2020 NBA Draft

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  1. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    I know it's a half year away but I wanted to start a thread for the 2020 nba draft. Here is an interview
    with Nico Mannion of AZ who is expected to be a top 5 lottery pick in round 1. The kid can be another
    Steve Nash type only with more athletecism. Notice how they describe Nico as having sneaky athletecism and he laughs about it and says that he is athletic and they can call it whatever they want. Love it!

    https://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/28453206/nba-mock-draft-likely-lottery-teams-do-no-1
     
  2. Shadowlight

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    A few developments. First I won't shy away from this I am a little disappointed in PG Nico Mannion's play. His AZ team will be on TV later tonight. I like his handle and passing and basketball IQ. He looks the part. I wish he was more aggressive in getting into the lane though. But his shooting has been very inconsistent either from deep or on drives. I think with some seasoning and added strength those areas can improve. Still he is seen as a near lottery type first round pick.

    The biggest riser is Israeli SF Deni Avdija who is listed as high as the second pick in the draft. Again I am not sure about his shooting touch but the best comparison is Gordon Hayward because of his all around play and superb passing abilities. And he is a smooth underrated athlete too.

    Another name that might sneak into the first round is big man foreigner Aleksej Pokushevski who at 7'0" can jump and block shots and looks like he has a high ceiling.
     
  3. Bucky

    Bucky Mentor

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    Appreciate the heads up on Avdija and Pokushevski!

    Here's a very comprehensive article with viedoes breaking down Pok's game.

    https://www.thestepien.com/2019/05/06/2020-international-guide-curious-case-aleksej-pokusevski/

    I'll agree also a little disappointed in Mannion. Let's hope he can improve his play with March only a month away!

    Mentioned before but Transfer Justin Pierce is struggling with UNC. Thought he had some potential when Transferring from William and Mary.
     
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