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#61 Tensai

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Posted March 08, 2018 - 08:21 PM

Sophomore / Junior would be ideal. It wouldn't be feasible to draft a freshman at this point of development phase. I wouldn't mind a senior that specializes on defense either.


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Posted March 09, 2018 - 12:24 AM

I like Jontay Porter, Michael’s brother. Dude can shoot...I like him as a 4/5.

Yeah, not a bad idea.

 

Sophomore / Junior would be ideal. It wouldn't be feasible to draft a freshman at this point of development phase. I wouldn't mind a senior that specializes on defense either.

 

I think it's better to go with upside and swing for the fences. Missing on a late first isn't really damaging to a franchise, at all, but finding a diamond in the rough can really alter a franchise in a positive way.



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Posted March 09, 2018 - 01:03 AM

whoever gets mohammad bamba is lucky af


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Posted March 09, 2018 - 01:52 AM

whoever gets mohammad bamba is lucky af

Bamba could be a longer and more athletic version of Rudy Gobert, but with a jumpshot. Or he could be a longer Nerlens Noel.



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Posted March 09, 2018 - 03:44 PM

DLF thats funny! Well heres to a win tonight vs another playoff bound team! hoping Cavs lose some more to aid the pick we get!



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Posted March 09, 2018 - 04:26 PM

Bamba could be a longer and more athletic version of Rudy Gobert, but with a jumpshot. Or he could be a longer Nerlens Noel.

We set the bar way to high for these players!

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Posted March 09, 2018 - 04:31 PM

People are higher on Ayton and Bamba than I am.  Both are good players but the comparisons and predictions are, well, extreme.


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Posted March 10, 2018 - 05:58 AM

We set the bar way to high for these players!

 

It's about establishing a best and worst case for these players. Bamba has a chance to be as impactfull defensively as Gobert and he's shown potential as a shooter as well.

 

In order to win titles you need MVP/DPOY/All-nba caliber players and you need to draft guys that has that kind of potential.

 

 

People are higher on Ayton and Bamba than I am.  Both are good players but the comparisons and predictions are, well, extreme.

Who would you compare those guys to, then?



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Posted March 11, 2018 - 07:41 PM

If Cleveland loses a few more games, their pick will go all the way down to 15-20 range.


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Posted March 11, 2018 - 07:58 PM

I don't think it's likely but I think it's possible they could slip to and stay at the 6 seed. Maybe give us the 19th-20th pick depending how the mid seeds in the West shake out.

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Posted March 12, 2018 - 12:14 AM

I don't think it's likely but I think it's possible they could slip to and stay at the 6 seed. Maybe give us the 19th-20th pick depending how the mid seeds in the West shake out.

 

That pick really could go anywhere between 16 and 26 and only 4 teams seem to be the clear-cut 1-4 seed (Hou, GS, TOR, Bos). The remaining 12 playoff teams are basically separated by only a handfull of wins. With a bit of luck the Cavs slide just a little bit more which would put them around #20.



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Posted March 12, 2018 - 11:30 AM

It's about establishing a best and worst case for these players. Bamba has a chance to be as impactfull defensively as Gobert and he's shown potential as a shooter as well.

 

In order to win titles you need MVP/DPOY/All-nba caliber players and you need to draft guys that has that kind of potential.

 

 

Who would you compare those guys to, then?

 

Not HOFers, claiming they (Ayton/Bamba) are better versions of them.


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Posted March 12, 2018 - 08:54 PM

Not HOFers, claiming they (Ayton/Bamba) are better versions of them.

Well, i dont believe i ever claimed these guys would be better than any HOFers.

 

I guess this comes down to what your draft philosophy is. I think you have to look at what the best case scenario is with a player, the chance of him reaching that potential and what he'll be if he doesn't reach his potential. And in general, you swing for the fences. Would much rather take a chance with someone who has potential to be great than settle for someone who is more of a sure thing with lower ceiling.



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Posted March 13, 2018 - 12:34 AM

Well, i dont believe i ever claimed these guys would be better than any HOFers.

 

I guess this comes down to what your draft philosophy is. I think you have to look at what the best case scenario is with a player, the chance of him reaching that potential and what he'll be if he doesn't reach his potential. And in general, you swing for the fences. Would much rather take a chance with someone who has potential to be great than settle for someone who is more of a sure thing with lower ceiling.

 

 

Sorry for the confusion.

 

I wasn't talking about your comparisons.  I was talking about commentators and draft sites.  They are throwing David Robinson and Mutumbo out there...I watch games and I'm like, seriously?

 

I don't think either is more skilled than Karl Anthony Towns.  Just my opinion though.  Better defenders?  Possibly.


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Posted March 13, 2018 - 12:55 AM

Sorry for the confusion.

 

I wasn't talking about your comparisons.  I was talking about commentators and draft sites.  They are throwing David Robinson and Mutumbo out there...I watch games and I'm like, seriously?

 

I don't think either is more skilled than Karl Anthony Towns.  Just my opinion though.  Better defenders?  Possibly.

 

It's a balance. I have no problem with the superstar comparisons as long as people also consider worst-case scenarios. Comparing these guys to some median outcome doesn't make much sense either and quite honestly, top 5 picks should be compared to other top 5 picks. In that regard i think Ayton does remind me bit about David Robinson because you dont see that combination of size, athleticism and skill all that often.



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Posted March 13, 2018 - 05:56 PM

He was just picked wrong and seriously over paid! He’s not the player he used to be but I know that feeling, lol. This will all work out have faith!

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Posted March 15, 2018 - 05:02 AM

Sorry for the confusion.

 

I wasn't talking about your comparisons.  I was talking about commentators and draft sites.  They are throwing David Robinson and Mutumbo out there...I watch games and I'm like, seriously?

 

I don't think either is more skilled than Karl Anthony Towns.  Just my opinion though.  Better defenders?  Possibly.

 

Just read the Ringer's quick take on Mo Bamba:

 

"Bamba’s immense defensive upside is tied to his otherworldly wingspan. His potential as a perimeter threat could make him a 3-point-shooting Rudy Gobert"



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Posted March 15, 2018 - 07:14 AM

Didn't they say the same things for Thon Maker?


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Posted March 15, 2018 - 12:56 PM

Just read the Ringer's quick take on Mo Bamba:

 

"Bamba’s immense defensive upside is tied to his otherworldly wingspan. His potential as a perimeter threat could make him a 3-point-shooting Rudy Gobert"

 

I hope it works out.  I don't see that comparison but I am wrong all of the time.


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Posted March 15, 2018 - 01:06 PM

Is it a 9ft'3 inch wingspan, right?

I like Ayton better.




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