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Very close vote on Twitter. A complete rout by Vassell Army here at LGW. Vassell cruising to victory with a 67.4%-32.6% weighted vote lead now.

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Vassel here as well. The Warriors don't need the Ball Family Circus and while I get that LaMelo was only 18, a 0.375 FG% in what is essentially a good college conference league isn't anything to get excited about. I dare say that Vassel could have scored 92 points in a high school game if he didnt play defense and hung out at half court waiting for passes from players that did. Almost any top prospect could, and that's LaMelo's primary claim to fame. That said, I respect any family that calls out the NCAA and NBA over their indentured servitude program.

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Ball Family Circus. “Hey, who was supposed to rotate to the weak corner?” “Not Me!”

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Lonzo is actually a pretty good defender so its not like they aren't coachable. Interestingly, I think it was Lonzo's inability to shoot early in his career that made him hyperfocus on the little things (a la Draymond) to try and make an impact on his floor. His passing/defending/rebounding all were excellent and with improvements on his shooting (already happening)/dribbling he could actually be a very good Chauncey Billips esque player.

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It could happen with LaMelo, but not anytime soon and the Warriors are in win now mode while Curry, Thompson, Green, and Wiggins are signed for a couple of years and in their prime. Vassel looks like a guy that could contribute as soon as there is basketball again. Of course, if the Warriors get the number 1 pick and somebody else desperately wants LaMelo and is willing to sell the house to get him, they would be foolish not to listen. I could totally see the Warriors trading down in this draft in exchange for a mid round pick (Nesmith) and a future unprotected 1st round pick. I also don't see that happening as a guy that can't shoot normally wouldn't be a top 5 pick in most drafts.

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Vaseline. Damn auto correct. Maybe that will be his nickname. Smooth jumper. Vassell. Becoming obvious the W’s should trade down and take a defender who can shoot rather than a top 5 “prospect.”

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This is clearly Vassel for me.

Not only is Vassel an elite shooter, but he has also demonstrated that he has versatiltiy in his game with good touch/body control which seems to indicate excellent potential in close outs. His cutting is strong and he consistently hits the swing pass/lob so I'm not too worried about his passing. Defensively, Vassel plays with a constant motor (important since half of defense is effort) and has demonstrated the ability to close out effectively (essential in the modern NBA). Most importantly, he has demonstrated to be an incredibly effective team defender which is an excellent indicator of whether his defense will translate to the NBA.

His sole negative on defense that I've seen was a weakness against screens which can be improved through better footwork/positioning. His main negative for me is his lack of ball handling abilities, but the need for ball handling is minimized with the Warriors and he can improve on that slowly over time.

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Tough call. I love LaMelo's passes, but his shot is almost as ugly as that eFG%. He has some other good skills and great potential.

But, damn, Vassell can defend. His offense is not impressive, but it's respectable. That's probably good enough, but it makes me wonder if I'm making a mistake.

Vassell.

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Vassell defense also turns to offense he was in the top 6th percentile in transition offense, he shots good to great on every level around the rim, mid range, and 3point and his passing is actually underrated, he would Rack up the hockey assists if they counted them He just does everything expected on a Steve Kerr coached team

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Can't say it better than Drewyr221... Vassell

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I hear the Iggy comparisons on defense a lot but he reminds me more of peak Draymond , switching Defensive assignments mid pass, directing the rest of the team and quit literally physically moving them to correct defensive position to suddenly saving a play( seen this on a few occasions) , switching 1-5 in college He would just be an infusion of high IQ the team desperately needs after losing so many vets

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Vassell who I would not be completely shocked if he ends up being the best player coming out the draft 5 years from now because of his work ethic , and you can tell he’s been working on his handles and over all game https://youtu.be/3iWNQyzW-VM at about the 2:30 mark he says “ I’m ready to go to what ever team and help them win a championship , however I can Offensively, defensively” And I believe him Vassell 💯

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Cool video. This is the year where every prospect has a hole, or question mark. So really, you have to make a bet on the person.

The way Vassell plays D lets you know how competitive he is. The improvements he made let you know where the work ethic is.

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Vassell for me.

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Vassell as he sounds like a better Harrison Barnes

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Vassell. Unless the Warriors really are light years ahead and traded Dlo so they could get another guard that doesn’t play D in the draft. But this time it’s a guard that also can’t shoot.

It’s unclear why the Warriors are linked to so many mediocre overseas performers, but let’s succeed with Smiley before taking in another one.

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Vassell. Easy. He's a perfect fit. Ball is a fine prospect, but just belongs elsewhere.

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On ball defense, help defense, catch and shoot? Vassell for sure. Although I do think Lamelo will do great in the league, think it's a no brainer that Vassell fits the dubs need better.

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It depends where the Warriors draft. In no way do I think Ball should be selected by the Warriors with the intent of actually playing for them. His only value is in a trade.

Vassel also shouldn't be drafted in the top 5. However, if the Warriors trade down, then he may make sense.

If I had to choose between the two, I'd take Vassel. Ball has too many holes in his game (shooting, physicality, defense, effort), which are the very skills the Warriors need now, not years down the road. It will take Ball too long to round out his game to where he's more than just a passer. Also, his dad is a needless headache.

Vassel's defense and shooting would fill major holes on the Warriors roster. He's easily the better fit.

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It'd be fine to take Vassell in the top 5. Sure, if you can trade down to 7 or 8 and are confident he's there that's great. But it's also fine to take him higher. He's as good a prospect as anyone else you'd take.

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