2021 NBA Draft Preview (new thread)


idiot

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There really are a bunch of decent guards available in the late 1st and early 2nd. Makes sense we'd be looking at Ayo, Butler, Bones and Deuce.

Matt Mitchell attended the Utah/Minnesota Combine. He must have made a good impression there. Not sure what he can do that Jarrell Brantley can't. His college numbers don't show that much. Mitchell measured at 6'4.5" / 239-lb with a 6'8.5" wingspan at the G-league Combine. He recorded a 32.5" max vertical.
Just watched a few of his games. I kind of like him (not #30 like him, but like him in the sense that I could see a path toward him becoming an NBA player, maybe even a contributing role player if things break right).

  • Body kind of in the PJ Tucker, Grant Williams mold
  • Compared to both of those two, his offensive game has more true wing skills, particularly ballhandling and shot creating. Might be able to create a few midrange shots for himself as a tertiary threat, for example, against switching defenses. He draws fouls well, though I wonder if that will translate to the NBA level
  • I think he knows how to play/feel the game on both ends (better than Brantley, for example). He makes some turnovers and will need to clean some of his skills up, but I think he's thinking the game at a decently high level
  • I really like his defense. Maybe not quite Herb Jones level. But he can really sit down in a stance and guard. His off-ball defense seemed to be smart overall. He's thick, but he can move laterally. He can certainly switch 2-4, and I think he'll hold his own on both PGs (with his quickness) and Cs (with his strength) for small bursts.
  • Like everyone else, he'll have to prove he can shoot, but I like his chances to be OK.
  • He's not a great rebounder.
  • I think he's fairly old
  • Basically, he does a lot of things well, but nothing on an elite level. Those kinds of guys can often be high-end role players or never catch on. I think he has a better chance making it in a system like the Jazz's than with many teams' systems.
 


stormkoopacv03

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Chad Ford in his recent tweet was saying Brandon Boston Jr. was rising the draft boards lately with strong workouts. Possibly going to the Lakers, Clippers or Rockets in the 1st rd. But truly though, I don't know anything about him except the fact that he's really raw and looked completely lost at the nba combine.
 

Handlogten's Heros

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I love that the big workout includes 1 bubble first round guy. Somewhere Walt Perrin is laughing his *** off.

Grimes is fine… could be worse. Tony mentioned Butler… so I’m happy.
 

Handlogten's Heros

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Jazz have been so secretive about workouts this year common sense says the workout they decide to actually tell the press about is most likely a smokescreen.
I don’t think they are having as many. I don’t think it’s a smokescreen at all… other teams don’t care who we have in for workouts… we are picking 30th.
 

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