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Old 01-15-2019, 11:37 AM   #176
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Re: Zion Williamson

LOL at the posts on page 1
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:48 AM   #177
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The Barrett > Zion takes have not aged well.
not saying he should but wouldn't be surprised if barrett went ahead of him. tmac was on espn saying the other day that barrett is the better player. doubt it is an uncommon opinion among nba decision makers
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:21 AM   #178
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i think, barring major confounders like injuries etc, that zion is >90% to go over barrett - really only due to 'it only takes 1' rule

tv tmac with a hot take is one thing, but i'd be stunned if many real decision makers actually agreed with it, and moreso if that was reflected in the balance of power in front offices
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:37 AM   #179
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not saying he should but wouldn't be surprised if barrett went ahead of him. tmac was on espn saying the other day that barrett is the better player. doubt it is an uncommon opinion among nba decision makers


Yeah NBA teams are dumb and prefer Bagley or Trae Young to DONC so itís possible. At this point (assuming no injuries) I would say Zion is pretty likely to get drafted ahead of Barrett.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:57 PM   #180
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[spoiler]ahead of Barrett at the buffet[/spoiler]
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:56 PM   #181
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Re: Zion Williamson

Anyone concerned about Zion never developing a shot?

I’m getting Randle vibes from him a bit on O. Seems like he won’t be able to just drive and score at will against collapsing NBA defenses (and he’s not a playmaker at all for teammates).

On D, his DRTG and stocks are elite but he seems to ball watch a lot.
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:34 PM   #182
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:36 PM   #183
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Zion Williamson

Nope.

Heroball youíre reaching pretty hard here.

All aboard the Zion train Zion Williamson.

Join now or you canít hop on later, hater!

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Old 01-20-2019, 04:50 PM   #184
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1. Ja
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:02 PM   #185
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Not sure why people think Zion will have spacing issues in the pros. By the time he gets to the nba, he'll be so massive that the space-time continuum will bend around him like a black hole, thus moving the basket closer to him.

Actually laughed.
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:10 PM   #186
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Nope.

Heroball youíre reaching pretty hard here.

All aboard the Zion train Zion Williamson.

Join now or you canít hop on later, hater!
Iím on the train, my man.

Just trying to troubleshoot bugs.
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:48 PM   #187
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Re: Zion Williamson

What is RJ Barrett good at? I don't see the hype: literally not one thing he does sticks out. He's a decent but not gr8 athlete; has average size for a NBA wing; can't shoot; average handle; not an elite defender-- i mean the kid reminds me of Corey Brewer tbh.
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:52 PM   #188
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1. Ja

If Knicks donít land Zion they better take Ja if given the opportunity and not ****ing RJ.

Ja has top 5 player ITL equity. Thay Thay, maybe Ja deserves his own thread? He def deserves more hype than he is getting in this Zioncentric universe.

RJ has assistant manager at McRickís equity after he busts out of the NBA.

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Just trying to troubleshoot bugs.

Zion Williamson

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Old 01-20-2019, 09:56 PM   #189
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If Knicks don’t land Zion they better take Ja if given the opportunity and not ****ing RJ.

Ja has top 5 player ITL equity. Thay Thay, maybe Ja deserves his own thread? He def deserves more hype than he is getting in this Zioncentric universe.

RJ has assistant manager at McRick’s equity after he busts out of the NBA.





Zion Williamson

CHOO CHOO!
Atleast one person sees what i see, dude is hyped for looking good vs college players who aren't even good enough to play in Lithuania although not showing even 1 skill that translates to the NBA haha.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:00 PM   #190
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Atleast one person sees what i see, dude is hyped for looking good vs college players who aren't even good enough to play in Lithuania although not showing even 1 skill that translates to the NBA haha.


Heíll be okay though. McRickís has an excellent corporate structure. Zion Williamson Zion WilliamsonZion Williamson
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:48 PM   #191
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What is RJ Barrett good at? I don't see the hype: literally not one thing he does sticks out. He's a decent but not gr8 athlete; has average size for a NBA wing; can't shoot; average handle; not an elite defender-- i mean the kid reminds me of Corey Brewer tbh.
Elite at driving to the hoop, finishing at the rim and drawing fouls. He has a lot of post moves and can get his shot off with ease, just needs to improve that shot.
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:17 AM   #192
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What is RJ Barrett good at? I don't see the hype: literally not one thing he does sticks out. He's a decent but not gr8 athlete; has average size for a NBA wing; can't shoot; average handle; not an elite defender-- i mean the kid reminds me of Corey Brewer tbh.
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:33 PM   #193
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Re: Zion Williamson

wish I would have taken a screnshot last night. ESPN put up a side-by-side of ZION and RJ with similar points. ZION 11-13 for 25 points, RJ 9-22 for 24.

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Old 01-24-2019, 06:56 AM   #194
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We need a new statistic for scoring 20+ in a game while missing 4 or fewer field goals, or 3 or fewer even. Zion leads the known universe. I think it's 8 of the first and 6 of the second category. Would be interested to know if anyone else in the country has done it more than once, or even once on the 3 or even 2 miss category. Zion doing it routinely.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:08 AM   #195
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Zion is my personal basketball Jesus.

Praise to be. Zion Williamson

Amen.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:43 PM   #196
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I will bet on him to not be drafted in the top 3 in 2019.


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Old 01-25-2019, 12:40 AM   #197
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Shooting 67% from field and 73% from 2-pt. range while averaging 20 points per game. Comparables on that?? Chamberlain? He still has to do it vs. conference foes but that is IRREGULAR.


*** Looked it up. Alcindor was doing things like that at UCLA, way north of 20 per game. Chamberlain nothing close in college, one year in pros. I could have lost something serious betting he only played one year in college, the 1957 NCAA finals loss ... then going to Globetrotters. But he played 2, the next year missing the tournament.

Remember, though, that in Alcindorís day, freshmen could not play on the varsityó so youíre referring to alcindorís second year in college.

Iím a duke homer and love watching Zion, but itís hard to see how he ends up being better than Kareem or Wilt.
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:46 AM   #198
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Looked some more up, names like Walton, Ewing, Olajuwon, Barkley, were close. Barkley believe it or not never averaged more than 15 points per game at Auburn. Fairly good company for Zion these guys. For those that weren't around then, names like Walton and Alcindor are almost like Zeus and Thor in the history of the game. It was sick. Like superhuman.


I think Walton has a case for best college player ever. Injuries hobbled him as a pro, but he was dominant in college ó his teams didnít lose a game from his junior year in high school until his senior year in college.
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:49 AM   #199
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Zion is the best college player since Lew Alcindor.

Walton, though.
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:55 AM   #200
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We need a new statistic for scoring 20+ in a game while missing 4 or fewer field goals, or 3 or fewer even. Zion leads the known universe. I think it's 8 of the first and 6 of the second category. Would be interested to know if anyone else in the country has done it more than once, or even once on the 3 or even 2 miss category. Zion doing it routinely.

Going way back, but Walton was once 21-22 in a game, scoring 44. Iím not sure how many times he was within your parameters, but it wouldnít shock me if either he or Alcindor fit the bill.
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