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NUMBERICA

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Couldn’t we have drafted Bane instead? Oof what a whiff
Could've drafted a handful of obviously better prospects for our situation (and early results on three off the top of my head are demonstrably much more promising [Bane, McDaniels, Maledon]). That's why a significant contingent had a meltdown here and continue to grumble.
 

homeytennis

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Could've drafted a handful of obviously better prospects for our situation (and early results on three off the top of my head are demonstrably much more promising [Bane, McDaniels, Maledon]). That's why a significant contingent had a meltdown here and continue to grumble.
Shades of the Oliver Hanlan pick or when we had a really high 2nd round pick that we traded for a bag of beans.
 

Tom349

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Hughes has played two games worth of basketball in the best part of a year in the lead up to the 5 matches he played for the stars, coming off an ankle injury with zero practice with a newly formed team.
 

str8line

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Hughes has played two games worth of basketball in the best part of a year in the lead up to the 5 matches he played for the stars, coming off an ankle injury with zero practice with a newly formed team.

Good info for those of us who haven't followed what's going on with him, thanks.
 

The Thriller

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He got brutalized tonight by two guys: Rayjohn Tucker and Paul Reed who was a very late 2nd round pick.
Tucker? The guy we paid a few pennies for and who sucked last year? That guy chewed up Hughes? ****, what a bust. We could’ve just resigned Tucker. Failing to nab McDaniels or Bane might’ve really screwed our chances of winning.

I don’t get how anyone could’ve seen McDaniels in a gym and thought, “yeah he’s okay. But he’s no George Niang. So we’re good, let’s draft a guy who can give us Udoh production instead!”

It just boggles the mind. Like worse case scenario, McDaniels is Kelly Oubre, right?
 

The Thriller

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Not what you said on draft night... I told y’all... buncha hindsight going on when some here were all over this ****.
Yes, absolutely, I was wrong. But I also wasn’t operating with the understanding that Favors was likely incoming. The pick made much more sense when our frontline consisted of Rudy and Bradley not Rudy and Favors with the MLE.

As I remember, I wasn’t against the other prospects. I honestly didn’t know much about them since I didn’t watch much college ball last year due to professional work and with the tournament cancelled. I defended the Jazz because I understood that they were concerned with the weak frontline. I had no clue that a deal with Favors was even possible.

Favors incoming makes the Udoka pick over these superior talents even worse. What the hell were they thinking?

McDaniels alone would’ve been the most talented player we’ve drafted since Mitchell. And honestly his ceiling might even be higher...
 

jom2003

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Hughes has played two games worth of basketball in the best part of a year in the lead up to the 5 matches he played for the stars, coming off an ankle injury with zero practice with a newly formed team.
besides the injury part I'm sure what you said applies to just about everyone else who's in that G-league bubble. Let's not pretend that getting practice time during Covid is only made difficult exclusively for Eliza Hughes.

and staying healthy is part of the game too. or else D.Rose should be the GOAT and DedEx should be an allstar or at least become our long term starting point guard if it wan't for his injuries. Hughes has had issues with his conditioning dated way back to his years with Syracuse, which i'm sure is well featured on his scouting report. NBA is cruel sometimes so it's player's job to stay ready when called upon. Hughes will only have himself to blame for being out of game shape and not up for the challenge.
 
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Handlogten's Heros

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Yes, absolutely, I was wrong. But I also wasn’t operating with the understanding that Favors was likely incoming. The pick made much more sense when our frontline consisted of Rudy and Bradley not Rudy and Favors with the MLE.

As I remember, I wasn’t against the other prospects. I honestly didn’t know much about them since I didn’t watch much college ball last year due to professional work and with the tournament cancelled. I defended the Jazz because I understood that they were concerned with the weak frontline. I had no clue that a deal with Favors was possible.

Favors incoming makes the Udoka pick over these superior talents even worse. What the hell were they thinking?
As I remember I clearly told yo *** that we’d bring in a vet and laid the whole thing out for you and you scoffed like it was the stupidest **** you ever heard. So please don’t act like no one saw that coming... you don’t get to come in here and act like you can’t believe we missed on these guys after ******** on those who called they shot in real time.
 

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