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    OT: but really relevant to Kai. Here is a recent mock draft from draft room and somehow this is acceptable for me.

    https://nbadraftroom.com/p/chet-holmgren/

    Chet is a very unique prospect. At nearly 7 feet tall with exceptional length he’s an agile, skinny and lanky center who dominates lower levels of play and is an absolute force as a shot blocker. His quickness and agility are outstanding and he’s got great anticipation and reaction as a shot-blocker and is very quick off his feet. But he’s painfully skinny and doesn’t have a frame that’ll add weight easily. Despite his lack of strength/weight he controls the paint on the defense end and is a legit rim protector.

    On the offensive side Chet shows stretch ability and a lot of talent as a face-up scorer. He can shoot the ball from deep and has good handles and nimble feet, allowing him to get to the basket with ease. He’s got an easy, effortless stroke with 3pt accuracy and can also shoot off the dribble, which is really outstanding for a young 7-footer.

    His 3pt shooting ability is a natural fit for today’s NBA and could be one of his primary ways of scoring the ball at the next level.

    Chet is easily one of the top prospects in his class and projects as a likely lottery pick in 2022 with top 5 potential.

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    poor man’s Dirk
    Marcus Camby on defense
    Draft Projection
    top 3 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft

    Somehow he is already dropping on some mocks as I predicted. If his body wont improve next year, I predict he will further fall up to mid to late first round. His body would need multiple years to be ready. I dont know if teams would be willing to wait and gamble their lottery picks to that kind of player.

    That Dirk on offense is achievable but he wont reach it on my opinion. Also that Camby on defense is a far stretch, Camby fluorish in the Era of bigs. The current NBA is weaker but somehow Im seeing that there is a resurgence of bigs once again.
    Teams will be hoarding stoppers for Giannis, Embiid and Jokic. Chet's draft ranking would really be dependent on that body and as draft room said that body isn't really easy to develop same with what I said.

    I do apologize for somehow thinking differently than most. I just see things differently and most of my takes were projections.
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    It’s not your thinking differently that turns people off. It’s the way you handle yourself with that strong conviction that your takes are better than everyone else's. Of course you wouldn’t notice that yourself and no one is saying you need to change. Just expect people to continually call you out or rub you the wrong way. I don’t think that’s fine by you as I can see you went out of your way to apologize. But you needed this 2nd party perspective why a lot of your fellow posters seem to pick on you lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOiNU View Post
    It’s not your thinking differently that turns people off. It’s the way you handle yourself with that strong conviction that your takes are better than everyone else's. Of course you wouldn’t notice that yourself and no one is saying you need to change. Just expect people to continually call you out or rub you the wrong way. I don’t think that’s fine by you as I can see you went out of your way to apologize. But you needed this 2nd party perspective why a lot of your fellow posters seem to pick on you lately.
    I admit i am not the most likable dude. I am just confident with my takes that sets others off. You will hate me for being confident but i didnt mean to insult anyone or to say i am better than others. I just stick to my takes no matter what. Also, it is not good to overly argue. Im guilty and it is not good to this forum. Ill take a hiatus till NBL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeZones View Post
    I admit i am not the most likable dude. I am just confident with my takes that sets others off. You will hate me for being confident but i didnt mean to insult anyone or to say i am better than others. I just stick to my takes no matter what. Also, it is not good to overly argue. Im guilty and it is not good to this forum. Ill take a hiatus till NBL.
    no need to take a hiatus but everyone needs a break so if u feel like u do, go for it.

    we will all be rooting for kai come october.

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    Everybody here is rooting for Kai, i think even the most toxic of trolls here are secretly wishing for him to succeed, but you know, trolls gotta troll.

    We just need to temper our expectations. We already got burned bigtime by Japhet, Parks and Kobe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dotch View Post
    Everybody here is rooting for Kai, i think even the most toxic of trolls here are secretly wishing for him to succeed, but you know, trolls gotta troll.

    We just need to temper our expectations. We already got burned bigtime by Japhet, Parks and Kobe
    Law of chance indicates we will hit the jackpot this time with Kai Sotto. Subrang malas na natin if Kai turns out to be a failure with Japeth, Parks, & Kobe already failures as far as their NBA dreams are concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMSKIE View Post
    Law of chance indicates we will hit the jackpot this time with Kai Sotto. Subrang malas na natin if Kai turns out to be a failure with Japeth, Parks, & Kobe already failures as far as their NBA dreams are concerned.
    Which begs the question, if someone like Kai couldn’t crack the NBA, who could?
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    Is Kai still training even here in the Philippines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogaflame View Post
    Is Kai still training even here in the Philippines?
    you can check his IG stories for updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOiNU View Post
    Which begs the question, if someone like Kai couldn’t crack the NBA, who could?
    To me our best chance is someone who eligible and spends 4 years in Div 1 developing, and is a specialist role player. that a team needs , a defender like Norwood who is efficient as a shooter 3 - D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMSKIE View Post
    Law of chance indicates we will hit the jackpot this time with Kai Sotto. Subrang malas na natin if Kai turns out to be a failure with Japeth, Parks, & Kobe already failures as far as their NBA dreams are concerned.
    why is it sooo important that we have someone in the NBA?im happy that we are seeing more pinoy players being considered in overseas league. but this also raises the chance for them not being available for the national team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C2Hamm View Post
    why is it sooo important that we have someone in the NBA?im happy that we are seeing more pinoy players being considered in overseas league. but this also raises the chance for them not being available for the national team.
    Making the NBA means you are in the top 450-500 basketball player in the world.

    even if they are bench warmers in the nba, that ups their resume to foreign leagues and help leverage more $.

    that also helps other pinoys get exposure in the process.

    Quote Originally Posted by DAdmiral View Post
    To me our best chance is someone who eligible and spends 4 years in Div 1 developing, and is a specialist role player. that a team needs , a defender like Norwood who is efficient as a shooter 3 - D.
    Kobe had he swallowed his pride and became a 3-D player like Jonathon Simmons of the SPURS(undrafted) could have been a free agent signing and been a rotation player.

    Moving forward the NBA is a job market, Pinoys have to look at jobs in demand and not just star roles which even in America is hard to get for top lottery picks. Every team from contender-lottery are looking for these :

    1) 6'6-6'9 players who can catch and shoot from 3, have the foot speed to guard the perimeter on a switch, and the strength to defend the post form a switch. While also having the ability to learn the defensive schemes. (Pj Tucker, Jared Dudley, and Crowder should be the role models )

    2) 6'9-70 Rim protectors, rebounders who could also guard the perimeter on a switch while also being able to shoot (Ibaka)

    3) 6'4-6'6 catch and shoot from 3, some playmaking ability, and perimeter defense (Lonzo/Dinwiddie )

    4)6'9-70 Rim protectors, rebounders who could also guard the perimeter (Capela)

    5) 6'5-6'7 catch and shoot from 3 with some defense (Korver)



    There is a dime a dozen of scouring guards in the USA and lots of 6-7-6'9 scoring tweeners.

    If a pinoy wants to get scouted they need to look at these in demand positions and build their profile around it.

    NBA market is good for mid tier talent and journey men right now. Roles players are just as in demand as stars.
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    I think 7 footers like Jokic are the real gems, the rarest of them all. Not the fastest, not the most athletic but are smart skilled, sees the floor way better than all these KD wannabes. They're the modern bigs in the truest sense of it, not those flashy ones who cant play in the post.
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    lol but when Givony praised Kai early on in 2017 Peezones aka Twitch back then and his alterdick nuthuggers considered his word as "gold", it was only when Givony critiqued Kai in the U19 WC and excluded him from mock drafts that they started "assassinating" Givony and other NBA scouts.

    lol wala ng credibility wala pang integrity ... pustahan if snow badua will write a good article about Kai may "stamp of approval" kaagad ng mga nuthuggers iyan hehehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeZones View Post
    OT: but really relevant to Kai. Here is a recent mock draft from draft room and somehow this is acceptable for me.

    https://nbadraftroom.com/p/chet-holmgren/

    Chet is a very unique prospect. At nearly 7 feet tall with exceptional length he’s an agile, skinny and lanky center who dominates lower levels of play and is an absolute force as a shot blocker. His quickness and agility are outstanding and he’s got great anticipation and reaction as a shot-blocker and is very quick off his feet. But he’s painfully skinny and doesn’t have a frame that’ll add weight easily. Despite his lack of strength/weight he controls the paint on the defense end and is a legit rim protector.

    On the offensive side Chet shows stretch ability and a lot of talent as a face-up scorer. He can shoot the ball from deep and has good handles and nimble feet, allowing him to get to the basket with ease. He’s got an easy, effortless stroke with 3pt accuracy and can also shoot off the dribble, which is really outstanding for a young 7-footer.

    His 3pt shooting ability is a natural fit for today’s NBA and could be one of his primary ways of scoring the ball at the next level.

    Chet is easily one of the top prospects in his class and projects as a likely lottery pick in 2022 with top 5 potential.

    Comparisons
    poor man’s Dirk
    Marcus Camby on defense
    Draft Projection
    top 3 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft

    Somehow he is already dropping on some mocks as I predicted. If his body wont improve next year, I predict he will further fall up to mid to late first round. His body would need multiple years to be ready. I dont know if teams would be willing to wait and gamble their lottery picks to that kind of player.

    That Dirk on offense is achievable but he wont reach it on my opinion. Also that Camby on defense is a far stretch, Camby fluorish in the Era of bigs. The current NBA is weaker but somehow Im seeing that there is a resurgence of bigs once again.
    Teams will be hoarding stoppers for Giannis, Embiid and Jokic. Chet's draft ranking would really be dependent on that body and as draft room said that body isn't really easy to develop same with what I said.

    I do apologize for somehow thinking differently than most. I just see things differently and most of my takes were projections.

    lol kamusta naman si kai? nakapasok na ba kahit sa top 60 man lang?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trae Yong View Post
    lol but when Givony praised Kai early on in 2017 Peezones aka Twitch back then and his alterdick nuthuggers considered his word as "gold", it was only when Givony critiqued Kai in the U19 WC and excluded him from mock drafts that they started "assassinating" Givony and other NBA scouts.

    lol wala ng credibility wala pang integrity ... pustahan if snow badua will write a good article about Kai may "stamp of approval" kaagad ng mga nuthuggers iyan hehehehe
    Lol I don't usually respond to trolls/alternicks like you but you, you must be really someone.. someone who's been here long enough to know peezones used to be twitch. Talking of credibility and integrity huh, kaiziken.
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    There was this group in Pacland that used to have usernames for everyone’s use. Kung alin gusto mo ipangtroll, yun i login mo. Feeling the same vibes here. Lol but seriously, can’t we all just wait a bit more if we don’t have any NEW argument to offer? Rehash na rin naman eh, nagkakapikunan lang in the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOiNU View Post
    There was this group in Pacland that used to have usernames for everyone’s use. Kung alin gusto mo ipangtroll, yun i login mo. Feeling the same vibes here. Lol but seriously, can’t we all just wait a bit more if we don’t have any NEW argument to offer? Rehash na rin naman eh, nagkakapikunan lang in the end.
    nbl preseason tagal pa

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdmiral View Post
    To me our best chance is someone who eligible and spends 4 years in Div 1 developing, and is a specialist role player. that a team needs , a defender like Norwood who is efficient as a shooter 3 - D.
    Hmm. We have to be realistic about the possible players we produce. Generally, Pinoys with African descent have an athletic advantage. We can project a Norwood for those with similar ethnicity. But for those without maybe Watanabe is a better role model. A 6'8 player with good perimeter defense and outside shooting. And btw Norwood is not a 3 and D. He doesnt have the 3. He is more of a D and facilitate.

    On a side note. This is weird for me. As handles is generally harder to develop than shooting. Why after all these years Gabe has not developed a consistent shot? My theory is he intentionally limited his skillset so as not to attract extra attention on his citizenship like what happened to Asi and others. Think about it if he added a consistent outside shot, at 6'6, he would be like Lebron in the PBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalsuperman View Post
    you can check his IG stories for updates.
    Well the kid work hard and made allot of sacrifices, it is time for quality R and R and enjoy his youth and maybe love life hehe. He needs R n R because when he goes to NBL, that will be back to work.
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