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Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2017, 11:22:43 PM »

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Ayton 19 pts / 12 reb
https://youtu.be/0xCPS0KtyYE

Ugh really wish this Lakers Pick would convey but it likely won't.

So many great big-men in this draft...  :'(

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« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2017, 10:31:52 PM »

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Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2017, 10:34:57 PM »

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Impressive motor and mid-range game. His length also gives opposing teams problems.

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« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2017, 10:46:00 PM »

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Impressive motor and mid-range game. His length also gives opposing teams problems.
agree. He’s great to  watch

Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2017, 04:57:48 PM »

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Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2017, 01:15:50 AM »

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Ayton reminds me a lot of Embiid. This guy has the potential to be virtually unguardable. Ridiculous frame, and he has crazy range. No doubt he's the #1 pick

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« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2017, 01:40:02 AM »

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Ayton reminds me a lot of Embiid. This guy has the potential to be virtually unguardable. Ridiculous frame, and he has crazy range. No doubt he's the #1 pick

Porter and Bagley are the most hyped up prospect in this class. Tatum got overshadowed last year because of the Fultz hype.

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« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2017, 03:01:13 AM »

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Ayton reminds me a lot of Embiid. This guy has the potential to be virtually unguardable. Ridiculous frame, and he has crazy range. No doubt he's the #1 pick

Porter and Bagley are the most hyped up prospect in this class. Tatum got overshadowed last year because of the Fultz hype.
porter is out for season with back problems. He will probably slide in the draft

Barley is more raw than ayton

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« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2017, 06:07:27 AM »

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Tatum got overshadowed last year because of the Fultz hype.

Which is why you should not drink the Kool-Aid on Draft Hype.

One of my favorite examples who was hyped who really only had one good Nike game, then hid for a year.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/e/exumda01.html

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« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2017, 04:04:06 AM »

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DeAndre Ayton vs UNLV

28 Points, 10 Rebounds, 1 Assist, 1 Steal, 3 Blocks

https://youtu.be/d3pp6PShLJc
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Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2017, 10:08:38 AM »

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I'm kind of obsessed with the idea of Deandre Ayton shadowing Al Horford, one of the smartest players in basketball, for 2 years and then stepping into the starting lineup when Horford's contract is up (and maybe Al would take a discount and a bench role by that time).

I need to stop thinking about it, though, the odds being what they are.

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« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2017, 10:27:23 AM »

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I'm kind of obsessed with the idea of Deandre Ayton shadowing Al Horford, one of the smartest players in basketball, for 2 years and then stepping into the starting lineup when Horford's contract is up (and maybe Al would take a discount and a bench role by that time).

I need to stop thinking about it, though, the odds being what they are.

I’d be obsessed with that except that I think Al will still be a better player and more deserving starter than Ayton by the time Horford’s contract is up.  I also think young bigs need a lot of court time to practice being the lead communicator on defense, and so Ayton would not as well-served by a 15 minute apprenticeship every night.

That said, Ayton is the freshman who’s most impressed me so far this year.  I thought he was overhyped because he was tall and athletic, but I’m really impressed at some of his skills that indicate more maturity than your typical young big, specifically a pretty low foul rate and a very low turnover rate given his usage.  Curious to see if that continues through conference play, when he’ll consistently face more difficult competition, as well as seeing teams multiple times who are familiar with Arizona’s offensive and defensive sets.  But the early returns have converted me.

Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2017, 10:59:09 AM »

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I'm starting to really like this kid more and more.

The shooting, the low post game, the mobility for his size. He's oozing massive potential. And in a division with Joel Embiid, he'll be a great piece to have to counter him.

Let's hope the Lakers does their job in giving us the #2 pick.

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Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2017, 11:46:45 AM »

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I'm kind of obsessed with the idea of Deandre Ayton shadowing Al Horford, one of the smartest players in basketball, for 2 years and then stepping into the starting lineup when Horford's contract is up (and maybe Al would take a discount and a bench role by that time).

I need to stop thinking about it, though, the odds being what they are.
Exactly my thoughts as well. TP!

Ayton is the number 1 reason I'm still kind of sad we traded the Brooklyn pick. To put it another way, I'd rather have Ayton than Kyrie. If the pick ends up in the top 2-3 and Ayton is still available, I'll be gutted. Fortunately, the odds of that happening are pretty slim right now. 8)

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« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2017, 12:30:10 PM »

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I'm kind of obsessed with the idea of Deandre Ayton shadowing Al Horford, one of the smartest players in basketball, for 2 years and then stepping into the starting lineup when Horford's contract is up (and maybe Al would take a discount and a bench role by that time).

I need to stop thinking about it, though, the odds being what they are.
Exactly my thoughts as well. TP!

Ayton is the number 1 reason I'm still kind of sad we traded the Brooklyn pick. To put it another way, I'd rather have Ayton than Kyrie. If the pick ends up in the top 2-3 and Ayton is still available, I'll be gutted. Fortunately, the odds of that happening are pretty slim right now. 8)

Most people used the logic "Kyrie will be better than anyone selected using the 2018 Nets Pick" since they assumed the pick would land outside Top-6, but if that pick lands Top-4.. I highly doubt that.  :(