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Old 06-21-2018, 06:06 PM
 
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I couldn’t find a thread on it. Suprised Dallas went with Trae Young
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:44 PM
 
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If you are the Clips, why not take that second pick in the first round that you have and take the flier on Michael Porter, Jr? I think he is worth the risk since you are picking back to back.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:01 PM
 
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I couldn’t find a thread on it. Suprised Dallas went with Trae Young
Actually they didn't, they traded Young to Atlanta for Luka Doncic.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:22 AM
 
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Mohamed Bamba was a top 10 draft pick? Wow. Someone try convincing me that won't end well.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:46 AM
 
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I think Dallas is an early favorite for winning the draft. They have a lot of international tailwind still with Dirk on the roster. Hopefully they can have a similar future with Doncic. I'm not a big fan of Cuban, but I do like the pairing of Smith and Doncic. If they can get some good role players, like their 2011 title run, and this team could start sniffing the playoffs again in a good way. I also feel that the Sixers picked well in the draft, as well as, Phoenix. Phoenix could be interesting if Ayton can be a double double machine. He needs to be good enough to where teams have to sag off Booker to guard Ayton. I like where Phoenix could be heading here.


The Sac pick really has no legs, unless they're looking to move on from a player or two, and I'm scratching my head a little on the Memphis pick as well. Memphis wants to run the twin towers again, which does have the possibility of working.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:23 AM
 
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Not surprised LaDrama Ball went undrafted. Sometimes it is simply not worth the disruption and ego along with a crazy father making demands.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:32 AM
 
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Mohamed Bamba was a top 10 draft pick? Wow. Someone try convincing me that won't end well.
A flyer on a guy with a good body and legitimate skills to build on at 6? I like it.

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I think Dallas is an early favorite for winning the draft. They have a lot of international tailwind still with Dirk on the roster. Hopefully they can have a similar future with Doncic. I'm not a big fan of Cuban, but I do like the pairing of Smith and Doncic. If they can get some good role players, like their 2011 title run, and this team could start sniffing the playoffs again in a good way. I also feel that the Sixers picked well in the draft, as well as, Phoenix. Phoenix could be interesting if Ayton can be a double double machine. He needs to be good enough to where teams have to sag off Booker to guard Ayton. I like where Phoenix could be heading here.

The Sac pick really has no legs, unless they're looking to move on from a player or two, and I'm scratching my head a little on the Memphis pick as well. Memphis wants to run the twin towers again, which does have the possibility of working.
I'm glad Dallas is fully committed to defending no one. I like Doncic's skills, but he'll need the right pieces around him, and I don't know that Dallas is up to it.

The Hawks are committing to fun. Now let's see if Young can get his shot off in the NBA.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:03 AM
 
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A flyer on a guy with a good body and legitimate skills to build on at 6? I like it.



I'm glad Dallas is fully committed to defending no one. I like Doncic's skills, but he'll need the right pieces around him, and I don't know that Dallas is up to it.

The Hawks are committing to fun. Now let's see if Young can get his shot off in the NBA.

He'll likely suffer the same problems in Atlanta as he did at Oklahoma. Will he have big games? Absolutely! But with the organization lacking offense around him, expect him to be double teamed anytime he has a hot hand. I think it will be a fun year for Atlanta, but it'll be a VERY FRUSTRATING year for Young. Just like when Young was nationally heralded as the "next Curry" defenses began to lockdown on him, because there was not a reliable #2 on the team. Curry is great, but he's great, because of the talent around him. You put pressure on Curry, well now you sagged on Klay. Okay, we put pressure on both Curry and Klay, well now we've sagged on Draymond. This is all before you added Durant, who essentially broke the model of superteam. You need a full 48 minutes of solid team effort to beat Golden State. The only thing that can be problematic for them going forward is differing opinions on their value and overinflated egos.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:10 AM
 
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He'll likely suffer the same problems in Atlanta as he did at Oklahoma. Will he have big games? Absolutely! But with the organization lacking offense around him, expect him to be double teamed anytime he has a hot hand. I think it will be a fun year for Atlanta, but it'll be a VERY FRUSTRATING year for Young. Just like when Young was nationally heralded as the "next Curry" defenses began to lockdown on him, because there was not a reliable #2 on the team. Curry is great, but he's great, because of the talent around him. You put pressure on Curry, well now you sagged on Klay. Okay, we put pressure on both Curry and Klay, well now we've sagged on Draymond. This is all before you added Durant, who essentially broke the model of superteam. You need a full 48 minutes of solid team effort to beat Golden State. The only thing that can be problematic for them going forward is differing opinions on their value and overinflated egos.
I think the big mysteries of the Young-Curry comp are these:

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Curry was showing all of those skills as a Rookie with Don Nelson's D-League all-stars. He has grown--getting stronger and more experienced, but the talent was always there.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:17 AM
 
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I think the big mysteries of the Young-Curry comp are these:

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Curry was showing all of those skills as a Rookie with Don Nelson's D-League all-stars. He has grown--getting stronger and more experienced, but the talent was always there.

I'm not denying his talent, but that talent is even greater when you have good talent around you. Remember the first run of Cleveland with Lebron. Great talent, but that team just couldn't get it done. One man can't consistently beat another team all by themselves in the playoffs. I'll never deny Curry's skill set, but he wouldn't be as good as he is without Klay and Draymond. Just like Klay and Draymond wouldn't be as good as they are without the talent around them.


Shoot, Durant was always good and his talent was never doubted in OKC, but look at him once he was added to Golden State. He now takes less shots and makes them at a higher clip, so now he's not only ultra efficient, but even more deadly when no team can afford to give up points to Golden State to begin with.
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