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Isaac Humphries listed in a major mock draft


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Plenty of fans raised their eyebrows when Isaac Humphries announced he was leaving Kentucky to play basketball professionally, but one major mock draft believes he will hear his name called in next month’s NBA Draft. NBADraft.net has Isaac going 46th to the Houston Rockets, proving that there’s always value in a seven-footer with a decent jump shot. That’s the only major mock that lists Isaac, who ranks 128th in Chad Ford’s prospect rankings.

Meanwhile, NBADraft.net also has De’Aaron Fox going 4th to the 76ers, Malik Monk 8th to the Kings, and Bam Adebayo going 19th to the Hawks. Isaiah Briscoe didn’t make the cut.

Could Humphries get drafted and Briscoe not?  Who would have imagined that two years ago?

[NBADraft.net]

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13 responses to “Isaac Humphries listed in a major mock draft”

  1. Earnednotgiven

    Cmon now. Everyone knows that NBAdraft.net is a joke and is ran in someone’s mother’s basement.

  2. kvltclassic

    NBADraft.net is the least reliable of those services but I absolutely think that Isaac gets picked up in the second round, potentially by a team like the Celtics that could see the value of having him go play in Australia for a year or two to develop and then bring him over if he gets better.

    1. bhb71

      Good call with the Celtics, if he gets drafted I would put money on Danny Ainge being the one to make it happen.

  3. WatchutalkinboutWillis

    I agree that NBAdraft.net is just a good way to get a computer virus…but I think Humphries has more value than Briscoe for almost any NBA team. Not a knock on Briscoe…I just think Humphries could end up being pretty good.

  4. dmill4444

    Orrrr, here’s a crazy thought: he could’ve returned for another year, gotten better, improved his draft stock, won a national title, lived like a king on UK’s campus and then maybe actually get drafted in the first round. Just a crazy thought

    1. GroundControlToNumber9

      Get rid of this mentality. Issac leaving clears space for people who want to be here.

      We have people ready to be next in line already on the bench… AND will have ZERO trouble filling his shoes.

      A good example is South Carolina’s big man this year (Maik Kotsar). He’s more polished than Issac on both ends of the court and is not a defensive liability who struggles to come up with rebounds.

      Issac’s strength (10 – 15′ jump shot) is not life or death for us (since we always have scorers in the 1 – 5 slot.

      What UK needs to compete for Championships at the 5 is a Richards/Bamba type defensive specialist who can erase shots in the paint, run the floor, rebound like a banshee, and be automatic from the post (with 3 – 5 post moves that are shot at 60%+ (and draw the foul).

  5. bdmnky81

    I feel bad for briscoe but his skillset just doesnt fit todays nba game. In the 90s he would have been a 1st rounder but an undersized gaurd with little to no jumpshot has to be elite in another area. Unfortunatly he is just very good at finishing, defense and ball handling. Add in his average athleticism and he wont get much here. I really hope someone takes the chance on him though. Solid backup combi gaurd that can give you aggresiveness of the bench might be his best play.

  6. Sentient Third Eye

    Remember that Isaac is still VERY young, and quality big men tend to take longer to really develop their skills (even KAT is still improving). GMs were high on Humphries before he ever played a game at UK, and there’s been nothing to change that, but they won’t overpay, either. If a team’s draft targets are off the board in the second round, I could see a team drafting him for down the road. Kvltclassic is right that teams could value owning his rights while allowing him to go back home for a few years to mature.

  7. TBW3011

    Isaac certainly makes more sense to a NBA team than Briscoe. That part isn’t surprising in the least.

  8. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Does anyone here know if he would make more in “The Land Down Under”, or would he make more in the D-league?

    1. pancakesfordinner

      Considering poythress made $38,000 last year, I’m sure he would make more in Australia.

    2. pancakesfordinner

      Here’s the salary structure for the D league… I doubt Australia pays less http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/242860/d-league-increases-salaries-for-16-17-season

  9. dballrb

    Go Hump,I really hope it works out well for you young man,…Briscoe, may sign as an undrafted free agent.