2021 nba offseason draft free agency etc

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big chet day, was thinking the fact that he hadnt declared yet prob meant he was going to the g league

Chet Holmgren will be making his college announcement on @Sportscenter tomorrow at 1pm ET with @PaulBiancardi. Gonzaga considered the favorites. G League Ignite also in the mix. Special prospect in terms of size, mobility, agility, shot-blocking instincts and perimeter skill. pic.twitter.com/gJCczzGOrT

— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 18, 2021

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 15:46 (three weeks ago) link

idk why anyone would not go to the g league tbf

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 15:49 (three weeks ago) link

i guess what boosters pay top prospects is roughly in line with the $250k the g league offers, but you dont have to be doing crimes and im sure you get better coaching/training in the g league, college could be better from a marketing standpoint but thats pretty dependent on making a tourney run, college could be fun i guess but not fun enough to stay for more than one year lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 15:54 (three weeks ago) link

i agree the g league thing sounds great although one thing i did not realize was that for this year the g-league bubble resulted in the ignite team playing a lot more games against the other teams than they would during a "normal" g league season.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 18 April 2021 15:55 (three weeks ago) link

yeah seems like ideally you wouldnt play too many games really focus on practice/training more, one thing seems like this program could be helpful for is getting guys in good shape from a fundamental standpoint injury prevention etc... which would be even better extended to younger players if the nba opened an academy, guys growing up just playing a million games without any access to a professional training staff isnt great

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:01 (three weeks ago) link

wonder what they get up to at that img academy

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:02 (three weeks ago) link

gonzaga has a pretty great track record of development and team success i think it’s one of the schools that has a lot to offer in this scenario. putting the monetary aspect aside the ignite team doesn’t sound that fun compared to college, like being isolated in california and then playing in random G league games with no one around and nobody watching. playing a college schedule in non covid times sounds more exciting to me. if the 500k or whatever isn’t life changing to your family knowing you’re very likely to get a much bigger payment in a year i can see why college esp a team like gonzaga would still be more appealing.

J0rdan S., Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:09 (three weeks ago) link

college def seems funner but these guys are on a single minded quest for the nba and the g league seems better from that perspective

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:12 (three weeks ago) link

i also think for now there’s not any evidence that going to ignite is far more beneficial for you if you’re a top 3-5 prospect in your class than going to college. anthony edwards, james wiseman went top 2 after middling (at best) careers at middling college programs... cade and jalen suggs are prob gonna go 1-2 after going to school. there’s prob gonna need a 3+ year proof of concept that going to ignite prevents you from dropping in the draft in a way that college doesn’t for it to really take hold... the money will be a draw regardless but i think a lot of kids will still pass it up for school

J0rdan S., Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:12 (three weeks ago) link

tho i could def see guys wanting to "try college" theyre kids its a thing and hey if thats what they want i salute them life is for the living, i would go to usc tho

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:14 (three weeks ago) link

Chet going to Gonzaga is just so boring

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:14 (three weeks ago) link

i think ignite makes sense for the guys who are going to kentucky or duke as part of a class of 4 five star players bcuz guys tend to get washed out if they’re not the top dog... someone like wendell carter or something. but if you’re a top 3-5 player in the class it seems to not really matter what you do including going to australia and not playing real basketball

J0rdan S., Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:18 (three weeks ago) link

side note re dropping in the draft one of the most proven way to do that is to go to kentuky (ha xp) lol but that hasnt stopped anyone yet, idk about the g league as far as draft position but it just seems like from a preparation standpoint being coached etc by the actual nba with no time limits and not really needing to win games is just obvs better, but also it prob doesnt matter that much its just one year and really talent is the main differentiator, but like if i felt like i wanted to work on x and y aspects of my game i dont see how anyone can compete with the g league, and they give you money

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:19 (three weeks ago) link

Chet going to Gonzaga is just so boring


it’s certainly less boring than him going to g league ignite

J0rdan S., Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:22 (three weeks ago) link

A lot of guys will probably still opt for college just because of the girls.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 18 April 2021 17:34 (three weeks ago) link

see if it were really about the fun and girls they would go to usc not gonzaga

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 April 2021 19:31 (three weeks ago) link

in the main I think it’s funny we have a league named for gatorade

Clay, Sunday, 18 April 2021 22:43 (three weeks ago) link

Year of the Hydrating Electrolyte Drink

i bought biden some thin mints with my stimmy (PBKR), Sunday, 18 April 2021 22:56 (three weeks ago) link

lol

Clay, Sunday, 18 April 2021 22:59 (three weeks ago) link

hahahah

call all destroyer, Sunday, 18 April 2021 23:02 (three weeks ago) link

its thee zags

Full story on Chet Holmgren committing to Gonzaga, with plenty of quotes on why he chose the Zags and the impact he expects to make in Spokane. With @PaulBiancardi:https://t.co/q18ywEvFxm

— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 19, 2021

lag∞n, Monday, 19 April 2021 17:22 (three weeks ago) link

an 18 year old did not say this!

"He's a super honest standup guy," Holmgren said of Few. "He is a fan of the game and I hear he is a good fisherman too. He continues to learn about the game and loves what he is doing."

lag∞n, Monday, 19 April 2021 17:26 (three weeks ago) link

one might also say an 18 year old can't be named "chet" yet here were are

call all destroyer, Monday, 19 April 2021 17:57 (three weeks ago) link

this whole thing is starting to seem pretty suspicious

lag∞n, Monday, 19 April 2021 17:59 (three weeks ago) link

maybe he's a plant from bosnia or someplace....trying to get people excited in an american white player

call all destroyer, Monday, 19 April 2021 18:03 (three weeks ago) link

hello my name a chet holmgren i like hoop

lag∞n, Monday, 19 April 2021 18:23 (three weeks ago) link

couple very skilled big mans in this class

Why did Paolo Banchero overtake Chet Holmgren for the No. 1 spot in our 2022 mock draft? Here's a little taste of how much his game has evolved in the past year. By the way, he's 6'11, 250 pounds now. Full mock draft and scouting report: https://t.co/X2qjaUYEQi pic.twitter.com/VwQpldrzTo

— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 20, 2021

lag∞n, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 15:21 (three weeks ago) link

hadn't heard of paolo before. he looks good!

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 15:43 (three weeks ago) link

literally! and they all made me bring it up, initiate offense, come off PnR, and make live game decisions w ball in my hands even when i jus wanted to catch in tha mid post😅 can’t stress enough how much they’ve helped me. now i’m more than comfortable doing all those things🤙🏽 https://t.co/ioD3LTIJzE

— Paolo (Paul-Oh)🇮🇹 (@Pp_doesit) April 20, 2021

lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 02:07 (two weeks ago) link

lag∞n at 12:26 19 Apr 21

an 18 year old did not say this!

"He's a super honest standup guy," Holmgren said of Few. "He is a fan of the game and I hear he is a good fisherman too. He continues to learn about the game and loves what he is doing."

fishing is big here, the whole MN tinder joke is that it's all dudes holding fish they caught

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 21 April 2021 02:09 (two weeks ago) link

lol so chet is definitely an industry plant where paolo sounds like a regular dude

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 02:17 (two weeks ago) link

jamal cosigns

And you've been a great listener, great attitude, and unmatched work ethic. We are all proud of you @Pp_doesit young 👑 https://t.co/TrPLhrDoCs

— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) April 20, 2021

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 02:19 (two weeks ago) link

playing against nba guys then going back to high school must be something

lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 02:24 (two weeks ago) link

btw, did Jamal officially retire? He’s 41 and played in one game last season, but I don’t remember hearing any announcement

circles, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 04:56 (two weeks ago) link

Not officially. He seems to still want to play

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Wednesday, 21 April 2021 06:24 (two weeks ago) link

#1 class of 2022 prospect

Emoni Bates has decommitted from Michigan State this afternoon.

— Jake (@jakeweingarten) April 30, 2021

lag∞n, Friday, 30 April 2021 21:36 (one week ago) link

the fellas

Second day of the Iverson Classic practice kicking off. Some new NBA GMs in the building. Paolo Banchero, AJ Griffin and Chet Holmgren warming up. pic.twitter.com/EBIxupaw3u

— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 7, 2021

lag∞n, Friday, 7 May 2021 15:17 (four days ago) link


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