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  1. bajaden

    Bajaden's real 2024 Mock Draft: Part one

    I had to laugh a bit because my son and I have had several discussions about the Rockets, and the talent they have. One of the knocks on the Rockets was that they had talent, but not the proper player development. We both believe that has changed recently, but my point is, the last place you...
  2. bajaden

    Bajaden's real 2024 Mock Draft: Part one

    Since I was trying to stay within the word limit with my 2nd round post, I tried to keep my write up on Enrique Freeman brief. But he has an interesting story. He wasn't recruited by any major colleges coming out of highschool, and ended up being a walk on at Akron. So he had to earn everything...
  3. bajaden

    Bajaden's real 2024 Mock Draft: Part one

    I love Knecht! Not so much Holland. Holland has a ton of potential, but he's not ready to contribute for a while. Knecht is instant offense. Anyone that saw that Tennessee game against Kentucky where Sheppard and Knecht dueled each other for the entire second half knows what Knecht can do. One...
  4. bajaden

    Bajaden's real 2024 Mock Draft: Part one

    As you probably know by now, I don't adhere to the reach thing. If you like a player, and he's your guy, you draft him and go home happy. Most people might not know, or remember, but Kobe Bryant was considered a reach by many. Peja was considered a reach. I could go on and on with this reach...
  5. bajaden

    Bajaden's real 2024 Mock Draft: Part one

    Sorry I took so long to get back to you but I've had one thing after another taking up my time. But to answer your question, yes, I actually have him right now at pick 31. I think he's definitely 1st rd material, but then I have about 8 or so players in the second round that could just as...
  6. bajaden

    Bajaden's real 2024 Mock Draft: Part one

    The reason I held off posting the 2nd round was because I wanted to wait and see who was going to withdraw their names from the draft. Glad I did, because I had the Kings taking Karaban with the 45th pick. Good chance he wouldn't have been there anyway. I'm still on board with the Kings taking...
  7. bajaden

    Bajaden's real 2024 Mock Draft: Part one

    I don't think moving up in this draft is going to be that difficult. Truthfully, it's possible that player number 12 or 13 will be better than player 1 or 2, and you'd be paying them less on their rookie contract. You can take a swing at the fences at 13 or 14 and no one would be critical in...
  8. bajaden

    Bajaden's real 2024 Mock Draft: Part one

    Round 2 of the 2024 NBA Draft: Sorry for the delay but I've been dealing with some off court issues that have taken up most of my time. But without further ado, here is what I've been agonizing over. No long descriptions but just the basics, except for the Kings pick. I did my best to be honest...
  9. bajaden

    Bajaden's real 2024 Mock Draft: Part one

    Bajaden's Real Mock Draft: Part Two 16. 76'ers: Jared McCain: SG/PG, 6'3", 203 Lb's, 6'3.5" Wingspan, Freshman, Duke 31.6 mpg - 14.3 ppg - 46.2% fgp - 41.4% 3pp - 88.5% ftp - 4.2 rpg - 1.9 apg - 1.1 stl's - 5.8 3pa I guess you could argue that the 76'ers don't need another 6'3" guard, but in...
  10. bajaden

    Bajaden's real 2024 Mock Draft: Part one

    1. Hawks: Zaccharie Risacher: SF, 6'8", 204 Lb's, 6'10.75" Wingspan, 19 yr's old, France 22.0 mpg - 10.1 ppg - 43.9% fgp - 35.2% 3pp - 74.0% ftp - 3.8 rpg - 0.9 apg - 0.9 stl's, 3.4 3pa Risacher is a good athlete and fits the mold of the modern NBA wing. He needs to get stronger and tighten up...
  11. bajaden

    Bajaden’s first 2024 Mock Draft.

    Thanks 101, I needed a picker upper! I'll have it up in the next few days if all goes well. It's very time consuming because I have to make I have all the stats right for every player, along with deciding the final positioning, which this year has been tough! I've finally reached a point where...
  12. bajaden

    Following Potential *2024* Draftees

    As I've said to someone else, I'm amused by the best player available idea. Who decides who that is? It's subjective!!! My opinion is likely to be different than yours, or some other persons. So who is right? I think I'am, but I'm sure you think you are. I think you get my point. I decide in my...
  13. bajaden

    Following Potential *2024* Draftees

    I agree with you on Holland. He's going to be a player, and I think the mechanic's of his shot are fine. He just needs to get the reps and it will come around. I doubt he'll slide to us, but if he does, you have to take him. I also agree on Missi. Solid rim protector and rebounder, but no game...
  14. bajaden

    Following Potential *2024* Draftees

    I think Salaun has a chance to be a very good player in the NBA. However, he's about three years away from being a solid rotational player. He's extremely raw, especially on defense. I'll be honest, I don't think he has a clue how to play defense, either on or off the ball. I couldn't make up my...
  15. bajaden

    Following Potential *2024* Draftees

    Sleeper time: Ben Humrichous: PF, 6'9", 220 Lb's, Senior, Evansville 29.6 mpg - 14.7 ppg - 48.4% fgp - 41.4% 3pp - 75.7% ftp - 4.7 rpg - 1.9 apg - 0.7 stl's - 0.9 blk''s Humrichous is another player that's flying under the radar and he has had a very interesting jouney to get where he is right...
  16. bajaden

    Following Potential *2024* Draftees

    I seldom disagree with you, but on Chomche, I do disagree. I'm going to respectfully disagree. Giannis was a 19 yr old who was skinny as a rail and had limited skills at the time. He couldn't shoot the three and had little to no midrange game. He was an elite athlete and a good finisher. He...
  17. bajaden

    Following Potential *2024* Draftees

    Jaylon Tyson: SF/SG, 6'7", 210 Lb's, Jr., California 34.3 mpg - 19.6 ppg - 46.5% fgp - 36.0% 3pp - 79.6% ftp - 6.8 rpg - 3.5 apg - 1.2 stl's - 0 5 blk's Tyson has sort of flown under the radar this season. He was the best player on the Cal team, for what that's worth. Probably enough get him...
  18. bajaden

    Following Potential *2024* Draftees

    I wonder at what point PF's started being judged on they're ability to guard 2's and 3's. Do you pass on drafting a Giannis because you don't think he can flip his hips? How about a Shaq? In the film I saw he did fine one on one against opposing PG's and SG's. We also have to take the league he...
  19. bajaden

    Following Potential *2024* Draftees

    Yeah, I had forgotten about Nesmith. Sheppard is a better all around player than Nesmith.
  20. bajaden

    Following Potential *2024* Draftees

    Well, unless we get lucky in the lottery, I wouldn't spend too much time discussing Risacher or Sarr. It's likely they go one/two in the draft, although I would take Reed Sheppard over both of them. Sheppard is the complete package and without a doubt the best 3pt shooter in the draft, and if he...