heady hustler, versatile mismatch, offball flamethrower, pull-up king
#Jaquez for basically every reason everyone else has said here and he’s one of my all time favorite Bruins.
#JAQUEZ I don't really know why and I too have scouting burnout but he seems like the type of glue guy warriors could use
He's the real life Fletch (he's 6'5", 6'9" with the afro).
#Jaquez damn he’s fun.
That headiness, awareness, and hustle is great. I can see him thriving in our system, on both defense and offense.
Different play styles, but he is giving me Kyle Anderson vibes, also of UCLA. Kyle has a beguiling smoothness while Jaquez has more of an edge, but both have a knack for being at the right place, right time that just makes you trust them on the court. Kyle is a bit bigger though.
I realize that the odds favor the Warriors doubling down on the present core. However, that will not help resolve their financial tangle or help with their future. I'm still of the mind to try a deal for Draymond with the Nets. Draymond for Dinwiddie and Claxton. Assists, scoring, bench, and big man need are all covered for. If Draymond is such a great defender, the Nets would surely be interested. They get a legend and we get a future without sacrificing quality for a WIN/Now frame of mind.
Jaquez' highlight reel is just so unique compared to a lot of other players:
In the first major domino of free agency, Toronto Raptors All-Star guard Fred VanVleet has declined his $22.8 million player option and will become an unrestricted free agent in July.
#Jacquez - I like Jaime a lot. High floor, and kind of a high upside? There are so many ways he could feasibly help the Warriors pretty soon. He's a smart cutter and passer. He's got the handle and footwork to really attack closeouts and then get to his sweet spots in the midrange. He can be a screener for Steph and then be able to attack mismatches on the short roll or make the best pass. Defensively he rebounds, is a high effort/IQ guy with solid size. If Caleb Martin can be a starting forward for a Finals team I have no idea why Jaime can't.
He really has a lot in his bag, and having a post/mid range game is exactly where we've seen two of the best scouting finds in recent years. Austin Reeves and Jalen Brunson are just herky jerky footwork fiends that figured out how to use that in the NBA.
Strawther is a good shooter, with good size. Interesting guy. Statistically he was better as a junior at Gonzaga vs Corey Kispert.
Wilson I like as a trade down - I actually don't know if there's that much difference between him and Kris Murray. Doesn't have great height or wingspan, but a 230 lb frame is nothing to sneeze at.
Terquavion is an inefficient guard that weighs 160 lbs. Pass.
On-topic: I voted for Jaime because he’s just so much fun to watch
Off-topic: I posted our newest video of our three days in Malta. We had fun exploring this cool little island nation in the middle of the Mediterranean with a ton of history (that goes back over 5,000 years!) and lots of beauty. It’s also a place most American don’t visit when traveling in Europe. I took nearly 400 video clips while we were there, so I’m kind of proud of being able to edit it down to a tidy 13-minute package https://youtu.be/g5pqRTTehHw
Jaquez is the guy here but better guys should be available at 19. He'd be a good 2nd rounder.
I think people are very likely right when they say Jaquez is a role player at the next level, but I do think there's a world where all of his physicality/craft-based shot creation transfers to the next level and offensively he starts looking like a DeMar DeRozan, maybe even get wild and say a Jimmy Butler. It sounds idiotic but if people knew that Jimmy would be Jimmy, he wouldn't have gone 30th in the draft which is about where Jaquez is projected from what I've seen. Occasionally it can happen, and if it does happen it probably happens more for the really high BBIQ guys and Jaquez is probably one of those guys.
That's not why I'd pick him though, it's mainly because I think Jaquez has a realistic path to being a really useful role player. If he can add a couple percentage points to his three I don't see why he can't play 10 years in the league, he does everything else well. Hopefully that's not just me describing Jacob Evans but he's a couple inches taller than Evans so hopefully it goes better this time.
It's hard for me to get over Smith's weight but on the other hand I guess Bones is super light too (is that where the nickname comes from?). Smith is clearly talented and this season he made it a point to pass the ball more and greatly improved his assist rate while not increasing his turnover rate too much. You'd be drafting him in the hopes that he is a 6th man like Bones, although Bones seemed to regress this season but I think that could still be a role for him. I don't know if your foul rate transfers to the pros when you are that thin, that's the type of thing I might research if I was doing this for a living but I'm not so oh well. I think he takes a lot of tough shots so not too worried about the 3PT% but the FT% is a bit concerning.
A lot of issues with Smith but I don't know, seeing Strawther with both "on ball defense" and "off ball defense" as "improvement areas" in that video is a lot for me to take lol. I'll stick with Smith second and Strawther third despite my big concern about Smith's size.
Wilson is a victim of "too many guys to keep track of" for me. Only things I've seen are that he was listed at 6'8 but measured at 6'5.5 (shorter than Jaquez and Strawther) at the combine so those were nice shoes he was wearing I guess. Also he had 0 dunks all season which concerns me regarding his athleticism. But ultimately if the Warriors draft Wilson, I'll be checking him out for the first time then for the most part. Sorry, Jalen.
Give me shooting or give me death. "He shoots, he shoots well, he’s big for a wing, and he plays with effort." Strawther. Next.
Well I’m liking the poll results so far...
I'm reaching saturation point looking at all prospects. They all start to blur but I'm going with Viva Jaquez
I sort of love all of these guys, but I'll go #Jaquez given the emphasis on hustle and IQ.
Shoutout to my fellow Mexican Americans (JTA, Devin Booker) in the league