Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Fez Von Savage, Jun 25, 2017.
Early predication has a drafting 18 for next year.
RJ Barrett and Canada had their way against Calipari and Team USA in the FIBA under 19 games. First time USA has lost in years.
Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura is going to be the next Zag drafted in the lottery. He's been keeping his awful (outside of him) Japan team competitive in the FIBA U-19 games.
NBAdraft.net has him at #15 right now. Coach Few is going to let him loose this season. He's got star potential.
Good call Zagger. Rui's feel needs a little work, but he'd definitely be a nice upside grab as a 4/3 to complement the existing frontcourt.
I also really like Bruce Brown if he's available as well. Not the highest upside but could give us the versatile POA defender+shooting skill+playmaking skill set. Has a Wesley Matthews presence on the floor that I really like. Melton, who I mentioned earlier in contrast is more of a beta on the floor, but with a similar skillset.
No, go after Sidney Moncrief.
YES! Future HOF'er for sure.
Rui has a great feel for the game. He needs to get stronger and work on mid range game.
Athletic wing or bust. By bust I mean another WABC
I think he kept in touch with Artis and Dotson because he knew they got screwed by a Title IX witch hunt. I'm not seeing this terrible judge of character, unless you consider men who have group sex evil. False accusations are rewarded with full tuition and $800,000, if you are a woman. If you are a man, there's no semblance of a fair trial, police evidence is ignored, and you get kicked of off scholarship, off of the team, and out of school for a duration of 4-12 years. The police report is publicly available. You should read it, the WHOLE thing:
Here is a link that describes another situation that has Title IX witch hunt all over it. You have to understand the mentality of these people: they purposefully reduced the evidentiary standard, removed protections for the accused, and put ideologically-bent partisans in charge of ruling on cases. The clear purpose was to punish men, not to seek out justice. Title IX is a farce, and it's once of the most sexist institutions in existence, yet it's celebrated as some kind of win for equality, the female empathy gap in motion. It's not least bit concerned about the travails that a man on campus might face. Just look at what happened to Darren Carrington last year after he allegedly pushed a guy and he fell over and broke his arm. If he had done that to a woman, you'd have seen an investigation and he would've been kicked out of school full stop. Torrodney Prevot was investigated for domestic abuse, no charges were ever brought, yet he was still kicked out of school He had one year of eligibility and he had enough credits to graduate. Guess what? They barred him from graduating for two years, so essentially, his career as a football player is now over because he can't even transfer as a graduate transfer because they are withholding his diploma. Yet Carrington allegedly breaks a man's arm and no repercussions whatsoever from the university. not even a suspension from the team. Why? Violence against men is acceptable according to Title IX. All across the college landscape Title IX and its bureaucracy are concerned with one thing and one thing only: women. Women outnumber men at approaching 60/40 in undergraduate degrees, they now outnumber men in post graduate and doctoral programs, and outperform their male peers in almost all facets of higher education, yet all we ever hear about is women in STEM. We get told that women aren't encouraged in STEM. Haha, as if I am supposed to believe with an almost complete reversal in college participation between the sexes, a movement that was heavily influenced by funding and affirmative action given predominately to women, that this whole time they were specifically discouraging women in STEM fields. Every other field they were encouraged, except STEM of course. Why is that a plausible theory? But people buy it hook, line, and sinker, just like with the campus rape hysteria. They've had take your daughter to work day since my days as a child, ignoring boys like myself, yet all this time, somehow, some way women are being discouraged in STEM. What, did all the STEM fathers just refuse to take their daughters to work? I had teachers in the sciences that were women and it didn't register one iota to me that something was amiss or out of the ordinary. Feminists and their advocates like to pretend we live in the 50's, and that every disparity that affects women is the result of some patriarchal obsession from masculine society. Never is it women making choices, never are women considered to have their own agency or preferences. It's bullshit. It's not the timeline I grew up in.
Ok. Good to hear, I admittedly have had little exposure to him. Here's another video from the U19's. Love the smooth 1-dribble pull up @ :30, but a lot of great moments on both ends from him in this video.
Reminds me of Moe around the basket--might have better finishing tools even--but with better feel/fluidity. Hell, he kinda had me getting Kawhi vibes at times watching this.
Super intriguing kid.
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