Notice 2021 draft day picks/moves/speculation thread

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by illmatic99, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. Haakzilla

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    ...top 50 draft pick sounds pretty urgent to me :dunno:
     
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    Personally, I will take talented youngsters over veteran stiffs every time. Talented players can gain experience. An experienced stiff doesn't gain talent.
     
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    Greg Brown III
     
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    Hahah I actually know who Greg Brown is. Was an elite recruit. Fits the Olshey MO. And a wing!
     
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    Be still my beating heart! I art overwhelmed!
     
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    Greg Brown III welcome to the team
     
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    This still
     
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    Brown sounds like a "tools goof" - plenty of athletic talent, but no game.
     
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    Bolded part is not a great endorsement.

    NBA Comparison: Matt Barnes

    Strengths: Brown is a freak athlete with a great deal of explosiveness … Has lot of bounce giving him a lot of intrigue if his game can catch up with his athleticism… He translates right away as an athletic, lockdown combo forward with the potential to develop as an offensive player … Attacks the rim with ferocity and a quick first step … Lockdown defender with a defensive rating of 92.1 … 71% FT is respectable for a forward who still needs to refine his jump shot … Great rebounder (12.1 rebounds per 40 minutes) who can elevate with anyone on the court … Versatile defender who can guard most positions effectively … Can impact the game in a multitude of ways with quick energy bursts, getting to the basket and knocking down threes, or matching up against a top scorer … His ability to influence the game in a lot of ways should allow him to play more minutes and lift up his team … Athleticism and explosiveness make him a high-risk, high-reward prospect with a bright future and plenty of professional years ahead of him at only 19 years old on Draft Day … Brown is not a terrible perimeter shooter to begin with at 32% but a refining of his shooting motion and more development should lead to much higher efficiency at the next level …



    Weaknesses: Needs to become a better overall offensive player … Struggles to create offense for himself … Many of his baskets come off of put backs and broken plays … Consistency from the three-point line has been a major issue for Brown. As mentioned above, he is just 32% on the season but he has plenty of potential to develop … Raw prospect and one of the least NBA ready prospects projected in the first round … Athleticism will translate, but faster, more athletic wings could cause problems and limit his greatest strength of versatile defense … Plays well on the defensive end, but one would expect more of a statistical impact (1 BLK and 0.6 STL per game) … Started 24 of 25 games prior to the NCAA Tournament yet only averaged 21 minutes per game … Foul trouble is often an issue as he averages nearly 6 fouls per 40 minutes … Dreadful AST/TO ratio of 0.167 … Fails to create opportunities for teammates despite slashing ability and athleticism … He only registered 10 total assists prior to the NCAA Tournament to go along with 60 turnovers … His lack of assists is a red flag from an analytical perspective … Lack of ability to stay on the court, through mental lapses and/or foul trouble, do not bode well for immediately earning playing time if he is drafted late in the first round to a contending team … Best fit is to find himself on a rebuilding team that will allow him to work out his shortcomings and develop a perimeter jumper …

    Notes: Measured 6’7.25” barefoot, 6’8.5” in shoes 8’11.0” standing reach, 206.4 lbs, and 7’0.25” wingspan at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine … Unanimous Big 12 All-Freshman Team Selection … 6’9, 205lb athletic wing prospect … Late lottery/mid-late first round projection in 2021 NBA Draft … 9.6 PPG and 6.4 RPG as a freshman at Texas … Played college ball in his hometown of Austin, TX
     
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    Because the vets who would sign for minimum don't usually want to come to Portland?
     
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    This makes me think that even though we need to go all in now, that Olshey also understands that there will be a future someday without Lillard and we need to begin preparing for it. That's a positive in my opinion.
     
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    You highlighted it and it says he is projected as a 1st round pick (latter prolly ) and Blazers got him at 43 so that makes NO SENSE at all ---

    As a 2nd round pick then he is a project that may or may not pan out but he is an athletic PF but looks like he needs to add a few LB's

    As I said before w/ IQ quote applies here
     
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    The Athletic compared his skillset to young Jerami Grant heheh
     
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    It is admirable that you were willing to faceplant when the draft was barely half the way over.
     
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    Lmao I got buying into the 40s. Almost nailed the pick. 43, 47, who is counting?
     
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  20. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    we were both off by 4. I said 39
     
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