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  • #1240776
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    mikeyvthedon
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    Hope everyone is enjoying the play-offs as much as I have been! As we saw last night, Nikola Jokic could be the best player on the floor without having to score in droves (he left that for Jamal Murray). He also was a former 2nd round pick and has established himself as a top 10 player in the league and a centerpiece for a potential championship contender. This week on Viseland, my brother Jason and I decided to rank the top 10 players who were taken in the 2nd round or went undrafted. Was not an easy list to make, and I ramble off 35 players who are all playing rotation roles in the league right now at the end (may have even left off Joe Harris, if so, my bad).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh4eqzurjGg

    Anyone we left off that should have made an appearance on the list? Disagree with our rankings? Have to admit, I think they are pretty fluid, but think we touched on some great players who slipped out of the first round. Next week we are going to do some potential 2nd round 2020 NBA Draft sleepers (of course, “potential” as some could still get picked in the first, we will just go off of a cumulative big board and select from players only outside the top 30), so if anyone has some they want to suggest or think should be on the list, we are all ears.

    Link to Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/viseland/id1513844765

    Link to Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3XuEMytfKYoqXm8l9LqFTv?si=MwNgY3YUSre1KYyyG2HOJw

    Link to our Twitter: https://twitter.com/Viseland

    We also talk a little about the play-offs and about Oregon landing a commitment from McDonald’s All-American candidate and one of the top big men in the HS Class of 2021, Nathan Bittle.

    Thank you to all who have watched, listened, shared, liked or commented. Hoping the play-offs continue to be a fantastic show.

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    Dazzling Dunks and Basketball Bloopers
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    I think you can make a pretty strong case that jokic is the best 2nd round pick in NBA history.

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    sniper
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    He’s definitely up there but I wouldn’t put him ahead of Manu yet.

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    • #1240941
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      Dazzling Dunks and Basketball Bloopers
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      As great as Ginobilli was, he was never really the focal point in San Antonio and never reached the individual heights that jokic has at this point in his career.

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    sniper
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    Also, the Jokic of the ’80s, Bill Laimbeer, was a *third* round pick in 1979.

    (I hated Laimbeer back in the day but he absolutely should be in the HoF).

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