NBA Draft Analysis
Malik Monk's eruption of high volume scoring matched with elite efficiency has elevated his draft status. Monk is impressively scoring both on spot-ups and off the bounce.
Dennis Smith, Jr. has probably been the least touted of the high profile freshman over the first month and a half of the season.
Lonzo Ball starts the season rated as lottery-caliber because shot creation is extremely valuable and because his height and length suggests positional versatility might be in his future, something that is at a premium in this Era of basketball.