All things Dalton Knecht

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    How many teams with lottery picks are going to be good enough to have Knecht make a difference his first year? Most are more than a 23 year old with one good season at the highest level of college basketball away from being good and would prefer to go with upside.
     
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    But since he shoots well from '3', Knecht/Connect is more fun. :hoops:
     
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    So is that one out of 12 or so?
     
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    It does not matter to me if either lottery pick helps the team in any impactful way this season. Get a dude!

    Salaun is raw … but what he can be at PF … and Williams needs to put on muscle getting to around 200 pounds. He’s frickin’ 6’6.5” with a 7’1” wingspan and all of 178.4 pounds — but has the frame to get there. It’s what he can do now plus when he develops for 2-3 years.

    Players who needs time are fine. Topic needs a year just to get healthy.
    And Knecht at 23 has room to grow his game at only 23. Dan Majerle (1st round, 14th pick) was a 23-year-old rookie and had a stretch with Phoenix until 29 (and then to Cleveland) earning Thunder Dan at 27 scaling up on 3’s playing SF/SG.

    How risk averse will Cronin be?
     
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    If we keep all 4 picks I predict we take projects in the first round and ready-to-contribute older players in the second. The counterexamples to that are old Murray in the first round and young Rupert in the second last year, but I think Murray was taken because of Dame, and Rupert was just too good value to pass up.
     
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    Thunder Dan did play some good D unlike Knecht, so far. They both have grit.
     
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    Majerle was drafted in 1988, you can't compare his pre draft attributes to the draft process today.
     
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    Why not? Please explain.
     

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