2022 NBA Draft Thread

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  1. Beeds07

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    The names I keep seeing are

    EJ Liddell Ohio St
    Tari Easton LSU
    Walker Kessler Auburn
    Blake Wesley Notre Dame (if Zach leaves)
     
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  2. MG2

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    Everyone's potential success depends on where they land to at least some degree. I think Banchero's success (at least in years 1-3) depends the least on situation compared to Smith and Holmgren. Unless he goes somewhere that just makes him stand in a corner and only shoot threes, he can succeed just about anywhere.
     
  3. Charles DeMar

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    Seems like everyone here in Houston is happy about the likelihood of Banchero falling in their laps
     
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  4. Celemo

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    don't like Banchero's fit in Houston...he's probably gonna be better than Tate and KMjr, but they have Wood and Sengun too so minutes will be interesting.
     
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  5. LuPoor

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    Christian Wood is a 26 year old headcase. You don't skip someone in the draft because you have Wood, you trade Wood
     
  6. Charles DeMar

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    Yeah, i hear a fair amount about fit down here, too, especially w/r/t with Sengun. But this should be Wood's last season in houston and he may even be traded during the season.
     
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  7. Celemo

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    I'm not saying you skip him, just curious to see what the rotations look like and if they'll fit or not
     
  8. LuPoor

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    Idk how it holds up defensively, probably like absolute dogshit, but Sengun and Banchero seem like they could coexist on offense
     
  9. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

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    Jabari seems safe.
     
  10. Mister Me Too

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    Chet’s body type is very comparable to KD, KG and Porzingis coming into the league.
     
  11. LuPoor

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    Yes, keep feeding me this stuff. Edit post and delete Porzingis from it though
     
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  12. bwi2

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    KD and KG each had 20 pounds on him, Porzingis (probably his best comp as a player) 35.
     
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  13. Detlef Schrempf

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    I like him a lot but he makes college KD look thick
     
  14. MG2

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    I'm more concerned with the off court stuff than on. If Houston goes into the season with Porter and Wood on the roster next to Green and whomever they pick, their entire front office should all be shot into the sun.

    Take Porter and Wood out of the equation and any of those three could do very well there.
     
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  15. Mperry41

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    Don’t forget Wiseman. ‍♂️
     
  16. Josey Wales

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    I kinda love that the nba draft follows so closely behind the end of the finals. Then free agency opens and you’re getting ready for camp. The least exciting time of the year might be between the first 5 games and Christmas, when the season is a slog and you realize teams aren’t fully baked.
     
  17. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

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    Also not ruling out that I will need this.
     
  18. Mister Me Too

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    Oh, I forgot to include Shawn Bradley
     
  19. Charles DeMar

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    As mentioned yesterday…

     
  20. Detlef Schrempf

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    Love Boban, but this feels loke a good get for the Mavs.
     
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  21. $P1

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    Wizard and such
     
  22. audrew

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    Thank God. Been reading too many Grizz trade scenarios for that headcase
     
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  23. LuPoor

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    Really can not wait to see Sacto trade down or trade out for a veteran
     
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  24. MG2

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    Maybe it's just me being pessimistic about Ivey getting to 5, but I think Sacramento is trading out for a vet and later lotto pick. Something like Dort + 12 + some future picks. Seems like there's a weird amount of smoke about Ivey and OKC considering Presti is known as someone who doesn't let anything get out.
     
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  25. LuPoor

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    I legitimately don't believe anything that is mentioned with OKC, they just don't leak anything. Last year everyone was positive we were taking Bouknight. Giddey wasn't on our radar at all, don't think a single mock had that one figured out.

    I would be over the moon if we managed to make some type of deal to get to 4 as long as it doesn't cost us Giddey or SGA, but I'm pretty skeptical, unless Sacramento has some plan for all these future picks they'd be getting.
     
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  26. Mister Me Too

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    Rumor is that the Knicks are trying to trade up to 4, but the rumor asking price from the Kings is too steep.
     
  27. BudKilmer

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    ivey at 4 feels like a gift they won’t take.

    Ivey and Cade will be really fun
     
  28. LuPoor

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    Or Ivey Shai and Giddey :warn:
     
  29. Yanks711

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    Something about Banchero screams Julius Randle type where he will probably put up very solid numbers on a bad team but won't ever win shit.
     
  30. MG2

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    Who says no (not rumored anywhere and completely made up by me)...

    SAC gets: Dort, Grant
    OKC gets: #4 pick
    DET gets: Barnes, #12

    I have no clue what Barnes' trade value is, but given SAC has been in on Grant for a while now I'm guessing they prefer him to Barnes.

    OKC wins that deal because it gets Ivey and probably needs to chip in a future 1 to SAC or something. Detroit does probably too well for Grant, but within its asking price. I think SAC loses that deal out of the three, but all the talk seems to be that they prefer vets to picking someone at 4.
     
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  31. BudKilmer

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    would be the most fun team on the break in the nba.
     
  32. LuPoor

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    Sign me up for that, even with a future pick or two thrown in
     
  33. Yanks711

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    Sounds like Ivey's camp is doing everything they can to deter Sacto
     
  34. MG2

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    Thinking about it more, I think Sacramento is better off dealing Barnes for a pick somewhere else, and I think OKC throws in a couple picks (either two to SAC, or one good one to SAC and then maybe give DET its future protected 1 back that's not that valuable to OKC but significant for DET).

    Barnes could probably get SAC a pick in the 20s, at least. Maybe better.
     
  35. LuPoor

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    This is fine, not a big deal at all, he'll be very healthy
     
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  36. MG2

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    I have no clue who this guy is or if he has any clue what he's talking about with scouting the prospects, but I saw a couple of these over the last week and they seem like the closest I've seen to those awesome scouting vids Draft Express used to do before they went to ESPN and stopped doing the thing everyone liked.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/AdamSpinella/videos
     
  37. LuPoor

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    Can't wait to watch gas station surveillance footage level clips of Shaedon Sharpe destroying suburban 16 year olds
     
  38. LuPoor

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    I don't think there is historical precedent for players with names as badass sounding as Shaedon Sharpe and Dyson Daniels failing. Name power alone with carry those two to success in the league.
     
  39. BudKilmer

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    Stromile Swift broke my heart in this regard
     
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  40. Yanks711

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    Anyone want to post the latest intel mock from ESPN?
     
  41. BudKilmer

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    Peyton’s model has Kessler 6th and Banchero and Ivey in the double digits. Statistical models are really valuable tools but Alex Len Jr should not go 6th
     
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  42. Detlef Schrempf

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    Am I wrong in struggling to see Kesslers fit in a modern NBA?
     
  43. bwi2

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    I keep seeing Sochan around the top 10 and am wondering if his clear links to organized gambling revealed in the UNC game were ever resolved
     
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  44. BudKilmer

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    I’m no Sam Vecini or Chad Ford but I don’t see him any better than a 3rd Center / 10th guy on the roster type player unless the 3 ever comes


    I’m sure statistical models are friendly bc he benefitted playing next to Jabari
     
  45. Detlef Schrempf

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    I just didn’t think he looked nearly athletic enough to stay on the floor in the an NBA game, but I also don’t get paid $6 million to evaluate nba players.
     
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  46. westcoastbias

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    As a blazer fan that heard the same arguments for taking Oden over KD…. You should hope they take Chet.
     
  47. westcoastbias

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    Also heard the same logic around why trae young wouldn’t work out.
     
  48. Detlef Schrempf

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    Trae isn’t a Center…
     
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  49. Celemo

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    dUrAnT cAnT eVeN BeNcH 185 lBs oNCe
     
  50. LeonardWashington

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    Kessler is a very good shot blocker and is more athletic than you think (he's just slow). He also doesn't need to ball to impact the game with his defense and rebounding. On offense he is good in the lob game but that's about it... he is a poor shooter and not sure that is going to come around. Not totally sold on him developing much offensively. All that being said, he is still a slow footed big and someone that is going to be hard pressed to play major minutes in a playoff series. But he may be a useful big man off the bench- I think there is still some value to that at the end of the first or early second.

    Jabari is the truth though. I think he will be an all-star level player, maybe more. I would take him #1 and not think twice.

    Do we have any Marquette fans on here? Never saw Justin Lewis play but his stats and measurables are really intriguing. He kinda jumps off the page to me as a second round guy that has a lot of potential and good be a nice player in 2-3 years.