NBA Draft Combine 2019

Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by Mainstreet, May 10, 2019.

  1. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    47,975
    Likes Received:
    6,207
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    The NBA Draft Combine will happen in Chicago on May 16th and 17th. Zion and Morant are supposed to be in attendance.

    Here is an excerpt from CBS Sports:


    Among the 66 players are some of this year's top prospects headlined by Duke's Zion Williamson and his teammate, RJ Barrett, both of whom enter next week as projected top-3 picks. Murray State point guard Ja Morant, a near-lock to go inside the top-5 of the draft, is also expected to be in attendance. Of the top 10 players on the CBS Sports Top 100 Big Board, only one -- France sensation Sekou Doumbouya -- is not expected to attend.

    https://www.cbssports.com/college-b...66-players-expected-to-attend-annual-combine/
     
  2. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    47,975
    Likes Received:
    6,207
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    One of the interesting things for me is to know Zion's official height and wingspan.
     
    Hoop Head likes this.
  3. Hoop Head

    Hoop Head Señor Caca Cabeza Contributor

    Posts:
    7,387
    Likes Received:
    2,593
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2005
    Location:
    Tempe, AZ
    And his vertical. His measurements will be the highlight of the combine. I'm not sure how much he'll participate in, he's the clear cut #1 pick but he also seems to love basketball so it wouldn't surprise me if he's involved in all that he can be. Some former top will attend only to get their measurements down but don't partake in the physical activities. Those are more of a risk than anything but in Zion's case I think he'll be looking to shatter some combine records.
     
    Mainstreet likes this.
  4. JCSunsfan

    JCSunsfan Registered User

    Posts:
    17,308
    Likes Received:
    2,677
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002


    If you watch this video, it is clear that Zion's head is several inches above the rim. So if he is 6-7 and the rim is 120 inches, that makes getting his head to rim height a 41-inch vert. So I am thinking that he is getting closer to 45 inches in these clips.
     
    Hoop Head likes this.
  5. Hoop Head

    Hoop Head Señor Caca Cabeza Contributor

    Posts:
    7,387
    Likes Received:
    2,593
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2005
    Location:
    Tempe, AZ
    It's crazy how high he can jump. I could easily see a 45 inch vert. I think back to that big block he had where he appeared to get over 15 feet in distance to go with about 38-40 inches in height, at least.

    This one...
    ZionBlock.gif


    I almost need to quit watching Zion clips because I'm resigned to the fact we won't get the #1 pick now and that's ok but the more I see the more I'll be disappointed when we don't get #1.
     
    AzStevenCal likes this.
  6. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    47,975
    Likes Received:
    6,207
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    His jumping ability is insane.
     
  7. Suns_fan69

    Suns_fan69 Official ASFN Lurker

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    2,062
    Likes Received:
    281
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2002
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    This just reminded me of the story of Diaw clearing the rack in his flip flops.
     
  8. Yuma

    Yuma I got a job! Thanks BigRedRage!

    Posts:
    11,032
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Location:
    Laveen, AZ
    There was a guy in college in my dorm that was seriously short. Like 5'5". He could jump up and kick the ceiling. We used to put him on the front line in dorm valley ball contests, and the other dorms would match up their tallest guy on him. He stuffed almost every spike they would set up against him! LOL! It was so demoralizing to the other teams to see our "midget" block their best guy!
     
  9. Ouchie-Z-Clown

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

    Age:
    50
    Posts:
    22,409
    Likes Received:
    7,336
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2002
    Location:
    SoCal
    He’s still going up after he swats that. I mean that’s not human.
     
  10. Yuma

    Yuma I got a job! Thanks BigRedRage!

    Posts:
    11,032
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Location:
    Laveen, AZ
    Zion will pack the seats! Money!
     
  11. JCSunsfan

    JCSunsfan Registered User

    Posts:
    17,308
    Likes Received:
    2,677
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    Its not just his jumping ability. It is his ability to get up quick, and anticipation to know exactly when and what to try to block.
     
  12. overseascardfan

    overseascardfan Registered User

    Posts:
    6,927
    Likes Received:
    718
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Location:
    Phoenix
    I am intrigued by Charles Bassey of WKU. Kid is uber talented and atheltic just needs development. Could be this year's Mitchell Robinson worst case. If PHX ends up at #7, I would take a chance on Bassey than another wing or a guy like Garland.
     
  13. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    47,975
    Likes Received:
    6,207
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Tankathon has Bassey going #47 and #19 per NBADraftNet.

    The Suns could probably trade down and get him providing they don't land at #1 or #2.
     
  14. Ronin

    Ronin Registered

    Age:
    37
    Posts:
    47,303
    Likes Received:
    7,570
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Location:
    ABQ, NM
  15. Yuma

    Yuma I got a job! Thanks BigRedRage!

    Posts:
    11,032
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Location:
    Laveen, AZ
    Two guys we want to check out. Will be interesting to see if the Suns use a visit on these two guys.
     

Share This Page