2020 NBA Draft Game Thread

PedroKsBambino

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Take the shot on McDaniels at this point? Not a big fan, but sort of makes sense as an upside gamble.

If not, I like Terry here
 

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Lot of similarish wings on the board.
Then Terry, who I think isn't a great fit given his size.
Anyone heard if Maledon is willing to be stashed?
 

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Cal has a sweet camera setup in his office. Nice lighting. Good camera.
 

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That’s quite a jump up the board for Pritchard right?
 

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Yup. I don't really like the pick, but I do acknowledge he has some of the Fred Van Vleet-like traits that sometimes lead to lower picks having a positive impact.

Still, I'd rather have taken the shot on Terry or McDaniels for the upside. Prove me wrong, Pritchard
FVV is built like a fire hydrant and is strong as hell, which allow those traits to shine through. We’ll see about Pritchard.
 

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30 is too early for Killian Tillie, I assume?

Like him, even if early, if we can get rid of Vincent Kanter. Good complement to Time Lord. 40% 3pt (college) shooter.
 

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OKC with another lottery ticket.

Edit: Never mind. He's going to Minnesota. This will end badly.
 

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30 is too early for Killian Tillie, I assume?

Like him, even if early, if we can get rid of Vincent Kanter. Good complement to Time Lord. 40% 3pt (college) shooter.
Nope, it's right in the range.

We;re at the point in the draft where anybody "ranked" 20-50 left could go any pick
 

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Pritchard, from ESPN.com:

Pre-Draft Analysis
One of the most accomplished guards in the draft, Pritchard's shooting range, toughness and maturity should get him on the floor early in his career. While he shouldered a heavy load for the Ducks and can score at all three levels in pick-and-roll, his value as a spot shooter makes him intriguing in multiguard lineups. Pritchard moves well off the ball, has excellent shot preparation and is an efficient catch-and-shoot marksman. He's a pull-up threat once he crosses half court. He's also a greatly improved finisher with all the veteran tricks.

On defense, Pritchard is hard-nosed and sturdy enough to hold his own, even with teams likely to seek him out as a rookie. The 22-year-old senior shows similarities to Toronto's Fred VanVleet as a tough, ground-bound guard with the knack for timely shots. Jalen Brunson is another name that comes to mind when evaluating Pritchard. Like VanVleet has done alongside Kyle Lowry and Brunson to a lesser degree next to Luka Doncic, I'd expect Pritchard to emerge as an under-drafted overachiever who can fit next to another accomplished guard on a playoff team.

Pritchard isn't the shiftiest shot creator, a run-and-jump athlete or very big, at 6-2 with a 6-4 wingspan. The fact that he can pull up from 30 feet will open up opportunities, but creating efficient offense early in his career will be challenging. He's also more of a scorer than a playmaker at this stage. His critics will also question whether he can keep up with the NBA's elite point guards defensively, but I think he'll ultimately be an asset on that end of the floor. -- Mike Schmitz

Post-Draft Analysis
One of the best players in college basketball, Payton Pritchard's deep shooting range, toughness, experience and character will likely make him a fan favorite in Boston early in his career. -- Jonathan Givony

A shooter that can be an "asset" on defense? Hell yeah.