2021 NBA Draft Prospects Thread

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The Suns need to start looking now for a Pass first PG who can also shoot well. CP3 may not be here for long but we have seen what that does for both Booker/Ayton. If not through the draft, they need to leverage the draft to possibly pull off a trade. Have no clue who that would be. Easier said than done.
 

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The more time he has under CP3 the better. We shouldn't have a problem landing a decent PG, sadly if we want more than decent we may have to say goodbye to some of the family favorites. I'm scared and excited at the same time.
 

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He's the kid nobody thinks is going to college, like Ayton when he was in HS, but Duren keeps saying he will. He's got 3 schools plus the G league and the NBL but he keeps saying he'd like to play in college. UCLA was in his top 11 but we were told almost all the schools on the list had stopped recruiting him and UCLA was one of them and got cut in his final 5. We were told UCLA told him if you want to come to UCLA and qualify we would love to have you which was basically Cronin's way of saying we don't think you're going to college and won't scare off other recruits chasing you and then you bail. Kentucky, Memphis and Miami all have enough scholarships they can hold a spot open for Duren just in case. The people who've seen him, even the UCLA guys, said he's special.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. He seems somewhat in our range. Big guy, rebounder, seems to move well (not Ayton well, but we’ll for a 6’11 265lbs dude) and has a nice stroke from outside from few highlight/workout vids I’ve seen. I think his downside is he needs to watch his weight. Played behind a couple older players if I recall correctly. Nice prospect for a potential backup C. Though I wonder if Jones would go big two years in a row.
Saw a him play a bunch last year. Positives: Extreamly high motor, and great rebounder. Player Comparisons: Montrez Harrel or a better Richaun Holmes. Weaknesses: Limited Post moves, bad free throw shooter and limited shooting range (although he has improved his shot in the offseason).
I would take a chance on him if he's there. Hard worker, will improve and most importantly, will bring the toughness and grit every night.
 

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As a reminder, the NBA Draft is July 29th, 2021. It's so close.

Maybe we can do some individual threads on prospects who might be available at #29?


Here is a link to the Tankathon Mock Draft.

 

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As a reminder, the NBA Draft is July 29th, 2021. It's so close.

Maybe we can do some individual threads on prospects who might be available at #29?


Here is a link to the Tankathon Mock Draft.


I hate to ask this, but do the suns even employ any scouts now?

I almost wonder if they are using tankathon or something similar to make the pick.

To be honest I expect them to trade it somehow.
 

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I hate to ask this, but do the suns even employ any scouts now?

I almost wonder if they are using tankathon or something similar to make the pick.

To be honest I expect them to trade it somehow.
Tankathon didn't say, "Draft Jalen Smith with Pick 10," last season.
 

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I hate to ask this, but do the suns even employ any scouts now?

I almost wonder if they are using tankathon or something similar to make the pick.

To be honest I expect them to trade it somehow.

I think the Suns have scouts but I can't name any. I wouldn't be surprised if they traded the pick to clear salary space either.
 

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I think the Suns have scouts but I can't name any. I wouldn't be surprised if they traded the pick to clear salary space either.

The pick is at the end of the first round. What space would they be clearing? They still need to fill out their roster, and not just with bodies like Galloway and Damian Jones ended up being.
 
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The pick is at the end of the first round. What space would they be clearing? They still need to fill out their roster, and bit just with bodies like Galloway and Damian Jones ended up being.

Maybe attaching a first round pick to Jevon Carter and using that money elsewhere. Maybe they get a second round pick in return or perhaps a player.
 
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