2020 Draft

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  1. JCSunsfan

    JCSunsfan Registered User

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    Slow clap for you.

    Smith does not seem to have any innate issues that might be a real hindrance to developement. He is long, athletic, has ball skills, has a high bball IQ, has a high work ethic. When you factor all of those things adding strength and some defensive perimeter skills should be doable.
     
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    Very good points but how you reached them more than a year ago is even more impressive.
     
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    lol I meant to say 9/4/20...not as good

    but it wouldn’t have made any sense to talk about Smith without the benefit of his sophomore year stats either..
     
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    Bump. The only part that stings is that we passed on Haliburton.
     
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    A LOT of teams passed on him!!
     
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    How many that needed a PGOF plus a back-up SG?
     
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    Yuma Working from home. Missing my free coffee!

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    At some point, if he is that great of a talent, a team will take him just based on value.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    I heard there were concerns about his personality and the fact that he's not great in any one skill. Good, but not great. I don't know what the worry was. I was surprised that SA passed on him for Vassell.
     
  9. CardsSunsDbacks

    CardsSunsDbacks Not So Skeptical

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    I could see the personality part if he did indeed tell teams not to draft him. If teams aren’t completely sold on his skills and he was asking teams to pass than they aren’t going to draft him.
     
  10. Mainstreet

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    I liked Haliburton but the other player I was really attached is Precious Achiuwa who went 20 to the Heat.

    Of the two big men that were available to the Suns it has always been Jalen Smith and Precious Achiuwa. I guess they will always be linked in my mind. He should have never fallen that far. I would have given almost anything to get both and the Suns front court would have been set for years.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    That is so shady. So this kid has the pull to tell teams to not pick him so he could go to... Sacramento? That doesn't seem very believable to me.
     
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    I would have taken Smith over Precious. I would have taken him over Pat Williams too. I would have liked Toppin more than Smith and Okongwu more too. But when you look at the numbers the difference between Smith and Okongwu is not large. Obi though would have been fantastic.
     
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    I was looking at the players available to the Suns on draft night. Precious was right there after Smith in my book.
     
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    Folster he/haw

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    Yeah. I don't buy it. A projected mid to late lottery prospect doesn't have a lot of pull. He was born in Oshkosh WI, and went to Iowa State yet he pulled strings to go to Sacramento?
     
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