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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:05 pm    Post subject: Welcome to the Lakers Austin Reaves

Undrafted rookie from Oklahoma 23 years old.
6'6" point/shooting guard
Nice shooting form. College 3 point shooting percentage declined from 50% to 30% in 4 years
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:24 pm    Post subject:

He was being too aggressive on shot creating. All he was doing was shoot in his freshmen year. He will make it to the NBA if his shooting is back
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:41 pm    Post subject:

82nd%tile in NCAA as P&R Handler. with a lot of reps.
77%tile Spot up shooter
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:16 pm    Post subject:

Ranked 42nd ESPN https://www.espn.com/nba/draft/bestavailable/_/position/ovr/page/1 (click his drop tab)

Ranked 39th The Ringer https://nbadraft.theringer.com/

Ranked 32nd on the Athletic by Sam Vecinne

Ranked 45th SI https://www.si.com/nba/2021/07/27/nba-draft-big-board-top-80-prospect-rankings-cade-cunningham-jalen-green

Ranked 42nd CBS https://www.cbssports.com/nba/draft/prospect-rankings/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:50 pm    Post subject:

On his nickname:

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During my redshirt year, one of the graduate assistants came up to me one day and said: “I figured it out.” I asked him what he was talking about. He said it was my nickname. “Hillbilly Kobe. HBK.” [Laughs] One of my other teammates heard him and it just progressed from there. I said, well, whatever you want to call me, man!

It was cool, though, because my favorite player was Kobe Bryant. I vividly remember watching the final game of his career. It was late at night and my mom was in bed and I was jumping up and down and just yelling. She runs in the room and asks me if I’m okay. She thought something was wrong. But yeah, I’m cool with the nickname. It’s pretty funny and it’s got some meaning behind it. Like, I’m from the middle of nowhere and I grew up on a farm.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:42 am    Post subject:

Check out this pass. Keep in mind, he's a right-hander!

https://youtu.be/e99SJ0duR4k?t=77
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:48 am    Post subject:

Runway8 wrote:
Check out this pass. Keep in mind, he's a right-hander!

https://youtu.be/e99SJ0duR4k?t=77


Everyone needs to watch from 2:03 to 2:10 in that video too
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:53 am    Post subject:

Jalen Suggs was a parking cone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbi6IQz1R7Q
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:57 am    Post subject:

the key was the difference in his 3p shooting from witchita state to okla.

first 2 years was catch and shoot at ~45%

last 2 years was primary playmaker at 30% having to do much more shooting on the move.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:02 am    Post subject:

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During my redshirt year, one of the graduate assistants came up to me one day and said: “I figured it out.” I asked him what he was talking about. He said it was my nickname. “Hillbilly Kobe. HBK.” [Laughs] One of my other teammates heard him and it just progressed from there. I said, well, whatever you want to call me, man!

It was cool, though, because my favorite player was Kobe Bryant. I vividly remember watching the final game of his career. It was late at night and my mom was in bed and I was jumping up and down and just yelling. She runs in the room and asks me if I’m okay. She thought something was wrong. But yeah, I’m cool with the nickname. It’s pretty funny and it’s got some meaning behind it. Like, I’m from the middle of nowhere and I grew up on a farm.


That Nick name is hilarious. He's good. Can't wait to see how he does against elite talent.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:04 am    Post subject:

DancingBarry wrote:
On his nickname:

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During my redshirt year, one of the graduate assistants came up to me one day and said: “I figured it out.” I asked him what he was talking about. He said it was my nickname. “Hillbilly Kobe. HBK.” [Laughs] One of my other teammates heard him and it just progressed from there. I said, well, whatever you want to call me, man!

It was cool, though, because my favorite player was Kobe Bryant. I vividly remember watching the final game of his career. It was late at night and my mom was in bed and I was jumping up and down and just yelling. She runs in the room and asks me if I’m okay. She thought something was wrong. But yeah, I’m cool with the nickname. It’s pretty funny and it’s got some meaning behind it. Like, I’m from the middle of nowhere and I grew up on a farm.


Hillbilly Kobe,
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:23 am    Post subject:

Austin Rivers?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:52 am    Post subject:

he was the most efficient combo G finisher in the draft

also, his first 2 years at Wichita St. he had a crazy 1.7ppp on catch and shoot, was basically the most efficient c&s player in CBB. lol. shooting upside is def there
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:10 am    Post subject:

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“It’s easy to see why the Lakers were the most attractive option.”
https://theathletic.com/2741125/2021/07/30/nba-draft-winners-losers-and-superlatives-30-thoughts-on-who-impressed-and-surprised/?source=twitterhq
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:13 am    Post subject:

How do you turn down the ability to get drafted? I assume he didn't work out for teams, but that doesn't guarantee anything.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:14 am    Post subject:

seble24 wrote:
How do you turn down the ability to get drafted? I assume he didn't work out for teams, but that doesn't guarantee anything.


it happens often with players in the 50s - there's talk between teams and agents, and the agents relay not to draft their player.. the player then gets to choose where he wants to play instead of being drafted by Minnesota or something
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:15 am    Post subject:

Welcome Austin! Pro tip: Shoot 50% from 3 like you did as a freshman!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:00 pm    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
Austin Rivers?


He already has a better penetrating game than Rivers. Whereas, this is Austin Rivers... https://youtu.be/JrK2Fv1s0qk
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:30 pm    Post subject:

looks like a right-handed dragic
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:31 pm    Post subject:

Going to be interesting to see if he and/ or Ayayi can contribute this year.

For the draft gurus... what kind of expectations can realistically be put on Reaves (or Ayayi) this season?

Any chance they could be role players off the bench? Perhaps in the second half of the season? I'm expecting a couple vet mins Gs to be added, but how do these rookies compare?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:35 pm    Post subject:

Any relation to "Big Country" Reaves? Dude was one of maybe two or three guys who consistently gave Shaq problems back in the day.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:59 pm    Post subject:

https://youtu.be/9LlFMluGfGk shaking dudes for a game winner, scoring 40
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:09 pm    Post subject:

Osama YoMama wrote:
Any relation to "Big Country" Reaves? Dude was one of maybe two or three guys who consistently gave Shaq problems back in the day.


I remember Bryant "Big Country" Reeves from OSU when they played the Bruins in '95. Too bad he had to retire with back issues. Not likely to be related, even the name is spelled differently.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:12 pm    Post subject:

lakersfan32 wrote:
looks like a right-handed dragic


I think he has more potential. Dragic is more of a straight line driver. Takes off when he sees an angle. He doesn't have much horizontal herky jerky moves, which Austin seems to have. Austin looks comfortable creating both left and right. Dragic is a bit weak with his off-hand. If THT and Austin become players... wow. Can't wait for this summer league.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:53 pm    Post subject:

What the Lakers are getting, The Athletic:

https://theathletic.com/2739070/2021/07/30/austin-reaves-goes-to-the-los-angeles-lakers-heres-what-theyre-getting/


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