I know the Lakers have just one pick in the draft and it's a 2nd rounder (from Denver), but I'm still going to start looking into the guys in this draft. Feel free to post any good draft content in this thread. Early on this 2018 draft was considered as strong or maybe even stronger up top than the 2017 draft was. I was always skeptical, but now with Porter going down I'm convinced that's not true. Not to mention, what made (makes) the 2017 draft special was the depth of NBA talent. Not every player might be a star, but there's a lot of NBA players in that draft which isn't always the case. First let's look at Marvin Bagley III. We have absolutely no chance at drafting him, but still good to get a feel for the draft. We're trying to keep up with the Joey, Jesse, and Ryan over here. Marvin Bagley III- 6'11" 235 lbs Pros- Tremendous athlete. Watching him run at 6'11" (I think he's probably more like 6'10") is shocking. He's an incredibly fluid athlete for his size with very good leaping ability even in traffic. He doesn't have top end speed, but he's got plenty of speed for a big. Perfect for the modern game. Terrific rebounder. He has a nose for the ball, maybe especially on the offensive glass. He's third in the country in offensive rebounds and fourth in defensive rebounds and leads the country overall. He's got good form on jumper although it can be inconsistent. It's definitely workable and something that he can bring with him to the pros. From what I've seen he's got good ability as a passer. The Blue Devils play sort of old school with two big men down low so the spacing is terrible, but I've seen him make some beautiful passes. A consistent scoring threat. He's shooting nearly 60% from the field and is leading college basketball in FGs made (6th in attempts). His outside percentage isn't great, but it has a chance to improve as the season goes on. He seems to come alive late in games. Duke has had a number of tough road games already and they've come out on top every time, often leaning heavily on Bagley. Cons- He's light, especially in the backpocket. He's relying on his athleticism around the rim which is obviously at a higher level than 90% of his opponents, but he'll get walked under a bit in the NBA. He doesn't necessarily avoid contact, but he has trouble with it. He is still incredibly young so there's plenty of time to develop strength. His jumper is very inconsistent and doesn't always show a great touch. Sometimes he's putting too much into it. His FT% is just 61.9% so he's got a ways to go. The shot looks similar to Justise Winslow in Miami and that kid has yet to figure it out as a pro. I'm not sure he's a great post player in the pros. He hasn't exhibited the greatest footwork in the post, but Duke puts him there most of the time. He doesn't necessarily have a great feel for help defense in the post. I think the pros, that'll be a challenge for him early on until he bulks up. His awareness isn't great yet, he can lapse into watching the ball sometimes. I'd like to see him more aggressively protect the rim. He reminds me a bit of early Julius Randle in that respect. Again like Julius, Bagley is left hand dominant. I haven't seen much use of his right hand. Overall, Bagley III is a terrific prospect. His frequent comparison is a better Chris Bosh. I can absolutely see those comparisons. I think in the pros, he could look even better with proper spacing. I think he's got franchise changing potential. It remains to be seen if he's got a franchise changing mental makeup.