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2024 NBA Draft Open Thread

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Jun 26, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; The 2024 NBA draft class poses for photos before the first round of the 2024 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 NBA Draft kicks off at 5:00 PM PT, and will be broadcast on ABC and ESPN. Use this thread to discuss the events leading up to the Kings pick. We’ll have a separate post up for the Kings pick or any Kings-related trade.

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Adamsite
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June 26, 2024 4:34 pm

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June 26, 2024 4:44 pm

I am ready…..

Go, Kings !

And pick Ron Holland.

Dan Houlder
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June 26, 2024 4:48 pm

I am rooting for Holland too. I don’t want to talk myself into being glad the Kings took Edey.

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June 26, 2024 4:50 pm
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Holland continues to slide on draft boards. I wonder why and hope it’s not a falling knife situation.

LOUiE
June 26, 2024 5:03 pm
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Halliburton was a falling knife that we got that worked out. I’m hoping for the same situation here.

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June 26, 2024 5:09 pm
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He didn’t fall at all. He went right around where he was projected, its just a number of us here had him much higher on their draft boards.

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June 26, 2024 5:09 pm
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Also, keep in mind that Holland was #1 on a lot of boards a year ago.

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June 26, 2024 5:13 pm
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If there’s one thing that doesn’t compel me on draft night it’s “what did people think of you in high school?”

If you falter the moment you get to a higher level of competition, I don’t give a crap what your high school mixtape looked like. I’ve heard someone say “high school pedigree” the other day lmao. Pedigree? Against 15 year olds? Gimme a break.

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June 26, 2024 5:10 pm
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TRob & McLemore were falling knives who didn’t work out.

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June 26, 2024 5:13 pm
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Yup.

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June 26, 2024 5:11 pm
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Haliburton was a far more refined player than Holland

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June 26, 2024 5:08 pm
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He can’t shoot the 3, can’t dribble, and can’t create for himself.

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June 26, 2024 5:12 pm
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I thought Bagley was in the 2018 draft?

Draftmulligan
June 26, 2024 4:49 pm

Fully expecting to be dissapointed after the pick is an undersized guard!

Dan Houlder
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June 26, 2024 4:51 pm

Clingan rocking the Frankenstein-in-a-tux look. Cool, cool.

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June 26, 2024 4:52 pm

Isn’t the venue looks smaller ?

I prefer the previous one, with some round table….

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June 26, 2024 5:06 pm

Lol

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June 26, 2024 5:04 pm

Can we get another Tyrese Haliburton in the late lottery? It’d be real nice to have a fighting chance at the second round of the playoffs.

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June 26, 2024 5:06 pm
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I don’t see that kind of guy in this draft at #13.

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June 26, 2024 5:07 pm
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In Monte we Trust.

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June 26, 2024 5:09 pm
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A draft year Haliburton would be the concensus #1 in this class of yuck.

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June 26, 2024 5:05 pm

Kangz fan’s spinchters are puckered up in anticipation of the 13th pick.

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June 26, 2024 5:06 pm

Let go trade!

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June 26, 2024 5:07 pm

Silver congratulates the Celtics and gets relentlessly booed hahahaha

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June 26, 2024 5:11 pm
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I still find it hilarious that the most progressive, “urban”-focused professional sports league in America has the absolute most uncool, dorky, CPA-impersonating commissioner in America, and the guy is absolutely killing it. It takes a Nixon to go to China!

Dan Houlder
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June 26, 2024 5:07 pm

This has been quite a funny draft so far.

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June 26, 2024 5:10 pm

Before we get underway I’ll just say that I think Stephon Castle has a high chance of ending up the best player in this draft and in retrospect make all of us go “yeah, we probably should’ve seen that coming…”

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June 26, 2024 5:12 pm
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It wouldn’t surprise me if that happens, but he’ll need to shoot better.

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June 26, 2024 5:15 pm
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Big guard, defends 3 positions at a high level, dribbling and playmaking skills, can finish at the rim, an absolute DAWG and a WINNER. He’s a 20+ mpg rotation player TODAY and he’s 19 years old. If the shot comes around he can be an All-Star. I’ll bet on that any day.

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June 26, 2024 5:20 pm
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He’ll be fine as a secondary playmaker, but he’d need to be a better playmaker to be good enough to be a primary playmaker.

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June 26, 2024 5:26 pm
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I agree. He calls himself a PG but I think he’s a playmaking wing – which is a compliment!

Dan Houlder
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June 26, 2024 5:12 pm

Camera pans to a Hawks fan chugging a beer with his head tipped all the way back like a six-year-old kid hahaha

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June 26, 2024 5:14 pm
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And after the first pick is announced, the camera cuts to the same guy chugging some more.

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June 26, 2024 5:13 pm

WOW……..a bit surprise by the Hawks

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June 26, 2024 5:14 pm

I’ve seen rumors that it’d happen for a few days.

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June 26, 2024 5:14 pm

Then the 2nd pick is a pretty easy choice…(Only if Divac is not the GM of the Wizards)

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June 26, 2024 5:15 pm

I commend this analyst crew for being able to feign excitement about these guys.

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June 26, 2024 5:18 pm
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A sad crew of analysts put forth by espn/abc.

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June 26, 2024 5:16 pm

So are we of the belief that we’re drafting a player for us or the player other teams would most want to trade for?

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June 26, 2024 5:17 pm
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Unless Topic, Holland, or Cody Williams is there, I’m betting trade.

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June 26, 2024 5:18 pm
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I really don’t see how Topic helps this current Kings squad.

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June 26, 2024 5:24 pm
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I don’t see how Holland or Williams does either lol

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June 26, 2024 5:36 pm
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Holland would probably be helpful on defense, but he’d hurt the offense unless he becomes better on offense (esp. in terms of shooting).

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June 26, 2024 5:18 pm
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I’m hoping the latter

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June 26, 2024 5:35 pm
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I have no idea. However, my impression is that most teams aren’t interested in trading for the prospects in this draft.

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June 26, 2024 5:21 pm

It’s starts to get exciting after the 2nd pick….

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June 26, 2024 5:21 pm

It’s le french takeover.

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June 26, 2024 5:23 pm
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The French Revolution!

Dan Houlder
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June 26, 2024 5:23 pm

Her name is Monica McNutt?

Rough childhood.

Dan Houlder
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June 26, 2024 5:25 pm

One, two, and three with no surprises.

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June 26, 2024 5:28 pm
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Isn’t Donovan Clingan rumored to be picked by the Rockets ?

Dan Houlder
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June 26, 2024 5:30 pm

Not sure. My knowledge of this draft is only three picks deep.

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June 26, 2024 5:27 pm

If Sheppard was three inches taller he’s probably the #1 pick by a mile

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June 26, 2024 5:31 pm
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He’s a John Stockton type but a better shooter and Stockton was a good shooter

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June 26, 2024 5:33 pm
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A more athletic Mark Price.

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June 26, 2024 8:44 pm
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maybe Brent Price

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June 26, 2024 5:41 pm
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My concern, like everyone, is that he isn’t a good enough playmaker to be a PG which makes him a very undersized 2. That makes you wonder if he will hold up defensively, despite the fact he was a very solid defensive player in college.

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June 26, 2024 5:28 pm

I hope there isn’t a trade for Kuzma once we get on the clock.

He is a like a bacon cheeseburger. There is bacon and cheese on it, but it is still just a hamburger.

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June 26, 2024 5:30 pm
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I feel like at this point so many people have complained so vociferously for so long about McNair needing to just make a damn trade already that they’ve relinquished the right to complain about what that trade actually is.

(I know that won’t stop them, but I would at least like, I don’t know, a three-day moratorium on the complaints, at least.)

Dan Houlder
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June 26, 2024 5:35 pm
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If the Kings traded for PG13, they’d still complain.

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June 26, 2024 5:41 pm
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That’s hogwash. IE-bullshit. For the most part, this site complains when something is bad. It’s not a terribly overreactive sight. .

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June 26, 2024 5:38 pm
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Oh I see. We can only fan how is acceptable to you.

People should be complaining about how McNaor handled
last year. They went backwards.

Im gonna bitch about Monte is he fucks up and praise him when he does well.

It’s all acceptable.

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June 26, 2024 5:50 pm
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It’s acceptable, you just make yourself look silly when you do it.

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June 26, 2024 5:58 pm
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Complaining about how much he complains and then complaining that he isn’t allowed to complain as he complains. It’s next-level stuff.

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June 26, 2024 6:00 pm
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Well, I wasn’t talking about one person. He just invited himself in.

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June 26, 2024 8:03 pm
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Someone is taking a shot at your title.

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June 26, 2024 8:15 pm

Ha. Correct.

whatcha gonna do when the (perceived) negative police comes for you

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June 26, 2024 8:13 pm
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First off, I don’t do it- I complain and question when necessary.

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June 26, 2024 8:16 pm
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Critical thinking is scary to some.

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June 26, 2024 8:17 pm

And Apparently to waaaay too many people out in the world

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June 26, 2024 5:40 pm
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I am not a complainer about a lack of trades. Activity without accomplishment is how mediocrity stays mediocre. We have Vlade to prove it. I want the team to be good for a decade, not just next season.

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June 26, 2024 5:31 pm

Anyone have ideas on what the Knicks plan might be?

Start Barnes at SG until Often Gimpy Anunoby goes down then move him to SF for the 25 games he is out?

Where does Julius “Dollar Store Elvin Hayes” Randle fit in? What could they get back for him? I could see Detroit being interested in him.

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June 26, 2024 5:44 pm
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Sounds like Hartenstein gonna re-sign w NYK too. IE- they are doing all the right things.

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June 26, 2024 5:31 pm

Spurs making smart choices as always.

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June 26, 2024 5:32 pm
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Would that made Vassel available ?

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June 26, 2024 5:47 pm

I doubt it.

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June 26, 2024 5:32 pm

Castle
Vassell
???
Sochan
Wemby

Spurs are gonna be a problem

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June 26, 2024 5:33 pm
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In a few years

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June 26, 2024 5:33 pm
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Keldon Johnson or whoever they get at 8.

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June 26, 2024 5:33 pm

Stephom Castle is leading the draft in hugs.

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June 26, 2024 5:39 pm

Holland at 5!

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June 26, 2024 5:39 pm

And….Holland is off the board

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June 26, 2024 5:47 pm
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Pistons needs shooting, and they draft Holland…

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June 26, 2024 5:39 pm

Fuxk…………………
Fuxk the Pistons !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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June 26, 2024 5:57 pm

I, too, am vexed when others do not do what I, personally, wish them to do.

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June 26, 2024 5:39 pm

The Pistons keep hitting it under the park with their draft picks.

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June 26, 2024 5:40 pm

So much for the Holland slide.

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June 26, 2024 5:40 pm

Ron Holland! Oh my God!

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June 26, 2024 5:40 pm

That’s a surprise.

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June 26, 2024 5:42 pm

Holland at 5 is definitely a shake up!

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June 26, 2024 5:48 pm
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Rising knife!

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June 26, 2024 5:42 pm

Now I have no clue who I want for the Kings at 13.

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June 26, 2024 5:42 pm

BSPN : Woj reporting the Pistons are “focused” on Ron Holland.

Why can’t they just let the millions of fans watching watch without spoiling it?!

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June 26, 2024 5:42 pm

So, isn’t ESPN just said the Pistons is linked with a trade (with the Kings ?)

But the Pistons decided to keep the pick…

So, did that imply the Kings want Holland ?

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June 26, 2024 5:43 pm

Hornets trading #6 for #9

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June 26, 2024 5:49 pm
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Now they are not, srug?

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June 26, 2024 5:43 pm

Cade, Ivey, and Holland just gonna take turns driving into 5 defenders in the paint lol

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June 26, 2024 5:49 pm
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Haha. What a sad franchise.

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June 26, 2024 5:45 pm

Cade, Ivey, and Holland just gonna take turns driving into 5 defenders in the paint lol

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June 26, 2024 6:00 pm
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While Duran clogs it all up.

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June 26, 2024 5:49 pm

We now need Matas Buzelis or Donovan Clingan

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June 26, 2024 5:56 pm

Salaun is gonna be the bust of the draft

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June 26, 2024 6:00 pm

Spurs got two hoopers

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June 26, 2024 6:04 pm
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ESPN just said the T-Wovles get the 9th pick

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June 26, 2024 6:04 pm
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nvm…Dillingham headed to Minny

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June 26, 2024 6:00 pm

wow….here come a jump….Dillingham at #8

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June 26, 2024 6:00 pm

Think I’ll turn on ESPN, Bob Meyers never shuts up.

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June 26, 2024 6:02 pm
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He and Stephen A. are terrible

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June 26, 2024 6:05 pm

Zach Edey bpa if he’s there.

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June 26, 2024 6:06 pm

Thank God Edey is off the board.

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June 26, 2024 6:06 pm

Eddy gone at 9. Wow!

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June 26, 2024 6:06 pm

WHAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Grizzles !!!!!!!!!!

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June 26, 2024 6:07 pm

OMG, Edey to the Grizz

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June 26, 2024 6:08 pm

Buzelis, Topic, Williams, Knecht and Carter still on the board and at least 3 will still be on the board for the Kings. This has ended up an EXCELLENT pick.

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June 26, 2024 6:08 pm

Edey Salaun and Hollander gone. Will Knecht fall? If not take DaRon

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June 26, 2024 6:08 pm

Edey is gone. Memphis got him at 9.

Also Dillingham is going to Minnesota.

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June 26, 2024 6:09 pm

Wizards trade Deni Avdija to Portland for Malcom Brogdon and #14 pick. Makes me wonder now if Kuzma is still available. Did Kings offer Heurter or Barnes and #13 for Avija? I’d have made that deal.

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June 26, 2024 6:11 pm

I may get sick of the Kings take Topic at #13

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June 26, 2024 6:18 pm
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me too….

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June 26, 2024 6:11 pm

Edey Salaun and Holland gone. Will Knecht fall? If not take DaRon

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June 26, 2024 6:20 pm

Damn…would’ve gotten hyped is Buzelis fell…

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June 26, 2024 6:22 pm

Damn…would’ve gotten hyped if Buzelis fell…

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June 26, 2024 6:26 pm

KNECHT!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!

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June 26, 2024 6:27 pm

Ok. Take Knecht

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June 26, 2024 6:38 pm

Better be a trade on deck smh

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June 26, 2024 7:03 pm

Getting an NBA player with a lottery pick in a weak draft should be considered a success and Devin Carter is 100% an NBA player. He’s like Caruso or Josh Hart imo.

But the Kings now have 6 guards that could all compete for playing time in Fox, Monk, Huerter, Keon, Colby, and Carter. Monte MUST consolidate this talent in a way that balances the roster.

Nonetheless, getting Day 1 rotation players on rookie scale deals is a win. Monte has continued to collect talent. Excited to have Carter who’s one of the few true two-way players in the draft.

The major downside, though, is Knecht is now a Laker and I hate how good a pick that is for them.

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June 26, 2024 7:07 pm
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Agree with all of it. Monte will package up a couple of these guys and turn it into something good. Hey, even Monk is on a very reasonable deal…

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June 26, 2024 7:07 pm
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Knecht, Reaves, Russell don’t play defense, and Rui doesn’t play much either.

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June 26, 2024 7:12 pm
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How are you so sure he is a rotational nba player that is ready to contribute when he hasn’t played a second in the league. We don’t need another under-sized gaurd. A trade must be coming with either him or Davion.

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June 26, 2024 7:20 pm

Considering that exactly zero draft picks have ever played in the NBA, that kind of a tough bar to reach. But in this case, pretty much every every analyst has said that’s the case. Not just good, but two-way good. And it probably allows us to turn Ellis into a high-value trade chip. Monte is really good and taking what falls to him. Now just make a trade for a big.

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June 26, 2024 7:44 pm
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I’m guessing that most of the Kings G’s don’t have much trade value.

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June 26, 2024 7:19 pm
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Caruso and Hart are around 6’5.
6’2 is short af for a guy who is supposed to be a defense first player.

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June 26, 2024 7:23 pm
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6’9 wingspan helps.

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June 26, 2024 7:30 pm
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Carter has a 6’9″ wingspan, so he has enough size. The problem is that the Kings didn’t need another G.

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June 26, 2024 7:34 pm
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But Hart can cover 3/4 even switch on almost anyone. 6-2 can’t do that I doubt. Even with long arms

And they got what they don’t need. They need long wings and 4

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June 26, 2024 7:41 pm
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And they got what they don’t need. They need long wings and 4

I agree w/that, which is why I wrote “The problem is that the Kings didn’t need another G.

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June 26, 2024 7:48 pm
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Caruso is 6’4″ in socks with a 6’6″ wingspan and 36″ vert. Carter is 6’2″ in socks with a 6’8″ wingspan and 42″ vert. He can play just as big as Caruso. Carter has quicker lateral movement too on the shuttle run.

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June 26, 2024 7:58 pm
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Caruso plays in the NBA well.

Carter has never done it.

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June 26, 2024 7:17 pm

Davion 2.0

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June 26, 2024 8:38 pm
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Davion’s biggest shortcoming, pun fully intended, is his size. Carter is way bigger and longer than Davion.

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June 26, 2024 7:17 pm

…can he play SF?

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June 26, 2024 7:20 pm
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A 6’2 SF

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June 26, 2024 7:18 pm

If there’s trades in the works, fine. Otherwise this roster is insanely unbalanced.

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June 26, 2024 7:18 pm

P.S. The site is as broken as I can ever recall, including the STR days.

Might be saving me from reading a ton of terrible takes.

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June 26, 2024 7:22 pm
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Agreed and the interface they use sucks compared to the SB Nation sites.
This site is clunky and has a mind of it’s own.

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June 26, 2024 7:31 pm
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Hate complaining about site but really a bummer to not be able to discuss draft and……what exactly is Monte doing?

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June 26, 2024 7:19 pm

Boo! P unless there is a trade pending I do not like this pic. It’s not Marvin Bagley bad but it does not make sense. I’m a little bit disillusioned.

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June 26, 2024 7:20 pm

I’m baffled by the Carter pick. He seems to be talented, but the last thing the Kings needed was another G.

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June 26, 2024 7:24 pm

Keon, Jones, Duarte, and Davion should be gone now.

One or two of them are worth something in a trade. Package some players and go get a power forward. Or go buy one.

Do something to win.

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June 26, 2024 7:32 pm

I doubt they let go of Keon. Huerter instead

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June 26, 2024 7:34 pm
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He is hurt so he isn’t on the list of guys that can go today.

But yeah…a whole bunch need to go now.

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June 26, 2024 7:36 pm

Oh. Didn’t know you were talking today.

Seems like this might be part of hopeful trade after draft perhaps.

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June 26, 2024 7:38 pm
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We need a power forward now. Could be today or next week.

I don’t think anyone is going to trade for Huerter until they see him play again.

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June 26, 2024 7:52 pm

Those guys probably don’t have enough trade value to get a starting PF.

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June 26, 2024 7:55 pm
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They definitely don’t. Jones, Duarte, and Davion could find themselves looking for a spot somewhere in the summer league.

Keon and Huerter packaged with Barnes or someone else is a start.

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June 26, 2024 7:24 pm

Very confusing. Picking Carter? Unless there are deals it’s odd at best.

Small guard? If he was 6/4-6 maybe. But odd.

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June 26, 2024 7:31 pm

West teams just grabbing up bigs all over the place.

Present company excluded.

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June 26, 2024 7:38 pm
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Monte the contrarian? West get better, so he takes a step back. Teams going for length/switchable, he accumulates short guys.

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June 26, 2024 7:42 pm
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I wanted Holmes, since Holland & Edey were gone, but this kid is an NBA player. Some of the people who will go away to make room for him may surprise you.

And with a 6’9″ wingspan, he will be very disruptive as a defender.

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June 26, 2024 7:37 pm

I like the Devin Carter pick. Rebounds, defense, motor, and wingspan.

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June 26, 2024 7:44 pm

I think every basketball player over the age of sixteen and under 6’4” should be given a Kings hat and a personal invitation to the next draft.

Written in the invitation…

”You will always have a home with us.”

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June 26, 2024 7:54 pm

Puzzling, but it looks like Monte went the BPA route, at least by his figuring. Interested to see how he clears out all the guard underbrush and finds a 4 that’s starter caliber and not a 7-8 guy who’s in the starting 5 out of necessity vs. skill.

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June 26, 2024 8:02 pm
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He now has five redundant players to do something with.

Carter doses look like a good guard. At least he picked an athlete that has potential.

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June 26, 2024 8:11 pm

I don’t love that he’s not accumulating length-gotta be switchable on D.

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June 26, 2024 8:15 pm

Filipowski still available.

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June 26, 2024 8:18 pm

Man, that’s a great pick by Boston at the end of the round.

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June 27, 2024 12:46 pm

Fingers crossed

KYLE FILIPOWSKI
JONATHAN MOGBO
OSO IGHODARO
ENRIQUE FREEMAN
TYLER SMITH