In case you happen to check out Knickerblogger, I thought it’d be fun to show you what posters here had to say when you were drafted last June. People were very much into you from the start.
Frank had some pre-pick thoughts…
There really are some interesting names left. 9 picks left. I’d be super happy with:
Silky Johnson, Fleet Admiral of the Tank Armada announced the pick…
Mitchell Robinson, not Deanthony Melton…..
The reactions began…
Mitchell Robinson? I can roll with that.
I’m down with Robinson.
Dude, Mitchell Robinson is seriously talented…Robinson is legit.
Certainly can’t complain about his college production.
I actually love that pick….the scouting reports and (admittedly limited) numbers on Robinson are really good.
Yeah, Robinson has talent.
Kevin Pelton had Robinson as his 18th best prospect.
Sam Vecenie (who really follows high school and college players) said that as a high school senior he basically played Deandre Ayton to a standstill or maybe even got the better of him. He loves Mitchell Robinson.
SI has as his comp = Tyson Chandler.
He was apparently a very good AAU player
I can’t complain about this pick just bc I was irrationally in love with Melton. Robinson seems like a totally legit flyer for round 2.
The more I read about Robinson the more I like the pick, kid apparently during his AAU games was the best shotblocker and rebounder in his draft class and shot 70% on his 2pters.
Pelton notes that his rankings are different from how the actual draft will turn out, but this order is still odd and way off from everything else we’ve seen this draft season.
Here’s what the top 10 of this projection looks like:
1. Luka Doncic
2. Deandre Ayton
3. Trae Young
4. Jaren Jackson Jr.
5. Michael Porter Jr.
6. Mikal Bridges
7. Mohamed Bamba
8. Dzanan Musa
9. Mitchell Robinson
10. Miles Bridges
Huge value pick with Robinson
I actually really like the Robinson pick, seems like a super fair gamble for a guy who might have a sky high ceiling.
I am actually kind of excited about summer league- rolling out Frank, Dotson, Knox, and Robinson.
I think we just drafted a Hassan Whiteside clone…