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Not judging how these guys will do. We don't know. Based solely on filling needs and getting players at a good value relative to their projected draft value. Always have more teams above-average on that criteria
1 year, 1 month ago on 2013 NBA Draft Grades and Analysis
@CollegeWolf Because they are paying for it
1 year, 1 month ago on Final Mock Draft
I would be stunned if Burke dropped any further than 7. Would be a great deal for both Minnesota and Charlotte
1 year, 2 months ago on Scouting Report - Ben McLemore
I see 2 options for Orlando. McLemore or Trey Burke. If they go Burke, then McLemore may end up to Charlotte at #4
@Jason Buckner Thanks J. Let's talk soon
1 year, 8 months ago on NBA Draft Daily - 12.4.2012
Thanks! I appreciate you reading. The problem with using him to stretch defenses is who will he guard when he is on the court? If he isn't running the point, I don't think he is a strong enough defender to guard larger 2's and a coach isn't going to shift his defense much for a shooter off the bench. It's not just the height, but the body also. Compare his frame to that of Rodney McGruder in this article. 1 inch taller, but I see no issue with McGruder playing the 2 at the NBA, similar to Bradley Beal (body type, not skill). If teams are going to look for a rookie player to stretch defenses now, they will opt bigger, just for defensive versatility. For example, the Thunder signing of Hollis Thompson. Thompson is just there to shoot, but at 6'7-6'8, he can guard a few positions. Tapely is limited in that way, especially if he doesn't have the added ability as a playmaker.
I hope that makes sense.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Road to the 2013 NBA Draft - Seniors - Part X | October
@Dexter Reed no problem. Sorry, was answering from my phone and autocorrect changed Tapely's name. It's all good, hope you check back to see when they are posted.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Road to the 2013 NBA Draft - Seniors - Part IX | October
Talley is scheduled to be in Part 10 of the seniors next week and Franklin will be in Part 5 of the juniors. Has nothing to do with where they play, just when I felt like watching their film. These were done in no particular order.
@aliceinwndrland Thank you!. Chase is on my senior list, so I will have something up about him in the next week or so
2 years ago on NBA Draft Scenarios - Orlando Magic | June
@CollegeWolf That would be great if they were able to get that. No way you don't do that deal
2 years, 1 month ago on NBA Draft Scenarios - Orlando Magic | June
@Pants80 I think Ross is a good pick at #18, but talk about him going lottery is crazy. He isn't going to be that good. But Wes did go #4, so definitely a better value
2 years, 1 month ago on 2012 Draft Scenarios - Minnesota T-Wolves
In all my years of doing this, no guest analysis has ever evoked sympathy from me. Minnesota fans, Congratulations. I really feel for you
@CollegeWolf Thanks, and yes, top-notch guest analysis on this one. :)
2 years, 1 month ago on NBA Draft Scenarios - Minnesota Timberwolves | June
@jman5729 I agree, but Brown is a free-agent, and I believe Telfair isn't guaranteed until July 1, so I can't assume they will be there next season, even though they both may be. Even if they both come back, they still need to add backcourt help.
2 years, 2 months ago on NBA Draft Scenarios - Phoenix Suns | June
@CollegeWolf Now you're just being mean
2 years, 2 months ago on Scouting Report - Austin Rivers | June
@CollegeWolf Yeah, and if Faried had gone to a team like Philadelphia or Houston or Portland, we wouldn't be saying that the "numbers" were right. Faried and Leonard are "fit" guys. You can't interchange them in different systems and expect similar results. Faried will be productive in fast-paced offenses, would be brutal in a team that operates in the half-court.
@CollegeWolf 2 things - 1) no matter what this guy, or people like Hollinger think, you can't use college stats as any kind of predictor on college success. 2) If you want to look at the numbers, they would look a lot different if the whole season was played as the ACC season was - with the offense going through Rivers. Numbers are used by people too lazy to spend the time watching everything
@CollegeWolf @jtshoopsblog I have to disagree a bit here. I don't see him getting better in college. His game has been centered for a NBA-style of play and it wouldn't improve much more in Duke's offense. I think he is going to surprise people with how quickly he adapts
@CollegeWolf Henson is the obvious choice if available. If he's not, it could be a big mistake reaching for a guy like Moultrie
2 years, 2 months ago on NBA Draft Scenarios - Detroit Pistons | June
Exactly. His actual draft value to me fell in the 6-10 range. Most likely, he is going to be a very good 2nd option on a team one day, but you don't use a Top 5 pick for that. Top 5, if you want to eventually get out of the lottery one day, you go for a team-changing player. He isn't
2 years, 2 months ago on NBA Draft Scenarios - Golden State Warriors | June
He could go in the second half of the 2nd round, but he is playing catch up in terms of workouts and things, so its tough to really project right now
2 years, 2 months ago on NBA Draft Blog Interview with Jamar Samuels | June
I would seriously consider that deal myself
2 years, 2 months ago on Scouting Report - Bradley Beal | June
I don't believe in things like being undersized or "tweeners", and most teams don't either. At the combine this week, I wouldn't be surprised if he measures as a legit 6'8 and probably closer to 235. Can play around the post against most 4s, and will work on his perimeter game to draw the defenders out.
2 years, 2 months ago on The Case For...JaMychal Green | June
@CollegeWolf That's why I don't get involved with things like that. 90% of players have about a 7 pick range where they should go. Anyone who says different just wants attention
2 years, 3 months ago on Scouting Report - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist | May
He is a good player, will be very good pro. Just not a potential #1 guy for a team, or someone you should build around. He will probably go 2-5 based on hype, but his value is more in the 6-10 range. Unless, if a team like the Buck, Rockets, Suns get into the Top 3, he would fit what they would need from him.