THT Going into the Draft

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  1. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    Can't they get called up at pretty much any time if there's an injury or if they show some really good stuff in the G-league, and then make some good money in a week, even if it's just a week? That's awfully tempting.
     
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  2. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    Where do I sign up to get paid money for 500 people to watch me play basketball?

    No doubt in my mind it would be something they'd never forget.

    Little highlight from my high school days.

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    Fingertips!
     
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  3. Acylum

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    I think the minimum contract length is 10 days. Which I believe means he'd earn the equivalent of the league minimum (at least) for that period. This could all be completely incorrect.
     
  4. jereseib

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    Agreed, this is why I've been so hard on the kid. I guess part of it is I just don't follow the NBA closely anymore or appreciate the way they draft on just potential. I guess I'm old school, and at the end of the day I actually appreciate guys that are good at basketball, not just because they have long arms or good measurables.

    To me THT isnt half the player that Niang or Monte was. Those guys could ball, could lead a team, were unselfish, they knew when it was their time to take over a game and when it was time to get other players involved. They had extremely high basketball IQ, were great ambassadors for the sport and University, never got into trouble with the law.

    I guess for me it just boils down to I dont understand how guys like that were barely drafted and had to fight their way onto an NBA team, but a guy like THT just comes along and is suppose to be a 1st round pick after 1 year . Makes no sense at all.
     
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  5. LLCoolJansma

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    Everyone needs to relax and move on from the decision that THT made to go pro. I will be watching for Talen to be picked in the first and be following and cheering for him to succeed where ever he ends up.

    Niang, Mitrou-Long, and Morris are all great abassaitors to ISU and have earned their roles and I understand some fans following their careers more closely.

    I don't agree with knocking Talen or Lindell for leaving early though, it wasn't an option for those three nor was leaving before the used up their eligibility. It is likely that if any of those (add Nader, Burton, or Jameel) would have had that shot to be drafted early into their careers they would have made the same choice. It is the right one too, a major point of college is to get a premier job in your chosen profession and you take that opportunity when it is presented to you, even if you get that dream job offer before you earn a degree.
     
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  6. brokenloginagain

    brokenloginagain Well-Known Member

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    i don't think you're old school. I think you just misspelled "clueless."

    Every single player on an NBA roster is extremely "good at basketball."
     
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  7. srjclone

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    I think THT either goes to
    OKC Thunder at #21
    San Antonio at #29
    or Chicago at #38
     
  8. NorthCyd

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    I asked the same question and the answer is once you declare for the draft and don't get drafted you become an undrafted free agent and can never go in the draft again. So he could go back to school but there wouldn't be much incentive too. That's the way I understand it anyways.
     
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  9. BryceC

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    Culver was much better than him as a freshman. It'd honestly be a big improvement for him to be as good as Culver was his first year, let alone his second. Honestly I can't see him being in a better situation than he is right now.
     
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  10. srjclone

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    Yeah, i understand this thought, but no he wasn't. He was more consistent, there is no question about that. But THT actually had very similar (better, in some respects) stats to Culver his frosh year.
     
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    He’s not an ISU fan
     
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  12. Cydkar

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    He's an investent. It's not hard to understand. Just like investing there's risk/reward and not an instant payoff. If he gets drafted fairly early the team is assuming he will have a ceiling that's higher than a Monte or Georges or any other 2nd rounder. Some teams can tolerate risk more than others for various reasons. They are all looking for different things once the can't-miss guys are gone. He may fit what a team is looking for like a glove.

    If he's a bust it won't be because he left ISU a year earlier than fans wanted him too.
     
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  13. SEIOWA CLONE

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    Players from the G league, or what they are calling it now, can sign only 2, ten day contracts back to back. So they can stay on the roster for a total of 20 days. After that time, the team has to add them to the roster the rest of the year or release them. You can go up for 10 days, back down and then back up. I am not sure how often they are allowed to go back and forth.

    THT is still very young, and the NBA really like drafting players that can grow and improve, that is why his stock is high. Not what he can do now, in the league, but the type of player he may be in 3 years.
    A four year player has most likely shown everyone his entire game set, and the chances of him improving even more is just less. Not impossible, but less likely.
     
  14. ArgentCy

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    Jaxson Hayes has moved up to #8? o_O:D
     
  15. awd4cy

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    It’s kinda baffling how many people just can’t understand why NBA teams draft the way they do. It’s really not that hard to understand.
     
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  16. srjclone

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    #816 srjclone, Jun 19, 2019
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    It really is. Like, I understand how people don't think he is ready at this present moment, but the inability to understand the potential and projection route of NBA front offices is quite impressive.
     
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  17. jereseib

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    Just because we dont agree with and think its a joke how the the NBA drafts doesnt mean we dont understand it. The NFL is the same way, at the end of the day give me someone who has proven they can actually play football well in the highest conferences against the best competition. You guys can have the backup corner from Abilene Chirstian who runs the cone drill well.
     
  18. awd4cy

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    If you ran an NBA team you would just have a team that never makes the playoffs that is full of proven role players that are easy to acuire anyways and no star players.
     
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  19. jereseib

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    How many guys drafted in the late 1st/2nd round end up being franchise players anyways? A majority of the superstars and "cant miss" players are the lottery picks. The rest you are just filling your team in with guys who show some potential, most of who will wash out in the G-league in a couple years, I would rather have guys like Niang and Morris filling those role player slots.
     
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    #820 awd4cy, Jun 19, 2019
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    Not many, but you find one at that stage in the draft it’s not going to come from a low floor guy that is 23 and played all 4 years in college. I love Niang and Morris, but there aren’t any teams out their regretting they passed on them. Those types aren’t hard to acquire and aren’t worth much at all.
     
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