Kuzma at UCLA = top 10 pick?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Kuzma at UCLA = top 10 pick?

Lonzo is making him look great.

Looking forward to lonzo making randle a lot of money this season, just turn every game into a track meet Julius
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject:

I wonder if this will get locked? I'd bet yes. Let's see
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject:

Well TJ Leaf was drafted at 18, so I could envision Kuzna with his defense going to Miami at 14, seeing that they took a PF.

Lonzo, Kuzma, Hart NCAA champ team??
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:20 pm    Post subject:

Easily.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:20 pm    Post subject:

I think Kuzmas' game has improved since he left college, that's why he seems so much better than his draft position would indicate.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject:

kevin61 wrote:
I think Kuzmas' game has improved since he left college, that's why he seems so much better than his draft position would indicate.


Kuzma also had an amazing draft combine.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject:

Leaf was a freshman and shot insane percentages.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject:

Laker4lifer4real wrote:
Well TJ Leaf was drafted at 18, so I could envision Kuzna with his defense going to Miami at 14, seeing that they took a PF.

Lonzo, Kuzma, Hart NCAA champ team??

Didn't think of it like that but yea I can see them taking it
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject:

C'mon! Does it matter?? He's a great pick but let's not go overboard! Let him progress and go from there. Geez!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject:

Kuzma has more tools than Leaf.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject:

Kuzma's a junior, top 10 drafts usually want freshmans. Kuzma probably would be in the 16-20 range.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject:

I am sure he would be top 15 at least a lottery pick.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject:

Summer. League.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject:

I think if the draft were today he'd move up about 10 spots
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject:

kevin61 wrote:
I think if the draft were today he'd move up about 10 spots


I think that's fair. Although guys like John Collins and TJ Leaf look like they should have been taken earlier. It also keeps bearing in mind that, as compared to most lottery picks, Kuzma is older and more experienced. That has to be taken into account. Where will some of these guys be in 2-3 years from now? It's not an apples-apples comparison.

Definitely a steal. No ifs or buts about that though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:50 pm    Post subject:

I have been thinking the same. I am a huge UCLA Basketball fan and have been considering the idea that Kuzma is better than Leaf. He has looked really good in summer league that is for sure.

As good as we did in the draft the past couple of years, I think Magic and Rob made excellent picks this year. If they are able to come up with a couple more winners over the next few years, we may end out looking back on Mitch and thinking he got less than we thought.

Seems like the current draftees have better all around games, better two way games than anyone Mitch and Jim brought in, with perhaps the exception of Ingram. I can really see Kuzma developing into a solid rotation player here.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Kuzma at UCLA = top 10 pick?

ingle wrote:
Lonzo is making him look great.

Looking forward to lonzo making randle a lot of money this season, just turn every game into a track meet Julius


I think Ingram will benefit more from Lonzo than Julius.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:07 pm    Post subject:

Devin ebanks and derrick caracter says hello.
Both summer league stars
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:24 pm    Post subject:

He probably goes 27 to the lakers
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:28 pm    Post subject:

mad55557777 wrote:
Devin ebanks and derrick caracter says hello.
Both summer league stars


Come on, neither of them looked this good in SL.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:47 pm    Post subject:

mad55557777 wrote:
Devin ebanks and derrick caracter says hello.
Both summer league stars


Lol both looked like trash compared to Kuzma. I say that having watched the Ebanks/Caracter SL team religiously.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:50 pm    Post subject:

Ziggy wrote:
mad55557777 wrote:
Devin ebanks and derrick caracter says hello.
Both summer league stars


Come on, neither of them looked this good in SL.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:21 am    Post subject:

Let's not act like Lonzo is directly making Kuzma good. Kuzma has been balling since he declared for the draft. He killed every workout and was a standout at the combine scrimmages.

I'm not saying Lonzo's contagious unselfishness isn't a part of it, but I don't think its right to discredit all the hard work he's put in.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:45 am    Post subject:

Caracter was a really high recruit out of high school. Ironically, he had some character issues that led to him transferring to UTEP and ultimately hampered any chance he had in the NBA.

Dont see those issues with Kuzma.

Yes, it is only summer league, but we have every right to be excited and optimistic. These guys are playing great. Not just well, great. It is what you imagine good players would do in summer league. Much better than them struggling through.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:46 am    Post subject:

i wish we could see kuzma vs dj wilson in summer league
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