Basketball Articles

Dissecting The NBA Fits For Josh Jackson

by Rafael Uehara

May 24, 2017 2:14 PM

Every year there is a player with jaw dropping physical talent and some skill that suggests he might have superstar potential but who also possesses an undeveloped area that might be a fatal flaw and cap such potential. This year it's Josh Jackson. Read more »

Tags: Josh Jackson, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Prospect Report: Jayson Tatum Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

May 12, 2017 4:06 AM

Jayson Tatum's biggest selling point is his individual scoring and positional flexibility with his size on the wing. Read more »

Tags: Jayson Tatum, Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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

Notes From The 2017 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

While it was largely the Michael Porter Jr. show this week, Wendell Carter Jr., Mohamed Bamba, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Collin Sexton had notable showings. Read more »
Five NCAA Tournament Players Off Draft Boards With An NBA Future

by Brett Koremenos

Nothing is more rewarding than finding a diamond in the rough, that college player no one else gets excited about but you know is going to be a pro one day. Read more »
Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Calipari & The NBA Age Limit

by Jonny Auping

There are three parties in this equation: The NCAA (and their coaches), the NBA, and the players. They all have money to make or lose under any system. Read more »
Reviewing The Prospects Of The Big East Tournament

by Jordan Tyler

On how Josh Hart, Justin Patton, Angel Delgado, Desi Rodriguez and Marcus Foster impacted their professional future at the Big East Tournament. Read more »
Top-10 NBA Draft Prospects Of March Madness

by Rafael Uehara

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 »
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 »
Re-Doing The 2011 NBA Draft

by Michael Pina

Technically, every NBA draft alters the course of basketball history, but 2011's was special. Five years later, it presents dozens of significant What Ifs? Read more »
Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
Sights And Sounds Of 2016 NBA Draft Media Day

by Andrew Perna

On Jaylen Brown's confidence, Domantas Sabonis' experience overseas and in college, the versatility of Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn's reliance on family. 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 »
Upperclassman May Rule 2016 Draft, But Trend Unlikely

by Andrew Perna

Since the NBA instituted the current age limit, experienced college players and high school superstars have been replaced atop the draft with one-and-done supernovas. This year's different with Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine and others. Read more »