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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:11 pm    Post subject: Kristaps Porzingis

I am doing a 180 on the draft .... with the #2 pick I want the Lakers to pick

Kristaps Porzingis

Yup, you think I am crazy, there's something about him and his game that screams "IT" to me. This is how I felt when watched clips of Damian Lillard.

I have a feeling he is Dirk part 2 ... the upside is too much and it is worth skipping on Towns or Okafor.

I hope Mitch is clever enough to possibly slide down to #3 or #4 to add assets (picks & cap space).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:17 am    Post subject:

I have a gut feeling that the Knicks will draft him, with the hope that he'll fill out and develop post skills (Pau Gasol rather than Dirk).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:34 am    Post subject:

He's too frail and doesn't have the skills of Dirk or Pau. He has a narrow frame with thin shoulders, if he adds weight he will lose some of his mobilty. He also doesn't like contact, role player at best.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:38 am    Post subject:

Didn't you say the same thing about trey burke
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:39 am    Post subject:

Lillard may have it, but you don't take him over Anthony Davis. Porzingis might pan out, but I'm not sure he pans out to the point where he is clearly above Okafor, Towns and Russell.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:42 am    Post subject:

I don't have the guts to take Porzingis at 2 but I would take him at 3.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:34 pm    Post subject:

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Didn't you say the same thing about trey burke


Nope
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:40 pm    Post subject:

It's hard for me to get a good read on the guy. He is highly productive in his league, especially in limited minutes, but gets pushed around A LOT considering his comp.

It only gets worse at the NBA level, and basically if I could trust that he'll gain strength, he's Top 4. But I can't, so I'd go Top 10.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:09 pm    Post subject:

http://youtu.be/1nkX7tv7ZYg


He def has that "IT" factor....interested in seeing where he ends up.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:35 pm    Post subject:

I stand by my earlier prediction. I doubt Phil takes Mudiay at #4, and I think if Porzingis fills out a little (no guarantee) he'll have much greater upside than Winslow. I don't like the physique either, but then I remember Pau as this rail-thin Euro when he first came over.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:39 pm    Post subject:

How does Krispy compare to Motiejunas at a similar age/competition?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:16 pm    Post subject:

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How does Krispy compare to Motiejunas at a similar age/competition?


Montiejunas doesn't have his footwork, lateral movement, or agility. Donatas was a basic post player first (one of my favorite guys in the post because he does the same move, equally proficient on both sides of the block, even with the off-hand), but his set shot and perimeter shooting is spot up only.

Porzingis, with his agility and athleticism, can not only pop those shots off, but basically get a similar shot selection to Kevin Durant as well, coming off of screens, being the ball-handler in a PnR situation, etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:26 am    Post subject:

I like krispy. If he winds up in a good situation he could develop nicely
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:09 pm    Post subject:

Looks like a more athletic Mehmet Okure.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:34 am    Post subject:

You have read the recent rave reviews http://hoopshype.com/player/kristaps-porzingis/

Two things he needs to do to hit a level of greatness in the NBA .....

1. Gain 20-30 pounds of muscle through working out correctly and eating right. 50% of which will be from his body maturing

2. Develop his intensity and mean streak, a killer instinct - not Kobe level but something similar to Dirk's assassin streak.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:22 am    Post subject:

Have you seen him play in an actual basketball game?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:42 am    Post subject:

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Have you seen him play in an actual basketball game?


I've watched enough game highlights. I didn't see Damian Lillard play in an actual game to see something special in him.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:46 am    Post subject:

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GoldenThroat wrote:
Have you seen him play in an actual basketball game?


I've watched enough game highlights. I didn't see Damian Lillard play in an actual game to see something special in him.


Thanks. You sure do hold onto the Damian Lillard thing. lol
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:13 am    Post subject:

I hope the Lakers can get him in for a team workout. How is he in the open floor and on defense. What's his position. He seems like a tall SF. Can he guard PF's, doesn't look like it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:02 pm    Post subject:

The next Darko Milicic
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:31 am    Post subject:

I saw KPs (Kristaps Porzingis) workout on Friday and he looked awfully impressive. This kid could end up being the best player in the draft five years from now. He is not the average European player and had he gone to college, he would have wound up being the number 1 pick over Karl Towns. If he puts on another 25 lbs, he will be a monster in this league. Very agile and athletic and he can shoot the ball. Right now strength will hold him back because of an inability to hold his position on the block.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:53 am    Post subject:

More like a taller Steve Novak/ mixed with Bargani
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:23 am    Post subject:

GoldenThroat wrote:
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Have you seen him play in an actual basketball game?


I've watched enough game highlights. I didn't see Damian Lillard play in an actual game to see something special in him.


Thanks. You sure do hold onto the Damian Lillard thing. lol


KRL, Lillard is the 2nd or 3rd best player from his draft. He went 6th. It wasn't that big of a find.

I'm not trying to insult you man, but you do bring it up a lot. Comes off as bragging.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:26 pm    Post subject:

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Have you seen him play in an actual basketball game?


I've watched enough game highlights. I didn't see Damian Lillard play in an actual game to see something special in him.


Thanks. You sure do hold onto the Damian Lillard thing. lol


KRL, Lillard is the 2nd or 3rd best player from his draft. He went 6th. It wasn't that big of a find.

I'm not trying to insult you man, but you do bring it up a lot. Comes off as bragging.


It is bragging. I have no trouble with it. Plus I clearly stated he would be the best player behind Anthony Davis.

Hindsight equals wasn't a big find. Go see my thread and when I posted it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:42 pm    Post subject:

KobeRe-Loaded wrote:
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GoldenThroat wrote:
KobeRe-Loaded wrote:
GoldenThroat wrote:
Have you seen him play in an actual basketball game?


I've watched enough game highlights. I didn't see Damian Lillard play in an actual game to see something special in him.


Thanks. You sure do hold onto the Damian Lillard thing. lol


KRL, Lillard is the 2nd or 3rd best player from his draft. He went 6th. It wasn't that big of a find.

I'm not trying to insult you man, but you do bring it up a lot. Comes off as bragging.


It is bragging. I have no trouble with it. Plus I clearly stated he would be the best player behind Anthony Davis.

Hindsight equals wasn't a big find. Go see my thread and when I posted it.


You posted the thread like a week before the draft, when everyone knew he was going high. You've also talked about the "visions of greatness" with Doug McDermott, how Thomas Robinson was a "star in the making", how Jeremy Tyler had "limitless talent", and you loved Jimmer Fredette. We tend to hear about those observations less. We get that you liked Lillard and he turned out to be good, but it doesn't validate every draft opinion that you have. Why we're talking about Damian Lillard in a Kristaps Porzingis thread is beyond me.
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