Posted on: June 11, 2019 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

Scouting Report: Jarrett Culver (Rank 2, Tier 2)

Scouting Report: Jarrett Culver (Rank 2, Tier 2) 6’7/6’9.5 wingspan/194 pounds/20.3 years/SO   Jarrett Culver started off ranked number two in my pre-tournament rankings and that’s where he’ll finish off.  The overall growth potential that Culver has is too enticing.  The combination of good size, decent frame, budding skill, workable shot and defensive prowess makes Culver a perfect upside play for today’s NBA.  He isn’t overly long and has a…

Posted on: June 11, 2019 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

Final 2019 NBA Draft Big Board

Check out my first two big boards to understand my thought process a little better: Pre-Tournament Big Board Post-Tournament Big Board FINAL NOTE: I just did some tweaks to my big board and everything is final for the draft.  Players I have red flagged for medical reasons didn’t make my ranking.  That includes Bol Bol and Jontay Porter.  I also haven’t included foreign prospects because I didn’t invest as much…

Posted on: June 10, 2019 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

Scouting Report: Zion Williamson (Rank: 1, Tier: 1)

Scouting Report: Zion Williamson (Rank: 1, Tier: 1) 6’7/6’10 wingspan/280 pounds/18.9 years/FR   Who else would be number one on my prospect rankings?  No offense to every other player in this draft but it isn’t even close.  Could Zion stand to lose a few pounds?  Sure.  Does he need to get in better shape?  No doubt.  Do I wish he had a longer wingspan and standing reach?  Who doesn’t.  But…

Posted on: May 27, 2019 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

King of the North

After Milwaukee took a two to nothing lead in the series against Toronto the general sense was doom for the Raptors.  The Bucks haven’t lost three games in a row and haven’t lost a home game where they entered the fourth quarter with a lead all season.  Marc Gasol wasn’t playing up to his standard and the Raptors bench unit were being outplayed.  The odds seemed stacked against the Raptors.…

Posted on: May 10, 2019 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

Quick Hit 2019 Playoff Notes

~ I don’t know why but I find it funny that two of the most impactful players this postseason are Rodney Hood and George Hill.  Both of whom made up the terrible supporting cast that Lebron had last NBA finals in Cleveland.  Hill was dealing with back spasms for a chunk of the playoffs last season but playing with Lebron brings a degree of pressure that I don’t know if…

Posted on: April 30, 2019 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

Sign Of Things To Come?

In my latest podcast I talked about how the Celtics were a bad matchup for the Bucks.  I also weaseled out of making a prediction since I was torn between both teams.  All season I thought the Bucks were the team that had the best on-court fit in the eastern conference.  A 5-out motion offense built around Giannis with shooting at every position.  Brook Lopez became instrumental with his floor…

Posted on: April 25, 2019 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

2019 NBA Playoffs Second Round Thoughts

It’s been a long time since I did a podcast.  I stumble over myself, mispronounce words, go off on tangents and the mic is terrible.  Just another OldMan podcast: 1:10 – Why is Andrew Bogut playing?  Will the Warriors lose to Houston? 7:25 – Tip of the cap to Daryl Morey.  Is Houston better than they were last season? 11:30 – Is Steve Kerr an idiot? 13:30 – East Preview…

Posted on: April 22, 2019 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

Post-Tournament Top 20 Prospect Rankings

*UPDATED 5/31/19* With the NBA combine and early-entry withdrawal deadline in the books I wanted to make the necessary adjustments to my ranking.  Nothing major.  Slight modifications were made to match with the final early-entry list and combine information.  I also left players like Bol Bol and Jontay Porter off my ranking due to injury concerns. After watching the tournament I had to post an updated version of my rankings…

Posted on: April 14, 2019 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

Some Quick Hit Thoughts On The 2019 Playoffs

Lately I’ve been working on my post-tournament prospect rankings which will be out very soon.  After I post my big board I’ll start posting scouting reports.  Since the NBA playoffs just began (Nets beat at Sixers, Magic beat at Raptors, GSW win vs Clippers, Spurs beat at Nuggets) I’ll post my scouting reports periodically.  Interspersed with my scouting reports I’ll go over certain NBA matchups.  But for me I don’t…

Posted on: March 18, 2019 Posted by: Old Man Comments: 0

Pre-Tournament Top 20 Prospect Rankings

Before the NCAA basketball tournament starts and the NBA playoffs consume most of my time I wanted to give an updated prospect rankings.   Probably after the college basketball tournament is over I’ll start posting scouting reports on each player for a more thorough breakdown.  I think one of the many themes of this draft is centered around players who look like “small forwards” but are actually “power forwards.”  Players like…