1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Who are your late 1st round targets with the Heat/Nets pick?

Discussion in '2022 NBA Draft' started by Oturakci, Dec 2, 2021.

  1. Oturakci

    Oturakci Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2012
    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    898
    Sooooo....who are your late 1st round targets with the Heat/Nets pick?

    Let's assume the pick will be in the 20s. Who do you like?

    Mine so far ...and yes it's a bit of a homer pick:

    EJ Liddell
    6'7
    240lbs
    Junior (F)

    Helped clamp down Banchero most recently in tOSU's win over #1 Duke.

    21.3 PPG
    7.3 REB
    3.8 BLK!
    2.7AST
    40% 3pt
    55% FG

    E4AUSODT45DKLNTYPVYUB633NU.jpg Screenshot_20211202-163515976 (1).jpg
     
    #1 Oturakci, Dec 2, 2021
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2021
    xaos, Deckard, Ramo$e and 1 other person like this.
  2. Tuckankhamun

    Tuckankhamun Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2021
    Messages:
    1,270
    Likes Received:
    1,904
    6'7" with a 7' wingspan, I'm seeing nothing about him right now, we could pick up this dude in the second round or even undrafted.

    The percentages look alright, except for 67% FT. Often a better indicator for NBA shooting ability than actual 3 point percentage.
     
    palmsnbananas, Ramo$e and Oturakci like this.
  3. Oturakci

    Oturakci Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2012
    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    898
    He will be a top 45-50 pick. And that's me being conservative.

    I very much agree with your FT% being a good projector of overall shooting @ NBA level but in Liddell's defense: has been streaky this year FT-wise. Did have a 10/10 game a few weeks ago. Shot 75% last year and 72% as a freshman. So I think it's just s fluke @ 67% through these first few games.

    My main concern is perimeter defense. If he can prove he can step out and guard a 2 or 3 effectively, then he's an ideal target late in the first or early in the 2nd if we can accumulate some picks.
     
    #3 Oturakci, Dec 5, 2021
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2021
    Ramo$e likes this.
  4. OkayAyeReloaded

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,269
    Likes Received:
    2,368
    Good thread, I need to look at this.
     
    xaos and Ramo$e like this.
  5. hakeemthagreat

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Messages:
    5,909
    Likes Received:
    3,935
    Can't we just redraft Sengun? He's apparently the best rookie in franchise history according to you guys
     
    Ramo$e likes this.
  6. DCHAMP

    DCHAMP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    361
    good one...
     
  7. OkayAyeReloaded

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,269
    Likes Received:
    2,368
    Some have him slated as a lottery pick, which is likely and I've seen him as low as 20 on nbadraft.net

    But possibly moving up for Keegan Murray might be something in the limited amount I've checked this range.

    It will likely change as I get more info on players.
     
    Oturakci likes this.
  8. sydmill

    sydmill Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    Messages:
    1,707
    Likes Received:
    1,421
    I think Murray has made himself a lot of $$$ and pushed his stick out of range of the Rox's 2nd pick.

    I do like Liddell but agree he's more of a target in Round 2 (assuming we pick up a second or at the deadline). He could be a great guy for Tate to mentor both being Ohio State guys.

    I'm looking at point guards with that late first. Andrew Nembhard and Carlos Alocen are two prospects that intrigue me. Of course I'm also game to pick up someone who slides down. Great topic OP!
     
    Deckard likes this.
  9. Nook

    Nook Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    43,551
    Likes Received:
    71,233
    Tyty Washington…Wendell Moore…Nikola Jovic
     
    Spooner and xaos like this.
  10. NIKEstrad

    NIKEstrad Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2000
    Messages:
    9,699
    Likes Received:
    2,848
    [​IMG]
     
  11. RedIsen

    RedIsen Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    331
    Kennedy Chandler. Freshman PG at Tennessee. Kinda undersized at ~6'0, crafty and skilled. Might play himself into the teens. Reminds me of a more athletic Jalen Brunson or DJ Augustin. Some floor general to his game.




    Also started watching Taran Armstrong's film. Freshman PG at Cal Baptist. He's a big PG (6'5) from Australia with serious passing instincts and vision. Shaky 3pt shot, good FT%, fun floater game. Remains to be seen if he's 1st round talent, but he's fun to watch. The whip pass at 0:37...wow.

     
  12. Astrodome

    Astrodome Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    7,918
    Likes Received:
    8,504
    Mark Williams
    7'0" 242 lbs
     
    #12 Astrodome, Dec 6, 2021
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2021
    Bono, BallaDoc and JamesC like this.
  13. futilman

    futilman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2020
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    295
    CARLOS ALOCEN. Kind of a less athletic, Point Guard version of Manu.

    Plays with pace, good shooter, slashes off ball and controls offense well. Great size at 6'5 and great passing instinct. Lot of crafty moves on offense and changes speeds well. He seems to have a great understanding of the game and would pair so well with Alpi. I think as we get closer to the draft, he will rise on draft boards the way Alpi did.

    Defense may be an issue..

     
    #13 futilman, Dec 6, 2021
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2021
    Believe It! and Deckard like this.
  14. No Worries

    No Worries Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    25,990
    Likes Received:
    11,279
    Trevor Keels
    TyTy Washington
    Kennedy Chandler
     
    Milos likes this.
  15. awc713

    awc713 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    5,709
    Likes Received:
    4,641
    Trade
     
    Joe Joe likes this.
  16. futilman

    futilman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2020
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    295
    Why do people love PGs who only score and can't pass
     
    CHAMPBOY and No Worries like this.
  17. palmsnbananas

    palmsnbananas Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,038
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    I know nothing about EJ Liddell but that size and wingspan and scoring make me droll
    Plus someone's gotta guard Lebron/Durant/PG/Kwahi/Giannis/Butler (i dont know if hes a good defender)
     
  18. palmsnbananas

    palmsnbananas Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,038
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    Murray is the best offensive player in college right now :eek:
     
  19. Oturakci

    Oturakci Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2012
    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    898

    Tankathon's Mock Sim has EJ Liddell in the 1st round now
     
  20. sydmill

    sydmill Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    Messages:
    1,707
    Likes Received:
    1,421
    Tari Eason is another guy that I'd be all over with a 20s pick. I think he could end up being a poor man's Patrick Williams (who I think is a perfect fit next to Sengun).
     
    #20 sydmill, Dec 27, 2021
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2021
    BallaDoc likes this.

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now