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Old 05-17-2018, 02:20 PM   #1
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1. Suns
2. Kings
3. Hawks
4. Grizzlies
5. Mavericks
6. Orlando
7. Bulls
8. Cleveland
9. Knicks
10. 76ers
11. Hornets
12. Clippers
13. Clippers
14. Nuggets


hawks are gonna be torn with going with a bigger name (bagley) or the seemingly better fit for their current pieces, and they're gonna make the wrong choice.

bamba to the knicks somehow please
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:21 PM   #2
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I go Doncic if I'm the Suns.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:26 PM   #3
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i wish i knew more about the prospects with the high reviews of this class.

doncic seems like the right sexy pick at #1 but pragmatically, ayton might be the wiser choice since he'll be a safer selection after somewhat missing on chriss and bender. also, something i read about recently, teams where the two best players are traditionally sized guards seem to hit a lower ceiling than other top teams
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:32 PM   #4
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1. Suns - Doncic
2. Kings - Ayton
3. Hawks - Bagley III
4. Grizzlies - Jackson
5. Mavericks - Bamba
6. Orlando - Carter
7. Bulls - Porter Jr.
8. Cleveland - Mikal
9. Knicks - Miles
10. 76ers - SGA
11. Hornets - Young
12. Clippers - Sexton
13. Clippers - Knox
14. Nuggets - Zhaire
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:34 PM   #5
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I would bet Cleveland or NY would take Trae Young.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:38 PM   #6
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I am so underwhelmed by Trae Young.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:40 PM   #7
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I begrudgingly put him in the lottery. Up until that point, I was just giving teams the players I'd take if I were them (well, that's a lie, I saved Michael Porter from Orlando). I wouldn't want him. Especially not with all these bigs who can shoot and defend.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:44 PM   #8
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i wish i knew more about the prospects with the high reviews of this class.

doncic seems like the right sexy pick at #1 but pragmatically, ayton might be the wiser choice since he'll be a safer selection after somewhat missing on chriss and bender. also, something i read about recently, teams where the two best players are traditionally sized guards seem to hit a lower ceiling than other top teams
The Suns are already horribad defensively, I'd be very hesitant to take Ayton to play the most important defensive position when defense is his clear weakness.
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I too am underwhelmed by Trae Young, but I think Lebron would want him as a dynamic scorer.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:45 PM   #10
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The Suns are already horribad defensively, I'd be very hesitant to take Ayton to play the most important defensive position when defense is his clear weakness.
Break bank for Capella, draft Doncic, #profit.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:48 PM   #11
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trae young comes off to me as a volume scorer a la brandon jennings.

but then again, i was sad the knicks didn't take monk.
but then again, i was right about lauri.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:50 PM   #12
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Break bank for Capella, draft Doncic, #profit.
that's gotta be their ideal route. and the guy who coached gobert coaching capela isn't bad either
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:53 PM   #13
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trae young comes off to me as a volume scorer a la brandon jennings.

but then again, i was sad the knicks didn't take monk.
but then again, i was right about lauri.
Young's release point really bothers me. I don't think he can get that shot off in the NBA.
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Young's release point really bothers me. I don't think he can get that shot off in the NBA.
This concern is pretty low down the list for me. Steph has a pretty low release point as well, scorers make it work.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:00 PM   #15
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Doncic may skip draft if Suns dont take him

Aka he doesn't want to go to the Kings
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I want nothing to do with Young; if Jackson falls that’s nothing short of a miracle.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:02 PM   #17
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Knicks are gonna take Trae Young and he will be quite bad.
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there are a lot of good players in this draft and the Nets are all like "don't worry Scotty, we got you next year" and I'm all like... ugh
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At this point I think the Suns take Ayton, but a lot can change.
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Doncic may skip draft if Suns dont take him

Aka he doesn't want to go to the Kings
That would be a fascinating development. Hard to blame the guy in that case. Kings would still get their choice of several stud centers at 2 if Doncic did skip, but what a slap in the face that would be.
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