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#21 BSLRobShields

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 12:23 AM

Elaborate please.


Zion will be the first pick..he will be the box office guy.

But Zion, as talented and athletic as he is, needs to develop a shot. His size and strength and speed will be negated some at the next level and if he doesn’t develop a shot, he will be a little more limited. His defense should remain excellent though.

Morant does everything. He can shoot, he can pass, plays good D, etc...in a guard driven league, especially one where combo guards are really running the show on a lot of teams, I think his game fits perfectly in the NBA.

What Zion will bring off the court will matter and it’s a big reason whoever gets that first pick won’t pass him up.
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Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:03 AM

I haven't seen much of these guys, but from what I gather, Zion is considered the best prospect since either Anthony Davis or all the way back to LeBron.

Yes, his shooting is an issue, but he could basically be like Giannis or early career LeBron as a super athletic and skilled playmaking forward.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:41 AM

I haven't seen much of these guys, but from what I gather, Zion is considered the best prospect since either Anthony Davis or all the way back to LeBron.

Yes, his shooting is an issue, but he could basically be like Giannis or early career LeBron as a super athletic and skilled playmaking forward.


He certainly could be. His ball handling, defense and athleticism are insane for his size.

But I think Morant is a more complete player and plays a position where he can dominate the ball, pace of the game, etc...

I think Zion is going to be really good but I think Morant is a little more complete.
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Posted 23 March 2019 - 11:03 AM

He certainly could be. His ball handling, defense and athleticism are insane for his size.

But I think Morant is a more complete player and plays a position where he can dominate the ball, pace of the game, etc...

I think Zion is going to be really good but I think Morant is a little more complete.


Interesting take. Very different than what I've been hearing that we're talking about a once a decade type of prospect and then a huge gap, albeit another great prospect or two.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 11:07 AM

Interesting take. Very different than what I've been hearing that we're talking about a once a decade type of prospect and then a huge gap, albeit another great prospect or two.


Jay Williams was saying the other day that Morants game translates better to the NBA but he is one of the few who have said that.

Like I said, Zion brings some of the off the court stuff that makes him so valuable to an organization but I won’t be surprised if Morant ends up the better pro.

That being said, if Williamson develops a shot, watch out. He’s still so young, so it’s not like he can’t and he has a great head on his shoulders, so he will want to keep getting better and better. That’s why you take him #1 but I think I would take Morant to win ROY because i think his overall game is more ready right now.

They are both HOF level talents.
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Posted 26 March 2019 - 02:26 PM

SI: 2019 NBA Draft Big Board: Top 60 Prospects As College Basketball Tips Off

 

26. JA MORANT, G, MURRAY STATE | SOPHOMORE

Height: 6’3” | Weight: 170 | Age: 19

Morant was one of the buzziest prospects anywhere this summer, turning in a great showing at the CP3 Elite Camp and establishing himself as a mid-major prospect whose game will hold up anywhere. He slipped through the cracks as a high school player, but his athletic ability and all-around production as a true freshman have begun to set him apart. Morant’s jump shot needs a lot of work and will ultimately determine what his ceiling can be as a player, but his profile is otherwise NBA-caliber, and the first round is within reach especially given his age and potential for statistical growth

A lot has changed in very little time.



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Posted 26 March 2019 - 04:35 PM


A lot has changed in very little time.

Very cool.
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Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:54 AM

SI: 2019 NBA Mock Draft 5.0: Who Will Stand Out in the NCAA Tournament?

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:10 PM

Zion had a PER of 40.3 this year..highest ever.
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Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:06 PM

Big day for declares today:

Jerome & Hunter from the champs, the two Terps guys, Hachimura, and Zion made it official as well. 


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 09:19 PM

Love Hunter.

Top 5 picks should be Zion, RJ, Ja, Hunter and Culver in some order.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 10:57 AM

The Ringer: Unveiling The Ringer’s Top-30 NBA Draft Big Board


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:43 PM

SI: Ranking the Top 100 Prospects in the 2019 NBA Draft






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