Mason Plumlee's Potential
How far do think he can take his game in the league?
I believe he is a Lottery pick maybe top 10
I think he could go between 20 to 10 for any teams needing a big. He is a solid defensive, athletic big that can finish around the rim. Plus you'll always see every year teams reaching for a 7 footer.
everytime i read Cheyenne it reminds me of the Puerto Rican singer lol
I dont see him going top 10 at all..There are too many big men that might be in next year's draft that are rated ahead of him....Curry,Noel,Cauley-Stein,Austin,Len and Steven Adams....
He might go in the late lottery to the mid 20s.....But dont be surprise if he slips to the early 2nd round....His athletic skills,quick hands and finishing ability will be great on teams that love to get out and run.....
I should've been a little more specific with the OP...
I meant like what is his ceiling as far as Stats in the NBA
I think that he can develope and be a more athletic and thinner version of nikola pekovic. He could be a 12 and 8 guy in 25 to 30 mins a game
He's a good fit for a run and gun team or a team that likes to pick and roll alot. He really can rise up and get the ball, he should be a dunk machine in the pros just like in college. He probably will be a 4th or 5th option tho at best
I definitely agree. He will fit in well with a team that pushes the ball, and I can also see him becoming a great off the ball defender.
He is great athletically, but the one upside he definitely has going for him is he has progressed each and every year. I do not think he is done learning in's and out's of the game offensively. (Post moves, mid range, 18ft's, etc.)
But overall, I think Nixon's projection as a 4th or 5th option is correct.
Depends who going to be his pg mainly for him. He isn't going to be a PF that get his offence for himself and has a horrible shooting stroke. What do you guys think about Cody Zeller ? I can't figure out if he is underrated or overrated.
I think Cody Zeller is overrated compared to guys that have been the 1st overall picks in the past..
Who goes next will depend on which team is drafting...I think guys like Goodwin and Smart might be hard to pass over if they continue to play well...Noel seems to lack strength and his offense is a work in progress...That might stop him from going number 1..But if a team like the Cavs get the 2nd pick,he fits what they need, a shot blocking big man with upside.....
When it's all said and done,i think Shabazz will be the 1st Overall pick,regardless of who gets the pick....
Zeller's lack of length might hurt him in the rebounding the department and he doesnt have a special trait that will make him stand out at the next level....
Zeller's not a franchise type player,he's more like a guy that can be a missing piece....On a team like the Kings,Houston or Hornets,his maturity and feel for the game will be a great influence.....
I think he could be a low double double guy as a starter, like a Kris Humphries. I'm not sure he's starter material in the NBA though. He's getting buckets now, but I highly doubt he'll have the same role offensively in the NBA. He's athletic, but he's still too mechanical and I don't think he'll ever be a respectable jump shooter. I think a more realistic expectation is as a defensive minded energy big off the bench. I do think he can be a very good defender because of his mobility, overall athleticism, effort and intelligence.
as of now hes borderline lottery pick w/o a doubt... every team wants an athletic big who can bring energy whether coming off the bench or starting... i think he can def. be a starter (one day).... you cant teach athletic ability and 7'0''
and hes not as raw as some people may think
straight boss, late round guy of course a team like San Antonio would be a nice fit for him. Would love for the Knicks to get him he'd also be nice in MInnesota with all the other white guys J/K
This guy is an athletic finisher that could be an excellent backup big for any team much like the way Tiago Splitter is used in San Antonio
I don't know if he will be a great NBA player, but as a Duke fan I am extremely proud of Mason Plumlee. He came into Duke with no semblance of a post-game whatsoever and now he is a pretty reliable option down there. He will never be a fluid post scorer but he has worked on his skills enough that he is effective.
Furthermore, the improvement in his free throw shooting is nothing short of astounding (*knock on wood). You do not simply improve from a sub 50% shooter to an 80% shooter without putting in hours and hours of work.
I doubt that he will be much of a post scorer in the league, but he is a hard worker and plays with fire and I think that that will absolutely translate. As people have already noted in this thread, he will be able to play solid defense, rebound and finish broken plays and alley-oops consistently. I don't know if I necessarily see him as a starter, but he seems like he will be a solid utility big man capable of defending both the 4 and 5, who any team would love to have.
Also, he is the tallest of the Plumlee brothers, standing at just under 7' with shoes on, but he does have a relatively small 6'10 wingspan, so we will see how that effects him in the pre-draft process. On the other hand, just like his brother, he is a tremendous athlete, so he should undoubtedly impress in the athletic testing at the combine.
At this pace Mason should be drafted higher than Miles did last season, which shocked everyone. Probably mid-teens, early 20s. Mason will be a good Pro for 10+ years as a backup 4-5. Duke has the track record of getting players into the league. Teams dont have to worry about Duke players being head cases, they know they are getting a High IQ player, well coached, hard working, team oriented, and great citizen.
He's got speed and skills enough to play the PF, so his size is going to be a great asset there. He isn't giving up any wingspan against the best PFs in the game (Griffin and Love). I'd say definite lottery pick and in fact top ten if he keeps playing like this. But I think he is a little "hot" right now and he will come back down a bit (especially that FT%).
He has improved his free throw shooting immensely, which tells me that he has the potential to develop a jumper someday too. He runs well, jumps well, can block shots, etc. Plus he has played excellent defense against good competition. I could see him going around 10 if he continues his consistent play.