Event 2024 NBA DRAFT COMBINE - MAY 12-19 2024 - NBATV - ESPN 2

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  1. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Sure. It’s gonna depend largely on where he gets drafted.
     
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    What was USC's attendance like this year?

    Answer: it was higher both at home and away.

    2023-24: 6,302; 9,910
    2022-23: 4,021; 8,041
    2021-22: 3,860; 6,949

    Over a 50% jump at home and about a 25% jump on the road. Which is not nothing (and, even if it's not all attributable to James, he presumably gets some of the credit, at least).

    I'm not convinced that Salt Lake or Ontario or Portland would see a big bump in attendance with James on the G Leage team (and maybe not even playing a ton). And with USC's capacity being 10,258 in the second-largest city in the country and only getting 2,300 extra fans a game this year, it's not like he set the college world on fire the way Clark did for women's basketball.

    It'll be interesting to see.
     
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    KJ Simpson out of Colorado is playing well today at the combine. If we move guards he could be a decent 2nd round pick.
     
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    Dude already has massive NIL checks and millions of followers yet is a pretty mediocre prospect. I mean he probably does get some jelousy and hate as well as people who don't like his dad and project that onto him. Flip side is he gets all the exposure and recognition he'd never get as the ~40th ranked prospect or whatever if he was the son of some random guy named Bob.
     
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    Well he also technically died last year, so for being an actual zombie I'd say thats a pretty successful season.
     
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    I’m guessing covid impacted attendance those earlier years, so maybe even less of a true bronny bump.
     
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    Yeah I tried to show a bit of context--there was already an upward bump the year before James got to USC, so he might have been along for the ride of a further upswing, rather than driving it. It's hard to say.
     
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    If USC had an increase in attendance at home (Low bar) it was to see if Lebron showed up....not to watch Bronny, especially after the first few games. And of course, LBJ lives 15 miles away from USC. G League arenas are not that close for Lebron.
     
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    Cody Williams didn't have a very good vertical....
     
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    I am hoping Dante comes back to Oregon. He is trying but he still went to the combine. Good measurements.

    N'Faly Dante 6-10 260.2 7-6 (wing) 9-3 (standing reach)
     
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    178 is very light for a 3, but most guys do fill out after the age of 19.5 years old.

    Comparing him to his brother's combine a couple years back is not flattering to Cody. Jalen had just turned 21 & measured 2" shorter but of course you don't play hoops with the top of your head. Measurements showed off a bigger wingspan (7'2.25 vs 7'1) standing reach (8'9.5 vs 8'7) & bigger hands (9.5 vs 9.0). They were very close in their times for the running/agility drills but Jalen was much better in the jumping measurements. That he posted those times/measurements while weighing 31 pounds heavier is pretty impressive.

    A decent comparison for Cody might be Corey Brewer

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    Its super long but heres two clips;

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    Bronny James, PG, USC: With dozens of cameras tracking his every move, James had an overwhelmingly positive first day in Chicago, showing he more than deserves to be in attendance. He is in excellent shape, clearly having put on some good bulk from the end of the season. James tested extremely well athletically, with a 40-inch inch vertical leap that placed him fourth highest among combine participants, a 32-inch no step vertical, a 3.02 second time in the shuttle run drill, 3.09 seconds in the three-quarter court sprint, and 10.96 seconds in the pro lane agility drill -- all solid marks relative to his peers. More impressive was how well he shot in drills, demonstrating a clean, compact stroke and outstanding accuracy in the 3-point star shooting drills (19-for-25, second best behind UConn's Alex Karaban) as well as the off-movement 3-point shooting drill, hitting 77% of his attempts in the side-mid-side pull-up shooting drill.

    While he looked bouncy in the transition drills, he showed some of his limitations as a ball handler and playmaker in the half-court pick-and-roll live action competition, where he was unlucky to run into one of the best defenders in college basketball in Providence's Carter. He also faced some extremely mobile big men (such as Arizona's Keshad Johnson, who had an outstanding day in his own right) who were making life miserable on opponents every play. This was a positive day for James, who looks to be in outstanding shape and has quite a bit to gain in the 5-on-5 scrimmaging Tuesday and Wednesday. -- Givony

    Zach Edey, C, Purdue: Edey, ranked No. 14 in our Top 100, measured exceptionally well, as expected (299 pounds, 7-foot-5 in shoes, with a near 7-foot-11 wingspan and a 9-foot-7½ standing reach). Those were unprecedented figures that we learned at last year's NBA draft combine before Edey withdrew from the draft. But he also tested better than last year, shaving off time from last year's pro lane agility drill, and measuring a solid vertical leap and three-quarter-court sprint time, showing the significant improvement he has made with his conditioning and mobility since electing to return to Purdue for his senior season.

    He also put on a pretty impressive showing in shooting drills, hitting 3s off movement, spotting up and pulling up off the dribble, showing some real potential in that area as he has long insisted he possesses. Edey has quite a few fans around the NBA at this point, and there are plenty of executives who say they have him ranked as a lottery pick, or even as a top-10 prospect because of how well he rates in their analytics models. -- Givony"
     
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    I DO NOT GIVE TWO SHITS ABOUT BRONNY JAMES! CAN WE PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT HIM?
    We will not be drafting him. We should not draft him. Let's focus on players that we might/should draft.
     
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    Tell me more about Keshad Johnson and Devin Carter (and less about USC's crappy backup point guard).
     
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