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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 9:00:37 AM   
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How does #2 not get an A+? That was a fricken steal. I get that we always hear the canned statement "We were shocked he was still there". This is one case where no way in hell should this guy been on the board in the mid 40's. Diop going at around 20-25 was a very realistic expectation.

I hear you on this Sweens. I think Diop was the best available on Bilas's board either late in the first round or from the first pick of the second round.

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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 9:13:55 AM   
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How does #2 not get an A+? That was a fricken steal. I get that we always hear the canned statement "We were shocked he was still there". This is one case where no way in hell should this guy been on the board in the mid 40's. Diop going at around 20-25 was a very realistic expectation.


The guys on ESPN were saying he would have been a lottery pick if he hadn't got hurt.

But then again they said that about 3 or 4 second round picks.

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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 9:40:04 AM   
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The Guardian, however, had this to say:

Josh Okogie gives the Wolves a good wing player to come off the bench. He’s a good defensive player who can also shoot. Expect him to play a lot next year.


Do they know who the coach is?

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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 10:11:03 AM   
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KDP has a chance to be better as a Pro than he was in college. He's a tailor made modern PF.

Crazy wingspan, excellent rebounder, very good shotblocker. Probably a little too slow to be a SF, more than quick enough to defend PFs.

He's a little bigger/longer than Draymond, so even a little small ball 5 isn't out of the question.
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 10:23:27 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Elliot


The Guardian, however, had this to say:

Josh Okogie gives the Wolves a good wing player to come off the bench. He’s a good defensive player who can also shoot. Expect him to play a lot next year.


Do they know who the coach is?

Reasonable question, as the source is a British tabloid. But I've found myself going their more and more nowadays for well-informed and non-biased journalism.

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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 11:50:59 AM   
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We got the #13 and #23 players on Dean Demakis' Draft Board:

13. Josh Okogie 6’4″ SG/SF Georgia Tech

Okogie’s 6’4.5″ height may seem underwhelming for a wing, but he makes up for it with a monster 7’0″ wingspan, strong frame, and excellent athleticism. He also has a non-stop motor and lockdown potential as a man to man defender against multiple positions.

Offensively he is a good shooter and a decent passer, and has a good first step and handle to create shots but struggles to finish at the rim with poor body control.

Okogie projects to be a versatile 3 + D wing, and if he can improve his finishing he has sneaky upside.


23. Keita Bates-Diop 6’8″ SF/PF

Bates-Diop has excellent switching tools, as he is 6’8.5″ with 7’3.25″ wingspan, and good quickness. He can shoot, rebound, and protect the rim, and is ideal as a versatile 3 + D role player similar to Al-Farouq Aminu.

But at age 22 he has limited upside, as he does not have much ball skills and his feel for the game is only OK– he has a disappointing steal rate in spite of his monster length and has shown limited vision and passing.

He has good odds of being a useful role player, but upside concerns keep him out of the lottery conversation.

Post Draft Takeaways:

7) Minnesota with a pair of value picks

Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop were two of the better value picks in the draft. They both have solid role player potential that can solidly upgrade Andrew Wiggins and Jamal Crawford longterm.

I’m also a buyer of Tyus Jones, and if Thibs can refrain from investing in too many flawed talents and gets rid of Wiggins, the Wolves could end up with a solid cast around Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler.

https://deanondraft.com/
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 12:00:33 PM   
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We got the #13 and #23 players on Dean Demakis' Draft Board:

13. Josh Okogie 6’4″ SG/SF Georgia Tech

Okogie’s 6’4.5″ height may seem underwhelming for a wing, but he makes up for it with a monster 7’0″ wingspan, strong frame, and excellent athleticism. He also has a non-stop motor and lockdown potential as a man to man defender against multiple positions.

Offensively he is a good shooter and a decent passer, and has a good first step and handle to create shots but struggles to finish at the rim with poor body control.

Okogie projects to be a versatile 3 + D wing, and if he can improve his finishing he has sneaky upside.


23. Keita Bates-Diop 6’8″ SF/PF

Bates-Diop has excellent switching tools, as he is 6’8.5″ with 7’3.25″ wingspan, and good quickness. He can shoot, rebound, and protect the rim, and is ideal as a versatile 3 + D role player similar to Al-Farouq Aminu.

But at age 22 he has limited upside, as he does not have much ball skills and his feel for the game is only OK– he has a disappointing steal rate in spite of his monster length and has shown limited vision and passing.

He has good odds of being a useful role player, but upside concerns keep him out of the lottery conversation.

Post Draft Takeaways:

7) Minnesota with a pair of value picks

Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop were two of the better value picks in the draft. They both have solid role player potential that can solidly upgrade Andrew Wiggins and Jamal Crawford longterm.

I’m also a buyer of Tyus Jones, and if Thibs can refrain from investing in too many flawed talents and gets rid of Wiggins, the Wolves could end up with a solid cast around Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler.

https://deanondraft.com/



Says a lot that the Wolves are trying to already dump Wiggins, after signing a max contract a year ago

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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 12:26:12 PM   
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Bates-Diop has excellent switching tools, as he is 6’8.5″ with 7’3.25″ wingspan, and good quickness. He can shoot, rebound, and protect the rim, and is ideal as a versatile 3 + D role player similar to Al-Farouq Aminu.



One of the guys I've been pushing to get on the Wolves for years.

Keita Bates-Diop: Height: 6-8.5 / Weight: 224 / Wingspan: 7-3.25
Al-Farouq Aminu: Height: 6-8.5 / Weight: 216 / Wingspan: 7-3.25
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 12:41:13 PM   
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ORIGINAL: David Levine

We got the #13 and #23 players on Dean Demakis' Draft Board:

13. Josh Okogie 6’4″ SG/SF Georgia Tech

Okogie’s 6’4.5″ height may seem underwhelming for a wing, but he makes up for it with a monster 7’0″ wingspan, strong frame, and excellent athleticism. He also has a non-stop motor and lockdown potential as a man to man defender against multiple positions.

Offensively he is a good shooter and a decent passer, and has a good first step and handle to create shots but struggles to finish at the rim with poor body control.

Okogie projects to be a versatile 3 + D wing, and if he can improve his finishing he has sneaky upside.


23. Keita Bates-Diop 6’8″ SF/PF

Bates-Diop has excellent switching tools, as he is 6’8.5″ with 7’3.25″ wingspan, and good quickness. He can shoot, rebound, and protect the rim, and is ideal as a versatile 3 + D role player similar to Al-Farouq Aminu.

But at age 22 he has limited upside, as he does not have much ball skills and his feel for the game is only OK– he has a disappointing steal rate in spite of his monster length and has shown limited vision and passing.

He has good odds of being a useful role player, but upside concerns keep him out of the lottery conversation.

Post Draft Takeaways:

7) Minnesota with a pair of value picks

Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop were two of the better value picks in the draft. They both have solid role player potential that can solidly upgrade Andrew Wiggins and Jamal Crawford longterm.

I’m also a buyer of Tyus Jones, and if Thibs can refrain from investing in too many flawed talents and gets rid of Wiggins, the Wolves could end up with a solid cast around Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler.

https://deanondraft.com/



Says a lot that the Wolves are trying to already dump Wiggins, after signing a max contract a year ago


Sounds like Thibs wanted to get rid of him before he signed the deal. Grandpa Glen intervened.

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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 12:44:17 PM   
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The best undrafted players:

Malik Newman, guard, Kansas

Rawle Alkins, guard, Arizona

Isaac Haas, center, Purdue

Brandon McCoy, center, UNLV

Keenan Evans, guard, Texas Tech

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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 12:44:48 PM   
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Interested to hear takes on Jerome Robinson. Underwhelmed when I heard the pick, but two things give me a very open mind:
1) Who was clearly better?
2) This kid looks like a great college scorer who finishes well, handles well, finds guys pretty well for a go-to scorer, and shoots really well with NBA three-point right now, step-backs, pull-ups, feel for finding spots to receive passes, etc.

I get that he was apparently a no-show on D in college, though I never saw games so I'm just taking people's word for it. He seems to be a decent but not great athlete (don't know about lateral movement abilities), so the question about no-D is: couldn't, wouldn't, not demanded, just didn't?

Shooting is money in the NBA, so I'm interested to see what else he brings. I'd rather take a chance on a guy who has an area where he's stellar and try to develop the rest than a guy who's OK at everything, but that's his ceiling.
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 12:56:32 PM   
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ORIGINAL: David Levine

We got the #13 and #23 players on Dean Demakis' Draft Board:

13. Josh Okogie 6’4″ SG/SF Georgia Tech

Okogie’s 6’4.5″ height may seem underwhelming for a wing, but he makes up for it with a monster 7’0″ wingspan, strong frame, and excellent athleticism. He also has a non-stop motor and lockdown potential as a man to man defender against multiple positions.

Offensively he is a good shooter and a decent passer, and has a good first step and handle to create shots but struggles to finish at the rim with poor body control.

Okogie projects to be a versatile 3 + D wing, and if he can improve his finishing he has sneaky upside.


23. Keita Bates-Diop 6’8″ SF/PF

Bates-Diop has excellent switching tools, as he is 6’8.5″ with 7’3.25″ wingspan, and good quickness. He can shoot, rebound, and protect the rim, and is ideal as a versatile 3 + D role player similar to Al-Farouq Aminu.

But at age 22 he has limited upside, as he does not have much ball skills and his feel for the game is only OK– he has a disappointing steal rate in spite of his monster length and has shown limited vision and passing.

He has good odds of being a useful role player, but upside concerns keep him out of the lottery conversation.

Post Draft Takeaways:

7) Minnesota with a pair of value picks

Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop were two of the better value picks in the draft. They both have solid role player potential that can solidly upgrade Andrew Wiggins and Jamal Crawford longterm.

I’m also a buyer of Tyus Jones, and if Thibs can refrain from investing in too many flawed talents and gets rid of Wiggins, the Wolves could end up with a solid cast around Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler.

https://deanondraft.com/



Says a lot that the Wolves are trying to already dump Wiggins, after signing a max contract a year ago


Sounds like Thibs wanted to get rid of him before he signed the deal. Grandpa Glen intervened.


Not a big fan of Thib's but if you hired him to run the show Glen needs to butt out.

Nothing worse than a meddling owner.

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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 12:56:41 PM   
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Bates-Diop has excellent switching tools, as he is 6’8.5″ with 7’3.25″ wingspan, and good quickness. He can shoot, rebound, and protect the rim, and is ideal as a versatile 3 + D role player similar to Al-Farouq Aminu.



One of the guys I've been pushing to get on the Wolves for years.

Keita Bates-Diop: Height: 6-8.5 / Weight: 224 / Wingspan: 7-3.25
Al-Farouq Aminu: Height: 6-8.5 / Weight: 216 / Wingspan: 7-3.25

Love Aminu. I hated that he had to be included in the Chris Paul trade and I've pined for them to get him back ever since.
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 1:07:34 PM   
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The best undrafted players:

Malik Newman, guard, Kansas

Rawle Alkins, guard, Arizona

Isaac Haas, center, Purdue

Brandon McCoy, center, UNLV

Keenan Evans, guard, Texas Tech


Your prediction for us to draft at #20...
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 1:16:41 PM   
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Interested to hear takes on Jerome Robinson. Underwhelmed when I heard the pick, but two things give me a very open mind:
1) Who was clearly better?
2) This kid looks like a great college scorer who finishes well, handles well, finds guys pretty well for a go-to scorer, and shoots really well with NBA three-point right now, step-backs, pull-ups, feel for finding spots to receive passes, etc.

I get that he was apparently a no-show on D in college, though I never saw games so I'm just taking people's word for it. He seems to be a decent but not great athlete (don't know about lateral movement abilities), so the question about no-D is: couldn't, wouldn't, not demanded, just didn't?

Shooting is money in the NBA, so I'm interested to see what else he brings. I'd rather take a chance on a guy who has an area where he's stellar and try to develop the rest than a guy who's OK at everything, but that's his ceiling.


I'm not a fan. He was on my list of "hope we don't draft him" guys.

I really like Alexander and I thought Bridges was a great pick, so I didn't get why they swapped him for Robinson. I think Alexander/Bridges or Alexander/Smith would've been an easy slam dunk for the Clippers.

On the positive, he's a really good 3pt shooter and he showed some ability to run the PnR. But he's not a great athlete, he reminds me of Crawford on defense and I'm not sure what he gives you when he doesn't have the ball in his hands.
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 1:21:49 PM   
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Bates-Diop has excellent switching tools, as he is 6’8.5″ with 7’3.25″ wingspan, and good quickness. He can shoot, rebound, and protect the rim, and is ideal as a versatile 3 + D role player similar to Al-Farouq Aminu.



One of the guys I've been pushing to get on the Wolves for years.

Keita Bates-Diop: Height: 6-8.5 / Weight: 224 / Wingspan: 7-3.25
Al-Farouq Aminu: Height: 6-8.5 / Weight: 216 / Wingspan: 7-3.25

Love Aminu. I hated that he had to be included in the Chris Paul trade and I've pined for them to get him back ever since.


Aminu got to the league about 5 years too soon.

Back then he was the wrong kind of tweener, and teams weren't totally sure what to do with him. Was he an oversized SF? Was he too small to be a PF?. Now he's exactly what teams are looking for as a small ball 4 or even 5.

If he was a rookie today, he'd be developed as that smallball big with a focus on 3pt shooting and perimeter defense. As good as he is now, I bet he'd be a lot better at the same point if he had been developed that way.
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 1:29:59 PM   
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Interested to hear takes on Jerome Robinson. Underwhelmed when I heard the pick, but two things give me a very open mind:
1) Who was clearly better?
2) This kid looks like a great college scorer who finishes well, handles well, finds guys pretty well for a go-to scorer, and shoots really well with NBA three-point right now, step-backs, pull-ups, feel for finding spots to receive passes, etc.

I get that he was apparently a no-show on D in college, though I never saw games so I'm just taking people's word for it. He seems to be a decent but not great athlete (don't know about lateral movement abilities), so the question about no-D is: couldn't, wouldn't, not demanded, just didn't?

Shooting is money in the NBA, so I'm interested to see what else he brings. I'd rather take a chance on a guy who has an area where he's stellar and try to develop the rest than a guy who's OK at everything, but that's his ceiling.


I'm not a fan. He was on my list of "hope we don't draft him" guys.

I really like Alexander and I thought Bridges was a great pick, so I didn't get why they swapped him for Robinson. I think Alexander/Bridges or Alexander/Smith would've been an easy slam dunk for the Clippers.

On the positive, he's a really good 3pt shooter and he showed some ability to run the PnR. But he's not a great athlete, he reminds me of Crawford on defense and I'm not sure what he gives you when he doesn't have the ball in his hands.

They actually swapped Alexander for Bridges. I would definitely would have like those two together.

I'm not completely sold on Robinson by any means, but I get what the thinking is and I don't want to bet against Jerry West. It comes down to what he can/will do defensively. I did see him in his highlights find a way to make himself available at the arc, so I see him as a guy who can spread the floor and put the ball on the floor if he's overplayed.

I do have to say I moved from skeptical to intrigued, but I'm also a fan who wants to see things half full. I don't see a lot of guys I'd clearly rather have, though there are a lot that I would look at the exact same way as Robinson if the Clips had drafted him (including your guy, who will be great if his offense emerges as it looks like it could).
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 1:30:40 PM   
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Talking Josh Okogie with Georgia Tech Hoops Blogger Cade Lawson
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Even for those of us that did extensive research ahead of Thursday’s NBA Draft, it’s impossible to have full knowledge of a prospect’s catalog. That was certainly the case for me, especially when it came to Josh Okogie, the versatile wing whom the Wolves drafted 20th overall.

That’s why I enlisted the help of Cade Lawson. He’s the editor in chief of From The Rumble Seat, SB Nation’s Georgia Tech sports blog. He’s gotten to know Okogie from up close through his two seasons as a Yellow Jacket, and had great answers for all my questions.

1. We’ll start simple: What did you see from Okogie this season? What’s your scouting report on him as an NBA prospect?

Josh Okogie is a former three-star prospect who walked into Georgia Tech and changed the program instantly. He is a picture of consistency, having hit double digits in scoring in all but seven of his career games, and has always played up to the level of his competition. One of his true masterpieces at Tech came against then-No. 6 Florida State during his freshman year, a game where he dropped 35 points, and he left us with an unforgettable buzzer-beater against Notre Dame that same year.

As a sophomore, he took a step forward on both ends of the floor that no one really expected. I’ll get into that later, but another thing of note is that Josh became the de-facto leader of the team and really guided it through a frustrating season. No one expected him to declare for the draft, but we couldn’t be happier for him.

2. Defense seems to be his calling card as a prospect, but it rarely translates quickly from college to the NBA. What do you think his learning curve will be like defensively?

Most of us who had watched him for the past two years at Georgia Tech were surprised to see him measure in with a 7-foot wingspan, but length like that will be his best friend in the NBA. This is a guy who spent most of his college career matched up with the other team’s best player in what is arguably the best conference in college basketball.

He defended one through three at Tech and that type of versatility is unquestionably something that helped his draft stock rise; I think he’ll improve quickly in situations where he’s asked to guard a shooting guard or small forward, but the speed of an NBA point guard might be a wakeup call. As our basketball editor Rob Pensa has noted in the past, Okogie’s success to this point is a product of his unmatched work ethic. That’s going to serve him well in the league when it comes to adjusting to the caliber of player he’ll be going against and to the prevalent defensive switching in the NBA.

3. How would you describe his offensive profile?

Josh is as aggressive as they come on the offensive end. He has a nice midrange jumper that he only really tries when he’s wide open, but his main preference is to drive and attack every time. Rob points out that his finishing needs some work, particularly with the off-hand, but he gets to the basketball and draws fouls. There were instances where he had to alter his shot and go for a weird acrobatic finish instead of really going up strong in traffic, but he’s 19 and has plenty of room to grow.

The “3-and-D” label is popular around the NBA, but calling Okogie any variation of that is short-selling him as a player. He’s creative with the ball in his hands and is an incredibly underrated passer, the latter trait being something I haven’t heard anything about from draft reports. Our offense at Tech ran entirely through him for the better part of two seasons, largely because he knows how to find his guys in space and make the tight passes.

4. I noticed he took more 3s this season, but kept his efficiency. That’s a good sign. What does the eye test say about his improvement from deep?

One of the biggest knocks I’ve seen on Okogie is that his jump shot is slow-developing, but cry me a river. That never held him back against ACC opponents because his well-rounded offensive profile forced defenders to respect his driving ability just as much as his jump shot, and I expect that NBA teams will follow that same mantra by forcing Okogie to prove he can make shots at the NBA level and giving him more space early on. Tom Thibodeau may choose to retool some aspects of his shot, but there’s nothing to worry about.

As far as his three pointer is concerned, there was a very real improvement from year one to year two. That is especially impressive when you consider that he was a completely unknown commodity and commanded virtually no attention early in his career (until he dropped 38 on Tulane in his fifth college game, that is) but still managed to improve his shooting percentage as teams gave him more and more attention.

5. What’s something we might not know about Josh Okogie that we should?

Rob notes that Okogie is an exceptionally humble guy who makes everyone around him better with his selflessness, both on and off the court. He won a 2018 ACC Top Six for Service award for the great work he did with the Atlanta community, and you can expect him to continue his good work in Minnesota. I mentioned his worth ethic earlier, I just have to reemphasize how hard he works at everything he does. There’s a reason he went from fringe-draftee at the time he declared to a top-20 pick in four months.

The entire Georgia Tech community was lucky to have Josh Okogie (aka Goatkogie) and the Minnesota community will soon appreciate him as much as we did. The TImberwolves just gained quite a following from down south. You guys got a phenomenal player and person!

http://www.awolfamongwolves.com/2018/06/talking-josh-okogie-with-georgia-state-hoops-blogger-cade-lawson/
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 2:58:51 PM   
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Grades for the draft-

My boys seem to be trending around Mr Blutarsky range (0.0)) for our draft...

https://youtu.be/iKS0GVvoE9I
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 3:10:34 PM   
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Grades for the draft-

My boys seem to be trending around Mr Blutarsky range (0.0)) for our draft...

https://youtu.be/iKS0GVvoE9I


I have no idea what to make of the Portland pick - except they seem to have a fetish for Point/Combo guards. I know next to nothing about him.

The Ringer (Pre-draft):

An athlete who excites with his dunks and fluidity, but he must work out kinks in his shot to maximize his potential.

SHADES OF: Large Lou Williams, D’Angelo Russell, Darren Collison

PLUSES
Bouncy athlete capable of finishing ferocious dunks; possesses the fluidity and agility to change directions on a dime.
Advanced handle enables him to create space off the dribble.
Good spot-up shooter with a quick release and soft touch.
Intriguing defensive potential with his combination of length and athleticism.

MINUSES
Must raise his shot release to improve shooting off the dribble against NBA-level athletes.
Lacks touch on crafty layups, and his skinny frame hurts him when finishing against contact and drawing fouls.
Avoids contact on drives by taking off too far or tossing up wild floaters.
Needs to prove he can orchestrate an offense; settles too much and forces shots rather than distributing.
Inconsistent effort and focus on defense, plus he needs to get a lot stronger.
Simons was a top high school recruit who reclassified to become eligible for the 2018 NBA draft.

The Ringer Draft Grade:

24. Portland Trail Blazers: Anfernee Simons, SG, IMG Academy
Forget the international players. Simons is the real mystery man in this year’s draft. He declared for the draft after his fifth year of high school, and he didn’t compete in any of the all-star games against the top players in next year’s freshman class. Simons, an athletic combo guard with a projectable outside shot, certainly has talent, but he seems all but certain to spend the next few seasons in the G League.

Grade: B
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 3:38:19 PM   
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Grades for the draft-

My boys seem to be trending around Mr Blutarsky range (0.0)) for our draft...

https://youtu.be/iKS0GVvoE9I


I didn't realize you got Trent, Jr. as well. I think he's a solid 2nd round flyer.

Selfish on offense - big-time shot hunter. But he's young, so hopefully that can be coached out of him.

Really strong, but lacks length. Sub-par quickness for a wing that hasn't shown much inclination for defense.

He's going to need a lot of coaching, but I can see a valuable rotational guy in him.
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 4:56:02 PM   
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One other draft note.

The Celtics may have drafted the next Clint Capela at 27...
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 5:32:02 PM   
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Wonder how many of those 2nd round picks would like to go back to college instead now and improve their stock.

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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 5:34:36 PM   
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To The Mean's Potential probability for Okogie:

Bust: 30%
Roleplayer: 33%
Starter: 21%
Star: 17% (5th highest of anyone in the draft)



http://www.tothemean.com/2018/06/10/nba-draft-2018.html
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RE: 2018 NBA Draft - 6/22/2018 6:23:40 PM   
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ORIGINAL: David Levine

quote:

ORIGINAL: kurt bilben

Grades for the draft-

My boys seem to be trending around Mr Blutarsky range (0.0)) for our draft...

https://youtu.be/iKS0GVvoE9I


I didn't realize you got Trent, Jr. as well. I think he's a solid 2nd round flyer.

Selfish on offense - big-time shot hunter. But he's young, so hopefully that can be coached out of him.

Really strong, but lacks length. Sub-par quickness for a wing that hasn't shown much inclination for defense.

He's going to need a lot of coaching, but I can see a valuable rotational guy in him.



Thanks DL for the info.

I actually was real high on his father when we drafted him (Probably wayyyy too high)

The Shaq of the MAC.

So I looked in on him from time to time, and saw him hit some very long jump shots.

We’ll see, for a team that needed 3/4’s that can defend, I’m not sure about getting two guards when your two best players by far are guards?

We sure as hell didn’t draft for need.

My boys in Denver are going off the rails getting Porter. I said hold your horses we’ll see.
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