.



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Posted May 18, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Grayson both looks and acts like a douchebag.

 

He looks to be athletic and he can shoot some, but he's 22 and haven't really shown improvement over the course of his college career. Not really in the mix at 25 and 47.

 

Agreed 25 is too early and 47 is too late.  Feels like a Charlotte kind of pick to me.    



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Posted May 18, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Agreed 25 is too early and 47 is too late.  Feels like a Charlotte kind of pick to me.    

 

I actually think we can do better at 47. That said, i have faith in the front office to make the right decision. If they being him in and see something in him, fine.

 

Ideally at 25 we should go with someone like: 

Josh Okogie - a super athletic wing who projects to be a good shooter and great defender.

Johntay Porter - kinda slow, but good at everything. Super young and needs to get in shape, though.



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Posted May 18, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Ideally we trade the pick in a package deal




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