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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject:

Four Decade Bandwagon wrote:
What are the thoughts on Bruno Fernando?

Seems to be limited on offense but a high energy defensive player with potential. Kind of a Capela/Noel possibility?

My reasoning-

- Lakers are most likely picking in the low/mid 20s.
- Center looks to be the biggest necessity. Especially defensive and rebounding energy. McGee and Zubac are question marks.
- Lakers seem guard and SF heavy. Especially if they land one of the max free agents. PG being the other potential "need".

Any other centers fit the description and potentially available near the Lakers pick I should be watching this season?


1. Issues with hands under contact, takes bad shots under strong, forified post defense, despite having large hands.
2. More offensive oriented than Capela and Noel, due to role in Maryland. I think he's an underrated defender, because Noel and Capela were weaker post defenders early on, always went for the swat. Bruno is more of a balance, better position defender, but still a rim protector. Really underrated combination rebound rate and block rate.
3. Limited offensive feel; never really kicks out for shots; abnormally high TO% given offensive USG, some directly related to touch.
4. Mid-range jumpshot potential is there, and definitely ahead of Noel/Capela but age/experience.
5. Forget biggest "need", he may be the BPA. Unfortunately, I think it's a weaker draft in terms of depth, so I wouldn't be surprised if he went mid-late 1st, but before the Laker pick.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:15 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
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Mike, I still want your thoughts on Zion as Hefty Jordan.


I can see why you say Hefty Jordan, especially with the way he handles the ball and needs very little gather to get tremendous vert. By age, even their jumpshots (set shots) are respectively the same for now.

But, I definitely haven't seen enough of UNC Jordan to make any criticisms of his playmaking abilities. I know that MJ was a very high USG drive/kick guy early in his career, but even in the exhibition games, Williamson showed hints of advanced reads and passes that were cross court.

Do I think he'll be a 27/6/6 dude career? Way too early to tell. I think part of MJ's dominance was due to far reduced athletic competition at his position. Even Clyde Drexler was a tier or two lower in terms of that kind of athleticism outside of vertical and straight speed. But, people also forget the absurd motor MJ had, and that's what separated him from everybody. It wasn't just the quickness/strength/speed/vert/lateral, but how often it was repeated on the basketball floor.

If Williamson shows hints of that kind of motor (and frankly, who knows with the change in his diet and strength training program at his age), then sure, it's definitely possible that he's a #1 pick.

All the emphasis is on wings, but if there's a big that shows 1 or 2-way wing ability? Even better.

Great thoughts. I'm also most interested in seeing Zion's motor and fight on the court - does he have the dog in him that Nassir Little does? - especially on defense. He may be able to average 4 stocks per40 on freakish athletic ability and a modicum of effort, but I also want to see him rise to the challenge of getting stops down the stretch of close games.


I think it's a big transition for him, because he literally outsized/athleticized his HS competition so handedly. At least he may actually go up against some upperclassmen who can compete physically against him.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Is Shaq's kid a top 50 draft prospect?


He needs to shoot. Even then...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:35 pm    Post subject:

Jesusdelonla wrote:
what do you guys think of Bruno Mars?


Too short imo. Even if he shows Nate Robinson athleticism, it wont be enough.

And hes already 32.9 years old, more than 10.1 of the average college Senior. So I think his upside is limited.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject:

Giannis' brother got drafted and he barely played at Dayton so I'm pretty sure Shaq's kid will get drafted based off his name alone. He doesn't look too impressive though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:56 am    Post subject:

Stephon Marbury says Zion Williamson is 'way better than' LeBron James and 'it's not even close'

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"Zion is going to destroy the whole planet," Marbury said. "Zion is way better than LeBron, it's not even close ... He don't have to touch a basketball and he's better than LeBron James. I said that."


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Marbury is BVH?????
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:01 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
Stephon Marbury says Zion Williamson is 'way better than' LeBron James and 'it's not even close'

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"Zion is going to destroy the whole planet," Marbury said. "Zion is way better than LeBron, it's not even close ... He don't have to touch a basketball and he's better than LeBron James. I said that."


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Marbury is BVH?????

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