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21 hours ago, Buddha said:

he looks like a softer chris bosh.

 

5 hours ago, Buddha said:

otoh, you can see how mobley could eventually become something like anthony davis.

So, are you saying he will develop into a star and then get himself moved to a championship team leaving his drafting team right back at square one of a rebuild?

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Not necessarily saying he is gonna get there,  cause if I thought that I wouldn't have him after Cade and Green on my big board but I do see alot of Giannis in him with how well he can handle the ball for his size and his overall athleticism. 

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8 hours ago, Buddha said:

otoh, you can see how mobley could eventually become something like anthony davis.

That is less idiotic than the Bosh comp.  Good job.

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I'll preface my comments with the usual: I know nothing about college ball and won't really start digging into these draft candidates until later in the year.

However, I struggle to justify drafting a big man in the lottery in today's NBA.  Even if this kid becomes AD, even AD didn't win until he joined Lebron.

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fellas, all this talk is silly because we all know they arent getting the #1 or #2 picks.

lets start talking about suggs or green because cunningham and mobley will be off the board by the time detroit picks.

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2 hours ago, Buddha said:

fellas, all this talk is silly because we all know they arent getting the #1 or #2 picks.

lets start talking about suggs or green because cunningham and mobley will be off the board by the time detroit picks.

I'd be thrilled with Suggs or Green almost as much as the top two guys plus the added bonus of Del's head exploding. This is a top 5 draft, need to stay in the top 5.

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39 minutes ago, NYLion said:

I'd be thrilled with Suggs or Green almost as much as the top two guys plus the added bonus of Del's head exploding. This is a top 5 draft, need to stay in the top 5.

we will pick 6th or 7th.  get comfortable with it now.

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3 hours ago, Buddha said:

we will pick 6th or 7th.  get comfortable with it now.

You are going to look real silly when they pick 8th.

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I think if they drop out of the top two then they should start to work the phones to come up with a trade.  Drop back a few spots plus land another pick, maybe in next years draft. 

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Vecenie is one of the best in the business.  He absolutely raves about this kid.

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In many ways, Mobley is a descendant of the Tim Duncan School of Fundamentals. When he dunks the ball, he just puts it in the hoop as opposed to jamming it home. A lot of his work is done fighting for position early despite a skinny frame. He’s an elite athlete but in ways that aren’t readily apparent. Whereas someone like DeAndre Jordan is an explosive leaper, Mobley is about as fluid an athlete as I’ve ever seen for being 7-foot tall. His lateral quickness and first-step agility are outrageous. His body control is unlike any gangly 7-footer’s since Davis. He can flip and drop his hips like he’s a normal-sized human, sliding all over the court and making his 7-foot-4 wingspan felt. He’s one of the more ambidextrous bigs I’ve evaluated, both in terms of handle and finishing ability.

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We’re at the point now where he’s a remarkable positional defender for a collegiate player. And that ends up showcasing itself on the interior too. In two NCAA Tournament games against USC, Drake and Kansas shot a combined 25 for 82 from 2-point range, an absurdly low 30.8 percent. USC ends up playing a decent amount of zone, largely to take advantage of Mobley’s ability to shut down the interior. He’s so big and long, with so much rotational awareness on the interior, that it’s almost impossible to finish over the top of him consistently. He uses verticality exceptionally well, both swatting and simply contesting floaters and attempts at the rim — if you can even get there. And if he does get a piece of the ball, there’s a good chance he’s keeping it in bounds and corralling it himself. Look at this possession against Kansas, where he dissuades one drive, then sees another and shadows him across the paint before blocking it, grabbing the board on his own and starting the break.

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Very few players have as diverse a shot portfolio as Mobley. Per Synergy, he took 18 percent of his shots out of rolls, 15 percent out of post-ups, 15 percent out of spot-ups, 12 percent out of cuts/dump-offs, 11 percent on offensive rebounds, 9 percent out in transition and 7 percent out of pure isolation. He also ran 11 pick-and-rolls as a ballhandler this season, scoring on six of them. He can get his offense in such a wide variety of ways because of how versatile his skill set is. To me, this actually portends some real potential as a shot-creating center in the modern era. He has real perimeter skills that he’s been developing since before he was tall. He and his father, Eric, who is on USC’s staff as an assistant coach, started working on guard skills before they worked on big skills.

 

 

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i dont want my superstar to be humbling and unassuming.

i want him to be a ******* killer who holds a grudge against anyone and everyone.

humbling and unassuming is grant hill.  i want a killer.  i want michael jordan.

hopefully mobley becomes a killer because he has amazing skills.  dont get me wrong, i wouldnt pass on him if i were detroit picking 2, but i would have some concerns about him just being a nice fella who wants to make everyone happy rather than someone who wants to rip out year heart to win a game of tiddlywinks.

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A few prospects playing in the Michigan game today at 5PM (I think).

Scottie Barnes plays for FSU and Sam Vecenie currently has him #6 on his board.

Vecenie has Franz Wagner #13.

Suggs (#3) and Kispert (#11) are playing right now for Gonzaga.

Mobley (#2) plays tonight at 9:40.  Chris Duarte will play in that game for Oregon and Vecenie has him #26.

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There might be some truth to Mobley being passive.  But his teams guard play does him zero favors.  They can't get him the ball.  He had a guard pinned on his hip and the USC guards couldn't move into position to create an angle for the entry pass.  College basketball is horrible.

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10 hours ago, Deleterious said:

There might be some truth to Mobley being passive.  But his teams guard play does him zero favors.  They can't get him the ball.  He had a guard pinned on his hip and the USC guards couldn't move into position to create an angle for the entry pass.  College basketball is horrible.

he's definitely passive.  he's also very young and has time to get older, wiser, and wall punchier.

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Jalen Suggs in the tournament so far.

35% from the floor

9% from three

3.7 assists per game

4.7 turnovers per game

Yikes

 

 

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Over the next 7 years OKC has 18 first round picks and 17 second round picks.

Plus, they already have someone (IMO) who is a future all league type player in SGA.  23 ppg, 6 apg, 41% from three, 62% TS%.  Those are star numbers.

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53 minutes ago, Deleterious said:

Over the next 7 years OKC has 18 first round picks and 17 second round picks.

Plus, they already have someone (IMO) who is a future all league type player in SGA.  23 ppg, 6 apg, 41% from three, 62% TS%.  Those are star numbers.

there was an interesting question on james edwards' podcast the other day: if the pistons were picking #1 (lol, i know, but bear with me) and okc was #2, how much of that draft capital would they have to offer you to trade down from #1 to #2?

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1 hour ago, Buddha said:

there was an interesting question on james edwards' podcast the other day: if the pistons were picking #1 (lol, i know, but bear with me) and okc was #2, how much of that draft capital would they have to offer you to trade down from #1 to #2?

Good question.

No desire to move off of Cade.  So I would ask for so much that the last thing you would hear is Presti laughing as he hung up.

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Mobley is kind of bad at post defense.  Mostly due to his lack of size/strength.  Thankfully for him, nobody in the NBA has posted up since 1998.

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2 hours ago, Deleterious said:

Mobley is kind of bad at post defense.  Mostly due to his lack of size/strength.  Thankfully for him, nobody in the NBA has posted up since 1998.

(because he's too passive and might not have the frame to put on the necessary strength...)

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