Orlando may not be able to keep Harris so that’s why they picked the best shooter in this draft in Hezonja, He also has the explosiveness and will complement the back court of Oladipo and Payton. A buyout agreement has been made between FC Barcelona and the Magic organization, which means Hezonja would be able to play for the Magic this coming season. He might also join them for the Summer League.
Hezonja is 20 years old from Croatia and has been playing for FC Barcelona for the past 3 years, He was not able to get consistent minutes but that didn’t stop him from displaying his wide array of skills whenever he was given playing time. FC Barcelona is a powerhouse team with players like Huertas and JCN (Juan Carlos Navarro) they also had Kostas Papanikolaou and that is the reason why he had limited minutes. If you ask me he could be a better version of a matured Gerald Green, less hang time, by just a bit.
Here is the Highlight Reel of Hezonja:
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#4th pick of 2015 NBA DRAFT: Kristaps Porzingis
#19th pick: Jerian Grant
New York Knicks fans were divided into two: Most of them were unhappy and very few were satisfied with how it ended up. The Knicks also got Jerian Grant(Grant was picked by the hawks but Knicks acquired this pick by giving Tim Hardaway Jr to the Hawks. Knicks fans were worried because Melo prime may go to waste due to the possiblity that Kristaps will be a project. On the other hand I am really confident that Porzingis was drafted due to his potential, he could be the best player in this draft if he pans out well, he also said that he wanted to play for New York and during the post draft interview he stated.
“I will do the best I can to turn those boos into clap”
The Knicks wanted Okafor when Lakers decided to pick Russell but the Sixers didn’t want let Okafor pass by, special knowing that Okafor is going to their Rival. I am still 50/50 on this because I believe that Kristaps can be an all star in this league. But we all know there is a big “if”. With that said a lot of people is in disbelief that Phil Jackson took this route. Is this somewhat 76ers like? “Trust the process” for New Yorkers “trust Phil Jackson”? We will soon find out if the Zen Master is right again.
Here is a brief interview of Kris after he was introduced to the public media.
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That’s right Kelly Oubre from Kansan Jayhawks stated;
“he believes he can be “as good as or better” than Jimmy Butler, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard, who he has studied, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.
That is a pretty bold statement but hey all he needs is hard work right ? I projected Oubre to go to Miami Heat and could be a part of the core after dwade retires, they will have Dragic, Oubre and Whiteside.
I am a big fan of the draft and I always want players to succeed however that’s not always the case. Lets just hope that Oubre won’t be a disappointment like most one and done’s.
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