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  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by PELICANSFAN View Post
    Saw this-

    Him interviewing with the Pacers and Blazers worries me, especially Portland. I feel like he'll be taken right in front of us, in which we'll probably pivot to Dieng.

  2. #102
    Lakers only have Anthony Davis and THT (player option) under contract after next season at this moment. I could definitely see them using that cap space to convince some decent free agents to go there to at least be a playoff caliber team. Some of this though does of course depend on Anthony Davis's health and who knows if his body will hold up anymore at this point.

    So I could definitely see the 2024/2025 option for the Lakers pick being at it's peak value this summer, making it more beneficial to trade it now while it's hot.

    Not sure yet if I'm a big fan of Ivey or Sharpe enough to want to trade up for one of them. You could make the argument about trading up for Lillard in 2012 rather than settling on Rivers, but the opposite argument is also true where you could settle for Lillard rather than moving up for Beal or Waiters that year. Or settle for Klay Thompson rather than trade up for Brandon Knight the year before. I think the way the Pelicans drafted last year provides at least some trust in the tier levels of how they will evaluate players this year.

  3. #103
    Jake LaRavia and Jalen Williams are the two guys most on the rise this week in the draft. LaRavia dropped out of the 5x5 scrimmage, leading some to guess he has a promise.

    I like him a lot, and he's the classic glue guy who does a bit of everything. If I were the Pelicans, I'd trade the #8 to a team with a pick in the late teens, with the aim being to also get a future pick in the deal, and then I'd pick LaRavia. With Zion coming back and Murphy expected to get more minutes I just don't see many minutes for a rookie, so why not get a do-everything low-usage-rate guy who can be integrated organically, without disrupting the current roster flow?

  4. #104
    Quote Originally Posted by Rheem654 View Post
    After watching this, I'm team Sochan at 8. He's basically a defensive unicorn, with offensive upside.

    Its trade up for Ivey/Sharpe. Draft Mathurin/Davis or Trade back for Dieng/Williams.

    Sochan just ain't moving the needle for me

  5. #105
    Quote Originally Posted by redboy0125 View Post
    Him interviewing with the Pacers and Blazers worries me, especially Portland. I feel like he'll be taken right in front of us, in which we'll probably pivot to Dieng.
    The good thing about our position in this draft, if a good player like Mathurin goes ahead of us, another great prospect gets pushed down. Many great options will be there at #8.

    Feel like the fan base can get excited about just about any scenario on draft night. Sochan, Daniels, Mathurin. All would be intriguing in their own way, raising the ceiling of this team. Dieng would have been a surprise, but now he has been planted into our collective fanbase expectations. 4 + weeks left of speculation........

  6. #106
    Quote Originally Posted by Taker597 View Post
    Its trade up for Ivey/Sharpe. Draft Mathurin/Davis or Trade back for Dieng/Williams.

    Sochan just ain't moving the needle for me
    So you have J. Davis above Daniels and Sochan, interesting. Dieng might not last much beyond our pick, seems like the classic late riser like Pat Williams, like MM referenced.
    Mark Williams is intriguing with those measurements. Some are saying that puts him in the top 10

  7. #107
    Quote Originally Posted by Rheem654 View Post
    After watching this, I'm team Sochan at 8. He's basically a defensive unicorn, with offensive upside.

    Most versatile defensive player in this draft. Will be able to play the 5 to end games, especially when his frame fills in. Probably a good enough rebounder to hold up there. If he can shoot 35% on spot up 3s, he's a star in his role. I just worry he's not going to shoot it. But I wouldn't be mad at all with Sochan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rheem654 View Post
    After watching this, I'm team Sochan at 8. He's basically a defensive unicorn, with offensive upside.

    A 6’9 Herb Jones? I can get with that.

  9. #109
    Quote Originally Posted by Rheem654 View Post
    So you have J. Davis above Daniels and Sochan, interesting. Dieng might not last much beyond our pick, seems like the classic late riser like Pat Williams, like MM referenced.
    Mark Williams is intriguing with those measurements. Some are saying that puts him in the top 10
    I actually meant Daniels not Davis. Got the names mixed up.

  10. #110
    Quote Originally Posted by DroopyDawg View Post
    A 6’9 Herb Jones? I can get with that.
    That’s great till you realize that he won't get minutes because he's an offensive liability. We already have a defensive specialist that's developing his offense. So, he's gonna get buried behind Trey and Lance indefinitely.

    He'll blossom to a team that can cater to him, but we couldn't even if wanted too. We already have an above average defense with a ton of young guys.

    If Herb was an 18ppg scorer. Sochen could make sense, but he doesn't.
    Last edited by Taker597; 05-20-2022 at 02:18 AM.

  11. #111
    So... What the heck is Sacramento gonna do.. Draft Sharpe and keep Davion as that 6th man guy

  12. #112
    Sacramento is desperate to make the playoffs and traded Haliburton for Sabonis who only has two years left on his deal. I’d be shocked if they took the biggest boom or bust player there in Sharpe.

    I’d imagine Ivey, even though they have Fox and Mitchell, or maybe more likely they take Murray. This also assumes the top three are all Chet, Jabari, and Banchero. Last year we assumed Suggs was a part of the top 4 and it ended up being Barnes.

    I could also see them trading it for a player. Maybe even taking Sharpe at 4 but swapping it for Ivey or Murray at 5 or 6 along with getting another player back.

    Or maybe Sharpe just has incredible workouts making it impossible for them to not draft and keep him.

  13. #113
    I wouldn't be surprised if they try and package some picks with Davion Mitchell for a disgruntled star, maybe they start calling utah for Donovan Mitchell

  14. #114
    Or.....they will just do what every team should do and take the guy they think has the best chance of one day being an All NBA player and figure out the position and fit thing later. When you are that bad as a franchise, for that long, that is the only thing you should do. The moronic thing to do would be to look at your current roster and use it to find a "fit" -- especially when there roster turns over every 18 months.

    I mean, we are talking about a franchise that didnt take Luka because they already had their "point guard"......never, ever, ever, ever, never, ever consider your current roster when drafting that high. Ever.
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  15. #115
    That's what they really should do but then again it's the kings...also hearing that vivek has given the management a mandate to get them to the post season as soon as possbile especially with sabonis having 2 yrs left on his deal. Easily one of the wors owners in sports

  16. #116
    Quote Originally Posted by bradael View Post
    Lakers only have Anthony Davis and THT (player option) under contract after next season at this moment. I could definitely see them using that cap space to convince some decent free agents to go there to at least be a playoff caliber team. Some of this though does of course depend on Anthony Davis's health and who knows if his body will hold up anymore at this point.

    So I could definitely see the 2024/2025 option for the Lakers pick being at it's peak value this summer, making it more beneficial to trade it now while it's hot.

    Not sure yet if I'm a big fan of Ivey or Sharpe enough to want to trade up for one of them. You could make the argument about trading up for Lillard in 2012 rather than settling on Rivers, but the opposite argument is also true where you could settle for Lillard rather than moving up for Beal or Waiters that year. Or settle for Klay Thompson rather than trade up for Brandon Knight the year before. I think the way the Pelicans drafted last year provides at least some trust in the tier levels of how they will evaluate players this year.
    Will be interesting to see if they'll extend LeBron or maybe he waits until free agency so he can get the no-trade clause. Either way, we've seen what building a team around a prime AD gets you (lotto more often than not) so I'm not sure how worried I'd be about (possible?) broken down AD.

  17. #117
    Quote Originally Posted by PaKwAn View Post
    That's what they really should do but then again it's the kings...also hearing that vivek has given the management a mandate to get them to the post season as soon as possbile especially with sabonis having 2 yrs left on his deal. Easily one of the wors owners in sports
    Absurd. They have no quality center and Harrison Barnes is their only wing worth anything. BPA is gonna be a guard at their pick.

    The Haliburton trade was wack. Sacramento makes being the worst run organization look hard.

  18. #118
    Quote Originally Posted by Taker597 View Post
    Absurd. They have no quality center and Harrison Barnes is their only wing worth anything. BPA is gonna be a guard at their pick.

    The Haliburton trade was wack. Sacramento makes being the worst run organization look hard.
    Sac Town actually has a loyal and supportive fan base too

    Feel for those guys
    Last edited by AusPel; 05-20-2022 at 03:48 PM.

  19. #119
    Quote Originally Posted by AusPel View Post
    Sac Town actually has a loyal and supportive fan base too

    Feel for those guys
    Their reddit is is titled "Welcome to basketball hell..."

  20. #120
    Would love to do an 8th Pick Tournament on here, with two posters making cases in a versus battle. Lets start with Dyson Daniels vs Benedict Mathurin

    Who wants Daniels, who wants to take Mathurin?

    Rules: Minimum of 2, maximum of 4 paragraphs on the pros of your guys, and then minimum of 1, maximum of 3 paragraphs on the cons of the opponent

    Volunteers?

  21. #121
    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelMcNamara View Post
    Would love to do an 8th Pick Tournament on here, with two posters making cases in a versus battle. Lets start with Dyson Daniels vs Benedict Mathurin

    Who wants Daniels, who wants to take Mathurin?

    Rules: Minimum of 2, maximum of 4 paragraphs on the pros of your guys, and then minimum of 1, maximum of 3 paragraphs on the cons of the opponent

    Volunteers?
    I like both. That's hard mannnnnn.... I do think one of them will go 7th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taker597 View Post
    So... What the heck is Sacramento gonna do.. Draft Sharpe and keep Davion as that 6th man guy
    Well... they drafted Haliburton when they had Fox, and they drafted Davion when they had Haliburton AND Fox... who knows what Sac will do.

  23. #123
    Not impressed with Daniels. Everything seems reactionary with slight hesitation. He's going to give NBA players an inch and he's not going to be able to use his size and athleticism in the NBA to get it back like he does in the GLeague. I feel like these type of players are a dime a dozen and one occasionally develops into a star that makes people think that the next one is going to also be a star. I don't think it's worth the risk unless they trade down.

    I want to get off of liking Mathurin, but the more I watch, the more I like. Doesn't back down from a challenge. Good all around game. I feel like he can be Paul George lite if everything works out for him. Also he's a good off-ball scorer which could work out well considering there are three ball dominant players already on the team.

  24. #124
    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelMcNamara View Post
    Would love to do an 8th Pick Tournament on here, with two posters making cases in a versus battle. Lets start with Dyson Daniels vs Benedict Mathurin

    Who wants Daniels, who wants to take Mathurin?

    Rules: Minimum of 2, maximum of 4 paragraphs on the pros of your guys, and then minimum of 1, maximum of 3 paragraphs on the cons of the opponent

    Volunteers?
    Really want to do this but it's been a looooong week of auditing contracts haha.
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  25. #125
    I just don’t see an NBA player when I see clips of Daniels. I’d be happy if Mathurin fell to us. Good shooter with a quick release, good athlete, seems like he could plug and play pretty quick.

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