Following Potential Draftees - 2019 (not kidding)

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by Dr. Jones, May 5, 2015.

  1. Knowledgeofmine

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    As an Illini fan I can tell you about Ayo.
    More of a combo guard at this point. Has skilled footwork and moves. Not a great athlete at all, more fluid but is long and good at playing the passing lanes. He needs to back to school. If drafted now he is going need to be stashed in Gleague system for a couple years. Needs to add strength as priority number one.
     

  2. Knowledgeofmine

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    You take the kid from ASU over Ayo all day. He is more ready now and Ayo is a gamble until he shows he can run an offense, which I do think he eventually is capable of. Best guard out of Chicago shows how bad the talent in Chicago has been lately.
     
  3. Wes Mantooth

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    Dort stinks imo. I said that a month and a half ago when some were touting him here.

    Many guys I’m on the fence about or I’ll be wrong about because most of you guys know way more about this stuff than I do but I feel very confident about Dort sucking. He’s jacked and seems to try to attack the rim, only his handle is mediocre at best, and he gets no elevation. That “move” will get blocked like crazy in the pros when he gets by someone which he rarely will since he’s not very explosive with the ball in his hands. Additionally, his shot is awkward as all hell. No way I trust that thing.

    In short, he’s not a basketball player. He’s a jacked guy who plays basketball.
     
  4. Catchall

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    Okpala looks like he could be the closest comp to Paul George in this draft...at least that I've seen.



     
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  5. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Nah
     
  6. Eminence

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    Not too much changed for me, THT and Williams are still the two guys that might be there when we pick that I'm really liking.
     
  7. Catchall

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    Who is THT?

    Williams is the guy at Tennessee?
     
  8. Eminence

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    Horton-Tucker at Iowa State. Good passer/defender, great measurables, extremely young, hope the shot/shot selection comes around a bit.

    And yep to Williams.
     
  9. Catchall

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    I want to believe Grant Williams could be a Shawn Marion swiss army-knife player, but I'm pretty sure he isn't. He's not athletic enough. He's probably better than PJ Washington at UK though.

    I'm optimistic about Okpala at Stanford. I think he's got the potential to be an impact player.
     
  10. Eminence

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    Yeah, he's not Marion levels of athletic, I do think he's a bit underrated in that department though, has more impressive vertical bounce than you'd think from scouting reports (had an impressive alley-oop vs Louisiana). Another guy that's really young for his class (he's actually a bit younger than Washington despite being a class ahead).

    I don't mind Okpala, but I don't fully buy the shot.
     
  11. Catchall

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    Okpala is good at handling, driving the ball and changing direction for a 6'9" wing. He'll finish better and get more vertical as he gains strength. He's still growing into his frame. He has defensive potential, though he needs work, and his shot is on and off. His potential reminds me a little of Robert Horry at Alabama, though that's an old comp.

    Not sure if he'd come out this year or not, but he could be available in the late teens or 20s. He should go ahead of Kris Wilkes, imo.
     
  12. Wes Mantooth

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    Nothing like Paul George imo.

    Reminds me of someone from IU from years ago I think but I can’t place who.
     
  13. Xthren

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    i am going to say that Killian tillie is going to have a long career in the nba under the current rules. His 3 point shooting will translate and he is serviceable enough to play defense. Is he going to be a star i dont think so but a solid back up yes. He would be a 100% improvement to bradley for a back up to Gobert
     
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  14. Catchall

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    Sekou Doumbouya is starting to show his upside. Plus his nickname could be "boo-yeah."

     
  15. Saint Cy of JFC

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    No way he last to Utah. Someone like Boston will certainly draft him as a stash guy because they have so many picks.
     
  16. seattlejazzfan

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    Has Jordan Nwora of Louisville been mentioned in this thread? Averaging 18 and 8 on 60% TS (48% FG, 40% 3pt) nba size at 6'7" 225. I might like him more than NAW. He's a soph and was 60%÷ TS as a frosh as well. Completely under the radar but looks like a first round guy to me.
     
  17. seattlejazzfan

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    Pretty crazy the first post in this thread is of Marvin Bagley as a 9th grader. I guess dude didn't disappoint.
     
  18. Catchall

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    If I'm the Jazz, I might try to trade trade Exum and a 1st to move up to draft this guy. Really like him.
     
  19. Saint Cy of JFC

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    Guessing by watching him that he is a pretty bad defender.
     
  20. Lord Bullingdon

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    Yep I've been mentioning him here actually since he was a 3-star HS recruit... He's a joy to watch this season, by-far UL's best player... Actually reminds me of Jabari Parker and a lil of Jared Dudley and actually a bit of Nemanja Bjellica.. his shot is pure, theres not much of a debate to be had there..... I think he's actually a borderline 1st rd pick, he's really improved his conditioning the past few years and that is only gonna continue. Former fatbody. No doubt in my mind that at least on offense, that kid is an NBA player.

    I think he's 6'8" too. When I watch him closely I can't help but think "this is what the NBA PF position is turning into"
     

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