Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by BonesJones, Aug 20, 2018.
Of course he averaged that much. If defenders like this were guarding me....
Yup. They got him going ahead of Hachimura.... YEAH... NO.....
Hahaha. Theres so many other terrible slots there too. 9, 19, 20, 24, 26...
nbadraft.net has Bol Bol dropping to #25 and has us taking him. If he's available, are you interested?
Only if his predreft medical eval is done by different people than who examined Oden!
Seriously, this guy's potential to be a total failure is scary...but IF he passes an exam, who available at 25 isn't a gamble?
If its done by the same people they’ll know what to look for.
Sorry, but Im so tired of people referencing nbadraft.net. Its such a bad mock. Bruno Fernando 16 spots ahead of Bol Bol? Haha.
The spots are moving around a lot right now.
They're the easiest to use and they have the best domain name. Marketing 101. Quality is less important.
Trust me, their mocks are the worst. They're so inaccurate until a couple days before.
But if were talking about trying tobuse mock drafts as a tool to gauage what could happen, then quality matters. Bol Bol wont fall to 25. Fernando amd Kabengle wont go top 10. Guaranteed.
How do you know this? Is there any proof or are you just going off what you remember from last year or something?
Which is right where ESPN (Jonathan Givony?) has him going.
Dude, I know. It was just a chance to talk about Bol Bol, which apparently no one wants to do. No prob.
IIRC, their mocks are abstract player rankings, not actual predictions. In other words, they are saying Bol Bol "should" go 25th - not that they think he actually will go 25th. They only make actual predictions right before the draft.
I constantly keep track of them. Ive ran a Matrix before. I pay a lot of attention year in and year out. Theres always consensus which is pretty accirate and then theres that site, which is far off consensus. A couple days before the draft, the flip it to something close to consensus.
Yeah, its like if I made a mock draft and predicted Bazely to go in the top 12. Hes not going to go in the top 12.
I have a friend's log in for ESPN insider so I can read all the draftexpress stuff. They're by far the best. I can't ever log out because I don't remember the password, ha ha.
This particular draft is really hard to mock because I've never seen such parity between picks from 9 or so to about 35. NBA draft net could be right but they've been really slow to adjust their boards in the past and they also put too much weight into their future rankings so if they've had a player rated in the top-10 for a couple years now they don't move him down as much sometimes so their rankings for say 2020 don't get questioned. Then they wait until right before the draft and sneak in a pretty accurate one so that it looks like they were pretty close.
They had Fernando as high as 4 earlier this year.
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