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  1. KristinthBonkers

    KristinthBonkers McLovin, Nice!

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    I thought Dame had a no-trade clause, but that’s not the case. Ship him to Cleveland if he starts whining about a trade this summer.
     
  2. Fez Hammersticks

    Fez Hammersticks スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    Elite shooter - his stock is rising: 6’7” with a 6’11” wingspan, solid athlete.

    Was my 2nd round target, now it looks like we’d have to sneak into the first round to nab him.
     
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    Fez Hammersticks スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    If Wieskamp is out of reach I’d focus on RaiQuan Gray.

    Built like a tank (6’8” 270) and is legitimately a good passer/handles as a small-ball center. Super sleeper pick.

    Garza dropped 30lbs but I believe we can still swoop him up as an undrafted FA and take a Summer League flier on him.
     
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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Who is an elite wing DEFENDER we can grab in the second round?
     
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    I'm hoping we get into the second round and draft Jericho Sims. He's a big that can run and jump out of the gym.
     
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    All aboard :auto:
     
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    Fez Hammersticks スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    “We have Gray listed as a power forward, assuming that’s one of the roles he’ll play in the league, but he’s such a versatile player that it’s hard to list him at just one position. Gray can bring the ball up the court and facilitate the offense. He’s got great handles for a 260+ pound player and he’s got a lightening quick first step, which allows him to blow by defenders with the bounce.

    His scoring is mostly done going to the basket where he uses his size and quickness to explode into the lane for layups or put up runners from mid range. He’s not much of an outside shooter and 3pt shooting will be a major swing skill for him at the next level.

    Gray has an incredibly strong frame and can hold his own in the paint against bigger/taller players. He’s an explosive leaper who can sky for rebounds or put-back slams.

    Gray has shown major improvement over the past few years, becoming one of FSU’s most consistent and impactful players. He hasn’t gotten a lot of NBA draft hype but he’s on team’s radars and has a unique skill set that could translate well to the NBA.”

     
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    I like him because he led the nation in blocks AND defensive box plus-minus!
     
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    With the pick we don't have.
     
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    He's better than Blevins.
     
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    You know , i see a lot of names in the draft. All probably amazing athletes. But sometimes you can overlook a guy who actually can play. I don't watch a lot of college basketball anymore but i watch Sportscenter everyday. And one guy who made a ton of highlights was Luka Garza. I know he's a bit of a plodder, but he has size, and a skillset. Knows the game. Outside chance he could be a Bill Laimbeer type player. Looks to be available in 2nd round.
     
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    Hollinger says Kispert has solidified himself as a lottery pick. I guess he had the most athletic stats for his position at the combine.
     
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    Joel Ayayi would be an absolute steal in the 2’d round. C’mon Neil
     
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    That's Sam Hauser for me.

    6'8" and likely the best shooter in the draft.

    Can shoot off motion, off the dribble or spotting up. Not going to give you much at the rim but if he's run off the line he has shown some interesting passing ability.

    Defensively he doesn't have the length to be super impactful but I think he's strong enough and quick enough laterally to have some sort of defensive versatility / value.

    Rebounds well enough to play some small four.

    He's probably still gettable in the 35 to 45 range as well.
     
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    i would love to see him in a Blazer uni. Love his playmaking, his handle and he plays with a chip on his shoulder. How he's not getting more mention is odd.
     
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    If I had to pick a guy who will outplay his draft spot I'd take Isaiah Jackson in a heartbeat. How he is not getting 1st round talk is crazy. He reminds me of a lighter, more athletic Draymond Green...hopefully minus the attitude. He's 6'10" with a 7 ' wingspan. He's a great athlete. He handles the ball very well and is a good decision maker on the break with the ball in his hands. He's a crafty scorer inside and tries to dunk everything. Great shot blocker and is very, very good guarding the ball away from the hoop. Buy into the early 2nd rd and I would bet a ton that he will be a very good pro and the type of player/athlete this team needs. Ideal small ball center.

     
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