Elijah Hughes to the Jazz




jom2003

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Leading scorer in the ACC. Dropped 27 on UNC in his last game.

And here's the list of leading scorers in ACC by year. How many of them are still in this league right now? The guy is basically a Clarkson insurance who has the potential to be a bench scorer, nothing more. He does nothing to address our current deficiency on the wings
 

framer

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5 rebounds a game isn't too shabby. Doesn't look allergic to going ot the rack or violently contesting a shot either.
 

homeytennis

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And here's the list of leading scorers in ACC by year. How many of them are still in this league right now? The guy is basically a Clarkson insurance who has the potential to be a bench scorer, nothing more. He does nothing to address our current deficiency on the wings
Here's a scouting report on him: https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelp...file-elijah-hughes-syracuse-basketball-sixers
 

framer

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And here's the list of leading scorers in ACC by year. How many of them are still in this league right now? The guy is basically a Clarkson insurance who has the potential to be a bench scorer, nothing more. He does nothing to address our current deficiency on the wings
You weren't getting a guy that would address our major needs in the second round of a crappy draft. You are going to get depth. Hopefully somebody that will stick in the League.
 

homeytennis

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And here's the list of leading scorers in ACC by year. How many of them are still in this league right now? The guy is basically a Clarkson insurance who has the potential to be a bench scorer, nothing more. He does nothing to address our current deficiency on the wings
Two former Jazzman on that list Grayson Allen and Erick Green.
 

jom2003

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You weren't getting a guy that would address our major needs in the second round of a crappy draft. You are going to get depth. Hopefully somebody that will stick in the League.
We need 3D wings and this year's draft is loaded with them...
 

framer

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We need 3D wings and this year's draft is loaded with them...
That's what Elijah is, no? He's not a starting lockdown defender but his offense will translate. He gets a block a game, so he isn't allergic to defending. . .

His defense is likely an upgrade to Clarkson.
 

Doc Cherno

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I don't hate this pick in the second round. I think they've done a good job moving pieces around to improve our 5 position. We now have 48 minutes of defense at least. Hughes could stick. Picked up another draft pick in the deal and may have more latitude to resign Clarkson. Decent haul.
 

jom2003

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Hughes is a crafty finisher in the lane but still had major problems scoring inside against long, athletic defenders.
He’s certainly a good athlete, but not a special athlete at the next level.

Sounds familiar folks?

This guy won't help us with our problem. if anything he will become part of the problem.

The way this FO overlook physical talents, we are simply inviting teams to size up on us, be physical with us, and they knew we have no answer because we have players that are small and play small. Teams like the Lakers will continue to have their field day with us for years to come.
 

str8line

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A 6'6 Trey Burke is a pretty good player. . .

He looks like a decent player until you get him in the NBA and realize he's just not that good and doesn't play defense. I'm probably doing Trey a disservice here because I don't see Hughes having the type of games that Trey had.

You notice how Hughes celebrates after every basket? Hope I'm wrong but I'm not excited.
 

jom2003

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He looks like a decent player until you get him in the NBA and realize he's just not that good and doesn't play defense. I'm probably doing Trey a disservice here because I don't see Hughes having the type of games that Trey had.

You notice how Hughes celebrates after every basket? Hope I'm wrong but I'm not excited.
struggling against size and strength is like the 99% killer for those "smooth" and "skilled" NCAA scoring legends
 

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