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#1 BSLZackKiesel

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 09:47 PM

Testudo Times: Jalen Smith selected 10th overall by the Phoenix Suns in 2020 NBA Draft

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For the first time in seven years, a former Maryland men’s basketball player has been selected as a lottery pick.

 
Forward Jalen Smith was taken No. 10 overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2020 NBA Draft Wednesday night.
 
Smith is the fourth former Maryland men’s basketball player drafted over the last three years, following in the footsteps of Kevin Huerter, Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.

 


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 09:59 PM

I am really happy for Jalen.  I am shocked he went this high.


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 11:54 PM

Maryland got a first round pick but Duke didn't hahahah


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Posted 19 November 2020 - 04:11 PM

Maryland got a first round pick but Duke didn't hahahah

Good old Coach K, making do with out talent  :-P


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Posted 30 July 2021 - 07:11 AM

BSL: OKC Selects Wiggins

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 08:10 AM

I am happy for Wiggins.   I think OKC is in a rebuild and Aaron may get a chance to get playing time and see what he can do.


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Posted 30 July 2021 - 08:21 AM

Congrats, hope he has a long career!



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Posted 30 July 2021 - 08:22 AM

I am happy for Wiggins.   I think OKC is in a rebuild and Aaron may get a chance to get playing time and see what he can do.


The amount of picks they have in the coming years is ridiculous. 

 

Wiggins has a skill set where he can succeed. Would think a key for him is maintaining the mental approach he had in the 2nd half of last year.   


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Posted 30 July 2021 - 08:34 AM


The amount of picks they have in the coming years is ridiculous. 

 

Wiggins has a skill set where he can succeed. Would think a key for him is maintaining the mental approach he had in the 2nd half of last year.   

I think the key with Wiggins is aggressiveness and taking shots from a solid base.  Some guys, can shoot from all angles.  Wiggins is a much more effective shooter, when he is set.  I think he needs to average 40% from 3, and near 50% inside the arc, to get 25 minutes a game.  I hope he can do it.


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Posted 30 July 2021 - 04:45 PM

Glad to see he got picked. With all the picks OKC has over the next several years I have a hard time seeing him stick there, but he's in the league and hopefully he gets a good opportunity to show what he can do and latches on somewhere.



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Posted 16 August 2021 - 08:21 AM

Wiggins officially signed a two-way deal with Oklahoma City on Sunday.
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Posted 01 November 2021 - 12:09 PM

Phoenix has elected not to pick up Smith’s third-year option, making him set to become a free agent next season.
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Posted 01 November 2021 - 12:11 PM

Hasn't done a thing. Surprising, IMO. Wish he had stayed, but this is exactly why you take the money while you can.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

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Posted 01 November 2021 - 12:13 PM

Still young still a chance to find his way in the Association.

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Posted 01 November 2021 - 12:15 PM


Still young still a chance to find his way in the Association.

Certainly has the skills.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 01 November 2021 - 12:18 PM

Cant say Ive followed him at all after being drafted. Think hes a smart bball kid, athletic enough. Just think he needs to become a man. In a strength and body sense. I think Id still bet on him having a sustained NBA career. If only as a role player.

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Posted 01 November 2021 - 12:20 PM

I'd say it's still possible, but a lot less likely at this point. But he's still just 21. He just needs playing minutes and good health at this point. But that's been an issue.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 01 November 2021 - 12:22 PM

Washington should buy low. Give him a cheap 2 year deal after a trade (wouldn't have to give up anything) and develop him. That'd be a good fit actually.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 01 November 2021 - 12:44 PM

Honestly even at MD I thought he was a little overrated.  Really solid player, just didn't live up to the 5* hype for me, and if I were an NBA GM I would've taken him probably towards the end of the 1st round.

 

Can't quite put my finger on it, the physical tools are there, I just don't think I see the drive needed to be any more than an average pro.  Which would be an improvement on where he's been thus far.


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Posted 01 November 2021 - 12:49 PM

Honestly even at MD I thought he was a little overrated. Really solid player, just didn't live up to the 5* hype for me, and if I were an NBA GM I would've taken him probably towards the end of the 1st round.

Can't quite put my finger on it, the physical tools are there, I just don't think I see the drive needed to be any more than an average pro. Which would be an improvement on where he's been thus far.

In general, this is how I feel/felt about him too. But he really flashed at times his final season in College Park. Really, that stretch beginning with the Wisconson game in Madison in Mid-January, through the rest of league play, he was pretty dominant.
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“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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