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Post by kdp59 on Sat May 27, 2017 9:40 am

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NBA Draft Combine: Five Stock Boosters
By Scott_Phillips
Mon, 05/15/2017 - 3:38pm
Kyle Kuzma, Utah

First Day: 20 minutes: 20 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 4-for-5 three-point

Second Day: Did not play

Kyle Kuzma
Kyle Kuzma
Perhaps the biggest stock riser based on five-on-five play was the Utah junior who decided to leave a year early and sign with an agent. Kuzma looked like an intriguing offensive weapon, capable of a number of different things thanks to an enhanced shooting stroke that was shaky at times during the season.

With a quicker release and his 6'9.5" size on the wing, Kuzma looked good shooting from three as he canned four on the opening day and opted not to play the second day. With a 7'0.25" wingspan, Kuzma can be a jumbo wing or play a little bit of stretch role at four or five if he's able to rebound his position and potentially help with his length around the rim.

Frank Jackson, Duke

First Day: 20 minutes: 13 points, 4 assists, 1 steal, 0-for-2 three-point

Second Day: Did not play

After an up-and-down freshman year at Duke, Jackson decided to test the waters and play in the combine. It proved to be a solid decision as Jackson was solid in game action during his first day while looking good in the combine testing section as well.

Signing with an agent after the first day, Jackson interviewed with a lot of confidence about his future as he felt like he played very well on the first day. Showing a scoring touch by attacking, Jackson continued to show deceptive athleticism that he might not have showed enough of at times during his one season at Duke.

Coming in at second place in max vertical leap at 42.5" and first in shuttle run at 2.70 seconds, Jackson has some positive things going for him to be a new-age lead guard.

Jackson will have to shoot the ball a little bit better during workouts then his up-and-down times at Duke and the combine, but he has a positive looking jumper with good lift.

Derrick White, Colorado

First Day: 19 minutes, 16 points, 2 rebounds, 1-for-4 three-point

Second Day: 26 minutes, 9 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 1-for-3 three-point

A former Division II star who became a transfer to Colorado, White opened lot of eyes with his play at guard this week. Measuring with good size at 6'4.5" with a 6'7.5" wingspan, White had the second best three-quarter sprint time (3.08 seconds) and the third overall standing vertical leap (35.5").

On the floor, White will have to show a bit more as a perimeter shooter after a sluggish combine performance in the five-on-five as he didn't look like the 40 percent marksman that he was with the Buffaloes this season. But he did show crafty capabilities as a scorer in other capacities while also being able to rebound from the perimeter, push tempo and make plays for others.

It's going to take some time for White to adjust from the speed of D2 to the NBA in two years but he has some unique gifts and great size for the position. It wouldn't be surprising to see a team believe that he can come in and earn some minutes early in his career.

Tyler Dorsey, Oregon

First Day: 26 minutes, 15 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 3-for-5 three-point

Second Day: 35 minutes, 18 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2-for-4 three-pointers

The Oregon guard left after a solid sophomore season that saw him help the Ducks make the Final Four. Dorsey's late-season confidence -- he was nicknamed Mr. March -- seemed to carry over into the combine as he registered two solid outings in five-on-five games.

Showing that he could be a potential second-round pick and second-unit guard, Dorsey showed his trademark scoring touch and craftiness from the perimeter in two games and also showed that could be counted on a little bit with the ball in his hands. Although not a world-class defender or athlete, Dorsey did solid in combine testing and measured at a respectable 6'5" in shoes while also getting second in lane agility at 10.55.

If Dorsey shoots as well as he did and he shows that he can stick some guys on the perimeter, then he could be a solid second-unit guard who can provide some scoring pop.

Jonathan Jeanne, France

First Day: 20 minutes, 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal, 5-for-9 field goal

Second Day: 26 minutes. 14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals, 7-for-9 field goal

Leading the combine in height (7'2"), wingspan (7'6.5") and standing reach (9'5.5"), Jeanne proved to be a very solid prospect over his two-day run at the event. Showing fluid mobility and coordination that is seldom seen from a player his size, Jeanne is still very skinny at 207 pounds and 8.7 percent body fat, but he has the type of frame where he can add weight and still move effectively.

His length and mobility force him to be an issue on both ends of the floor, as he can finish quickly with dunks around the rim thanks to near rim-level reach. Jeanne also showed some positive qualities in the high pick-and-roll game as he showed a good understanding of screening and adjusting to the defense and his point guard. If Jeanne can continue to show positive skill traits, he should look good in workouts because of his size and coordination, so he looks like one of the more intriguing long term talents.




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Post by kdp59 on Sat May 27, 2017 9:41 am

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NBA Draft Combine: Five More Winners
By Scott_Phillips
Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:34am
Following Monday's report on NBA Draft Combine: Five Stock Boosters here are five more winners from the Draft Combine.

Omer Yurtseven, N.C. State

First Day: 19 minutes, 14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 assist, 6-for-8 field goals

Second Day: 22 minutes, 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 5-for-6 field goals

Omer Yurtseven
Omer Yurtseven
Freshman year didn't go as planned for the the Turkish native who came to the United States to play in the ACC. But while Yurtseven didn't find his footing at N.C. State until late in the season, he seemed very comfortable scoring and rebounding his area at the Combine.

Making people remember why he was on teams' radars with his play in Chicago, Yurtseven looked like a skilled big man who could become a positive scoring force. With a workable jumper that also could have extended range with added practice, Yurtseven could be an intriguing second-unit scoring big man or starter alongside a true rim protector.

Defensively, Yurtseven is still having issues defending ball screens and switching on quicker players and that will be something to watch for early in his career. Yurtseven told reporters he is looking for any type of guarantee from a team that wants to develop him in order to stay in the draft.

Semi Ojeleye, SMU

First Day: 25 minutes, 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2-for-4 three pointers

Second Day: 22 minutes, 10 points, 3 assists, 4 steals, 3 blocks

After the combine, Ojeleye made the decision to get an agent and stick in the NBA Draft, so you can get a feel for how he did in Chicago based on that. Ojeleye did very well for himself as a productive force factor in both five-on-five games as he finished in double-figures in both while also posting solid steal numbers.

Testing well in max vertical leap at fifth overall (40.5 inches), standing vertical leap at third overall (35) and third in lane agility, Ojeleye showed that he could be a bit of a rim protecting presence while also having some versatility to maybe guard some bigger perimeter players.

Although a tad small at 6'6.75" with shoes on, Ojeleye had a solid 6'9.75" wingspan along with a strong 241-pound frame that only carries 5.5 percent body fat. That's the type of frame and athleticism that should translate well as a potential two-way wing. If Ojeleye can consistently knock down perimeter shots then that could be what earns him huge minutes.

PJ Dozier, South Carolina

First Day: 19 minutes, 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Second Day: 30 minutes, 15 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block, 7-for-12 field goals

It was a bit of a sluggish start for the guard who left early after helping the Gamecocks to the Final Four. But Dozier slowly found his rhythm and had a strong second day while also looking solid in athletic testing.

Dozier had one of the biggest highlights of the combine when he finished a ridiculous alley-oop that displayed the athleticism that could get him selected. Finishing in the top ten max vertical leap (39 inches), no-step vertical (34 inches) and 3/4 court sprint (3.15 seconds), Dozier showed positive signs of being a versatile guard who might be able to play and defend multiple spots on the floor.

Perimeter shooting in workouts could be the key for Dozier, but he has intriguing playmaking elements about his game that are tough to teach along with good size (6'6.75" and length (6'11" wingspan) for a potential playmaking guard.

Jordan Bell, Oregon

First Day: 25 minutes, 13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 blocks, 5 assists, 5-for-7 field goals

Second Day: 26 minutes, 8 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

After being arguably the most productive player during the 2017 NCAA Tournament, Bell once again looked like a stat-stuffing force at the combine during five-on-five play.

Bell was productive all over the floor, especially as a terror on the defensive end, as Bell looked like he had the size and agility to switch onto a lot of smaller perimeter players. Also scoring a bit on hustle plays, Bell's athleticism and combine testing translated very well, as it would be easy to see him getting selected on draft night.

The combine testing is what might have separated Bell from some of his peers. Finishing third in shuttle run (2.83 seconds) and second in lane agility (10.63), Bell looked like a guard in some of the quickness tests as he's able to change direction very quickly for someone who is 6'8" and 223 pounds.

Frank Mason, Kansas

First Day: 22 minutes, 8 points, 4 assists, 1-for-3 three-pointers

Second Day: 21 minutes, 21 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 8-for-12 field goals, 1-for-2 three-pointers

As one of the more experienced players in the combine, Mason showed very well for himself as an immediate impact backup guard who could be productive in early minutes.

Mason scored the ball effectively when it was necessary and he also did a great job of getting others involved and controlling the game when the ball is in his hands. There's a certain command that Mason has over the game when he's running an offense and he was able to maintain that sense in a quicker environment during five-on-five play. If Mason can continue to hit three-pointers that bodes well for him potentially being drafted.

Defensively, Mason is on the smaller side, but he always competes when fighting screening big men and going against bigger players. Steal numbers could be low for Mason, so he might not be too big of an impact as a playmaking defensive guard.

Also finishing in the top five in max vertical leap (41 inches) and standing vertical leap (34 inches), Mason showed that he is a deceptive athlete with regards to his explosiveness around the basket.


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Post by kdp59 on Sat May 27, 2017 9:47 am

my notes:

there are a couple possible second rounds pick out of this group for us.

Jeane as a draft and stash

Bell as a possible roster replacement for Mickey

Kuzma could also be a younger Jerebko type player.

Rambone will enjoy seeing Mason finally getting some positive reviews  and IF we needed guards help might be a solid pick.



I should have looked at their mock draft, they have Kuzma at #17 and Bell at #28 now.
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Post by bobheckler on Sat May 27, 2017 12:26 pm

kdp59 wrote:my notes:

there are a couple possible second rounds pick out of this group for us.

Jeane as a draft and stash

Bell as a possible roster replacement for Mickey

Kuzma could also be a younger Jerebko type player.

Rambone will enjoy seeing Mason finally getting some positive reviews  and IF we needed guards help might be a solid pick.



I should have looked at their mock draft, they have Kuzma at #17 and Bell at #28 now.



Jeanne is playing for Nancy, in France.  DX has him going #24, so he won't be around until #37 when we pick.  We could move up to get him but at 207#  he'll need at least 20-25# just to where he's not going to get thrown around "like a girly-man".   nbadraft.net has him going #47, so that's possible but mynbadraft.com has him going #29, to the Spurs (Tony Parker is a 10% owner in the French basketball team Asvel and is VP of Operations.  Asvel is in the city of Lyons, < 4 hours away by car.  I don't doubt his scouting department knows everything there is to know about Jeanne).  

Interestingly, Jeanne is Nancy's back up center, not the starter.  What does it say that a 19 year old Euro back up center, playing 13mpg, is projected by two different mock draft boards to be a first round pick in the NBA?  It could say that the game is evolving towards the Euro model and the US High School and NCAA programs aren't adapting quickly enough to provide bigs the skill sets looked for in the new NBA.



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