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[ESPN] Irvine 7-foot-5 junior Mamadou N’Diaye has workout set up with Houston

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by Deuce, May 9, 2016.

  1. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">UC Irvine 7-foot-5 junior Mamadou N’Diaye has workouts set up with Houston and also the Lakers.</p>&mdash; Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/729760384685625344">May 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  2. coachbadlee

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    Meh, sounds like Marmaduke. Plus Taco Fall made him look like he was 5'6.
     
  3. Haymitch

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    I'm guessing he can't play longer than any 4 minute stretch.

    Still better than Dorsey, even that New And Improved Dorsey we most recently had.
     
  4. Clutch

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    He's huge, but man he looks nailed to the floor.

    [youtube]WfuZnZ14E8k[/youtube]
     
  5. Deuce

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    In honor of Mother's Day...."No one can block shots like your Mamadou"

    word!
     
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    A few of my friends frat at UCI and I've met him a couple times at parties. He's hilarious and he was basically a hero on campus according to my friends haha.

    I don't think he'll be anything at the next level but you can't teach 7'5.
     
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    he can hit FT, definitely does't fit Moray's analytic
     
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    The guy is way too old.
     
  9. CometsWin

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    He doesn't look very strong. Sone of those 6'5" guys knocked him off balance easily.
     
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    That name must be like the John Smith of Senegal.
     
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    If we pick him, I think he needs to go through the same regiment as Yao did to get accustomed to the NBA. Definitely a project.
     
  12. Russjr2

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    He already has better post moves, post positioning, touch around the basket, FT shooting, and range than Howard. I would take him as a 2nd round pick. What backup C could stop him from getting in the paint and posting up for a quick dump down (Boban is the only one)? Perfect spot minutes player. And Lawd knows we need size in the paint!
     
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    Reminds me of a rookie Yao lol


    Might be a decent player, but teams like GS would have a FIELD DAY with this guy in pick & roll coverage against us. Small ball is taking away opportunities for guys like him
     
  14. donkeypunch

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    Uhhh NO! If anything, video of this guy should tell you how good and skilled Yao was. Its pretty unimaginable how Yao was able to post and run the floor for a guy that was 7'5". Rookie Yao would take this guys cookies even if this guy became a seasoned vet.
     
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    If you think that's what Yao looked like as a rookie, never try to be a scout.
     
  16. The Stig

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    Saw him play against SMU a couple years ago. He's slow and barely has offensive game. If you're expecting him to be the new Yao, curb the expectation.
     
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    Did I see 2.5 rpg in that video?
     
  18. hakeemthagreat

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    Yea but his size & mobility do remind you of Yao. Yao was clearly the better and more polished, but that dunk he did when he barely jumped was Yao-ish
     
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    Yea, I laughed when I saw that. Judging from the video, breh can't jump at all and will only catch the rebounds that fall directly into his hands.
     
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    his legs are too scrawny to be even considered chicken legs
     

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