Following Potential 2018 Draftees

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  1. Xthren

    Xthren Well-Known Member

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    Ajdin Penava
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 215
    College: Marshall
    Classification: Junior
    Birthdate: 3/11/1997

    Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


    Pros:

    Strong finisher around the basket

    Adequate scorer off the dribble

    Has stretch big potential

    Decent playmaker for a player his size

    Good rebounder

    Solid shot blocker

    Better than advertised athlete

    Cons:

    Can be quite foul prone

    Virtual unknown

    Relative late bloomer

    Overshadowed by his higher profile teammate

    Summary:

    Ajdin Penava is a little known big man from Bosnia and Herzegovina that has been having a very productive junior season for Marshall.



    He's an athletic big man that can finish plays around the basket to get scores, and he is also a good passer for a player his size. Penava was instrumental in helping Marshall get a surprising upset win over WIchita State, as he could be a player to keep an eye on in the future.
     
  2. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Takes two to tango
     
  3. Snafz

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    Agreed! I would add "young" to that list. I don't think they have drafted an upperclassman under DL. So many prospects in that 6'3" range but I don't see us going there with what we already have. I would be fine with either Brown or Huerter.
     
  4. rare144

    rare144 Well-Known Member

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    @Catchall caught an error 500
     
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  5. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    The Jazz have way less tradeable players tho
     
  6. Jingled

    Jingled Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I wonder if the Jazz would consider trading Crowder to move up?
     
  7. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I posed that question and response was not great. I think we could do 21+Crowder and guarantee Jonas' contract for Marvin Williams and 11. It would save Charlotte some money without looking like a non-basketball move.

    Jae is good... I'm glad we got him, but his shooting and production don't match his general perception.
     
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  8. Jingled

    Jingled Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I would make that trade in a heartbeat. I doubt Charlotte would do it though.
     
  9. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    They probably would not. Who knows what that team is doing? They need to pick a direction... I think Kemba gets moved or bolts this offseason.
     
  10. Bodhi

    Bodhi Well-Known Member

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    I do, yes. They are in our range and their agents know it.
     
  11. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    I honestly think Brown May be the best pure basketball player somewhat in our range. His lack of athleticism and shooting scares me though.
     
  12. Bawse Dawg

    Bawse Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Everyone knows that no prospects had ever come to workout for us before Mitchell got here.
     
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  13. Bodhi

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    I feel like now is a good time to remind people I like Okogie still.

    Untappedtalent.org
     
  14. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Lack of handle/passing/shot creation. He's another guy who needs to be set up. Plus, I don't like guys who aren't on anyone's radar until they make a deep NCAA tournament run. He's getting excess attention and hype due to being a surprise and outperforming low expectations. Meanwhile, a guy like Gary Trent, who has been a solid top-15 prospect with this class for years, and Jerome Robinson, who is a year younger and who nearly led the ACC in scoring going up against double coverage every night, are being overlooked because they don't engender the same 'surprise and delight.'
     
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  15. SCS

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    We got Jae for the long haul. I don't think the Jazz have any intention of moving him. Especially if it's just to move up for an unproven draft pick.
     
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  16. whatthe

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    My choice at #21 would be Troy Brown or Grayson Allen.

    I think Troy would flourish with the development program. He plays under control, and intelligent. If he gets his shot I see him as a more athletic Joe Ingles. Plus, I think he could grow another inch.

    However, I think Grayson has an immediate impact. If Rubio is injured which could happen, he gives us rotation starter depth and he becomes our best shooter at guard.
     
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  17. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    The obvious piece to trade is Thabo. If we offer Thabo, 21 and 52, we should be able to move up a bit, but we'll need to take something back (which we can do if it's 1 year).
     
  18. SCS

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    Several players around 21 check a lot of those boxes. Makes this draft an interesting one.
     
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  19. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Troy could be the new canned soup.
     
  20. SCS

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    I still think that our main team need is someone who can create their own offense off of the dribble when a play breaks down or the defense just does a good job. Right now DM is the only player that we have that can do that consistently. For that reason I'm still on the Okobo train. I think that he has that type of potential offensively. If we could move up I'd love to get Lonnie Walker, I think he has that potential. I think that players like Zhaire Smith, Donte DiVincenzo and Anfernee Simons can develop it too. Possibly Huerter.
     
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