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Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2019, 08:31:25 AM »

Offline hardlyyardley

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The real loss may have been when Pat Riley took Tyler Herro one oick before us at 13

Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2019, 12:45:30 PM »

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I had enough of the T-Rex arm complaining while Kelly Olynyk played here to last a lifetime. No thanks on Clarke or Herro.

Clarke blossomed this past year after Gonzaga lost their center to injury, otherwise he was option number 3-4 on that team. With his athleticism he isnít to short to play PF, but heís underweight. G-Will had a longer track record for being a stud in college and he has the weight and strength to bang that Clarke lacks.

Carsen is as good or better than Herro at shooting, plus he can move his feet and create his own shot.

Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2019, 01:45:33 PM »

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I don't see Clarke as being worthy of being upset. He's only 6'8" and is not strong, and has a very short wingspan. He's also not a strong shooter.

I think dominating Summer League is hardly any indicator of future NBA success. Sure it is fun to get over-excited about a prospect, but it's not really worth anything.

Also, is the "small guard who can't shoot" you're referring to Edwards? Because if so, that is a woefully wrong assessment of his shooting talent. Unless you mean Langford, who is 6'6 with a 6'11 wingspan and weighs in at 215lbs. That is prototypical size for a shooting guard.



 You guys fail to mention he's a superfreak athlete!

 Hes a better overall athlete than Zion IMO. And Zion might get fat soon. Clarke has the body that never gets fat like Kemba.

 Fantastic starter not w star for a decade. Big whiff from Danny.

Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2019, 02:08:25 PM »

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I don't see Clarke as being worthy of being upset. He's only 6'8" and is not strong, and has a very short wingspan. He's also not a strong shooter.

I think dominating Summer League is hardly any indicator of future NBA success. Sure it is fun to get over-excited about a prospect, but it's not really worth anything.

Also, is the "small guard who can't shoot" you're referring to Edwards? Because if so, that is a woefully wrong assessment of his shooting talent. Unless you mean Langford, who is 6'6 with a 6'11 wingspan and weighs in at 215lbs. That is prototypical size for a shooting guard.



 You guys fail to mention he's a superfreak athlete!

 Hes a better overall athlete than Zion IMO. And Zion might get fat soon. Clarke has the body that never gets fat like Kemba.

 Fantastic starter not w star for a decade. Big whiff from Danny.

Well... He averaged .267 from 3% at Gonzaga and wasn't a great free throw shooter.  Yes, it's scary that he tooled on Taco/Williams/and Williams in the summer league tournament but that might be more of an indictment of the forwards that participate in Summer League (remember Ante Zizic and Kelly Olynyk were both SL stars) than it is an endorsement of Clarke's NBA potential.  He does get a ton of blocks though... 

Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2019, 03:18:12 PM »

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Edwards had a better summer league than Clarke.

Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2019, 04:41:01 PM »

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Edwards had a better summer league than Clarke.



 Not according to the tournament MVP voters.

 Carsen was great tho

Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2019, 04:59:04 PM »

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Edwards had a better summer league than Clarke.



 Not according to the tournament MVP voters.

 Carsen was great tho

Isn't that just because Memphis won it? Often voters/panels feel compelled to choose a player from the winning team for such awards.

According to the stats Clarke had good games against the Celtics, but I wasn't that impressed. Robert Williams and Carsen Edwards were at least as good in my book.
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Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2019, 05:08:58 PM »

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Repeat over and over and over again: it's only summer league, it's only summer league, it's only summer league.

Seems like everyone always likes the player(s) Ainge doesn't draft, and then there's always the wailing and gnashing of teeth over the franchise savior who got away.

I like GWill just fine over Clarke. Who knows about Langford.

I guess that's my point: we don't know about Langford.

Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2019, 05:13:20 PM »

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Not according to the tournament MVP voters.


Look at the stats,  that was a con job there were also guys who did better than Carsen who deserved it more.

Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2019, 05:26:56 PM »

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I don't think Brandon Clarke is going to be much at the NBA level. I'm not even sure he's even an NBA roll player. And I'm basing that in part on what I saw in those two summer league games.

Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2019, 05:31:30 PM »

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I know people have mentioned this already, but it's too easy to overlook players' ages.

What will Romeo Langford be in three years? Because at that point, he'll be about the same age as Clarke is now.

Similarly: What do you think Jaylen Brown will look like in four years, when he's 26 and in the prime of his career? Because at that point, he'll be the same age as Buddy Hield is now (assuming that Hield's birthdate is accurate).

You get the point. Don't compare players at different ages, just because they were drafted in the same year.

Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2019, 06:00:38 PM »

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Thinking that passing Clarke was a mistake isnít necessarily wrong, but thinking his summer league performance validates that opinion to any material level is.
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Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2019, 07:27:56 PM »

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I don't see Clarke as being worthy of being upset. He's only 6'8" and is not strong, and has a very short wingspan. He's also not a strong shooter.

I think dominating Summer League is hardly any indicator of future NBA success. Sure it is fun to get over-excited about a prospect, but it's not really worth anything.

Also, is the "small guard who can't shoot" you're referring to Edwards? Because if so, that is a woefully wrong assessment of his shooting talent. Unless you mean Langford, who is 6'6 with a 6'11 wingspan and weighs in at 215lbs. That is prototypical size for a shooting guard.



 You guys fail to mention he's a superfreak athlete!

 Hes a better overall athlete than Zion IMO. And Zion might get fat soon. Clarke has the body that never gets fat like Kemba.

 Fantastic starter not w star for a decade. Big whiff from Danny.
It might be your opinion, but itís a very lonely one. In fact, I donít think anything backs it up. He canít jump as high nor as quickly, heís massively weaker than Zion, heís slower and I donít think his reflexes are better.
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Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2019, 08:06:28 PM »

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I don't see Clarke as being worthy of being upset. He's only 6'8" and is not strong, and has a very short wingspan. He's also not a strong shooter.

I think dominating Summer League is hardly any indicator of future NBA success. Sure it is fun to get over-excited about a prospect, but it's not really worth anything.

Also, is the "small guard who can't shoot" you're referring to Edwards? Because if so, that is a woefully wrong assessment of his shooting talent. Unless you mean Langford, who is 6'6 with a 6'11 wingspan and weighs in at 215lbs. That is prototypical size for a shooting guard.



 You guys fail to mention he's a superfreak athlete!

 Hes a better overall athlete than Zion IMO. And Zion might get fat soon. Clarke has the body that never gets fat like Kemba.

 Fantastic starter not w star for a decade. Big whiff from Danny.

I wish Danny drafted Clarke and Grant Williams

Clarke is like Jordan Bell but with a higher bbiq

Clarke issue is, once he loses his leaping ability.... he won't be very good (shorter career)
« Last Edit: July 16, 2019, 09:38:49 PM by Tr1boy »

Re: Brandon Clarke
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2019, 09:40:00 PM »

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I like Langford for two reasons.
1. His size and potential.
2. After his thumb injury, he could have easily shut it down and could have been a top 5 selection.

Why not take a chance? There is a small chance they hit a home run.

Ty

 

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