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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
« on: June 11, 2018, 12:01:47 PM »

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"Shy".  Remember this name.  Everyone has him in the 11-15 range.  He's a top 4 talent.

- elite 6-6 size, 7' wingspan, B+ athlete
- can play and defend either guard spot, B defender
- elite finisher with either hand: floaters, scoop shots, high bankers, lefty dunks in traffic, pull-ups, finger rolls with either hand, world-class euro-step, stops on a dime with A+ body control
- A+ IQ and composure
- Solid playmaker, decent vision but better as an attacker, creates out of PnR
- 40% 3pt shooter, but excels as a mid-range jump shooter, prob not a volume NBA 3pt threat right away
- excellent in transition
- Great pedigree, mom's an olympic track athlete.  Smart, grounded kid, high character, strong family background. Dad taught him from 3 years old. Plays by instinct, superb feel for the game.
- unselfish, highly competitive, winner

Everything about this kid's game translates.  He'll be a better pro than a college player.  If he's not better than Luka Doncic, I'll eat my shorts.


Re: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 12:02:34 PM »

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Re: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 12:11:15 PM »

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This thread should probably be merged into http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=96577.0
2018 Mock Trade Deadline Philly 76ers

Guards:  A Bradley / Covington / Redick / Fultz / Bayless / Luwawu / Korkmaz
Forwards:  Saric / Simmons (point forward) / Trev Booker / J Anderson
Center:  Embiid / THE BOBAN / R Holmes

Picks: 2018 LAL 1st (if 1, 6-30), 2019 SAC 1st (if LAL 2-5), 2018 2nds from BKN, NYK, HOU, and 2019 SAC 2n

Re: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 12:21:29 PM »

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This thread should probably be merged into http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=96577.0
Yep.  Didn't see that one, thanks!

Re: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 01:06:21 PM »

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"Shy".  Remember this name.  Everyone has him in the 11-15 range.  He's a top 4 talent.

- elite 6-6 size, 7' wingspan, B+ athlete
- can play and defend either guard spot, B defender
- elite finisher with either hand: floaters, scoop shots, high bankers, lefty dunks in traffic, pull-ups, finger rolls with either hand, world-class euro-step, stops on a dime with A+ body control
- A+ IQ and composure
- Solid playmaker, decent vision but better as an attacker, creates out of PnR
- 40% 3pt shooter, but excels as a mid-range jump shooter, prob not a volume NBA 3pt threat right away
- excellent in transition
- Great pedigree, mom's an olympic track athlete.  Smart, grounded kid, high character, strong family background. Dad taught him from 3 years old. Plays by instinct, superb feel for the game.
- unselfish, highly competitive, winner

Everything about this kid's game translates.  He'll be a better pro than a college player.  If he's not better than Luka Doncic, I'll eat my shorts.

TP for the passion!  It was upsetting to me that after years of having clear draft preferences I spent the last two drafts not knowing what I wanted.  Finally, just in the last 3 days, I have returned to my previous all knowing self.  I have fallen in love with a player and I want Danny to do whatever it takes to get him...even if we had to give up Kyrie and accept Lebron into the Celtics family (I've spent his entire career loathing him...I finally softened....my hate has ended).

So the player I've fallen for is Mo Bamba (to go with my later draft binkie Khyri Thomas).
Since I have no cap knowledge...I often create ideas that while they work in the trade checker are not really feasible financially.  So here is another one, which gets us into Bamba territory.

Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Morris and any salary throw-ins (not quality players) and pick 27
for Lebron and pick 8.  Draft Mo Bamba.   If Chicago takes him, trade Rozier and Wendell Carter for Dunn (or something) and Bamba.  If Orlando takes him, trade Rozier and the guy at 8 for X plus Bamba.  Both Chicago and Orlando have shown interest in Rozier in the past.  This would mean starting Smart (perfect next to Lebron and Hayward) and getting another PG as backup (unless you could get Dunn, then you could start Dunn).  Dunn has a significant injury history while Rozier has been all health.   In any case, another PG could be added if necessary.  It would not be Rozier and 8 for Bamba.  We'd have to get back something else too....(the higher Bamba is picked the less we get back of course)

But if all goes well and Bamba is there at 8, or we can keep Rozier and move up with a future pick instead of giving up Rozier (much better!)

Rozier, Smart, Larkin
Hayward, Smart, Bird
Tatum, Lebron, Hayward, Ojeleye
Lebron, Tatum, Theis, Yabusele, Ojeleye
Horford, Bamba, Theis, Yabusele


With no knowledge of the cap:  I'm interested in free agents Aaron Baynes and Avery Bradley, the latter being a substitute if we are priced out of Smart and Bradley is cheaper...


Back to Shai Gilgeous Alexander!

I like your bold prediction....you did a good sales job.  It's not hard to imagine he becomes a top 6 player from this draft....does seem to have it all.  A 3 point shot away from stardom..

Second TP, for falling in love!   

Re: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018, 01:15:25 PM »

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"Shy".  Remember this name.  Everyone has him in the 11-15 range.  He's a top 4 talent.

- elite 6-6 size, 7' wingspan, B+ athlete
- can play and defend either guard spot, B defender
- elite finisher with either hand: floaters, scoop shots, high bankers, lefty dunks in traffic, pull-ups, finger rolls with either hand, world-class euro-step, stops on a dime with A+ body control
- A+ IQ and composure
- Solid playmaker, decent vision but better as an attacker, creates out of PnR
- 40% 3pt shooter, but excels as a mid-range jump shooter, prob not a volume NBA 3pt threat right away
- excellent in transition
- Great pedigree, mom's an olympic track athlete.  Smart, grounded kid, high character, strong family background. Dad taught him from 3 years old. Plays by instinct, superb feel for the game.
- unselfish, highly competitive, winner

Everything about this kid's game translates.  He'll be a better pro than a college player.  If he's not better than Luka Doncic, I'll eat my shorts.
Yup, agreed. Kid can play. I mentioned in a previous thread that if he waited a year he'd be a top 5 pick easily.

Re: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2018, 02:53:15 PM »

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"Shy".  Remember this name.  Everyone has him in the 11-15 range.  He's a top 4 talent.

- elite 6-6 size, 7' wingspan, B+ athlete
- can play and defend either guard spot, B defender
- elite finisher with either hand: floaters, scoop shots, high bankers, lefty dunks in traffic, pull-ups, finger rolls with either hand, world-class euro-step, stops on a dime with A+ body control
- A+ IQ and composure
- Solid playmaker, decent vision but better as an attacker, creates out of PnR
- 40% 3pt shooter, but excels as a mid-range jump shooter, prob not a volume NBA 3pt threat right away
- excellent in transition
- Great pedigree, mom's an olympic track athlete.  Smart, grounded kid, high character, strong family background. Dad taught him from 3 years old. Plays by instinct, superb feel for the game.
- unselfish, highly competitive, winner

Everything about this kid's game translates.  He'll be a better pro than a college player.  If he's not better than Luka Doncic, I'll eat my shorts.

So the player I've fallen for is Mo Bamba (to go with my later draft binkie Khyri Thomas).
Since I have no cap knowledge...I often create ideas that while they work in the trade checker are not really feasible financially.  So here is another one, which gets us into Bamba territory.

Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Morris and any salary throw-ins (not quality players) and pick 27
for Lebron and pick 8.  Draft Mo Bamba.

Thanks.  It's gonna be tough to get to a draft spot that yields Bamba.  He won't last past Memphis.  The only realistic scenarios I see are a trade that involves Kyrie to PHO and returns #1 or some sort of complicated multi-team, multi-step blockbuster that facilitates Kawhi to LA and lands us a top 3.  Both seem very unlikely.  You might wanna put your Bamba dreams on hold.  :)