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Notes From The 2016 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

Apr 9, 2016 5:43 PM

On Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, Jonathan Isaac, De'Aaron Fox, Markelle Fultz, DeAndre Ayton, Terrance Ferguson, Wenyen Gabriel and the other notables for the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit. Read more »

Tags: Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, DeAndre Ayton, Markelle Fultz, De'Aaron Fox, Jonathan Isaac, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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DeAndre' Bembry Living In The Moment Between Two Paths Of His Career

by Jake Hyman

Mar 11, 2016 12:13 PM

DeAndre' Bembry has shown that he's an ideal fit for the pro level, with the all-around ability that meshes with scorers. Bembry also has the college seasoning to help out teams instantly. Read more »

Tags: DeAndre Bembry, Saint Joseph's Hawks, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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The Unfortunate Obscurity Of Nic Moore

by Jonathan Tjarks

Mar 1, 2016 2:56 PM

A player with Nic Moore's size had better be extremely fast (which he is), have an extremely high basketball IQ (which he has) and not have any holes in his game (which he doesn't). Read more »

Tags: Nic Moore, Southern Methodist Mustangs, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Denzel Valentine And His Perfect Supporting Cast

by Jonathan Tjarks

Denzel Valentine is the rare combination of a ball dominant superstar who doubles as a glue guy, a guy with an incredibly high basketball IQ who knows exactly what Michigan State needs on a given night and can always give it to them. Read more »
Jahlil Okafor, Myles Turner And The Futility Of The Process

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jahlil Okafor was the better scorer and passer while Myles Turner was the better shooter and shot-blocker. If you were picking a big man for the modern NBA, which skill-set would you prefer? Most big men played like Okafor in 1995. Most big men will play like Turner in 2025. Read more »
Jaylen Brown, Henry Ellenson And The Benefits, Perils Of Sliding Positions

by Jonathan Tjarks

If either Jaylen Brown or Henry Ellenson is going to be worthy of being a high lottery pick, it's probably going to come from them sliding down a position and giving their teams an edge in speed and skill. It's easier to do that at PF than C and that might end up being the difference between the two in the NBA. Read more »
Too Much Talent At The End Of The 2015 Lottery

by Jonathan Tjarks

In terms of the strength of the 2015 NBA Draft, maybe the most impressive part comes from the end of the lottery, where Myles Turner, Devin Booker and Trey Lyles look like future stars. Read more »
North Carolina's New Reality Without Future Lottery Picks

by Jonathan Tjarks

Roy Williams has had to take a different tack when it comes to recruiting. He's still bringing in McDonald's All-Americans but he's no longer getting the guys whom NBA scouts have been salivating over since high school. This year's team is the perfect example. Read more »
College Basketball Finding Parity Without Elite Big Men

by Jonathan Tjarks

There's a reason there's less excitement about the draft in NBA front offices than there has been in some time and it's tied directly to parity. There aren't any great big men out there and the returns on this year's lottery don'tt project to be nearly as high as they were a year ago. Read more »
The Mystery Boxes Of Highly Rated Draft Prospects With Limited Minutes

by Jonathan Tjarks

At this point, NBA people would probably prefer if Cheikh Diallo and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk go back to school, but a weak draft means they might still be able to secure first-round contracts worth millions of dollars without ever getting much playing time at Kansas. Read more »
How The Hawks' Draft Decisions Are Undermining Their Run

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Spurs never forget the importance of the draft and never let competing for championships distract them from the task of building for the future. The same can't be said for the Hawks and that's where the real concern about the long-term success of the franchise comes in. Read more »
Ten Takeaways From North Carolina-Maryland

by Jonathan Tjarks

On Melo Trimble, Marcus Paige, Justin Jackson, Robert Carter III as small-ball 5, Diamond Stone needing more time, Theo Pinson and more. Read more »
Top-10 College Basketball Games For November, December

by Jonathan Tjarks

How the top prospects perform against other top prospects will tell us a lot more about their games than the type of statistics they rack up against Directional U. Read more »
Unearthing 3-And-D Wings Late In The Draft

by Jonathan Tjarks

What Danuel House and Dorian Finney-Smith have in common are physical tools and a skill-set that could allow them to carve out a long career in the NBA as 3-and-D wings. Read more »
Older Center Prospects Can Be The Exception To The Rule

by Jonathan Tjarks

You have to throw out the stats and focus on skill-set with a player like A.J. Hammons, who is too good of an interior defender and too good of an offensive player to not have a 10+ year career in the NBA. Read more »
Cliff Alexander And NBA Teams Being Saved From Themselves

by Jonathan Tjarks

Guys like Cliff Alexander are why the one-and-done rule exists and they are why the NBA is going to fight to extend it to two seasons during the next CBA. Read more »
2016 Pick Protection Primer

by Danny Leroux

There are nine traded first rounders for 2016 with pick protections that will be determined by regular season records next season. Read more »
Four Notes Following The Draft

by Brett Koremenos

On the value of late first round picks, Mason Plumlee's new home, no more excuses for the Wolves and three picks finding perfect homes. Read more »
Top-12 NBA Draft Review

by Jonathan Tjarks

Here's some (admittedly long-winded) thoughts about what the Wolves, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks, Magic, Kings, Nuggets, Pistons, Hornets, Heat, Pacers and Jazz did in the top-12. Read more »
Ten Intriguing Undrafted Prospects

by Cameron Schott

Going undrafted gives a player the chance to choose his future team based on the situation and fit. While there are plenty of undrafted players that may surprise, here are ten in particular that could make an NBA roster next season. Read more »