What's up, everybody? Um, so we are gonna do the, um, Twitter MBA mock draft.
Um, so I have I'm gonna have to co host on tonight.
Um, I'm gonna have ripped in art or with me tonight.
Um, we've exchanged information, you know, we want to come in, Um, and at least look, at least look professional tonight, at least, you know, present.
You know, a professional touch on the E on the mock draft.
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So, um, I'm sure after saying what I sent y'all, I'm certain that you'll have your own opinions about what should happen in this mock draft, right? Yeah, there's some question marks.
There's some question marks for sure there's Well, hey, and what I'm gonna ask.
And generally, I don't try to put a filter or nothing or anybody, but but for the sake of the mock draft itself, I'm gonna ask if you just go one of the Tom just not allude to what's coming next.
Just so that, you know, people will be You know what I'm saying? We'll get the get the full feeling of of the mock draft.
So but But mostly though, mostly, though, I want to get you guys his opinion, um, on on on on the mock draft.
And I know it may be different from others that you've seen, but but I'm taking my my, um my info, my input mostly from what I gather from Nick's Twitter, you know, I'm saying all everything I do on here is based on next Twitter and not what I see from the mainstream media.
You know what I mean? So, um, with that said, what I wanna do is is is kinda have, um maybe have us alternate as the GM for these teams.
You know, I'm saying, like, what would be like? Like for instance, um, if Rick is the GM of Minnesota, what was his thinking? B.
As he made this pick and then art would be listening as the GM for Golden State thinking like Oh, no, don't take my player.
This is what our franchise is looking at you.
It sounds complicated, man, but it's really there's nothing to what We basically have these conversations all the time.
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Um, without further ado, we'll get right into it.
Um, I'm gonna ask you all What? You all think eso the Minnesota Timberwolves have the number one pick, right? I'm gonna ask you all what their team need is and how they go about addressing it with this pick.
Um, all right, if you want to start, uh, all right now, they don't know if Malik Beasley is coming back.
That so they're gonna need a, like, a shooting guard, or they need, like, a like a defender.
Backcourt defender Brian defender.
I like Malik Beasley, but I really liked that cat, Jared Cova.
I think, um, if you've given time given time to make the adjustment, I think he'll be a lot better in year two.
Then he Because he looked at at times he looked like a deer in headlights.
And at other times he looked like he really, really belonged and just needed seasoning, right? So I'm on the side of I think my man is gonna be a solid N b a pro, Um, and not a draft bus, you know, I'm saying, but I think Jared Cova needs time.
And I think he may address those to think that those things that you mentioned, like, if my man leaves Malik Beasley, then I think Jared Culver made with some time step in that role and maybe not be a 22 point of games for, but at least, you know, being, you know, good enough to keep the defense is honest and maybe be their primary wing defender, You know, for ones twos and threes.
What you think about that? Yeah, we were dio, uh, they're they're pretty step, you know, So and then also, if you're picking first.
I don't think team needs comes into play.
You kind of forced to pick the best player, but it means I think they could definitely need, like, a like a front court defender to put next to cat because, you know, cat is a sieve.
So Right, um, and Jared Culver to balance out that starting line up because they got so many scores.
So, yeah, Jared Kovar could, you know, could play either wing spot, but I think it's gonna have to be best player available, and I'm not gonna let you take it away.
All right? So what? That said what? That said the first pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Knicks Twitter mock draft is Anthony Edwards.
All right, so So I'll just briefly to say the reason why I pick Anthony.
I just think right now he is is has the highest floor of Lemelle.
Oh, James Wiseman and eso him, Wiseman and Lemelle.
Oh, and I think in a weird twist of of, um all things coming together, I think he's got the highest upside I think he can.
If he reaches his potential, he may be and I'm talking about everything coming together now.
I'm not just talking about ordinary cir***stances.
I'm talking about everything coming together.
I think he may be able to reach that, um, Dwyane Wade type.
Um, um, career arc, maybe not the achievements of Dwyane Wade, like, you know, championships and all that stuff.
But but the but the playing type like the scope, the scoring ability, you know, being able to get his own shot and being at the All Star game, you know, multiple times.
How about the rumor that came out today that they wanted to trade it? I don't know.
We can't this in the mock.
I mean, I don't know if if you know what I'm saying in a mock where we're picking for the teams, I don't know if, um, you know how we can quantify what they get in return or why they would even do the trade.
You know what I'm saying? But if they're forced to pick right here, I say Anthony Edwards is the pick now with that said with that said and I know this is gonna sound.
This is another.
Another thing that we wanna add.
This I think the best fit for the Minnesota Timberwolves is Devin Vessel.
So that goes right into kind of what you say about the about maybe trading back.
I think if you add if you if you have your two young shooting guards or your three young shooting guards and you add Devin vassal to the mix, I think he alleviates a lot of the stuff that you see Minnesota faces on a nightly basis.
Like when? When cat goes to the bench, you know, teams just, you know, you know, basically, try toe ice out.
Um um, de lo, but with that's on the floor, at least you can't stand a double team.
And it has at Karl Anthony Towns because you have a respectable three point shooter on the floor that could defend on another.
I don't I count and say I agree with Anthony Edwards because the almost sounds a player to drive, and also it's almost like making money because we would probably cost him minus minus the charge.
I don't know how much kind of discount he has to give for forgetting in the trial.
At least 15 million 15 million count or you just talked about 50.
Yeah, I'm saying so.
I think it's almost like you replace Edwards.
And you don't have to sign that.
Like, um, like the pelicans did last year with random.
Yeah, so that saves them.
That's gonna save them, like from 5 to $10 million.
So I think Anthony Edwards is a pick if they're forced, but in terms of best fit, it would be a condom, I think because you need a front court player too.
Offset the defensive deficiencies of cat.
Alright, no doubt.
Like Culver can provide what vessel I would rather once he gets his jumper, straighten up.
It's just weird.
That was the last problem.
That cover was gonna I didn't expect e didn't expect cover to shoot that bad when he came in.
Yeah, well, he changed his shot after policies in So going through the growing pains right now, we'll see what happens, You know? Hey, has a whole year whole off season a whole year to fix it.
So no excuses, Right? Right.
I think I think you're absolutely right, because the only way you can fix that is to improve the shot form and get repetitions.
And and like Like Rick said, he had the whole off season to fix it.
I love I love his shot shark in the shots he tapes he can't make him.
But in terms off, like I always say, it's the mix not to take.
So once he starts sitting on, it's looking good with the type of shots that he does take.
You played better in the second half the season.
A lot of it Seems like a lot of the rookies did.
Yeah, ham radio.
Uh, Holder, a few of them, you know, played better in the second half.
You would think it would be the opposite to hit the wall later.
Hey, that's a good point.
Because you know what? Arjun came storming out the gate, though, uh, came out really hot, like I was like, What the hell is this like? I didn't expect this.
Yeah, like Rick was like, uh, like he was He wasn't hitting free throws like that.
That was like his.
And like, you knew like something was up.
E mean shooting shooting is is more than just three point shooting, you know? So yeah, well, so so three Golden State warriors pick it too, right? And we all know that they have a championship court play Verena on clay injuries the last the past couple seasons.
Um, their team's strengths is their championship core.
And, um, what I saw is their team.
Meat is depth at the wing.
And the more I thought about it afterwards, I was like, Do they really need more depth on the wing? Because they had They have Wiggins play.
They have drained like a big almost well, e don't know.
At 66 I don't know if it is a big, you know, but but with but with the pick that they have at two, um, I feel like the Golden State Warriors.
They're going to select James Wiseman.
Yeah, luxury, luxury pick and the But my my best fit in this scenario is on your account.
And, um, I would say, Let's say so.
Let's say you right.
Well, I agree with I agree with both.
Um, the one thing about Wiseman is that they gonna have to contend with the Lakers, and that's why I would pick Wiseman over Congo Lakers was so big.
You know what I'm saying? And another thing about Wiseman over economy was that Congo has a little bit of, ah, some play making skills and basically, you know, as they're looking to get missed all all all go to ST Watering.
Is somebody the room run, rebound, block shots and be big, I think why then, fits the bill.
If they force the ticket like everybody on the top of the draft, they're trying to trade down to, but watching that fit the bill.
But I think I'm telling you, if it wasn't if it wasn't for the fact that they have to compete with the Lakers, I think, yeah, they need.
They need that big man to, like, Force a D and 80 and joke.
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Um, So I feel like I feel like Wiseman is the pick here because of Anthony Davis.
Dwight Howard Javale McGee, you Seffner Kage.
Um um um the Denver center.
Okay, um you know, I know the bigs are not the move, but the bigs that are in the in the playoff situation in the that's right now are dominant so they don't run out.
Ah, whole bunch of goons.
They basically have good guys that play at the center position.
And I think James Wiseman at least, um, at least you know, come back a little of that along with the other guy that they they have their e like a Congo.
Better because I think a mhm well coming.
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Seller, I'm curious.
I'm curious to know who's gonna make a bold move.
Like Like you like a Congo.
I like a Congo, too.
I'm curious if anybody is gonna go ahead and pull the trigger.
Yeah, in the top five or so Who? I think, Yeah, I think a quarrel is the one that's gonna be that drops.
All right, I'm back.
I should be good, right? I think we're trying like I'm trying to do this.
You're trying what you think? So what? Okay, I don't know, man.
E ready? Yeah, I'm ready to move on to the Charlotte.
Yeah, because it was SportsCastr.
I don't know how much time will have, and I wanna make sure that we at least get to pick 30.
You know what I'm saying? And fairness Thio all the teams and such.
So, um, eso I think Charlotte's strength is point guard depth, and I think that their forwards are promising PJ Washington and Miles bridges.
I think they provide some type upside.
I don't know how much, but I think there their team need at center, like, you know, like legit, you know, center play, making it center.
But but I have them taking the mellow ball because at three, I don't know if you can take I don't know if you can take a center over a promising young point guard, But here I think that the best fit for them the best fit for them right now would have been we find, ah, center that can rebound and play d quicker than you confined.
Uh, well, not badly, Bill, but, um um a dollar store, Dwyane Wade.
You won't be able to find those easily.
Um, so I have them taking the mellow Yeah, fit being Anthony Edwards.
So we say what you say are, um I think, ah, lot of the big thing about the mellow ball that might attract Jordan is the, like, the tick itself because, like, he's gonna he's gonna be like, the most attractive box office guy in the draft problem.
So, like that, that's one factor.
But like, I could also see Jordan taking, like, oh, be topping because he was a good college.
Yeah, later for this one, I just don't think that Lamela's Jordan type of guy.
Like it's gonna be really weird with, like, levar and Jordan in the same building, you know, like after levar, like, talk **** about Jordan.
Right? But but, like, the box office back there box office factor is that it is also a factor.
But you wrote you wrote point guard.
Depth is a is a strength way, don't you, friend? Yeah.
And then And then when they're picking the mellow E, how do you feel that with rules here? I know this.
I don't think groceries like gonna stop somebody taking Lemelle a ball, you know, I don't think, but like, if the bulls got got upto like if Lemelle was at four e, don't think Okay, wait.
Stop them from taking a little boy.
I could see the bulls taking them out.
Like he's not passing forward that mobile.
Well, well, I see Charlotte.
I see Charlotte taking the mellow for No.
I don't see him passing Charlotte and and the reason being is is when's the last time you bought a Charlotte Hornets jersey, a Charlotte Charlotte Hornets jersey? Nobody's you know.
And secondly, Secondly, and most importantly, I don't know if Terry Rozier and Devante Graham are full time legit starters in the NBA.
Go both provide excellent depth of position, you know, I'm saying, but like, if the mellow slides and I don't see, I don't see a scenario where Terry Rozier is stopping him from starting, you know, I'm saying and devante uranium had been playing off.
Started playing off the ball anyway as a point guard, you know? You know, I guess both are taking terms with Can I counter and just say that Michael Jordan's draft history.
You could care less about about box office, you know, like like he looks the college.
Good college players.
He puts a lot of stock in college productivity paying pressured third overall.
E don't want about the the next Larry Bird. Yeah.
Yeah, but yeah, but where has that gotten Charlotte? Nowhere.
Yeah, but how far is it? How far is that gotten starlet in the playoffs, though? You know where you know there's kind of Charlotte? No, No, but like, Rick is right.
Like you look at every drop in order e basically no is a top three.
But like he took like m k g, he took Frank Kaminsky.
Yeah, we just played two years, so Yeah, it's crazy.
He has a tight man.
Definitely has a type.
Yeah, I think they do away with that.
This, You know, I think they go away from that because I'm sure by the talent for that same reason that you that you are saying, um, you know, they're with their Yeah.
And PJ Washington is that it was a third year, second year player, 30 year plan second.
Yeah, so? So if Charlotte Charlotte passes on s so it's like, you know, Mary Charlotte pass on the guy who did they take cup checks Been here 2018.
I don't think they're gonna pass because of the fact that I think they probably they take crazy.
I think you might be delayed.
It seems like you response Thio.
Hold on, Hold on for one more second man.
How long? I think they have to actually e think they have to take Lemelle a ball under the way the board drops here is.
I think they probably wouldn't want to take Wiseman.
Yeah, they they wouldn't pull the trigger around Calenda.
Or maybe they would Or they do something crazy like a courtroom, Which is Isaac Cora next Jordan.
He's the next year.
Yeah, I feel like it has to be.
Oh, you'll be topping right. That will be talking to possibility.
Yeah, I like the P J P.
It's this draft sucks.
Like when I was trying to do the mock draft for like, for my picks.
Yeah, because, like, oh, calmly like, lands on on on our lab just like I'll take him.
And then, Like, what? I go to 27 like, there's no good point guard available.
But I was watching that kid.
Yes, last night.
And I was like, I wouldn't mind taking him next year.
Next year? Yeah.
Stay focused on this year.
Everybody wants to talk about next year.
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I'm on the internet by myself in here.
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Well, good. You asked me a question before you left that.
If it's not ball, would it be I feel like because Wiseman off the board, they have a ball.
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No, I'm not going to restart it. Yeah.
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Yeah, really? Oh, yeah. Wow.
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I was gonna try to do it from my phone, man, but I can't do it from that.
I'm gonna just go from here.
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, E m I tell you what, man, I'm I'm, uh I'm gonna stop it right here.
And then I'm gonna just just hit you all up in a few minutes.
Let me let me get and fix this technical stuff, and then I'll get back with you all.