Payton Pritchard drafted #26 overall

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Given how little BW signed for with GS, I think he would have been a bit of a safer bet to fill the 3rd PG slot. We already know that BW can play defense and hit catch and shoot 3s. But, Pritchard certainly has more upside - since we know at age 31 or whatever, BW is what he is. If it were me, I would have kept BW and take a swing at someone else with this pick. Time will tell.
Safer maybe, but does that safety really matter? Wanamaker really has no upside at all and we already know he's someone we don't really want on the court during the playoffs. So what purpose does he really have? Unless Payton completely spits the bit, any drop off from him to Wanamaker should be immaterial. Plus, there's a chance Payton is actually better. Being a 4 year player in college, I wouldn't be that shocked if he can contribute right out of the gate too.

I didn't like the pick either but had no one else in mind so I'll trust Ainge on this one. I don't think Pritchard has much upside either but there's some things to like.
 

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Nice montage of Pritchard's shots. He has more moves than I had thought previously. On offense I think he can score effectively working within a CBS game plan.

What I am still waiting to see is whether or not he has the quickness to play effective perimeter defense in the NBA.

I really am anticipating this upcoming season. It should be fun watch all the youngsters in action.
 

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I watched some of the highlight video. He looks like a player I hated, Jameer Nelson. On the one hand to get a player of that caliber at 26 is great value on the other, wow, did I hate watching Jameer Nelson play that brief time he was on the Cs.
 

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He looks like a guy who can do what Wanamaker does and maybe generate looks off the dribble too. Lower floor, higher ceiling. Will probably hide him against second units for a while, and he should be fine.
 

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Well, it was only 6 games he played for the Celtics, so at least your pain was short-lived.
 

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I would feel better about his game if I saw more floaters. He seems to be able to get defenders on is hip - but I worry about him getting blocked by help. He has tight handles. But i think the two questions are can he get anything going to the basket (thus the floaters) and can he play enough defense to get on the court... I don't see evidence in the montage of either, which doesn't mean the answer is "he cant" but it isn't the vids...

I am intreagued though.
 

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I would feel better about his game if I saw more floaters. He seems to be able to get defenders on is hip - but I worry about him getting blocked by help. He has tight handles. But i think the two questions are can he get anything going to the basket (thus the floaters) and can he play enough defense to get on the court... I don't see evidence in the montage of either, which doesn't mean the answer is "he cant" but it isn't the vids...

I am intreagued though.
Weiss did a decent article on him in the Athletic a few days ago--Pritchard getting to that little 10-15 foot jumper instead of a floater is a feature, not a bug.

The defense is a massive concern, and probably what determines whether he sticks in the league.
 

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10-15 foot jumper instead of a floater is a feature, not a bug.
This is probably a lesson some NBA players could stand to learn. Some guys in the league just shoot that 10-15 footer better than they do the floater. Mitchell, for example, shot 39% on floaters and 48.5% on pullup 2s. He shot 41.5% at 5-9 feet (typical floater range) and 50.3 from 10-14 feet.
 

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This is probably a lesson some NBA players could stand to learn. Some guys in the league just shoot that 10-15 footer better than they do the floater. Mitchell, for example, shot 39% on floaters and 48.5% on pullup 2s. He shot 41.5% at 5-9 feet (typical floater range) and 50.3 from 10-14 feet.
Yes, although it’s a bit more complicated than choosing to take the shot. If you watch Pritchard, everything he does within 15 feet is based off that shot, with various counters: step-through, dump to big, etc.
 

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Unless Payton completely spits the bit, any drop off from him to Wanamaker should be immaterial. Plus, there's a chance Payton is actually better. Being a 4 year player in college, I wouldn't be that shocked if he can contribute right out of the gate too.
Am I alone in thinking that some of the expressed expectations for the rookies are a bit unrealistic? Brad Wanamaker, for all of his warts, was also a four year player in college who then went on to play internationally for seven years before his two years of NBA experience. He was a man used to playing with men. Pritchard may have a higher pedigree, but I’ll be surprised and impressed if the drop off from Wanamaker to him is “immaterial.” It is a sobering experience to look at Grant Williams’ stats from last year and realize that he was the rookie who contributed right out of the gate. Sadly, Carson Edwards would be the closer analog for Pritchard.
 

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Am I alone in thinking that some of the expressed expectations for the rookies are a bit unrealistic? Brad Wanamaker, for all of his warts, was also a four year player in college who then went on to play internationally for seven years before his two years of NBA experience. He was a man used to playing with men. Pritchard may have a higher pedigree, but I’ll be surprised and impressed if the drop off from Wanamaker to him is “immaterial.” It is a sobering experience to look at Grant Williams’ stats from last year and realize that he was the rookie who contributed right out of the gate. Sadly, Carson Edwards would be the closer analog for Pritchard.
You just probably think higher of Wanamaker. I think the guy sucks.
 

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Am I alone in thinking that some of the expressed expectations for the rookies are a bit unrealistic?
I don't know what the expressed expectations are, but most rookies are bad. The rookies this year are going to have even less time preparing for the start of the season than usual, so I've lowered my expectations accordingly.
 

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You just probably think higher of Wanamaker. I think the guy sucks.
I am reminded of Ferris Bueller’s apology for calling Cameron’s car a piece of shit: “I don’t even have a piece of shit. I have to envy yours.” I don’t have a high opinion of Brad Wanamaker, but the guy is a veteran professional basketball player who has proven that he belongs on an NBA court. There’s a reason the Warriors are paying him $2.25M next season, and it’s not projection or upside. I think that he’s better suited to be a third point guard and is not an ideal 7-8 man rotation player on a team with championship aspirations, but it says something that Stevens trusted him with those minutes over the alternatives when Kemba and Hayward were injured. If he sucks, we can only hope that Pritchard reaches that level of suck, and I shudder to think of the word we would attach to Carsen Edwards.
 

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Am I alone in thinking that some of the expressed expectations for the rookies are a bit unrealistic? Brad Wanamaker, for all of his warts, was also a four year player in college who then went on to play internationally for seven years before his two years of NBA experience. He was a man used to playing with men. Pritchard may have a higher pedigree, but I’ll be surprised and impressed if the drop off from Wanamaker to him is “immaterial.” It is a sobering experience to look at Grant Williams’ stats from last year and realize that he was the rookie who contributed right out of the gate. Sadly, Carson Edwards would be the closer analog for Pritchard.
With a condensed schedule, you may need to get used to Brad using everyone dressed more often than past seasons.

As far as Brad Wanamaker, I'd rather have him than Javonte on the roster. I expect the Celtics to take a slightly different approach to rookie use this season. They drafted shooters/snipers, knowing that JayCrew will draw more attention.

They are also adjusting the roster to have a 4-5 yr run that aligns with the Jays, which is something we discussed a month back
 

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I am reminded of Ferris Bueller’s apology for calling Cameron’s car a piece of shit: “I don’t even have a piece of shit. I have to envy yours.” I don’t have a high opinion of Brad Wanamaker, but the guy is a veteran professional basketball player who has proven that he belongs on an NBA court. There’s a reason the Warriors are paying him $2.25M next season, and it’s not projection or upside. I think that he’s better suited to be a third point guard and is not an ideal 7-8 man rotation player on a team with championship aspirations, but it says something that Stevens trusted him with those minutes over the alternatives when Kemba and Hayward were injured. If he sucks, we can only hope that Pritchard reaches that level of suck, and I shudder to think of the word we would attach to Carsen Edwards.
He's best suited as 12th or 13th guy in the rotation, which makes any drop off from him immaterial by default. If your team is healthy, Wanamaker shouldn't be seeing the court.

Your team isn't going to be any worse off because they lost Brad Wanamaker regardless of who they place him with.
 

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He's best suited as 12th or 13th guy in the rotation, which makes any drop off from him immaterial by default. If your team is healthy, Wanamaker shouldn't be seeing the court.

Your team isn't going to be any worse off because they lost Brad Wanamaker regardless of who they place him with.
with Kemba's knee and the schedule, this year may be different as far as your 10-15 usage. Wanamaker would be useful.

BUT a few regular-season wins may need to be sacrificed to have the best team by the playoffs
 

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He's best suited as 12th or 13th guy in the rotation, which makes any drop off from him immaterial by default.
He may be best suited there, but that was not his role. Wanamaker was seventh on the roster in minutes and played in more games than anyone.

If your team is healthy, Wanamaker shouldn't be seeing the court.
That‘s a big “if,” particularly when your team has Kemba Walker and Gordon Hayward.

Your team isn't going to be any worse off because they lost Brad Wanamaker
I agree with this point, which is why I haven’t been lamenting Wanamaker’s departure.

regardless of who they place him with.
This is where we diverge, as I’m much happier seeing Wanamaker’s minutes go to Teague than Pritchard.
 

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This is where we diverge, as I’m much happier seeing Wanamaker’s minutes go to Teague than Pritchard.
Me too but I think Teague gets minutes even if the team is healthy and is actually being penciled in as a top 8 rotation player heading into the year. Wanamaker was forced into the role. There are players you can replace Wanamaker with that actually make the team better. Just not worse.

I don't want Pritchard or Wanamaker as the 3rd PG (behind Walker and Smart) playing 20 minutes a night.
 

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Your team isn't going to be any worse off because they lost Brad Wanamaker regardless of who they place him with.
You must have missed the TRoz contract year/backup PG experience.

It's funny. We always talk about what we're looking for in a player and if we had a chance to draft a player that would shoot 38% from 3P land, has a 2.5-1 TO/Assist ratio; and plays by all accounts average or better than average defense, we'd be all over it. But Wanamaker sucks.

As noted above, BW has proved himself to be a NBA rotation player. I don't know if he should be 7, 8, or 9 but he's a player that generally isn't going to cost a team games, and we know that there are lots of rotation players in the NBA can do that.

I think the issue for the Cs is that Brad doesn't have anymore upside, which is fine for who he is. But the Cs have all of these young players and they have to figure out what they have. I suspect a lot of these guys - Romeo, TL, Edwards - are going to be force-fed minutes because the C's most obvious way of improving outside of whatever growth the two Js are going to make is organic leaps by one or more of these guys.
 

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I guess that some of this comes down to how you feel about development and upside.

Golden State just gave Wanamaker Semi money, and we were thinking of non-guaranteeing that guy a week ago. Brad has no upside and profiles best as a PG3. He did his job just fine and has a higher floor than Pritchard, but he won't be missed.

Pritchard is a PG3 on this team if Kemba is healthy. He's also a PG3 on this team if Kemba is not healthy, as Marcus will assume more ball-handler duties in that event. The dropoff from BW to PP in that context, while possible (PP has lower floor for sure), is immaterial.

Danny is trying to find upside guys for a team with its core locked in, and this is exactly the type of low risk gamble that he should be taking.

Edit: tl;dr; what WBCD said
 

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You must have missed the TRoz contract year/backup PG experience.

It's funny. We always talk about what we're looking for in a player and if we had a chance to draft a player that would shoot 38% from 3P land, has a 2.5-1 TO/Assist ratio; and plays by all accounts average or better than average defense, we'd be all over it. But Wanamaker sucks.

As noted above, BW has proved himself to be a NBA rotation player. I don't know if he should be 7, 8, or 9 but he's a player that generally isn't going to cost a team games, and we know that there are lots of rotation players in the NBA can do that.

I think the issue for the Cs is that Brad doesn't have anymore upside, which is fine for who he is. But the Cs have all of these young players and they have to figure out what they have. I suspect a lot of these guys - Romeo, TL, Edwards - are going to be force-fed minutes because the C's most obvious way of improving outside of whatever growth the two Js are going to make is organic leaps by one or more of these guys.
Last year, Wanamaker had a 17.8% assist rate and a 15.3% TO rate. For his career, it's 18.6% and 15.0%. That is on 15.8% usage. Out of all the players who played more than 400 minutes last year, the only player on the Cs with a higher TO% was Grant Williams.

The guy is a fringe NBA player and being paid as such. Maybe sucks is a strong word but he is a below average NBA basketball player. If he was out of the NBA next year, no one would be surprised.
 

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The guy is a fringe NBA player and being paid as such. Maybe sucks is a strong word but he is a below average NBA basketball player. If he was out of the NBA next year, no one would be surprised.
I'd be shocked if someone who shot something like 50% on catch and shoot 3s and played above-replacement level defense was out of the NBA this coming season but I guess it's possible.

Whether BW is a below-average NBA player depends, I guess, on your definition of average. He's certainly not a top 100 player but he's also certainly not Carsen Edwards either. I will note that by VORP he was in the 164-183 range last year, which would put him above average as there were 449 players who played over 100 total minutes last season (and 529 players who appeared for at least 1 minute).
 

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BW is a serviceable NBA backup. Which is perfectly fine - every team needs people like that, whether their names are Brad Wanamaker or something else. He's capable of having really good games, even against quality competition, but more often than not, the league's better players will make life hard for him. So his best usage is as a backup, playing against other team's backups, and in that role, he's fine. As long as no more is expected of him, you'll be satisfied with the results.

I happen to think that Pritchard has the potential to be much better offensively than BW, but it's hard to see how he is better defensively. Which, again, is fine. He is younger and cheaper and could give an offensive spark off the bench perhaps. Anything beyond that would be total gravy.
 

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I happen to think that Pritchard has the potential to be much better offensively than BW, but it's hard to see how he is better defensively. Which, again, is fine.
I think Pritchard has the potential to be better than Wanamaker offensively at some point. I’m skeptical that some point will be this season.

He is younger and cheaper and could give an offensive spark off the bench perhaps. Anything beyond that would be total gravy.
He is younger but cheaper is questionable. He’s projected to sign a 4 year / $10.45 M contract, which is unlikely to provide much in the way of savings from the $1,445,697 Wanamaker made for the C’s last year or the $2.25M he will make in Golden State next season.
 

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Jeff Teague is not all that good though. And Wannamaker will surely be better this year than Pritchard
Teague is better than Wanamaker is what matters. Wannamaker was going to (and did) get offers to be the #2 PG somewhere. He was too old to be interested in taking 3rd/4th chair behind Kemba, Teague and at times Smart. Pritchard is going to play some, but the role is pretty limited when Kemba is healthy unless he really shows something.
 

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I happen to think that Pritchard has the potential to be much better offensively than BW, but it's hard to see how he is better defensively. Which, again, is fine. He is younger and cheaper and could give an offensive spark off the bench perhaps. Anything beyond that would be total gravy.
I think he has a ceiling of competent backup PG, but I'm not seeing anything else in the gametape. Offensively he doesn't provide enough to be worth the defensive shortcomings (which is to say that he's destined to be hunted to extinction every playoff season) as a starter. But he might eventually be a cromulent backup. After Hampton went off the board there wasn't a lot to be excited over in that draft anyway.
 

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Not sure who will get this reference but watching him play, he reminds me of Steve Blake. Blake didn't spend a lot of time starting according to BRef - 870 games, 347 starts - but he did pick up 29.1 WS over the course of 13 seasons.
 

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Not sure who will get this reference but watching him play, he reminds me of Steve Blake. Blake didn't spend a lot of time starting according to BRef - 870 games, 347 starts - but he did pick up 29.1 WS over the course of 13 seasons.
Blake only stopped playing five years ago, I’m sure most of the Port Cellar remembers him! But I don’t really see it. Blake, in his long NBA career plus four years at Maryland, never averaged more than 12 points per game. Pritchard did in three out of four years at Oregon, including over 20 in his senior year- he’s more of a scorer with deep range, as opposed to a pass-first game-manager PG like Blake was. From the little I’ve seen of him, Madar reminds me more of Blake than PP.
 

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Blake only stopped playing five years ago, I’m sure most of the Port Cellar remembers him! But I don’t really see it. Blake, in his long NBA career plus four years at Maryland, never averaged more than 12 points per game. Pritchard did in three out of four years at Oregon, including over 20 in his senior year- he’s more of a scorer with deep range, as opposed to a pass-first game-manager PG like Blake was. From the little I’ve seen of him, Madar reminds me more of Blake than PP.
Agree PP scored more but without knowing anything about OR, I'm guessing he had to as Blake was playing next to Juan Dixon and other scorers.

The things that lead me to compare PP to Blake are his handle, his shooting (Blake was a really good shooter), quick hands, and what appears to be sneaky good athleticism. One of the things that impressed people about Blake in college was that he was a much better defender than people thought he would be just looking at him. Hopefully that is true for PP.

But maybe it's just me.
 

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Agree PP scored more but without knowing anything about OR, I'm guessing he had to as Blake was playing next to Juan Dixon and other scorers.

The things that lead me to compare PP to Blake are his handle, his shooting (Blake was a really good shooter), quick hands, and what appears to be sneaky good athleticism. One of the things that impressed people about Blake in college was that he was a much better defender than people thought he would be just looking at him. Hopefully that is true for PP.

But maybe it's just me.
Yeah, those are the factors (other than shooting, which TBD) led to my Madar/Blake comparison, along with the feistiness and pretty advanced passing both of them flash.

But I do think PP is just more of a scorer than Blake was- certainly this year- but also as he was when he played with other scorers like Bol Bol (for 9 games, anyway), Troy Brown and Louis King. Blake was really just a spot up shooter- he had a very high 3PA rate, with the vast majority of those attempts being assisted. I think PP will be much more likely to attack, get in the lane, get to the line, and pull up from basically anywhere within 26 feet. At least that’s the guy I think Danny hopes he’s drafting.
 

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I think PP will be much more likely to attack, get in the lane, get to the line, and pull up from basically anywhere within 26 feet. At least that’s the guy I think Danny hopes he’s drafting.
Agreed. Blake was a facilitator, spot up shooter, and pretty decent defender. Not really the strengths I see from Pritchard.

PP is much more of an attack-first offensive player, at least in college. He might have to adjust a bit as a backup PG on the court with much better offensive players, but time will tell. In the games I saw him he reminded me more of a bigger JJ Barea than Steve Blake.
 

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I forgot what thread I was in for a minute, and kept thinking “Why the fuck do these guys keep comparing Steve Blake to Paul Pierce, how are they not banned?” Then I realized it was Pritchard...good times.
 

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He may be best suited there, but that was not his role. Wanamaker was seventh on the roster in minutes and played in more games than anyone.
While being signed by a team with contender aspirations (pre-Klay injury) to be a key rotation member. To think he would remain here for a lesser role wasn’t realistic once Teague took his minutes.
As far as Pritchard goes he’s an interesting pick in today’s game with his ability to stretch the floor and he has a lot of Ainge in his game. The big question for him will be if he can ever become a passable defender. If he can, he’s the type of gritty shooter who can stick around in this league like a Dellavedova.
 

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While being signed by a team with contender aspirations (pre-Klay injury) to be a key rotation member. To think he would remain here for a lesser role wasn’t realistic once Teague took his minutes.
As far as Pritchard goes he’s an interesting pick in today’s game with his ability to stretch the floor and he has a lot of Ainge in his game. The big question for him will be if he can ever become a passable defender. If he can, he’s the type of gritty shooter who can stick around in this league like a Dellavedova.
off-topic, but with free agency/draft/trades winding down and rosters pretty well set, over/under win totals out? thoughts
 

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off-topic, but with free agency/draft/trades winding down and rosters pretty well set, over/under win totals out? thoughts
East is better, there will be development for 1st/2nd year guys, Kemba is probably going to be in shrink-wrap. On the flipside, it's pretty safe to bet on improvement from Tatum and Brown and at least some young guys. Thompson helps in that he excises Kanter.

I'd say 52.5 wins off the top of my head.
 

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As far as Pritchard goes he’s an interesting pick in today’s game with his ability to stretch the floor and he has a lot of Ainge in his game. The big question for him will be if he can ever become a passable defender. If he can, he’s the type of gritty shooter who can stick around in this league like a Dellavedova.
I give Pritchard a pretty significant scoring upside over Delly, I think people will be surprised by his creativity and range. Not a great athlete but has more quickness and handle than guys like Delly and Blake I think.

His D will definitely be a major question, agree there. 6'4' wingspan, he might be able to hold his own. We'll see.
 

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East is better, there will be development for 1st/2nd year guys, Kemba is probably going to be in shrink-wrap. On the flipside, it's pretty safe to bet on improvement from Tatum and Brown and at least some young guys. Thompson helps in that he excises Kanter.

I'd say 52.5 wins off the top of my head.
In a normal 82 game season, that’s a reasonable number. But the season’s 72 games this year, so 46.5 might be a better number.
 

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In a normal 82 game season, that’s a reasonable number. But the season’s 72 games this year, so 46.5 might be a better number.
First pass here, from 5 days ago:


Celtics at 45.5, good for 4th best (Bucks are first at 49, then Lakers and Clippers). Interesting to see the Nets 5th, that would be pretty bullish on Durant coming back at full strength.
 

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In a normal 82 game season, that’s a reasonable number. But the season’s 72 games this year, so 46.5 might be a better number.
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46-26 sounds reasonable. I could see it going higher to the upside, not a ton to the downside barring extended injuries to Tatum and/or Brown.
 

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Celtics at 45.5, good for 4th best (Bucks are first at 49, then Lakers and Clippers). Interesting to see the Nets 5th, that would be pretty bullish on Durant coming back at full strength.
Yeah, people are making a huge assumption that the 32 year old Durant is just naturally going to be the same guy coming back from what's traditionally been a career altering injury. He was never the freakish athlete that someone like LeBron is, so while I think the shooting will come back as he gets his legs under him, the parts of his game that relied on his quickness and cutting ability are going to be far more limited. Add Kyrie to that clubhouse and I think the Nets are a lot closer to an eighth seed than a top five team in the NBA.

Of course maybe they're expecting a three way deal where Harden ends up in Brooklyn, Kyrie on some third team, and LaVert and whatever the Nets get for Irving in Houston.
 

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Well, this guy thinks the Celts did well by grabbing Pritchard:
It’s worth noting that the Bob Cousy Award is given to the best point guard, while the Lute Olson Award is given to the best non-freshman in the NCAA. Needless to say, the Celtics selected arguably one of the best and most promising players in the nation.
And regarding his less-than-stellar defense:
He is a competitive defender even though he’s not the greatest athlete. He stays in front of you when he guards in front of the ball, and he’s got really good hands. He constantly fights.
He's built like a brick, and he must have quick hands, based on his dribbling skill. I'll be most interested to see if he can keep quicker NBA guards from blowing past him.
 

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Yeah, people are making a huge assumption that the 32 year old Durant is just naturally going to be the same guy coming back from what's traditionally been a career altering injury. He was never the freakish athlete that someone like LeBron is, so while I think the shooting will come back as he gets his legs under him, the parts of his game that relied on his quickness and cutting ability are going to be far more limited. Add Kyrie to that clubhouse and I think the Nets are a lot closer to an eighth seed than a top five team in the NBA.

Of course maybe they're expecting a three way deal where Harden ends up in Brooklyn, Kyrie on some third team, and LaVert and whatever the Nets get for Irving in Houston.
Lots of grab your popcorn implosion potential in Brooklyn. I am here for it, as they say in the parlance of our times.
 

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He's built like a brick, and he must have quick hands, based on his dribbling skill. I'll be most interested to see if he can keep quicker NBA guards from blowing past him.
It's not the guards that you worry about, come playoff time guys like Pritchard get hunted into extinction. You can try and hide him by doing the Miami thing, going full zone, and putting him on the base. But, then again, Pritchard's just a backup PG. Ideally when the games count he's only playing 12-15 minutes a night.
 

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It's not the guards that you worry about, come playoff time guys like Pritchard get hunted into extinction. You can try and hide him by doing the Miami thing, going full zone, and putting him on the base. But, then again, Pritchard's just a backup PG. Ideally when the games count he's only playing 12-15 minutes a night.
He gets comped to FVV a lot, and FVV has been able to hold his own defensively the last 2 years in the playoffs. (I doubt Pritchard will his rookie year, rookies are usually bad defenders anyway but 6'1" guys can hang some, and as you say, as a bench guy he'll be less of an issue.
 

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I give Pritchard a pretty significant scoring upside over Delly, I think people will be surprised by his creativity and range. Not a great athlete but has more quickness and handle than guys like Delly and Blake I think.

His D will definitely be a major question, agree there. 6'4' wingspan, he might be able to hold his own. We'll see.
In a vacuum I agree about a Pritchard’s offense and especially his range. However against NBA athleticism and length I don’t think he should be looking to do much creating or else he will likely find himself in trouble. Let’s not forget Delly was a 40% 3-point shooter when he was in a role that suited his game. If Pritchard can ever play passable defense enough to find that role in this league I think he’ll be maximizing his ability.