Following Potential 2018 Draftees

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  1. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Gonna be tough for DSJ to shine when he’s on the bench with injuries or being in the doghouse for his ****** defense.
     
  2. Lord Bullingdon

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    U are wrong Dennis Smith Jr is gonna look like they player ppl often compared him to, Stevie Franchise, with Doncic at his side.
     
  3. Jazz4ever

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    The problems are:

    1. Does he have a post game with footwork to utilize his length and athleticism...nope.
    2. Does he have a decent FT% to capitalize when he does catch it right under the basket....nope.

    The odds of getting #1 are rare. Derrick Favors and Dwight Howard never developed anything. It's almost inborn for a big.
    He can probably get to the high 60's in free throw percentile. Not a given though, might end up high 50s, which is a tough player to keep on the court in the 4th quarter.
     
  4. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    I’m wrong that he doesn’t play awful defense and doesn’t get injured a lot?
     
  5. Lord Bullingdon

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    disagree he can reach the 70's in due time.
     
  6. Lord Bullingdon

    Lord Bullingdon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah you're wrong. He started 69 games and played 30 minutes per as a rookie...
     
  7. Wes Mantooth

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    That’s missing 16% of his games. Considering his issues coming into the draft, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say he could be hurt too often.
     
  8. Lord Bullingdon

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    Philly fans are livid with the trade down to 16 btw. but they are silly and shortsighted. The 76ers are planning ahead, getting an unprotected 2021 pick is like buying a lotto ticket wiht some good odds, that draft will be extremely top heavy, perhaps the mos top heavy since this one..
     
  9. Lord Bullingdon

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    no reason to over exert him with his history and their teams direction last year. Cuban was finned 500k for publicly commenting on tanking no?
     
  10. RandyForRubio

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    So he doesn’t get hurt often, but it’s smart to not play him too much because of his injury history? Makes sense.

    Can’t deny he sucks on defense though.

    I do like the Stevie Franchise comp. Super talented but not exactly a winning player.
     
  11. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I’m not sure Steve Francis would be as good in the modern NBA... he’d be maybe a better shooting wall... I don’t know that was a weird era compared to now.
     
  12. White Chocolate

    White Chocolate Respect All, Fear None Contributor

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    Especially since they were debating taking Smith at 10 anyways. Only reason they’re mad is because they took Bridges.
     
  13. White Chocolate

    White Chocolate Respect All, Fear None Contributor

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    @Gilles de Rais you know I have to razz you about Deng Adel. What happened man?
     
  14. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Kind of savvy move from a team that is being GMd by a coach. Good long term type thinking.

    Unprotected picks that far out and potentially in a great draft... at very least the perceived value in a trade would be high... might help them land Kawhi.
     
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  15. Thee jazz fan

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    Lol in you’re hopes and dreams
    Not that Francis was ever that good a shooter, but he was a much better shooter then Smith ever has been between college and nba the last two years. Hell, he couldn’t even break 70% ft shooting.
     
  16. White Chocolate

    White Chocolate Respect All, Fear None Contributor

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    That’s the crazy thing about picks that far in the future. Nobody knows how good the Heat will be 3 years from now. That could be a top-5 pick. Very savvy move by them. You get the guy you want and an unprotected pick.
     
  17. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Specifically on the heat... Riley may not be around and they are capped out and aging... I’d guess they are a 7/8 seed for the next year or two and Dragic can bolt... they might be full rebuild and LBJ ain’t walking through that door... probably.

    Not great from Phoenix... I think they may try to short the process to appease their “star”.
     
  18. SCS

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    If I was Philly I would have kept Mikal. He seems like such a perfect basketball fit next to Embiid and Simmons. Better fit than Smith. That said I don't think it was a bad trade for Philly. I liked Zhaire more than most people. Getting a first round pick too isn't a bad deal.
     
  19. NUMBERICA

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    The worst era in NBA history by a lightyear.
     
  20. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    He’s good for sure but what if he’s a better shooting Wesley Johnson... I think he has a skill set they can find in FA... if he was a little bigger and could guard the LeBrons and Tatums I’d be more in... not sure I would have gone with Smith if I was them... might have gone with a guy more skilled and less athlete like Huerter or A blend of both like Walker.
     
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