OT: Zion

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  1. HCP

    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    This kid is indescribable. People who think he is just a dunker, could not be more wrong. He is truly a special player. Tonight against the number 2 team in the country Kentucky, he was UNSTOPPABLE!
    He wasn't playing Lewis & Clark or Sisters of the Valley State. He absolutely DOMINATED them. Thought I'd make this thread, because I don't know how he won't go #1 this next draft.
    He has handles, drops dimes and his post game is like a raw Barkley. Needs to work on a consistent outside shot, but the rest of his game is on another level.
    6'7" 285 lbs. 6'11 wingspan and 45 inch vertical

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  2. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE IM ME, I DO ME, AND I CHILL

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    He's totally going to the Cavs since they will get the all star game soon
     
  3. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    Couldnt we just start a 2019 Draft Thread?
     
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  4. HCP

    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Sure, but I was just wanting a thread where we can chat about this kid. Jay Bilas said he’s never seen a player with his skill sets.
    Feel free though.
     
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    I'm worried about the pressure and load he's putting on those knees.
     
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    Seems like he's gonna be a great player. his scoring efficiency is impressive although I wouldn't say he's dominant. Gonna be the first pick, though, and a long time all star
     
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    Barrett will be first pick.
     
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    Actualy. seeing he only played 23 minutes to reach these numbers. I may reconsider my stance regarding his dominance
     
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    Don't knnw him yet. Not monitoring the draft in early November
     
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    Meh. I'd rather lose in the first round than have a chance at him
     
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    Barretts been on my radar for 3 years now...
     
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    Zion gets the hype and deservedly so, but I think Barrett is the number one pick. He had a huge game as well last night.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    He definitely dominated in that game....... but the thing that always worries me about a guy like that is where do you play him in the pros? Power forward? Small forward? I see some shades of Barkley, but Barkley was an insane rebounder. This guy only got 7 boards. He clearly likes to play on the perimeter. Does he have the quickness to A) get past NBA level wings, and B) defend NBA level wings? You have to find a position for a guy, and this guy kinda feels like a tweener. I guess we will see.
     
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    Previous years in the NBA being a tweener was a problem, now it's desired. Athletic Guys who can play multiple positions, position less basketball, that is the modern NBA.
     
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    tlongII Yes I am smarter than you

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    Similar game to LeBron’s. Not quite as big though.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Only when those guys are long, quick, and agile. Look at LeBron. He's always one of the fastest guys on the court, even at his size. He's long, he's athletic, and he's fast.

    College hoops doesn't have the length that the pros have. We won't know how he'll do in the pros until he gets there.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    LeBron was/is sooooooooo fast. He was also not that heavy. He was a physical specimen. A total freak of nature.
     
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    tlongII Yes I am smarter than you

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    Zion is a freak of nature too. I think they have similar skillsets. Nobody sees the court like LeBron though. Maybe Magic, but that’s about it.
     
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    Draymond isn't quick, but he hustles an plays smart
     

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