MIDDLE TENNESSEE is holding on!!!
Safe to say that Hawaii will pull the upset. Cal very awful today, Jordan Matthews and Ivan Rabb helped their draft stock a bit, while Jaylen Brown looks like could use another year in school, or be contended to be a 6-10 pick.
A GM who uses a top 10 pick on a guy like Jaylen Brown, with no discernible NBA level skill, doesn't like his job very much.
Eh? He's still athletically gifted. And there are some core guys for Cal that are missing. Kid is 19 and knows how to get to the rim and be a weapon in transition. All we saw today is just telling us he needs a lot more work to be complete than people normally though.
I probably won't take him in the top 3 however, but I'd gamble on him on a top 5-10 pick. There's still a good amount of upside there.
I'd let him go back to school with the hope of building his skills and becoming a top 5 pick, or I'd let somebody else take the risk in the top 10.
If he fell to the end of the lottery, I'd take a chance.
But there isn't a single thing he does I would feel confident in him doing at the NBA level, other than finishing an open dunk, and that's a lowwww bar. I like my top 10 picks to have a higher floor than that.
I think he could do more than just finishing an open dunk. Dude can get to the rim on a straight drive, and averages 6 FT attempts per game, he can get to the line.
He is again just 19, there's a lot of room there to work with if you're patient enough. Especially on what is a considered weak draft, it's not bad to have an ultra athletic kid with upside.
"The rim is looking bigger and bigger every game." - PP
2016 CB Draft Utah Jazz
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