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Bey's Gone

Buffarino

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The way he wilted down the stretch, this is a mistake. Hopefully, like KD Nixon, he sees the error of his ways and comes back for next year.
 

Not Sure

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Really depends on who will be in the draft with him. I could see him as a mid to late first round pick.
 

Buffarino

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Prepare to be shocked. He fits the profile, which is often more important than performance in the NBA draft.
He's an elite defender and rebounder with great length. He's not even close to being an elite scorer. Maybe I'm completely out of touch with what the NBA values these days, but that feels a lot like an NBA role player to me, not a 1st round pick.
 

torerobuff

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He's an elite defender and rebounder with great length. He's not even close to being an elite scorer. Maybe I'm completely out of touch with what the NBA values these days, but that feels a lot like an NBA role player to me, not a 1st round pick.

Yep to the bolded. Don't look at the Zions and Luka Doncics for comparison. Look at the guys who are taken from 15-30 every year. Athletes with room to grow, especially as shooters.
 

MtnBuff

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Yep to the bolded. Don't look at the Zions and Luka Doncics for comparison. Look at the guys who are taken from 15-30 every year. Athletes with room to grow, especially as shooters.
This is spot on.

Over generalization but you see three kinds of players go in the first round of the NBA draft.
First group is the guys who have the combination of athletic ability and skill level to project as starting early in their careers and potentially becoming star players. Depending on how deep the draft is these guys are gone by anywhere from the 5th to the 8th pick.

Second group is the guys who's skills project them to being successful NBA players but who are limited enough athletically that they are not likely to ever be a star. These are starters for average to below average teams, depth for a contender.

Third group is guys who either don't have the skills yet or who have questions like injury but who project athletically as potential starters for a contender if they can fill in gaps in their game or overcome their injury issues. MPJ is an example of this for the Nuggets. He is a guy with limited experience at a high level who needs to develop certain parts of his game (defense, consistency as a scorer) but who if he stays healthy and does those things could become a key player at the contender level.

Bey is a different player but compares in a very similar way to Andre Roberson who coming out of college was an outstanding athlete but had massive gaps in his game.

A certain number of teams every year drafting later look at the second group of players and decide they would rather take a chance on a third group guy and hope they hit on one that rises to a higher level.

Bey is very clearly an outstanding athlete with great length. He is a mobile guy who isn't afraid to mix it up in the paint and yet still should be able to defend wings effectively. His offense is a work in progress but he started this year to show a mid-range jump shot to go with his inside shots.
 

Buffarino

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Yep to the bolded. Don't look at the Zions and Luka Doncics for comparison. Look at the guys who are taken from 15-30 every year. Athletes with room to grow, especially as shooters.
So they draft just like the NFL, then? Based on potential and not based on who is a good player already? Gotcha.
 

whatthebuff

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This one has him going #27 to OKC which would be kind of funny. Do they need another Roberson?

 

torerobuff

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This one has him going #27 to OKC which would be kind of funny. Do they need another Roberson?


Sadly, they could use a guy like him because Dre may never play again because his whole medical situation with the knee has been botched.
 

rodrigo

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Maybe this is a win-win. CU wins because they no longer have to depend on an under-performing talent, Bey wins because some NBA team can afford to play him when he wants to play and sit him when he doesn't.
 

Scotch

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The way he wilted down the stretch, this is a mistake. Hopefully, like KD Nixon, he sees the error of his ways and comes back for next year.

He didn't wilt, there were some important role players around him(not named Wright or Battey) who wilted, disappeared, completely fell of a cliff.

I was at the open scrimmage before his freshman season started. While it was exciting to see we had a legit PG in Wright, Bey was the obvious NBA prospect who just needed a 2-3 years to work on his game and put on some weight. Good luck to him!
 

Medford M.

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Sadly, they could use a guy like him because Dre may never play again because his whole medical situation with the knee has been botched.
Dont think anyone thinks or says it was botched. Complete patellar tendon ruptures are a bitch. Especially for a one door jumper like Andre, whose game is completely reliant on athleticism and explosion.

I expect Hey to be a first rounder. Far better offensive skill than Dre has ever had, and he profiles as a similar defender, who could guard 1-4. Not Dre level defender, but that can improve through work.
 

MtnBuff

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Hope he goes in the first. Iirc it’s guaranteed and a lot more $
Yes you remember correctly.

Under the current CBA first round picks are slotted to earn between $8.1 and $1.6 million per year. The contracts are guaranteed for two years so not only does a guy get guaranteed money be he also has at least two years to adjust to the league and earn his spot.

The only downside is that the contracts come with a team option for the 3rd and 4th year so if a guy is picked later in the first round and turns out to be a significant contributor he is going to be playing for under his value for those years if the team doesn't want to renegotiate.
 

wsp4820

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This article discusses Bey as an intriguing wing. Even though the article leads with Bey, not sure why he's the only one they didn't put in the picture.

 

4BienemyTDs

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DRAFT RANKINGS

26th Pick to the Celtics (I am cool with that)


27th Pick to the Knicks (Ugghh, hate the Knicks, but would be good for Tyler)

Hope he stays in the First Round, cause that is good for him and great for the Buff Program!
 
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