Nba – Eight FUT http://eight-fut.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 12:19:59 +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 NBA Mock Draft 2023: Full Prediction Updates In 2 Rounds | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats & Rumors https://eight-fut.com/nba-mock-draft-2023-full-prediction-updates-in-2-rounds-news-scores-highlights-stats-rumors/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:20:43 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/nba-mock-draft-2023-full-prediction-updates-in-2-rounds-news-scores-highlights-stats-rumors/ Ed Zurga/Getty Images 11. Brooklyn Nets: GG Jackson (South Carolina, PF, freshman) Young draft prospect GG Jackson was productive early for South Carolina, averaging 16.2 points and 8.0 rebounds with seven threes in five games. Shots, athletic finishes and energetic plays were behind Jackson’s scoring. As long as he is jumping at a respectable pace, […]]]>

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11. Brooklyn Nets: GG Jackson (South Carolina, PF, freshman)

Young draft prospect GG Jackson was productive early for South Carolina, averaging 16.2 points and 8.0 rebounds with seven threes in five games. Shots, athletic finishes and energetic plays were behind Jackson’s scoring. As long as he is jumping at a respectable pace, his name should continue to be lumped in with the other lottery prospects. We haven’t seen many exciting passes or defensive plays from Jackson, although between his age (18), tools, budding perimeter skills, rim activity and drive, teams should imagine translatable double-doubles.

12. New York Knicks: Gradey Dick (Kansas, SF, freshman)

Scouts are already envisioning a plug-and-play NBA wing in Dick, a convincing shooter (10 or 20 3PT) at 6’8″ who has shown more edge athleticism, versatility and defensive toughness.

13. Utah Jazz (via Timberwolves): Keyonte George (Baylor, SG, Freshman)

With high usage and a tough schedule early on, George had a mixed performance, although the pros still outweighed the negatives. NBA teams will see the shot translatable in his shooting versatility and ability to rise above defenders, while his burst defenses and split screens should continue to perform at NBA level. His 5.0 assists per game was also remarkable and highlights true combo guard-playing ability. Improving his shot selection and middle game will help George avoid disabling some scouts.

14. New York Knicks (via Mavericks): Terquavion Smith (NC State, PG/SG, Sophomore)

If Smith’s first four games are any indication of what’s to come this season, the decision to pass on interest from the 2022 first round should pay off. Crafting shots will still be the signature skill that powers his score, but he’s been much more effective so far with his finishing, and he’s showing more playing ability to bolster his point or combo guard case for the scouts.

15. Toronto Raptors: Ausar Thompson (Elite Overtime, SG/SF, 2003)

Teams will show a willingness to remain patient with Thompon’s skill development given the level of speed and explosion he possesses to attack, finish and defend from the baseline. His shooting and decision-making remain inconsistent, but he’ll continue to look too tempting with enough self-creating flashes and one-on-one shots, as well as dunks, slashes and defensive play.

16. Utah Jazz (via Sixers): Kel’el Ware (Oregon, C, freshman)

Ware stood out early for shooting flashes and defensive mobility. He doesn’t have a huge offensive role in Oregon’s offense, but the 7-footer has already hit three threes and blocked eight shots in four games. The potential to stretch the floor and protect the rim should be enough to keep Ware in the top 20 in discussions all year, even if his shot attempts and goal production fluctuate.

17. Chicago Bulls (via Blazers): Kris Murray (Iowa, FP, Junior)

After a 29-point game against Seton Hall and 30 points against Omaha, a Murray breakout appears. Between shooting versatility, fence overruns, post buckets and body-controlled finishes, the jump he makes feels like Keegan did last year.

18. Atlanta Hawks: Jett Howard (Michigan, SG/SF, freshman)

Howard immediately caught the eye of scouts with his shooting and scoring instincts for a 6’8″ wing. Although not the leading scorer, he is produced in Michigan’s offense, making jumps and good decisions in terms of when to attack or move the ball.

19. Memphis Grizzlies: Maxwell Lewis (Pepperdine, SG, second year)

Averaging 17.2 points, shooting 69.0% from inside the arc and 58.8% from three, Lewis is off to a scorching start delivering the kind of creation and flashes of skill that should get the attention of the NBA. Scouts believe Pepperdine’s two matches at Gonzaga will be highlighted in their schedule.

20. Los Angeles Lakers (via Pelicans): Dillon Mitchell (Texas, PF, freshman)

Although Mitchell has yet to show any notable skill, superpower quickness and leaps might be enough for NBA teams to imagine an athletic specialist for finishing and defensive play.

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Wemby Watch: Reasons every NBA team rushing down for Victor Wembanyama can be grateful https://eight-fut.com/wemby-watch-reasons-every-nba-team-rushing-down-for-victor-wembanyama-can-be-grateful/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:11:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/wemby-watch-reasons-every-nba-team-rushing-down-for-victor-wembanyama-can-be-grateful/ It’s Thanksgiving week, so naturally, as this space is dedicated to just one basketball player, it seemed only natural to do a bit of research on how our French protagonist will be spending his vacation. And “search” is a substitute for Google, and “holidays” means (in this case) Thanksgiving, but, of course, they don’t celebrate […]]]>

It’s Thanksgiving week, so naturally, as this space is dedicated to just one basketball player, it seemed only natural to do a bit of research on how our French protagonist will be spending his vacation. And “search” is a substitute for Google, and “holidays” means (in this case) Thanksgiving, but, of course, they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in France. In fact, according to Google, most French people don’t even know what Thanksgiving is. (Royal cheese. Hey, if you know, you know – if not, do your “research”.)

So for now, Victor Wembanyama has to live his week as usual. A year from now, he’ll be munching on turkey legs and all the trimmings in the middle of the afternoon watching the Detroit Lions allow their fifth touchdown of the day along with the rest of us. But until then, he’ll have to settle for the wealth and fame that come with his remarkable basketball gifts. Speaking of those freebies…

Wembanyama keeps Mets 92 warm

Hot on the heels of a successful two-game stint with the French senior national team for a pair of FIBA ​​qualifiers, Wembanyama picked up where he left off with his Mets 92 team this week, scoring 30 points – his second 30 pieces of the season – in a 92-85 victory against Nanterre 92.

Against Nanterre, the team he first signed as a professional with in 2019, Wembanyama also equaled his season high with five blocks. With the win, Mets 92 extended their winning streak to seven games and first place in the league after opening the season with a loss.

Watch Wemby

The Mets 92 will be back in action on Nov. 26 with a showdown against SLUC Nancy Basket scheduled for 2 p.m. The game — in fact, all of Wembanyama’s games this season — will be streamed for free on the NBA app.

  • November 26 — Métropoles Boulogne-Levallois 92 in Nancy, 2 p.m. ET
  • December 2 — Fos-sur-Mer, 2:30 p.m. ET
  • December 6 — in Roanne, 2:00 p.m. ET

Race down

We’re going to do something a little different this week. In gratitude for Thanksgiving, let’s find one thing each of our seven worst teams should be thankful for – besides their slim shot at Wembanyama.

7. Oklahoma City Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander eats the sun and drinks the sky. If it’s possible to compete for the MVP award on a sub-.500 team, he will. He’s one 3-pointer off a 50-40-90 season and is averaging over 31 points per game. The result doesn’t even matter to the Thunder this season. Tune into their games to see this basketball jedi do things no one else on Earth can.

6. Los Angeles Lakers: Anthony Davis found the fountain of youth, and apparently it’s in El Segundo. LeBron James thinks Davis play like his old self, and it’s hard to disagree based on his performance since James got injured. The season could have ended for the Lakers 2-10 with James sidelined. Instead, Davis dragged them back to the precipice of respectability. The Pelicans may not be thrilled about it, but the Lakers are very grateful to have star they traded once to return to full strength.

5. San Antonio Spurs: Do you remember when Devin Vassell was supposed to do a 3D role? It either. The third-year wing thrives in an expanded role to the tune of more than 20 points per game. More importantly, it creates many of these points for itself. Vassell scores 1,111 points per possession as a pick-and-roll ball handler, which ranks in the 92nd percentile in the league. He might not be a superstar, but he’d make a hell of a teammate for Wembanyama if the lottery went San Antonio’s way.

4. The magic of Orlando: I’m just going to leave this Bol Bol highlight reel here for you to enjoy at your leisure. The Magic might not get Wembanyama but they have the discounted version.

3. Charlotte’s Hornets: Alright…this one’s a challenge…I’m guessing they’re seventh in the NBA in offensive rebound rate? Their uniforms are always cool. Yeah, it works. Be grateful for cool uniforms.

2. Detroit Pistons: Jaden Ivey is averaging over 21 points per game in his last five appearances, and he’s done it on a league-average 3-point shot. In a perfect world, the Pistons would have a healthy Cade Cunningham, but the silver lining for them is the opportunity his injury gave them to develop Ivey. The No. 4 pick made the most of this opportunity, and if he continues to shoot well, his incredible speed will only make him a more lethal driver.

1. Houston Rockets: It’s often said that fans don’t like to watch teams lose. These fans have never watched the Rockets. They’re bad but they’re not remotely boring. KJ Martin is one of the best dunkers in the NBA. Alperen Sengun is definitely the best Alperen Sengun in the NBA, and to better understand what that means, you should probably check out some of the funky stuff he does in the post. Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. score a bunch of points and give up even more. Nobody in Houston is clamoring for the Rockets to move quickly on their rebuilding, because they’re perfectly fun as is.

Loss of the week

There hasn’t been anything too egregious this week, so we’ll take this opportunity to remind everyone to take out opposing guards. Bol Bol didn’t do that well enough in a Saturday loss to Indiana. If he had, a 108-107 loss is like a 109-106 win for the Magic.

It seems like we use that excuse for the Magic every week, but it’s a mistake by the young team. As of this writing, Bol Bol has only played 80 combined NBA and college games. Basic mistakes like these clean up with age. What if they helped Orlando land at Wembanyama? Well… nobody’s complaining.

games of the weak

Saturday, November 26: Thunder at Rockets: OKC nearly slipped out of the bottom seven last week, but they’ve lost two in a row and the limited cast around Gilgeous-Alexander will only allow for so many wins. A trip to Houston is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Saturday, November 26: Lakers at Spurs: The Spurs and Lakers actually play twice this week, once on Friday and once on Saturday. If our goal is to find the worst games of the week, we should probably pick the second half of their consecutive games.

Monday, November 28: Pacers at the Lakers: Sure, the game itself will be enjoyable, but the pre and post game will be the real story here. We’re going to see hugs and handshakes and cryptic LeBron James quotes about Buddy Hield and Myles Turner. Who knows, maybe if the game goes well enough, the Pacers will just leave them in Los Angeles.

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Post Courier Young Maroroa inspired by the late NBA star Kobe Bryant https://eight-fut.com/post-courier-young-maroroa-inspired-by-the-late-nba-star-kobe-bryant/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 00:22:42 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/post-courier-young-maroroa-inspired-by-the-late-nba-star-kobe-bryant/ November 23, 2022 BY MEGAN CRF RA’VU in Guam Northern Province youngster Warrick Maroroa looked up to late Lakers star Kobe Bryant whom he thinks twice about finishing school to focus on basketball. “I don’t know if I want to finish my studies, but it would be nice to play in a professional basketball league.”Maroroa […]]]>

BY MEGAN CRF RA’VU in Guam

Northern Province youngster Warrick Maroroa looked up to late Lakers star Kobe Bryant whom he thinks twice about finishing school to focus on basketball.

“I don’t know if I want to finish my studies, but it would be nice to play in a professional basketball league.”
Maroroa grew up playing basketball because her mother was once a PNG representative.

The 13-year-old traveled with the PNG U15 team for the FIBA ​​Oceania Championships in Guam on Sunday but due to some issues the team had to split up in the Philippines with the first group traveling to Guam and the second group traveling the next day. .

In an interview with Post-Courier, Warrick shared his experience of his first international basketball game and the challenges of traveling from country to country.

“It was confusing in Manila as there was a lot of stuff to do getting cleared out of the airport, looking for accommodation and with reduced funds we were separated from the other half of the team.

Maroroa said he was happy to play against other countries, but it will also be a challenge as other countries are more advanced.

“They have skills, and it will be a good challenge and a good experience so that we can improve every game, learn from our mistakes, mainly our defense because the defense wins the game.”

He encouraged his friends to play hard and do their best.

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NBA Draft Scouting Report: Frenchman Zaccharie Risacher – NBA Draft Digest https://eight-fut.com/nba-draft-scouting-report-frenchman-zaccharie-risacher-nba-draft-digest/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:00:08 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/nba-draft-scouting-report-frenchman-zaccharie-risacher-nba-draft-digest/ Contents Prospect profile Strong points Projection project Grand Council 2023 Zachary Risacher Wing | France Height: 6’8″ | Weight: 204 lbs. 2024 Draft Age: 19.21 Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports Prospect profile As NBA scouts follow this season of French basketball with particular interest, an interesting development continues to present itself. After making a name for […]]]>

Zachary Risacher

Wing | France

Height: 6’8″ | Weight: 204 lbs.

2024 Draft Age: 19.21

Prospect profile

As NBA scouts follow this season of French basketball with particular interest, an interesting development continues to present itself.

After making a name for himself at the start of the season in the French Espoirs U21 league while playing with four years of age, ASVEL decided to grant regular minutes to Zaccharie Risacher with the senior team, during a Euroleague match against Baskonia, nothing less. Risacher did extremely well in those minutes, going 2 for 5 from the field, with five points, six rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes of play.

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Laus Group Eagles crowned NBA 2K League Asia-Pacific champions https://eight-fut.com/laus-group-eagles-crowned-nba-2k-league-asia-pacific-champions/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:26:18 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/laus-group-eagles-crowned-nba-2k-league-asia-pacific-champions/ SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — The Filipino team LG Eagles (LGE) have become champions of the NBA 2K League APAC Invitational, beating 20 other teams from Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia. Their Nov. 18 victory earns LGE a coveted spot in the NBA 2K League in the United States, as it makes the team eligible for […]]]>

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — The Filipino team LG Eagles (LGE) have become champions of the NBA 2K League APAC Invitational, beating 20 other teams from Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia.

Their Nov. 18 victory earns LGE a coveted spot in the NBA 2K League in the United States, as it makes the team eligible for one of the most prestigious esports competitions in the world.

Laus Group Eagles beat Australian team Swep

Team LGE defeated Team Swep of Australia, 53-25 in the final game of the best of five series which was played on November 18-19, 2022. Besides eligibility for the US edition of the league, the team also received $2,500. cash prize.

Paul A. Laus, president of the LGE team, gloated over the win, citing its importance in the Philippines’ esports achievements and even the sustenance of virtual athletes.

“This championship is about more than winning. It’s about giving pride to the country while discovering new athletes who can excel and also make a living playing the sport they love,” he said. declared.

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The LGE squad consists of point guard Aljon “Shintarou” Cruzin, full-back Isaiah Vincent “Ice” Alindada, striker Domo “Domo” Peñaflorida, striker Arnie “Elchapo” Sison (LGE_Elchapo) and center Paolo “Dad” Madronio (LGE_Dad). They were trained by Al Timajo.

Cruzin is a 2K League veteran with multiple championships while Alindada has juice
been included by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas in the official team roster
Philippines who will participate in the sanctioned E-Fiba NBA 2K tournament on
December 10 to 11, 2022.

Shintarou is considered one of the best playmakers in the Asia-Pacific region. In the eight games of this tournament, he averaged 30.6 points and 29 assists per game as he led the execution of the LGE team’s dominant offense. As a point guard who played for the E-Gilas team, he participated in FIBA ​​Esports in 2020 and 2021. He won 17 championships in various NBA 2K leagues, including the 2K Veterans League since 2017.

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Team manager Ian Serranilla said the win on the Asia Pacific Tour is a manifestation of the team’s hard work and commitment to esports. The LGE team is the only Filipino team to have won championships in the 5V5 and 3V3 leagues of the APAC NBA 2K tournament.

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NBA open to playing friendlies against PH teams https://eight-fut.com/nba-open-to-playing-friendlies-against-ph-teams/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 12:15:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/nba-open-to-playing-friendlies-against-ph-teams/ The door is open to players from the National Basketball Association of the United States to play friendly matches with teams from the Philippine Basketball Association. New NBA Asia Executive Vice President and General Manager Ramez Sheikh said this as they prepare to roll out the red carpet for the arrival of more than 50 […]]]>

The door is open to players from the National Basketball Association of the United States to play friendly matches with teams from the Philippine Basketball Association.

New NBA Asia Executive Vice President and General Manager Ramez Sheikh said this as they prepare to roll out the red carpet for the arrival of more than 50 NBA players to the region.

These players will play for their respective national teams, which will take part in the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023, which will be hosted by the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia next year.

“We are definitely open. It’s just a matter of timing and other factors. Now that the world has reopened, we are open,” Sheikh, who spoke about what can happen next year, told Bonifacio Global with scribes at the NBA office in the Philippines. City in Taguig.

“I imagine there are a significant number who will play. To put it into perspective, there are nearly 120 international players currently playing in the NBA. This represents approximately 25% of our player base. So I imagine there will be significant representation at the World Cup. Obviously not just the United States team, but all the other international teams,” said Sheikh, who joined the team after the departure of Scott Levy in June 2022. This will be an exciting event for the organization.

“What really excites me is that the Philippines will host the World Cup next year in August, alongside Japan and Indonesia. I look after all three markets, so it’s normal that we have NBA players playing for their different countries. I’m sure we’re going to be amazing hosts and it’s going to be exciting,” Sheikh said.

He thinks these players will be able to present basketball from the point of view of the countries they represent.

“The World Cup is a chance to showcase basketball in its purest form,” Sheikh said.

So far, NBA officials noted that around 56 NBA players have made the playoffs.

That includes Utah Jazz cager Jordan Clarkson, who played for the Philippines.

While Team USA will be packed with NBA stars, they are watching Patty Mills, Joe Ingles and Matisse Thybulle, cagers who could play for Australia once they finish their commitments with the club.

There is also a chance that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Kelly Olynyk could return to work with Canada.

Sheik thinks these could generate a lot of social media following in the coming months.

“We’ve had huge success on social media in the Philippines. About 15 million Filipinos follow our local and global social handles, which is great for us. The NBA aggregate has just over 2 billion followers across all the different social platforms, which is the most for all sports leagues. The passion is there,” added Sheikh.

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Laus Group Eagles Win NBA 2K League Asia Pacific Champions https://eight-fut.com/laus-group-eagles-win-nba-2k-league-asia-pacific-champions/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 02:25:54 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/laus-group-eagles-win-nba-2k-league-asia-pacific-champions/ CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The Filipino team LG Eagles (LGE) became champions of the NBA 2K League APAC Invitational, beating 20 other teams from Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia. The victory earns LGE a coveted spot in the NBA 2K League in the United States, as it makes the team eligible for one of the […]]]>

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The Filipino team LG Eagles (LGE) became champions of the NBA 2K League APAC Invitational, beating 20 other teams from Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia.

The victory earns LGE a coveted spot in the NBA 2K League in the United States, as it makes the team eligible for one of the most prestigious esports competitions in the world.

Team LGE beat Australian team Swep, 53-25, in the final game of the best of five series which took place on November 18-19, 2022.

Along with eligibility for the American edition of the league, the team also received a $2,500 prize.

LGE team president Paul A. Laus said he was delighted with the team’s victory, citing its importance in the achievements of esports in the Philippines and even the sustenance of virtual athletes.

“This championship is about more than winning. It’s about giving pride to the country while discovering new athletes who can excel and make a living playing the sport they love,” Laus said.

The LGE team consists of point guard Aljon Cruzin (In-game name: LGE_Shintarou); shooter Isaiah Vincent Alindada (LGE_Ice); forward shot Domo Peñaflorida (LGE_Domo); power forward Arnie Sison (LGE_Elchapo); and, center Paolo Madrino (LGE_Papa). They were trained by Al Timajo.

Cruzin is a 2K League veteran with multiple championships while Alindada has just been included by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas in the official roster of the Philippines squad that will compete in the E-FIBA sanctioned NBA 2K tournament on December 10 and 11, 2022. .

Shintarou (Cruzin) is considered one of the best playmakers in the Asia-Pacific region. In the eight games of this tournament, he averaged 30.6 points and 29 assists per game as he led the execution of the LGE team’s dominant offense.

As a point guard who played for the E-Gilas team, he participated in FIBA ​​Esports in 2020 and 2021. He won 17 championships in various NBA 2K leagues, including the 2K Veterans League since 2017.

Team manager Ian Serranilla said the win on the Asia Pacific Tour is a manifestation of the team’s hard work and commitment to esports.

The LGE team is the only Filipino team to have won championships in the 5V5 and 3V3 leagues of the APAC NBA 2K tournament.

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Victor Wembanyama NBA draft follow-up: scouting report, updates on potential No. 1 pick of 2023 https://eight-fut.com/victor-wembanyama-nba-draft-follow-up-scouting-report-updates-on-potential-no-1-pick-of-2023/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 10:22:38 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/victor-wembanyama-nba-draft-follow-up-scouting-report-updates-on-potential-no-1-pick-of-2023/ The Victor Wembanyama competition is launched. The 18-year-old French phenom – billed as the most impactful NBA draft prospect since LeBron James – is favored to be selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. 7-foot-4 teenager will receive a potential global superstar who could change the franchise, both on and off […]]]>

The Victor Wembanyama competition is launched. The 18-year-old French phenom – billed as the most impactful NBA draft prospect since LeBron James – is favored to be selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. 7-foot-4 teenager will receive a potential global superstar who could change the franchise, both on and off the field. There is a lot at stake.

Here’s a look at generational talent, capturing the conversation from across the basketball world. Check back here for updates on his performance this season ahead of the draft.

Past

Born in Le Chesnay, France on January 4, 2004, Wembanyama captured the attention of NBA scouts, general managers and players for years as they eagerly awaited his arrival in the NBA. He currently plays for Metropolitans 92 in the LNB Pro A league. Wembanyama has been a professional basketball player since the age of 15 and became the second youngest player after Stefan Petković (2007) to play in the EuroCup, doing so before his 16 years old.

Current NBA stars have already praised him. Double MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo complimented Wembanyama on Bucks teammate Serge Ibaka’s YouTube show, “How Hungry Are You?”

“This kid is going to be a problem,” he said. “Big deal. I’ve never seen that in my life. I’ve seen him up close, he was in the same team as my brother Kostas. He’s taller than Rudy Gobert. He can block shots like Rudy , but shoot like KD. Brother, brother. Crazy crazy. He’s got a good attitude. If he stays healthy, he’s gonna be really good.

The applause also rained down from NBA superstars such as James, Kevin Durant and Steph Curry.

Scouting report by Sam Vecenie

We haven’t had a prospect like Wembanyama in a while, a potential 7-foot-4 superstar who can create his own post-rebound shot in transition, out of isolation, out of mid-post sets and as a that dynamic pick-and-roll threat. He is also a sniper blocker who led the EuroLeague in this category last year at the age of 18 – a ridiculous achievement. Barring some sort of injury-based question in the pre-draft process, he’ll be the No. 1 pick.

Wembanyama is the best prospect to enter the draft since James. He was utterly dominant in front of more than 200 NBA front office staff in Las Vegas earlier this month in a one-on-one with the No. 2 prospect here, Scoot Henderson. I’ve broken down the first of these games in detail, explaining what makes Wembanyama so special in terms of size and coordination while mixing in elite-level skills. His upside is becoming the best player in the NBA, and it’s hard to say that about any draft prospect.

GO FURTHER

Wembanyama vs. Scoot, Game 1 Film Study

Vecenie’s latest simulation project puts Wembanyama first overall.

Follow your season

After his impressive debut in the United States, Wembanyama is playing for Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 in France this season. As of Nov. 16, the likely No. 1 pick was averaging 21.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 2.7 assists per game on 50.4% shooting from the field, 33.3% from 3-point range and 75% from the free-throw line. He also ranks in the top six in the league in scoring, rebounds, blocks and efficiency rating.

The Metropolitans recently improved to 6-1 this season with a 78-69 victory over Limoges on November 4 and all of Wembanyama’s skills were on full display. He scored 33 of his team’s 78 points, grabbing 12 rebounds (season-highs in both categories) with four assists and three blocks, while putting in a 58.8% effective performance from the field, including three triples and a rating of 10 out of 12 from the charity. Bandaged.

Strong points

Wembanyama got the crowd going when he made an incredible one-legged 3-pointer after a series of dribbling moves.

When can you watch Wembanyama?

Here are Wembanyama’s next four games for Metropolitans 92:

  • November 20 – Nanterre at Boulogne-Levallois Métropole 92, 1 p.m. ET
  • November 26 – Boulogne-Levallois Metropolises 92 in Nancy, 2 p.m. ET
  • December 2 – Fos-sur-Mer at Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92, 2:30 p.m. ET
  • December 6 — Boulogne-Levallois Métropoles 92 in Roanne, 2 p.m. ET

Wembanyama could take part in the FIBA ​​World Cup 2023 which will take place from August 25 to September 25. 10. The standout averaged 19.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in two FIBA ​​World Cup qualifying games. After leading 2-0 in the group, France qualified for the World Cup with their 92-56 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina on 14 November.

Wemby Watchers

Let the games begin. Over the course of the season, we’ll likely see unique moves, trends, and decisions made to give their team the best chance to secure the first overall pick.

  • Houston Rockets: They are the second youngest team in the NBA (23.58), and their flaws are obvious. They rank in the bottom half of the league in turnovers per game, opposing points per game, defensive efficiency and offensive efficiency, to name a few. Additionally, 2022 No. 3 pick Jabari Smith hasn’t looked up to the task to start the season. As it stands, the Rockets have three pieces in Jalen Green, Alperen Şengün and Kevin Porter Jr. to build if they choose. If Houston can also draft Wembanyama, he could immediately join a frontcourt with Şengün, who is already one of the most gifted young offensive big players in the league. The Rockets would also enter the 2023 offseason with a ton of cap space. With Wembanyama, Houston could jump to the top of the list as a top destination for free agents.
  • San Antonio Spurs: Coach Gregg Popovitch alluded to before this season, but San Antonio is not winning a title this season. Spurs have a history of well-timed lottery luck. Just look at 1987, when they won the lottery to catch David Robinson, and the 1997 lottery to pick Tim Duncan. These Hall of Famers have put together two decades of success and five NBA titles. Getting the chance to sign a talent like Wembanyama could be history repeating itself. He would give San Antonio its center player on a roster that already has young talent like Keldon Johnson, Jeremy Sochan and Devin Vassell.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Put Wembanyama in an Oklahoma City jersey with 7-foot-1 rookie Chet Holmgren, who is sidelined this season with a foot injury, and just imagine the possibilities. The Thunder could boast an extremely long and talented lineup with size at every position and players who can all shoot, dribble and create, plus two monstrous rim protectors. This would be a cornerstone of Sam Presti’s project and create further outcry over tanking.
  • Detroit Pistons: While Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey are great fun to watch, their team isn’t. The Pistons started the season 3-13, good for the Eastern Conference’s worst record in 16 games.
  • Orlando Magic: The only thing worth cheering for in Orlando right now is potential rookie of the year Paolo Banchero and the development of Franz Wagner and Jalen Suggs. In their Nov. 1 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Magic had a 15-point lead with 7:26 left in the game. The rest of the way, the Magic scored a grand total of four points and had no field goals in that span. Fasten your seatbelts, Magic fans, the worst is yet to come.

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Defending NBA champion Warriors start ‘scattered’ this season https://eight-fut.com/defending-nba-champion-warriors-start-scattered-this-season/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/defending-nba-champion-warriors-start-scattered-this-season/ The Golden State Warriors, according to their star player and head coach, are a hot mess as they try to defend their NBA title. “We all have to come back to the same page,” coach Steve Kerr said. “At the moment, anyway, we are just scattered. It’s a pick-up game there. More at Sportico.com The […]]]>

The Golden State Warriors, according to their star player and head coach, are a hot mess as they try to defend their NBA title.

“We all have to come back to the same page,” coach Steve Kerr said. “At the moment, anyway, we are just scattered. It’s a pick-up game there.

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The Warriors opened the season 6-9 and lost all eight of their road games.

“Losing becomes a habit if you don’t fix it,” said Steph Curry, who dropped 50 points to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night at Footprint Arena, though it wasn’t enough as the Warriors lost 130-119. “We’re very aware of our potential and the fact that you can’t stay in that vibe or that mood for too long until you change it.”

Curry had little help from the bench, defense or fellow aging stars – Draymond Green and Klay Thompson – who combined for 28 points.

To make matters worse, Curry was named Thursday in a class action lawsuit along with fellow athletes Tom Brady, Naomi Osaka, Shohei Ohtani, David Ortiz and Shaquille O’Neal for misleading consumers to invest in the technology-based company. FTX crypto, which recently filed for bankruptcy. The lawsuit also named the Warriors, who entered into a promotional deal with FTX earlier this year and painted the company’s logo on the floor of the Chase Center in San Francisco.

A Warriors spokesperson said Thursday that outside of a previously scheduled bobblehead giveaway for fans at the arena next week, “we have suspended FTX promotional assets.”

Kerr, however, couldn’t say enough good things about Curry.

“Steph is the anchor of our team and the anchor of our culture, and that’s not going to change,” he said. “Steph is not only one of the greatest players of all time, but he is one of the best human beings I have ever met in my life.”

The Warriors are younger and without the depth they had last June when they beat the Boston Celtics in six games to win the title for the fourth time since 2015.

Last season, the Warriors opened 18-2, after two COVID-impacted seasons in which they did not make the playoffs. And then injuries to key players, including Curry, slowed them down until they picked up their pace in the playoffs.

The Chase Center, which cost $1.6 billion and opened during the curtailed 2019-20 COVID season, is now a resounding success, having stood for more than a year without paying customers in the building due to security protocols. strict health and safety.

In 2010, Joe Lacob and Peter Guber bought the franchise from Chris Cohan for $450 million and presided over the most lucrative and winning era in team history. Golden State is worth $6.03 billion, according to Sportico’s the NBA’s most recent valuations, second in the league and slightly behind the New York Knicks at $6.12 billion.

All of this makes what is happening now seem like a mirage.

“They’re still a really good basketball team,” said Suns coach Monty Williams, who will work behind Kerr this summer for the USA men’s team at the FIBA ​​World Cup. “Their bench is not as experienced. But they are athletic, fast and can score in groups.

“It’s so early in the season that I’m not sure it’s fair to make statements about the teams just yet.”

Still, it’s odd that there could be so few remnants of last May and June when the Warriors cruised through Denver, Memphis, Dallas and Boston in the playoffs, losing a total of just six games en route to the title.

“It would be great if this all continued, but we are human beings and we are very complicated individually and collectively,” Kerr said. “And that’s the beauty of basketball. When it’s good. It’s fair. You can feel it.”

Right now, though, “he’s missing,” Kerr said. “They need a collective vision that they can aim for. Obviously, I failed at this point this year.

There is little communication or synergy. Thompson, who missed two seasons with knee and Achilles tendon injuries, is in a prolonged slump. He’s trying to recapture the old magic that made him one of the league’s best shooters, but it may not happen again. What was beautiful to watch just five months ago has been nerve-wracking.

“We have to find the level of focus and intensity to get the job done because nobody likes that feeling at all,” Curry said.

Kerr acknowledges the Warriors are nearing the end of the line with their top three players who have included six Finals appearances over the past eight seasons. Curry is 34 years old. Green and Thompson are 32 years old.

“Are we at the end of the race? Kerr asked. “Yeah. I don’t know exactly what that means. It might be another three years, but it won’t be another five or six years. I think history suggests we’re at the end of the line just depending on of age.

For now, he would at least take one more good run rather than the hot mess the Warriors are right now.

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Asian executive says NBA ready to ‘work more closely’ with PBA and local hoops leagues https://eight-fut.com/asian-executive-says-nba-ready-to-work-more-closely-with-pba-and-local-hoops-leagues/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 07:34:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/asian-executive-says-nba-ready-to-work-more-closely-with-pba-and-local-hoops-leagues/ Luisa Morales – Philstar.com November 18, 2022 | 3:34 p.m. MANILA, Philippines — The NBA has expressed a willingness to work with the PBA and other local hoops leagues to further boost basketball in the country. During a media roundtable held at the NBA’s office in the Philippines in Taguig last Wednesday, NBA Asia General […]]]>
Luisa Morales – Philstar.com

November 18, 2022 | 3:34 p.m.

MANILA, Philippines — The NBA has expressed a willingness to work with the PBA and other local hoops leagues to further boost basketball in the country.

During a media roundtable held at the NBA’s office in the Philippines in Taguig last Wednesday, NBA Asia General Manager Ramez Sheikh said similar things can apply in the Philippines like what the NBA did in Africa, where they recently created the Basketball African League (BAL). .

“[The BAL] launched during the pandemic. It is a great achievement for our BAL group to be able to do this. I think for the Philippines and Asia-Pacific, what I can say is that we are very supportive of local leagues here,” Sheikh said.

“If there is an opportunity to work more closely with the PBA, for example, or other Asia-Pacific leagues, the NBA is very open to that,” he continued.

In the region, leagues like the Japan B. League, Korean Basketball League, among others, have already joined forces with the PBA to form the East Asia Super League to bolster the sport in the continent.

Through close relationships with the various local leagues, Sheikh said, the NBA will be able to lend a hand in advancing the sport.

Sheikh, however, admitted that the pandemic has stalled any development in relations with the NBA and leagues in Asia.

But with the country hosting the FIBA ​​World Cup 2023, along with Indonesia and Japan, the new NBA leader is optimistic about the future.

“It’s been three years since tough matches and live events were suspended. This year alone, some local leagues have resumed. It will take some time for schedules to get back into high gear.” says Sheikh.

“Once the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup takes place, it’s a great time for all parties interested in basketball in the Asia-Pacific region, including the Philippines, Japan or Indonesia, who will come together and work together to make the future of basketball strong and bright.” he added.

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