2019 NBA Draft Thread

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

  1. JDC

    JDC Well-Known Member

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    Agree to disagree.

    I've watched him plenty and I'm pretty confident in my assessments of his game. Still very high on Ja for all the reasons you and I have already noted, just think we differ on the degree of his weaknesses and how they may affect him at the next level.
     
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    Rui Hachimura seems like everything the Blazers need. I'm guessing if he comes out he'll be a top 5ish pick. Wonder if the Blazers have the assets to move up and get him.

    Edit: If he drops down to 8-10 that would be awesome. Doing some quick googling looks like he's projected in that range, and I think the Blazers should strongly consider figuring out how to get up there and add him.
     
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    I don't get the love for him. Physicaly he looks like he should be dominant. When I've seen him play, he seems to vanish & not impact the team as much as he should.
     
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    I don't think he's going to be a superstar or anything, I just think his fit would be fantastic. A wing that could play both ends of the court well.
     
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    Why is Markus Howard not even considered an NBA prospect? Is it because he's under 6'0" tall? The guy can flat out score. 53 points tonight.
     
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    Disappears...? What?

    Hes getting 25.8pts per 36min.
     
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    I was wondering this today.
     
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    Could you imagine if we could get Hachimura? WOW
     
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    Crazy how young he is. A college junior, and not even 20 yet.

    I'm sure he'll play in the league, but I imagine he'll be a 4-year college guy. Wouldn't mind the Blazers using a 2020 2nd-round pick on him.
     
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  12. TorturedBlazerFan

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    I think the defender fell over because he didn't want Morants crotch in his face.
     
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    Did you see his chase down block earlier this season?
     
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    Yes
     
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    He's might be my #1 player in this draft. If not, he's #2 after Zion.
     
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    How much should who a guy plays for and ultimately his competition matter?

    I know I root for a team who’s guards come from small schools. Ive only seen Morant highlights (which can be hard to judge) but he looks really, really good. If he was at Duke or NC or Kentucky most people I think would have him #1 # 2 depending on how they feel about Zion.
     
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    It shouldnt.
     
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    Thats fair. Im always kind of torn on how much or even if it matters. When I think it through I think it matters less or not at all for guards and probably the bigger the player is the more it matters. Mainly because if Im going to draft a ‘big’ I want to see how they do when they arent just absolutely physically dominating a guy who doesnt really have a shot.
     
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    Who's your NBA comp for Morant?
     
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    It's hard, I dont think there is one.
     

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