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  1. https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/6/18/17473842/wendell-carter-marvin-bagley-duke-nba-draft Source
  2. A Clear Advantage on Defense Carter’s defense gives him a strong foundation to build on. At 6-foot-10 with a 7-foot-4.5 wingspan and 251-pound frame, he has ideal physical measurements for a big man. He’s both beefy and long, yet also nimble and smart. Carter, who considered committing to Harvard before deciding on Duke, unsurprisingly knows when and where to be on the floor, and it shows in his understanding of angles and timing. He knows how to contest shots using his long arms, and how to do it without fouling. His pick-and-roll defensive technique needs to come a long way; he stands too upright, so speedy college guards blew by him. But when he moves laterally on the balls of his feet, he looks like a potential Al Horford–type defender. Much like Horford, Carter is strong and big enough to handle the rigors of defending the post. Carter needs to get into a lower stance on the interior, but that’s a minor tweak, not an overhaul. In the age of positionless basketball, we so often focus on a big man’s ability to defend the perimeter, which is indeed critical. But they still need to excel at defending their counterparts. The Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Anthony Davis types could someday be the bigs who need to be beaten to advance to the NBA Finals. The Hamptons Five Warriors won’t last forever. Bagley’s case is the opposite. He’s a bouncier athlete than Carter, but at only 234 pounds with a lean body, he gets pushed around inside. Bagley’s body resembles perimeter-oriented bigs like Marquese Chriss and Michael Beasley. Even college big men overpowered him. Embiid will bury him. It doesn’t help that he lacks length; his wingspan is only 7-foot-and-one-half-inch long, which prevents him from contesting shots around the rim at an elite level. Bagley shows flashes of being a lockdown defender on the perimeter, but his technique is worse than Carter’s, and he’s usually a beat slow reacting to movement and rotations. Bagley would often be out of position when defending pick-and-rolls earlier in the season, which is one of the reasons Duke switched to a zone (the other was their porous perimeter guard defense). It’s like Bagley’s CPU lags, so I worry about his ability to think the game at the pro level, where it’s faster and players are more deceptive.
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    Trade Likely Coming for Draft

    Exactly! Don't give away your Poker hand yet?
  4. I agree with you, it's going to be interesting tomorrow.
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    Trade Likely Coming for Draft

    No WAY i'm giving up Brooks if I'm Memphis.
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    Trade Likely Coming for Draft

    Can Bagley even step out and shoot the perimeter shot? I'm not sold on Bagley yet. I'll take Porter at #4, even thought I don't really want too, but he has the potential to be a STAR. The next guy if you don't pick a wing player it has to be Carter, but you would need to make a trade somewhere like move back or something. You have to move on from Parson.
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    Trade Likely Coming for Draft

    Dallas for sure wants Doncic or Carter, I think if they both are there at #5, the Mavs are taking Doncic but it wouldn't surprise me to see them shift gears to Carter. They saying he's better than Bagley. But we just don't know for sure. It's gonna be interested to see what Memphis does! Many experts believe he's a safer bet than his Duke teammate, Marvin Bagley. Carter is a brute in the paint, but also can take his game to the college 3-point line and, presumably, will be a good NBA 3-ball hitter at some point. He also handles the ball well for a big man. He's got a diverse set of skills and is a solid rebounder." https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-mavericks/mavericks/2018/06/17/best-wendell-carters-highlights-watch-mavs-prospect-pull-crazy-5-point-play
  8. https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-mavericks/mavericks/2018/06/17/best-wendell-carters-highlights-watch-mavs-prospect-pull-crazy-5-point-play
  9. The first thing scouts rave about when it comes to Carter isn’t the 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists he averaged in his one year at Duke, or the 41.3 percent he shot from 3-point land. It isn’t his 7-foot-3 wingspan or his versatility to score in the paint and on the perimeter. Not his defensive prowess. It’s his advanced basketball intellect, his selflessness and maturity. “Those are things that teams want,” said Ryan Blake, the NBA’s director of scouting. An NBA scout, speaking on condition of anonymity, summed up Carter succinctly: “Everything you would want — and he can play.” “He’s going to make all the right plays,” Smith said. “He’ll be in early, he’ll stay late. He’ll do all the stuff a veteran will do, an NBA All-Star will do.” “Wherever he goes, he’ll elevate the character of the team, because he’s that kind of person,” Assaf said.
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    Trade Likely Coming for Draft

    The first thing scouts rave about when it comes to Carter isn’t the 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists he averaged in his one year at Duke, or the 41.3 percent he shot from 3-point land. It isn’t his 7-foot-3 wingspan or his versatility to score in the paint and on the perimeter. Not his defensive prowess. It’s his advanced basketball intellect, his selflessness and maturity. “Those are things that teams want,” said Ryan Blake, the NBA’s director of scouting. An NBA scout, speaking on condition of anonymity, summed up Carter succinctly: “Everything you would want — and he can play.” https://nypost.com/2018/06/16/wendell-carters-ceiling-may-be-even-higher-than-expected/?utm_source=url_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site buttons&utm_campaign=site buttons
  11. You can't say that for, to be honest no one truly knows but I think he's a safe bet!
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    Grizz shopping Parsons....and our 4th😞

    Should have been done last Season like I mention or recommended.
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    Trade Likely Coming for Draft

    So there is a rumor going around that Memphis wants to trade the # 4 pick. I'm hearing this includes Chandler Parson possible over to Cleveland for Kevin Love and George Hill. This would give Memphis an immediate need and fill with another All Star in Love to pair with Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. Conley George Hill Tyreke Evans Kevin Love Marc Gasol Does this team win 45 to 50 games? What should Memphis do with their # 4 pick? I don't think a #4 pick in this years draft will help Memphis win 45 or 50 games. At least Love and Hill puts you back in the mix of the playoffs. But I think Hill is owed $18 million for the next 2 years. Cleveland will then own the # 4 pick and the #8 pick....Yikes.