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  1. bajaden

    What are you reading?

    I would definitely be interested, but they would have to get into my pecking order. I only have 9 more Wheel of Time books to go after this one, those will be followed by a Michael Connelly book and then the new Nelson DeMille book. My hope is that I live long enough to read them all. Always...
  2. bajaden

    Following 2021 Prospects:

    Your right about never knowing, but remember, the whole process has changed a lot since the 70's. Don't know about Harris, but maybe his desire to play wasn't has intense as it was to do something else. You never know, as you said.
  3. bajaden

    Following 2021 Prospects:

    My bad, you'll have to excuse me, I mean't to say Smith. Kenny Thomas was a whole other story.
  4. bajaden

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - ROUND 20

    S is for Scent of a Woman: Another of my all time favorites with an absolute stunning performance by Al Pacino, which earned him an academy award for best actor. The movie was directed by Martin Brest and also stared Chris O'Donnell and Philip Seymour Hoffman. This is one of Hoffman's earlier...
  5. bajaden

    What are you reading?

    I read Relic a thousand years ago, but it's a very good book and will have you looking under your bed before you go to sleep. The movie version wasn't bad for low budget film and no big star.
  6. bajaden

    What are you reading?

    I think I've read all the Foundation books, but not the prequels. I've read a lot of Asimov's books, I Robot, Caves of Steel etc. But the Foundation series was the best.
  7. bajaden

    What are you reading?

    I'm currently on book five of the Wheel of Time series. Great books but if you not into fantasy or 1000 page books, their probably not for you. Robert Jordan was a very creative writer. I would call the Wheel of Time series a combination of Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones, with a few...
  8. bajaden

    What are you reading?

    In my humble opinion, The Stand is the best book King ever wrote, and I've read most of his books. The effort to bring it to the screen was pitiful in my opinion, but that's not a surprise. They did a better job with The Shining.
  9. bajaden

    Following 2021 Prospects:

    The hard part is having the opportunity, which is extremely unlikely in Green's case. But we once did have the opportunity to draft a great local talent and instead drafted Kenny Thomas. Thomas wasn't a terrible pick, but he wasn't Kevin Johnson.
  10. bajaden

    Following 2021 Prospects:

    I'm aware of where Jalen comes from. My son lives in Atwater, just a hop skip and a jump from Merced. It would be great to have a local kid be the number one pick, especially if he was a King, the latter being extremely unlikely. I don't want to lay too large a mantel on any of these players...
  11. bajaden

    Following 2021 Prospects:

    Isaiah Todd: 6'10", 215 Lbs, PF/SF, G-League. Todd is more about potential right now. Some scouts think his game should be further along than it is, but at the same time, there's been no criticism of his work ethic. I don't know his growth background, but sometimes when a 6'2" player suddenly...
  12. bajaden

    Following 2021 Prospects:

    B.J. Boston: 6'7", 175 Lbs, 6'10.5" wingspan, SG/SF, Kentucky. I'm extremely high on Boston. He's not quite as explosive as the previously mentioned players, but whatever he might lack by comparison, he more than makes up with skill. He's a very good 3 pt shooter and he comes with a lightning...
  13. bajaden

    Following 2021 Prospects:

    Jalen Green: 6'5", 180 Lbs, 6'8" wingspan, SG, G-League. When I stated that Kuminga might have the highest upside in this draft, some would argue that Green deserves that honor. Green is an explosive elite athlete that like Kuminga, just needs to be polished up a little. He's said to be...
  14. bajaden

    Following 2021 Prospects:

    Jonathan Kuminga: 6'8", 210 Lbs, 6'11" wingspan, SF/PF, Not committed. Kuminga is a physical specimen. An elite athlete and already NBA strong. He may have the highest ceiling of anyone in the draft. He's already skilled with decent to good handles. He's a good passer and he has a decent to...
  15. bajaden

    Following 2021 Prospects:

    Normally about this time of the year, with the draft over, and free agency in full bloom, I would turn my attention to next years draft. Needless to say, this isn't a normal year, but being a creature of habit, and with next years draft looking like a strong one, I figured its never too early to...
  16. bajaden

    BajaDen's preferred 2nd picks for the Kings:

    Well I do subscribe to ESPN along with The Athletic. But in general I watch a lot of basketball and follow some individuals whose judgement I trust. I'll send you a PM...
  17. bajaden

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - ROUND 20

    It would appear! :mad:
  18. bajaden

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - ROUND 20

    I'm sure Q is the least favorite letter for everyone. Not a lot of movies that I like start with that letter, but here is one of them. Quick Change, a clever movie about a bank robbery and the chaos that follows. The film is set in New York City, particularly in Manhattan and Queens, with scenes...
  19. bajaden

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - ROUND 20

    This is the 4th time that I had a movie all ready to go and Sluggah took it right before me. He's either a mind reader, or great minds think alike. So its back to the drawing board for me. Plan B......
  20. bajaden

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - ROUND 20

    One of my favorite westens with a classic Peckinpah ending. That cast was perfect for the portrayal of a group of aging, tired, sometime outlaws, that time is passing by. While violent, the movie also has a strange melancholy feel to it at times. Like watching the end of an era.