I read that we worked out Oscar Tshiebwe and Landers Nolley II. I watched the highlights but does anyone have a good break down of either guy?
Most years I keep tabs on workouts haven't this season because rumor was most teams and agents where going to keep most workouts secret. Ill have to start paying attention again.
Tshiebwe, he is an NBA player but ill be surprised if he is ever more then a backup on a good team and that level of player is typically available for cheap on the FA market. An elite rebounder who physically dominated in college but he lacks the skill or defensive versatility to be a high impact NBA player. He did shoot a decent % from FT line so the long shot swing skill would be if he proves to be a viable 3pt shooting option. Most likely his ceiling is that of a modern Kendrick Perkins or a higher bball IQ but less athletic Drummond.
Landers Nolley II, he fits the mold of a great 2d round pick as a wing with great positional size and length who can shoot the 3. However given that his age (23) and the other wing talent projected to be available around 35 I suspect he is being worked out in the event of a later 2nd round pick trade becoming available or as a player who is quickly grabbed as a UFA and signed to a 2-way deal.
As for guys I would like to see the Celtics target at #35. Despite the likely hood of hitting on the pick I would take all guards off of my board given the current roster construction. Pritchard needs to be moved for a future asset, JD is going to command a roster spot (unless 2 years of a 2-way was pre-negotiated), and Yam looks at least capable of being a 3rd PG/13th-15th man.
My priority would be a big who fits the Cs defensive style and has the talent ceiling to potentially start down the road.
Long shot (question is can #35 and Pritchard net a pick high enough to draft him?)Dereck Lively
Target at #35Trayce Jackson-Davis
, if he doesn't develop at outside shot he still is a mobile athletic 5 who can pass, rebound, and defend. If he shoots he could be a steal in this draft. Analytic minded teams will likely target him and potentially prevent him from falling to #35.
Adem Bona, he didn't measure out as lengthy as I would have thought but at 6'8.25" (with out shoes) a 7'025" wingspan at 243lbs his measurements (also almost identical to Jackson-Davis's) are basically identical to Al Horfords and Onyeka Okongwu's. Bona really stats out to me as an NBA defensive 5. His motor, mobility and quick jump could make him the rare switch everything NBA big. As a project to develop behind Rob Will he would be a perfect fit.
Tristan Vukcevic, this is a player I'm more interested in post combine. He played really well and showed off a nice perimeter skill set in the scrimmages and measured really well at 6'11.5 (with out shoes) 224 with a 7'2.5 wingspan. He looks to have a similar skill set / role as Muscala and could be an option at #35 especially if he is willing to stash for a year or two.