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Unearthing 3-And-D Wings Late In The Draft

by Jonathan Tjarks

Aug 31, 2015 12:09 PM

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 »

Tags: Danuel House, Dorian Finney-Smith, Virginia Tech Hokies, Texas A&M Aggies, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Older Center Prospects Can Be The Exception To The Rule

by Jonathan Tjarks

Aug 24, 2015 7:43 PM

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 »

Tags: A.J. Hammons, Purdue Boilermakers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Cliff Alexander And NBA Teams Being Saved From Themselves

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jun 29, 2015 5:52 PM

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 »

Tags: Cliff Alexander, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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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 »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
NBA 2015 Draft Comparison Guides

by Christopher Reina

Comparisons of draft prospects to current NBA players is always an inexact science, but these projections are a combination of statistical profiles from when the NBA players were at a similar age and from stylistic similarities. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Preview

by Danny Leroux

While this draft class does not have any super-high end guys (think the best player on a title team), it should produce a nice amount of starters and high rotation players that help make the league more enjoyable top to bottom. Read more »
Draft Report: Frank Kaminsky Of Wisconsin

by Christopher Reina

There's been a growing belief that the NBA has finally moved to a place where a long, skinny, agile four-year late blooming senior can become a starter-quality player. With the right situation, Frank Kaminsky can surely become a useful player with where the league has gone, but he doesn't have the talent to thrive anywhere. Read more »
Sights And Sounds Of 2015 NBA Draft Media Availability

by Andrew Perna

Trey Lyles on sacrificing to win, the NBA's methods of testing mental aptitude, Cameron Payne under the radar, positionless basketball and more from Wednesday's media availability. Read more »
Draft Report: Stanley Johnson Of Arizona

by Christopher Reina

Stanley Johnson can score in a multitude of ways with his blend of strength and quickness from the wing. Johnson has the mentality and body of a big to pair with the traditional skill-set of a wing with his perimeter shooting. Read more »
Draft Report: Willie Cauley-Stein Of Kentucky

by Christopher Reina

Willie Cauley-Stein has a transcendent, on-trend, NBA-ready skill and can transform a team's defensive identity immediately. Read more »
Draft Report: Mario Hezonja Of Barcelona

by Christopher Reina

You have to be built in a special, irrational confidence way to be an effective high usage wing scorer. The question is whether Mario Hezonja has the skills and ability to back it up and if he can't, whether he can dial it down from his default of 11 to an eight. Read more »
Draft Report: Justise Winslow Of Duke

by Christopher Reina

Justise Winslow is the type of player who is going to find a role on any team, but the team drafting him may get a deluxe role player instead of a true two-way star for their core. Read more »
The Paradigm Shift For NBA Backup Centers

by Jonathan Tjarks

Every team is going to need a small-ball center capable of switching pick-and-rolls and making plays in space. Dakari Johnson is what backup centers in the NBA looked like 10 years ago - Jordan Mickey is what they will look like 10 years from now. Read more »
Draft Report: Emmanuel Mudiay Of Guangdong

by Christopher Reina

Emmanuel Mudiay has a high bar for the certainty of his combination of skill and athleticism, but the true question is whether he can sustain his level of play on a nightly basis to become a high efficiency 20, five and eight player. Read more »
Draft Report: Karl-Anthony Towns Of Kentucky

by Christopher Reina

Karl-Anthony Towns is perhaps the most jack of all trades center prospect in NBA history and he really could become a master of them all to become one of the best two or three players in the league. Read more »
Draft Report: Jahlil Okafor Of Duke

by Christopher Reina

People watch Jahlil Okafor's preternatural post game and think he just wasn't made for these times. Outside shooting has never been more important, but low post scorers that command a double team can be transformative to an offense. Read more »
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