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jkrun80
Postdoc
Posts 2345
05-24-18 08:40 PM - Post#257177    

Zach has worked out with the Pistons and the Wizards.

Nana is working out with the Raptors, who unfortunately have no draft picks but are apparently looking at free agents or G-league players.
https://www.raptorshq.com/2018/5/24/17388642/nb a-d...
HuskyColonial
PhD Student
Posts 1222
05-27-18 08:59 AM - Post#257235    

It’s hard to know who has the higher ceiling. I think Nana is the classic tweener without the skill to play the 4 or the size for the 5.

Zach will find himself in a position to solely focus on his hoops skills. Remember everyone said MM wasn’t athletic enough too but he worked himself into being well conditioned and a good defender.
MrPhillie
PhD Student
Posts 1947
MrPhillie
05-27-18 11:29 PM - Post#257253    

I think Zach’s success depends on hitting the 3. He doesn’t have quickness or athleticism required in NBA but if he can consistently shoot from long range, that could get him a look.
Bison137
Professor
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Bison137
05-27-18 11:47 PM - Post#257254    

I don't think either of them have any shot at all at making the NBA, but both could have nice careers in Europe. Zach at the NBA level would be a small three - but would have no ability to guard any three in the league. And Nana's offense is greatly limited by having no outside shot and no post move other than backing in for a jump hook. Both were great mid-major players who led the Bison to some great seasons - but neither is an NBA prospect.

JMO.



Bison89
Postdoc
Posts 4492
Bison89
05-28-18 06:56 AM - Post#257255    

How about Stephen Brown? He is lightning quick which allows him to get to the rim, his jumper is vastly improved, he is a very good passer with solid ball skills, and he loves to play D. As I see it, his small stature is his only major limitation.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

HuskyColonial
PhD Student
Posts 1222
05-28-18 04:03 PM - Post#257261    

Brown wouldn’t be able to defend an average NBA guard in terms of speed and would be shot over at will.
jkrun80
Postdoc
Posts 2345
05-28-18 04:45 PM - Post#257262    

I agree with B137 that Zach and Nana are not NBA material at this point. They could certainly play in the G-league though or somewhere in Europe.

I think Stephen is quick enough to play in the NBA, but not tall enough. Also, he'd need to be able to shoot NBA 3's at 40% to have any chance, which would be a challenge. I'm sure he'll be playing basketball somewhere next year.
MrPhillie
PhD Student
Posts 1947
MrPhillie
05-28-18 07:52 PM - Post#257266    

I agree that neither Zach nor Nana have NBA skills. And yes, a nice European career is definitely possible.
jkrun80
Postdoc
Posts 2345
06-03-18 07:44 PM - Post#257632    

Zach is working out with the Hawks tomorrow.
KenZ
Postdoc
Posts 2583
KenZ
06-12-18 09:41 PM - Post#257853    

Nana worked out with the Hornets over the weekend and is with the Wizards tomorrow.

Stephen Brown getting a workout with the Sixers.
KenZ
Postdoc
Posts 2583
KenZ
06-13-18 01:31 PM - Post#257884    

Brown gets some props for his workout

https://mobile.twitter.com/PompeyOnSixers/status /1...

would love to see all three of our guys on summer league rosters
Bison89
Postdoc
Posts 4492
Bison89
06-14-18 02:52 PM - Post#257902    

  • KenZ Said:
Brown gets some props for his workout

https://mobile.twitter.com/PompeyOnSixers/status /1...

would love to see all three of our guys on summer league rosters



There is a video at the link above. It shows Brown making some nice moves and shots.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

KenZ
Postdoc
Posts 2583
KenZ
06-14-18 10:12 PM - Post#257906    

Nana has a workout with the Warriors tomorrow (Friday)



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