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Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



It's the NBA Draft, the shortest and most impactful of all of the sports drafts!


rip bill we hardly knew ye please never come back

I'm gonna do a big board with pictures and other cool poo poo in the next post but since I'm writing this on my phone I'll just do some Big Names That You Should Know

Skal Labissiere
The latest in the line of Kentucky blue chip big men that will rule the NBA for the next thousand years, Skal Labissiere's inevitable comparison is probably going to be Amare because of one numbers he put up at the Kentucky combine in October. Very long armed and athletic, he also shows flashes of a mid range jumper and can shoot free throws. Also he's Haitian so that's fun

Ben Simmons
A normal dude with a normal name but Australian so probably racist. 6'10, crazy athletic, and an excellent passer and defender (I mean in theory). Plays SF and PF but his jumper is unknown at this point (although it's been decentish in showcases).

Dragan Bender
Bends dragons.

Brandon Ingram
Freakishly long armed guy who plays at SF, likely top 3 pick. Can do, like, all the moves from 2K. Unfortunately, Duke.

Jakob Poeltl, Diamond Stone, Cheick Diallo, Furkan Korkmaz, Sviatoslav Mykhaliuk
All totally real names of people probably going in the first 20 picks.

Domanatas Sabonis
yes, like that sabonis

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Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



This post reserved y'all

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



this one too just in case

Jota
May 6, 2003

uga-booga uga-booga

Come to me Brandon Ingram and Jamal Murray

NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


Dragan Bender is a loving badass name

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan


Jota posted:

Come to me Brandon Ingram and Jamal Murray

Get Simmons and have him be your PG and have Noel or Embiid learn how to spot up from 3. Run out four near-7 footers. :getin:

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



NickRoweFillea posted:

Dragan Bender is a loving badass name

Very strong draft for names

Jota posted:

Come to me Brandon Ingram and Jamal Murray

Lakers need to be bad but not too bad but also not especially lucky

I'd be surprised if they drafted two shooters that close together but I guess it makes sense because nobody can shoot on that team

Rick
Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

Declan MacManus posted:

Very strong draft for names


Lakers need to be bad but not too bad but also not especially lucky

I'd be surprised if they drafted two shooters that close together but I guess it makes sense because nobody can shoot on that team

Lakers might not break 10 wins this year. Not an exaggeration.

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



Rick posted:

Lakers might not break 10 wins this year. Not an exaggeration.

I could see them pushing 25 if Kobe gets hurt and those shots go to someone who isn't an aging tire fire. I think the pick is only top 3 protected though.

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






I'm so hype for the Sixers drafting another injured big man

Smorgasbord
Jun 18, 2004

Our review identified changes needed to be made and, in Stephen, we have a coach who has a reputation for demanding the highest standards.


Bulls fan eyeing up that Sac pick - come on Boogie, all you gotta do is stay out of the bottom 10 just this once

a neat cape
Feb 22, 2007

Aw hunny, these came out GREAT!


Declan can you break down Malik Pope from SDSU for me because he owns

straight up brolic
Jan 31, 2007

After all, I was nice in ball,
Came to practice weed scented
Report card like the speed limit

:homebrew::homebrew::homebrew:



i love sabonis

Rick
Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

Declan MacManus posted:

I could see them pushing 25 if Kobe gets hurt and those shots go to someone who isn't an aging tire fire. I think the pick is only top 3 protected though.

Offense isn't really the problem with the team, their defense is soooooooooooo bad and when Kobe's off the floor it's Nick Young, who somehow is a worse defender than Kobe right now.

But yeah they basically have a 25% chance to lose the pick.

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




Hair Elf

Well since my vain hope that the lakers might get 30 wins is already out the window, lets hope that Ben Simmons was right and that he ends up on the Lakers

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



Ross Angeles posted:

Declan can you break down Malik Pope from SDSU for me because he owns

I watched some tape on him because I've never seen him play before. He's got an intriguing physical profile (a lot like Durant actually) and is a pretty good rebounder but he doesn't really pass at all. He's also slow getting his shot off although it does look good when it leaves his hands. He also looks pretty decent putting the ball on the floor. The big thing is that he only got on the floor for 15 minutes a game last year so it's tough to tell how he'll handle the spotlight. His stock could go way way way up.

Redgrendel2001
Sep 1, 2006

you literally think a person saying their NBA team of choice being better than the fucking 76ers is a 'schtick'

a literal thing you think.



It's a year early, but Harry Giles, projected #1 in 2017, tore his ACL.

But the really bad news is that he committed to Duke this morning.

Halfling Wizard Bear
Oct 12, 2003

I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed. I hate most people.

Reminder that http://www.tankathon.com/ does a good job of tracking how garbage your team is on a daily basis, and also shows you who actually has your pick.

the_american_dream
Apr 12, 2008

GAHDAMN


Just showing appreciation for the thread title and thread itself that they keep forcing you to do earlier and earlier Dec

Good poo poo

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


It's almost time to post the 2020 draft thread and let me tell you those 9th graders had better get their poo poo together

Grozz Nuy
Feb 21, 2008

Welcome to Moonside.

Wecomel to Soonmide.

Moonwel ot cosidme.

Halfling Wizard Bear posted:

Reminder that http://www.tankathon.com/ does a good job of tracking how garbage your team is on a daily basis, and also shows you who actually has your pick.

This site is really cool, thanks for sharing it

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


Get hype yall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_aO2z-s_XA

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


This guy looks pretty interesting: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Zhou-Qi-61857/

Been a while since anyone dared to draft a Chinese player.

However, he's 7 foot 2 and loving 209 pounds. I'd figure the CBA would be a pretty good place to use steroids, get on it CBA trainers.

straight up brolic
Jan 31, 2007

After all, I was nice in ball,
Came to practice weed scented
Report card like the speed limit

:homebrew::homebrew::homebrew:



i had to do this game and didn't think he looked as dominant as he should

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


chunkles posted:

This guy looks pretty interesting: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Zhou-Qi-61857/

Been a while since anyone dared to draft a Chinese player.

However, he's 7 foot 2 and loving 209 pounds. I'd figure the CBA would be a pretty good place to use steroids, get on it CBA trainers.

He also blocks shots which is good to see. I'm always a bit leery of guys who are 7 feet or more who can't block shots.

Max Awfuls
Sep 10, 2011


http://www.nbadraft.net/players/chance-comanche

He hasn't been mentioned here yet because he's not a top tier prospect, but as names go Chance Comanche is certainly up there for guys who could either be a a 70's cop show character or a male porn star.

triple sulk
Sep 17, 2014





DOOP posted:

I'm so hype for the Sixers drafting another injured big man

Same OP. Also Dragan Bender is the coolest name ever.

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




Hair Elf

triple sulk posted:

Same OP. Also Dragan Bender is the coolest name ever.

Diamond Stone :colbert:


Seriously, that name is straight out of the ABA

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


Diamond Stone definitely has the best old school feel, but Dragan Bender also seems like some sort of fantastical hero with the ability to control dragons, so I'm really torn on that.

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


Dragan Bender sounds like a episode of Futurama so I am on board.

Redgrendel2001
Sep 1, 2006

you literally think a person saying their NBA team of choice being better than the fucking 76ers is a 'schtick'

a literal thing you think.



Duke v Kentucky tonight. Good opportunity to see Labisierre, Jamal Murray, and Bransan Ingram.

EvanTH
Apr 24, 2004

i like to express my inner pain by being really boring on the phone
or just when i'm kickin it
that's me though
i'm kind of oddddddd

make sure to toss DJ Hogg on the names pile, possibly along with 2nd rounders Melo Trimble, Alpha Kaba and Taurean Prince

Gary Payton's son Gary Payton II has a ton of steals in college so he'll probably get drafted.

Denzel Valentine put on a good show had himself a triple double and won the big game v. Kansas

straight up brolic
Jan 31, 2007

After all, I was nice in ball,
Came to practice weed scented
Report card like the speed limit

:homebrew::homebrew::homebrew:



lol no way is alpha kaba a name it ssounds like an unidentified planet from ender's game

pylb
Sep 22, 2010

"The superfluous, a very necessary thing"


straight up brolic posted:

lol no way is alpha kaba a name it ssounds like an unidentified planet from ender's game

He's French. It's a Senegalese name.

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



chunkles posted:

This guy looks pretty interesting: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Zhou-Qi-61857/

Been a while since anyone dared to draft a Chinese player.

However, he's 7 foot 2 and loving 209 pounds. I'd figure the CBA would be a pretty good place to use steroids, get on it CBA trainers.

He managed to injure himself in front of a bunch of scouts so he's going to be stuck with the fragile tag for basically forever

He isn't half the man Yao is, literally

NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


Which rapper are they gonna use this year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ef8IqEei_4

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Ross Angeles posted:

Declan can you break down Malik Pope from SDSU for me because he owns

He's really bad at actually playing basketball and chad ford needs to chill

straight up brolic
Jan 31, 2007

After all, I was nice in ball,
Came to practice weed scented
Report card like the speed limit

:homebrew::homebrew::homebrew:



i had to scout dragan bender at work today and he's ridiculously good for someone his age but like over9000 porzingis level skinny

straight up brolic
Jan 31, 2007

After all, I was nice in ball,
Came to practice weed scented
Report card like the speed limit

:homebrew::homebrew::homebrew:



he was taking it to bitch rear end robbie hummel's throat

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Alfred P. Pseudonym
May 29, 2006

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes 8-8



Dragan Bender

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