Jazz trade up from 30 to 28 and select Tony Bradley

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  1. idiot

    idiot Well-Known Member

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    Surprised nobody has said it (or maybe I am really just an idiot): he reminds me stylistically (more in terms of body movement, not talent) of older Tim Duncan, a bit.
     
  2. NAOS

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    Watch his Pro Day interview. He makes the comparison himself.
     
  3. Cappy_Smurf

    Cappy_Smurf Well-Known Member

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    The new CBA gives teams a couple of 2-way contracts which is basically a couple of extra roster spots for guys in the d-league. It's questionable exactly how well it'll work out, but it gives them more options in keeping more drafted players.
     
  4. Cappy_Smurf

    Cappy_Smurf Well-Known Member

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  5. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    How would they know he has a non stop motor if he only played limited minutes? Seems like a contradiction to me.
     
  6. NUMBERICA

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    Seems promising. Not sure where the minutes come from if the promise is delivering, but that's a good problem to have.
     
  7. Release the Kraken

    Release the Kraken Well-Known Member

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    I imagine Spurs had a bead on him. Got no problem giving up 42 particularly since we scored Williams Goss at 55. Bet all three stick, but four would be pushing it. Wonder if he gets more minutes at center or power forward.
     
  8. RandyForRubio

    RandyForRubio Well-Known Member

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    No way he can play PF. He's a center only.
     
  9. BabyPeterzz

    BabyPeterzz Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Like bigs that run the floor like Malone/Gobert.
     
  10. orangello

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    Where would you have projected him for next year's draft had he not declared?

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  11. The Jazz Wonderbra

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    At first I gagged when I heard the pick. I thought we got Kyle kuzma and I was pumped. But a double take made me realize it was Bradley. Booooo.

    However, I liked what they said on ESPN. They referenced moneyball and said that based on Jay Bilas he was the #32 bpa. Based on ESPN analytics he was the 10th pick in the draft. Whaaaaaa?

    Next if you consider that the ONLY team that we leap frogged was the Spurs, there is no doubt that we sniffed this out. I could just picture the Spurs cussing out Dennis and it made me like the pick whereas I didn't at first.

    I thought semi could help us. Also, we raived about kuzma. But in Dennis I trust. Trey Lyles was turrible, but we just traded Lyles and the 24 to jump up into the lottery!!! I can live with a moneyball replacement for withey.
     
  12. Release the Kraken

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    Then why the comparisons to the best Power forward of all time (forgive me Karl), Tim Duncan?
     
  13. RandyForRubio

    RandyForRubio Well-Known Member

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    Because post Robinson, Duncan played center more than power forward.

    It doesn't matter the comparison though, Bradley is strictly a center. Doesn't have the agility/quickness to guard Pf's, plus offensively that would be a wreck.
     
  14. Cappy_Smurf

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    We've had an argument on here before as to whether defense or offense defines a players position, and I think it varies even if one may be true a lot more often than the other. The reason I bring this up, is because I'm assuming what you mean is he won't be able to guard 4s, and that's probably true. However, you could play him next to Favors who can guard 4s, but then on the offensive end they switch, since Bradley looks to have better range.

    Just wanted to throw that out there, since I have my own doubts that he could play next to Rudy.
     
  15. framer

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    That was exactly my takeaway. Shows he can be coached.
     
  16. RandyForRubio

    RandyForRubio Well-Known Member

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    No way he has better range than Favors. Maybe he can develop it, but if he ended up with the range of Favors, that's a win. I think he's a 5 only on both offense and defense. So no, he can't play with Gobert. He's our backup C, which I think we needed. I have a feeling we'll be playing a lot more 4 out-1 in.
     
  17. framer

    framer Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone actually call Kenny Smith "the Jet" when he was a player?
     
  18. Cappy_Smurf

    Cappy_Smurf Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, but I don't think that's a given. His shooting looks promising.
     
  19. Cappy_Smurf

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    IDK, I haven't watched much on him, but I thought he was solid in the midrange and toying with shooting the 3.

    I did watch some video of him draining shot after shot from top of the key/free throw area. He's got a midrange shot for sure, even if he didn't use in college.
     
  20. RandyForRubio

    RandyForRubio Well-Known Member

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    Maybe eventually, but I doubt anytime soon. We'll see.

    Even if he doesn't, I like it. He's a great rebounder, and we needed that with our backups.
     

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