Notice Blazers Pick Shaedon Sharpe With #7 Pick

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  1. BoomChakaLaka

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    It’s true! He’s a “natural” basketball player. I’ve seen this with Kobe more than any other player. He’s very smooth and it stands out amongst the other nine players on the floor - he’s in another dimension if you will. With Dame and Chauncey as teachers and even a peer in Ant - boy, we may have landed the next real superstar player!
     
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    Pretty in-depth scouting report based on a clip or two
     
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    I think his game this week will help us a lot. I think he'll be a bit raw, and disappointing, but I won't be disappointed in his game/ability/future, etc.

    The issue is, you can look good in practice (or highlights edited to make you look good) because unlike a game, practices don't tend to have the same vibe as a real game.

    He does look promising, and it almost looks like it comes too easy for him. But that's against competition that isn't necessarily the best.

    He does have a lot going for him though. He's not skinny as hell (like Simons was), he already looks like the game has "slowed down" for him and people who are experts in this field are high on him.

    Is he a superstar? I don't know. He could be, but he also could just be a regular starter too.

    Game 1 can't come quick enough though. At least it'll have some new footage.
     
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    Everyone's making predictions that could be ridiculous at some point.
    Like those "grading the draft" videos. Nobody knows how good any of these guys will be, but seem to pretend their opinion is fact.
     
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    You can't possibly know Stott's reasoning for that unless you were on the team though.
    For example, maybe it was his way to test Hezonja and see if he could hang.

    It's easy to judge from 100 miles away.
     
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    I expect Sharpe to have flashes but I don’t expect him to come in and light it up I would be shocked. I don’t care who you are it takes time to find your game after not playing for a year. Hopefully everyone has some patience
     
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    cheer up MM

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    like when you said elleby was good?
     
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    You said Elleby seemed like he had a better feel for the game than Simons.

    Stop trying to call people out all the time. You say stupid shit all the time.
     
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    Watch Nets offer up Durant

    :drinkapint:(for you MM)
     
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    We can't trade for Durant.
     
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    Dame for Durant :devilwink:
     
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    He just told Ant to pass the ball to Melo. Made Nassir sit in the corner. Agreed. Playing time isn't enough and isn't the same as actually developing a player. Maybe if Meyers had a different coach he could have been competent. Alas we'll never know.
     
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    The reasoning is irrelevant. It was a bad decision. Fortunately for my point, he hasn't been hired as a coach since which probably tells you something. Only a jackoff would play career journeymen over your 1st round pick who was the #1 guy in his high school class.

    You're right. It is super easy to judge from 100 miles away. Would probably be even easier from a thousand.
     
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    We have actual quotes from Nas highlighting how he's finally empowered now by his coach because he has a clear role. Same with Ant who was made into a spot up shooter with Stotts and nothing more. This isn't really a debate that Terry did not prioritize their development.
     
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    Meyers was competent by year 3 (Memphis series and near-historic shooting percentages for the year), then he plateaued like I already mentioned.

    Nas and And became significantly better than their draft stock. Stotts has to get some credit for that, even if you don't care for how he utilized them. Just because they prefer playing for Billups, doesn't mean Stotts didn't develop them.
     
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