2021 NBA Draft Combine notes ... BAMA related

AlexD

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I was thinking the same when I heard Petty not playing. Nothing to lose and he can only go up. But looks like Primo is gone which is great for him bad for me as a fan wanting to watch him in Crimson. lol Will be nice to have more Bama guys in the NBA finally though.
 
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JustNeedMe81

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Everyone and their brother knows this, including NBA scouts. Sitting out tells me he has no confidence in his ability to improve as a player and that he is unwilling to take a risk. Good luck playing overseas JP.
Actually Petty made the right decision. He needs to protect his draft status as much as he can. If he plays and he struggle, he can easily go undrafted. Not worth it. So he made right choice.
 

Relayer

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Actually Petty made the right decision. He needs to protect his draft status as much as he can. If he plays and he struggle, he can easily go undrafted. Not worth it. So he made right choice.
Just thinking that the NBA can't look at that decision very favorably.
 

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Just thinking that the NBA can't look at that decision very favorably.
I wouldn't be surprised if his agent encouraged that. A lot of this is business strategy. Herb didn't play either but both did individual training sessions.

As of now, I'm thinking hes going to have to put in some work in the G League or another league to achieve his NBA aspirations. If he does get drafted, it will be huge ... we potentially can have 3 players drafted.
 

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I was thinking the same when I heard Petty not playing. Nothing to lose and he can only go up. But looks like Primo is gone which is great for him bad for me as a fan wanting to watch him in Crimson. lol Will be nice to have more Bama guys in the NBA finally though.
The Primo situation is a quagmire...theres a great chance for him to be drafted but hes either late first round out middle to later first round. Late first round would be worth it but if he goes middle to late second round he would go undervalued.

Theres no way of knowing for sure where he would go without some type of guarantee. He had a session with the Bulls but they dont pick til the second round. The Bulls were also looking at Herb before Primo announced draft intentions.

I hope it sincerely works out for him.
 

BrotherOfBear

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The Primo situation is a quagmire...theres a great chance for him to be drafted but hes either late first round out middle to later first round. Late first round would be worth it but if he goes middle to late second round he would go undervalued.

Theres no way of knowing for sure where he would go without some type of guarantee. He had a session with the Bulls but they dont pick til the second round. The Bulls were also looking at Herb before Primo announced draft intentions.

I hope it sincerely works out for him.
I too hope it works out best for him. Anything in the first round would seem to pull him to the NBA. He most likely would be going to a decent team being picked in the later part of the 1st round where could continue to develop as a role player. Though it could be hard knocks going early in the second round to a weaker team for considerably less money than potentially staying at Bama for another year and boosting his draft stock.
 

CraigD

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I just hope Primo doesn’t go the way of Kennedy Winston. I remember thinking KW was maybe a fringe first rounder. Then he got some feedback that he wanted to hear and declared for the draft. He went undrafted.

I just hope they give JP *honest* feedback and that he is conservative in his interpretation of that feedback.
 

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Huge spread on the range of potential landing spots for him though. He's been working out with late lottery teams but could fall all the way to mid-second round.

I'll be pleased as hell if he goes anywhere in the first. That would make four first rounders in the last 3 drafts.
That's my concern with Primo as well ... the Nuggets would be a great landing spot for him in the first but if he drops down to the 40 and below range, it would mean someone got him for a steal. Same with JT.
 

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The Knicks and Raptors are good possible landing spots for Sharife and Herb. I just wish Herb would go higher but I'm just happy hes in the spot to be drafted period, hes earned it.
 

BamaMoon

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I think ya'll are little harsh on Petty.
I think the comments are pretty realistic. He was not even close to the best player on our team last year. He disappeared in many games.

To his credit, over the course of his time in T-town, he raised his defensive and rebounding game, but his ball-handling skills NEVER improved and his streaky shooting kinda became streakier (if that's even a thing).

I hope he makes it though.
 

JustNeedMe81

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Yes he did disappear a lot. But go look at his stats... Even through he didnt shoot well in some of the games, he did contribute on the board for most part. I know ther was few games where he was taking shots, and the ball wouldn't just go in. He didn't need to be the best player on the team, he just needed to be a shooter with good defense. John already know he'll end up in Development league for a year or two... and he'll get better. I compare him to Cameron Payne who bounced around for a while before ending up on Sun team and now a core player who's 3 wins away. FYI.. I had an opportunity to meet Cameron, he played with Jeffery Moss at Murrary State.
 
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