The NBA offseason has been condensed to one week due to the Coronavirus Pandemic so there has been a lot happening in a short span of time. Because of that, I’ve completely lost track of who is on what team and I assume if you’re reading this, you have too.
Tag: NBA Draft
NBA Draft: Revisiting the class of 2013
An entire year late but today we look back at my scouting report from the 2013 NBA draft. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
NBA Draft Sleeper: Quinndary Weatherspoon
I have to give myself credit for being an early believer in Quinndary. I went to watch Mississippi State to scout his brother and he jumped off the screen to me. I was shocked to not find him on any boards but that changed soon after. I love his game and feel like he is the type of guy that can “come out of nowhere” and be a contributor, maybe even a starter, for some team down the road.
NBA Draft Sleeper Profile: Carsen Edwards
If you’ve listened to a single episode of the 3rd Round Picks podcast or follow me on twitter you’ve likely heard me talk about Carsen Edwards. It was likely no surprise that he ended up in my top 15 when the board came out. In short, I love Carsen Edwards. I love his game, I love his personality, and I believe he’s going to be around for a long time.
NBA Draft Sleeper Profile: Jaylen Nowell
Jaylen Nowell caught me by surprise. I got around to scouting Washington pretty early in the process but all the hype was around Thybulle. I was barely paying attention to Nowell because he wasn’t on many people’s boards but I couldn’t help to notice his talent. Others started taking notice around that time as well and he continued to get better as the season went on. I did not know where he would land on my board when I sat down to put it together but I only had a slight hesitation about putting him at 12.
Pacers Player Profile: Goga Bitadze
While I was pulling for Goga to be drafted by Charlotte I LOVE that he’s going to a playoff team. Not just a playoff team but a team with a young core that he can grow with over the next few years. I think he is a big unlike any that they already have and instantly adds versatility to their lineups. It’s also a team that is not going need him to do a ton early so he can be brought in slowly if necessary.
Hornets Player Profile: PJ Washington
As an NBA fan living in South Carolina the closest team to me is the Charlotte Hornets. I’ve been a Mavs fan for as long as I can remember but I’ve been in South Carolina for 17 years now and have been supporting them more and more over the years. One area that they have routinely failed historically has been the draft so on top of the looming Kemba Walker free agency decision, the draft has been a huge source of anxiety for Buzz City.
Mavs Player Profile: Isaiah Roby
By now you’re aware that the Mavericks traded down from 37 to 45 in the draft (securing two additional future second round picks) and selected Isiah Roby out of Nebraska. After the draft, the Mavs then quickly swooped in to grab Joshua Reeves out of Penn State on the undrafted free agent market.
NBA Draft 2019: Top Mavs Targets
The Mavs, for the first time in a long time, have two big time players that are under 25. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are the future but we need to add complimentary pieces around them. While there is a ton of talk online about 30 year olds that might come in and help the Mavs compete, I’m way more interested in the young guys we can bring in who can grow with the big 2. The types of players we need fall into two camps.
Bib’s NBA Draft Big Board 2019
I have spent countless hours watching games this year. From the games I was able to watch live on television to the games I had to watch off of youtube. From the NCAA tournament to the players literally playing in high school gyms. From America, to Brazil, to Lithuania, Australia, Israel, Spain and anywhere else that basketballs bounce and are filmed. I’ve been able to watch enough to confidently speak on over 110 of this year’s prospects and that will start with this big board.