2020 NBA Draft

Which is EXACTLY what they should allow, hell coaches get to do it. Get rid of one and done, and get rid of sitting out a full year, possibly sit out ONLY the equivelant timespan the following year as to what has expired during the year a player would announce a transfer intention. Schools should be held to strict adherence to a "no-contact" ethics to kids already at another school, and lose scholarships if they are found to tamper with a kid already playing for someone else.
In theory I agree but you have greasy coaches like Pearl that won't follow the rule and you will have power 5 schools poaching guys like Ja Morant...so we then might as well as restrict the tourney to power 5 schools. A bit of an overstatement by me, maybe, to make a point. Let kids go right to the league from high school... but not complete free agency every year.
 
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Kofi (successfully) leaving for the NBA is a good thing.

Agree most important message in the post....successfully leaving. It's one thing to say "Hey we sent X,Y,Z to the league, it's another to say they make and stay on rosters due to talent and ability to get better.
 
Cowan also is maybe 6', shoots under 40% from the field, shoots 33% from 3. He is a defensive and offensive liability in the NBA. Great college player though. Winston and Fraizer are the same story in terms of NBA potential.
 
I'm curious what you're basing the above information on...mostly a hunch? You've said it a couple times, but have you looked at the talent/rankings for the upcoming class of freshmen and their draft stock and then tallied what Kofi would need to bring to the table to be a lottery pick, or have you just focused on the potential financial payoff if that were to happen? There are tons of wing players that are (currently) viewed highly by scouts that will be eligible for the 2021 draft. Meanwhile, you have a NBA team that just recently decided they don't even need a center in the modern NBA to be good (the Rockets). This is why I question the argument that he'll be able to substantially improve his draft stock -- it's already stifled by the position he plays and his lack of perimeter mobility, two things he (probably) won't be able to change. If he can start nailing threes and make teams think he's a beefier Brook Lopez, then perhaps his stock substantially improves. But what if teams think he's Caleb Swanigan and he's right back where he started (minus one year) or even worse due to the strength of next year's draft?

I'm not saying that he should leave this year or that he'll even have much draft stock at the end of the year, just emphasizing the amount of factors that go into a decision like this. It's easy to think that improvement is linear and that improvement is linearly correlated with draft position, but both of those are not necessarily true, particularly when it applies to a true 5.
To say that NBA teams wouldnt take a dominant interior big man that is skilled and dominant like Shaq was first overall is just not true. A young Shaq type of player would arguably be the best player in the world now. I know Kofi isnt Shaq and will never be but he certainly get better and be firmly in the first round and likely a lottery pick if he stays a year or two. I would love if Kofi to be more aggressive and play big. He is 7 ft and 290 with a 38in vertical and is raw. You dont need to hit 3's to be a dominant big man . I think a lot of people forget how good Shaq or someone big and skilled like him can dominant a game at any level or any decade. Kofi isnt Shaq or he would be #1 draft pick but he could still be a lottery pick even if he doesnt hit threes but maybe he can and if he could then certainly will be.
Theres no one in college like this. A play at the hall around the 3 minute mark. God if Kofi could be this aggressive in the paint like he was in most of this video aftercare minute or so Wow!
 
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Not buying the 38 in vertical. If that is true, I would love to start seeing that in games.
I think next year, you could fully expect to see that in games. Lots of guys take a year or more to really reflect college program conditioning.
 
Kofi is not Shaq. Shaq had once in a lifetime athleticism, size, and strength. Kofi is talented, but he is no where near Shaq. He is closer to a Steven Adams ceiling.
 
Kofi is not Shaq. Shaq had once in a lifetime athleticism, size, and strength. Kofi is talented, but he is no where near Shaq. He is closer to a Steven Adams ceiling.
I realize that however, if he does have a 38in vertical like he said expecting those types of dunks is realistic, Kofi has shown on glimpses of that aggressive mindset.. I dont think Shaq had a massive vertical leap just a I'm gonna dunk on you attitude.
 
I realize that however, if he does have a 38in vertical like he said expecting those types of dunks is realistic, Kofi has shown on glimpses of that aggressive mindset.. I dont think Shaq had a massive vertical leap just a I'm gonna dunk on you attitude.
There no way he has a 38" vert. Kobe's vert was 38". Shaq was 32". Shaq was a great leaper early in his career.

Kofi's is more like 28" max right now.
 
There no way he has a 38" vert. Kobe's vert was 38". Shaq was 32". Shaq was a great leaper early in his career.

Kofi's is more like 28" max right now.
What does their vertical have to to with is? A student at Urbana High in 1980 had a 48 in or more played at KSU and high jumped 7'7' 3/4 in what does that have to do with Kofi or anyone? Really it has nothing to do with it. I think Kofi has abilities and is still learning on how to bust loose. Kofi does not move like Shaq but he does have some of those type of traits. He is still learning, can be dominant but is still very very raw. He needs another year or two of college. He is already a better FT shooter. If Kofi says it is 37-38in I believe him. That is what Kofi says in the last 30 seconds of this video. I think he is an honest person. I guess you dont believe him. I doubt he cares..

 
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38 inch vertical would put the top of his head 4 inches above the rim. Just some quick math.
Well either he is fudging the truth or he needs to be more assertive and jump. I see no reason he cant get his eyes on the rim if he were fresh out of the gate. I know that is what he said "37...38in".. Look for yourself.

Either way he has potential and needs to return for at lease one year..
 
What does their vertical have to to with is? A student at Urbana High in 1980 had a 48 in or more played at KSU and high jumped 7'7' 3/4 in what does that have to do with Kofi or anyone? Really it has nothing to do with it. I think Kofi has abilities and is still learning on how to bust loose. Kofi does not move like Shaq but he does have some of those type of traits. He is still learning, can be dominant but is still very very raw. He needs another year or two of college. He is already a better FT shooter. If Kofi says it is 37-38in I believe him. That is what Kofi says in the last 30 seconds of this video. I think he is an honest person. I guess you dont believe him. I doubt he cares..

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