With the #7 pick, the Portland Trail Blazers select....

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  1. Pinwheel1

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    I would agree with this. Not a star, but a very good and a very valuable piece of the puzzle. I am not worried about his 3 point shot. As long as his form is good he will get better. I like how physical he plays and his ball-handling shows a lot of potential for a pF.
    If he is the worst-case scenario at 7, we would come away with a pretty solid addition.
     
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    ....for starters. He completely hit last year's out of the park identifying Scottie Barnes when he was a late 1st round pick early in the year. That turned out well. I tease him that one of these years, he's due to miss. There are some 2nd round guys he thinks are being overlooked. That is as interesting as what might happen at #7 as I think it's 50/50 they trade that pick anyhow.
     
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    Whoever is thought to be the BPA (that includes character & BBIQ) with the highest ceiling & a clean bill of health, thats who I'm for drafting pretty much always. People are kidding themselves if they think Portland is a piece away from contending, they've got the time.

    That said, I would disagree that Duren looks years away from being a positive on the court. While his back to the basket game needs development, his D and finishing could have him making positive contributions right away. I see his agility/athleticism allowing him to stick with smaller guys much better then Nurk which would allow Portland to switch more. To my eyes, he's one of the top prospects in the draft.

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    I relayed a link that contained a measurement of him when he was 17 that showed him to be 6'8 in shoes with a 7' wingspan. If that is so, he's got average size for a SF.

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    SF? I would say if he is 230 lbs he has average size for a PF these days.
     
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    Players can easily go up or down with their weight, where as their frame is what it is. 6' 7 with a 6'11.5 wingspan & 8'11" standing reach are most in line with SF dimensions. To maximize a versatile defender's ability, you'd play them in a lineup where they can switch up or down a position without continually being exposed to size mismatches... or, I'd rather have him switched off onto SGs & PFs then PGs or Centers. If he's thought to be the BPA when they select, I'm not worried about how he'd fit with whats in place. Get the BPA and figure it out.

    https://eurospects.com/player/jeremy-sochan/

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    Not trying to call anybody out but Scottie was never thought of as a late first guy...
     
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    Where in my post did I mention mowing lawn?
     
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    When was Barnes projected as a late first? I don't remember him ever falling that low.
     
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    My board assuming top 4 are gone...

    Duren
    Griffin

    Sharpe
    Davis

    Trade Down

    Sochan
    Daniels
    Murray
    Mathurin - likely wouldn't be there and would be my biggest bummer at #7, clearly.

    He's a fine off ball wing, but I'm pretty down on the defense and passing--and the off the dribble scoring to an extent. Confident guy but he might have some outsized expectations for himself. Don't know how seriously to take it but answered the standard "what kind of NBA player do you see yourself being in 5 years?" question at the combine with..."Best player in the league."

    I'm sure that turned quite a few teams off.
     
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    The more I think about it Im thinking 7 will be traded / packaged for veteran. Other than Grant.
     
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    I always recall Barnes being considered a top 10 pick. He was highly coveted coming out of high school. Like a top 10 overall recruit. Not trying to pick nits.

    I do remember people being surprised he got picked above a few players in the draft though.

    I’d love a Scottie Barnes on the Blazers. A 6’8 guy who can guard all positions and can operate the offense with the ball out of the high post. He’s like Ben Simmons but with his head on straight.
     
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    he pretty much went one pick higher than projected lol.
     
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    Yup. And a lot of people felt Suggs should have gone top 3
     
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    He rose up as the Draft got closer, and then was picked ahead of projection, but to start the season, he was down much much further. D69 liked him from doing a lot of research on Patrick Williams the year before and follow him through his recruiting, early team scrimmages, etc.
     
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    man, i really trust your insight given how much you appear to watch college ball, but your top 2 are the two guys i DONT want. this is conflicting.
     
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    Ha. I feel very similar. Duren would be good, but I want no part of Griffin
     
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