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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-04-15, 17:04

A ranking from the Ringer.

NBA DRAFT GUIDE with Scouting Reports by Kevin O’Connor

One of the youngest players in the draft is also one of the safest bets. Jackson projects as a reliable two-way big man.

SHADES OF: Myles Turner, millionaire’s Taj Gibson, billionaire’s Amile Jefferson

PLUSES
Ambidextrous shot blocker with superb timing and closing speed.
Effective when switching ball screens onto guards and wings.
Glue-guy skills; cuts well, runs the floor hard, finishes with either hand.
Shows flashes finishing with power when he has space, though he must get stronger to finish through contact.
Spaces the floor well and shows ability to attack with straight-line drives.
Odd shooting mechanics with fling motion on a low release. It works, but he’ll need to show it can translate in the NBA.

MINUSES
Inconsistent rebounder who lacks physicality boxing out; he isn’t the quickest leaper from a standstill position.
His lack of mass and strength means that he doesn’t deter opponents from driving the lane. Bites on too many shot fakes.
Predictable when asked to create; handle gets too loose in traffic, and he tends to drive left.
Average touch on post-ups and tough-angle layups.
OTPT kicked his ass 1v1.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-04-17, 09:08

A mock from CBS sports, not as high on JJJ as some.

2018 NBA Mock Draft: With best odds in lottery, Suns grab Arizona's Deandre Ayton at No. 1

6 BULLS Jaren Jackson | Michigan St. | Fr | PF

I'm personally not as high on Jackson as most others, if only because he didn't produce at Michigan State the way so many other heralded freshmen produced on other campuses in their only years of college basketball. The 6-11 forward played just 21.8 minutes per game and often struggled with foul trouble. That's a concern, as are rumors that a marginally skilled recent graduate schooled him on the IM courts. But his physical tools are undeniable, and the potential for stardom is clearly there considering Jackson is a top-shelf athlete who shot 39.6 percent from beyond the arc.
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Post by kingstonlake on 2018-04-17, 09:28

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Post by NigelUno on 2018-04-17, 09:53

I kind of doubt JJJ would be playing on IM courts.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2018-04-18, 00:22

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Re: 2018 NBA Draft

Post by DWags on 2018-04-18, 06:21

If OTPT caused JJ to drop spots in the draft that’s ban worthy. Or was it wakes up there tossing him around?
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-04-18, 07:20

DWags wrote:If OTPT caused JJ to drop spots in the draft that’s ban worthy. Or was it wakes up there tossing him around?

Would it still be ban worthy if JJJ gives him a shout out at the draft?

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Post by Tim Wakefield on 2018-04-18, 09:04

DWags wrote:If OTPT caused JJ to drop spots in the draft that’s ban worthy. Or was it wakes up there tossing him around?

I'm a VERY low-effort IM player. Lurk around the arc and hit a three or two per game. Kind of like Mike Miller late in his career.

Must've been OTPT. He ended Tum's career, now he's aiming higher
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-05-16, 07:43

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