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    Isaiah Roby

    School: Nebraska
    Position: SF/PF
    Age: 21
    Height: 6-foot-8
    Weight: 230
    Wingspan: 7-foot-3
    Draft Range: 28 to 50

    Why: Impressive runner and jumper. Add in his notable length and he's capable of spectacular finishes at the rim. Surprisingly quick with the ball and his handles are solid. Has court vision and is unselfish. Shooting stroke looks fine. Quick feet help him defensively, too. He can guard out on the perimeter and is also a really good shot blocker. Late bloomer; has more potential upside than most other prospects his age.

    Why Not: Has the tools but he has never put it together. At Nebraska, averaged 11.8 points and 6.9 rebounds as a junior. Hit only 33% of his three-pointers, 67.7% of his free throws and less than half of his two-point attempts (for someone with his athleticism, that could be a red flag). Soft at the point of contact; rarely ever powers through opponents -- even smaller ones. It can be difficult to decipher if he's not trying hard or if he's being painfully passive.

    Spurs Fit: Would need a year in Austin to work on his perimeter skills. Could need two years depending on if he asserts himself right away.

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    Him or KZ Okpala at 29.

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    Definitely my number one choice at 29 tbh
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    I like him with the 29 th pick. Will need some work in Austin but has all the tools to succeed as a 3/4.

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    Sign me up for all that upside

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    Hope spurs get him at #29

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    Interesting pick for 29 but I have a feeling he might go earlier

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    So one thing I have gotten out of these reports is who ever the Spurs draft is pretty much going to suck.

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    Interesting pick for 29 but I have a feeling he might go earlier
    Nah, he's probably an early second rounder.
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    So one thing I have gotten out of these reports is who ever the Spurs draft is pretty much going to suck.
    That rarely happens. They're pretty damn good at what they do.

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    I’m a Nebraska grad. Roby is a good kid who got caught up in a bad offensive system. I get why he is going pro, but I wish he’d return to play his senior season under Hoiberg so he can unlock his offensive potential.

    Some of his his issues are of his own making. He rarely played aggressively on offense and was too quick to fade into the background. He often would pass on open 3s with a pump fake before settling for a guarded 3. I’ve also talked to folks who said he struggled with balancing school and basketball. When one went well, the other seemed to struggle.

    Defensively, he was the king of the cheap foul, mostly by being over aggressive and others because Big Ten refs are the scourge of the earth.

    In short, I want him at 29. I think he’ll be a better NBA player than college player. If he reaches his peak, he can be a guy who can play 3-5, although he supposedly hated playing the 5 in college. His game fit the modern NBA if he realizes just how good he can be. That isn’t a superstar, but he should be a good role player as a pick and pop player who can rim run as well.

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    Im liking this guy more and more with our 29. Im afraid the Warriors will take him at 28 though. Isaiah has the perfect measurables and enough skills to be worthy of a pick. I think he has higher potential than Rui since this guy plays more like a wing than Rui.

    Big board at 29:

    1. Isaiah Roby
    2. Luka Samanic
    3. KZ Okpala
    4. Louis King
    5. Romeo Langford
    6. Eric Paschall

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    Is a Jeremy Grant clone...
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    He looked good in the combine. Flashed legit SF skills -- particularly he looked really comfortable with the ball in his hands. It's still a concern that he never put it together at Nebraska and he's another boom or bust prospect ... but he's intriguing enough to draft in the first round.

    I think 19 would be high but if he's on the board at 29, he would have to be considered. He does hypothetically check a lot of boxes for what the Spurs need.

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    Really want him at 29 but he may be moving up, unfortunately. Seems like KZ Okpala may fall to 29 given a number of recent mocks. If not Roby then Okpala would be a solid pick at 29.

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    Really want him at 29 but he may be moving up, unfortunately. Seems like KZ Okpala may fall to 29 given a number of recent mocks. If not Roby then Okpala would be a solid pick at 29.
    Which mock has him move beyond our pick at 29?

    This is one of the top guys to draft. Above Nassir. Above Rui.

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    Which mock has him move beyond our pick at 29?

    This is one of the top guys to draft. Above Nassir. Above Rui.
    Hoop Hype has a mock draft aggregator; they take 5 or 6 mocks and list all of the players whom are projected to be drafted.

    Okpala was ranked 29th in the ESPN mock and wasn't in the first round in the Athletics and Bleacher Reports mock.

    There was another released in the last couple of days (either CBS or SI IIRC) that didn't have him in the first round either
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    definitely in my Top 3. Wouldn't even be mad if we pick him at 19
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    It looks like some guys are rising, while others are falling. We could get a solid pick at 29, Roby looks like he's rising but guys like little, Okpala and king maybe there at 29.

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    Call me crazy or am I just buzzed at 10am in the morning, but he reminds me of Klay Thompson. Of course without the super saiyan shooting stroke.

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