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NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


Dejan Bimble posted:

I had a Chilean surgeon graft a piece of my hip bone onto my foot so I could be more like my hero, Paul Zipser

lmfao

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NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


This is the first draft in a long time where I feel good about the Grizzlies picks. They got Wade Baldwin, didn't fall for the Richardson trap, and picked up late lottery talent in the second round. Now, we just have to hope Fizz plays his rookies and young boys.

aBagorn
Aug 26, 2004


Redgrendel2001 posted:

Sam Hinkie died for all of our sins.

The morning after, I'm very happy with Colangelo's restraint.

Also I'm ecstatic about Timothe Luwawu, especially since it looks like he'll be coming over straight away. I think he could potentially be a good 3 and D wing with the proper coaching.

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.



aBagorn posted:

The morning after, I'm very happy with Colangelo's restraint.

Also I'm ecstatic about Timothe Luwawu, especially since it looks like he'll be coming over straight away. I think he could potentially be a good 3 and D wing with the proper coaching.

He didn't force a bad trade and used the 24 and 26 on guards who were BPA, imho, which is all you can ask for.

I also want Luwawu's Mega Leks uniform to be the Sixer's alts for Pride Night.

DeimosRising
Oct 17, 2005

íHola SEA!




CharlestheHammer posted:

Victor can't play the 1 are you loving retarded

Remember when they tried and it didn't even work in Summer League.

At first I was really confused about the Magic trade because I was like, they already have too many frontcourt players? But you can run both Vucevic/Ibaka with Ibaka shoring up the defense by effectively playing the 5 while providing spacing on offense, or Ibaka/Gordon where they can switch around and play "positionless" or whatever. Magic badly needed defense and shooting and got both, while giving up a nobody, a pick in a bad draft, and Victor 'Dipo, who I love but isn't actually very good.

Oladipo will look really good as the fourth to fifth option in OkC though, it's an ideal spot for him, except that he's not a very good shooter and they're gonna need spacing badly now.

ButtWolf
Dec 30, 2004

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


How about Singler and Waiters for Covington? That gives us a little spacing. Move KD to 4 for 15-18 minutes or when he is off the floor.

euphronius
Feb 18, 2009



Sixers can just sign waiters.

Metapod
Mar 18, 2012
:shrek:

ButtWolf posted:

How about Singler and Waiters for Covington? That gives us a little spacing. Move KD to 4 for 15-18 minutes or when he is off the floor.

Phili isn't that dumb

ButtWolf
Dec 30, 2004

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Metapod posted:

Phili isn't that dumb

You sure?

Niwrad
Jul 1, 2008



https://twitter.com/Timberwolves/status/746469908897103872

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




This is literally everything I know about Denzel Valentine so as far as I am concerned he is a surefire hall of famer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEBkkcswOa0

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



Spurs crushed it imo

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch




yesssssss

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.



ButtWolf posted:

You sure?

Yes.

Whip Slagcheek
Sep 21, 2008

Finally
The Gasoline And Dynamite
Will Light The Sky
For The Night





That's that good poo poo right there

BetterLekNextTime
Jul 22, 2008

It's all a matter of perspective...


Grimey Drawer

NBA Draft 2016: So good bitches go straight to sleep without washing there stufff

e: I was stoked to learn from this draft there was a euro team called the Mega Leks. I just went to their website to see if they had cool jerseys and nope

BetterLekNextTime fucked around with this message at 00:46 on Jun 25, 2016

NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


BetterLekNextTime posted:

NBA Draft 2016: So good bitches go straight to sleep without washing there stufff

e: I was stoked to learn from this draft there was a euro team called the Mega Leks. I just went to their website to see if they had cool jerseys and nope

Cotton candy fresh

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


BetterLekNextTime posted:

NBA Draft 2016: So good bitches go straight to sleep without washing there stufff

e: I was stoked to learn from this draft there was a euro team called the Mega Leks. I just went to their website to see if they had cool jerseys and nope

what are you talking about those jerseys are fresh as hell

Dejan Bimble
Mar 24, 2008

we're all black friends


Plaster Town Cop

Most European uniforms are a mess of ads and checkerboard, Mega Leks's pink and green is





Refreshing

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:



Dejan Bimble posted:

Most European uniforms are a mess of ads and checkerboard, Mega Leks's pink and green is





Refreshing
Euro Doug McDermott in pic 2

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

FABER
Brolux
NO

Dejan Bimble
Mar 24, 2008

we're all black friends


Plaster Town Cop

straight up brolic posted:

Euro Doug McDermott in pic 2
What the heck

Is Doug Mcdermott playing under the alias Đorđe Simeunović? Doug Mcdermott is collecting two checks.
http://www.bigportal.ba/wp-content/...q=90&w=795&zc=1




What a sneak

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




jesus christ, one is bad enough

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.

Can't believe Doug McDermott is getting away with this.

rabidsquid
Oct 11, 2004

LOVES THE KOG




ButtWolf posted:

How about Singler and Waiters for Covington? That gives us a little spacing. Move KD to 4 for 15-18 minutes or when he is off the floor.

getting Kyle Singler in a trade is a punishment, he's not a throw in to get you a thing

Metapod
Mar 18, 2012
:shrek:

rabidsquid posted:

getting Kyle Singler in a trade is a punishment, he's not a throw in to get you a thing

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.



rabidsquid posted:

getting Kyle Singler in a trade is a punishment, he's not a throw in to get you a thing

Getting Kyle Singler along with Dion Waiters in a trade is a goddamn hate crime.

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.



BetterLekNextTime posted:

NBA Draft 2016: So good bitches go straight to sleep without washing there stufff

e: I was stoked to learn from this draft there was a euro team called the Mega Leks. I just went to their website to see if they had cool jerseys and nope

It's a team owned by an agent who stocks the team with his repped players.

from somewhere else...

quote:

Young dudes get major minutes for Mega Leks because that’s how their owner, Serbian sports agent Misko Raznatovic and Beo Basketball, set it up. He owns several teams, I believe. Three Mega Leks players drafted this year. Jokic, last year. Raznatovic gets paid several ways. Gate, buyout fees, agency fees… Interesting setup.

Mr. Mambold
Feb 13, 2011

Aha. Nice post.





Redgrendel2001 posted:

Getting Kyle Singler along with Dion Waiters in a trade is a goddamn hate crime.

Vlades ears perk up

Punkin Spunkin
Jan 1, 2010


Doug McDermott 1 and Doug McDermott 2 are gonna make a gm's backcourt of the future come true. He returned to action on January 22, 2015 against the San Antonio Spurs, recording no stats in two minutes of action.

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



Two Doug McDermotts tripping over each other's screens for eternity

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




that dude is way buffer than mcdermott, the guy who had to be threatened with fines to stop wearing a t-shirt.

although the idea of a mcdermott-on-mcdermott pickup game where both mcdermotts are frantically and ineptly closing out on each other too late is very funny to me.

Paul Zuvella
Dec 7, 2011



Declan MacManus posted:

Two Doug McDermotts tripping over each other's screens for eternity

Imagine four Doug McDermotts on the edge of a cliff...

Basketball works the same way.

Dejan Bimble
Mar 24, 2008

we're all black friends


Plaster Town Cop

Chad Ford NBA draft 2017 Big Board 1.0 - Ranking Josh Jackson, Harry Giles and more
by Chad Ford on (original: http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/17208343/chad-ford-nba-draft-2017-big-board-10-ranking-josh-jackson-harry-giles-more)

The 2017 NBA draft is shaping up to be one of the strongest in the last decade. What top prospects should fans look forward to?
Our first 2017 Big Board has three very strong No. 1 candidates at the top of the draft and a host of exciting lottery picks. We're projecting as many as six to eight future All-Stars in this group.

The day after the draft, we debuted our first Top 100 of 2017. The Top 100 reflects a consensus of what NBA scouts and GMs are saying about players in the draft.

Our Big Board is a more detailed look at the top 30 players (essentially the first round) in our Top 100. It tracks player movement and stock fluctuation, and gives you the latest intel from NBA scouts. There have been a few changes based on the performance of players in summer camps and various international tournaments.

The biggest takeaway so far? If you need an elite point guard, this is your draft.

1. Josh Jackson
6-foot-8
Kansas
Freshman
Forward

There is no consensus No. 1 pick among NBA scouts right now, but it does appear that Jackson is the slight favorite. His combination of elite athleticism, competitiveness and feel for the game make him a matchup nightmare on both sides of the court.

One scout referred to him as a higher energy Andrew Wiggins, while another went with a more offensively polished Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. His inconsistent jump shot is his biggest weakness at this stage.

2. Harry Giles
6-foot-11
Duke


Were it not for two torn ACLs (one during his sophomore year and one to start his senior year), Giles would be the hands-down consensus No. 1 pick right now. He's blessed with the rare combination of both elite physical tools and basketball skills. He ticks every single box an NBA scout would look for in a modern power forward.

If those knees are 100 percent and Giles can still show off the same level of athleticism he did in high school, then he could easily end up as the top pick in 2017. However, until scouts see him prove that on the court, there's a certain level of skepticism factored into this ranking.

3. Markelle Fultz
6-foot-5
Washington

No one has had a better spring and summer than Fultz. After dominant performances at the McDonald's All-American game and the Nike Hoop Summit, Fultz wowed NBA scouts again by leading Team USA to a gold medal in the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship. Fultz earned MVP honors for the tournament, averaging 13.8 PPG, 5.2 APG, 4.0 RPG and 3.2 SPG in drawing raves from scouts.

He's got elite size, a great feel for the game, can score from anywhere and delivers on the defensive end. In a draft loaded with stellar point guard prospects, he's the most complete player of the group. If the team that lands the No. 1 pick needs a point guard, he's going to be hard to pass up.

4. Dennis Smith
6-foot-2
NC State

Fultz may be the top-ranked point guard prospect in the draft right now, but he certainly has plenty of competition. Smith tore his ACL last summer playing for Team USA but seemed to show off a full recovery at Adidas Nations last week.

Smith is one of the most explosive athletes in the draft and is a monster off the bounce and finishing at the rim. His quickness and aggressiveness are great on both ends of the court as well. He's very, very difficult to stop when his jump shot is falling

If his knee holds up all year and he has a dominant freshman season, he could move into the discussion for the No. 1 pick. He's that special.

5. Frank Ntilikina
6-foot-5
France

Scouts are still drooling over Ntilikina after a standout performance at Basketball Without Borders at the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto in February.

While Fultz might be the most complete prospect and Smith the most explosive, Ntilikina may best fit the pure point guard mold. He has an elite feel for the game for someone so young and is the consummate floor general. At 6-foot-5 with a 7-foot wingspan, he's got great size as well.

His jump shot is the weakest part of his game right now, and sometimes he can be too reluctant to look for his own shot, but scouts love his long-term potential.

6. Lonzo Ball
6-foot-5
UCLA

Ball is more polarizing than Fultz, Smith or Ntilikina -- but the scouts that love him, really love him.

He averaged -- that's right, averaged -- a triple double his senior year. He's the most exciting playmaker of the group; there's a ton of sizzle to his game. He sees plays before anyone else on the floor does. He also has elite size for his position and while he's a streaky shooter, he has serious range on his jump shot.

Some scouts question whether the freewheeling style of ball he played in high school alongside his two younger brothers will translate to the college game. But if it does? We probably have him too low.

7. Jayson Tatum
6-foot-8
Duke

A number of teams have Tatum ranked in their top five, and he could easily end up there with a strong freshman season. He's versatile, has an aggressive knack for scoring and has prototypical size for his position.

His lack of a 3-point shot (most of his work is done in the midrange game), lack of great defensive effort and lack of court vision all are working against him, though. Modern wings that don't pass or shoot 3s aren't particularly the rage right now, so I'm a little skeptical.

8. Jonathan Isaac
6-foot-11
FSU

Isaac is auditioning to be this year's Brandon Ingram -- the rail-thin, super-long forward who can score from anywhere on the floor. He needs to add a lot of strength and get more consistent, but if he breaks out at Florida State, he too could end up being worthy of a top-five pick.

9. De'Aaron Fox
6-foot-4
Kentucky
Given how strong Kentucky's incoming class is, it's hard to believe they don't have a prospect ranked in the top five. It just goes to show you how strong this incoming class is.

Fox has the best chance of getting there. In a normal draft, he could easily project as the top PG. He's got size, quickness, aggressiveness on both ends of the court and looks like a promising playmaker.

He needs to get stronger and improve his jumper, but there are a lot of tools there that can make him successful in the NBA, especially on the defensive end.

10. Ivan Rabb
6-foot-10
Cal

Rabb is the first non-freshman on the board, which speaks more to the strength of the freshman class than to his own abilities.

Rabb had a strong first season at Cal and proved to be both a capable rebounder and defender as well as a player who can score both in the paint and in the midrange. He needs to continue to get stronger, but with Jaylen Brown and Ty Wallace off to the NBA, this is his team now, and he could end up dramatically increasing his scoring totals as a sophomore.

11. Jarrett Allen
6-foot-11
Texas

Allen impressed NBA scouts at the Nike Hoop Summit and again at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, where he averaged 10.6 points and nine rebounds in 24 minutes per game. He needs to get stronger and be willing to play more physically, but his elite length and mobility combined with good defensive instincts should all translate to the next level.

If he has a big freshman season at Texas, he could end up being the first center off the board.

12. Edrice Adebayo
6-foot-9
Kentucky

"Bam" Adebayo already has the NBA body and athleticism that teams crave in their power forwards. He's an explosive athlete who plays with a great motor. He's going to be a rebounding and shot-blocking machine for Kentucky.

However, his offensive game is still pretty raw. He really needs to develop some sort of perimeter game.

13. Marques Bolden
6-foot-11
Duke

Scouts are hoping that Bolden's on-court decision making catches up with his elite physical tools. He's got NBA-level size for his position (including a huge 7-foot-6 wingspan) and the strength to hold his own in the league right now. He also has the skills to score in the paint and be a great defender, but his effort on both ends is often lacking.

If Mike Krzyzewski can get him to play hard at Duke, he'll move up the board quickly; this isn't a great draft for big men and Bolden has all the physical tools NBA scouts are looking for.

14. Edmond Sumner
6-foot-5
Xavier

Sumner had a solid freshman year at Xavier, but scouts expect to see a big jump this year after a terrific performance at the Nike Skills Academy this summer.

He's up to 190 pounds, which is a major plus. He's got the size and athleticism that teams covet in a point guard. He just needs to show more consistency as a jump-shooter.

15. Malik Monk
6-foot-3
Kentucky

Monk is an athletic freak and a big-time scorer. He's relentless at getting to the rim and his ballhandling abilities are strong enough that some teams believe he can play both the 1 and the 2 at the next level.

The biggest knocks on his game right now are his jump shot and size for a 2-guard (6-foot-3, 185 pounds).

16. OG Anunoby
6-foot-8
Indiana

Anunoby broke out during a stellar performance in the NCAA tournament. He shut down Jamal Murray in one game and projects as the type of 3-and-D player scouts really love.

If he gets a lot more touches this season, he could have a Victor Oladipo-type rise. There's lots of raw talent there.

17. Lauri Markkanen
6-foot-11
Arizona
Freshman
Forward

Markkanen had a huge week at the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship in late July. He averaged 25 PPG, 8.5 RPG and made 13 3s in the tournament -- a stat that really caught NBA scouts' attention.

Seven-footers who can shoot the ball, rebound and move well on both ends of the floor don't come along very often. Seen as a borderline first rounder before the summer, Markkanen has moved up to the lottery on the boards of several scouts.

18. Omer Yurtseven
7-foot
NC State

Yurtseven was also impressive at the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship -- especially considering that he just turned 18 years old and was averaging only 18 minutes per contest for Turkey. His numbers of 10.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG and 1.5 BPG were very strong for a player his age.

He's a very polished low-post player and rebounder for his age. As long as the NCAA clears him to play at NC State, he could have a monster year alongside Dennis Smith.

19. Carlton Bragg
6-foot-9
Kansas

Most of the NBA scouts that watched Kansas in practice last year swore that Bragg was the best NBA prospect on the team. That will clearly change with Josh Jackson joining the fray at KU, but Bragg's versatility, defensive potential and overall activity make him a very solid prospect.

Scouts were impressed with him at Adidas Nations and said that he seems to have grown an inch or two. With Perry Ellis gone, he should get a lot more touches on offense.

20. Terrance Ferguson
6-foot-7
Australia
Age: 19
Guard

Ferguson impressed NBA scouts with a stellar shooting performance at the Nike Hoop Summit. There just aren't a lot of elite shooters in this draft and when Ferguson gets going, he's very hard to stop.

However, his decision to skip his freshman year at Arizona and play professionally in Australia hurt his draft stock some. He has the talent of a lottery pick, but will he be able to prove it internationally?

21. Rodions Kurucs
6-foot-9
Latvia
Age: 18
Forward

Kurucs is a draft sleeper that some scouts feel will likely take a big jump this year. He's got great size, shoots well and has shown excellent athleticism. He doesn't get any playing time for FC Barcelona, but scouts who have seen him play a lot in practices think he's the real deal.

22. Tyler Lydon
6-foot-9
Syracuse
Sophomore
Forward

Lydon has a coveted set of skills: He can shoot the 3, protect the rim and shows terrific athleticism.

He needs to add some consistency to his game, but that should come as a sophomore.

23. Isaiah Hartenstein
6-foot-11
Germany
Age: 18
Forward

Hartenstein is a skilled big man who can really score from anywhere on the floor. He was another standout at the Basketball Without Borders tournament at the NBA All-Star Game in February, and a few scouts think he could be a lottery pick.

Others feel he's another year or two away, especially with his feel for the game still developing. But all the skills of an NBA player are there.

24. Miles Bridges
6-foot-8
Michigan State
Freshman
Forward

Bridges has an NBA body, elite athleticism and plays with a terrific motor. He's a monster finisher at the rim.

But until he adds a perimeter game and shows the ability to create his own shot off the bounce, some scouts are skeptical he's ready to be a one-and-done.

25. Thomas Bryant
6-foot-11
Indiana
Sophomore
Center

Bryant had a super-efficient freshman season. He's huge, can clear out space and score at the basket, and even has a nice perimeter game. He plays hard, too.

His lack of foot speed and explosive athleticism limit his upside somewhat.

26. Jonathan Jeanne
7-foot-2
France
Age: 19
Forward/center

Jeanne is mostly attractive as a prospect for his upside at the moment. He's a fluid athlete that stands at 7-foot-2 with a 7-foot-6 wingspan.

There are all sorts of skills there, but he needs to add a lot of strength and experience. If he shows some development in France this year, he'll be worthy of a top-20 pick.

27. Kostja Mushidi
6-foot-5
Belgium
Age: 18
Guard

Mushidi has been on the radar for some time, and after a 26-point performance on 8-for-12 shooting for Germany in the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and a decision to play for Mega Leks next season in Serbia (the same team that produced Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Ivica Zubac last year), many scouts feel he should be a first-round pick next season.

He's an elite athlete and already has an NBA body; he just needs to be a more consistent shooter. He should get consistent minutes at Mega Leks next season, which should help his cause.

28. Grayson Allen
6-foot-5
Duke
Junior
Guard

Allen had a terrific sophomore season but failed to convince NBA scouts he was a first-round pick.

He's a great athlete, can shoot the ball and he's very tough, but his lack of size makes him a bit of a tweener.

29. Jalen Brunson
6-foot-2
Villanova
Sophomore
Guard

Brunson is a do-it-all point guard with great leadership abilities. He'll take over the keys to a team that just won the NCAA title.

The only real question is his lack of elite athleticism. His strong play at the Nike Skills Academy had some scouts ready to say, given all of his other tools, he'll find a way to make it in the NBA.

30. Malik Pope
6-foot-10
SDSU
Junior
Forward

Pope remains an enigma: He has the size, athleticism and shooting skills to be a terrific NBA player, but he's frustratingly inconsistent and can disappear for weeks before showing a dominant performance.

Scouts are hoping this is the year he puts it all together consistently on the court.

Next five in
Jaron Blossomgame, SF, Sr., Clemson; Bennie Boatwright, PF, So., USC Dwayne Bacon, SF, So., Florida State; Frank Jackson, PG, Fr., Duke; Mikal Bridges, SF, So., Villanova

Punkin Spunkin
Jan 1, 2010


I'm really hoping the Spurs can get Bennie Boatwright, as some of the mock drafts speculate. It's just a great name.
There's a lot of great names in this draft though. OG Anunoby? Dwayne Bacon? BLOSSOMGAME??? Just needs ZOLTAN ISTVAN. Other than the tragedy of being an old(ish) gently caress I really can't wait to see the names of the 2046 draft.

euphronius
Feb 18, 2009



Sixers need an elite pg :toot:

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

Malik Pope, Malik Monk, but no Malik Bishop or Malik Cardinal argh


although Malik Boyd and Malik Staples both play for the Cardinals (Louisville and AZ) it's not the right sport

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

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


Lonzo Ball is such a great name for a freewheeling PG who averaged a triple double.

Metapod
Mar 18, 2012
:shrek:

I'm rooting for lonzo ball so hard

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MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


I see Malik Pope has taken the Patric Young memorial slot as the guy who appears in Chad's pre-season top 25 for what feels like about 10 years in a row without ever seriously being a first round prospect.

MourningView fucked around with this message at 16:32 on Aug 4, 2016

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