2021 NBA Draft Prospects Thread

Raze

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There are some good pg prospects this draft. Ayo, Mann, Miles, Butler, Ayayi, Bones. Cooper is another kid who is interesting and I saw an interview where he compared himself to CP3…

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Sharife Cooper
Grade A passer.
Grade A handles.
Grade F shooter.

The guy is dynamic in every aspect of the game except shooting. But hey, if Lonzo can fix his shot, ANYONE can.
 

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Getting a PGOTF prospect slipping to #29 because he can’t shoot is intriguing. They can be patient with him developing a shot. If it’s a wing or big they’d need him to be rotation ready unlike J Smith.
 

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Man... this team REALLY needs Jalen Smith to be a bench contributor next season. Whiffing on a lotto pick would blow, especially seeing as we’re an actual contender and he fits the EXACT NEED we’re looking for.

that said, not holding my breath there and I hope the team isn’t either as far as pursuing another legit big man presence on the team.
 

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#PIstons GM Troy Weaver on drafting on fit for the prospects: "They all fit. We won 20 games ... they all fit.":Dold
 

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Interesting article. Particularly in terms of profile coming into the draft, I can see some obvious comparisons, including 4 out of these 5 prospects to current players on the Suns roster.

Cooper - Cam Payne
Grimes - Mikal Bridges
Hyland - Langston Galloway
Mamukelashvili - Dario Saric
Sharpe - Andre Drummond

I really hope James Jones doesn't reach for Mamukelashvili in an effort to replicate Saric. I also don't see Hyland panning out here, similarly to how Galloway didn't pan out here. Cooper is boom or bust. Do we get the current Cam Payne or the Cam Payne who was out of the league? Grimes appears to he a safe pick, albeit duplicative unless the plan is to trade Bridges or Cam Johnson. Sharpe brings elements we desperately need, but he is raw (albeit not as raw as Queta).
 
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Called it before the Shamet trade and the Suns missed out. Miles McBride is a sleeper and will be a stud. He has shown just that.
 

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Called it before the Shamet trade and the Suns missed out. Miles McBride is a sleeper and will be a stud. He has shown just that.

Miles McBride was my choice at #29 as well.
 
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