2019 Draft Combine

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  1. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Lakers are going to look at moving their pick in a number of scenarios, especially for Anthony Davis. If they can trade for Davis on draft day, then they're in position to recruit someone like Kemba Walker in free agency. Then they'd be back in the top 2 or 3 teams in the WC.
     
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  2. Handlogten's Heros

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    They can't do it in that order. They need to match salary and I'm not even sure they can do that, but also if they trade for him now they don't have max space to sign Kemba and it isn't close enough to say "they will figure it out"

    They could have just Lebron and AD on the roster and Deng's waive and stretch number plus 10 minimum capholds and are still like $4M short of a max.

    They have to sign a max guy (which they will have to trade Wagner or Hart or move back in the draft to do) and then aggregate the salary to 75% of what AD makes to do the trade after signing Kemba… tough trade for LA to make happen.
     
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  3. stitches

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    Unless they trade the pick, the Lakers/Lebrons/Rich Pauls will select their guy Darius Garland.
     
  4. mellow

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    Is he a Rich Paul guy?

    Sometimes I wish the Mock drafts would list the shoe company and agent for each player rather than his college ppg. At this point the stats are almost meaningless compared to his ties.
     
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  5. stitches

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    Yep...
     
  6. mellow

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    I think it is a huge mistake for the NBA, instead of talking playoffs and All-NBA teams the chatter is aobut where players will sign and who will get drafted. The Boston Milwaukee series was more about where will Kyrie sign than the basketball, KD and Kawhi are still playing but there are as many headlines and rumours about his FA as there are about there performances.
     
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  7. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Measurements posted --- https://stats.nba.com/draft/combine-anthro/

    A few guys I like below. I think all of these guys can make it in the league, though I'm worried about Okpala's inability to change speeds and PJ Washington's lack of explosiveness or motor to compensate.

    Nickeil Alexander-Walker, 6'5.5", 6'9.5" wingspan -- He's about the size of Exum, except that he's got real skills.

    Talen Horton-Tucker, 6'4", 235 lbs, 7'1.25" wingspan, 8'7" standing reach -- He's got big hands, comparable to most PFs. Still only 18 years old.

    Mfiondu Kabengele, 6'10.25", 256 lbs, 7'3" wingspan, 9'1.5" standing reach -- comparable to Wendell Carter and Derrick Favors.

    Louis King, 6'8", 195 lbs, 7'0.25" wingspan -- I thought he'd come out at 6'9"

    PJ Washington, 6'8", 230 lbs, 7'2.25" wingspan, 8'10.5" standing reach

    KZ Okpala, 6'9.5", 210 lbs, 7'1.75" wingspan -- I've been comparing him to Robert Horry at Alabama.

    Darius Baley, 6'9", 208 lbs, 7'0" wingspan -- Good measurements. I thought Louis King would be bulkier than him. I'm curious to see how he does on the vertical jump and agility drills.

    Jordan Nwora, 6'7.5", 220 lbs, 6'10.5" wingspan -- I think he's a real sleeper and a legit stretch 3/4. I would strongly consider him ahead of Hachimura.

    Grant Williams, 6'7.5", 240 lbs, 6'9.75" wingspan, 8'8.5" standing reach -- He's pretty much a 4. Am curious to see how his shooting and ball skills progress. He plays hard.

    Luka Samanic, 6'11", 227 lbs, 6'10.5" wingspan, 8'11" standing reach -- He's no longer skinny and looks like a promising mobile big. He needs to not get killed guarding on the perimeter. Think Jerebko.
     
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  8. mellow

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    He was edging into top position of my list of reasonable expectations.
     
  9. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    He's going to be a bruising guard like a Lance Stephenson, except that he's better than Lance.

    His body fat at 8.4% shows he can lose some weight. He could maybe get down to about 227 lbs or so and help his explosiveness.
     
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  10. stitches

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    What do we think about Jaylen Hoard? Anybody watch him play this year?
     
  11. mellow

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    Strange that now I see a +3 wingspan and think "not good enough".

    Hoopshype's aggregate draft projections show Nwora as 45, but 4 of their mocks dont even list him as drafted..

    Fwiw, Coltons draft compilation is by far superior.
     
  12. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    I like that he can play in transition and play with pace. Our guys like Ingles and Crowder become less effective when the pace of play speeds up. Nwora is big enough to play at the 4. He's basically Gordon Hayward size.

    He's definitely underrated. I think he should be getting evaluated side by side with Keldon Johnson from UK. Playing at Louisville, he didn't get the same air time as the premier SEC and ACC teams. I'd definitely take him ahead of the Tennessee guys.

     
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    Windler with pretty good size for SF at 6'7.5" and 6'10" wingspan. Wilkes Measured about the same.

    Jerome a true alligator with a negative height/wingspan ratio

    King an interesting prospect at SF
     
  14. Catchall

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    Windler looks like a non-athlete, but he's skilled. He can shoot and make plays.

    One guy to watch on athletic testing is Darius Bazley. If he turns out to be explosive in terms of vertical and lane agility, he could rise up boards. He's got real upside offensively. I like that he's put on weight during his off year, and his body fat at 3.6% is ridiculous. He must have put in some real work.
     
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    Luka Samanic killing the 5on5s it seems:





     
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  16. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    I haven't watched him at all...
     
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    Samanic has matured physically, and he's playing bigger and with more confidence.
     
  18. Handlogten's Heros

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    His stroke was solid, but slow, in the videos I saw. That's an intriguing one.
     
  19. stitches

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    (just based on highlights so take with a grain of salt)

    He's French. Freshman from Wake Forest. I think I've seen him on one of the FIBA tournaments, but don't have clear memories of what I thought about him.

    On the highlight he looks like he has good size and length combined with good athleticism and agility/movement skills. Very nice frame to add weight. In international competition I think he was handling the ball(that's at 6'9), but not sure if they let him in Wake Forest as a freshman. Shot looks kind of low... might need to rework it. There are multiple highlights of him catching the ball at the 3p line and driving and weaving through traffic... some hop steps and step throughs through traffic into the lane too. He also shows some shot blocking ability around the rim. Has some skill.

    Keep in mind this all is from the highlights. I have no idea what the other 55% of his possessions(the ones he misses) look like... To summarize: can handle a bit, can drive a bit, athletic and good size and moves well for his size... shot looks low(and 3p% is in the low 20s) but FT% is over 70%...
     
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