Following Potential 2020 draftees

Saint Cy of JFC

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Royce is our most tradable asset outside of Rudy, Donovan and Bogey. He's also playing out of position much of the time and is extremely low usage on offense, which might make him more replaceable. But yeah, it would have to be the right deal.

A team that doesn't want to wait on a rookie might accept #24 + Royce to move down in this draft.
Royce plays out of position? Since when lmao.
 

Catchall

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Pokusevski's shooting is real nice, but I think you throw a body on him (even a tiny guard) and you take away the shooting and the passing he does is in space. He plays very flat, even on defense. I think that Paul Reed looks the best from afar.
Poku has shown he can shoot over close-outs from 6'7" and 6'8" forwards. He has a pretty quick release and shows range out to 27 or 28 feet.

I agree that Paul Reed would be great for the Jazz, if he can become even an average shooter. His defensive versatility could be game-changing.
 
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Catchall

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I would argue that Oni providing 80% of Royces defense wouldn't be enough for a team that is trying to contend. Royce also shoots a high percentage from three so despite low volume he is someone that defense has to stay on. Not sure Oni would be.

I don't know why we would be desperate to move up for Poku/Bey anyway. I LOVE Poku. Its unlikely, but if he falls to the Jazz they should take him imo. But he's a project that doesn't fit the timeline of the core. It makes no sense to surrender a key piece to go get him when we're trying to win it all. Bey could very well be there when we pick. It wouldn't shock me at all. Not sure why we would trade a key piece to move up for him. I don't really view him as a ceiling raiser.
There is some consensus that Saddiq Bey could be similar to Kris Middleton, a legit 3D wing with size and some offensive versatility.
 

Saint Cy of JFC

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Since he guards 4s who are 4+ inches taller than he is.
Uhhh, so? He isnt playing out of position anywhere. He's 6'4 with a 6'10 wingspan and 225 lbs. The dude has modern 4 size. Him playing the 4 is very much playing in position, since he isnt skilled enough to be a typical ball-handling wing.

Offensively he's more of a 4 than anything else. Defensively he can guard 2-4, so I dont see how its out of position.
 
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Lord Bullingdon

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There is some consensus that Saddiq Bey could be similar to Kris Middleton, a legit 3D wing with size and some offensive versatility.
eh.... i dont like this comp tbh.. used to tune in to see kris middleton at texas a&m and watched plenty of Bey over the years... their situations in college were pretty much polar opposites, with Bey having a loaded supporting cast and Middleton having no supporting cast with the entire defense prioritizing not letting him get clean looks from 3.... their strengths and weaknesses were very different... it's just hard for me to imagine they end up similar in the pros..
 

Catchall

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Royce plays out of position? Since when lmao.
See what Gallinari did to him today?

Edit: Gallinari had 11 points in the 1st quarter, including 2 3s, a dunk with an and-1 and another layup at the rim. Royce is giving up 5 inches, and Gallinari just scored over him like he was barely there.
 
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Catchall

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If the Jazz could get a commitment from Christian Wood in free agency, it would probably be worth dumping Mike Conley's contract to make room for him, even if it cost the Jazz a pick to do it.

Mitchell/Royce/Bojan/Wood/Gobert would be a decent lineup.
 

SCS

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The Jazz literally just need two league average backup bigs who have size are athletic and can defend. That's it.

Achiuwa is one of the few players in this class who is capable of switching 1-5. He's also one of the few players in this class with the physical tools to defend big wings like Bron, Kawhi, BI, Tatum at a high level.

We don't need him to shoot 5 threes a game, we don't need him to initiate plays, we don't need him to create off the bounce. We have Mitchell, Bogey, Ingles, Conley, Clarkson to fulfill those needs.

We just need two guys who are big, athletic, can defend and can rebound.

I don't think people truly understand just how detrimental Bradley and Niang are when they are on the floor.
 

Catchall

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The Jazz literally just need two league average backup bigs who have size are athletic and can defend. That's it.

Achiuwa is one of the few players in this class who is capable of switching 1-5. He's also one of the few players in this class with the physical tools to defend big wings like Bron, Kawhi, BI, Tatum at a high level.

We don't need him to shoot 5 threes a game, we don't need him to initiate plays, we don't need him to create off the bounce. We have Mitchell, Bogey, Ingles, Conley, Clarkson to fulfill those needs.

We just need two guys who are big, athletic, can defend and can rebound.

I don't think people truly understand just how detrimental Bradley and Niang are when they are on the floor.
Tony Bradley got clowned by both Steven Adams and Nerlens Noel and fouled out in 12 minutes. Niang is shooting 3/15 in two games so far, and two of his makes were from garbage time today. I think people get the general idea.
 

homeytennis

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Justian Jessup is one of the guys I have been pimping as a late 2nd round pick or as an udfa. This from a draft publication.
Boise State: 16 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.4 steals on 43% from the field and 40% from 3 on 7.7 attempts per game
In the last section of this series, we took a look at BYU standout Jake Toolson and UT-RGV wing Lesley Varner, who both excelled as perimeter shooters during the senior year of their college careers. That trend continues into this article as Jessup stood as an elite perimeter threat through shooting 41% from beyond the arc on 455 three-point attempts during his run with the team.

The climax of his offensive output came during the 2019-20 campaign where he put up the numbers that you see above you while maintaining a 58% True Shooting Percentage. His mix of good production and efficiency led to the 6’6 wing joining future NBA Draft pick Malachi Flynn on the Mountain West Media All-Conference First Team and Mountain West Coaches All-Conference Second Team.

Jessup’s excellence as a perimeter threat came no matter if he was working in catch-and-shoot or off-the-dribble. In catch-and-shoot, the Longmont, Colorado native looks like a well trained man with how smooth he is with maneuvering around screens, getting to his spot on the wing or corner, gathering a pass, and using his great stroke to put up a shot. The effortless nature continues when we transition into his work as an off-the-dribble shooter. From this perspective, he’s a joy to watch through his mix of range as a shooter and ability to use step-back moves before throwing up a shot.

While his excellent perimeter shooting was a key behind him being one of the best players in the Mountain West, that isn’t the only skill that he excels at. On the defensive end of the floor, the 6’6 wing was able to stand as a solid defender. His excellent work on defense was most evident when opposing players were driving to the rim as the 6’6 wing is able to stick to hem like velcro from the perimeter to paint, which leads to those players having a tough shot at the rim.

Jessup’s mix of excellent perimeter shooting and standing as a really solid defender stand as the two biggest reasons why he stands as one of the players on this list.
 
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