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The 2018 NBA Draft

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

  1. Eddie Jurak

    Eddie Jurak Go Leafs Go Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    It's easy to dunk on the Sixers here because the picked up another questionable shooter. But at least one of the draft gurus (KOC) had him rated above Bridges. And the first, and save a bit of cap space. At worst, it isn't a bad deal.
    Yes, exactly. I think the big question on him will be shooting, which could limit his future role. But, in a role, the Celtics can put him on the floor with shooters.
  2. snowmanny

    snowmanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Yeah most people think the trade was good given the pick coming back and the salary drop and the likelihood that anyone in that range is more likely to miss than hit anyway. Bridges might be a solid player but maybe Philly was hoping someone else would slide. The jokes were more about Zhaire than the trade - at least mine was - so I'll stipulate that 1) the trade was probably good; 2) I have no idea how good either Markelle or Zhaire will be this year as they compete with each other for minutes.
  3. Marbleheader

    Marbleheader Dope Dope

    Imagine how heads would have exploded if the Lakers pick ended up #6 with Bamba there and it went to Philly because Danny put a top 5 protection on it.
  4. MillarTime

    MillarTime Member SoSH Member

    Danny has won the deal in a landslide at this point. I think we would have been OK.
  5. JohnnyTheBone

    JohnnyTheBone Member SoSH Member

    I am so disappointed that I wasn't around to make this comment, but elated that someone did. Kudos, chilidawg.
  6. Big John

    Big John lurker

    Just jet lagged. Feel free to fire away.
    Williams may have been the best pure rebounder in the draft-- and one of the worst shooters-- but I'm confident that Stevens will figure out how to make him successful. I also see the pick as an indication that Ainge will do his best to retain Smart instead of replacing him with someone like Jacob Evans or Bruce Brown.
  7. JohnnyTheBone

    JohnnyTheBone Member SoSH Member

    Just havin' fun, Big John!
  8. Big John

    Big John lurker

    I got the reference. Crazy Horse fan.
  9. Big John

    Big John lurker

    Quite a few undrafted players have reportedly signed NBA deals (mostly 2-way) e.g. Kendrick Nunn (GS), Angel Delgado (LAC), Alonzo Trier (NYK), Malik Newman (LAL), Rawle Atkins (TOR) and Joel Berry II (LAL).

    I've seen nothing on Billy Preston or Brandon McCoy, just to name two. It will be interesting to see how Ainge fills out his Summer league roster and then the Red Claws roster.
    #1709 Big John, Jun 22, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2018
  10. DannyDarwinism

    DannyDarwinism Member SoSH Member

    I'd like to see New Bedford's Own Bonzie Colson get a shot. Really undersized for a PF, but productive as hell at Notre Dame. Could have a Chuck Hayes type career if given a chance (or two or three) but he's a weird-ass player who's probably destined for a career abroad.
  11. dcmissle

    dcmissle Deflatigator Lifetime Member SoSH Member

  12. bosockboy

    bosockboy Member SoSH Member

  13. Big John

    Big John lurker

    Why not come down hard on teams that leak their picks ahead of the draft? It's the media's job to report what they are told by their sources, isn't it?

    As for the Celtics, I'd like to see Bonzie Colson as well. He led the ACC in rebounding at 6-4. Washburn is reporting that in addition to the usual suspects (Bird, Allen, Ojeleye, Williams, etc.) the Celtics are adding Jarell Eddie and Justin Bibbs. Jarrod Uthoff is also rumored to be on the radar. I know nothing about Bibbs, but I liked Uthoff coming out of Iowa.
  14. djbayko

    djbayko Member SoSH Member

    Why not "who cares"? You also have to consider that some information is bad. It's all part of the game. Just let it happen. I don't see how it's hurting the product at all.
  15. Big John

    Big John lurker

    I certainly don't care, and I'm fine with the status quo. But if the league is going to come down on someone, it ought to be on the leakers, not the media.
  16. chilidawg

    chilidawg Member SoSH Member

    Sorry, that line comes into my head everytime I see your name pop up. Crazy Horse fan too.
  17. Big John

    Big John lurker

    It's better to burn out than to fade away...
  18. Swedgin

    Swedgin Member SoSH Member

    Zach Lowe made a great point on this pod which I have not seen or heard elsewhere regarding the trade.

    Phoenix traded the Lakers pick (which they had acquired as part of the Nash trade) to Philly as part of the MCW/Brandon Knight deal with Philly/Bucks deal. Phoenix then traded Goran Dragic for two Miami number ones (2018 and 2021). The Lakers pick conveyed this year and Philly used it to select Bridges. The Suns then re-aqcuired the Lakers pick (Bridges) by sending both of the Miami picks (2018 #16 and the unprotected 2021) in the Miami deal to Philly.

    So in effect the Suns traded Goran Dragic and two first round picks for Brandon Knight and a pick they already had (Miles Bridges). As Zach said "Not great Bob"
  19. JohnnyTheBone

    JohnnyTheBone Member SoSH Member

    He tried to do his best, but he could not.
  20. LondonSox

    LondonSox Robert the Deuce SoSH Member

    Sixers had already traded that pick to the mavs btw.

    Really pretty happy with the sixers draft
    Picked up an unprotected first from a team with no cap space and eh talent.
    Picked up three (someone said 4 but I think 3) future seconds, essentially rolling 3 picks

    Picked up arguably the most althletic player in the draft, with good BbIQ and good POA defender (which they lacked). One reason I'm high on Zhaire is that he can play now and not hurt you, he sets screens, defends, rebounds and cuts well. He's not going to kill you on the floor while he learns.

    For a projectable althlete often iq and defense are problems.
    The shot, honestly I have no idea. It looks fine and FT% of 70+ as an 18 year old true fresh isn't... BAD
    But that is the big question.

    His upside is huge, two way player, shooter and or secondary creator. His floor is a defensive player who people play off, but not TOOO much as his althletic ability is tricky to recover to.
    I was not sure about him 10th, I was on the fence. But less money, a pick yeah.

    They also took two shooters I hadn't scouted much.
    Landry Shamet can shoot from all three levels and seems a not awful defender.
    Shake Milton is an interesting 3&d guy late. Can shoot and has 7 ft wingspan on his 6'5" frame.

    Shamet can pass and create a bit, Milton can do better than many 3&d types as he played phone at times in college.
    Both are shooters with other skills. Given the roster unclear how much they will see of the court
  21. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

  22. nighthob

    nighthob Member SoSH Member

  23. Sprowl

    Sprowl Emile de Becque Dope


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