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Question: are we sure this isnt a 3 person draft? more specifically, are we sure ingram deserves to be above bender?
i dont know why, but until today i hadnt watched one second of bender play. ive been checking out the scant pro footage of bender today, and the way he moves for a 7’1’’ guy is pretty amazing. hes not a leaper, but if your reach is 9’3’’, a 30 inch vert pretty much gets you everywhere you need to go. and its not like he doesnt have skills either. also the age.
his stats look really bad this year. youd expect bad, cause hes a kid playing against men, but this looks kind of worse. but if he played ncaa, wouldnt he have almost certainly looked like a stud? and if that had happened, this would be a 3 person draft no question, right?
i dont know. i think bender has skills, and he might be a more impressive athlete than ingram. plus hes younger. plus i think hes more likely to be versatile. im not convinced ingram will have the defense and boarding chops to play the 4 outside of gimmicky lineups. and hes not athletic enough to guard 2s from what ive seen. hes kind of slow, actually.