Retro NBA Draft scouting reports :ehhh:
i was looking for some 90s mock drafts and came across this site
. pasted a few of em
"Allen is probably more of a scorer than a natural shooter, but he can hit from long distance." -Phil Bedard
"I dont think he's a 'frenchise player', but could become a great second-option on a good team, in the mold of Kandall Gill or a 'calmer' John Starks." -Eiro Monitz
"Don't everyone jump on me at once who read this but I read that the 76ers might be intersted in keeping him home. He practiced with them in the summer and they loved him. Even said they would draft him when he came out." -Jason Sean Fuiman
"Has been compared to Grant Hill, but some scouts feel he doesn't have the ballhandling and shooting skills to be an effective guard." -Owen P O'Malley
Pro Prospects: Excellent. If the NBA is such that Eric Montross can average fourteen pts and eight boards, Reeves can easily keep his college numbers of 20/10. His offense will flourish since the NBA is more physical than college (his shoulder won't get called) and he will see fewer double teams and no zones. His defense will be enough to stop all but the quickest. Hakeem and Robinson will school him. Ewing and Mourning will beat him by a little. Shaq will have to use quickness and skill since there is no way he can outmuscle him. All others could try praying. Up is the only place he has to go. He is guaranteed to average at least 15/8 for ten years. He is instantly the third best center in the West (behind Hakeem and Robinson - his actual offens puts him even with Mutumbo) and the fourth in the East (Ewing, Shaq and Mourning). That makes him a potential all-star.
The Kandi man definately can. He's got game. I've watched him play all year at Pacific. He's very, very active on both sides of the court, and it's evident when he f!ghting for position on the the block, defending, setting picks, etc. Big Mike already has all the physical attributes to be a great center, big hands, active body, quickness, long arms, and is extremely strong, so the athleticism is there. It was rumored that he can bench 500+. THis guy IS ripped !!! In England, he ran track, played croquet and rugby. Olowakandi SHOULD be a great defender at his position. Offensively, he's favored that right handed baby hook and turn around fade away, and he's been working out with a.ssistant coaches to develop a wider range of moves. He also needs to work on his passing and dribbling as well. But he's a very intellegent kid and seems to enjoy this game a lot. Heck, that's the reason why he came to America in the first place, to ball ( or to get ).
Lamar Odom is the complete package, he can shoot, handle the ball, and create his own shot. At 6-10 he reminds of Kevin Garnett, but i think he will be even better.
"Terry is not a jet, but he's an intelligent player who knows how to run a team offensively."
"If the GM is looking for a true point guard (most likely clippers,warriors) then I would grab Terry. "
"I look for Artest to be a late lottery pick at best. However, a team picking him early in the lottery might not be making a terrible mistake if they desperately need leadership."
"There are few downsides with Swift. He has, occasionally, had his concentration drift in games -- and has a tendency to occasionally overextend defensively and pick up a silly foul or two -- but that will correct itself as he gains maturity."
"Marcus Fizer is the best player in this years NBA Draft. When all is said and done Fizer will be head and shoulders above Kenyon Martin. He is the complete package. I see him scoring 22 ppg and grabbing 12 rebounds a game in a few years."
"Darius Miles is a very interesting player. Many compare him to Kevin Garnett, but he appears to be closer to a kobe Bryant type of player."
"Mihm is unarguably the best center in the draft. Many compare his game to LaFrentz, but Chris has the ability and skill to be a very good to dominate player in the NBA. Mihm's ability to hit the 15 to 18 foot jumper, give the team drafting him to run a more guard oriented offense because Chris is such a good passer. Chris's game could thrive with the Nets or Rockets, but he would become a star for the Bulls due to the fact that Brand will be the focal point in the post. Mihm is a very good rebounder and an excellent shot blocker. Mihm probably will not be taken at the first pick, which would be a shame because his skills could help the Nets."
"Versatile player has the ability to shoot the ball inside and out.... Super athletic runs the floor, jumps out the gym , and has very good quickness .... Good rebounder due in part to his quick leaping ability and long wingspan .... Can handle the basketball very well like a guard and can even lead the fast break .... Good passer recognizes double teams well and makes quick adjustments ... Very good shot-blocker can cover a lot of area ....Can make the 17 foot jumper with some consistency and has even shown the ability to shot off the dribble ... Has a nice soft touch around the basket ..... Unlike most young players Brown understands what he can and can't do"
Stoudemire has said he literally doesn't know how to play the game. But he's got admirers. "Every time I've seen him, he's played hard," says a Pacific evaluator. "He's much more competitive than any of those (high school) guys from last year, probably because he's been kicked around. He's probably a little older than they were at that stage. He's got a motor. He's got a high give a (bleep) meter." But there's that gnawing problem about not knowing how to play. At all-star games, scouts say he had problems remembering the plays. And some wonder about whether he'll know how to work hard to improve during his career, or whether he'll think he's arrived on draft night. "You really have to study him and bring him in," says a Midwest exec. "All I've seen him do is dunk the ball. But you have to look at him."
David Aldridge - ESPN.com
Skill-wise, Milicic may be the best player in the draft. He is not the athlete James and Anthony are, but he is a good shooter whose game is more suited to the NBA than to the European leagues. He would be deadly in the NBA pick-and-rolls, and he is athletic enough to create off of isolations, which are not common in European basketball. He aslo can run the floor and finish fast breaks.
Bosh's workout with the Pistons raised a few eyebrows. GM Joe Dumars said last week that the team would draft Darko Milicic with the second pick in the draft. However, Bosh wanted to work out for the Pistons anyway. He left everyone on the staff very impressed.
"He's going to be a real special player," one Pistons source told Insider. "He reminds me of kind of a young Tim Duncan. He's just so solid fundamentally. His ability to play both inside and outside is very intriguing. And, he's a great young man."
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2004 Mock Draft
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