If Zion Williamson continues to play like he has will we see a start to see a more shameless level of tanking?
28/7/2 11/13 shooting in 23 minutes vs Kentucky. Anyone who watched would also see that he also passes the eye test in his first game against higher level competition.
6'7 with a 6'10 wingspan , 270 pounds(listed at 285). Built like a tank and with his athleticism and size he would be a perfect fit in the switch heavy NBA defense and easily to create a lot of mismatches on offense due to his build.
[–][WAS] Rod Strickland CallmeKap 935 points 11 hours ago
Ernie Grunsfeld and the Wiz are like 10 steps ahead of you homie
[–]Wizards AlbinoStepchild 30 points 10 hours ago
I would be beside myself if we were able to land either RJ or Zion
[–][LAL] Elgin Baylor WordsAreSomething 44 points 11 hours ago
I mean honestly on paper I really like Wall, Beal, Duke Player, Porter, Not Dwight as a starting 5.
[–][WAS] Rod Strickland CallmeKap 44 points 11 hours ago
Man...that would be sweet...knowing the wizards tho...we would probably have the worst record and still end up with the 4th or 5th pick in the draft and then pick up a euro bust...smh
[–]Wizards RyanLeafgOaT8 464 points 11 hours ago
Ernie's stupid ass isn't ahead of anyone. He'd probably trade the pick.
[–]Wizards Dinner4Thots 236 points 10 hours ago
He’s trade that pick for Andre iguodala
[–]Nets green_black 75 points 9 hours ago
[–]rando1817 252 points 10 hours ago
I would say Barrett is still the best player on duke there’s a real chance the top 3 are all from duke
[–]76ers kingp1ng 49 points 7 hours ago
We have a clear picture of RJ Barrett's development. We've seen players like him before (Derozan comparisons). Definitely talented.
Meanwhile Zion is a player we haven't seen before. An NFL linebacker that already has insane body control and hanldes at only 18 years old?! (Hence the Charles Barkley comparisons)
[–]entyfresh 37 points 7 hours ago
RJ Barrett had 20 points at halftime last night. You can compare him to Derozan all you want, but he's his own dude, and he absolutely destroyed us. Zion gets the hype for being unique physically, but Barrett is the one who was truly unstoppable. If they keep playing like they did yesterday you wouldn't go wrong to draft either one, but I feel like Barrett's ceiling is probably higher. As much of a freak as Zion is, his height will always limit him defensively.
[–]Cavaliers pericles123 125 points 8 hours ago
I think Reddish may actually be the most talented, but wow, what a trio of freshman on one team
[–]Raptors raptorsbucketnator 154 points 11 hours ago
Anybody picking Cam Reddish is got a steal. 6'8 with 7'1 wingspan. Elite shooter with guard skills
[–]Pacers SCREAMING_DUMB_SHIT 54 points 6 hours ago
I don’t understand how they started off as the 4 seed
[–]Raptors slamdunk23 830 points 11 hours ago
Bottom 3 teams all have the same chance at getting the number 1 pick that should help stop some of the extreme tanking
[–]dk42O 458 points 11 hours ago
Could it actually have the opposite since no team wants to be the 4th worst
[–]Celtics smart4three 16 points 11 hours ago
Great we will have 6 teams tanking for those 3 spots.
[–]Heat deezee72 10 points 11 hours ago
Everyone will be aiming to be 3rd worst - same lottery odds, but can sell some extra tickets due not being quite so unwatchably bad.
There's still a lot of incentive for bad teams to tank, but you at least won't have people going full-out unwatchable like the Process Sixers in order to secure the #1 lottery seed even next to other bad teams.
[–][LAL] LeBron James CelalT 36 points 11 hours ago
So was last year's Atlanta Hawks more fun to watch than Phoenix Suns?
[–]Suns mbarnar 39 points 10 hours ago
God I hope so lol
[–]Zandrick Ellison 186 points 12 hours ago
I do think there’s going to be some shameless tanking from a few select teams coming up. Not necessarily for RJ Barrett or Zion (although that’d be nice) but simply to stay in the mix in the top 5. It appears to be a solid class aside from those guys as well.
[–]Raptors WasV3 23 points 12 hours ago
There is always shameless tanking in the last week of the season, hard to shamelessly tank earlier in the season
[–][CLE] Kevin Love Iamthe_Maestro 73 points 11 hours ago
I see you've not been watching Cavaliers basketball.
[–]host_hinkie 452 points 11 hours ago
I dont know how you could've watched that game and not think RJ Barrett was the best player on the floor
[–]Tailsofthesix 93 points 10 hours ago
Cause RJ took 26 shots to score 33, and Zion took 13 to score 28 in 26 min. Zion is just a dominant player
[–]Knicks JadeGive2Rides 221 points 10 hours ago*
I don’t get how you think it’s that cut and dried? I watched the whole game and I was definitely more impressed by Zion, though to me they’re 1A and 1B rn. Zion looks like he can be an elite rebounder, he’s a very good passer and has good handles, has a monster inside game, and has a decent foundation of a jumpshot. He scored like five less points than RJ on 13 less shots I think? RJ could end up being Harden-esque but just last night Zion was far more impressive. I saw Barrett force so many shots and hog the ball several times. There’s arguments to be made for both, but you’re not going wrong with either one.
[–]Knicks JC915 13 points 10 hours ago
I watched the game, I thought Barrett was better but Zion is way more skilled than he has gotten credit for.
ESPN is making him this year’s Trae Young and people have been treating him like he’s a more athletic Anthony Bennett because it’s become the contrarian thing to do.
[–]Bulls BlackMathNerd 52 points 10 hours ago
I mean if you wanna take Zion #1 sure, I'm taking Barrett.
Zion is not even the best player on that fucking Duke team which is insane.
[–]Raptors Kluey 159 points 12 hours ago
RJ Barret is better
[–][LAL] Elgin Baylor WordsAreSomething 38 points 12 hours ago
I kinda like Reddish the most honestly.
[–]Raptors TedKordBB2 104 points 12 hours ago
Yeah, that you can get one or the other and walk away with superstar potential makes me think there will actually be a race to the bottom this year.
[–]76ers Mikey_Bagadonuts 7 points 10 hours ago
I just hope the basketball God's bless Zion's knees.