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Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2018, 06:58:55 AM »

Offline gouki88

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Nbadraft.net has us taking trae young at #2

I don't see Danny taking Young at 2. Maybe at 3 or 4.

I think Bagley/Ayton is the guy at #2, at least at this point. I think the Celtics could use a Ray Allen/Klay Thompson shooter and another talented big man to partner with Al Horford as he winds down his career.
That Ray Allen/Klay Thompson type could probably be of some use. Ainge should look into acquiring one of the 3 or 4 best shooters ever.
Except there's a huge difference between Young and those two. Allen was an apt defender, and Thompson is one of the better guard defenders in the NBA. Young is trash

Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2018, 05:07:39 PM »

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"Trashy" Trae Young and his Sooners welcome the Texas Tech team tonight. Should be a good game to watch. It's at 7 o'clock on BSPNU. I hope Trae drops 40 tonight. He's fun to follow.
They should have moved this game or the Kentucky/A&M game to 9 p.m.

Re: The Trae Young thread
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2018, 08:18:05 PM »

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Yeah, Trae could be a great NBA ready PG back up, in the event Marcus and or Terry get traded.

Looks like the order of preference at this stage should be:

Ayton*
Bamba*
Bagley
Young
Porter
Doncic
Jaren J..

*If we can't trade for an established big man


 I would say most draft boards would look like this at the top

#1Bagley
#2 Luka
#3 Ayton
#4 Young
#5 Porter Jr
#6 Bamba


 More Positives on Young

 https://youtu.be/qhm39eCP0Jg

I think the top 3 is going to be very fluid, as is the next 3.  Two clear tiers to me.

So fluid in the sense that players can move between tiers? Who do you have in each tier?
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Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2018, 08:26:37 PM »

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I don't get why you guys think Young is even worth a top 5 pick...

Can someone breakdown it for me?
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Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2018, 08:41:34 PM »

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I don't get why you guys think Young is even worth a top 5 pick...

Can someone breakdown it for me?
Someone will try, and conveniently forget his complete lack of defensive ability

Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2018, 09:08:55 PM »

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I don't get why you guys think Young is even worth a top 5 pick...

Can someone breakdown it for me?

Maybe because he's leading the ncaa in scoring and assists, as a freshman?  That at least makes him worth considering.

Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2018, 06:55:16 AM »

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I don't get why you guys think Young is even worth a top 5 pick...

Can someone breakdown it for me?
Watch some Oklahoma games (plural) and you will see why. Last night he wasn't hitting ANYTHING in the first half but had some very nice passes to WIDE OPEN guys but they couldn't  hit anything either. His range is half-court so there's that and he can get his shots off and can drive and finish.

Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2018, 06:59:54 AM »

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I don't get why you guys think Young is even worth a top 5 pick...

Can someone breakdown it for me?
Someone will try, and conveniently forget his complete lack of defensive ability
You already pointed out that you think Trae is trash on defense. It's going to get old if that's all you're going to post in this thread. BTW, he plays defense a lot like Kyrie so he'll get a lot of steals but he's not a very good defender right now. If he winds up on this team (likely as the 5th pick, depending on who else is available) it will be to come off the bench and drop 15-20 and not to come in and be a defensive stopper. I can live with that. We need bench scoring badly and Tatum may not be that guy next year as he may still be in the starting line-up.

Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2018, 07:03:41 AM »

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I don't get why you guys think Young is even worth a top 5 pick...

Can someone breakdown it for me?
Because only Ayton, Bagley, Doncic and Porter (if he comes out) are likely the only players who'll be picked before him. No one else is a sure thing to be picked in front of him.

Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2018, 10:36:51 AM »

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"Trashy" Trae Young and his Sooners welcome the Texas Tech team tonight. Should be a good game to watch. It's at 7 o'clock on BSPNU. I hope Trae drops 40 tonight. He's fun to follow.
They should have moved this game or the Kentucky/A&M game to 9 p.m.
I guess he was one by game off. He dropped 43 on #16 TCU yesterday, making 10 3's in the process. I didn't see the game but that's not bad at all. He just keeps pouring them in.
One stat that still needs mentioning is his high number of turnovers. He had 9 of them.

Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2018, 10:55:42 AM »

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Is this guy this year's version of Malik Monk?

Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2018, 06:16:04 PM »

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I don't get why you guys think Young is even worth a top 5 pick...

Can someone breakdown it for me?
Someone will try, and conveniently forget his complete lack of defensive ability

How many PGs in todayís league play good defense? Unless you are way undersized like IT it really doesnít if you can score as well as make those around you better. Trae Young has those qualities.

Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2018, 06:18:40 PM »

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I think the Mike Bibby comparison is dead on.

Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2018, 06:20:27 PM »

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I pass on young..we need bigs, not more guards
C/PF-Horford, Baynes, Noel, Theis, Morris,
SF/SG- Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Smart, Semi, Clark
PG- Irving, Rozier, Larkin

Re: Trae Young Awareness Thread
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2018, 06:55:16 PM »

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I pass on young..we need bigs, not more guards

We'll need someone to replace Smart... Not that that's Trae Young necessarily, but we'll need another guard.