With the 7th pick in the 2024 NBA Draft, The Portland Trailblazers select. . .

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  1. andalusian

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    The Ringer's latest big board has Sarr falling to 7th (or is it how they rate the prospects? Can't tell).

    https://nbadraft.theringer.com/?_ga=2.149042166.1335348249.1718986233-1168899683.1712160939

    I have not seen any of these guys, I personally like that big board because they give you idea based on resemblance to NBA players, how accurate it is, hard to tell, but some of these guys that people are salivating about are not that enticing. They describe Salaun, for example, as shade of Chandler Parsons, not something I would be excited about... Risacher is described as shades of Tobias Harris, Harrison (effin) Barnes - another prospect that does not make me that excited...

    Of course, all these comparisons could be nonsense, but given that I have no other reference, the only ones that seem interesting at the top are Sarr, Buzellis, Castle, Sheppard and Carter
     
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    In a draft that's supposedly terrible you wouldn't be happy with a Harrison Barnes or Chandler Parsons? Both of those guys had very good NBA careers.
     
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    I would prefer one of the other 5 mentioned over them as the comparison is a lot more enticing to me.

    What I am saying is that there are a lot of people that sing Salaun as the next Giannis, where this comparison makes him the next Chandler Parsons. I am not that excited about that, to be honest. They describe Castle, for example, as shades of Andre Iguodala, that's a lot more exciting, imho.

    Again, this could all be nonsense, but I like it simply because it gives someone like me that paid so little attention to these guys some reference.
     
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    My guy Jake Fischer also reiterated that Portland has called Houston for #3.

    Also said Portland is high on Clingan.
     
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    I wouldn't spend a lot of time worrying about a projection of a raw 18 year-old. For better or worse (i.e. Zack Collins) a player that young and raw could be turned into any number of different types of players. To me its more about high-end talent, which is what this team needs. Sarr would be great, Buzelis meh, and Castle, Sheppard and Carter are, in my opinion, too duplicative of our young core to be worth even considering.
     
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    that would be a dream but Fischer notes here that Washington is laser focused on Sarr at 2
    https://t.co/xZwGCT1nQO
     
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    i can’t believe they would actually put this out there..do they not care about their credibility? Sarr is not getting past Washington at #2.

    what a joke
     
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    Two MORE 6'2" guards.....outstanding!
     
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    The guy that's supposed to go FIRST for the past 6 months?
     
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    He seems to be one hell of an athlete; I wonder why he stayed in college so long. Almost 24 years old. Here are his minuses from Ringer; they mock him at 30.
    MINUSES
    • He hasn’t defended as well as an upperclassman. His effort isn’t the same as it was in his underclassman years at Texas Tech. Though he carries a heavier offensive workload now, he should still maintain his tone-setting approach from years prior.

    • He’s a bit undersized to have the type of versatility of the league’s greatest defenders, so there’s a cap on his potential.

    • Streaky shooter over his five years in college. He shoots well from the line but hasn’t been able to translate it to the perimeter other than in his junior season.

    • He doesn’t have a reliable floater. He shot at below a 20 percent clip during his four collegiate seasons, per Synergy Sports.
     
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    Yes, they have a mock draft and then also how he rates the talent. This is not the mock. Here is the mock with Risacher first, then Sarr.
    https://nbadraft.theringer.com/mock-draft
     
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    People still struggling with the difference between a mock draft and a big board/ rankings
     
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    So I saw the Richasner guy going 1st today somewhere and the above mock has him going 15th??
     
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    He has 281 followers. Seems like he should have less.
    Stephen Castle is not a NBA-level prospect?
     
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    Ah shit, the guy has 1,000 less followers than my daughter.....nevermind. Why would this guy share his mock draft on here?
     
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    See my above post
     
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    The whole idea of the draft is to worry about the projection of every player, be it 18 years old or otherwise, that statement does not make sense to me.

    If you think this guy has a reasonable chance to be Giannis, sure, if you think he only has a reasonable chance to be Parsons... that's quite a difference, no?
     
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    I have no idea if this is an assessment of where they will be drafted or how good they will be, I suspect it is the 2nd...
     
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    Can you link to your kid's mock draft please? The forum is ready to debate it.
     
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