did not even realize he was that tall
― Spottie, Saturday, 21 May 2016 04:12 (three years ago) link
yeah, maybe not, different sources have different numbers, and he didn't do the official combine measurements.
― circles, Saturday, 21 May 2016 04:25 (three years ago) link
he does not look 6'10" irl, might be 6'8"
― micah, Saturday, 21 May 2016 08:48 (three years ago) link
Concerns about Simmons?
The knock on Simmons as a shooter is somewhat overrated. Let's not forget that another do-it-all type of NBA star was not a good shooter in college. In two seasons, Kawhi Leonard shot 20.5 percent and 29.1 percent from 3, yet is a career 39-percent shooter in the NBA -- making 44 percent this season.
Simmons has a good-looking stroke, but he never looked as if he was willing to take 3-pointers, and was hesitant to take a lot of jump shots, period. Perhaps this was due to a coaching decision, as he was able to drive by or pass over most defenders. In the NBA, it is fair to expect he will shoot a lot of 3s and be at least good at it, in time.
[waves hands until they fall off]
― lag∞n, Monday, 23 May 2016 00:01 (three years ago) link
yeah i am not sure how you get from 'he's not a good shooter' to 'he will shoot a lot of 3s and be good at it' that quickly
― ciderpress, Monday, 23 May 2016 00:05 (three years ago) link
but simmons form is kinda terrible
― micah, Monday, 23 May 2016 01:02 (three years ago) link
Still think this draft is terrible. This is the draft where I'm gonna be that guy finally.
― Matt Armstrong, Monday, 20 June 2016 00:05 (three years ago) link
is bumping this thread during the national anthem of game 7 like one of those lebron subtweets where he tweets about a game being shown on nba tv while the warriors are disemboweling a team on tnt
― J0rdan S., Monday, 20 June 2016 00:06 (three years ago) link
anyway this draft is terrible, the celtics got screwed
blazers have no picks this draft. I am pretty non-committal about it. it will be interesting to see who gets simmons and whether he is worth his salt.
― a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Monday, 20 June 2016 03:48 (three years ago) link
― Matt Armstrong, Monday, 20 June 2016 03:54 (three years ago) link
Who would you take with the second pick in this draft?
― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 04:43 (one year ago) link
― lag∞n, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 04:52 (one year ago) link
in all seriousness the top 3 are looking like sure fire allstars, simmons is obvs the best and ingram and brown are looking pretty even, id prob take brown if i had to choose but ingram cld easily turn out better he was a total revelation taking over ballhandling duties for the lakers this year, murray goes 4th then everyone else is looking pretty rough
― lag∞n, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 04:57 (one year ago) link
o wait i missed taurean prince i like him too sabonis and brogdon are dece a few other guys will prob pan out to some extent, anyway its prob rare to have the best three players actually go in the top 3 spots but it looks like thats what happened here
― lag∞n, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 05:06 (one year ago) link