Like a lot of people, I just cant seem to place this guy anywhere. My personal thought is OKC takes the risk on him at 29 or 32 because they have the ability to make that risk, but other than that I ask myself; How the hell would he fit in there? I know he's had a few strong workouts and a solid combine so I definitely believe he'll get drafted, but where is the question. What do you think of him and where he's gonna go?
I know what you mean, especially since I'm not the highest on him, but it's dumb to ignore all the teams he's worked out with or the buzz around him right now. I have him at #35 for the moment, becasue Philly could use another spark plug after losing Lou Williams. He'd address a team need and I think 35 is around the middle of his range.
I think he could be a solid 2nd rounder and Philadelphia could use a few pieces to develop
I think he'd be a good fit too. I still have questions about his off court stuff but what he does is a definate team need and being an East Coast guy he would be able to stay closer to home, which might help his mental stuff.
Scare Crow, as a Philly fan, do you think they need to address the backup PG position with one of their 2nd rounders? To me it would seem to make sense as Lorenzo Brown, Peirre Jackson, Nate Wolters, Myck Kabongo and maybe if Isaiah Canaan drops could be nice at #35 or with their 2nd one.
Malik Wayns was a better player/prospect than most of the potential 2nd round PG's and he went undrafted...
I WANT A VETERAN PG BACKING UP JRUE HOLIDAY, give me Ramon Session with a 1 year Mid Level deal over a rookie in the 2nd round
Ledo 35th and the Best Big left on the board with our last pick is how I'd like it to happen
It will be very interesting to see where he gets drafted, because he is one of the closest things to HS to the NBA since the 2005 draft. The last guard with his talent (WAY MORE HYPE) to attempt the jump was Telfair. Much different situation, because Telfair as a 6 foot skinny HS straight to league was REALLY a long shot and Ledo is 6'6" much more explosive and strong. Every report I have read from Ledo are teams are really impressed by him, and the Jazz have even taken interest...just to show teams a little out of lottery have taken notice.
I would definitely take a risk on a player like Ledo especially if I'm a team like OKC who doesn't need him to take on a heavy work load immediately. Not to mention you can see the confidence this kid has in all his interviews. This site has him ranked as the 10th best SG in the draft. Based off experience this is fairly accurate, but I really do not think the SG's are very strong in this draft ESPECIALLY in the potential category. McLemore haas the makings of a potential stud, and I think Hardaway Jr. has potential to be very good, but besides that it is a lot of solid SG's that I really do not see a very high ceiling. Oladipo, Goodwin, KCP, Crabbe, Bullock...I would take Ledo over them in a second if I'm the last couple picks in the 1st or have a 2nd round pick. Goodwin definitely has potential out of those 5 names...but also the least complete game out of any SG in the draft right now. I think Ledo has the best tools for an NBA SG after McLemore, which is pretty bold statement considering he never suited up in college, but his size, shooting, and explosiveness are undeniable. So we will see what happens in 2 weeks.
Ledo could go anywhere from #25-#40 (where this site currently has him projected).
Denver at 27 can roll the dice on him but with their coaching situation I doubt they will. OKC seems most likely
Denver did work him out. I read Ledo and Bullock performed well.
I read the exact same. From that I conclude that it really depends on the team for where these 2 players go. They couldn't be more different from each other. Bullock seems to be mature, physically ready, great shooter ( who will only improve in the league), and he moves great w/o the ball (Roy Williams ladies and gents). He is an NBA Ready role player in my opinion. Also he is an extremely underrated passer, and that definitely has to do w/ how good he is moving w/o the ball allows him to recognize how the defense is playing. He average 3.5 assists per 40 minutes and never ran an offense or did much more than set-up on the wing. I think he will be a great role player.
Ledo is a 6'6" SG who can do just about everything as an INDIVIDUAL (story of the NBA), but struggles to move w/o the ball and can force the issue offensively. His greatest ability is creating his own shot, he is not as good of a shooter as Bullock but there may only be 1 or 2 players in this draft who are. Ledo is just a more advanced and aggressive offensive player than Bullock...and he hasn't even played college ball, which you can consider impressive b/c he is getting serious looks in the 1st round or as a red flag. Ledo is the far superior ball handler as SG, which is actually a surprising weak point for Bullock.
I dont have a clue what will happen, but would bet my money that Bullock will be one of the best role players from this draft. Ledo is a boom or bust prospect, and as much as I would love to see Ledo boom and be the most recent "HS to NBA" succes...it is extremely unlikely, especially considering his skill set is not as suited to be a role player, which actually hurts him.
I hope OKC doesn't get him. We saw what they've done to Jeremy Lamb's rookie season; he pretty much didn't have one. I want Ledo to go somewhere where he'll have a chance to play and prove to us he would have been a top pick if he played college ball last season.
I couldnt agree more with this. Im a big JLamb fan and i was pissed when i found out he was included in that trade cuz i immediately knew he wasnt gonna play. I just dont see any other team really giving him an oppurtunity except a team that can afford to take the risk on him and weve seen OKC do that already (PJIII)
Ledo has one of the highest ceilings in this draft, IMO. At 6'6 with his skill set he has the potential to play and defend 3 positions. We're talking about a guy with elite handles a nice shot, and is a top notch passer. His off court stuff is mostly related to academics which isn't a huge deal. If he goes in the second it's a steal.
The academics are a result of him being dumb, I watched the timberwolves reporter interview him and he came off as a very low iq person and realistically he shouldn't have even been in college, he just isnt smart. That is fine college isnt for everyone, and you dont have to be the smartest person to make it in the NBA so I dont know how that affects when he is playing basketball and teams are probably finding that out which is why mocks are so hard because NBA teams have so much more information on the players than most of us have.
lol Dude, are you kidding me? That's a low blow. Not everyone who gets bad grades are "dumb". And not everyone who goes to college is smart. People of average intelligence, which are a majority of the masses, graduate from college all the time. And from what I've heard of Ledo's academics, it primarily stems from a shortage of credits after transferring to multiple schools during high school. Not every credit transfers from high school to high school. As an individual who went to about 3 high schools during my 4 years of high school, I can tell you this first hand.
I know grades have nothing to do with what I said other than those combined with coming across as not very smart from the interview I saw, means there could be something there or not. he could be uncomfortable in front of the camera, but it made it seem like MKG was very great in his on camera interviews when he has anxiety and is uncomfortable doing that. or he could be dumb, and NBA teams probably are finding out how much they think that will affect him in the NBA. Who cares if he is dumb or smart but I am saying that is something teams are looking at and the media probably wont get a hold of the results. I just got that from seeing him interviewed.
Okay, I see where you are coming from. I didn't notice any interviews where he seemed slow, but you should watch some of Ben McLemore's interviews if you're going by a first impression. I think some people are just really bad at doing interviews. Especially some kids that don't stay in college long enough to build up their presence and social skills.
Ben's draft combine interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhqs4T_KZ2s
there is the link to his interview which I should have put in the first one, maybe I am wrong but I think he seems to come off as being slow.
I could see the Celtics taking him at 16. Just too much upside for him to stay until round 2 in this draft.
I'm also a big Bullock fan. He's this class's Jimmy Butler IMO.
The Celtics could possibly take him, but not a chance in hell at 16. If this dude gets a 1st round pick its gonna be 25 or later. He did work out well for Boston but if they are gonna draft him then they are gonna trade down for him
Why would Thunder take him when they already got Jeremy Lamb? seems redundant.
Major sleeper. Would love for my Pistons to snag him in the 2nd round.
Here's a snippet from Chad Ford on Ledo's value:
"I wouldn't rule it out. Several teams believe he is THE sleeper in this draft. A lethal scorer who would've been a lock for the lottery had he been eligible to play this year. The talent is clearly there."
Word is that the Celtics are among those who rate Ledo but this could your typical draft smoke-screen so that Boston can grab their guy at 16 or have someone fall in their lap. Either way, Ledo is one of the enigmas of this draft because he could end up anywhere.
Word is he had a very strong workout here in Milwaukee today and the Bucks may consider him at 15...