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Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2018, 08:15:10 PM »

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I will lament taking a late 1st round pick this year, when we could have gotten one of the better players in the league this year-----Tyreke Evans------and signed him to a relatively cheap contract after the season!  Instead Danny will pick some long, long shot to even make the team or G League.

Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2018, 08:38:13 PM »

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Bol Bol in 2019 here we come!

I agree. I'm thinking that they're ok with young guard/forward depth. Once Hayward returns, our final need is another talented big. Hopefully one that can bang down low, but also hit an open shot. Ayton, Bamba, and Bol look like the best opportunities for the Celtics.

Danny still has that valuable LAL/SAC pick, and the Memphis pick is looking increasingly interesting. The LAC pick might become a 2nd rounder, but likely a top 40 player. My guess is that Danny can use these 3 picks plus any number of Celtics 1st rounders to get one more top 5 pick over the next couple of years.

Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2018, 10:21:19 PM »

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Really like to get Zion Williamson next year

Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2018, 10:41:36 PM »

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Really like to get Zion Williamson next year

I think he look's like Jaylen Brown but thicker. I think they have enough young talent at the swing position, but he might be good enough to justify that pick. I'm sure they would be psyched to have the opportunity to draft this guy. If he continues on this hype train, teams are going to be clawing at the bit to draft him. That's when you make the trade for Anthony Davis or another top 10 player.

Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2018, 11:01:38 PM »

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What can we possibly get with our own 1st? Another Nader? I don't want another Nader nor do I want the one we have. Let's close the book on this draft because the Lakers are sticking it to us.

With any luck, Rawle Alkins.

Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2018, 07:32:47 AM »

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Really like to get Zion Williamson next year

I think he look's like Jaylen Brown but thicker. I think they have enough young talent at the swing position, but he might be good enough to justify that pick. I'm sure they would be psyched to have the opportunity to draft this guy. If he continues on this hype train, teams are going to be clawing at the bit to draft him. That's when you make the trade for Anthony Davis or another top 10 player.

Thicker is the understatement of the year. However I will agree with you he plays a similar style to freshman year Jaylen Brown. However he is roughly 50lbs heavier.

Zion is going to be fascinating to watch in college. Assuming Bagley and Carter declare for the NBA there will be a clear path to Zion playing center in college at only around 6'7. Duke should have a very perimeter orientated team which should prevent teams from totally clogging the paint on Zion. This is where his decision to go to Duke may really pay off on the court.   

Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2018, 07:45:54 AM »

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Really like to get Zion Williamson next year

I think he look's like Jaylen Brown but thicker. I think they have enough young talent at the swing position, but he might be good enough to justify that pick. I'm sure they would be psyched to have the opportunity to draft this guy. If he continues on this hype train, teams are going to be clawing at the bit to draft him. That's when you make the trade for Anthony Davis or another top 10 player.

Thicker is the understatement of the year. However I will agree with you he plays a similar style to freshman year Jaylen Brown. However he is roughly 50lbs heavier.

Zion is going to be fascinating to watch in college. Assuming Bagley and Carter declare for the NBA there will be a clear path to Zion playing center in college at only around 6'7. Duke should have a very perimeter orientated team which should prevent teams from totally clogging the paint on Zion. This is where his decision to go to Duke may really pay off on the court.   
Zion looks like a brown Hulk.
But can he shoot at all? Is he another version of Josh Smith
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Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2018, 09:05:39 AM »

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Really like to get Zion Williamson next year

I think he look's like Jaylen Brown but thicker. I think they have enough young talent at the swing position, but he might be good enough to justify that pick. I'm sure they would be psyched to have the opportunity to draft this guy. If he continues on this hype train, teams are going to be clawing at the bit to draft him. That's when you make the trade for Anthony Davis or another top 10 player.

Thicker is the understatement of the year. However I will agree with you he plays a similar style to freshman year Jaylen Brown. However he is roughly 50lbs heavier.

Zion is going to be fascinating to watch in college. Assuming Bagley and Carter declare for the NBA there will be a clear path to Zion playing center in college at only around 6'7. Duke should have a very perimeter orientated team which should prevent teams from totally clogging the paint on Zion. This is where his decision to go to Duke may really pay off on the court.   
Zion looks like a brown Hulk.
But can he shoot at all? Is he another version of Josh Smith

Looks thicker than Smith as well. His shooting ability will prob dictate his draft position. Decent shooter? Top 3 pick all day.

Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2018, 09:54:22 AM »

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Nightmare draft scenario:

Lakers finish 6th.

Lebron signs as FA with Sacramento.

Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2018, 10:12:10 AM »

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Really like to get Zion Williamson next year

I think he look's like Jaylen Brown but thicker. I think they have enough young talent at the swing position, but he might be good enough to justify that pick. I'm sure they would be psyched to have the opportunity to draft this guy. If he continues on this hype train, teams are going to be clawing at the bit to draft him. That's when you make the trade for Anthony Davis or another top 10 player.

Thicker is the understatement of the year. However I will agree with you he plays a similar style to freshman year Jaylen Brown. However he is roughly 50lbs heavier.

Zion is going to be fascinating to watch in college. Assuming Bagley and Carter declare for the NBA there will be a clear path to Zion playing center in college at only around 6'7. Duke should have a very perimeter orientated team which should prevent teams from totally clogging the paint on Zion. This is where his decision to go to Duke may really pay off on the court.   
Zion looks like a brown Hulk.
But can he shoot at all? Is he another version of Josh Smith

Yabusele can take him.  :^)

Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2018, 10:22:43 AM »

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Latest ESPN mock has us taking De'Anthony Melton. I know nothing about him.

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Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2018, 10:53:48 AM »

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Latest ESPN mock has us taking De'Anthony Melton. I know nothing about him.

Mike

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Not sure he is destined for success, but you have to feel for the kid. His draft stock can only plummet since he is not playing at all this year. Perhaps he is a buy low candidate - I am sure Danny and Brad will do their due diligence.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22102682/usc-trojans-players-emotional-deanthony-melton-absence

Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2018, 11:09:06 AM »

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Latest ESPN mock has us taking De'Anthony Melton. I know nothing about him.

Mike

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Not sure he is destined for success, but you have to feel for the kid. His draft stock can only plummet since he is not playing at all this year. Perhaps he is a buy low candidate - I am sure Danny and Brad will do their due diligence.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22102682/usc-trojans-players-emotional-deanthony-melton-absence

Ouch. Thanks for the link.

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Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2018, 11:19:35 AM »

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Latest ESPN mock has us taking De'Anthony Melton. I know nothing about him.

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Re: It might be time to close the book on the 2018 Draft...
« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2018, 12:35:58 PM »

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Nightmare draft scenario:

Lakers finish 6th.

Lebron signs as FA with Sacramento.

Haha. We still would have Tatum over Fultz, so I'd almost be ok with that.