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The 2018 NBA Draft

Discussion in 'Mark Blount's Port Cellar: Celtics Forum' started by HomeRunBaker, May 26, 2017.

  1. djbayko

    djbayko Member SoSH Member

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    I don’t know this guy but based on the highlights, it looks like he can handle the rock pretty well. And as a big defensive player of the year, do we have someone who might be able to cover Embiid for the next 5 years?
     
  2. DannyDarwinism

    DannyDarwinism Member SoSH Member

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    From a Philly guy:

     
  3. Was (Not Wasdin)

    Was (Not Wasdin) family crest has godzilla SoSH Member

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    Hey now!
     
  4. AimingForYoko

    AimingForYoko Member SoSH Member

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    Gasper likes it so I'm in
     
  5. Devizier

    Devizier Member SoSH Member

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    Well, unlike a wing he will get minutes. Just not a lot of them.
     
  6. JCizzle

    JCizzle Member SoSH Member

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    Brad makes it work with entire backcourts that can't shoot, he'll manage ha
     
  7. NoXInNixon

    NoXInNixon Member SoSH Member

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    Love it. Mo Bamba lite. And still have the Sac pick.
     
  8. MuzzyField

    MuzzyField Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Do we think Al approves of the possibilities? If he's lazy, Al will beat his ass to a pulp and break him, I hope he's just in need of jolt.
     
  9. stp130

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    "Prolific rebounder"

    I'll take that.
     
  10. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Considering his lack of offensive skills, if he's not playing hard on D it's going to look really bad. But I think he'll be fine with Stevens and the players kicking his ass as needed.
     
  11. Manzivino

    Manzivino Member SoSH Member

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    Evans to the Warriors is a great pick. He’s going to feast on open 3s.
     
  12. HomeRunBaker

    HomeRunBaker bet squelcher SoSH Member

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    I actually think Williams is that certainty of a backup big rotation player and not a homerun since he doesn't have any offensive game.
     
  13. mcpickl

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    No. He's a kid.

    They'll need Baynes or a different veteran big man.

    Williams needs a year at Horford University.
     
  14. TripleOT

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    If BobWill doesn't play hard, he doesn't get on the court. What kind of a colossal dog do you have to be to join a team with vets like Kyrie, Horford, and Hawyard, and young, hard working stars like Tatum and Jaylen, and you don't put in a big effort?

    All this guy has to do is get and stay in great condition, run the floor, set picks and roll to the rim for lobs, hit the glass on both ends, and try on defense and he's going to play himself into a valuable contributor on a top 4 NBA team.
     
  15. BigSoxFan

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    The Smart to Williams alley oops are going to be glorious
     
  16. Manzivino

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    I look at it as a homerun from the standpoint of is he playable in the modern NBA if his offense doesn’t develop? The more I think about it the the more I believe he has a pretty solid floor as a defensive backup big barring him being a complete dog effortwise. I just think there’s more risk there than someone like Evans or Brunson.
     
  17. Devizier

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    Capela and DAJ have made it work without much offensive skill. As long as you're not Noel-level bad it'll probably be okay
     
  18. BaseballJones

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    At #27, Williams is a pretty ideal pick given this team's roster.

    I can't believe he lasted this long. Super pumped.
     
  19. Cellar-Door

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    Mixed bag on Williams. He'll eventually give you some of what Baynes does on defense, maybe more rim protection eventually, but likely less positional awareness. On offense..... he'll roll to the rim, but he's not going to be Baynes. There's no indication he'll develop a shot as his FT% is abysmal.

    Maybe they change the offense and try to make him a Capela clone? Overall seems like a career backup big is most likely his role.
     
  20. BigSoxFan

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    At #27, you’ll take that and run with it. He’s an energy big off the bench and will clean up the garbage. He’ll be useful to us once he matures a bit. I’m pumped and jacked right now.
     
  21. Big John

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    He may be a taller version of Montrezl Harrell, in which event it's a decent pick. Harrell can't shoot free throws wither.
     
  22. JCizzle

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    Just make Embiid's life a living hell for 25 min a game for the next decade and I'm happy.
     
  23. LondonSox

    LondonSox Robert the Deuce SoSH Member

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    I don't really get the comedy from everyone on the trade.
    I like zhaire, much higher ceiling much lower floor.
    I'd rather have Bridges, but he's overrated defensively esp on ball and I didn't buy any real upside from here.

    An unprotected first?!
    Look if zhaire doesn't shoot that sucks and is a major issue, but he's a better defender than Bridges is three years younger is more althetic and has a better first step.

    He's the most althetic player on the team, and good cutter. So he's gonna get dunks.
    He's also switchable 1-4

    I would bet on him developing his handle, his first step is elite but yeah he has to shoot for a home run.

    Edit also 2021 is the year one and done is probably done so extra juice that year? Two years of talent
     
  24. Montana Fan

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    There's value in a third big growing up in Brad's system. What's Brad been doing for the last few years? Putting phenomenal athletes in a position to be successful. If he fits with the C's mentally, he's the perfect type of athlete and the first athletic big guy that Danny has drafted for Brad.
     
  25. Montana Fan

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    Dude, we're all going to look back on that trade as a good one for Philly. I highly doubt you'll be making the pick. It's a valuable trade chip to push a deal over the edge.
     
  26. teddykgb

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    I’m excited to see his fit but his FT% is a huge red flag. They dont play the same position but Ojeleye was problematic at times last year due to shooting and its effect on spacing.
     
  27. ifmanis5

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  28. RoDaddy

    RoDaddy Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Here's one impressive scouting report on Williams, and something I imagine Stevens can do a lot with:

    "There are NBA bigs who have size and can defend on the perimeter. There are NBA bigs who have size and and can protect the rim. But, even in the NBA game, it is rare to find a big who can both defend on the perimeter and provide rim protection. Williams can do both."
     
  29. Saints Rest

    Saints Rest Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    My very first thought.
     
  30. Montana Fan

    Montana Fan Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Teams that didn't have a pick in the first round. Pistons, Rockets, Heat, Pelicans, Thunder, Raptors. What do they think of the C's getting BobbyBill at 27?
     
  31. LondonSox

    LondonSox Robert the Deuce SoSH Member

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    100% agree. Great trade chip.
     
  32. Big John

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    In Boston or in Dallas?
     
  33. DannyDarwinism

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    Let's just buy Melton or Bates-Diop and call it a night.
     
  34. Manzivino

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    Wasn’t most of the comedy the fact that Bridges was coming home and his Mom was all excited and oh wait now you’re going to Phoenix? Getting the Heat 2021 to move down 6 slots is great (even given that I like Bridges more than Smith).
     
  35. JCizzle

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    Danny is never going to trade Rozier. He told him on FaceTime we were taking Williams a pick ahead of time. Rozier is a trip.

     
  36. LondonSox

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    Yeah sure, but the thread was all he can't shoot sixers are dumb
    Shrug

    All I know colangelo last year traded up twice and .... Well

    This year sixers traded two seconds for 3 future seconds and an unprotected first for trading down.

    Hinkie byke
     
  37. Big John

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    Kevin Huerter slipping into oblivion. He was supposed to have a promise, but maybe not.
     
  38. BigSoxFan

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    Very good value trade. I just didn’t like the pick of Smith. Think Lonnie Walker would have been a better one or even Donte’s Inferno.
     
  39. BigSoxFan

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    Umm...he was picked at 19
     
  40. Big John

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    Missed it. I m
    I must have gone for coffee.
     
  41. benhogan

    benhogan Baynes Hogan SoSH Member

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    Seems like its been a 3-month coffee break
     
  42. GoDa

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    All these wizard GMs jerking around the 2nd round picks for kicks.
     
  43. Reverend

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    I may live to regret asking thus but... I need to ask:

    It never occurred to you to check the internet to see who had been drafted? I’m legitimately curious.
     
  44. Manzivino

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    Sixers start the early recruiting of Giannis, love the long game.
     
  45. luckiestman

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    Don’t give no lip to Big John
     
  46. Reverend

    Reverend for king and country Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I’m trying to learn how humans think.
     
  47. Jed Zeppelin

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    We're going to hate on everything they do whether we think it's good or not. As hate goes this was real mild. Sorry for not doing backflips over a decent but not overwhelmingly good move.

    Overall the sequence went MCW for LA pick, LA pick for lower pick with some more upside and a potentially good future pick. So, yeah, shrug sounds about right.
     
  48. chilidawg

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    Bates-Diop dropping to 48 is a surprise, he would have been a nice 2nd round pick up.
     
  49. chilidawg

    chilidawg Member SoSH Member

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    He's been drinkin since the river took Emmy Lou.
     
  50. ehaz

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    Bamba per 40: 17.1 PTS/14 REB/0.7 AST/4.9 BLK/1.0 STL/8.9 DBPM

    Williams: 16.2 PTS/ 14.4 REB/ 2.2 AST/ 4.1 BLK/ 1.2 STL/9.4 DBPM
     

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