Cram
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2020 NBA Draft

Thursday Morning 11:30am AEDST.

The draft itself is a weak one, but there's likely to be a bunch of other moves as teams have virtually no time to start getting their 20-21 rosters together.

Number one thing to look out for: NBA broadcasters trying to pronounce Illawarra (and how often it gets mentioned, despite the NBL management picking this time to get rid of it).

Are there any other Aussies aside from Green who are a chance to get picked up? Even outside shots?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Draftwise only Green I think.

Will be interesting to see if Magnay and Landale score deals.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Landale is a free agent

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Anonymous  
Last month

so is Magnay

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sam Froling and Kouat Noi are outside chances at late 2nd round.

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Anonymous  
Last month

very late

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sam Froling can be eligible for 2 more years

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Anonymous  
Last month

2021 draft will be worth watching with Giddey, Ķing and Makur Maker all possible picks.

As for another rank outsider in this draft how about Matur Maker, he has appeared on some big boards.

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Anonymous  
Last month

There is no way Froling or Noi get drafted.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not this year for Froling.
Would a third round of draft be feasible in regards to be just draft and stash. Not just nbl but Euro clubs would benefit.

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Aussiebballer  
Last month

Did they leave their names in the draft pool or withdraw?
You only get one run through.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Will this be broadcast on League Pass?

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Senator11  
Last month

I think I saw an email that said NBL TV was broadcasting it too? I could be wrong, was one of those emails you just delete...

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twenty four  
Last month

Sorry to go all koberulz, but because Froling left college last year, his name automatically goes into the draft this year. This is his only chance (if you can really call it a 'chance'...).

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Anonymous  
Last month

Green is projected 15-25
Noi, Froling projected to miss out.



Next year,

Giddey 15-25
Maker 20-30
King 25-35

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ME  
Last month

Not sure why everyone is so big on Sam Frolling? Can someone explain for me? I have his ceiling somewhere around Mark Worthington.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Aside from being completely different players that's an insult to Wortho, he'll be lucky if he ends up being half as good as Wortho was.

Wortho was a 6'8" PF with the skills of a SF, Sam Froling is a 7'0" back to the basket centre who has shown precisely SFA so far.

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Camel 31  
Last month

That was Chris Anstey on TV news, last nite.
'If Ball is gonna go pick 1 or 2 this draft, then Giddey will 1 next draft.'

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ME  
Last month

I am not saying Wortho was bad - he was pretty good. BUT he was not an NBA player.

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Cram  
Last month

Should we just put all the draft day deals in here?

The Rockets just moved Ariza and the 6 pick to Detroit for a future first rounder in a cap clearing move for the Rockets.

I'd say there's a decent chance Ariza ends up being bought out and could then be an option for a team like the Bucks looking to fill out their bench.

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Truth Seeker  
Last month

RJ Hampton

New Zealand Breakers guard


Yay!

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Perthworld  
Last month

NBL number one! We did it guys.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anyone know why RJ Hampton was crying?

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Isaac  
Last month

Wolves: Edwards (!?)
Warriors: Wiseman
Hornets: Ball

Maybe Edwards was trying to tank his value to avoid the Wolves, but they didn't buy it?

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BeeGee  
Last month

Where is RJ expected to get drafted?

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ME  
Last month

I think he was projected between 7 and 15

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Isaac  
Last month

Green goes at 18. Dedicated thread here

Meanwhile, Rubio traded from OKC to the Wolves with a mix of picks involved.

Clippers trade Shamet to Nets for 19th pick. Pistons also involved with Kennard going to the Clippers.

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ME  
Last month

"Anyone know why RJ Hampton was crying?"


I think we know why now. The NBL posted it like "yay, NBA DRAFT FEELS" but these guys have intel of where they are going.

RJ would have expected to be a lottery pick and was certainly projected as that before Next Stars. He comes here, averages modest numbers and is being lapped by guys who scored double that against kids, many will go on to flip burgers after their college careers end.

Looks like he wont make the top 20, and the lower the number gets, the more work he's going to have to do to keep a roster spot, and the lower pay.

I might be crying too. Next Stars may have worked a treat for LaMelo but I think maybe it failed RJ.

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Anonymous  
Last month

So much for the LaMelo #1. Weak draft IMO.

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ME  
Last month

RJ Hampton comes in at 24. And I agree with ESPN, the NBL probably makes him more NBA ready but averaging basic numbers here hurt his draft stock.

Be interesting if any top prospects really look over here again. I mean, look at what happened to Terry Armstrong. The guy, even when healthy, never got to see what the basketball court felt like here.

I'd say LaMelo benefitted, and every other prospect lost out.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I hope we see more draft and stash players come here.

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Anonymous  
Last month

LaMelo's stint in the NBL was good for him terrible for the hawks and league.

RJ - Did well and fitted what a real team/club should do with a young kid whilst still trying to win games.

Armstrong - Wasn't good enough to effect winning (neither was Melo/RJ) and was on a roster that actually wanted to win NBL games which is the aim of the NBL after all

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Craig  
Last month

RJ Hampton I think is on his way to Denver if im not mistaken? Drafted by the Bucks but I think it goes to Denver.

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Anonymous  
Last month

utah pick at 27 was late 2nd or not
get draft

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joshuapending  
Last month

Yes Craig to Denver, would be pretty good there. That said he looked totally gutted and it really puts a cloud over the Next program. Also terrance ferguson joining Ben in Philly.

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Isaac  
Last month

Josh Richardson to Dallas. Seth Curry to the 76ers.

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Craig  
Last month

Joshuapending the Nuggets got their starting Point Guard of the future so explains why he is gutted. But lets be honest I dont see starting PG level talent in him anyway.

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joshuapending  
Last month

So no Patty to Philly as was rumoured a while ago.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Terrance Ferguson traded to Philly in the Danny Green trade for Al Horford.

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Cram  
Last month

I'd say there's a decent chance Ferguson gets cut. He's still young so will likely hang on somewhere, if not Philly. But he'll need to show something soon.

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ME  
Last month

Justinian JEssup, Hawks new Next Star, just got drafted 51st. He will be draft and stash

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Anonymous  
Last month

Well done to Ball and RJ, excellent results and a special well done to Green. The nbl is a good place to stash these young guys and both Ball and RJ have tremendous up side. Hope to see a few more this season.

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ME  
Last month

It would be a good draft for this country if we can sneak in Kouat Noi or Sam Frolling for one of those last picks

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Anonymous  
Last month

ME. Lmao.

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Big Ads  
Last month

I didn't think there was much of a talent gap between Ball and Hampton from their play during the NBL. I think Denver will be very pleased with Hampton. Only time will tell obviously.

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Hoopie  
Last month

If RJ can't keep an NBA job then at least he knows he will be welcomed back to the NBL.

I really feel for the guy, though - he played in a much tougher league than most of those picked above him.

I don’t see him ever being a superstar, but he’ll always be a great guy to have coming off the bench to support the superstars. Sadly, that will most likely mean he’ll be traded a lot over his time in the NBA.

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Zodiac  
Last month

I really feel for the guy, though - he played in a much tougher league than most of those picked above him.


1. NBA scouts like many Americans have always significantly overrated the NCAA when the vast majority of college players will never be good enough to play pro basketball.

2. They also have the gambler's mentality of wanting to bet low on an 'unproven' player where as Hampton is 'proven' having played against men last season and in their eyes 'struggled' i.e. tried to fit in/deferred to already established star players on his team unlike LaMelo who was handed the keys to his team and IMO, genuinely struggled.

Hampton will have a longer NBA career than LaMelo.

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Anonymous  
Last month

^ this is laughable

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Anonymous  
Last month

Both RJ and Ball should have excellent careers.

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Brunson  
Last month

"I really feel for the guy, though - he played in a much tougher league than most of those picked above him."

It goes both ways. Tre Jones 41 and Cassius Winston 53 were both dominate players in College. Either of those players would be great in the NBL

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

"^ this is laughable"

But nonetheless correct.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If PlaymakerMo thinks its correct it's totally laughable and false

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawks NS Justinian Jessup drafted in 2nd round effectively making him a draft and stash.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Teams are going to regret letting Hampton slip that far. He won't be a superstar but he is going to be solid. He is an elite athlete who has improved his 3 ball big time and scouts are underrating the tough situation he was in. I am 100% sure he is better prepared than many of the collegiate athletes, especially mentally, after being in a stacked and volatile Breakers squad with Euro coaches.

Something perhaps for the NBL to consider is restricting Next Stars to the weaker teams. These teams get attention, sponsor dollars, and the Next Stars get game time, shots and positive highlight tape. The Kings, Wildcats, Breakers simply don’t need Next Stars.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The Wildcats deserve a next star

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Anonymous  
Last month

Quite a few guys there that could be stashed here.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"The Wildcats deserve a next star" Maybe but add that players amount of salary to the Cats salary cap and just be anohther $100K over. Don't worry Cotton will naturalise and they will have to pay more for him as well. Keep on paying over the cap and no penalty.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What salary cap

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Anonymous  
Last month

Great to see 3 Next Stars drafted! Would Giddey be in the frame to be drafted next year?

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Aussiebballer  
Last month

Giddey is projected as a late 1st for 2021 draft.
2021 is meant to be be a much strong draft then this years.

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Perthworld  
Last month

What salary cap

Don't you know? It's the fictional salary cap which the Wildcats are fictionally over which gives anons a coping measure to deal with our success and domination of the league.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

https://nbl.com.au/news/explaining-the-nbl-salary-cap-system

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Anonymous  
Last month

" Giddey is projected as a late 1st for 2021 draft."

Wasn't Ball similar or worse? I can see Giddey being at least in the lottery if he has a few big games.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The arrogance of Perthworld says it all.

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Anonymous  
Last month

delly maker bowen are free agents

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