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  1. Not saying this won't happen but I (and many more as I remember) thought similarly drafting Anthony Randolph in dynasty 10 years ago and then couldn't let go for waaay too long as he occupied my roster.
  2. is kind of a hunch but there are a couple of things working in his favor: + age and upside - has improved each and every year and is still very young; + last season was his worst in 3p% by far - he's too good in that department to stay this way, should be closer to 3 per game with better %; + playing with pass first pure pg - suns literally had no pg last season, now it should help him cut down TO and allow to concentrate on other areas than playmaking; + team has to show improvement at some point - suns were so bad there was no reason to push him to play with a view to more lottery balls, not like this team is going to compete now but with Ayton, Rubio and Oubre there's at least something to work with and it's on the team to help him maximize his strenghts among this group; + prodigy offensive guards also take time to develop - be it e.g. steph, kyrie, beal, kemba or lillard (all 1/2 rd players) - they weren't that good from the get-go, they grew and riped over couple of years to become elite; + doing my first and only mock so far I didn't notice that many enticing options to pick flawlessly in the 2rd; I thought he was the safe pick there (but that obviously depends on the first pick and possible team build); + %'s categories (the hardest ones to come by and crucial in roto) - he's already very good in ft% and if he keeps his fg% it's very palatable for a scoring guard (even if it's been red on bbm) and it's very promising that he took a leap forward in fg% while taking a hit in 3p%.
  3. Should cut down his TO but low stocks (and health issues) are holding him back. Still he's a solid second rounder in my book.
  4. I paste what I wrote in another topic: "Ante Zizic anyone? He hasn't been mentioned around but he's a very skilled and productive player (check his summer league and euro highlights) while Tristan Thompson is overpaid trash stemming from LBJ era, who imo gets showcased early and eventually traded or shutdown (and Nance seems more like a backup energy pf/c who tends to get injured). Guess also the fact that he and Sexton are the only pieces remaining from the Kyrie trade bodes well as the team would love to prove it wasn't that much of a disaster move." With injuries piling up in this lost Cavs' season and new coach's praise, just watch out for the kid.
  5. Taking Simmons/Drummond would mean punting or weakening at least 2 of 3: FT/3pt/TO (and perhaps points) which would be pretty reckless on the 1/2 rd turn. Dipo is on another level as he doesn't demand punting anything as 1st pick (even fg% paired with pg13 as you could get likes of JV/Adams/Whiteside/Kanter, but it would obviously be an option).
  6. Dipo has improved his fg% each season and it should be above average for pg/sg. I wouldn't compare it to Simmons' or Drummond's ft% impact.
  7. Ante Zizic anyone? He hasn't been mentioned around but he's a very skilled and productive player (check his summer league and euro highlights) while Tristan Thompson is overpaid trash stemming from LBJ era, who imo gets showcased early and eventually traded or shutdown (and Nance seems more like a backup energy pf/c who tends to get injured). Guess also the fact that he and Sexton are the only pieces remaining from the Kyrie trade bodes well as the team would love to prove it wasn't that much of a disaster move.
  8. I agree he's more of a 6th man type player but his assists went up last season and matched Rubio's per 36 min. If Rubio goes down he should see a nice upstick in playing time and production.
  9. If he's health trouble are really behind him he's got to make some kind of a leap this year, perhaps as sixth man. He hasn't been that fantasy friendly so far but he really improved last season. I'm holding in dynasty as Rubio's handcuff but if he gets injured I'm never gonna touch him again.
  10. Not sure whether he's physically able to manage the intensity of nba season, I kind of expect him to play 50-60 games at 25 mpg.
  11. Looking like a backup and back in 15/16 when he was coming off the bench behind KAT/Garnett he was awful for three months. I dropped him then just to trade back for him in late january and win the chip.
  12. I managed to persuade myself that he's a great fit for the blazers and will get minutes. Picked him in dynasty and hoping for the best.
  13. These ranks predictions are somehow tied to stats predictions? Swanigan beats Kuzma in all categories but 3pt (and pts tied) yet ranks 50 spots lower.
  14. I've held on to him for whole last season in dynasty and it seems he may finally have his opportunity (I have Porter also so chose to hold Oubre and traded Prince to move up in draft). Wasn't quite consistent with Bogdanovic playing in the 2nd half but seems like a nice 3 and D option. Could he get 25 mpg and is there enough upside?
  15. Can't decide which one of them to pick in dynasty 9cat roto. Any ideas? Not looking for particular stats, just general output. I'm leaning slightly towards Swanigan but on the other hand I have Draymond Green so Bell could make for a potential handcuff.