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This is the New Official 2021 Grind City Draft Thread...   Lets Go!!  https://www.nbadraft.net/nba-mock-drafts/consensus/

https://therookiewire.usatoday.com/lists/2021-nba-mock-draft-cade-cunningham-g-league-select-team/

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2892388-2021-nba-mock-draft-way-too-soon-1st-round-predictions

This draft is filled with exciting prospects, especially at the guard and wing positions....  Cade Cunningham is the early projected top pick...  Would look good in Beale Street Blue...  😀

https://www.nbadraft.net/players/cade-cunningham/

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Strengths: 6’6 combo guard … Good size and length, especially for position with a 7’0.25 wingspan … Good athlete, gets to the rim and finishes above the rim with ease. Quick jump that he uses on both ends … Good scoring ability in the open floor as well as the half-court. Can create shots against any defender at the high school level; shoots over the top of shorter defenders and drives on opponents of his size when on the perimeter. Slashes to the rim off the dribble going both left and right. Protects the ball on drives. Changes speed … Accurate around the rim and hits shots with either hand at various angles. 

Scottie Barnes who was Cade's teammate at Montverde Academy has a similar profile to Cunningham but doesn't get the same shine...  Would reeaally look good in Beale Street Blue... 😁

https://www.nbadraft.net/players/scottie-barnes/

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Strengths: 6’8 versatile forward … Good length with a 7’2 wingspan and 9’0 standing reach … Big hands. Good frame and plays physical. Uses size advantage well … Plays with good energy … Quick off the ground and finishes above the rim. Can dribble and drive with either hand. Big strides and overs a lot of ground on drives … Efficient scorer. Averaged 14.5 points per game at 50.8% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 18.1 points per game at 51.2% FG% in 2019. Averaged 9.8 points per game at 76% FG% at the U16 Americas Championship in 2017. Averaged 9.5 points per game at 48.9% FG% at the U17 World Cup in 2018. Averaged 9.7 points per game at 54.2% FG% at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Unselfish. Reads and reacts well for his position. Very good passing and court vision, especially for position. Passes out of drives and on the move with either hand. Passes well out of the post and in the half-court. Shows potential as a point forward. Finished 10th over the Nike EYBL with 4.9 assists to 2 turnovers per game in 2018 and finished 5th with 6.8 assists to 2.6 turnovers per game in 2019. Averaged 2.7 assists to 0.9 turnovers per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019. Led the Pangos All-American Camp with 5.5 assists per game in 2019 … Good mobility. Versatile, fits in playing small ball/positionless basketball with his ability to play anywhere on the floor … Versatile on the defensive end as well with his ability to guard multiple positions. Shows good effort, intensity, and awareness as a defender. Active hands. Rotates and blocks shots well for position. Averaged 1.2 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in both 2018 and 2019 … Averaged 2.4 steals per game at the U16 Americas Championship in 2017. Averaged 1.3 steals per game at the U17 World Cup in 2018. Averaged 1 steal per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019. Averaged 1.1 steals per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Good rebounder on both ends. Starts the offense after grabbing defensive rebounds. Averaged 8.5 (2.5 offensive) rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 8.3 (2.9 offensive) rebounds per game in 2019 …

Those are two of my early favorites....  Who do ya'll like and why??   Does that player check enough boxes to potentially be the Grizzlies 3rd best player??  

Athleticism?  Size/length-Wingspan?  Defense?   Strength?  Quickness?  Jump Shot?  NBA Ready?  Ball Handling?  Potential?  Passing?  Intangibles?  Leadership?     

 

 

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Pick 40 from Phoenix
Phoenix's 2020 2nd round pick to Memphis [Memphis-Phoenix, 7/7/2019]

2021 first round draft pick from Utah
Utah's 1st round pick to Memphis protected for selections 1-7 and 15-30 in 2021, 1-6 in 2022, 1-3 in 2023 and 1 in 2024; if Utah has not conveyed a 1st round pick to Memphis by 2024, then Utah will instead convey its 2025 2nd round pick and 2026 2nd round pick to Memphis [Memphis-Utah, 7/6/2019]

2021 second round draft pick from Phoenix
Phoenix's 2021 2nd round pick to Memphis protected for selections 36-60 or to Brooklyn protected for selections 31-35 (Phoenix's obligation to Memphis or Brooklyn will thereafter be extinguished) [Brooklyn-Phoenix, 7/20/2018; Memphis-Phoenix, 7/7/2019]

2021 second round draft pick from Portland
Portland's 2021 2nd round pick to Memphis (via Cleveland to Detroit to Dallas) [Cleveland-Portland, 2/4/2019; Cleveland-Detroit, 6/26/2019; Dallas-Detroit, 6/26/2019; Dallas-Memphis, 7/8/2019]

2022 second round draft pick from Detroit or Chicago (less favorable)
Washington will receive the most favorable of Chicago's 2022 2nd round pick, Detroit's 2022 2nd round pick and the L.A. Lakers' 2022 2nd round pick; Chicago will receive the less favorable of (i) the more favorable of its pick and the Detroit pick and (ii) the L.A. Lakers pick; Memphis will receive the less favorable of the Detroit pick and the Chicago pick (via Chicago's right to swap for Detroit; via Washington's right to swap L.A. Lakers for Chicago or Detroit) [Chicago-Detroit, 2/8/2018; Detroit-Memphis, 2/8/2018; L.A. Lakers-New Orleans-Washington, 7/6/2019; Chicago-Washington, 7/7/2019]

2023 second round draft pick from Houston, Dallas or Miami
Dallas will receive the more favorable of its 2023 2nd round pick and Miami's 2023 2nd round pick; Memphis will receive the more favorable of (i) Houston's 2023 2nd round pick protected for selections 31-32 and (ii) the less favorable of the Dallas pick and the Miami pick and Houston will receive the least favorable of the three (via Memphis' right to swap Dallas or Miami for Houston) (if the Houston pick falls within its protected range and is therefore not conveyable, then Houston's obligation to Memphis will be extinguished) [Dallas-Miami, 7/7/2017; Dallas-Memphis, 7/8/2019; Houston-Memphis, 2/6/2020]

2024 first round draft pick from Golden State
Golden State's 1st round pick to Memphis protected for selections 1-4 in 2024 and 1 in 2025 and unprotected in 2026 [Golden State-Memphis, 7/7/2019]

2024 second round draft pick from Toronto
Toronto's 2024 2nd round pick to Memphis [Memphis-Toronto, 2/7/2019]

Pick 14 to Boston
Memphis' 2020 1st round pick to Boston [Boston-Memphis-New Orleans, 1/12/2015]

Pick 44 to Chicago
Memphis' 2020 2nd round pick to Chicago [Chicago-Memphis, 1/3/2019]

2021 second round draft pick to Sacramento
Memphis' 2021 2nd round pick to Sacramento [Memphis-Sacramento, 7/17/2018]

2024 second round draft pick to Oklahoma City
Memphis' 2024 2nd round pick to Oklahoma City [Memphis-Oklahoma City, 7/6/2019]

1 hour ago, Rdk4121 said:

Can we get through the 2020 draft first? 

😊 Dont expect too many changes this offseason with only the #40th pick...  But...😜 The Grizz got the assets to move up or make a trade....

https://basketball.realgm.com/nba/draft/future_drafts/detailed

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46 minutes ago, grizzgolf said:

Any decent shooters left by 40?

This is for 2021. We have our own first round pick in 2021, probably near the end of the lottery if Golden State and Portland bounce back next year and Dallas continues to improve. 

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I'm hopeful Jontay Porter recovers fully ... he's kind of our secret first rounder.  There's some good shooters that we may have a chance at in second round.  I'm kind of partial to Isaiah Joe but not sure if he will still be around at 40.

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For the 2021 draft I am actually intrigued by a couple of bigs (assuming we aren’t in the Cade/Evan Mobley/Jalen Green/Terrence Clarke sweepstakes): Makur Maker (talented playmaking big) and Moussa Cisse (looks to project as a good rim runner/rim protector type). 

Memphis transfer and current Creighton kid Antwann Jones is my deep sleeper pick.  He’s an athletic two way playmaking wing type with size and moxie.

Shooters: Kispert is going back to Gonzaga. He’s a guy to keep an eye on.  Arkansas has a hot shot rookie I wanna say his name is Moses Moody but I could be 110% off. 

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Someone to keep an eye on is Usman Garuba, playing now in the ACB for Real Madrid. He's been projected as high as a top 5 in the 2021 draft but I predict he's more likely to drop to 7-15 so he could be a target if Utah conveys at that range. He plays PF but has good enough handles to play SF in the NBA. He's still very raw offensively and having a bit of a rough start to the season (first time he's full on with the senior team) but he's just 18 and should improve significantly as the season progresses.

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4 minutes ago, fanboyslim said:

Someone to keep an eye on is Usman Garuba, playing now in the ACB for Real Madrid. He's been projected as high as a top 5 in the 2021 draft but I predict he's more likely to drop to 7-15 so he could be a target if Utah conveys at that range. He plays PF but has good enough handles to play SF in the NBA. He's still very raw offensively and having a bit of a rough start to the season (first time he's full on with the senior team) but he's just 18 and should improve significantly as the season progresses.

Usman did not had a very good night against Žalgiris...unfortunately Facundo and Edy Tavares did. 

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45 minutes ago, I❤️JV said:

Usman did not had a very good night against Žalgiris...unfortunately Facundo and Edy Tavares did. 

Well that depends on the perspective. ;)

Unfortunately I missed the game, RM-Zalgiris is a true classic of Euro basketball since the days Sabonis used to serve our behind on a platter.  :rolleyes:

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I predict we will move up into the top four and this will be where we get our third star - Ja's boy Jalen Green.

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Woo hoo!  Well that got fun at the end of the first round!  😁😁  The Grizz drafted an exceptional knock down shooter and a big bruiser who can play pick n roll defense and be a Zion stopper off the bench... 😆  Welcome to Grind City Desmond Bane & Xavier Tillman!!  Plus we added two way players:  Killian Tillie, Sean McDermont and Jahlil Tripp is signing an Exhibit 10 deal??

Nice but the Grizzlies biggest needs are perimeter shooting and perimeter defense!!   The Grizz should now look to add only high level all-around talent going forward...  The 2021 nba draft is loaded with high level talent!! 

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 2021 NBA Draft Big Board

1-2 Team Player Updated 11/13/20 Comp
1 Hornets Cade Cunningham PG – Oklahoma State – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 213 – Wing – 6-11 1/2 – Fr – Cade is sticking with his commitment to OK State, despite the post season ban. He does everything on the court, scoring, assisting, defending, and he completely controls the pace of the game. He’s a star. stronger Shaun Livingston, smaller Ben Simmons
2 Knicks Jalen Green SG – G League – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-7 1/2 – Fr – Jalen Green is taking his talents to the G League for one year before jumping to the NBA. He’s a no.1 overall type of talent who will give Cade a run for that top spot. Article  Article1 Kobe lite
3 Pistons Brandon Boston Jr. SF – Kentucky – Ht – 6-6 3/4 – Wt – 185 – Wing – 6-11 1/2 – Fr – Boston emerged during his HS senior season as one of the top handful of players in this class. He’s got elite handles and shooting ability and a long, wiry frame. His stock is soaring. Jeremy Lamb, Mike Miller, B.I.
4 Cavs Jalen Johnson SF – Duke – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 215 – Wing – 6-10 1/2 – Fr – With an NBA ready body and supreme athleticism Johnson is rocketing up our 2021 mock. He’s a prototypical point/wing with great court vision, scoring ability and versatility. Paul Pierce
5 Spurs Jonathan Kuminga SF – G League (Congo) – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 217 – Wing – 6-11 – HSsr – A big, bouncy athlete with elite physical tools and an emerging game. Has a chance to be a special defender at the NBA level and is already a great dunker and transition player. Shawn Marion
6 Kings Evan Mobley C – USC – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 195 – Wing – NA – Fr – Evan is a freakishly athletic player for a 7-footer and he makes the game look so easy. He’s got upside on top of his upside but needs to add a lot of lower body strength. LaMarcus, Jonathan Bender
7 Magic Ziaire Williams SF – Stanford – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 175 – Wing – NA – Fr – An exceptional open court athlete with intriguing upside who is developing his perimeter skills. Paul George-ish
 

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8 Warriors (from T-Wolves) Usman Garuba PF – Spain – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 230 – Wing – 7-2 – Int.02 – Garuba is a powerful player who already has an NBA frame. Projects as a great rebounder and a multi-dimensional defender with a chance to develop into a solid offensive player as well. Al Horford, Tristan Thompson
9 Wizards Scottie Barnes PF – Florida State – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 210 – Wing – 7-2 – Fr – Barnes is a sensational all around talent who’s got great ball skills and passing ability in a big 6-8 frame. Tobias Harris, Al Harrington
10 Grizzlies Jalen Suggs PG – Gonzaga – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 198 – Wing – 6-5 – Fr – A powerful combo guard who can get to the rack and overpower opponents in the lane. Has lead guard skills and a downhill style. George Hill+
11 Pacers Greg Brown PF – Texas – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 205 – Wing – 6-10 – Fr – A super bouncy player with a lightening quick first step and great above the rim ability. Can face up and hit the 3 or take his man off the dribble and explode above the rim. Has star potential. 1on1 Interview bigger Aaron Gordon
12 Bulls Roko Prkacin PF – Croatia – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – NA – Wing – 7-0 – Int02 – Roko is smooth and talented. He’s not an elite run/jump athlete but he’s got really good defensive instincts, is an excellent shot blocker and has advanced offensive skills. taller T.J. Warren
13 Hawks Terrence Clarke SG – Kentucky – Ht – 6-6 3/4 – Wt – 194 – Wing – 6-11 3/4 – Fr – Clarke is an elite shooting guard prospect who can score the ball at will. He’s built in the mold of Tracy McGrady and has a chance to be a truly special player. Tracy McGrady, J.R. Smith
14 Thunder Ibou Dianko Badji   C – Senegal (Barcelona) – Ht – 7-1 – Wt – 230 – Wing – 7-8 – Int.01 – Enormous and freakishly athletic for such a big man, Badji is super raw but has elite size and massive upside. It’ll be fun to watch him develop. Dikembe
15 Jazz Terrence Shannon Jr. SF – Texas Tech – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 210 – Wing – 6-7 – So – An elite run/jump athlete who will have to develop his ball-handling and shooting ability to excel at the next level. Kelly Oubre Jr.
 

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16 Suns Amar Sylla PF – Senegal – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – NA – Wing – 7-2 – Int01 – Sylla is a super long forward with intriguing long-term upside. He has a chance to be a great defender and shows flashes of open court ball-handling and play-making ability. Pascal Siakam 2.0
17 Pelicans Moussa Cisse C – Memphis (Guinea) – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 208 – Wing – 7-2 1/2 – Fr – An elite athlete with ideal size, great coordination and awesome leaping ability. Cisse is a great shot blocker and a real game changer on the defensive end. almost JJJ
18 Blazers Caleb Love PG – UNC – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-9 – Fr – The UNC commit is moving up boards and could be a one and done. A scoring point guard with nice size, a downhill style and above the rim ability. Monta Ellis
19 76ers Scottie Lewis SG – Florida – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 185 – Wing – 6-10 – So – A breathtaking athlete who can hang in the air and has great body control. Very quick in the open court with great burst and a ton of bounce. Plays both ends. D. Wade lite
20 Knicks (from Mavs) Keon Johnson SG – Tennessee – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 190 – Wing – NA – Fr – A big time athlete who plays with power and plays above the rim. Stock is trending up. smaller Jaylen Brown
21 Raptors Makur Maker PF – Howard (Australia) – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 230 – Wing – NA – Fr – Makur is a point-center with outstanding open court agility and advanced ball skills. He’s got quick twitch athleticism and lives above the rim.
22 Rockets James Bouknight SG – UConn – HT: 6-4 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – So – A long, wiry athlete with big time leaping ability and a good shooting touch. Derek Anderson
23 Nuggets Jaden Springer SG – Tennessee – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 190 – Wing – NA – Fr – Excels at scoring in the lane and from mid range. A bucket-getter who also gives great effort on D.  DeShawn Stevenson+
24 Thunder (from Heat) Devin Askew PG – Kentucky – Ht – 6-2 3/4 – Wt – 198 – Wing – 6-7 – Fr – Always in control of the game and able to dictate the pace. Has a lot of power for a point guard. Andre Miller+
25 Nets Wendell Moore SF – Duke – HT: 6-6 – WT: 205 – WING: 6-10 1/2 – So – A standout defender with NBA level athleticism and length. Has a lot of untapped upside. Moe Harkless
26 Warriors Josh Giddey PG – Adelaide (Australia) – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 205 – Wing – NA – Int02 – A tall lead guard with elite BBIQ and feel for the game but lacking top end burst. Has great positional size and plus passing. Shake Milton
27 Celtics Jeremiah Robinson-Earl PF – Villanova – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 235 – Wing – NA – So – A talented PF with good ball skills, smooth handles and a soft touch. A bit undersized but multi-talented. Ed O’Bannon, David West
28 Bucks Isaiah Todd PF – G League – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 200 – Wing – 7-0 – Fr – Todd is a silky smooth PF who plays a finesse game. He can shoot it with range and has a nice high release point. He can take his man off the bounce and use his awesome mobility and coordination to blow by defenders. Chris Bosh, Robert Horry
29 Clippers Jared Butler SG – Baylor – HT: 6-3 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Jr – Butler returns to Baylor for his junior season and will be a potential All American candidate on a loaded Baylor team.  George Hill
30 Lakers Josh Christopher SG – Arizona State – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 200 – Wing – 6-7 1/2- Fr – A big guard who can score from three levels and loves to get his own shot. Polished. Buddy Heild, Swaggy P.

 

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2021 2nd Round

2021 NBA Mock 

1-2 Team Player Updated 11/13/20 Comp
31 Hornets Daishen Nix PG – G League – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 190 – Wing – NA – A pass first pg who is one of the best pure passers in his class. The former UCLA commit is G League bound. Kendall Marshall
32 Knicks Mojave King SG – Australia (New Zealand) – HT: 6-5 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Int.02 – King is a well built guard who plays with a high motor, good BBIQ and has an all around game.
33 Wizards Armando Bacot C – UNC – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 244 – Wing – 7-1 – So – A bruising center who has excellent length and a developing offensive game. A standout rebounder and interior defender. Out for a bit with an ankle sprain. Kurt Thomas, Antonio Davis
34 Cavs Kai Sotto C – G League Ignite (Philippines) – HT: 7-2 – WT: 232 – WING: NA – Int. – Tall and smooth with an emerging game, Sotto has filled out his frame well over the past few years. He’s looking stronger and quicker and more like an NBA player. rich man’s Alexis Ajinca, Rik Smits
35 Pistons Oscar Tshiebwe C – West Virginia (Congo) – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 252 – Wing – 7-4 1/4 – So – A physical specimen with an NBA frame and an emerging game. Has a plus 8 wingspan and can be a force on the defensive end. Emeka Okafor
36 Grizzlies Isaiah Jackson PF – Kentucky – Ht – 6-10 1/2 – Wt – 206 – Wing – 7-2 1/2 – Fr – A big time athlete with length and potential. Still learning to put it all together but has a ton of upside. Reminds of Amare or a young JJJ. Amar’e
37 Thunder David Johnson SG – Louisville – HT: 6-5 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – So – A big lead guard with a thick frame and lots of strength. Not yet much of a 3pt threat.
38 Bulls Landers Nolley II SF – Memphis – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 230 – Wing – NA – So – Well built for a wing and a lights out shooter from 3pt land. Wesley Person, Dennis Scott
39 Hawks Josh Primo SG – Alabama (Canada) – HT: 6-6 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-11 – Fr – Lanky and athletic, Primo is a big get for Alabama and could be a one and done.
40 Pelicans Matthew Hurt PF – Duke – HT: 6-9 – WT: 215 – WING: 6-9 – So – A solid all around player with an excellent shooting stroke and an efficient offensive game. Born to score the rock but doesn’t project as a good defender at the NBA level. Kyle Wiltjer, TJ Leaf
 
41 T-Wolves Juhann Begarin SG – France – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – NA – Wing – NA – Int02 – A dynamic power guard with plenty of upside but an undeveloped game. poor man’s Lonnie Walker
42 Magic Jeremy Roach PG – Duke – Ht – 6-2 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-3 – Fr – A true lead guard with great handles who penetrates the lane well. Has good size/strength and a quick first step. Plays both ends. Kyle Lowry
43 Suns Keyontae Johnson SF – Florida – HT: 6-5 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – Jr – A big guard who is a junk yard dawg kind of player. Defends and does the dirty work. Is a low volume/efficient scorer. Needs to improve from the FT line. stronger Raja Bell
44 Raptors Jaemyn Brakefield PF – Duke – HT: 6-8 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Fr – Versatile combo forward with nice size and athleticism. A high energy player who plays with passion on both ends. Really starting to emerge as a prospect. Travis Outlaw
45 Kings Chris Smith SF – UCLA – HT: 6-9 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – Sr – A plus athlete who has some upside as a defender and transition player. Trevor Ariza
46 Heat Azuolas Tubelis PF – Arizona (Lithuania) – HT: 6-9 1/2 – WT: 243 – WING: NA – Fr – A multi-talented big man who has burly size, great handles and slick passing ability. Could be a breakout star as a freshman for Arizona.
47 Mavs Rokas Jokubaitis PG – Lithuania- Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 194 – Wing – NA – Int.00
48 Pacers Joel Ayayi PG – Gonzaga – HT: 6-5 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Jr – A big lead guard who is trending up. Has solid athleticism, ideal size for position and is a playmaker.
49 Celtics Ayo Dosunmu PG – Illinois – HT: 6-5 – WT: 170 – WING: 6-6 – Jr – A big and talented lead guard with great handles and creative shot-making ability. 1on1 interview Jrue lite
50 Spurs Trendon Watford SF  LSU – HT: 6-8 – WT: 220 – WING: 7-1 1/2 – So
A skilled and athletic wing who has good size and strength. Can score in the post and is excellent from mid range. Plays an all around game.
Jeff Green
51 76ers Dawson Garcia   PF – Marquette – HT: 6-11 – WT: 230 – WING: NA – Fr – A highly skilled big man who can stretch the floor, handle the ball and has some guard skills.
52 Rockets Franz Wagner SF – Michigan (Germany) – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 205 – Wing – 6-8 – So – The younger brother of Moritz, Franz is a talented forward who is growing into an NBA level prospect. Tyler Honeycutt
53 Nets Tre Mann PG – Florida – HT: 6-3 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – So – PG with a deadly three point shot. Can shoot it off the dribble and has deep range. 1on1 interview Devin Harris
54 Blazers Marcus Zegarowski SG – Creighton – HT: 6-2 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Jr – A scoring combo guard who can get buckets whenever he wants but will have to develop his lead guard skills.
55 Jazz Derrick Alston Jr. SF – Boise State – HT: 6-9 – WT: 188 – WING: NA – Sr – A lanky guard/wing who shows flashes of big time scoring ability. D.J. Wilson
56 Nuggets Oscar Da Silva PF – Stanford (Germany) – HT: 6-9 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – Sr – A fundamentally sound and versatile prospect who doesn’t need the ball to make a big impact.
57 Clippers N’Faly Dante C  Oregon (Mali) – HT: 7-0 – WT: 249 – WING: 7-5 1/2 – So – Dante has elite length, great mobility and surprising quickness for his size. He has a chance to be a special defender who also has some upside on the offensive end. Ekpe Udoh+
58 Warriors Miles McBride PG – West Virginia – HT: 6-2 – WT: 196 – WING: NA – So – NA
59 Lakers Yves Pons PF – Tennessee (France) – HT: 6-6 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – Sr – A powerhouse of an athlete who is just starting to put it all together on the court. Jason Maxiell
60 Bucks Michael Devoe SG – Georgia Tech – HT: 6-5 – WT: 193 – WING: NA – Jr – A sweet shooting guard who isn’t the most creative scorer but has an NBA skill with his outside shot.
 
61 on the bubble Samuell Williamson SF – Louisville – HT: 6-7 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – So – A world class athlete and great open court player who is really emerging as a prospect. Richard Jefferson, Caron Butler
62   Javonte Smart PG – LSU – HT: 6-4 – WT: 190 – WING: 6-7 – Jr – Javonte has nice tools to work with but could take a few years to find his way into the league. Reggie Jackson
63   Chris Duarte SG – Oregon – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Sr – A 3pt marksman with an NBA level jumper.
64   Romeo Weems SF – DePaul – HT: 6-7 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – So – A big wing with awesome quickness and strength. Has an NBA frame and a developing offensive game.
65   Corey Kispert SF – Gonzaga – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Sr – Lives behind the 3pt line and has a great shooting stroke but is a bit one dimensional.
66   Olivier Sarr C – Kentucky – HT: 7-0 – WT: 234 – WING: 7-3 1/2 – Sr – Fundamentally sound and possessing good size, Sarr will get a long look from NBA teams.  
67   Khalifa Diop C – Senegal – HT: 6-11 – WT: 240 – WING: NA – Int. – Has an elite physical profile and a chance to develop into a first rounder. Excels at rebounding, protecting the rim and anchoring the defense. rich man’s Jamaal Magloire
68   Conner Vanover C – Arkansas – HT: 7-3 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – Jr – Vanover is a perimeter oriented big who can really shoot the ball. As he fills out his frame he could move up draft boards. Sitting out a year after transfer from Cal. Luke Kornet
69   Will Richardson PG – Oregon – HT: 6-5 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Jr – NA
70   Ariel Hukporti  C – Germany – HT: 6-11 – WT: 220 – WING: 7-1 – Int.02 – A developmental big with tools to work with.  
71   Isaiah Mobley PF – USC – HT: 6-10 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – So – Spaces the floor, knows how to move the ball and can get buckets. Mobley is a scoring talent but lacks bulk and gets moved around too easily. Jared Jeffries
72   Ron Harper Jr. SG – Rutgers – HT: 6-6 – WT: 245 – WING: NA – Jr – NA
73   Timmy Allen SG – Utah – HT: 6-6 – WT: 204 – WING: NA – Jr – Allen had a nice sophomore season, putting himself on the NBA radar.
74   Charles Bassey C – Western Kentucky (Nigeria) – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 239 – Wing – 7-3 1/2 – Jr – Bassey suffered a season-ending left leg injury and has decided to return for his Jr. season. Clint Capela, Bismack Biyombo
75   Marjon Beauchamp SG – Seattle, WA – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 180 – Wing – NA – Fr – Marjon has a sweet and steady jumper and can score the ball from 3 levels.
76   Kofi Cockburn C – Illinois (Jamaica) – HT: 7-0 – WT: 302 – WING: 7-6 – So – A brute force with nimble feet, Kofi gives the Illini a new dimension on the interior. Kevin Duckworth
77   Aaron Wiggins SG – Maryland -HT: 6-6 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Jr – An all around wing talent who can really stroke the ball from deep. Allan Crabbe
78   Filip Petrusev C – Serbia – HT: 6-11 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – Jr – Petrusev has decided to leave Gonzaga and has signed to play in Europe this coming season. Channing Frye
79   Luka Garza C – Iowa – HT: 6-11 – WT: 260 – WING: NA – Sr – A massive and talented post player who scores in bunches but lacks ideal mobility for the NBA game. Enes lite
80   Quentin Grimes SG – Houston – HT: 6-5 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Jr – Grimes is a powerful combo guard who has broad shoulders and plays with a lot of speed and bounce. Has struggled early in his college career but has the tools to work his way into the League. Frank Williams
81   Ochai Agbaji SG – Kansas – HT: 6-5 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Jr – Ochai is a well built athlete who is dripping with upside and showing flashes of being an NBA level wing. Felipe Lopez
82   Colbey Ross PG – Pepperdine – HT: 6-1 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Sr
83   A.J. Lawson SG – South Carolina (Canada) – HT: 6-6 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – Jr – A wiry athlete who can play above the rim but needs to get more efficient with his scoring/shooting.
84   Remy Martin PG – Arizona State – HT: 6-0 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – Sr – A floor general with excellent feel for the game. Plays with big heart but lacks ideal size.
85   Isaac Likekele SG – Ok. State – HT: 6-4 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – Jr – A big, strong guard with a defensive mindset.
86   Boogie Ellis PG – Memphis – HT: 6-2 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – So – Super quick with the ball, a scoring PG who can get into the lane at will. Undersized but plays with big heart. Jordan Farmar
87   Nahziah Carter SG – Washington – HT: 6-6 – WT: 2015 – WING: NA – Sr – A big guard with an NBA frame. Still rounding out his game but has a lot of athletic upside.
88   Antoine Davis SG – Detroit Mercy – HT: 6-1 – WT: 160 – WING: NA – Jr 
89   Biram Faye PF – Senegal – HT: 6-9 – WT: 225 – WING: 7-2 – Int.00 – A high level shot blocker who gives great effort on the court. Isn’t the most graceful athlete but makes up for it with hustle.
90   Kessler Edwards PF – Senegal – HT: 6-8 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Jr – A versatile combo forward with a nice perimeter game.
91   Both Gach SG – Minnesota (South Sudan) – HT: 6-6 – WT: 183 – WING: NA – So A SG with ideal size and a sweet 3pt stroke. Has an improving to-the-basket game. Kareem Rush
92   Paul Scruggs SG – Xavier – HT: 6-4 – WT: 196 – WING: NA – Sr – NA
93   James Akinjo PG – Arizona – HT: 6-0 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – Jr – Has transferred to Arizona from Georgetown.
94   Emmitt Mathews Jr. SF – West Virginia – HT: 6-7 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Jr – An under the radar prospect who is starting to emerge as a potential NBA wing. Doesn’t stand out in one area but does everything well.
95   John Petty  SG – Alabama – HT: 6-5 – WT: 184 – WING: NA – Sr
NA
96   Aaron Henry SG – Michigan State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 218 – WING: 6-11 – Jr – An NBA level athlete and stand-out defender who needs to continue to develop his handles and outside shot.
97   Darius Days PF – LSU – HT: 6-6 – WT: 240 – WING: NA – So
NA
98   Neemias Queta C – Utah St. (Portugal) – HT: 7-0 1/4- WT: 226 – WING: 7-4 1/4 – Jr – An intriguing long term prospect who is a high level rebounder and decent shot blocker with a NBA size but lacking agility, lift and quickness. Eric Dampier
99   Derek Culver PF – West Virginia – HT: 6-10 – WT: 255 – WING: NA- Jr – A beastly rebounder who is near impossible to move off the block. Give him a few years to develop and look out.
100   Malcolm Cazalon SG – France – HT: 6-6 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-10 – Int.01 – A lefty slasher who is at his best going to the basket. Has good burst, solid athleticism and has shown steady improvement, with more upside to grow into.
101   Kyree Walker   SG – Phoenix, AZ – HT: 6-4 – WT: 210 – WING: 6-6 – NA – A man-child of a shooting guard who can overpower most defenders and is a wrecking ball of an athlete. Highly skilled, with handles, 3-level scoring ability and a lot of bounce.  –
102   Kellan Grady SG – Davidson – HT: 6-5 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Jr – A big point guard/combo guard who plays an efficient game. Shoots the ball well from 3 levels.  
103   Ikey Obiagu C – Seton Hall (Nigeria) – HT: 7-1 – WT: 240 – WING: 7-5 – Sr – Massive shot blocker who changes the game on the defensive end but is foul prone. Lacks an offensive game. Lucas Nogueira, Fab Melo
         
       

Let's Go!  Who can potentially be the 3rd star along side Ja and Jaren!  

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If they draft high enough to get Ja a legit running mate in they back court they draft a guard but if they are mid lottery or lower we need a big run jump defend Center with size to replace JV 

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No we can go full steam on this thread. 

I'm thinking we're going to be either late lottery or later given all the teams that have gotten worse this offseason. 

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59 minutes ago, Rdk4121 said:

No we can go full steam on this thread. 

I'm thinking we're going to be either late lottery or later given all the teams that have gotten worse this offseason. 

Only team I see dropping out is okc and maybe Houston depending on what they do with harden. But Phx is likely going to be in and Minnesota will try and make a push so I see us fighting for the last two spots again this year. Grizz, Phx, and Spurs are the teams I see fighting for the final spots this season. Oh and GS should be back even without Thompson.

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The 2021 draft looks to have a few flashy names at the top but it might not be as deep as the 2020 draft.  2020 might be underrated. 2021 could be overrated.

I like Makur Maker and Moussa Cisse as bigs in our projected draft range.  

Antwann Jones is still my sleeper pick.  

Can’t wait for college basketball to start back up!  I plan on doing advanced stats again for the next draft.  My metric correlated pretty well with our own team’s drafting (as well as the Mavs’).  My big board looked similar to both, too.

On my Mother of All Big Boards I had Xavier Tillman 34, Desmond Bane 36 and Killian Tillie 38.  X Man actually finished 2nd in my Money Baller Metric (behind only Tyrese Halliburton) with Killian Tillie at 5 and Desmond Bane at 13.  

Although he didn’t fair as well in my advanced stats metric, Tyrell Terry took the top spot in my Big Board — Mavs picked him up and he appears to be a really good fit riding shot gun to Luka.  

The other draft night Mavs adds Tyler Bey, Josh Green and Freddie Gillespie (undrafted) were 41, 42 and 44 on my big board respectively.  In terms of my advanced stats metrics, Tyler Bey was 10, Josh Green was 17, and Freddie Gillespie was 25.  

 

 

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This should end up being a fun thread going forward!  If I post a big board or a mock lotto it will be here — although my Mother Of All Big Boards will be a stand alone thread.  I only did one this year.  Probably just one for 2021.  Or... 2.  If things are fluid.  

Jalen Green isn’t playing in college (same with Isiah Todd) but the G League special team should have reliable stats.  Most other big “name” players will be playing in college this season.  I will use my advanced metrics again.  Depending on how well they correlate to the 2020 draft class I may rely HEAVILY on advanced stats for my 2021 big board — especially outside of the “no-brainer” lotto types.  

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7 hours ago, ALT GRIND said:

This should end up being a fun thread going forward!  If I post a big board or a mock lotto it will be here — although my Mother Of All Big Boards will be a stand alone thread.  I only did one this year.  Probably just one for 2021.  Or... 2.  If things are fluid.  

Jalen Green isn’t playing in college (same with Isiah Todd) but the G League special team should have reliable stats.  Most other big “name” players will be playing in college this season.  I will use my advanced metrics again.  Depending on how well they correlate to the 2020 draft class I may rely HEAVILY on advanced stats for my 2021 big board — especially outside of the “no-brainer” lotto types.  

https://gleague.nba.com/news/nba-g-league-ignite-passes-test-in-first-full-team-scrimmage/  

Updates on the G-League Ignite team they had a scrimmage...

 

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I am wondering if Terrence Clarke is a better prospect than Jalen Green.  If only for the Grizzlies.  I think he is taller/longer.  I would probably have both top 5 right now.  I can see those two (and Evan Mobley) being my top 3.  

Oh well.  I am not counting on getting a top 3 pick. So even if the top 3 (and even top 5) in 2021 is better than the top of the 2020 draft (or even the 2018 and 2019 drafts) it probably won’t do us any good.  I am gonna focus on guys in the 10-20 range.  Our FO/scout team should too.

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The college basketball season is quickly approaching, but the start of the season will look a little bit different in 2020 compared to years past.

The start of the season was delayed and many early season games will be played on a neutral court, and the location of some multi-team events (MTEs) has been adjusted. 

Here are the important dates to know about the 2020-21 men's and women's basketball season. All are subject to change and we'll update this article as more dates and schedules are announced.

Nov. 16, 2020 — NCAA announces tournament is relocated
The NCAA announced that it is relocating the preliminary NCAA tournament sites to one location and that NCAA staff is in preliminary talks with the state of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis. Indianapolis was previously scheduled to host the Final Four.

Nov. 25, 2020 — The men's and women's seasons begin
On Sept. 16, the NCAA Division I Council approved Nov. 25 as the start date for the first men's and women's basketball games of the season. The original start date for the season was Nov. 10. The men's NIT Season Tip-Off will start on Nov. 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Nov. 26, 2020 — Wooden Legacy tournament 
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The 2020 Wooden Legacy field is a loaded one — Georgetown, Kansas, UCLA and Virginia. Play begins on Nov. 26 in Anaheim and finishes the next day.

Nov. 29, 2020 — The Big 12-Big East Battle tips off
The preseason No. 2 Baylor men will visit Seton Hall in the first game of the Big 12-Big East Battle, which is in its second year. All 10 schools in each conference will square off, with each conference having five teams playing at home and five teams playing on the road.

Nov. 30, 2020 — The Maui Invitational begins
The men's basketball Maui Invitational will be held in Asheville, North Carolina, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event starts Nov. 30 and ends Dec. 2. Teams in the field are: Alabama, Davidson, Indiana, North Carolina, Providence, Stanford, Texas and UNLV.

Here's the Maui bracket for this year:

Here is the 2020 Maui Invitational bracket
 


Dec. 2, 2020— Big 12 women's basketball conference play begins
The Big 12 women's basketball conference will open on Dec. 2 starting with Iowa State at TCU on Dec 2, 2020. 

 
Dec. 5, 2020 — A matchup between preseason No. 1 and No. 2
Men's preseason No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Baylor will meet in Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, Dec. 5 in what could be the biggest matchup of the regular season.

Dec. 12, 2020 — ACC play begins
The ACC's 20-game conference schedule begins on Saturday, Dec. 12 with Syracuse at Boston College. ACC women's conference play begins Dec. 9.

Dec. 29, 2020 — SEC, Mountain West begin men's conference play
Men's basketball conference play in the Southeastern Conference will begin Dec. 29-30. The SEC's plan is to have 20 possible play dates for an 18-game schedule and two open dates. 

The Mountain West's 18-game league slate will kick off on Tuesday, Dec. 29. Every school will play nine home games and nine road games.

Dec. 31, 2020 - SEC, Mountain West start date for women's conference play 
The Southeastern Conference for its women's basketball tournament is scheduled for Dec. 31, 2020. The conference schedule will still be 18-play dates that will fit a 16-league schedule. 

The Mountain West will also start on Dec. 31, 2020 to compete in an 18-game league schedule, including nine home games and nine away games. 

Dec. 31, 2020 – Men's West Coast Conference play begins
The first conference games in the West Coast Conference, which is home to potential preseason No. 1 Gonzaga, tip off on Thursday, Dec. 31. BYU and Pepperdine are matched up on the first day of the conference season, as are San Diego and San Francisco.

Feb. 6, 2021 — North Carolina at Duke men's basketball
Saturday, Feb. 6, will mark the first meeting of one of the greatest rivalries in the sport as North Carolina goes to Cameron Indoor Stadium to face Duke.

March 3, 2021 — Start of the women's ACC tournament 
The 2021 ACC Women's Basketball tournament will be at the Greensboro Coliseum for the 21st time in the last 22 years on March 3-7, 2021. 


March 9, 2021 — Start of the men's ACC tournament
The 68th ACC tournament is scheduled to tip off on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Nba training camps open December 1....😁  And Ncaa Men's Basketball gettin ready to get started....   🧐🤓😎 

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On 11/23/2020 at 2:46 AM, Grizzhype said:

Nba training camps open December 1....😁  And Ncaa Men's Basketball gettin ready to get started....   🧐🤓😎 

Can’t wait to start doing more 2021 draft research!  I think Evan Mobley is the top guy!

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