2018 Youtube thread of draft prospects

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#1 Apr 10, 2018 9:30pm
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2018 Youtube thread of draft prospects

Before we get started I have to put out the disclaimer.  I make this thread to familiarize myself with the players coming into the league.  I make comments on their abilities, however I don't claim to be some sort of expert talent evaluator.  In fact if you track down the old threads you'll probably see me praise a bunch of dudes that are completely out of the league already.  (Don't track down those threads)

Anyway, enjoy.

Apr 10, 2018 10:01pm
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Mikal Bridges, SF

AGE 22, 6'7", 210

17.7 PPG, 5.3 REB, 1.9 AST, 1.1 BLK, 1.5 STL, 51.4 FG%, 43.5 3P%, 85.1 FT%

 

 

That first clip is pretty much all you need to know about Mikal.  He's going to be a damn good two-way player in the league.  While he is only average size, he makes up for it with elite athleticism and monster 7'1" wingspan.  Add in he shoots well over 40% from three, he is basically the ideal 3-and-D player.  

I'm not sure how much star potential he has, he's basically 2 or 3 years older than most of the other lottery prospects.  But some have compared him to Kawhi Leonard, so maybe?  

Apr 11, 2018 10:12am
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Dyce wrote:
 In fact if you track down the old threads you'll probably see me praise a bunch of dudes that are completely out of the league already.  (Don't track down those threads)

 

I asked this a few weeks ago.  Not sure if you saw the post.

 

You were once high on Finnish propspect Petteri Koponen.

 

Did you have the same feeling towards Finnish player Lauri Markkanen?

 

(If so, we can say that one of Dyce's Finnish players comes through!).

Apr 17, 2018 11:35pm
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Zhaire Smith, SG/SF

AGE 19, 6'5", 195

11.3 PPG, 5.0 REB, 1.8 AST, 1.1 BLK, 1.1 STL, 55.6 FG%, 45.0 3P%, 71.7 FT%

 

Zhaire is an elite athlete with a really nice jump shot.  That is all you need to have success in the NBA.  His game is very raw, but he should be an above average defender, be able to knock down his open jump shots, and occasionally throw down a monster jam.  He is so young too, maybe he could develop into more.

Apr 17, 2018 11:40pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

Did you have the same feeling towards Finnish player Lauri Markkanen?

 

Haven't seen him a lot, but maybe he could be a poor man's Dirk.  Like Porzingis.  His game is really suited for the modern NBA.  Bulls are set at PF for the near future.