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LA Scouting Agency (LASA) 2106 Mock Draft

Started by ClippersGM, May 20, 2020, 02:05:32 pm

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May 20, 2020, 02:05:32 pm Last Edit: May 28, 2020, 11:03:36 am by BullsGM
It's Harold Allen Draft Time (Almost)!!! This is the most hype we've had for a draft since The President himself was a draft prospect - RIP Montenegro. You may notice that LASA looks a bit different this year, we'll explain below.



What's this?? Robert Joyce has a higher LASA Score than Harold Allen?? Rabble. Rabble. Rabble. These two have two of the highest LASA Scores in RBSL History, the 3rd highest ever was Zion. These are two generational talents entering the draft together, amazing. Terrifying.

Lottery Score: 64.64
Winner's Circle: 73.65

For those unfamiliar with the scoring system, read below*. To recap the Lottery Score, Winner's Circle, and Ratio scores, they are as follows. The Lottery score is essentially a draft grade, how good is this draft compared to others. Coming in at 64.64 (higher is better) this draft is the 3rd best draft in RBSL History (since 2091) (The best draft so far has been the 2098 Bart Smith Draft with a score of 65.34). Most drafts grade somewhere between 63 and 65. Our Winner's Circle (the average rating of our top 3 prospects) is THE BEST EVER. We have 2 players above 70 however (WITH THE HIGHEST SCORES EVER). These two numbers combine to give us the most top heavy draft in RBSL existence in an already Top 3 "deep" Draft.

You may notice that I've Blacked-Out all of the rest of the LASA Scores. They're still there for calculations, but this game thrives off of uncertainty. I've replaced the LASA Score with new LASA Grades**(See Below)**. This will add an element of mystery and hopefully some position-specific decision making that our draft boards have been missing.


Gems:
Dino Carter - A+ Quickness, Potentially an amazing 3pt shooter, Great Handles and Passing. Serviceable Defense. Dino is going to be the best pure point guard in this draft. You heard it hear first, maybe.

Dewitt Taylor - Most 6'10" PF-Type players don't have great foul avoidance AND good defense with a knack for 3pt shooting. Our model mostly likes how well rounded Dewitt is. Don't love his athletics, but at the PF slot, he could be great.

Busts:
Lazaro Brown - He's like a taller Dino Carter which would be great, if he weren't so raw to begin with. He's also not great at avoiding fouls, and is not quite as good at defense. If this weren't such a talented draft, he'd probably be a Top 5 pick, but he should not be.

Felix Woodward - Not great at anything except quickness and free throws. He throws those FTs really quickly though, so that's good? Too bad he puts more of his opponents at the line that he gets there himself. Yikes.


*The LASA Score: The score you see listed is on a scale of 1-100, 100 being a "Perfect" player. This score is actually an average score between 4 separate scores, all on a 100pt scale. Those 4 scores include: Positional Ability, Positional Potential, Overall Ability, and Overall Potential. As we know all draft picks are not created equally and that youth matters as well, each score is also adjusted post-average by the players age, with neutral set at age 22, giving 0.5pts per year under 22 to each young player, and subtracting 0.5pts per year over age 22. This score was first applied to the entire league for internal validation and has been highly correlated with player performance and subjective player rankings from several sources.

**NEW GRADES: The LASA Grades are described as follows. Most prospect Overall scores, as mentioned above, fall between 45 and 72. As such, those scores were batched and converted into letter grades with a color scheme that is similar to our FBB3 color scheme. Additionally, each prospect is given a "Big Grade" and a "Guard Grade". This position specific grade attempts to help GMs see that while their prospect might not be an overall powerhouse, their skills may be perfect for a certain position, this was done because LASA, in its formulaic nature, has a preference for SFs and their "Overall" above average but not great at anything existence. Hope you enjoy.
Kyle "Doc" - Clippers GM
LA Scouting Agency Founder
'Under New Management' Podcast Speaker

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