2020 Draftees - Following their development...

#1
So far, early impressions:

1. Haliburton is as adverstised.
2. Cole Anthony looks solid. Looks like a 10 year pro. Not a star though.
3. Okoro looks like Ron Artest.
4. Terry looked overwhelmed.
5. Avidja is looking like he's going to be future star. 6'9 with handles and a shot.
6. Poku is skinny but flashing. Maledon should've been a first rounder.
 
#2
prior to draft i said to myself, if avdija falls below sixth pick, certain FO's are bunch of morons
and he slipped...

why? because of free throws? inconsistent 3pt shot? bull***t
 

Tetsujin

The Game Thread Dude
#3
prior to draft i said to myself, if avdija falls below sixth pick, certain FO's are bunch of morons
and he slipped...

why? because of free throws? inconsistent 3pt shot? bull***t
The shot is an issue but the big thing that probably caused him to drop a bit is his defense (and the Knicks desperately wanting Obi Toppin for some reason). I think with this year’s class in particular, there’s been a general feeling that this is a “role player” draft and those sorts of players generally can shoot and play defense, which leads to Patrick Williams getting drafted 4th despite not really being particularly good at anything.
 
#4
i think they should not fall into a ˝general feeling˝ trap, considering responsibility they have, pay checks they receive and competition to reach, not a spot in those FO's, but a job interview alone...


thinking outside of a box is at least what they should do, on regular basis, especially after luka's baby fat stories.
 

Tetsujin

The Game Thread Dude
#9
With Maxey pretty much carrying that Sixers team missing all of its good players and Melo posting the youngest triple double in league history, I think we can safely say the rumors about the weakness of this draft class have been greatly exaggerated.
 
#10
With Maxey pretty much carrying that Sixers team missing all of its good players and Melo posting the youngest triple double in league history, I think we can safely say the rumors about the weakness of this draft class have been greatly exaggerated.
Didn't even notice he had that kind of game last night. Crazy.

Ball looking good too. Haliburton has some serious competition for ROY.
 
#11
Didn't even notice he had that kind of game last night. Crazy.

Ball looking good too. Haliburton has some serious competition for ROY.
It's a pretty clear two-man race between Ball/Hali. Ball looking every bit as advertised as a playmaker and is making a case as the best rebounding guard in basketball already. Big thing for him is keeping his efficiency in line (currently 53%, 35% from 3) to keep up this level of impact.
 
#12
With Maxey pretty much carrying that Sixers team missing all of its good players and Melo posting the youngest triple double in league history, I think we can safely say the rumors about the weakness of this draft class have been greatly exaggerated.
He did it on 33 shots, so the numbers are a bit inflated, but Maxey looks good. Looks a little awkward at times, but is a scorer, will get buckets. I don't really have a good comp for him right now off the top of my head. Not quite as athletic as Bobby J, but plays big for his size. Tough.
 
#13
It's a pretty clear two-man race between Ball/Hali. Ball looking every bit as advertised as a playmaker and is making a case as the best rebounding guard in basketball already. Big thing for him is keeping his efficiency in line (currently 53%, 35% from 3) to keep up this level of impact.
His brother is a damn good rebounder as well.
 
#14
At this point, I would put my money on Ball for rookie of the year. I guessed Obi before the season but with Randle killing it and the injury that is out the window.

Ball is a threat for a triple double every night. Ty is going to have a bigger impact on wins this year in my opinion but I don't think he will have the stats to take the award.