NBA Scout says Syracuse’s Gbinije, Richardson could both be first round picks

Gbinije and Cooney are among two players to move on

NBA Scout Ryan Blake calls in to chat about the 2016 NBA Draft with Wes Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse Podcast hosted by The Juice Online Editor in Chief Brad Bierman also calls in to discuss the football team.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wes Cheng: Where do you see Malachi Richardson getting drafted?

Ryan Blake: He can go high. It only takes one team to like a player. He can go anywhere from mid to late first round to into the second round. With the depth of his position and the needs of different teams, it’s kind of a crap-shoot. It’s difficult to tell.

WC: What do you think of Michael Gbinije?

RB: I really like the guy. He’s sort of that guard-forward combo. He’s versatile. He’s a better athlete than a lot of people say. And I mean, a really good athlete. But I like players like this. You talk about guys who can shoot from beyond the arc. Does well on not just on offense but on defense, and he makes players better. He opens up a lot of eyes in a lot of different system.


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1. NBA Scout Ryan Blake calls in
2. Malachi Richardson draft position
3. What does he need to improve on?
4. Thoughts on Michael Gbinije
5. Final Four predictions
6. Editor in chief Brad Bierman calls in
7. Summer football
8. Pitch to 2017 recruits
9. Closing Thoughts and Wrap Up

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Wes has worked for covering the New York Knicks, as well as for covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]