2019 NBA Draft Thread

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by BonesJones, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. CupWizier

    CupWizier Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, pretty much all mock drafts are worthless at this stage. I hardly pay attention to them until around March Madness as that often makes or breaks college players draft status. Sure there are those that are no brainers, but even a guy like Zion can slip even though from what I have seen, he is the real deal.
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    I watched him live and am really high on him. He can do everything. High BBIQ.
     
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    Culver vs Barrett was a fun matchup.

    Never been a fan of RJ. Clunky, can't shoot off the dribble and isn't very quick. Handle isn't great either. His alpha personality, strength and aggressiveness are going to be appealing to bad teams at the top of the draft that are looking for potential primary creators though.

    As far as Culver goes, kinda reminds me of Alec Burks. Not as quick, but better defensively...probably has the better frame to put weight on, but very similar otherwise. Both quite kids, ranked outside the top 100 as seniors, questionable shot mechanics...

    Barrett will go higher, but I like Culver more.
     
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  4. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    I have to remember your whole mindset towards scouting lol.
     
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    Fan of Barrett?

    Who would you compare him to?

    *And please don't say Harden...
     
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    I know, he’s gonna be the first to go in the first round man. Sorry I should of said 127 million, or maybe just not take things so literally. The point is he’s gonna sell jerseys.
     
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    Why would I say Harden?

    He reminds me of a more athletic Caris leVert with more top-end potential.
     
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    That's just the go-to for a lot of people that are high on him...

    And if I'd compare someone to Caris in this draft, it'd be Romeo Langford, at least stylistically...

    Romeo and RJ are both better athletes though.
     
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    Caris is a much better passer than Langford and Romeo is a much better shooter than Caris. Romeo is much smoother too.
     
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    Interesting...

    I'll give you Romeo being a little smoother than Caris. When you compare him Caris to RJ though, I think the two are worlds apart...especially as far as fluidity shooting off the dribble.

    Romeo a much better shooter than Caris? Romeo has never been a shooter and is shooting poorly so far. Caris also developed into the passer he is now. Maybe Langford never gets to that level, but I think it's too early to tell on that.
     
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    Romeo has struggled at Indiana but was known as a shooter in HS.

    Barrett and Caris both are the same size, has the same shooting ability, there defense is inconsistent but have flashes of being good, and both can be a secondary creator as a big SG or SF.
     
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    Career 24% 3pt shooter in Adidas AAU, 20% so far this year...
     
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    Meh, I read it a couple places. Thought he was just slumping. Who would you compare RJ to then? I think a more athletic LeVert is pretty accurate.
     
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    We're not quite bad enough to get in the Lottery to have a chance at some of these talents....but no where near good enough to contend.
     
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    Not sure there's a good comp out there.

    All I know is he struggles to create any sort of separation vs legit athletes and for a kid with a shaky jumper and no middle game, that worries me.
     
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    The Blazers are like a drunk trying to sit down between 2 stools. They have neither the courage to take a step back, nor the talent to take a step forward.
     
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    Couldve said that about Luka.
     
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    Luka is 6'8" 230 with some of the best pull-up and step back footwork in the NBA at 19...his handle is also much more advanced than RJ's. The level craft in their games overall is just not comparable imo.

    RJ scores largely through physical advantages which I don't see standing out at that next level, besides maybe his strength (for his size).
     
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    @JDC what do you think of Morant?
     
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    Dont worry they’ll pick someone a spot or two ahead of a future star.
     

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