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Old 07-28-2021, 09:03 AM   #1
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Just skimmed the final draft preview on the Athletic by their draft guru. Itís a 141-page treatise for anyone interested lol. Anyway, he has AR rated as his 32nd best player. Long recap of his strengths and weaknesses. He believes that if he can make open shots like he did his first two seasons in college, he can be a legit sixth man and have a really good career. He also raved about his ball handling and offensive creativity, and called him a true point guard ... which makes it all the more amusing that so many people acted as if he wasnít a natural point guard last season.

I donít think he is necessarily projecting that he will be drafted 32nd, this is just his personal ranking of all the draft eligible players. In any event, it was a very positive review of his game and potential.
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Old 07-28-2021, 09:58 AM   #2
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45. Celtics: Austin Reaves, G, Oklahoma

https://www.si.com/nba/2021/07/28/nb...en-evan-mobley

39. Sacramento Kings - AUSTIN REAVES - Wing Oklahoma

https://nbadraft.theringer.com/mock-draft

60. IND - Austin Reaves - SG | Oklahoma

http://www.tankathon.com/mock_draft
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45. Celtics: Austin Reaves, G, Oklahoma

https://www.si.com/nba/2021/07/28/nb...en-evan-mobley

39. Sacramento Kings - AUSTIN REAVES - Wing Oklahoma

https://nbadraft.theringer.com/mock-draft

60. IND - Austin Reaves - SG | Oklahoma

http://www.tankathon.com/mock_draft
keep in mind NBAdraft.net is a fan site .. it should not be listed with the others ..

ESPN has him at 45 and the ESPN mock is the old Draftexpress guys ie the best in the business ..
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Old 07-28-2021, 10:05 AM   #4
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Reeves will hear his name called thursday night. Then its up to the fit with the team that takes him and how he does in summer league and camp
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Old 07-28-2021, 10:10 AM   #5
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keep in mind NBAdraft.net is a fan site .. it should not be listed with the others ..

ESPN has him at 45 and the ESPN mock is the old Draftexpress guys ie the best in the business ..
I was just listing some mocks I've seen him in. As another talking point. Haven't seen the ESPN one. I assume it's $ and I don't subscribe. And that's a different nbadraft.net. The one I linked is The Ringer. They have a nice writeup/analysis...

SACRAMENTO KINGS

Reaves has an NBA vibe to his game. He is the type of guy who is just going to figure it out. If the Kings do indeed trade Buddy Hield, then adding another wing with a knack for scoring would make a lot of sense. Reaves is less of a knockdown shooter than Hield, but resembles a secondary shot creator they lost in 2020: Bogdan Bogdanovic.

Passionate player with a slippery shot-creating style and a knack for coming up in the clutch.


PLUSES
Smooth ball handler who has a good first step and can fluidly change direction, snaking through defenders to get where he wants with the ball. Heís not fast, but heís shaky.

Acrobatic and physical finisher around the rim who can use either hand and mixes in soft floaters away from the basket.

Strong catch-and-shoot marksman who also hit 86.5 percent of his free throws as a senior, which bodes well for his future as a shooter. He also looked comfortable from NBA range at the combine.

Has shown potential as a consistent knockdown shooter off the dribble. Considering his overall shooting touch, it wouldnít be a surprise if he begins knocking down 3s.

Creative playmaker who sees passing windows before they open, and he can deliver the ball using either hand from awkward angles.

Reliable off-ball defender who plays with activity and attentiveness, helping and then recovering to his own man. Heíll willingly take a charge or dive for a loose ball.

MINUSES

Tries to do too much at times by going for home run passes instead of the simple play. Thatís partially due to his high-usage role, but heíll need to prove he can adapt and minimize mistakes.

Undersized as a wing standing at just 6-foot-4 with a 6-foot-6 wingspan, so he could be limited defending larger wings and forwards.

Lacks the lateral quickness to stick with speedy guards. He could develop enough on defense to earn minutes, but lacks upside.
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And that's a different nbadraft.net. The one I linked is The Ringer.[/i]
i see that now my apologies ..

and thanks for the research and the post ..
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Old 07-28-2021, 01:34 PM   #7
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I had a love / hate relationship with him...lol.

I think he's a very good player. I do think the nba "pg" and college "pg" are two different things...with different emphasis / strengths but that's just my opinion.

I honestly don't watch enough nba...I'm just going off of previous years...the old MJ Bulls, Bird Celtics etc.

I do hope he gets drafted and has a long career...helluva a way to make a very good living.
(I just spent the day painting a house at 100 degrees outside...for $33 an hour....lol)
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Old 07-28-2021, 06:43 PM   #8
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i see that now my apologies ..

and thanks for the research and the post ..
If I came off rude, I apologize.

I hope AR gets his name called. I hope it's not the Kings. With Buddy there, I've watched way too much of that organization.

Pacers would be okay. The Celtics wouldn't be bad either. Prefer the Thunder even though I'm not a huge OKC fan.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:44 PM   #9
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Looks like a good deal for both.
Reaves can earn a decent salary and get experience even if he doesn't get a lot of call-ups and gets to stay in the states
The Lakers get a 2 year window at a low cost price to evaluate him.
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I understand that undrafted rookies who sign a 2-way deal are in a safer situation than a 2nd round pick, but it shouldn’t be that way.
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I understand that undrafted rookies who sign a 2-way deal are in a safer situation than a 2nd round pick, but it shouldnít be that way.
what??
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