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Barnes is a stud. I think he's a top-3 pick most years. Since the top of this class is legitimately loaded, he'll probably fall to the 6-8 range. ESPN last had him at 11 in their mock. As I said, not a bad consolation prize if the Cavs don't have the good fortune to move up to take someone like Mobley or Kuminga.

Not often you see 6'9, athletic point guards that dominate games defensively fall outside the top 5.

He also seems to have the same level of intensity and focus as Sexton and Okoro. Seems like a perfect fit for the culture we're trying to build.
 

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Freshly updated projections for all college prospects. Some very quick notes:

-Barnes is widening his lead at the top. Barring a late-season collapse, he'll very likely be the highest rated college prospect in this class.

-I added another column to my sheet, which is the change in rating since I last updated projections. Barnes and Liddell have made the biggest gains among top prospects, with McBride, Jackson, and Boston all inching upwards as well. Cooper, Champaigne, and Wagner all lost a little ground.

-I color coded my uncertainty column. I used a different color scheme than the other columns because uncertainty could be a good or a bad thing depending on context. For a players with high ratings, a low uncertainty may be a good thing as it indicates high confidence that the player will be above average (e.g. Josiah-Jordan James). For players with middling or lower ratings, a high uncertainty may be a good thing as it leaves open the possibility that the player will significantly outperform his projection (e.g. Jalen Johnson)

-As always, these ratings are best taken in context with qualitative prospect rankings, not taken as a rankings in and of themselves.

 

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What the Cavs lack most behind Sexton and Garland right now is play making, so however that comes into play they have to seriously consider it... I wouldn’t take it over a forward to slide into the 3/4 spot but it’s right up there..

Call me crazy but add a veteran deadeye shooter on the bench (Wayne Ellington or Reggie Bullock at worst) and putting a bench unit of Barnes, Bullock/Ellington, Windler, Prince and Nance out there would be pretty fun to watch..
 

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Barnes is a stud. I think he's a top-3 pick most years. Since the top of this class is legitimately loaded, he'll probably fall to the 6-8 range. ESPN last had him at 11 in their mock. As I said, not a bad consolation prize if the Cavs don't have the good fortune to move up to take someone like Mobley or Kuminga.

Not often you see 6'9, athletic point guards that dominate games defensively fall outside the top 5.

He also seems to have the same level of intensity and focus as Sexton and Okoro. Seems like a perfect fit for the culture we're trying to build.

He seems like such a nice fit for us. Compensates for Sextons weaknesses, and like you say seems to be this years Collin, Okoro.

Just that damn shooting. Id still be very very happy if we ended up with him.
 
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