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  1. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    We better get a coach that will play and develop our #6 pick. Unless we get lucky and resign Mario we have a track record that is not real good!
  2. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I hope a big guy is available to us first and foremost. But I do think we would be remiss in not bringing Trae in for an individual workout. Put him against NBA players, some taller, some quicker and see how he shoots, how he drives, how he plays defense. Only true way we will confirm what he can do at an elite level. He may show he can play at this level (my inclination) or at least confirm what those who think not to pick him think about him. Not doing that at all would not be due diligence!
  3. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I see it as a reality question. Toronto, Boston, Philly and Cleveland Unless LeBron leaves) all in for next year's playoffs. I would add Washington and Indiana (who has cap money) as pretty solid bets to make it in. That leaves Milwaukee and Miami. Bucks should get there again. Therefore we would have to beat out Miami. The addition of one player at pick 6 (and the probable trades of other veterans making us younger) is unlikely to get us into the playoffs. Unless we pull off some incredible Magic. Realistically we will be in the lottery for hopefully only one more year. Definitely not a big man or point guard class next year. Full of quality 2's and 3's!
  4. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Porter, Jr. not interviewing with us probably because he has been reading this site...lol. Unless he gets a bad medical report looks like he will be gone by #6 which is good for us to get a big guy. Then, as many on this site have advocated, we can manufacture a trade to get one of the Clipper's picks, I would at least engage Philly also (pick 10).
  5. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    It is frustrating because you ignore what you want to. The very first part of the video was attacking the basket, dribbling and driving around players with what the narrator called a "right foot quick step". The very last part was pushing in transition with the narrator commenting on Porter' Jr's athleticism, ability to handle the ball, and shoot deep. Narrator also noted how the defense against Porter was to play off him to STOP his drive to the basket thus he turns to his pull up shots. I also saw on the video he was on a team with Trae Young (thought I saw someone who resembled Jonathon Isaac on the opposing team) for those highlights. I recollect his stats as 33 points, 12-16 shooting, 5-6 three pointers, 4-4 FT 6 RB, 3 assists, 1 steal and one block-pretty complete player. Video showed even though he not bring the ball up the floor (I bet Trae Young did that) when the ball was in his hands he could drive to the basket, could stop and shoot a pull up jumper, could shoot 3 point shots if D played off him, I think that is a pretty good indication of offense initiation.
  6. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Yes you are..Forget opinions...here is 8 minutes of video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkHjwinwL88
  7. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    One thing I have learned over the many years I have debated others is that when people resort to name calling and dismiss opinions of experts and multiple sources they have lost the debate every time. I will acknowledge in our debate that clone was the wrong term. But handling the ball and being the offensive initiator like Simmons and the ability to beat his defender to drive to the basket because he can shoot, though, is mentioned in his skillset. How he will fit in an offense will evolve based on his team's makeup. And I did acknowledge the medical folks must do their due diligence. Mike1989's recent post on multiple projected mock drafts seem to clearly show his injury is non-consequential. Also show we probably will not get him!!!
  8. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Self revealing???????????? Look at Mike1989's post 3 hours ago. Experts know something on who and where Porter is drafted!!!!!!
  9. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Thank you for dealing in facts. But the point was to show that there is supporting documentation that Porter can handle the ball, not as well as Simmons, but he is not inept. And he shoots much better than Simmons already. Skill sets not identical but both pose different types of mismatches. His injury is problematic but he couild be the steal of the draft if he falls to #6.
  10. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I love exclamation points!!!! I am a he who deals in facts and assessments not just opinions with no merit. Like Simmons as a projected #1 pick, Porter, Jr was also a projected # 1 pick. Fact!!! Like Simmons Porter was a SF/PF with some guard like skills. Fact!!! Simmons a better ball handler who needed to improve his shooting. Fact!!! Porter. Jr a better shooter who needed to improve his ball handling. FACT!!! Both projected to be potential offensive initiators!! Fact!!!! I have no idea about Porter, Jr's injury and it's long term implications. That is up to the medical folks to determine. I do not recollect Philly projecting Simmons to be their PG until last summer or Brown of Boston to play SG until this year when they saw their progress and ability. Porter. Jr may not play PG but may play SG or even point forward. Until his injury this fall Porter was considered the #1 pick in the 2018 NBA draft. Fact!!! If his back injury is over and I think it is he has the skill set to be an All star type player!!!! And we probably have a .04% chance to get him at #6!!!
  11. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I did not have to look very far but here is just one example http://www.draftexpress.com/article/The-Top-Ten-Performers-at-the-2016-FIBA-U18-Americas-Championship-5638/ Let me know if you give up after you read this!!!!
  12. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Just simply reporting the facts......."Porter’s long-term outlook includes some level of primary initiator equity, which is why he’s such a coveted prospect" http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/michael-porter-jr-injury-update-news-return-missouri-nba-draft-2018-scouting-report/n7wi3gzjg9xo14tom38hphov4 and this one on Simmons http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Ben-Simmons-61928/ No they are not the same with each having some strengths the other does not have and vice versa with many overlapping similarities. Check out Porter's stats and assessment in the America's championship U18 in Chile from 7/19-7/23 and then respond with something other than an opinion!
  13. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    No scouting report was post high school report vs current time and tracy and I see the ball handling improvement and is why Tracy see's similarity in Porter's game as his!!
  14. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Obviously Tracy McGrady and I disagree with your assessment. I will go with McGrady over you!!
  15. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    All three of these are fine because Porter could fit as a 2 (like Brown on Boston) or point forward (like Simmons from Philly) so i could see a lineup of Gordon/Isaac/Porter or Young or Bamba together!