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Wembanyama Sweepstakes
« on: February 25, 2023, 05:17:45 PM »

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I am curious what team do you predict will get Wembanyama, verses where would you want him to go?

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Prediction: Hornets

Want: Trail Blazers or Pelicans (Lakers Pick)
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Re: Wembanyama Sweepstakes
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2023, 05:22:33 PM »

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Team > Odds for No. 1 Pick

    Team 1 > 14.0%
    Team 2 > 14.0%
    Team 3 >14.0%
    Team 4 > 12.5%
    Team 5 > 10.5%
    Team 6 > 9.0%
    Team 7 > 7.5%
    Team 8 > 4.5%
    Team 9 > 4.5%
    Team 10 > 4.5%
    Team 11 > 1.8%
    Team 12 > 1.7%
    Team 13 > 1.0%
    Team 14 > 0.5%

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Re: Wembanyama Sweepstakes
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2023, 05:26:00 PM »

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Iíve always envisioned him to the Spurs, so Iíll stick with that.


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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2023, 05:32:27 PM »

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Iíve always envisioned him to the Spurs, so Iíll stick with that.
This is who I want/see too.

Re: Wembanyama Sweepstakes
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2023, 05:36:16 PM »

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Is he a 4 or a 5?

Re: Wembanyama Sweepstakes
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2023, 05:38:46 PM »

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Houston would be cool. Continue the tradition of great big men from Elvin Hayes to Moses Malone to Ralph Sampson & Hakeem Olajuwon to Yao Ming to Dwight Howard to Wembanyama.

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2023, 05:38:52 PM »

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Re: Wembanyama Sweepstakes
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2023, 05:40:52 PM »

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Is he a 4 or a 5?
It's a tricky question. He's apparently 7'5", according to Givony and Windhorst, but he is also a spectacular perimeter player on offence. I think defensively he'd work best in that Robert Williams role - assigned to the 4, or otherwise the worst shooter on the opposition, and just roams.

7'5" with an 8' wingspan and the mobility to get around the court laterally would make him best suited to that kind of role, rather than getting hammered by Embiid / Jokic types.

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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2023, 05:41:41 PM »

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Iíve always envisioned him to the Spurs, so Iíll stick with that.

I think a lot of people are in the same boat because of what the Spurs have achieved over the past two decades, but I donít see them as this amazing fit for Wembanyama.

Gregg Popovich is currently 74 years old and the famed Spurs management talent pool has been drained. They are a small market team that operates on a small market budget.

The Spurs roster is bereft of top tier talent (except maybe Johnson & Vassell).

Wembanyama is perhaps the best talent since Doncic & LeBron, thus you can expect a big upswing in wins his rookie year, which removes his team from the best draft prospects.

IMO, the San Antonio Spurs arenít the perfect fit that some perceive for Wembanyama.
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Re: Wembanyama Sweepstakes
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2023, 05:52:58 PM »

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Iíve always envisioned him to the Spurs, so Iíll stick with that.

I think a lot of people are in the same boat because of what the Spurs have achieved over the past two decades, but I donít see them as this amazing fit for Wembanyama.

Gregg Popovich is currently 74 years old and the famed Spurs management talent pool has been drained. They are a small market team that operates on a small market budget.

The Spurs roster is bereft of top tier talent (except maybe Johnson & Vassell).

Wembanyama is perhaps the best talent since Doncic & LeBron, thus you can expect a big upswing in wins his rookie year, which removes his team from the best draft prospects.

IMO, the San Antonio Spurs arenít the perfect fit that some perceive for Wembanyama.
Keldon Johnson and Vassell are both very solid players. I would be totally comfortable with them as #2 and #3 to Wembenyama as a #1. All three are ++ defenders, can shoot and can pass.

Tre Jones has made a very significant leap this season, and is just 23. Sochan is having a very solid rookie year, and Branham has averaged 19/4/3 on elite efficiency over the month of February.

I would be wary of mistaking their blatant tank job for a lack of talent. I also don't think they'll have issues coaching-wise - plenty of Pop disciples have had success recently, no difficulty in imagining whichever one takes over will too.

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2023, 06:11:45 PM »

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Since Michael Jordan purchased Charlotte in 2006, these have been the teams draft positions:

2006: 3rd
2007: 8th
2008: 9th
2009: 12th
2010: no pick
2011: 9th
2012: 2nd
2013: 4th
2014: 9th
2015: 9th
2016: 22nd
2017: 11th
2018: 11th
2019: 12th
2020: 3rd
2021: 11th
2022: 13th

In 17 seasons, Charlotte has been in the draft lottery 14 times, and have yet to receive the first pick.

I just feel itís going to happen this year.
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Re: Wembanyama Sweepstakes
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2023, 06:41:55 PM »

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Iíve always envisioned him to the Spurs, so Iíll stick with that.

I think a lot of people are in the same boat because of what the Spurs have achieved over the past two decades, but I donít see them as this amazing fit for Wembanyama.

Gregg Popovich is currently 74 years old and the famed Spurs management talent pool has been drained. They are a small market team that operates on a small market budget.

The Spurs roster is bereft of top tier talent (except maybe Johnson & Vassell).

Wembanyama is perhaps the best talent since Doncic & LeBron, thus you can expect a big upswing in wins his rookie year, which removes his team from the best draft prospects.

IMO, the San Antonio Spurs arenít the perfect fit that some perceive for Wembanyama.

If the question is what team is the best fit, Iíd pick the Celtics.

But, the team Iíve consistently pictured in my mind has been San Antonio.

In terms of want, I used to say the Pels, to screw the Lakers.  But, that could potentially create a juggernaut.


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Re: Wembanyama Sweepstakes
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2023, 07:12:24 PM »

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Iíve always envisioned him to the Spurs, so Iíll stick with that.

I think a lot of people are in the same boat because of what the Spurs have achieved over the past two decades, but I donít see them as this amazing fit for Wembanyama.

Gregg Popovich is currently 74 years old and the famed Spurs management talent pool has been drained. They are a small market team that operates on a small market budget.

The Spurs roster is bereft of top tier talent (except maybe Johnson & Vassell).

Wembanyama is perhaps the best talent since Doncic & LeBron, thus you can expect a big upswing in wins his rookie year, which removes his team from the best draft prospects.

IMO, the San Antonio Spurs arenít the perfect fit that some perceive for Wembanyama.

If the question is what team is the best fit, Iíd pick the Celtics.

But, the team Iíve consistently pictured in my mind has been San Antonio.

In terms of want, I used to say the Pels, to screw the Lakers.  But, that could potentially create a juggernaut.

Has anyone had cihance to actually watch him? Iíve watched a number of his games. He did look pretty good in his most recent World Cup qualifying game for France, but he certainly doesnít seem like he will make a big impact his rookie season. Someone like
Embid, Steve Adams, jokic, JV or any burly post guy would dominate him right now and foul him out in 15 minutes.

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2023, 07:20:46 PM »

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Iíve always envisioned him to the Spurs, so Iíll stick with that.

I think a lot of people are in the same boat because of what the Spurs have achieved over the past two decades, but I donít see them as this amazing fit for Wembanyama.

Gregg Popovich is currently 74 years old and the famed Spurs management talent pool has been drained. They are a small market team that operates on a small market budget.

The Spurs roster is bereft of top tier talent (except maybe Johnson & Vassell).

Wembanyama is perhaps the best talent since Doncic & LeBron, thus you can expect a big upswing in wins his rookie year, which removes his team from the best draft prospects.

IMO, the San Antonio Spurs arenít the perfect fit that some perceive for Wembanyama.

If the question is what team is the best fit, Iíd pick the Celtics.

But, the team Iíve consistently pictured in my mind has been San Antonio.

In terms of want, I used to say the Pels, to screw the Lakers.  But, that could potentially create a juggernaut.

Has anyone had cihance to actually watch him? Iíve watched a number of his games. He did look pretty good in his most recent World Cup qualifying game for France, but he certainly doesnít seem like he will make a big impact his rookie season. Someone like
Embid, Steve Adams, jokic, JV or any burly post guy would dominate him right now and foul him out in 15 minutes.
I watch him live fairly frequently - it would be a mistake to task him with defending those types of players. His nutrition team have the right idea IMO - targeted, slow, healthy weight gain in core areas, rather than trying to gain a lot of mass quickly and potentially overly straining.

I think he'll be similar to Mobley as a rookie, except 5 inches taller.

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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2023, 07:34:22 PM »

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Iíve always envisioned him to the Spurs, so Iíll stick with that.

I think a lot of people are in the same boat because of what the Spurs have achieved over the past two decades, but I donít see them as this amazing fit for Wembanyama.

Gregg Popovich is currently 74 years old and the famed Spurs management talent pool has been drained. They are a small market team that operates on a small market budget.

The Spurs roster is bereft of top tier talent (except maybe Johnson & Vassell).

Wembanyama is perhaps the best talent since Doncic & LeBron, thus you can expect a big upswing in wins his rookie year, which removes his team from the best draft prospects.

IMO, the San Antonio Spurs arenít the perfect fit that some perceive for Wembanyama.

If the question is what team is the best fit, Iíd pick the Celtics.

But, the team Iíve consistently pictured in my mind has been San Antonio.

In terms of want, I used to say the Pels, to screw the Lakers.  But, that could potentially create a juggernaut.

Has anyone had cihance to actually watch him? Iíve watched a number of his games. He did look pretty good in his most recent World Cup qualifying game for France, but he certainly doesnít seem like he will make a big impact his rookie season. Someone like
Embid, Steve Adams, jokic, JV or any burly post guy would dominate him right now and foul him out in 15 minutes.
I watch him live fairly frequently - it would be a mistake to task him with defending those types of players. His nutrition team have the right idea IMO - targeted, slow, healthy weight gain in core areas, rather than trying to gain a lot of mass quickly and potentially overly straining.

I think he'll be similar to Mobley as a rookie, except 5 inches taller.

My memory is that Mobley had a closer to NBA ready body. His combine weight certainly looks low but wemby has like a dj qualls level of sleight frame right now.