What do people think about these guys draft statuses? Alex Oriahki, Seth Curry, Peyton Siva, Derrik Nix, Michael Snaer, Novelle Pelle, and Christian Watford. All have been in and out of people's mocks and i just want to hear some other people's opinions.
I would take Pelle in the first round if I was the right team.
Talent at that size doesn't grow on trees.
he's a no brainer in round 2.
Watford is a guy who I could see being a better pro than a college player (especially this year). He's got some Rashard Lewis in him. But I think he's actually a better ball-handler.
Oriahki is tough, but he gets distracted and/or lost too easily. As good as he was for Uconn down the stretch in 2011, he struggled with consistency most of his career. I expected a big breakout his Jr year that never came. I'm not sure he's athletic enough to last in the league either.
Oriahki- underated, hoping he gets drafted
Seth Curry-good college shooter, wouldnt be @ duke w/o his brother/dads rep. cant imagine him EVER playing for an nba team let alone getting (clears throat) drafted
Peyton Siva-same as curry except instead of shooting he has speed and no family ties to the nba, which i guess makes it better? or worse...i dont know
Derrik Nix- If he loses a little bit of weight maybe he could play in the L. He kinda reminds me of a poor mans Mike Sweetney (georgetown)
Mike Snaer- see oriahki
Norvelle Pelle- Ive never seen this guy play but i guess he has a lot of potential, maybe will get drafted cause of that? but i mean he has only played juco thus far right? it will be hard for him.
Christian Watford- I guess he could get drafted between 50 and 60 but it just seems like there are a lot of guys just like him. I would take a guy like elias harris before i take him
Nix and Oriahki are to big strong guys teams that already have some sort of rotation already (Chicago, Boston etc. )will give them some looks in the second round. Curry and Snaer can be good role players. Snaer already has a NBA body and when you can shoot it like Curry your an asset to any team. Siva mid to late second is where I see him going. Nix Oriahki Curry Snaer all early second round. As for the rest they might be better off going drafted and finding the best fit for them. Siva might benefit from that as well.
I think Seth curry has a legit chance to go 2nd round. People either don't know or still don't care but he's been playing injured all year and still has played great ball. He obviously looks slow but I've watched him in the UnC pro am and he's def quicker than what we've seen. Also he has a skill that translates to the NbA and that is he can shoot the hell out of the basketball. Michael Snaer though I've never cared for. His jump shot is very iffy and he's undersized.
He makes the shot late in games, and looks to be a legit 6'5 in shoes.
Steve Adams was an interesting guy I saw listed as Borderline entry on an article on this site's front page, I'd seen him as more a two year or more NCAA project. But with his size and build I could see some GM in the mid first round or higher taking a run at him as that sort of size always attracts teams and he is the sort of big who could do an impressive combine or workout and move up the draft board quickly.
Michael Snaer will get drafted higher then he is projected to go. He could even go mid to late first round. Every team wants a Kawhi Leonard/Tony Allen type of player on their roster.
as far as steven adams, i hope to god he comes back to school. nothing going for him if he enters this year, maybe not next year either but who knows with a bunch of work and more experience maybe he could be next years alex len
Any one else think a team should draft Arsalan Kazemi in 2nd round? he is gr8 rebounder and can be a good role player,But I rarely see him in any mock draft
He went from being a scoring machine at rice to being the junk-yard-dog glue man at Oregon and has been (to me at least) their most consistent player all year. Reminds me ALOT of Andres Nocioni when he played for the Bulls (without the corner 3).
I like Seth Curry as a second rounder, because he has an NBA skill -- long-range 3 point shooting. He has also played with a good coach. Not a true point guard and lacking shooting guard height, but he still has an NBA skill and I think he could improve his ball handling skills. At worst he is an extra guard who can bust zones and other gimmicky NBA defenses. At best he could be a 3rd guard who can shoot and handle the ball some, like Jarrett Jack or Jamal Crawford (not saying they have similar games, but Jack and Crawford are the first guard off the bench who are combo guards who have a few different skills).
Seth Curry could start out as a prototype "13th man". A guy who may be one dimensional or undersized, but possesses a skill you still need and a guy who you can hopefully develop.
Other 13th men types would be raw, athletic, energy guys like DJ Stephens, or an extra big man who can either block shots, or rebound (hopefully both) like Dieng or somebody. I think it is still a league where you can't have enough shooters (who can also handle the ball), freak athlete energy guys who can get steals, dunks, and blocks, and seven footers who at worst take up space and can give you six fouls and maybe 3 or 4 rebounds and a block a game.
I don't think Pelle or Siva have any shot at being drafted. Pelle has proven nothing and there are similar unskilled, run/jump athletes who don't get drafted. Siva just isn't an NBA caliber player. I hope he has a degree that he can put to use because I don't see him as much of a pro prospect, period.
I wouldn't draft Watford in the 2nd round either. He's pretty much a stretch 4 who lacks consistency on his jumper. There are better stretch 4 options available in the 2nd round should a team look to go that route (Erik Murphy, Southerland, Ryan Kelly).
Oriakhi has the size, strength, athleticism and length to be drafted in the 2nd.
Nix is more likely to try to make a team from a camp invite. He's come a long way in his conditioning, but still needs work to do. Jahidi White was a similarly built player who carved himself out a short career, but I think Nix is a bit more skilled.
Curry is an interesting case. He obviously has an NBA skill and has the pedigree. I also believe he has the basketball acumen, but he's not even the athlete that his brother is and doesn't nearly have the ball skills that his brother has either. If he makes it, it'll probably be as a Steve Kerr type, but you don't see too many Kerr's in the league anymore. I think he'd be able to have a more lucrative career in Europe.
I personally don't have Snaer in my mock but I probably should. He's a good athlete, can defend and hit open jump shots. That should be good enough for him to find a way onto an NBA roster. I think his potential is as a Raja Bell type.