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    [–] BiDaBest’s Top 50 Prospect Big Board jaynay1 1 points ago in NBA_Draft

    He did sporadically in college, and if his wingspan is 6'5" then his closest measurement analog is Svi Mykhailiuk, who has played a fair bit of the 2 despite being just as incapable of defending guards.

    [–] Willow the hornets doggo wants to know who we will draft (if we get the 12th pick). Can y’all help her? CONTROVERSIAL: I kinda want Rui Hachimura. jaynay1 0 points ago in CharlotteHornets

    Sure, but in this case I know that there’s a team before there with a scout who has Rui #2 overall. Like individual valuations fall everywhere, I personally don’t have Rui top 75, but on that particular one I’m comfortable saying that he won’t last to 21.

    [–] Willow the hornets doggo wants to know who we will draft (if we get the 12th pick). Can y’all help her? CONTROVERSIAL: I kinda want Rui Hachimura. jaynay1 1 points ago in CharlotteHornets

    FWIW, we do have Garland against USC, who was terribly coached, but did have at least a couple of NBA level athletes between KPJ and Boatwright (Who won't make the league for other reasons, but still)

    [–] Willow the hornets doggo wants to know who we will draft (if we get the 12th pick). Can y’all help her? CONTROVERSIAL: I kinda want Rui Hachimura. jaynay1 2 points ago in CharlotteHornets

    This is a guy who was a five star and called the second best pg in his class coming in.

    He was actually 3rd among PGs in the consensus, behind Jones and Hagans.

    But also, that's kind of misleading. While he was a 5 star, he absolutely was not well regarded in terms of being an NBA guy. RSCI #'s 11-20 produce a 1st rounder less than 50% of the time, and produce a lottery pick less than 20% of the time IIRC. He was 2 spots removed from Darius Bazley, a guy who should be drafted at all, and functionally has the same amount of non-high school tape shown.

    Like I get that it's a weak draft, but at the same time I don't see those guys as smart risks.

    [–] Willow the hornets doggo wants to know who we will draft (if we get the 12th pick). Can y’all help her? CONTROVERSIAL: I kinda want Rui Hachimura. jaynay1 4 points ago in CharlotteHornets

    It's probably a bad pick regardless tbh. Garland is getting super overhyped off of a 4 game sample in which he shot numbers that are massive outliers for his career against actual competition. I'd be more okay with it than picking like Rui or Nas Little, but there's like 10 guys that will probably be available that are better picks just the same.

    [–] when you get a draft common as a spoiler jaynay1 3 points ago in EternalCardGame

    If Knifejack sees sporadic play, this definitely should. I might even play it if it were just 1 attack instead of +1/+1, though this isn’t the most friendly meta for that.

    [–] Only 27 tries! jaynay1 1 points ago in CharlotteHornets

    Even Zion had super obvious flaws amplified by Coach K, people are just choosing to ignore them for no particularly good reason.

    [–] Only 27 tries! jaynay1 1 points ago in CharlotteHornets

    Not sure what game you’re looking at, but in the Gonzaga and Michigan state games I know RJ absorbed a lot of criticism for the end of games even though they were primarily on Zion/Coach K. Like it’s been heavily understated how poorly Coach K handled this team and how much it hurt all of the 4 guys.

    [–] Only 27 tries! jaynay1 1 points ago in CharlotteHornets

    Other than solid mechanics, which matter a lot. He’s probably never going to shoot 40% from 3, but he should be fine.

    [–] Only 27 tries! jaynay1 1 points ago in CharlotteHornets

    Those were comparing to Wiggins, not to Morant.

    Comparing to Morant, he's a clearly better prospect on the basis of his scoring versatility and his defense. Morant is a plus scorer at exactly one level: The rim. Barrett's results were worse from midrange and 3, but his mechanics are worlds better than Morant's and we've seen what happens with Morant's jumper on the larger sample. To take Morant as a better shooter is just bad practice. Like you can definitely focus on weaknesses in RJ's game to make him look weak. But if you do the same process with Morant, where he's an awful defender, both on and off ball, a spotty decision-maker, a non-guy off ball on offense, and a non-shooter. He has one realm of the game where he's a plus, and that's highly, highly mitigated by his lack of shooting and questionable decision-making.

    [–] Only 27 tries! jaynay1 3 points ago in CharlotteHornets

    If you can get prime Melo out of any pick in this draft, even #1, you're taking it. Edit: Not sure if you edited or if I just misread, but no, he's a much better defender than Melo was at any point in his career. He's also a far better passer than he gets credit for.

    The Andrew Wiggins comp is a lazy one that only came about because they're both Canadian. Barrett is the far better defender, penetrator, shooter, and passer.

    [–] Only 27 tries! jaynay1 2 points ago in CharlotteHornets

    No, it's 100% Barrett. He's the far superior prospect, and position-wise I don't think you bet on Kemba not coming back like that even if you were chasing fit.

    [–] Only 27 tries! jaynay1 1 points ago in CharlotteHornets

    Technically he got unlucky to need 27. Expectation is 20.

    [–] Only 27 tries! jaynay1 3 points ago in CharlotteHornets

    Yeah, "declaring" refers to undergraduates announcing early entry into the draft, and doesn't apply to players like Luke Maye that are automatically eligible.

    [–] Zion Comp... jaynay1 0 points ago in NBA_Draft

    I mean all that may be true, but we still haven't seen any indication that Zion can actually beat people off the dribble. In multiple close games the ball was forced to go to RJ because Zion legitimately couldn't do anything when the defense was actually keyed in on him.

    [–] BiDaBest’s Top 50 Prospect Big Board jaynay1 1 points ago in NBA_Draft

    If his wingspan is actually 6'5" then it's not that straightforward.

    [–] Zion Comp... jaynay1 1 points ago in NBA_Draft

    We haven't seen any kind of solid proof that Zion can actually be the first option on offense or defense. If Gordon's a complementary player, then there's strong reason to believe Zion is too.

    [–] Zion Comp... jaynay1 0 points ago in NBA_Draft

    That's not the problematic part of the sentence.

    [–] Zion Comp... jaynay1 0 points ago in NBA_Draft

    You can build your offense and defence around Zion unlike Gordon who is more of a complementary piece.

    I'm not so sure there's any basis for that sentence.

    [–] 2019 NBA Draft Steals jaynay1 3 points ago in NBA_Draft

    You must only be looking at BPM, which has a tendency to overrate big men defensively.

    He's also a positive in RPM and PIPM. He's not a league average player by either, but he's still a positive.

    [–] 2019 NBA Draft Steals jaynay1 1 points ago in NBA_Draft

    I mean he's a rookie. He's going to have flaws. His net impact is a pretty clear positive by most metrics in spite of those things. And yeah, he has room to grow, but that's not really a bad thing when he has room to grow while already being a positive.

    [–] 2019 NBA Draft Steals jaynay1 2 points ago in NBA_Draft

    Sure, but he's a rookie. That's not too concerning.