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Pat Connaughton, the next Chase Budinger

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by shastarocket, May 14, 2015.

  1. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ND's Pat Connaughton has 2nd highest ever vertical leap - 44 Inches <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhiteMenCanJump?src=hash">#WhiteMenCanJump</a> <a href="https://t.co/OvFTudu2Hz">https://t.co/OvFTudu2Hz</a></p>&mdash; The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheCauldron/status/598978921556619264">May 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    He's only 6'5"
     
  2. Noob Cake

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    Do we even want another Budinger?
     
  3. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    ^ Honestly, I'm down for the old Bud at a low-ish salary. He finished the year very strong and we NEED some knockdown shooters
     
  4. CisBuds4U

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    yes we do!!! Pre-injury bud had his shining moments :grin::grin::grin:
     
  5. newAge_Rockets

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    Ha I didn't even know Pat was still playing basketball anymore. I thought he would've exclusively focused on his baseball career after Notre Dame got knocked out of the NCAA tournament. Anyways, I love this kid. He's probably not going to get drafted or play one second in the NBA, but he's got heart and grit like no other. I can't wait to watch him break into the Major Leagues. He has a fan for life.
     
  6. HeyBudLetsParty

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    yes we do
     
  7. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;Deceptively&quot; athletic huh??

    (As Chris Carter and the NFL prime time cast would say..) C'MON MAN!! ✈️ <a href="http://t.co/KMzQ3Vngfh">pic.twitter.com/KMzQ3Vngfh</a></p>&mdash; Pat Connaughton (@PlanetPat24) <a href="https://twitter.com/PlanetPat24/status/599246788080578560">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  8. haoafu

    haoafu Contributing Member

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    Interesting...I'd buy a late second rounder for him or sign a covington deal, considering he's not on mock draft board now.
     
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    Devin Booker or RJ Hunter with our first rounder

    and we need a pg with that 2nd round pick
     
  10. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Some volleyballer that I am not excited about. He could have won the Dunk contest and that would be the highlight of his career
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    TBH with you, we need more Horrys or Steve Kerrs.... big playoff shooters than regular season shooters and borderline scrubs
     
  12. Rokman

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    No offense to Bud because I like the guy but that comparison is not exactly a complement. You would hope a guy like this could surpass Buds accomplishments considerably with consistent health.
     
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    I don't think he's likely to be drafted. If he's smart he'll choose baseball over basketball. He is a legitimate MLB prospect but would probably end up overseas if he sticks to basketball.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The superhero himself, Clark Kent Connaughton. No color bias for the ND guard <a href="http://t.co/n6QAKzdOaj">pic.twitter.com/n6QAKzdOaj</a></p>&mdash; Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) <a href="https://twitter.com/Mike_Schmitz/status/601583141078241282">May 22, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    That's some nutty athleticism from a white boy. On top of that he's a 3pt specialist, shooting 42% from 3 on 250 attempts in 38 games this season.

    That kind of combination of athleticism and shooting is a hell of a duo. Hard to see him not have some type of success at the nba level if he has his head screwed on straight. Wouldn't mind picking him up with our 2nd rd pick at all.
     
  16. b2bizchina

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    This guy can play in our team, he is an elite shooter and he can defense.
    I hope Morey can draft him buying a second round
     
  17. Space City

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    I believe I read that we have $500,000 to spend, perhaps we should use that to acquire a late pick to grab him.

    Everyone says we need to add a knockdown shooter (42.3% on 5.8 3PA). Plus, he's crazy athletic (44 in. max vert) and is a great rebounder/defender at his position.
     
  18. PointZero

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    Why do you compare him to Budinger? They play nothing alike. And Budinger, unlike Connaughton, is not known for his defense.
     

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