SIAP: CBS SPORTS - UCF's Fall smashes records at draft combine

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  1. atsKnight

    atsKnight Four-Star Recruit
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    Didn't see this posted elsewhere.

    https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/...-falls-incredible-height-and-other-takeaways/

    Definitely not bad news, at least.
     
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    atsKnight Four-Star Recruit
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    More from CBS Sports:
    https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/...iams-staying-in-draft-veteran-guards-impress/
    Edit: So that is 3 articles from CBS on the draft combine. All three have Tacko, two have his name in the headline. That has to be a good sign. Hopefully someone sees his potential and picks him up in the second round.
     
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    I was watching scrimmages yesterday and he didn’t stand out. Got a couple dunks but someone blocked him too. I think he goes undrafted unless he picks up his game in next few scrimmages or private workouts.
     
  4. atsKnight

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    My hope is that the teams are looking in terms of potential. He needs to add consistency, but his last few games were his best.

    If I'm an NBA team, I would use a 2nd round pick on him, then give him a little bit of time with shooting specialists. If he improves, invest more time. The potential of a 7'6" shooter is worth the time and pick .

    If he doesn't improve, then I would cut him. But the big question is whether any teams want a project right now.
     
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    They can pick a more consistent player with 2nd round and then do the same with him as Undrafted. Although they could have a small bidding war if they don’t draft him.
     
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    Imagine if you could have someone like the center from Duke as your starter and Tacko as the backup. That would be crazy. I'm sorry but most pro teams have some pretty crappy backup centers and Tacko is better than most of them.
     
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    Marquez Bolden?
     
  8. Gwoz

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    If Tacko doesn't get picked up it's not for lack of teams trying to find a place for him. It will be because they don't feel he can be assertive and physical enough (which for at least 2/3rd of his career he hasn't shown even against significantly weaker/smaller competition). No one expects him to be able to put down the ball on the floor, nor make free throws. His measurements give him the attention that every other player wishes they had.
     
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    I agree with the 2/3’s comment, but the life you’re missing is that the 1/3 was consistent at the end
     
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    LOL
     
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    Tacko plays overseas?
     
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    What if he gets 1 more allowable foul in the pros and doesn't have to worry about fouling out of the game because he's a sub. Don't you think he may be more physical?
     
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    Be more physical 25 feet from basket? That’s where he will be in today’s game.
     

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