Nba – Eight FUT http://eight-fut.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 00:17:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://eight-fut.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-26T105543.185-150x150.png Nba – Eight FUT http://eight-fut.com/ 32 32 Kyrie Irving opts for Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant, business news https://eight-fut.com/kyrie-irving-opts-for-brooklyn-nets-kevin-durant-business-news/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 23:32:07 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/kyrie-irving-opts-for-brooklyn-nets-kevin-durant-business-news/ Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving has reportedly opted for his $37 million (A$53 million) player option for the 2022-23 NBA season. That’s according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, which reported that Irving was “circumventing multiple join-and-trade scenarios to fulfill his four-year commitment to the Nets and Kevin Durant.” Although he was initially linked with leaving […]]]>

Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving has reportedly opted for his $37 million (A$53 million) player option for the 2022-23 NBA season.

That’s according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, which reported that Irving was “circumventing multiple join-and-trade scenarios to fulfill his four-year commitment to the Nets and Kevin Durant.”

Although he was initially linked with leaving Brooklyn, either as a free agent or on a sign-and-trade basis, it appears Irving will now stay with the Nets and Durant.

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“Normal people move the world forward, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow,” Irving told Charania.

“I made my decision to register. See you in the fall. A11even.

Although there have been suggestions that Irving will join the Los Angeles Lakers on a cut-price $6 million deal, or via sign-and-trade, the 30-year-old will now become a free agent without restriction in 2023, with an exchange itself not entirely out of the realm of possibility.

“The Nets can still move Irving as an expiring contract, but the opt-in means he’s no longer eligible to get the immediate long-term deal he wanted as part of a sign-and-deal. ‘a trade,” tweeted ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Brooklyn and Irving still have until June 30 to agree to an extension.

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Luka Doncic praises top NBA draft pick Paolo Banchero /News https://eight-fut.com/luka-doncic-praises-top-nba-draft-pick-paolo-banchero-news/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 14:32:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/luka-doncic-praises-top-nba-draft-pick-paolo-banchero-news/ Luka Doncic, who won a friendly match with the Slovenian national team, singled out the first pick of the 2022 NBA draft, which has become an Italian pride. Luka Doncic MINI: 35.66 PLS : 29.03 (53.34%) REC: 9.24 As: 8.3 ST: 1.28 BL: 0.56 TO: 4.38 GM: 80 Paolo Banchero, who holds Italian and American […]]]>

Luka Doncic, who won a friendly match with the Slovenian national team, singled out the first pick of the 2022 NBA draft, which has become an Italian pride.

Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic

MINI: 35.66
PLS : 29.03 (53.34%)
REC: 9.24
As: 8.3
ST: 1.28
BL: 0.56
TO: 4.38
GM: 80

Paolo Banchero, who holds Italian and American citizenship, was the first pick in the 2022 NBA draft. Moreover, the 19-year-old has already expressed a desire to represent the Italian national team.

Doncic, who beat Italy with the Slovenians 90:71 on Saturday, praised Banchero.

“I’ve been to Italy several times. The last 2-3 days have been great here,” said Doncic praising Italy. “We have participated in many tournaments in Italy with the [Ljubljana] Olympia, so I know Italy very well.

“Also, I watched the NBA Draft, it’s [Banchero] a great player. Of course there is a lot of pressure for the top 5 picks but I think he is an amazing player he has a great head coach and I know him very well so I know he will give him the chance to prove yourself.”

Against Italy, Luka Doncic was the team’s top scorer with 12 points (4/12 FG), he also added 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

Slovenia are preparing for the FIBA ​​World Championship qualifying window, where coach Aleksandar Sekulic’s side will face Croatia (June 30 in Ljubljana) and Sweden (July 3 in Stockholm).

The Slovenians are second in Group C with 2 wins and 2 losses.

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2022 NBA Draft: Lakers swing for the fences by picking Max Christie https://eight-fut.com/2022-nba-draft-lakers-swing-for-the-fences-by-picking-max-christie/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 21:35:33 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/2022-nba-draft-lakers-swing-for-the-fences-by-picking-max-christie/ The unknown is something sinister. It is a word that evokes shadows, doubt and has no limits. In sports, especially when it comes to assessing prospects, the unknown can trigger similar emotions, but also represent an opportunity. On Thursday night, the Lakers stepped into the unknown with the 35th pick of this year’s draft selecting […]]]>

The unknown is something sinister. It is a word that evokes shadows, doubt and has no limits. In sports, especially when it comes to assessing prospects, the unknown can trigger similar emotions, but also represent an opportunity.

On Thursday night, the Lakers stepped into the unknown with the 35th pick of this year’s draft selecting Michigan State rookie Max Christie, a move that could pay the team significant dividends or leave them victims of their own pride.

It’s not hard to see why the rail-thin 19-year-old Christie – even by rookie standards – was already stamped with the dubious label of ‘draft’ after his selection.

“Christie is a draft, pure and simple,” Athletic’s Sam Vecenie said in his post-draft analysis of the Lakers pick. “A team’s assessment of him comes down to his organizational situation with his places on the roster and the confidence he feels to develop his cadre over the next two years. He will not be effective as a rookie.

The support system and patient development cycle that most young players need is something the Lakers could offer Christie, but for now, his growth may have to take a back seat to their current priorities.

By virtue of the composition of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers are still in win-now mode. Including a teenager still in this pressure cooker of a basketball environment feels like a risky attempt to serve both present and future ends – a slippery slope that few have mastered.

However, the team’s denial of conventional wisdom is not just a blow, but rather the latest example of the organization swinging for the fences. Examples of the team’s random move history include betting on another teen draft at Talen Horton-Tucker, revamping the roster a season after winning a championship, and rolling the dice with Russell Westbrook the last summer. Movements that have had mixed results at best, so far. The team also recently signed Darvin Ham, a popular move that gives the team an edge but ultimately hinges on a first-time head coach’s ability to navigate choppy waters.

For the Christie selection to take place, he will have to prove that he can also swim where others have sunk. Fortunately, there are enough signs to be optimistic about its prospects.

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“I think the wrong thing to do in the draft is to just say, ‘We have to find this guy who can play for us right now. That’s when you can make big mistakes,” Rob Pelinka told reporters Thursday night. “We wanted to take the player who we think could help our team at the moment, but who would really develop into something special. And we think Max Christie has that DNA.

Although Christie’s selection by the Lakers came as a surprise to many, Pelinka and the team’s proven scouting department aren’t the only fans of the former five-star rookie and McDonald’s All-American.

Beyond his aforementioned pedigree, the Chicago native also showcased the very skills and athletic tools that have become extremely valuable in today’s basketball landscape.

At 6’6″ and in possession of a wingspan of nearly 6’9″, Christie’s anthropometric plan portends that of a prototypical modern wing – the exact type of player the Lakers noticeably lacked last season.

During the league pre-draft combine, Christie also posted the the fastest three-quarter sprint time, sixth-best standing vertical jump, and finished 10th in the lane agility test among all prospects who participated.

When you combine Christie’s fluid attacking play that hints at an ability to score at all three levels with a defensive versatility that has often seen him guard the opposing team’s best player, Christie’s ability to ultimately find success at next level as a coveted 3 The wing -and-D looks like a worthwhile risk.

The question remains how quickly the future “project” can become a current contributor.

He can accelerate towards the latter possibility if his defense can translate immediately, a rarity among young players but a valuable key to finding a place in the rotation like Austin Reaves and Alex Caruso have done before him. Those who have worked closely with him suggest he might be on the right track to do so.

“He really, really impressed me defensively,” Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo told The Athletic of his freshman winger.

“He’s a much better defensive player than I think he was in high school, and he’s gotten a lot stronger. I think he took a good game and made it even better – or a great game and made it even better. He’s exciting because he’s just a great boy, a great student, he has all the intangibles.

As for the “3” element of Christie’s game, it’s a skill that may ultimately be what determines whether the Lakers got the home run talent they were looking for.

In 123 college attempts with the Spartans, Christie converted just 31.7 percent of his 3-point chances. While the number may be disappointing at first glance for Lakers fans looking for improved perimeter shooting this coming season, there’s reason to believe it’s a little misleading.

Its fluid shooting mechanics – highlighted by its Mount Everest-scaled exit point – along with a wide cross section of impressive shots as an amateur suggest that improved spacing and conditioning could to help Christie could recover his stroke.

“Much of his success will depend on his shot coming back,” Zach Milner Told Money screen and roll. For Milner, whose public work has been seen in The Stepian and more recently in a private role, Christie – and her date – have been interesting.

“According to the Cerebro Sports database, Christie shot 39.6% (42-106) from three out of 20 games in 2019 that included U16 UAA and FIBA, if that happens again I think his game translates well to the next level. In fact, I thought Christie deserved to be considered top 20 this year, and I felt confident he should be a first-round pick, so grabbing him at number 35 is good value.

Despite the limitations that naturally come with being a rookie, and whose body will likely need time to develop before it can contribute effectively to the next level, it’s understandable that the Lakers have been fascinated with the skills and tools physical appearances of Christie, especially when they were given to her. their limited resources to get a player with either, let alone both.

Two-way wings just don’t grow on trees. With their scarce supply and growing demand driving up their value in recent years, this leaves a team like the Lakers – who are short on cap space and trading assets – limited in their options. to acquire one.

The hope is that Christie’s choice puts them on the path to acquiring what they will otherwise struggle to do. And it can pay off if they have the patience to see it through.

“We really think he’s a guy who, if he had chosen to go back to school, you’re talking about a guy who could easily have been top 20, top 15 in next year’s draft “, said Pelinka after the Draft. “So to be able to get a player like that and develop him with the 35th pick is rare, and we’re really proud.”

Without a minute yet played at the professional level, Christie will continue to be the mystery box of the Lakers plunged into the unknown after. Until this seal is broken, the possibilities for both deals and falls are endless.

Rewards are usually reserved for those willing to accept some risk; those who not only embrace the unknown, but seek it out. There were probably safer picks than Christie when the Lakers found themselves on the clock, but they turned out to be players. It is their credo that they have chosen to follow.

Boom or bust be damned.

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2022 NBA Draft Book: Magic introduces two rookies to Orlando, draft notes, and more https://eight-fut.com/2022-nba-draft-book-magic-introduces-two-rookies-to-orlando-draft-notes-and-more/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 23:59:28 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/2022-nba-draft-book-magic-introduces-two-rookies-to-orlando-draft-notes-and-more/ Magical day at City Beautiful for Banchero The Orlando Magic introduced its two shiny new toys to local media on Friday afternoon, and as president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman often says, “it was a great day for the Orlando Magic.” “We came into this draft looking to add skill, size, shooting, IQ, integrity (and) […]]]>

Magical day at City Beautiful for Banchero

The Orlando Magic introduced its two shiny new toys to local media on Friday afternoon, and as president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman often says, “it was a great day for the Orlando Magic.”

“We came into this draft looking to add skill, size, shooting, IQ, integrity (and) positional versatility,” Weltman told reporters on Friday. “And with these two young guys, I think we ticked all those boxes (and we’re really thrilled about that).”

Of course, Weltman and the rest of Orlando’s front office managed to pull off one hell of a surprise on draft night, opting to use the first overall pick on 6-10 forward Paolo Banchero, rather than the forward. ‘Auburn Jabari Smith Jr. (who was widely reported by many national media as the Magic’s targeted player). Banchero, a Seattle native, averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a freshman at Duke last season, leading them to the Final Four of the head coach’s senior year. Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski.

“Since day one, we’ve talked about IQ, character, versatility, a winning mindset constantly with our guys,” added Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley when introducing his new players. players. “he (Banchero) fits all of these things and more.”

Fans and members of the media weren’t the only ones deceived by the Orlando Magic’s target with the first pick. Banchero told the media on Friday that he was not even aware of Orlando’s intentions to sign him just before the pick was made.

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“I knew there was a chance,” Banchero told reporters, when asked if he knew he was going to be the first overall selection. “Me and Mike (agent) stayed in good communication throughout the day, and he was just telling me to stay ready and be ready. So that’s what I was doing, and then over time he was telling me just kept abreast of what was going on. So yeah, thirty seconds before the commissioner came on stage to announce the pick, he (Miller) looked at me and said congratulations.

The five-star forward’s former agent is none other than 17-year-old NBA veteran Mike Miller, who won two championships with the Miami Heat, was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2006 and NBA Rookie of the Year as a member of the Orlando Magic in 2001. The former Florida Gator was selected by Orlando fifth overall in 2000, and he is one of only two players to be named NBA Rookie of the Year in as a member of the Magic (the other being Shaquille O’Neal in ’93).

“I really want to match Mike and get a rookie of the year award in Orlando (if possible),” Banchero replied confidently when asked about his accomplished agent on Friday. “From the start, he just told me how much fun Orlando had been, how much he loved it and how much he loved the people here (and how he still has a great relationship here). He had fun here, and I’m just blessed to be here. It’s kind of funny how it all worked out.

Banchero is well aware that becoming the Orlando Magic’s No. in the NBA Finals. . Fortunately, he has an agent to lean on who has some experience as a rookie in City Beautiful.

“Certainly, there will be high expectations for myself. I’m going to stick to them, and everyone else is going to stick to them. But I feel like it’s nothing that I’m not into ( already) used to it. It was the same for me in college, all through high school, just a lot of expectations for me (my) whole life. So I’m just going to approach it the same way I I’ve always approached it. Just have fun with it, really buy into the team, and we’ll go from there.

With the 32nd overall pick (second round), the Magic selected Michigan winger Caleb Houstan. The Ontario, Canada native averaged 10.1 points and 4.0 rebounds as a rookie in Ann Arbor, MI last season. Houstan, who is the first second-round pick the Magic has fielded since 2018, led the Wolverines in three-point field goals (60 3PTM, 35.5%) in 2021-22. The 19-year-old is now the fourth player on Orlando’s roster to have played for the University of Michigan, joining Ignas Brazdeikis (two-way contract in 2020-21), Franz Wagner and Moritz Wagner.

Houstan mentioned Friday how thrilled he was to join the roster of young players the Magic have already built and how eager he is to grow his game alongside them.

At the end of the day on Friday, it was all about showcasing the future of the Orlando Magic to an excited and impatient fan base here at City Beautiful. And even some players were excited to meet their new teammates, including last year’s fifth selection Jalen Suggs, who sat (on the floor) at the front of the room.

“It’s been pretty hectic, the last twenty-four hours. I ran around a lot, draft day was crazy,” Banchero admitted, his parents sitting across from the media room. “The whole experience, it’s definitely something I’ll never forget – I enjoyed it. I’m lucky to be in Orlando, and I’m just happy to be here.


A kind of homecoming for Houstan

Even though the home of Caleb Houstan, the newly drafted 32nd overall pick from Orlando, is more than 1,700 miles away in Mississauga, Ont., the Canadian native felt comfortable Friday in familiar surroundings.

The 6-8 wing played three seasons at high school at Montverde Academy in Central Florida. At Montverde Academy, Houstan played with NBA players Cade Cunningham, Scottie Barnes, Moses Moody and Day’Ron Sharpe. In three seasons at Montverde, Houstan’s teams have won a total of 68 games.

“Definitely a good feeling (you know) to be back in the Orlando area,” Houstan told reporters on Friday, when asked to return to Central Florida to begin his professional career and how his time at Montverde Academy prepared him for the NBA. . “Obviously I know him very well, having been at Montverde for so long. So yeah, just being there really helped me a lot. Just playing against the physique and athleticism of the guys who are in the NBA now, and playing against them every day. I think it was the best thing for me. I think you learn what works (and what doesn’t), so this definitely helped me a lot – more than I can explain.

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In 2021, the five-star recruit (who reclassified to the Class of 21) was named a McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic entrant. He was also named ESPN’s top ten in the Class of 2021. He ultimately opted to go to Michigan, where he started all 34 games last season for the Wolverines.

Houstan has a long way to go as he continues to develop his overall game, but he can at least start his journey somewhere familiar.

“I’m really enjoying the moment,” Houstan told reporters when asked about his draft day experience. “There was a lot of excitement last night, a lot of emotions. I’m really happy to have finished here, with a very good organization. I can’t wait to start.


Aaron’s Draft Notes

Paolo Banchero, striker (6-10/250)
1st overall choice
Rating: A

The Magic set the tone for the night, surprising many in the league by taking Banchero over Smith Jr. I had the top three perceived prospects in this class (Banchero, Smith Jr. and Chet Holmgren) pretty even throughout along my pre-project evaluation period. Of course, Smith was the only prospect Orlando made available to the media ahead of the draft, following his private training with the organization in early June. Banchero is not believed to have ever worked individually for the Magic prior to Thursday night’s NBA draft, although Weltman told reporters Thursday night that he and Banchero had met “several times” over Zoom.

I really thought Smith Jr. was going to be the pick for Orlando, because of his sharpshooting prowess, to go along with his positional size and defensive edge. And I know a few others who never stopped believing that Holmgren wasn’t in the game to go to Orlando at number one because of his defensive acumen, incredible instincts and massive length. But in the end, it was Banchero who was caught. For many years it has been recognized that the Magic is more than capable of gathering good players here or there, but all this time they were essentially lacking that. a generational franchisee (like an O’Neal, a Howard, etc.). The Magic feel like Banchero has tons of upside (despite how ready he is already for the NBA, physically), and think the Pacific Northwest big man just might be the next big player in franchise.


Caleb Houstan, winger (6-8/205)
32nd pick overall
Grade: B+

There may have been a few players I liked a little bit more than Houstan at this stage of the draft (Jaylin Williams, Gabriele Procida, Kennedy Chandler and Jaden Hardy), which is why I only gave the choice a ‘B+’. In the Big Ten, Houstan has had a somewhat difficult competitive season (after upgrading from c/o 2022), shooting just 38.4% from the field. But still, I think round two is an appropriate time to take a chance on a long wing with such size as Houstan has.

Houstan has already enjoyed a relatively decorated career playing in FIBA ​​international events for his native Canada. In 2019, Houstan averaged 22.8 points per game, leading Canada to a silver medal at the FIBA ​​U16 Americas Championship. And then in 2021, Houstan led Canada again – this time to a bronze medal – at the FIBA ​​U19 Basketball World Cup (17.0 points per game). If the Magic can grow even close to that type of player at the NBA level, then obviously that pick will yield tons of value.


Aaron Goldstone has been writing for the Orlando Pinstriped Post since 2017. You can follow him on Twitter at @AaronGoldstone.

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Three Rockets players, other teams could target 2023 NBA Draft https://eight-fut.com/three-rockets-players-other-teams-could-target-2023-nba-draft/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:54:39 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/three-rockets-players-other-teams-could-target-2023-nba-draft/ The Rockets have been incredibly lucky to land the top three picks in back-to-back seasons and get elite talent like Jalen Green and Jabari Smith. Although the goal for young players is to start winning next season, it would be a better plan for the Rockets to limp on for one more season and collect […]]]>

The Rockets have been incredibly lucky to land the top three picks in back-to-back seasons and get elite talent like Jalen Green and Jabari Smith. Although the goal for young players is to start winning next season, it would be a better plan for the Rockets to limp on for one more season and collect another lottery asset before going into full mode, winning now. , especially since the Rockets owe the Oklahoma City Thunder their 2024 first-round pick anyway.

Luckily for the Rockets, it looks like there will be a franchise changer available at the top of the 2023 draft and a clear top three. Although we’re 12 months out from next year’s draft, and a lot can happen, there’s not much – other than a catastrophic injury – that would eliminate Victor Wembanyama from the No. 1 pick in the league. ‘next year.

Here’s a look at the 18-year-old, who is already playing professionally overseas, and the two other players who should be available to teams lucky enough to make the top three in next year’s lottery….

Victor Wembanyama, France

Victor Wembanyama, #1 poses during LDLC Asvel Villeurbanne’s Turkish Airlines EuroLeague 2021/2022 Media Day at Astroballe on September 13, 2021 in Villeurbanne, France.

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The 7-foot-2 French center, who turns 19 next January, is considered one of the best prospects to come through the draft in years and will be the reason some teams insist on tanking next season. He is already playing major minutes professionally in the EuroLeague, which is the second best league in the world behind the NBA. Wembanyama can score from anywhere on the court, has rare athleticism for someone with his frame, and offers elite rim protection. He took France to the final of the FIBA ​​Under-19 Basketball World Cup last summer and had 22 points, eight rebounds and eight blocks in the championship game against the United States. United, who had 7-foot Chet Holmgren, the No. 2 pick this year. , on the team.

Scoot Henderson, G-League Ignite

Grand Rapids Gold's Scoot Henderson #0 heads for the rim against Grand Rapids Gold's Manny Camper #13 during the NBA G League Winter Showcase at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on December 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Grand Rapids Gold’s Scoot Henderson #0 heads for the rim against Grand Rapids Gold’s Manny Camper #13 during the NBA G League Winter Showcase at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on December 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The 6ft 2in playmaker, who turns 19 next February, was one of the country’s top signings in the Class of 2022 but decided to upgrade to the Class of 2021 and go straight to the G League Ignite at only 17 years old. Old. The lightning-fast and explosive Henderson, who had 31 points in his second professional G League game, averaged 14 points and 4.8 assists in 10 G League games last season. He has already signed a two-year, seven-figure shoe deal with Puma, although he is not eligible for the draft for another year.

Nick Smith, Arkansas

McDonald's High School All American Nick Smith Jr. (14) poses for a photo on Portrait Day March 26, 2022

McDonald’s High School All American Nick Smith Jr. (14) poses for a photo on Portrait Day March 26, 2022

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The 6-foot-5 point guard is currently the consensus third-best player in next year’s draft. He’ll have to continue to prove that as a freshman at Arkansas, but he’s entering as the nation’s top-ranked point guard who impressed on the All-Star circuit at the McDonald’s All-American Game, Nike’s Hoop Summit and Classic from the Jordan brand. He has a good size, a quick first step and always seems to play hard.



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2022 NBA Draft: Cavs select Australian G Luke Travers at No. 56 https://eight-fut.com/2022-nba-draft-cavs-select-australian-g-luke-travers-at-no-56/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 05:28:21 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/2022-nba-draft-cavs-select-australian-g-luke-travers-at-no-56/ Surprisingly, the Cleveland Cavaliers made no trades Thursday night and used all four picks. With their fourth (and final) pick of the night, including their third second-round pick, the Cavs selected Australian guard Luke Travels with the No. 56 pick in the NBA Draft. With the 56th pick in 2022 #NBADraftCleveland Cavaliers select Luke Travers […]]]>

Surprisingly, the Cleveland Cavaliers made no trades Thursday night and used all four picks. With their fourth (and final) pick of the night, including their third second-round pick, the Cavs selected Australian guard Luke Travels with the No. 56 pick in the NBA Draft.

Considered one of Australia’s most wanted prospects, the 20-year-old decided to stay home and play in the NBL instead of going to university (and playing) in the United States . A part of the Perth Wildcats since 2019, Travers averaged 7.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting 41.7% from the field and just 25% from long range in 22 minutes. per game last season.

The 6-foot-8, 200-pound guard is known for his versatility. The shooter can face positions 1 to 3 defensively and be a 1, 2 or 3 on the offensive side of the field. His size and versatility are what prompted a number of American colleges to pursue him before last season.

Travers helped lead Australia to the FIBA ​​U16 Asian Championship while being named to the second team of all tournaments and was also part of Australia’s U17 FIBA ​​World Cup squad.

Like Diop, who the Cavs selected earlier in the draft, Travers will also be a draft and hideout player. His slender height and average (at best) three-point shooting are two of his flaws and that’s why he still has a lot of development to do before he potentially makes it to the NBA.

From ESPN’s Jonathan Givony:

A 6-8 guard with a 6-10 span and strong versatility, Travers has played all the way for Perth in recent seasons, slipping from point guard to small forward positions at both ends of the field. Travers’ lightweight frame, funky shooting mechanics and average speed/explosiveness are things he’ll need to improve in the Australian NBL to position himself as a more immediate NBA contender, but he’s a great all-around basketball player, a lock to become a Boomers national team player and will likely get the chance to show his game translates later.

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Hyunjung Lee 2022 NBA Draft Profile https://eight-fut.com/hyunjung-lee-2022-nba-draft-profile/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 23:36:58 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/hyunjung-lee-2022-nba-draft-profile/ Hyunjung Lee is a junior from Yongin City, South Korea, who spent his entire three-year career at Davidson College. Lee is best known for his ability to light it from three, and hopes to be Davidson’s first player since Steph Curry to be drafted. Hyunjung Lee 2022 NBA Draft Profile University career Lee began his […]]]>

Hyunjung Lee is a junior from Yongin City, South Korea, who spent his entire three-year career at Davidson College. Lee is best known for his ability to light it from three, and hopes to be Davidson’s first player since Steph Curry to be drafted.

Hyunjung Lee 2022 NBA Draft Profile

University career

Lee began his college career at Davidson as a bench player, earning more than 20 minutes per game without starting. The South Korean native did well in his debut season but played a bigger role in his second season. Now in his third season, Lee has blossomed into an even bigger attacking role. He averaged 12.7 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for his career, scoring 15.8 points per game and grabbing 6 rebounds per game this season.

In terms of accolades, Lee won a gold medal at the 2015 FIBA ​​Asia Under-16 Championship. Lee was also named to the FIBA ​​Asia Cup Senior National Team for South Korea. South this year. Lee also led Davidson to victory this season with 17 points and 4 assists on Alabama’s top 10, the first time Davidson has beaten a top 10 team nationally since. Steph Curry played in 2008.

At Davidson for three seasons, Lee established himself as one of the best shooters in college basketball. For his career, he is a 39.7 percent three-point shooter on high volume. He has scored a team-leading 80 three-pointers this season while shooting 38.1 percent on 6.2 attempts per game.

Lee’s ability to shoot basketball will be his best friend in the NBA going forward. He is able to get to his place on the floor at will and is adept at moving off the ball which tires out defenses with his high energy. The South Korean is also 6’7, which suggests he’ll be able to shoot NBA-level defense with ease. His midrange is no slouch either, as he has converted 60% of his two-point attempts in his career. Overall, he effectively shot 48% from the field for his career.

He is exceptional at coming off screens and has a high IQ in basketball and shooting. Lee also gets rid of the ball quickly and can finish on the edge at a capable level. Lee is a three-level scorer and all-around player on offense.

Weaknesses

Lee’s worst aspect of his attacking package is his ball handling. The Davidson product excels at getting rid of the ball quickly, but can’t create for himself. He will have to develop this if he wants to fully succeed at the NBA level.

Lee is also targeted defensively on the ball, but has shown improvement this season in that area. He’s a poor defender at the moment but he can become above average with his size and speed. Lee is also not the most athletic player and is not that strong. To avoid being abused by the post, this will also need to be corrected.

Due to Lee’s shortcomings in shot creation, his teammates will also determine how much better he performs than other prospects. If the point guards or even the open man can’t find him on offense, it might be difficult for him to use his shot. Lee is also suffering from a foot injury, which hurts his draft stock.

Player Comparison

Duncan Robinson. Duncan Robinson is a 6-7 forward for the Miami Heat who shoots high. Robinson, while not a lockdown defender, can also hold up defensively. If Lee can keep displaying the shot he did in college and setting it up on defense, he’ll be well on his way to heading to the NBA.

NBA draft projection

Mid to late round two.

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Tim Cone joins Miami Heat as NBA Summer League assistant coach https://eight-fut.com/tim-cone-joins-miami-heat-as-nba-summer-league-assistant-coach/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 02:49:54 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/tim-cone-joins-miami-heat-as-nba-summer-league-assistant-coach/ Basketball coach Tim Cone. (Photo: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel/Facebook) Fresh off joining Gilas Pilipinas coaching staff for 2023 International Federation of Basketball (FIBA) Basketball World Cup, Tim Cone seized another opportunity in the United States. Now, Barangay tactician Ginebra San Miguel has been selected to be an assistant coach for the Miami Heat in the […]]]>

Basketball coach Tim Cone. (Photo: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel/Facebook)

Fresh off joining Gilas Pilipinas coaching staff for 2023 International Federation of Basketball (FIBA) Basketball World Cup, Tim Cone seized another opportunity in the United States. Now, Barangay tactician Ginebra San Miguel has been selected to be an assistant coach for the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Summer League.

“And now I’ve been asked to work with the Heat [for] their Summer League team that starts in San Francisco and goes through Vegas,” Cone told Cignal TV’s Paolo del Rosario on Wednesday (June 22).

He clarified that his friend and Heat head coach, Erik Spoelstra, “is not involved in the Summer League”. Instead, he will work with Malik Allen, Spoelstra’s number two.

According to Cone, Spoelstra pitched the idea to him after Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) superstar Jimmy Alapag became guest coach of the Sacramento Kings and later G-League assistant coach of the aforementioned team.

“So one day I was talking to Erik Spoelstra, and Eric was like ‘hey, I heard Jimmy doing something with the Sacramento Kings. […] So why don’t you do this with us? And I say ‘well, I was never invited’ […] I’m not going to ask you if you would invite me, but I told him that I would like to do something like this one day. Just [to] have the chance to immerse myself and be a fly on the wall if necessary, or go for a coffee. Anyway,” enthused Cone.

He, however, said in a separate statement that he was unsure of his exact duties as an assistant coach.

“I don’t know exactly what my duties are, but I was told [that] I’m going to be an assistant coach, so whatever duties the assistant coach has, I guess I’ll take over,” Cone told the media in a Mall of Asia presser, after the Gin Kings beat the Road Warriors. from North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). also this Wednesday.

Cone couldn’t contain his excitement as he finally joined the Heat coaching staff after not getting the gig since 2020. According to him, this was due to the Summer League being repeatedly delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Along with hoping he can share new lessons with the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel team, Cone said he won’t be staying with the NBA beyond the Summer League. He stressed that “I am at home. I don’t need to go anywhere.

The next NBA Summer League will last 11 days, starting July 7. While Cone is busy with Heat, assistant coach Richard del Rosario will lead Ginebra against Converge FiberXers, Meralco Bolts, Terrafirma Dyip and TNT Tropang Giga in home games.

Reuben Pio Martinez is a news writer who covers stories about diverse communities and science topics. He regularly listens to local events. The opinions expressed are his own.

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NBA Draft 2022 Live Updates: Picks, Order, Rumors, Trades, Teams, News & Analysis https://eight-fut.com/nba-draft-2022-live-updates-picks-order-rumors-trades-teams-news-analysis/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:02:25 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/nba-draft-2022-live-updates-picks-order-rumors-trades-teams-news-analysis/ Top draft picks: Paolo Banchero The third player in the top tier is Bancheroand while the Magic don’t consider him the top pick, some respected draft analysts rank him as this year’s top prospect. It’s easy to see why, especially given the modern NBA. Banchero projects himself as the most likely of the top three […]]]>

Top draft picks: Paolo Banchero

The third player in the top tier is Bancheroand while the Magic don’t consider him the top pick, some respected draft analysts rank him as this year’s top prospect.

It’s easy to see why, especially given the modern NBA.

Banchero projects himself as the most likely of the top three to become a main starter early in his career, offering a terrific feel for the game with the ball in hand and an ability to attack the rim and create dribble.

In his only season, he played 24 games with at least three assistswhile Smith played 11 games with at least three assists and Holmgren had six.

The ability to create shots for yourself and others is considered basketball’s most valuable skill, with LeBron James clearly the standard bearer. but with less explosive athleticism, Banchero more closely mimics Jimmy Butler on the offensive end, without the Heat star’s relentless defensive engine.

To be clear, Banchero is significantly taller than both James and Butler, apparently standing over 6-foot-10 without shoes, with a full-grown male body weighing 250 pounds. Given his size, his lack of a real first-pitch explosion — or post-rebound “wiggle” — shouldn’t greatly hinder his match-up nightmare ability from day one.

Banchero is too tall for traditional wing defenders who will have a speed advantage over him, and he will be too quick for guys of his own size.

He has shown he can execute the pick-and-roll and operate in a pass-first role, and giant playmakers like Luka Doncic and Cade Cunningham show that elite quickness isn’t mandatory at this size if you’re savvy enough and understand how to use power instead of speed.

The Houston Rockets are big favorites to select Banchero with the third selection, pairing him with one of the best athletes in the entire league in last year’s number two pick, Jalen Green.

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Why should Chet Holmgren stay skinny during his future NBA career? https://eight-fut.com/why-should-chet-holmgren-stay-skinny-during-his-future-nba-career/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:31:28 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/why-should-chet-holmgren-stay-skinny-during-his-future-nba-career/ NBA The upcoming NBA draft will have a supply of top-notch players and one of them is Chet, a player labeled as unique, developable and future All-Star. Check here why he can’t gain weight. By Richard Tovar June 21, 2022 8:31 p.m. EDT June 21, 2022 8:31 p.m. EDT © Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesChet Holmgren The […]]]>

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The upcoming NBA draft will have a supply of top-notch players and one of them is Chet, a player labeled as unique, developable and future All-Star. Check here why he can’t gain weight.

Chet Holmgren
© Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesChet Holmgren

The 76th edition of the NBA Draft is closer than ever, two days away from one of the most important events in professional basketball in the United States. The project will be hosted at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and will be available via Fubo TV.

The Draft 2022 class will be one of the most interesting of the last 5 years, since not only the first five names are the most coveted by the NBA Teamsbut most of the players available are really good, but not all of them will play in the NBA.

Chet Holmgren is one of the players who could become the 1st round pick overall and end up playing for the Orlando Magicit wouldn’t be the best team for him but at least with the Magic he could try his first NBA games.

Why should Chet Holmgren stay skinny during his future NBA career?

He’s a big guy with a listed height of 7-0 (2.13m) and 195lbs (88kg) i.e. his lower limbs and joints (ankles, knees, hips) could be injured if Chet gains weight to strengthen his body structure. Guys like him have to stay light to avoid injuries.

This topic was discussed by John Hollinger at Athletic in his article “Hollinger’s Top 75 NBA Draft Prospects”, Hollinger on Chet Holmgren: “Career length issues for tall people are usually due to lower extremity injuries; the fact that Holmgren’s lightweight construction puts less strain on his
the knees and ankles could end up being a big plus for its long-term durability.

Holmgren may be skinny, but at this weight he just needs to have a reliable offensive offense that will surely get him to an all-star game one day and during his college years he was a WCC DPOY, FIBA ​​Under-19 World Cup MVP and McDonald’s All-American, among other accolades.

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