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Re: Markannen Reconsidered - Top 5 no question
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2017, 09:18:34 AM »

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I really like him. I've never seen a 7-footer who shoots like him, not just in terms of effectiveness, but the way he shoots. He looks much more like a guard than your typical elite-shooting big. His floor seems to be a bigger Ryan Anderson with more natural ability, and that's a pretty awesome worst case scenario.
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Re: Markannen Reconsidered - Top 5 no question
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2017, 09:32:07 AM »

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No doubt about his shooting ability, but there are questions about the rest of his game.  Doesn't get blocks, steals or assists with any regularity, and is an average rebounder.  Not long or quick, so probably a limited defensive upside.  Strikes me as a mid lottery guy, but not a top of the draft dynamic player.

Re: Lauri Markkanen (Merged)
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2017, 04:48:12 PM »

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the kelly o. comparisons are hilarious.   dude is twice as athletic as k.o.   

Re: Markannen Reconsidered - Top 5 no question
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2017, 05:45:05 PM »

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No doubt about his shooting ability, but there are questions about the rest of his game.  Doesn't get blocks, steals or assists with any regularity, and is an average rebounder.  Not long or quick, so probably a limited defensive upside.  Strikes me as a mid lottery guy, but not a top of the draft dynamic player.

College basketball is bereft of bigs so the real test will come in the NBA. He does look like a good shooter but he'll at best be at the end of the top 10 so it won't even be an issue for The Nets pick.

Re: Lauri Markkanen (Merged)
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2017, 06:41:18 PM »

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Not interested in this guy.
Great shooter but doesn't do anything else at an NBA level. Absolutely heinous defender.
No way this guy goes top 10 imo.
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Re: Lauri Markkanen (Merged)
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2017, 07:08:50 PM »

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the kelly o. comparisons are hilarious.   dude is twice as athletic as k.o.   

And not nearly as good a ball handler, nor does he get steals at the rate Kelly does.

Re: Lauri Markkanen (Merged)
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2017, 07:15:23 PM »

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the kelly o. comparisons are hilarious.   dude is twice as athletic as k.o.   

And not nearly as good a ball handler, nor does he get steals at the rate Kelly does.
He's also just 19 so he's got a lot of time for improvement. 

Re: Lauri Markkanen (Merged)
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2017, 03:18:32 PM »

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I've been watching some videos of this kid - and he seems pretty special. I mean, an AMAZING shooter - like Steph Curry, but an extra foot or so off the ground.

Now I understand his defensive weaknesses. But I think some of that could be figured out. He clearly has the ability to move laterally in a way K.O. does not.

Re: Lauri Markkanen (Merged)
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2017, 03:25:50 PM »

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I've been watching some videos of this kid - and he seems pretty special. I mean, an AMAZING shooter - like Steph Curry, but an extra foot or so off the ground.

Now I understand his defensive weaknesses. But I think some of that could be figured out. He clearly has the ability to move laterally in a way K.O. does not.
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Re: Lauri Markkanen (Merged)
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2017, 04:17:19 PM »

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When Trier was eligible to play again, Lauri wasn´t getting any shots. He was forced to go low post and the guards never fed him there, even though he was effective there too.

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« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2017, 04:44:50 PM »

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Sounds like a Ryan Anderson / Channing Frye type guy to me.
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Re: Lauri Markkanen (Merged)
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2017, 05:38:24 PM »

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Sounds like a Ryan Anderson / Channing Frye type guy to me.

He's bigger and already as strong as those guys, and probably more athletic.  I think his upside is likely higher than those guys.

Re: Lauri Markkanen (Merged)
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2017, 07:31:33 PM »

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Any thoughts on where he stacks up to 2018 big men?


Re: Lauri Markkanen (Merged)
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2017, 07:37:20 PM »

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Meh, the way I see it he is the next Kelly Olynyk or something.

If we are drafting a stretch four, I 'd rather have Isaac.

3+D > 3+no D all day long ;D

Re: Lauri Markkanen (Merged)
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2017, 07:44:11 PM »

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Sounds like a Ryan Anderson / Channing Frye type guy to me.

Ryan Anderson part 2.  a smidge taller version

but bc how the league is moving fwd... he is going to get interests...lots