Haha yup, I sure missed those two. I’ve come a long ways in my draft preparation over the last three years. It was a mistake to try to pick a few boxes to throw 5 players into for all of these, and I remember thinking it was a bit gimmicky at the time and actually like Brogdon a bit (but never expected this). Live and learn.
I mean there’s always a chance. But I think it’s more like Zion could disappoint people’s idea of what they’re expecting, with all this hype. Zion isn’t LeBron, for two reasons. 1) No one is LeBron. 2) Zion is a different sort of player. More like if you gave Draymond elite athleticism and more offensive skill. Zion isn’t meant to be a 25ppg guy and…
Yeah the original quote was worded oddly. I had the same misunderstanding when I read it.
He’s ninth because there are eight better prospects in a deep wing draft and because I like his mentality but he’s still just a role / rotation guy.
I think this is probably referring especially to Brown as a prospect. He averaged 2 assists and 3.1 turnovers as a freshman, and a lot of people openly question whether he has a vision problem, so, yeah, lol.
Does it look like I give a rip where everyone else projects people? Yes, I really am. We both know that Tucker is more than a “solid 6th man for a playoff team,” and the fact that he and Draymond have created a clear role avenue changes everything for Grant Williams. And the fact that he’s going to get taken outside the lottery just makes him all the better of a draft value and play.
I was going to include a caveat with Embiid. He doesn’t really fit in that section in how we think of him, but the numbers right now don’t back public opinion — not on offense OR on defense. People treat him like he’s like a +2/+4 player, and he’s neither of them right now. He may still get there. For now, the numbers place him in that category and…