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Re: NBA Summer League 2024
« Reply #60 on: July 10, 2024, 03:09:30 AM »

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That is a nice way to put it = A youtube video title says Bronny has the pressure of a #1 overall pick.

The amount of scrutiny he gets. The media attention. The demands of the fans who want him on the court. Like he was the #1 pick.

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« Reply #61 on: July 10, 2024, 07:38:55 AM »

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That is a nice way to put it = A youtube video title says Bronny has the pressure of a #1 overall pick.

The amount of scrutiny he gets. The media attention. The demands of the fans who want him on the court. Like he was the #1 pick.

If he doesn't have the cardiac issue, I'd bet he went top five if not #1.  That where it was all heading until his heart problem.
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Re: NBA Summer League 2024
« Reply #62 on: July 10, 2024, 09:23:23 AM »

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« Reply #63 on: July 10, 2024, 11:04:10 AM »

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That is a nice way to put it = A youtube video title says Bronny has the pressure of a #1 overall pick.

The amount of scrutiny he gets. The media attention. The demands of the fans who want him on the court. Like he was the #1 pick.

If he doesn't have the cardiac issue, I'd bet he went top five if not #1.  That where it was all heading until his heart problem.

What do you mean that?s where it was heading?  He was a top 20 high school recruit, but certainly nowhere near a top 5 recruit, and that ignores all the international players that had been viewed for years as ahead of their US high school counterparts for this draft.

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« Reply #64 on: July 10, 2024, 11:46:59 AM »

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That is a nice way to put it = A youtube video title says Bronny has the pressure of a #1 overall pick.

The amount of scrutiny he gets. The media attention. The demands of the fans who want him on the court. Like he was the #1 pick.

If he doesn't have the cardiac issue, I'd bet he went top five if not #1.  That where it was all heading until his heart problem.

The Young man scored 5 points a game in college, and not just a couple of games.  He only scored I think 4 in his first summer league game.  The young man should be college BENCH player...if that.  He should not have been drafted, nor get a guaranteed contract.  Who knows, he might eventually earn a portion of it, but he SHOULD NOT have been handed all of that.

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« Reply #65 on: July 10, 2024, 12:30:29 PM »

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That is a nice way to put it = A youtube video title says Bronny has the pressure of a #1 overall pick.

The amount of scrutiny he gets. The media attention. The demands of the fans who want him on the court. Like he was the #1 pick.

If he doesn't have the cardiac issue, I'd bet he went top five if not #1.  That where it was all heading until his heart problem.

The Young man scored 5 points a game in college, and not just a couple of games.  He only scored I think 4 in his first summer league game.  The young man should be college BENCH player...if that.  He should not have been drafted, nor get a guaranteed contract.  Who knows, he might eventually earn a portion of it, but he SHOULD NOT have been handed all of that.

Do you know for sure that he would have still played like that without the heart issue? That's the hypothetical that's being discussed

I tend to agree that he would have been way too unimpressive to be a top pick, but underperforming post-heart issue isn't proof of it
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« Reply #66 on: July 10, 2024, 01:20:10 PM »

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That is a nice way to put it = A youtube video title says Bronny has the pressure of a #1 overall pick.

The amount of scrutiny he gets. The media attention. The demands of the fans who want him on the court. Like he was the #1 pick.

If he doesn't have the cardiac issue, I'd bet he went top five if not #1.  That where it was all heading until his heart problem.

The Young man scored 5 points a game in college, and not just a couple of games.  He only scored I think 4 in his first summer league game.  The young man should be college BENCH player...if that.  He should not have been drafted, nor get a guaranteed contract.  Who knows, he might eventually earn a portion of it, but he SHOULD NOT have been handed all of that.
Bronny was the 20th ranked member of his incoming college Freshman class. When you factor in Euros and upper classmen drafted, that?s second round projection at best. Agreed. Top 5 is ridiculous, unless of course he got a new haircut. 😂

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« Reply #67 on: July 10, 2024, 01:30:24 PM »

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That is a nice way to put it = A youtube video title says Bronny has the pressure of a #1 overall pick.

The amount of scrutiny he gets. The media attention. The demands of the fans who want him on the court. Like he was the #1 pick.

If he doesn't have the cardiac issue, I'd bet he went top five if not #1.  That where it was all heading until his heart problem.

The Young man scored 5 points a game in college, and not just a couple of games.  He only scored I think 4 in his first summer league game.  The young man should be college BENCH player...if that.  He should not have been drafted, nor get a guaranteed contract.  Who knows, he might eventually earn a portion of it, but he SHOULD NOT have been handed all of that.
Bronny was the 20th ranked member of his incoming college Freshman class. When you factor in Euros and upper classmen drafted, that?s second round projection at best. Agreed. Top 5 is ridiculous, unless of course he got a new haircut. 😂
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« Reply #68 on: July 10, 2024, 02:56:28 PM »

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That is a nice way to put it = A youtube video title says Bronny has the pressure of a #1 overall pick.

The amount of scrutiny he gets. The media attention. The demands of the fans who want him on the court. Like he was the #1 pick.

If he doesn't have the cardiac issue, I'd bet he went top five if not #1.  That where it was all heading until his heart problem.

The Young man scored 5 points a game in college, and not just a couple of games.  He only scored I think 4 in his first summer league game.  The young man should be college BENCH player...if that.  He should not have been drafted, nor get a guaranteed contract.  Who knows, he might eventually earn a portion of it, but he SHOULD NOT have been handed all of that.

Do you know for sure that he would have still played like that without the heart issue? That's the hypothetical that's being discussed

I tend to agree that he would have been way too unimpressive to be a top pick, but underperforming post-heart issue isn't proof of it

What heart issue?  The one he was cleared to play with without restriction?  Seems like it was determined to not effect his game.  Sure he lost a little practice time, so I understand a slow start, but not make him the ineffective player he was.

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« Reply #69 on: July 10, 2024, 04:33:37 PM »

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That is a nice way to put it = A youtube video title says Bronny has the pressure of a #1 overall pick.

The amount of scrutiny he gets. The media attention. The demands of the fans who want him on the court. Like he was the #1 pick.

If he doesn't have the cardiac issue, I'd bet he went top five if not #1.  That where it was all heading until his heart problem.

Wait. What?  This is the first I?ve heard of that kind projection.  Top five pick?  I just don?t recall that and Bronny in the same sentence.  Place send link for that. I?m not saying it isn?t so, just don?t recall anything like that.

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« Reply #70 on: July 10, 2024, 09:04:29 PM »

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Watched the game. Knecht is going to be good for the Lakers this year. Jr didn't do much. He seems to stand around and never gets the ball. Played 30 minutes and had 3 points, 2 PF and 2 TO. He doesn't really defend just lets guys go right by him.

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« Reply #71 on: July 10, 2024, 10:22:16 PM »

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The concerns were real, particularly when you look at how Purdue used the 7-foot-4 Edey. Scouts wondered how well he would be able to change ends. Others wondered if Edey would be able to play within NBA spacing. Most wondered if Edey could translate from playing primarily with his back to the basket into playing primarily out of the pick-and-roll.

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Edey impressed during the college season because he lost a bunch of weight and gained mobility he didn?t show in his underclassmen years at Purdue. At the NBA Draft Combine and in pre-draft workouts, he reportedly shot the ball well in several spots. And with the added mobility, and even with the lower weight, he?s still bigger than anyone on the court the majority of the time.

?Zach took a lot of the feedback from scouts and answered a lot of questions,? Jazz general manager Justin Zanik told reporters a few weeks ago. ?He slimmed down, and he?s figured out how to impact the game in multiple ways.

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He?s already an elite screener, which is extremely important for his skill set. He commanded a ton of gravity from the Jazz defense every time he rolled to the basket, which opened the corners for open 3-point looks. He was very difficult to keep off the glass, particularly on the offensive end as the Jazz tried to end defensive possessions with stops. And, yes, on occasion, he was still able to post and score over his left shoulder, the skill that made him a two-time Player of the Year at the collegiate level.

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« Reply #72 on: July 11, 2024, 01:55:03 AM »

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That is a nice way to put it = A youtube video title says Bronny has the pressure of a #1 overall pick.

The amount of scrutiny he gets. The media attention. The demands of the fans who want him on the court. Like he was the #1 pick.

If he doesn't have the cardiac issue, I'd bet he went top five if not #1.  That where it was all heading until his heart problem.

Wait. What?  This is the first I?ve heard of that kind projection.  Top five pick?  I just don?t recall that and Bronny in the same sentence.  Place send link for that. I?m not saying it isn?t so, just don?t recall anything like that.

You didn?t hear that because it is completely inaccurate. One guy, giovanni who is now at espn, put him in the lottery before last season and was widely ridiculed for doing it to get clicks. The highest he really ever got was about 20th in his class. Considering how many European and non freshman players were taken he was not going to go in the first round without an extremely monster freshman season. I do feel bad for him at this point aside from the ridiculous guaranteed money he got.

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« Reply #73 on: July 11, 2024, 07:07:17 AM »

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A monster season like Reed Sheppard. To be clear, I don't think Bronny would have gone in the lottery had he not missed half the year, but last year was a weak draft so I wouldn't rule it our either. I mean Sheppard was a worse recruit than Bronny , is similary a small guard, averaged under 13 ppg, and yet was the 3rd pick in the draft.
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« Reply #74 on: July 11, 2024, 07:20:08 AM »

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I feel sorry for Bronny with all the pressure on him but he is not an NBA player & never will be..after James retires Bronny will be playing overseas..we all know why Lakers pick him
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