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I don't think Jaren Jackson goes 4th. That seems like a huge reach. I'm not really sure I buy Doncic at 1 either, but at least that is somewhat understandable, especially for the Suns as that is a position of need.
Read this earlier on today. My initial thoughts: We need to cool it with Jaren Jackson. He looks really talented, but you can't ignore his inconsistency. Against, NW, he had 11 points, 1 TO, and no other stats. No rebounds. No blocks. No steals. No assists. That's concerning. I don't know what is happening with Bagley's stock, but he keeps dropping. I really like him, especially considering he is a full 16 months younger than Ayton, 14 months younger than Bamba, and 6 months younger than Jackson. The blocks aren't there, but the scoring, passing, and defensive versatility are. Also, all of his numbers have risen in ACC play, including his defensive numbers. If Jackson and Bamba get drafted before him, it will be travesty of scouting. Trae Young is still monstrously overrated. Since the 1st of the year, he is averaging 39/33/86 shooting splits and 8/6 assists to turnovers. There are a lot of legit big men in this draft: Ayton, Bagley, Bamba, Carter, Jackson are at the top, but Williams, Gafford, Robinson, and Metu could all be rotation players too. Are big men coming back? There are a lot of solid potential 3/d rotation players: Bridges, Walker, Brown, Hutchinson, Thomas, Brown, Frazier, Melton, and Milton. Just looking ahead, at what point does the NBA become so flush with 3/D talent that that role's value deteriorates? I like Shamet a lot. I think he has the potential to be a solid rotation player in the NBA.
If Michael Porter comes out and goes No.6 (or later) I will eat my latest pair of sneakers...which I've had for a long time now since I've "retired" from basketball.I don't know why BSPN would write "nba teams are really concerned with his long term prognosis" when Porter said last week he thinks he's ready to come back and play right now but has yet to be cleared by doctors. Yes, I know back injuries are tricky, but he's 19 years old so unless it was serious (highly unlikely) he will go top 3 (4th at worst). No way in hell he goes after Bamba. That would be like all those players being picked ahead of Dirk and PP34 in '98.