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Anyone Else Interested in Dalton Knecht?

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by Rokman, Apr 8, 2024.

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Dalton Knecht?

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  2. No

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  1. Rokman

    Rokman Member

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    Well, the 2 biggest needs as everyone has said are shooting and a big. The Big was resolved this year when we traded for Adams. Knecht helps with the shooting on a 4 year rookie contract. 2 problems solved starting next year. Just need to make 1 or 2 more upgrades in free agency.

    PG - VanVleet / FA
    SG - Green? / Whitmore / Knecht
    S.F. - Brooks / Thompson
    P.F. - Smith / Eason
    ..C - Sengun / Adams / Landale
     
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  2. cmoak1982

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    Knecht not athletic? Are you serious?
    Knecht is explosive as a leaper. Not elite straight line but solid. Also has a reported 6’10 wingspan.
    Does it translate to being a good defender? That remains to be seen.
    But he is anything but unathletic, far better athlete than Herro.

    If you’re strictly talking laterally, then I would agree with you.
     
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  3. roslolian

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    If he is athletic why is he a bad defender? This dude 2 yrs older than Jabari rn lol. Basically what you see is what you get from him.

    I guess we will see a lot more in the combine if he is really 6'6 barefoot with a 6'10 wingspan he would Iook a lot better imo.
     
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  4. roslolian

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    Bro Knecht is wasted in that lineup just think how many mins the 3rd guy in the rotation gets. I don't think Knecht solves any problems in the 5 mins he gets every other game.

    That's partly why I don't like getting Knecht Rox may be better off getting a rawer prospect like Tipjane Salaun who can develop in GLeague.
     
  5. cmoak1982

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    Lot of athletic dudes are bad defenders.
    Just saying the tools are there.
    He is a weird case, his route to being what he is, is wild. He probably has a little more upside but not much. His floor is projectable in the league though.
     
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    Athletic dudes who are bad defenders tend to be busts with low bball IQ so I don't think that's a good sign. How much better do you think he is over Corey Kispert and Cam Johnson? Cuz those 2 guys won't get any PT on our team next year IMO, not with Tari Eason coming back and 1 yr of offseason training with Cam and Amen.
     
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  7. cmoak1982

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    I don’t necessarily want Knecht, just pointing out he’s a good athlete that can shoot with length. On paper that’s a good thing.
    I’m not sure what position I would look at in the draft yet
     
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  8. Fulgore

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    Guy can shoot so hells yea the Rockets need him.
     
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  9. SamFisher

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    I just want him just to call him The Connector when he does a one touch pass around the perimeter
     
  10. MystikArkitect

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    Screams "Heat Culture 2nd Round Exit" to me.
     
  11. daywalker02

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    Knecht means hard working Peon in German, so there is some truth to Heat Culture.
     
  12. j@amc

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    Knecht's measurables put him right in the middle of most SFs.

    6'5.50 weight 212
    6'9 wingspan (2 inches below average in the DraftExpress database)

    He shares similar physical traits to Mario Elie and Dillon Brooks.

    Knecht's 10.56 agility score is fantastic, making him quicker than Cam Whitmore (which is doing something). It suggests he can defend some at the SG position as well. 39' vertical

    He's 23. His usage rate at Tennessee was 32% for 30 minutes a game.
    TO percentage 8.5%

    Nice overview with video links here (from No Ceilings)
     
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