Rafael Uehara - Basketball Analysis

Prospect Report: Lonzo Ball Of UCLA

by Rafael Uehara

Apr 25, 2017 2:13 PM

Lonzo Ball still has areas to improve in terms of getting to the basket against a set defense, hitting the eventual stop-and-pop jumper and on defense. We breakdown his game and where he'd best fit. Read more »

Tags: Lonzo Ball, UCLA Bruins, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Prospect Report: Markelle Fultz Of Washington

by Rafael Uehara

Mar 20, 2017 8:24 PM

Markelle Fultz will give his team's general manager some flexibility for how to build a team around him. Here's how he would fit in with the Lakers, Celtics, 76ers and Suns. Read more »

Tags: Markelle Fultz, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, NBA

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Top-10 NBA Draft Prospects Of March Madness

by Rafael Uehara

Mar 13, 2017 8:13 PM

On Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, De'Aaron Fox, Lauri Markkanen, Malik Monk, Jonathan Isaac, Miles Bridges, Justin Jackson and John Collins. Read more »

Tags: NCAA Tournament, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Prospect Report: Frank Ntilikina Of Strasbourg

by Rafael Uehara

Frank Ntilikina has shown he can act as a volume shot creator, capable of getting his team shots on an every-possession basis, which combined with his height, makes him an elite prospect, even in a class as strong as this 2017 one is perceived to be. Read more »
Prospect Report: Jonathan Isaac Of Florida State

by Rafael Uehara

Jonathan Isaac is perceived as the prototypical big wing for this Era of versatility-driven basketball. But that's mostly potential for now even if he's expected to elevate his stock in the workouts. Read more »
Prospect Report: Josh Jackson Of Kansas

by Rafael Uehara

Josh Jackson started the season as a contender to go first overall, but has fallen out of that conversation since then. Despite concerns about his perimeter shot and older age for a freshman, Jackson will still be a high lottery pick. Read more »
Prospect Report: Malik Monk Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

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. Read more »
Prospect Report: Dennis Smith Jr. Of N.C. State

by Rafael Uehara

Dennis Smith, Jr. has probably been the least touted of the high profile freshman over the first month and a half of the season. Read more »
Prospect Report: Lonzo Ball Of UCLA

by Rafael Uehara

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. Read more »
Prospect Report: Lauri Markkanen Of Arizona

by Rafael Uehara

Lauri Markkanen possesses a combination of size and skill level that immediately places him in the conversation of which guys have potential to eventually end up becoming the number one overall pick. Read more »
Revisiting The Top-5 Of The 2015 NBA Draft

by Rafael Uehara

A lot has changed for Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, Jahlil Okafor, Kristaps Porzingis and Mario Hezonja since they were drafted just over a year ago. Read more »
Thon Maker Summer League Review

by Rafael Uehara

Perhaps the player with the most to prove, Thom Maker's five appearances at the Las Vegas Summer League helped establish the fact he does belong out there alongside NBA-caliber talent, though doubts over what level of prospect he truly is remain. Read more »
An Updated Scouting Report On Dario Saric

by Rafael Uehara

Dario Saric is expected to join the 76ers this offseason. Here is how he's developed in the two seasons he was drafted in 2014. Read more »
2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Centers

by Rafael Uehara

Center has good depth but not a lot of star potential, headlined by Jakob Poeltl, Deyonta Davis, Domantas Sabonis, Ivica Zubac and Cheick Diallo. Read more »
2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Power Forwards

by Rafael Uehara

Breaking down Ben Simmons, Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender, Henry Ellenson and Skal Labissiere, the top power forwards in the 2016 NBA Draft. Read more »
2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Small Forwards

by Rafael Uehara

On Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown, Taurean Prince, DeAndre Bembry and Paul Zipser as we evaluate the small forward prospects. Read more »
2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Shooting Guards

by Rafael Uehara

Breaking down the draft prospects at the shooting guard position, headlined by Buddy Hield, Jamal Murray, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Furkan Korkmaz and Malachi Richardson. Read more »
2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Point Guards

by Rafael Uehara

On Kris Dunn, Wade Baldwin IV, Demetrius Jackson, Tyler Ulis and Gary Payton II, and why it is a decidedly down draft at the point guard position. Read more »