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  1. #281
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    Quote Originally Posted by BD80 View Post
    Brutal.

    I love it.

    To bad he can't fall back on his skills speaking Swahili like his predecessors.





    It would pay Matt Kuchar's caddies for the rest of his life Ö and Matt would still have plenty left to put in his pocket
    good one. As for Jimmy Butler and his tip money, that guy is unhappy wherever he goes...he has talent, but his 'tude is rarely helpful.

  2. #282
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth&Justise View Post
    Two thoughts from last night:

    1. Patterned jackets are very in, and socks and ties are very out.

    2. My Wizards seemed to have a competent night. First they took Hachimura with the 9th pick, which some called a stretch, but there wasn't a ton separating the guys picked 7th-15th. Hachimura is as good as any of them, though I hope we won't come to regret passing on Cam Reddish. Mostly I'm fine with this pick.

    The real sharp move was trading into the second round. Philly, desperate to cut salary, was willing to give up #42 if a team took on Jonathan Simmons's contract. So without sacrificing other assets (just cash), the Wiz bought into the second round and selected Admiral Schofield. Pretty simple with Schofield: he's 6'6" 240 lb and shot 42% from three. Seems like a guy who could be a rotation piece down the line, so kudos to Washington for getting him for basically nothing. Maybe this was an opportunity to swing for the fences on Bol Bol, but can't complain too much.

    So far having no GM is better than the previous option for the Wizards.
    1. Also, "Hey, I can still fit into my pants from 8th grade! No one will notice they only come halfway down my shins!"

    2. The Sixers must love it when fans of "Les Boulez" are chortling about how they got a free pick in exchange for some loose change under the couch cushions and the privilege for cutting someone like Jonathon Simmons, even though they don't have a GM. Schofield is exactly the kind of player that's worth taking a chance on in the 2nd round: a talented player with a high motor, a character guy that might find a way to get better and contribute. If he was 3" taller he would have been drafted 20 slots higher. Instead, the Sixers punted and traded what amounts to lunch money for a much worse player.
    "Quality is not an option!"

  3. #283
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    Not that weird

    Quote Originally Posted by Natty_B View Post
    Seems super weird they didn't have Hachimura in for a workout or apparently even talk to him during the draft process.
    This is the Wizards, after all.

  4. #284
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    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    Since trades have to be reported to the league office, I can't imagine why the league would allow a change of heart...that could get pretty chaotic...
    I'll refer back to the other part of my question then...why not just make the trades official (pending a physical evaluation) and do things like the NFL does for the draft?

  5. #285
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    I'll refer back to the other part of my question then...why not just make the trades official (pending a physical evaluation) and do things like the NFL does for the draft?
    I don't know what the "NFL does for the draft", but I agree that the way it was handled last night was very confusing. Regardless of how uncommon the volume of trades last night might be, it should be a pretty simple switch (whether official or unofficial) to let the viewer know the ultimate team that a draftee is headed to.

    - Chillin

  6. #286
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChillinDuke View Post
    I don't know what the "NFL does for the draft", but I agree that the way it was handled last night was very confusing. Regardless of how uncommon the volume of trades last night might be, it should be a pretty simple switch (whether official or unofficial) to let the viewer know the ultimate team that a draftee is headed to.

    - Chillin
    They announce the trade with the pick.

    Say the Jets have the 27th pick and trade it to the Lions. It goes like this:

    "Pick 27 is in"
    "The New York Jets have traded the 27th pick to the Detroit Lions."
    "Pick is Player X"

    This way the fans know and​ the player that was just drafted knows.

  7. #287
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    They announce the trade with the pick.

    Say the Jets have the 27th pick and trade it to the Lions. It goes like this:

    "Pick 27 is in"
    "The New York Jets have traded the 27th pick to the Detroit Lions."
    "Pick is Player X"

    This way the fans know and​ the player that was just drafted knows.
    The NHL does it essentially the same way. Team A trades pick to Team B, Bettman announces the trade, Team B selects the player it wants with the pick it just acquired. The way the NBA does it seems needlessly complicated and makes the draft rather confusing.

  8. #288
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    Quote Originally Posted by JetpackJesus View Post
    The NHL does it essentially the same way. Team A trades pick to Team B, Bettman announces the trade, Team B selects the player it wants with the pick it just acquired. The way the NBA does it seems needlessly complicated and makes the draft rather confusing.
    There are a ton of instances of guys getting drafted and giving interviews right after thinking they're going to that team instead of the team they were traded to.

  9. #289
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    Undrafted Free Agent Signings

    Tyus Battle (Syracuse), Timberwolves
    Marques Bolden (Duke), Cavaliers
    Phil Booth (Villanova), Cavaliers
    Brian Bowen (Louisville/Sydney), Pacers
    Ky Bowman (Boston College), Warriors
    Oshae Brissett (Syracuse), Clippers
    Jordan Caroline (Nevada), Lakers
    Aubrey Dawkins (UCF), Pelicans
    Terence Davis (Ole Miss), Nuggets
    Luguentz Dort (Arizona State), Thunder
    Tacko Fall (UCF), Celtics
    Jaylen Hoard (Wake Forest), Trail Blazers
    Dedric Lawson (Kansas), Warriors
    Jalen Lecque (High school), Suns
    Fletcher Magee (Wofford), Bucks
    Luke Maye (UNC), Bucks
    Zach Norvell Jr (Gonzaga), Lakers
    Shamorie Ponds (St. John's), Rockets
    Naz Reid (LSU), Timberwolves
    Justin Robinson (Virginia Tech), Wizards
    Dean Wade (Kansas State), Cavaliers
    Kris Wilkes (UCLA), Knicks
    Kenny Williams (UNC), Spurs

    Click each name for an article with some details. Could be just a Summer League commitment, or it could be a more substantial contract.

    Feel free to add to this partial list.

  10. #290
    I'm NBA-ignorant (I'm ignorant with regard to everything else, but I'm also ignorant regarding the NBA), but I imagine some of those undrafted FAs are viable in pro rotations if given adequate opportunity. I'm curious what y'all think of these guys and their chances of landing a steady NBA gig.

    After the retrospective look contrasting DBR drafts with the current Toronto Championship roster (including undrafted guys), I'm wondering if it would be worthwhile to add some undrafted free agency stuff to the DBR annals. Maybe a poll in which members vote for undrafted FAs they think will eventually find a steady place in the NBA?

  11. #291
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    The fact that Bolden signed his deal about an hour after the draft was finalized makes me think he had received some sort of guarantee prior to deciding to leave. If thatís the case then we really canít fault him for going (not that we could regardless) as staying at Duke another year would likely have put him back in the same scenario and a year older.

  12. #292
    Quote Originally Posted by brevity View Post
    Undrafted Free Agent Signings

    Tyus Battle (Syracuse), Timberwolves
    Marques Bolden (Duke), Cavaliers
    Phil Booth (Villanova), Cavaliers
    Brian Bowen (Louisville/Sydney), Pacers
    Ky Bowman (Boston College), Warriors
    Oshae Brissett (Syracuse), Clippers
    Jordan Caroline (Nevada), Lakers
    Aubrey Dawkins (UCF), Pelicans
    Terence Davis (Ole Miss), Nuggets
    Luguentz Dort (Arizona State), Thunder
    Tacko Fall (UCF), Celtics
    Jaylen Hoard (Wake Forest), Trail Blazers
    Dedric Lawson (Kansas), Warriors
    Jalen Lecque (High school), Suns
    Fletcher Magee (Wofford), Bucks
    Luke Maye (UNC), Bucks
    Zach Norvell Jr (Gonzaga), Lakers
    Shamorie Ponds (St. John's), Rockets
    Naz Reid (LSU), Timberwolves
    Justin Robinson (Virginia Tech), Wizards
    Dean Wade (Kansas State), Cavaliers
    Kris Wilkes (UCLA), Knicks
    Kenny Williams (UNC), Spurs

    Click each name for an article with some details. Could be just a Summer League commitment, or it could be a more substantial contract.

    Feel free to add to this partial list.
    A good number of those guys made very questionable decisions. Will there be similar list of high school kids in a couple of years?

  13. #293
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    Hereís hoping that Marques can make it stick!
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  14. #294
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke79UNLV77 View Post
    A good number of those guys made very questionable decisions. Will there be similar list of high school kids in a couple of years?
    There were certainly players who should have gone back to school, but I also see Tyus Battle who would likely have been drafted last year and should have stayed in the draft then. Probably Shamorie Ponds and Ky Bowman too; at they very least they could have left a year earlier and gotten a head start on the process. So it goes both ways. At least there are more avenues now for these undrafted guys to pick up a small contract and have a shot. If they can play, they have a chance to prove it.

  15. #295
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke79UNLV77 View Post
    A good number of those guys made very questionable decisions.
    I count two: Luke Maye and Kenny Williams.

    Not that they need it, but most early entry players have my blessing, as long as they understand that the NBA Draft is a fickle choice of 60, out of a pool of candidates at least double that, and so a lot of uncertainty is to be expected. You need all the bravado to stand out AND all the humility to handle any outcome.

  16. #296
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    Quote Originally Posted by UrinalCake View Post
    The fact that Bolden signed his deal about an hour after the draft was finalized makes me think he had received some sort of guarantee prior to deciding to leave. If thatís the case then we really canít fault him for going (not that we could regardless) as staying at Duke another year would likely have put him back in the same scenario and a year older.
    Clearly the Cavs had interest in Bolden, but I'm not sure there's much to the notion of any kind of guarantee here...he'll get a chance to compete, maybe get deal if things go ultra well, or a G League deal...that's about the best he can hope for.
    He might come out of this with something tangible, or absolutely nothing.

  17. #297
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    Clearly the Cavs had interest in Bolden, but I'm not sure there's much to the notion of any kind of guarantee here...he'll get a chance to compete, maybe get deal if things go ultra well, or a G League deal...that's about the best he can hope for.
    He might come out of this with something tangible, or absolutely nothing.
    Well, if he doesn't already have some kind of undisclosed guarantee from the Cavs, his short term basketball future will come down to a handful of summer league games. I wish Bolden the best; he can't afford a bad performance or a disappearing act if he wants to quell some of the criticism that contributed to him going undrafted.

  18. #298
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    On CBSí Eye on College Basketball pod, Gary Parrish shared the following about Cam Reddish (paraphrase)

    ďI was listening to a college basketball analyst interviewed on Dave Glennís show down in NC. He said, ďIf Cam Reddish is a great shooter, why doesnít he make 3s? If heís supposed to be a great athlete, why doesnít he finish at the rim? I donít think we know what Cam Reddish is on a basketball court.Ē Normally, I wouldnít pay close attention to that talk because lots of people have said that, but the analyst speaking was Chris Spatola, Mike Krzyzewskiís son-in-law.Ē

    Ouch.

    Glad the draft is over and he went top 10.

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    Well, we do know some things

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Dat View Post
    On CBSí Eye on College Basketball pod, Gary Parrish shared the following about Cam Reddish (paraphrase)

    ďI was listening to a college basketball analyst interviewed on Dave Glennís show down in NC. He said, ďIf Cam Reddish is a great shooter, why doesnít he make 3s? If heís supposed to be a great athlete, why doesnít he finish at the rim? I donít think we know what Cam Reddish is on a basketball court.Ē Normally, I wouldnít pay close attention to that talk because lots of people have said that, but the analyst speaking was Chris Spatola, Mike Krzyzewskiís son-in-law.Ē

    Ouch.

    Glad the draft is over and he went top 10.
    For example, we know that a lottery pick should not go 2-8 in his last game, which his team lost by 1 and therefore failed to reach the final four.

    Lottery picks also shouldnít make 7 baskets in the ACC Tournament and 10 in three NCAA games. There was an additional NCAA game, but thatís a separate issue.

    I havenít felt this nervous about a #10 pick since Austin Rivers, who has averaged in double figures only twice in seven years.

    I wish him every success, so Iím just sayiní.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subzero02 View Post
    Well, if he doesn't already have some kind of undisclosed guarantee from the Cavs, his short term basketball future will come down to a handful of summer league games. I wish Bolden the best; he can't afford a bad performance or a disappearing act if he wants to quell some of the criticism that contributed to him going undrafted.
    I'm not sure what you expect from these signings, but my understanding is that most of the time it just gives the player an opportunity to compete for a spot on the team OR a G League contract...maybe someone will correct me, but these deals rarely entail any kind of guarantee of making the team...if he plays well, he'll do better than the "handful of summer league games" you mention....it's up to him to perform now and impress the Cavs.

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