2024 NBA Draft Thread

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Do people really care about this? The odds you will have the player on your team for his whole career is like 1%.

Players don't hit their prime till like 25. I really don't get why anyone cares.

It's sad how much age is a factor. Even if a player is a few years from their prime, the scouts think there's little room for development. They would rather get the next Giannis who spends years barely playing but with huge upside than someone ready to contribute right away.

There's almost always role players to be had later in the draft for this reason. Some teams do draft to fill specific needs, like Boston, and it works well but you need a couple of good young stars in place to pass on some of the potential that's available.
 

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How does a guy like this go undrafted?

40% 3pt shooter on good volume, good size, decent athlete

He must really suck on defense or something. - Actually his defensive rating doesn't look that bad.

Looks like a steal for a 2 way.

They were saying he wanted to go to the suns only, and by remaining undrafted that's how it was possible to come here.
 

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It's sad how much age is a factor. Even if a player is a few years from their prime, the scouts think there's little room for development. They would rather get the next Giannis who spends years barely playing but with huge upside than someone ready to contribute right away.

There's almost always role players to be had later in the draft for this reason. Some teams do draft to fill specific needs, like Boston, and it works well but you need a couple of good young stars in place to pass on some of the potential that's available.
This is how we got Mikal and Cam Johnson.
 

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They were saying he wanted to go to the suns only, and by remaining undrafted that's how it was possible to come here.
I'd like to understand why. You'd think any kid that got undrafted would be ok going to any NBA team.
 

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They were saying he wanted to go to the suns only, and by remaining undrafted that's how it was possible to come here.

Yeah, that's how Austin Reaves ended up with the Lakers. He wanted to go there.
 
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ANy of that could be true. I'd just like to know which. More out of curiosity than anything.
It would be interesting to know which.

It seems to be a smart thing to manipulate your way to the situation where you actually have a chance to succeed rather than be buried on a team that just had to burn a second rounder and will sit you in the bench.
 

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It would be interesting to know which.

It seems to be a smart thing to manipulate your way to the situation where you actually have a chance to succeed rather than be buried on a team that just had to burn a second rounder and will sit you in the bench.
I know in the NFL, when a lot of guys get to the seventh round, some rather go undrafted so their agents can get them into better situations for them. In the NBA, I would think second round paydays, while not guaranteed, should generally be better than undrafted contracts, unless you go over seas.
 

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