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Old 08-16-2018, 09:51 AM   #1
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Never too early to talk about the new guys. Yes the current rookies haven't even played their first game. But I'm excited about RJ Barrett and Zion entering the league.



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Old 08-16-2018, 10:28 AM   #2
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Two lefties.

Zion should be fun. I'm really rooting for the kid--despite his horrible life decision of choosing to be a Dookie--since everyone knocks his jumper and thinks he'll be a bust because of it, as if that's the only thing that matters. That's the Interwebz for you though. I love how intense he is and how hard he plays the game.

I hate making a lefty-to-lefty comparison but he reminds me of a superior version of Julius Randle; he's a bully on the court. Obviously a better athlete, can play more on the perimeter, and his handle is further along. Where Randle would face up from 15-18' out and bully his way to the hoop, Zion can do that starting at 23'.

I like Barrett's game but I'm undecided on how high his ceiling is.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:53 AM   #3
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Two lefties.

Zion should be fun. I'm really rooting for the kid--despite his horrible life decision of choosing to be a Dookie--since everyone knocks his jumper and thinks he'll be a bust because of it, as if that's the only thing that matters. That's the Interwebz for you though. I love how intense he is and how hard he plays the game.

I hate making a lefty-to-lefty comparison but he reminds me of a superior version of Julius Randle; he's a bully on the court. Obviously a better athlete, can play more on the perimeter, and his handle is further along. Where Randle would face up from 15-18' out and bully his way to the hoop, Zion can do that starting at 23'.

I like Barrett's game but I'm undecided on how high his ceiling is.
That's exactly how I feel (expect the Dookies part lol)

What people don't know about Zion. Is that he was a legit guard before he grew into his body? Look at all his highlights from before his body came in. He was a legit 2 guard. obviously that's a highlight tape. But in this little snippet. You can see he had "skill" back then. Those aren't by mistake (at 16).
https://youtu.be/BusVuoP1TLY?t=1m6s

In terms of shooting, Like I said last year. Duke has a great program in developing players skill sets.

RJ Barret could be a James Harden type of 2 guard. With some PG skills to pass the ball. Remember his God father is Steve Nash. I think of Kyrie Irving when I think of God Father scenarios lol (Rod Strickland one of the best finishing guard)....Didn't hurt Kyrie much lol.

And I'm left hand so yeah I like these guys lol
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:27 PM   #4
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Y'all have fun in that lottery
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:19 PM   #5
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Zion reminds me so much of Anthony Bennett at this point. Going to need to see a lot more of him this year at Duke before I even acknowledge that hype train.


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Zion reminds me so much of Anthony Bennett at this point. Going to need to see a lot more of him this year at Duke before I even acknowledge that hype train.


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Guys his physical profile are either boom (Charles Barkley & pre - back injury Larry Johnson) or bust (ala Bennett).

Never mind, he's (unofficially) has a 6'10" wingspan and 8'7" standing reach which is good, but not "freakish" which you need to be effective inside when undersized (look at DeJuan Blair's measurables for example). Athletically & size wise he seems likely he'll be fun & scary (for opposing players) to watch.

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That's exactly how I feel (expect the Dookies part lol)

What people don't know about Zion. Is that he was a legit guard before he grew into his body? Look at all his highlights from before his body came in. He was a legit 2 guard. obviously that's a highlight tape. But in this little snippet. You can see he had "skill" back then. Those aren't by mistake (at 16).
https://youtu.be/BusVuoP1TLY?t=1m6s

In terms of shooting, Like I said last year. Duke has a great program in developing players skill sets.

RJ Barret could be a James Harden type of 2 guard. With some PG skills to pass the ball. Remember his God father is Steve Nash. I think of Kyrie Irving when I think of God Father scenarios lol (Rod Strickland one of the best finishing guard)....Didn't hurt Kyrie much lol.

And I'm left hand so yeah I like these guys lol
Duke doesn't develop players, they aren't there long enough. They have surpassed Kentucky as the preeminent one and done program. Kids are just there to show off their one on one skills for a year before they dip to the League.
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:43 PM   #8
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Duke doesn't develop players, they aren't there long enough. They have surpassed Kentucky as the preeminent one and done program. Kids are just there to show off their one on one skills for a year before they dip to the League.
Wrong... Look at all their players that have gotten through the program. Even after one year. They make huge jumps in their game. Whether they make it or not. That's a totally different story. Just because you go through a program one year doesn't mean you don't learn anything. That's the worst thing I've ever heard. I think of players like Boozer who couldn't shoot a jumper when he got on campus. Even Trevor Duval who had a funky jumper coming improved tremendously in his one year in the program.

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