This dude is going to be the mystery of the draft. He can go as high as 6-10 or could slip all the way to late teens-20. The only way I see him going in the lottery is either Sacremento at 7 or Dallas at 13. Sacremento worked him out and were supposedly impressed by him but I can not see them pulling the trigger on him because, well, look at their roster and then add Shabazz to that and theres your reason why. Dallas could be a team that pulls it on him. They need a scorer to help Dirk. Mayo is likely declining his player option since he can make way more than $4mil. He could be very intrigueing for Dallas and could fit in well but I just don't see the two connecting. I have him slipping to 17 to Atlanta where they have two picks, can make one team need and the other best available being Shabazz. I hate seeing these guys come out of high school being made out to be the next big thing and then slipping in the draft. Where do you guys have him going?
Only way I hope my Pistons take him at #8 is if he puts in work transitioning to SG this summer
Dallas has reportedly been shopping that #13 pick. As a Cavs fan, definitely wouldn't be against seeing a deal made and grabbing Shabazz at 13 if they don't take Porter #1
Based off of team need, Porter is the answer for Cleveland clearly but he is not #1 pick worthy to most. I think Cleveland will trade the #1 since neither Mclemore or Nerlens really fit with them anyways but I dont really know how much they can get in return for that pick with this being such a weak draft. Shabazz would be a nice fit with them as he would be put in a situation where he can be a primary scorer
His problem is that people still see him as a player who can play the SG and the SF, but it is not clear if one of those positions will enable him to shine in the NBA. In my opinion, he lacks the ball handling skills for a SG, and lacks strength as a SF.
He has plenty of strength. The only real question mark is his height, which I think is really overstated because he's 6-6 with a 6-11 wingspan. I think it's pretty clear he'll be a SF in the NBA.
He is being over analyzed 17ppg first year in college doesn't matter how old u are should be enough MCW is 22 and is still considered too ten.
As a Kings fan I like Shabazz but him and Tyreke together would be a terrible combination. And I'm expecting the Kings to match any offers for Tyreke so I'm pretty sure he's staying in Sac.
Throughout the season I heard reports that Sacremento wasnted to part ways with Evans. I think if they do draft Shabazz, Tyreke is gone. If they don't, Tyreke stays. With the amount of talent on that roster, they should be much better than they are. No doubt. They just have way too many egos. Dont forget to add in the fact that Monta Ellis wants to play there too.
If im the Pistons, I roll the dice on Shabazz and play him SF, they could end up with another steal in the draft.
This is true, but the Pistons have expressed that they want size on the wing, which obviously Shabazz doesn't have. Personally, I think size is thought of way too much. If a dude can ball, he can ball. Take Charles Barkley for example. He was a 6'6/6'7 PF and look at his career.
Bazz is going to be an elite catch and shoot guy in the NBA. I'm not sure much else will translate though.
Bazz will be a good post-scorer, shooter and transition scorer. He has potential on defense as well. I actually believe that he'll have a long career.
What about philadelphia? They have an all-star point guard, potentially all-star center if they resign a hopefully healthy bynum, and decent role players they signed and traded for thinking bynum would play last year.. they could be a shabazz away from making some noise in the east. just a little noise tho, no where near elite.
Philly signing Bynum looks good as of now. I don't think Philly will draft Shabazz because thats just adding another ball-dominant player to their roster. They already have 3 of those kind of guys (Holiday, Turner, Bynum). I think they will definately take a 2 in this draft, but with their 2nd round pick (enter Archie Goodwin/Ricky Ledo at #35). At #12 (11? not sure off top of my head which one) look for them to definately enter a big man. Philly was reported to be high on Gobert and very impressed by him at their workout.
O yea we will bring in Shabazz with open arms here in Philly!
Shabazz is working out for Minny this weekend. Minny has a glaring hole at SG and another big need for a SF that can shoot.
Having said that, there would be a lot of angst in Minny over taking Shabazz as he is perceived as a ball stopping black hole on offense......and Minny just got rid of Mike Beasley for being the same.
In the end, I doubt Minny could pull the trigger on Shabazz at 9. A flyer with the 26th pick.....sure, but not at 9.
Shabazz would never get off Adelman's bench without busting his tail... don't know if he could handle being pushed in Adelman's manner.
Coach Adelman and Flip Saunders would be the sort of duo who could knock Bazz into shape and I think he'd be a nice fit at Detroit also. Philly does not appeal to me for him but Dallas would again be a good fit, he'd have a lot of senior guys there who could mentor him and a Championship winning Coach plus it is a big stage which Bazz wouls like.