Stephon Castle?

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  1. HailBlazers

    HailBlazers RipCity

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    How so he's 6'6"
     
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    so is Shabazz in shoes, here are his combine results

    Shabazz Muhammad 6' 4.75'' /6' 11'' wingspan
     
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    Shabazz was listed as such
     
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    Gotcha. Was thinking of someone else.
     
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    Yeah you were thinking of Napier
     
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    Shabazz busted quickly. For Castle’s sake, let’s hope he doesn’t go that route.
     
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    Unless it’s us not drafting him
     
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    I really don't see this comparison. If you want to trash him, Evan Turner would be better.
     
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    But Ricky Rubio is an Oscar Robertson/Chris Mullin hybrid. I get it.
     
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    The "big guard that does everything well except shoot" archetype doesn't generally do well in the NBA. They tend to be connector pieces at best, and you don't draft those in the top 5 unless you have a star to build around already.

    Here are some similar prospects in the last few years:

    Dyson Daniels
    Anthony Black
    Josh Giddey
    Killian Hayes
    Jarrett Culver

    Basically, it's hard to be a perimeter player without a shot unless you're exceptional at something else.
     
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    Not a fan. I'd prefer any of Cody Williams, Ron Holland, Risacher.
     
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    Add in Buzelis also for me. All of these players need lots of development like the straight from high school players of yore. Think Jermaine O'Neal.
     
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    ?? Castle is noted for his defense. As I recall, Shabazz didn't give two shits about that.
     
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    Jimmy Butler? Josh Hart?

    I'll settle for somebody who sets the tone defensively and raises everybody else. But yes, if he could shoot better he'd probably be being touted as the #1 prospect. He seems to bring it when needed, though:

     
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    Can’t remember where I read the numbers, but the proliferation of wings drafted in the lottery is a serious arms race for size, length and the 2-way player. And yet the 7 footer (and even twin towers or jumbo sized) seems to be having a mini-revival.

    I’ve never bought the position-less basketball idea championed by strong proponents of it. It may be Captain obvious time but … Certain skillsets remain paramount and missing them dooms a team. The Suns lack a point guard who can organize the triple scorer Durant-Beal-Booker. Too bad they don’t have contracts to trade as a Brogdon would help.

    [Castle’s feet don’t look like they glide on the court or are that light-footed Uber athlete that gets up in a moment. It’s more like the a boxer or soccer player … which to me is a good thing for getting where he wants to go.]

    We’re just a day away. Honor all those mothers in your life … and keep one eye on the draft lottery. Good thoughts.:cheers:
     
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