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Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


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Hope he really does opt out of the draft or at least that we don't take him. Has some nice passing ability, especially some of those touch passes. However, looked too slow on defense and his shot looked worse than I thought. Can't create offense (his own or for a teammate) unless he's in transition or can get past his man, but doesn't have a great, or even good, first step.

Yes, he's got potential, but I'd rather him be someone else's project.

Started new thread b/c other 2 about him were dying down, figured it'd get lost in the shuffle.


eta: Though it would be cool to add a guy with 2 mustaches to go along with our guy with 1 eyebrow.



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Fun Bunch
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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


Tell me more about your expert impressions on a player based on a 17 minute highlight video on youtube.





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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


Do not want.





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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


I've heard some scouts believe he is probably destined to play a stretch 4 type of role in the NBA. Wouldn't really feel our needs, since we already have one of those..





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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


Tell me more about why you're a dick. GFY

Posting my opinion just like you and everyone else on here.






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quail man
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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


sweet frick let's just rename this board the Saric board.

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Started new thread b/c other 2 about him were dying down, figured it'd get lost in the shuffle.


no you didn't. you started another thread just to start a thread. none of the other 5 saric threads on this board have died down in the past few days, especially the 100+ reply one






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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


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Tell me more about why you're a dick. GFY

Posting my opinion just like you and everyone else on here.



Look, there are players I like and don't like, just like anyone else.

But to say "I'm not impressed" based on a youtube video is something I hate in the internet era. You really don't know anything about him, to be honest. How's his footwork? Basketball IQ? What do advanced analytics say about him in very particular circumstances?

I don't know. And you certainly can't either be impressed or unimpressed from a short video.

I do like the things I have heard and seen. But its not enough to be "impressed or unimpressed" by.






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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


You mean the one that is arguing the merits of McNamara or the one that is arguing the merits of McNamara?

Neither are still talking about Saric as a player.






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Fun Bunch
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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


Its a good video, by the way.

I just HATE the online scouts everyone seems to become by watching a highlight video. Its a pet peeve of mine, one that I am sometimes guilty of as well. Its nothing personal.






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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


quote:

Look, there are players I like and don't like, just like anyone else.


Saying the same thing in a different way. Sorry you don't like "not impressed", but I do not like him for a Pelican. I think we can do better.

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How's his footwork? Basketball IQ? What do advanced analytics say about him in very particular circumstances?


Footwork, slow. IQ, high. "The Pelicans should not draft him." - analytics regarding the draft

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And you certainly can't either be impressed or unimpressed from a short video.


Yet, somehow I am unimpressed.









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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


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I just HATE the online scouts everyone seems to become by watching a highlight video. Its a pet peeve of mine, one that I am sometimes guilty of as well. Its nothing personal.


It's all we have to base our opinion on. Limited videos and the opinions of numerous "experts" that do spend more time scouting them. Just try to take their evaluations with that of our own from what we have access too and see how we think their game will translate to the next level. I

enjoy it, never claimed to be an expert by any means. I do consider myself to have a fairly high basketball IQ, though admittedly that doesn't necessarily translate to a good talent scout.

Just thought that was the best video of him for those purposes that I've seen yet. Wanted to share with the board.







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supe12sta12z
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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


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Its a good video, by the way.

I just HATE the online scouts everyone seems to become by watching a highlight video. Its a pet peeve of mine, one that I am sometimes guilty of as well. Its nothing personal.



I agree with you. These videos seem to cherry pick plays and base their entire assessment off of it. Let's say a prospect is said to lack footspeed. The person who makes the video focuses all of his energy in finding the plays where it makes his point. There may be 10 plays in the stretch of 5 games where he uses to argue his point. But never acknowledges how well he may be guarding his opponent overall.

There's so much emotions, bias, and stereotyping in these videos. It's hard to get a good gauge on the prospects if you don't watch them regularly. Frankly, I think people put way too much emphasis on them and it really influence their opinions on the said prospect. You can never get a good enough idea of the prospect to formulate your own opinions without watching them play.






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Gtothemoney
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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


Yep. Like I said before, these videos can make you look like a stud and a bum in the matter of minutes.





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ssgtiger
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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


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Neither are still talking about Saric as a player.


So post this in there to rekindle the conversation. Don't start another thread.

Not to mention as Fun said to base your opinion on a player on a 17 minute video is absurd.






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ssgtiger
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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


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It's all we have to base our opinion on.


How about the fact that Demps, a person who has scouted many players home and abroad, seems by all accounts to think he can play? That's good enough for me.






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ssgtiger
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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


quote:

"The Pelicans should not draft him." - analytics regarding the draft


What?






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That's BS
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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


Was a joke, though admittedly a weak one, regarding the questions he asked that I quoted right above.

In the future I will post it in an already hijacked thread just to prevent getting my balls busted.

I mean no harm, just enjoy this board b/c it's slow enough to follow just about every thread. Trying to contribute here and there.

Now, /highjack.

Back to Saric.

Agreed one 17 min video isn't enough to make a decision on a player, but that, with the numerous other videos I've seen and the mixed bag of scouting reports I've read have me thinking I'd rather someone else. Of course, in Demps I trust, so if he stays in the draft and the Pels take him, I'll quickly become a big fan of him.







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eyeran
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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


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Its a good video, by the way.

I just HATE the online scouts everyone seems to become by watching a highlight video. Its a pet peeve of mine, one that I am sometimes guilty of as well. Its nothing personal.
The entire board should be shut down in the offseason then.

3 weeks ago nobody here had ever heard of Saric. Now half the board's disappointed that we won't get to draft him.

How many people here are actually basing opinions on actual games they've watched?

I'd say almost no one based off the way the board's collective mind changes on prospects weekly, daily, even though most of these guys haven't played in months.






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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


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3 weeks ago nobody here had ever heard of Saric. Now half the board's disappointed that we won't get to draft him.


I think your overall point is true, but I don't think this is accurate. Most people seem relieved that Demps won't be tempted to take a guy there aren't enough highlights and stats of to form a proper opinion.






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supe12sta12z
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re: Dario Saric Draftexpress scouting video...not impressed.


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The entire board should be shut down in the offseason then.

3 weeks ago nobody here had ever heard of Saric. Now half the board's disappointed that we won't get to draft him.

How many people here are actually basing opinions on actual games they've watched?

I'd say almost no one based off the way the board's collective mind changes on prospects weekly, daily, even though most of these guys haven't played in months.


Whether or not anyone has heard of him prior to a couple of weeks ago is irrelevant. You don't have to know who a prospect is prior to watch them play. There are game tapes out there if you can actually find them. If you're resourceful enough, it's not too hard to find.






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