2017-2018 Draft Prospects watch.

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  1. hcsilla

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    I think it's getting more and more likely (especially with emergence of Jackson) that it will be Porter who drops to #7 (if not further).
     
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    Dusan Ristic of Arizona is a second round pick the Suns should consider. He stands 7 foot and weighs 245 pounds.

    He can shoot from outside, rebound and score inside to keep defenses honest.

    I think he is a sleeper pick.

    Here is some video.

     
  3. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Yeah I don’t see it. He has zero foot speed which will be a killer at the next level. He’s also not a rim protector. And he gets his shot swatted, in the restricted area, more than any 7 footer I’ve ever seen. A pretty good (but not even really good) college player who will likely make his living in Europe.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    While porter wouldn’t necessarily scratch our itch for either a pg or c/pf, pre-injury he was being spoken of as a potential candidate for the top pick in a loaded draft. If he ended up being medically cleared that could end up being a jackpot selection. We would be untraditional having essentially three larger sf’s rotating between the forward positions with porter, jj, and Warren. None would be great defending bigs, but we would likely have that non-positional design that the league seems to be converting to...
     
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    Maybe. I don't see him rated in NBA Draftnet but he stands out every time I watch him play.
     
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    I'm an Arizona alum and watch every game. Ristic is not a NBA player. He has developed some nice post moves but he is awful on defense. He could definitely play somewhere in Europe, though.
     
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    The fact that Sexton and Carter round out the top-10 is very exciting.
     
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    Tyler Ulis was considered and excellent college defender. He averaged 1.2 steals. Trae Young's defense is not highly regarded yet he averages 2 spg. Just a consideration.
     
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    Tra Holder is a PG that is starting to be projected as a second round prospect. If he is there with a later second round pick, the Suns might want to look at him.

    NBA DraftNet has him slotted to be drafted at #55.

     
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    that is something NBA teams really watch too. Remember a few years ago the concerns on Myles Turner because of the way he ran.

    They literally sent him to medical experts and PT to learn how to run correctly so he wouldn't ruin his career.

    Good player now but lots of NBA teams were terrified to pick him because the way he ran you just thought he was going to have a very injury plagued career.
     
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    I kinda give up on figuring out the draft. Last year, there were supposed to be three superstar level picks. Fultz, Jackson, and Ball. Well. Now we see DMitchell and Kyle Kuzma excelling. Jackson still might be ok, and so might Ball. No one knows about Fultz.

    While this draft has what seem like 7 fantastic picks at the top, half or more will bust if history says anything. Plus there will be two or so players no one really considered that will excel.

    Here are my absolutely uninformed choices.

    Potential top 7 busts. Doncic, Porter, Bagley.

    Later surprises: Shai, Shake, Shamet
     
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    I think the bust potentials are: Trae, doncic (bc let’s be honest, with euros we really have zero idea), Porter

    Definitely intrigued by shake and Shai but the number of successful 6’5-6’6 pgs is REALLY low.

    I also think Wendell carter may be one of those guys who emerges from his more touted teammate at the next level and could become an unexpected star.
     
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    The problem is that very few people think for themselves and come to their own opinions. (This is true in general, but especially in sports.) So one or two people decide that the draft has a "big three," and then everyone else piles on, because it's much easier -- and safer -- to look like you're up on the chatter than it is to make an independent assessment.

    My guess is that if you polled the NBA front office people who were high in the last lottery -- meaning, the actual experts who get paid a lot to do this for a living -- they saw the pool a lot differently. (We already know, for example, that Ainge had Tatum above Jackson, and possibly as high as #1, if his statements are to be believed.) Given that the NBA draft is a contest of incomplete information, decision-makers are well served to reveal as little as possible about how they actually think. So it's the mindless parroting of the social-media narrative that ends up asserting itself.
     
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    To many teams draft for need and not BPA
     
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    Shake, rattle and roll.
     

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