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Posted by TotesMcGotes on 2/7 at 11:22 pm to Hazelnut
Porter needs to gain a good bit of weight. Seems like he could be a slightly poorer man's Nicolas Batum.


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Posted by THRILLHO on 2/7 at 11:24 pm to TotesMcGotes
With Lance Thomas/X backing up Aminu, I'd be happy with a homeless man's Batum.


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Posted by Hazelnut on 2/7 at 11:28 pm to THRILLHO
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With Lance Thomas/X backing up Aminu, I'd be happy with a homeless man's Batum.


Exactly
And if we can get a solid contributor at the 3 out of this draft, then I'd consider it a huge success.



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Posted by CovSaint53 on 2/7 at 11:34 pm to Hazelnut
If we get someone in the draft that will be a contributor for the next few years, I'll be happy.


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Posted by MrWiseGuy on 2/7 at 11:35 pm to Hazelnut
Porter is just a basketball player. Plain and simple.

Thompson III raves about his defensive I.Q. How he makes the correct defensive rotation every time.

He's slender and not overly athletic, yet still manages 7.5 rebounds a game.

He contributes in many categories. Averaging 2.5 APG and nearly 3 blocks and steals combined per game.

He's greatly improved his shooting ability from last year. Going from 22% beyond the arc last year to 46% this year. And he's gone 12-22 from three in his last five games.


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Posted by danman6336 on 2/8 at 12:27 am to MrWiseGuy
SF is a bigger need, but I think we should really look at C or a combo guard with this year's really mediocre SF crop. There's just more talent at those spots than SF, and we can try and address SF in free agency.

If we get somewhere around 5-7 we could have:

C: Len or Zeller. I'm really not sure Lopez is the answer starting at C. He's a solid backup, but that's it. Bring in Zeller or Len and split minutes with Lopez and devlop one of those younger guys.

PG/SG: I think this is actually a pretty good draft as far as combo guards. At 5-7 we could have Smart, Carter-Williams, and McCollum all around for that pick. All of them have size, all three can play a little point and off-guard.

If we go SF, the only two that we should even consider would be Bennett or Porter. Muhammed won't be there, and I'm actually pretty meh on him anyway.

We only have two guards that are even NBA level, and a bunch of scrub d-leaguers. I'm all for Rivers developing or whatever, but as of right now I don't see much ever really coming from him in the NBA.

Just my two cents



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Posted by danman6336 on 2/8 at 12:29 am to MrWiseGuy
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Porter is just a basketball player. Plain and simple.

He's a stud, but from what I've read he's a bit of a project kind of guy. I'm not sure I'd be too thrilled about drafting another guy that will take 2-3 years to be decent.

Bennett is who we really need to look at for SF, imo. But he's gone, Porter is definitely the number two guy.



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Posted by THRILLHO on 2/8 at 12:38 am to danman6336
Bennett doesn't seem like he's capable of defending opposing 3's. He looks like a inside the paint type player on offense as well. He reminds me a lot of Landry, which would be a great pick in the 6-10 range if we weren't loaded at PF.


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Posted by drake20 on 2/8 at 12:47 am to danman6336
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Bennett is who we really need to look at for SF, imo. But he's gone, Porter is definitely the number two guy.


can't see him playing SF in the NBA...i think he'll have some of the same problems as Aminu if he's played out of position. Bennett will be better at PF, imo.




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Posted by drake20 on 2/8 at 12:59 am to danman6336
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C: Len or Zeller. I'm really not sure Lopez is the answer starting at C. He's a solid backup, but that's it. Bring in Zeller or Len and split minutes with Lopez and devlop one of those younger guys.



problem here is who is getting the minutes? there aren't a lot of minutes for Lopez and Len/Zeller to share if Davis and Anderson get the minutes they should....the team doesn't need more bigs. If they want to upgrade at C, Lopez will be gone, imo.

...Lopez is putting up 16 and 8 per 36 minutes with a great PER. he's young and cheap...I don't get bringing in another guy that likely won't produce like that his rookie season.

Lopez is a very solid 3rd big, imo...It doesn't really matter if he's the starter on paper

...Davis obviously has a lot of improvement coming, but Lopez and Anderson could continue improving also.

I think backup guards and SF are the biggest needs right now.


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Posted by LSUIEGRAD13 on 2/8 at 1:10 am to drake20
Shabbus = do not want



I truly haven't seen a player more over hyped than him in a long time.



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Posted by supe12sta12z on 2/8 at 1:22 am to LSUIEGRAD13
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Shabbus = do not want



I truly haven't seen a player more over hyped than him in a long time.


What? Muhammad isn't really hyped up anymore than any big time guard coming into college. A weak draft up top is the only reason why people have him at #1. even then, He's wasn't even a unanimous #1 in a draft where people don't expect any superstars.

The last player to be hyped up as the next great was Drummond and he laid an egg at UConn.



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Posted by LSUIEGRAD13 on 2/8 at 1:44 am to supe12sta12z
I feel like he gets a good bit of hype.


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Posted by DJ3K on 2/8 at 2:22 am to realtalk
What's the scouting report on Deshaun Thomas? SF for Ohio State. How yall feel about his game?


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Posted by LSUIEGRAD13 on 2/8 at 2:38 am to DJ3K
If I remember correctly his measurables are going to be pretty bad. I think he is like 6'6 without shoes on. The dude can flat out score so I would be down with drafting him in the 2nd round somehow. He won't be a lotto guy.


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Posted by VOR on 2/8 at 7:05 am to LSUIEGRAD13
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I feel like he gets a good bit of hype.


On this board, he has his cheerleaders.



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Posted by JohnZeroQ on 2/8 at 7:30 am to VOR
Again, I think we can do better than Shabazz.


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Posted by VOR on 2/8 at 7:37 am to JohnZeroQ
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Again, I think we can do better than Shabazz.



IMO, it's a mistake to count on anything from this current draft to be an immediate upgrade. Not saying we can't get some help, but I think anyone we get will be a project (unless our draft choice turns out to be one of those surprises that come along once in awhile).

P.S. Don't tell WiskyMike. Boy'll get testy on you.



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Posted by Jester on 2/8 at 7:56 am to VOR
Don't really care for his pouting over another teammate taking and making the winning shot last night. Selfish behavior.


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Posted by Jester on 2/8 at 7:59 am to VOR
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P.S. Don't tell WiskyMike. Boy'll get testy on you.


Cheep wisky will do that to ya


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