2019 Draft Megathread

JCizzle

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The only reason I'm still up is to see if Bol Bol is selected in the 2nd round. If he goes undrafted I will die in peace. I'm guessing somebody has to take him though at some point.
LOL I love the hate even though I want the guy.
 

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Late to the party but Langford is a classic DA pick (BTW, I wonder if DA knows that his picks are typecast) - highly rated HS player who had a less-than-steller first year of college. If anyone wants to feel better about this pick, read this: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/an-insiders-look-at-romeo-langford/

Bottom line: top athlete; great work ethic; untapped potential. DA loves these guys. Let's hope he can refine his shooting mechanics.
 

Cellar-Door

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That open workout he had for teams last week is making more sense now. They must have seen this possibility coming.
I mean, most people I've seen had him ranked in the 20s as a prospect, falling into the second isn't THAT big of a surprise. I mean I'd have been more surprised at him going top 15 than dropping into the 30's or even 40s.
 

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Bol's camp told ESPN they thought he might slide. A litlte surprised they let him come to the draft.

I agree with the comment he likely is off a lot of boards altogether---that has to be a part of this, between medicals and teams who already have several bigs he's probably looking at a much smaller set of teams.
 

BigMike

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Nice pickup at this point for Indy (Okpala Stanford)

Never mind, going to Miami for 3 futre 2nd round picks)
 

djbayko

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I mean, most people I've seen had him ranked in the 20s as a prospect, falling into the second isn't THAT big of a surprise. I mean I'd have been more surprised at him going top 15 than dropping into the 30's or even 40s.
He had huge variance in his grades. As high as top 10 (crazy IMO) through 20s. Betting markets these past couple of days put him between 14-17.
 

Cellar-Door

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Bol is there for the taking.
Sure... but who knows what him medicals look like, a guy who had to have a bone graft from his pelvis to fix his foot and is 7'2" and has no muscle in his legs is concerning. He might be an interesting gamble, but impossible to know without knowing what his medicals looked like
 

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I'd prefer the guy who can shoot and play defense in 2019.
I don't think there is any real indication he'll necessarily be better at either of those at the NBA level. They're similar defenders and Langford has better tools. As for shooting.... NCAA 3pt% is not very predictive, the FT% is more so.
 

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Sure... but who knows what him medicals look like, a guy who had to have a bone graft from his pelvis to fix his foot and is 7'2" and has no muscle in his legs is concerning. He might be an interesting gamble, but impossible to know without knowing what his medicals looked like
Bol's body is so bad that even Billy Beane has him off his board.
 

Kliq

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Rooting for Bol Bol's continued embarrassment is a weird way to spend your Thursday night.
 

DannyDarwinism

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Watched this kid in the tourney game in Hartford and loved him. So tough and strong, with unlimited range.
He’s a better shooter than his numbers even indicate because he takes so many pulls ups from way deep. Over 10 three attempts per game! He’s a great spot-up shooter. Instant offense. Strong as shit too- more bench reps than most bigs. Fights on D.
 

HomeRunBaker

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I don't think there is any real indication he'll necessarily be better at either of those at the NBA level. They're similar defenders and Langford has better tools. As for shooting.... NCAA 3pt% is not very predictive, the FT% is more so.
Romeo had torn ligaments in his shooting thumb last year and played with his shooting hand heavily bandaged. Shooting is the easiest skill to improve and Romeo has fantastic ball skills as a 2 who really plays like a modern-day one with a ton of iso.
 

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I don’t get how a guy like Edwards is there at 33. Seems like he has real potential the way the league is now.
 

HomeRunBaker

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Rooting for Bol Bol's continued embarrassment is a weird way to spend your Thursday night.
It's more watching those draftnits who had him going mid-first lose their minds on television and Twitter. I had already circled this night as a blackout date in my life.
 

Cellar-Door

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Romeo had torn ligaments in his shooting thumb last year and played with his shooting hand heavily bandaged. Shooting is the easiest skill to improve and Romeo has fantastic ball skills as a 2 who really plays like a modern-day one with a ton of iso.
Yeah, despite not liking the pick my post was defending him as better than Keldon. Though we disagree on shooting being the easiest skill to improve. I think it's defense by a mile.
 

djbayko

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He’s a better shooter than his numbers even indicate because he takes so many pulls ups from way deep. Over 10 three attempts per game! He’s a great spot-up shooter. Instant offense. Strong as shit too- more bench reps than most bigs. Fights on D.
Yeah, the first thing I noticed in that video I posted is that he has a ton of bulk for a short guard. And yet he can still sprint past everyone on the fast break.
 

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I had a passing intuition that we might take Shamorie Ponds with one of our 2nd rounders, but probably not now.