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  1. I'll play...... Player PPG APG RPG 1. Trae Young 23 10.5 4.5 2. John Collins 22 2.5 10.5 3. Kevin Huerter 16 4.5 5 4. DeAndre Hunter 8 3 6 5. Alex Len 14.5 2 7.5 6. Cam Reddish 9.5 3.5 4.5 7. Jabari Parker 17 3 8.5 8. Allen Crabbe 8 1.2 2 9. Deandre Bembry 4 2 3.5 10 Evan Turner 3.5 5 3 11. Damien Jones 2 .3 2.5 12 Bruno Fernando 5.5 .2 3.5
  2. Counterpoint... Travis has mentioned on multiple occasions that they go to work figuring out who other teams will be taking with their picks. It's entirely plausible, to me at least, that they had a pretty great idea Cam would be around at 10 (no guarantee of course but they trusted their research and it paid off). Also, it's a fair point that all the mocks had Cam not lasting past 8 but the reason for that was because all the mocks had ATL drafting 8. None of us have any reliable info saying any team 5-9 had a plan to take Cam prior to the draft. There was no scuttlebutt of any team jumping over ATL at 8 to get Cam.
  3. It's shocking to me how Trae and Luka can have comparable numbers year one (and yes I recognize that Luka's were slightly better) and yet Luka is considered such a transcendent player that his mere presence on a team with but three other players under the age of 25 qualified the Mavs as one of the best young cores in the NBA?? Laughable. The Hawks have twice the number of players under the age of 25 led by Trae and JC whom I'd put up against LD and KP any day.
  4. Well the question was which team has the best young talent. Not which is the best team. Regardless, I'd take issue with you saying NO has more talent when the majority of that talent has yet to play one minute in the NBA.
  5. If he increases his PT to 35 min a game he could pretty easily hit 10 a game with just a little progression. Heck, he could have had 10 last year if some of his teammates helped him out on wide open jumpers. Better shooting team. Better Trae. More assists imo.
  6. Meh..... NO needs to prove something first. Their ranking is on the merit of a "sure thing" in Zion but he hasn't done anything yet. Same thing for Dallas. They have 2 guys and the rest of their roster is meh. I'm not convinced Luka is any better than Trae but he gets more hype obviously. I also dont think Boston should be ahead of a team like Memphis.
  7. No kidding. A @sturt top 5 finish in year 2?
  8. Was thinking the same thing. IF he increases his efficiency while also playing closer to 35 min/ gm, his overall stats will skyrocket (unless of course he significantly reduces his attempts which I don't see happening).
  9. To be fair....no rookie in the history of the league has averaged 22+ pts / 9+ ast per 36 minutes. But that's exactly what Trae did last year so it's not out of the realm to think he improves on that. In fact, a 22/9 per 36 season has only happened 12 other times in the history of the NBA.
  10. I've always been interested in the jump players experience from their Rookie Years to their 2nd years. As sort of a simplistic way of looking at it, I went back and looked at the increases in production from year 1 to year 2 for several lottery pick PGs. Based on their increases or decreases in points and assists, I projected what Trae might look like this year offensively. This list is not all encompassing but I think it does hit most of them. My criteria was minimum 41 games played and I went back through the 2011 draft and then added in Westbrook, Curry, and Paul just because they've been at the top of the PG game for a while. Anyway, here are the 16 players I looked at with their pts and ast per 36 for years 1 and 2. I then calculated the Delta. Things that jumped out to me: 14 of 16 increased in pts/36; Westbrook was identical while Dennis Smith, Jr. declined. However, that was due sharing the load with Luka last year as he attempted 4 fewer shots / 36 in Dallas before the trade Average points per 36 for these 16 players is 15.4 pts while the average Delta is 14.4% increase Nearly half (7 of 16) saw a DECREASE in assists from year 1 to year 2; without studying it, I'm wondering if their attempts went up which led to assists being fewer Average assists per 36 for these 16 players is 5.8 / average Delta is 8.9% increase Trae has the HIGHEST pts and assists for a rookie among all these players at 22.3 pts/36 and 9.4 ast/36 IF Trae increases in year 2 just at the average rate for these 16 players, he would average 25.5 pts/36 and 10.2 ast/36
  11. Kinda wondering if he just didn't realize that Vince is a FA and not actually on the team.
  12. Actually, I think the thought process is: Len (now) = Dedmon Bruno (future) > Len Jones > Plumlee Parker > Spellman Crabbe > Baze Turner = Lin Hunter (future) > Prince
  13. Turner has nothing to do with Dunn. No one suggested Dunn should be traded to Atlanta.
  14. Yep. Since January 1 (last 45 games of season), Trae avg 24.6 pts / 9.6 ast per 36 min.