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Who will go 1st in the 2019 draft

Zion Williamson
21 (95.5%)
Ja Morant
1 (4.5%)

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Re: Who will go 1st in the 2019 draft - Williamson or Morant
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2019, 11:04:21 AM »

Offline Birdman

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Zion cause of the hype but i think Morant could be best player
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Re: Who will go 1st in the 2019 draft - Williamson or Morant
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2019, 11:20:24 AM »

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Zion, but I think in today's NBA there's a good chance that an elite guard talent like Za Morant is actually more valuable.
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Re: Who will go 1st in the 2019 draft - Williamson or Morant
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2019, 11:33:46 AM »

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Morant is really intriguing, but if you watched the game yesterday, you wouldn't have seen him put any significant energy at all into defense, and was a study in energy conservation. On the other hand, Zion has one of the highest revving motors we've ever seen, and plays intense defense.

Morant clearly picked Marquette apart, but until I see him man up against a pro level point guard, I can't put him at the same level as Zion. Murray state never put him on Markus Howard, so I doubt we see him doing any tough defensive assignments in the tournament.

Shouldn’t you have the same reservation about Zion? Wait to see what he can do against NBA players?

That's not really what I meant, or even logical, given the question of this post.

When I said I wanted to see him man up against a pro level point guard, I just meant a guy who will likely be drafted. Howard was the kind of tough cover that could suffice, but he never really locked in on him for long enough to evaluate his defense.

Zion has played against a number of guys that will be in the NBA next year. He looks like a plus defender in the NBA.

Obviously, we won't know for sure until these guys play 20 NBA games or so next year.

Re: Who will go 1st in the 2019 draft - Williamson or Morant
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2019, 11:39:20 AM »

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That Za. dude has the Weatbrooke energy level.....he is either full bore or sleeping.

Re: Who will go 1st in the 2019 draft - Williamson or Morant
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2019, 11:45:18 AM »

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Zion a lock for first

Re: Who will go 1st in the 2019 draft - Williamson or Morant
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2019, 11:55:02 AM »

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Zion, even if I like Ja more Zion sells tickets and merchandise at LeBron levels day one. The team's value would skyrocket

Re: Who will go 1st in the 2019 draft - Williamson or Morant
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2019, 01:39:02 PM »

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The #2 pick I'm guessing will come down to team needs.

Atlanta at #2?     The pick is surely Barrett. 

Cleveland at #2?     Probably Barrett.

Suns at #2?        Morant is a lock.

Knicks at #2?    ?

Bulls at #2?      Morant most likely (should be Morant imo).   


Of course...if a team like Atlanta is sour on Barrett for any reason (fairly or not...stupidly or not)...Morant could be taken as perceived BPA and then a trade constructed.  Example:  Atlanta takes Morant and trades to Phoenix for Oubre and Josh Jackson and a future pick, or some such deal...

I doubt any teams are sour on Morant.

Re: Who will go 1st in the 2019 draft - Williamson or Morant
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2020, 10:43:14 AM »

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Zion cause of the hype but i think Morant could be best player

Zion looked good in his debut.  Sure his dunks are electrifying but the big guy knows how to play.  Underrated passer and looks like has been working on his 3

Morant though has been amazing for the Memphis.  Because of him our pick is on the way to sucking

End of the day, I still stand by my initial prediction ... these two prospects are close

Then looks like a big dropoff from #3

Re: Who will go 1st in the 2019 draft - Williamson or Morant
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2020, 11:06:38 AM »

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Off topic but still, who names their kid Ja?

Re: Who will go 1st in the 2019 draft - Williamson or Morant
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2020, 11:08:46 AM »

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Re: Who will go 1st in the 2019 draft - Williamson or Morant
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2020, 11:11:04 AM »

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So glad I have Ja locked up as a fantasy keeper for the foreseeable future.

Early on, but surprisingly, almost no real horrible takes in this thread.


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Re: Who will go 1st in the 2019 draft - Williamson or Morant
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2020, 04:20:06 PM »

Offline CelticsPoetry

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Off topic but still, who names their kid Ja?
It is his nickname.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ja_Morant
Ok makes more sense now. Although his real name is still a bit odd. Ja just sounds so off putting to me