2018 Youtube thread of draft prospects

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May 23, 2018 11:47am
Mistwell
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Well, if Lonnie just tweaked that story a little bit it might sound more legit :)

May 28, 2018 6:21am
Dyce
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Robert Williams, C

AGE 21, 6'10", 240

10.4 PPG, 9.2 REB, 1.4 AST, 2.6 BLK, 0.8 STL, 63.2 FG%, 47.1 FT%

 

An alternative to the old lumbering centers.  Williams is a bit undersized, but makes up for it by being able to fly all across the court.  You want a center that can protect the rim but also switch out on guards?  He is your guy.

Really poor free throw shooter at the moment.  Don't think we want to go through that again.

May 28, 2018 2:41pm
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If he has potential to switch on to guards and do really well out there then we should definitely consider him, that is becoming a valuable skill for bigs. Other than that I'm not crazy about even drafting a Center

May 31, 2018 8:09am
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Michael Porter, SF/PF

AGE 20, 6'11", 211

 

Porter absolutely dominated high school basketball.  His combination of size, athleticism, and shooting ability was too much for anyone at that level.  Unfortentely there is not much film of him against NBA level prospects.  

His back injury makes him the biggest gamble in the draft.  *insert Kill Bill alarm sound*  I also see two fatel flaws in his game.  1. His ballhandling is bad, like Corey Maggette bad.  2.  He plays defense like Blake Griffin plays defense.

May 31, 2018 11:41am
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Similar to MPJ, Harry Giles was the #1 high school player in 2016. He didin't play much at Duke because of knee injuries and was drafted #20.

High school ratings aren't the best predictor of NBA success. Jahlil Okafor and Austin Rivers were #1 in their graduating years.

I would take a chance on MPJ with our current picks or move up if he wowed in private workouts.

May 31, 2018 1:23pm
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I doubt that MPJ is available at 12 or 13 but if he is. I do not expect the clippers to pass on him. Ballmer has been very high on him since seeing him play up in Washington vs his sons school. 

Jun 1, 2018 9:33am
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I've seen that the Clippers are very high on Kevin Huerter. I wonder if Jerry West sees a lot of Klay Thompson in his game which makes him intriguing.

Jun 1, 2018 7:03pm
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gpack17 wrote:

I doubt that MPJ is available at 12 or 13 but if he is. I do not expect the clippers to pass on him. Ballmer has been very high on him since seeing him play up in Washington vs his sons school. 

MPJ is definitely better than guys like Knox and Miles Bridges. But is he so much better that it's worth trading both our picks to move up? And is that actually enough to get him?
Jun 3, 2018 12:48am
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Dyce wrote:
gpack17 wrote:

I doubt that MPJ is available at 12 or 13 but if he is. I do not expect the clippers to pass on him. Ballmer has been very high on him since seeing him play up in Washington vs his sons school. 

MPJ is definitely better than guys like Knox and Miles Bridges. But is he so much better that it's worth trading both our picks to move up? And is that actually enough to get him?
I wouldn’t expect us to trade up to get him. Rumor is that he could slip. Or they just opt to keep both picks and draft a knox/bridges and someone else. I know a lot of people have them getting a pg in this draft but I wouldn’t unless young or Sexton is available. They most likely won’t be though. I have a big feeling that West is high on Huerter and sees him as a Klay Thompson type guy.
Jun 3, 2018 9:58pm
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Just looking at what Steph is doing and has done, makes u wonder if Trae Young will do the same.. it’s the little things on how to get open and release the shot. Then again he can become Jeralyd Bayless or DJ Augustin.
Jun 4, 2018 12:10pm
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Young is a very good shooter, but his shot doesn't have that pureness that Steph's does. Even in college there was just something different about his shot. Young's shot looks more like just a regular good shooter

Jun 4, 2018 12:13pm
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Young's combination of crazy high 3PA, FTA, and assists but only good shooting percentages looks more James Harden to me than Stephen Curry.
Jun 5, 2018 7:34am
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Kevin Huerter, SG

AGE 20, 6'7", 195

14.8 PPG, 5.0 REB, 3.4 AST, 0.7 BLK, 0.6 STL, 50.3 FG%, 41.7 3P%, 75.8 FT%

 

One of the better pure shooters in the draft.  Huerter has deep NBA range.  He has also become adept at creating for others, willing to keep the ball moving for a better shot.  It's a nice skill to have for a wing.

He has only average length and athleticism, but has proven to be a smart willing defender.  Should hold his own in this department. 

Jun 5, 2018 12:21pm
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It's too bad he doesn't have a longer wingspan. There is some similarity to being a poor man's Klay in his style. For such a good shooter I don't understand his FT%. It's decent, but pure shooters like he looks to be are typically so much better there. He'll be a solid pick towards the end of the round though since he will be easy to find a role for pretty much any team.

Jun 12, 2018 6:47am
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Luka Doncic, SG/SF

AGE 19, 6'8", 225

16.0 PPG, 4.8 REB, 4.3 AST, 0.3 BLK, 1.1 STL, 45.1 FG%, 32.9 3P%, 81.6 FT%

 

I've heard people describe Doncic as James Harden-lite.  I think he's more Manu Ginobili-heavy.  Either way he is a smart crafty playmaker.  Right now NBA front offices are asking themselves what is more important, skill and basketball smarts or freakish athleticism?

Jun 15, 2018 7:54am
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Wendell Carter, C

AGE 19, 6'10", 250

13.5 PPG, 9.1 REB, 2.0 AST, 2.1 BLK, 0.8 STL, 56.1 FG%, 41.3 3P%, 73.8 FT%

 

There is zero buzz surrounding Carter, no one really talks about him.  Makes me think if there is a guy that could slip, it could be him.  Especially if there is a run on wings and guards.  He is kind of the victom of being in a draft class full of other really good bigs. 

If you are looking for a franchise changing talent, it's not Carter.  If you just want a solid contributor, he is perfect.  He fits the mold of the modern day center perfectly, and whatever team drafts him will be set at the position for the next decade.

 

Jun 15, 2018 9:23am
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I don't think that Carter makes it to us. If he does, I'm taking him. He reminds me kind of as a mix between al horford and elton brand. Has great footwork. shot has developed. really really skilled. 

Jun 15, 2018 1:26pm
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Olivier Rioux, Frenchy Phenoms, 6'10", multiposition ballhandler/shooter/post, birthdate 2006

http://basketcantera.tv/video/2402/olivier-rioux-12-anos-213-m-frenchy-phenoms-canada-2006-video-by-basketcanteratv/

Jun 15, 2018 1:54pm
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I like Isaac Bonga as well