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RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie On The NBA Draft

Dec 29, 2016 4:40 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie of the Sporting News (@Sam_Vecenie) catch up on the potential prospects in the 2017 Draft as the NCAA moves from non-conference to conference play.

They discuss the which players have improved their stock in non-conference play, whether Markelle Fultz has established himself as the clear-cut top player, the ideal fit for Lonzo Ball and much, much more.

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GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

Dec 22, 2016 11:23 AM

The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz.

Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped from No. 6 to No. 2.

Josh Jackson fell from No. 1 to No. 3 with Malik Monk and Dennis Smith rounding out the top-5. Monk was ranked No. 15 in the previous big board.

1. Markelle Fultz
2. Lonzo Ball
3. Josh Jackson
4. Malik Monk
5. Dennis Smith
6. Jayson Tatum
7. Harry Giles
8. Jonathan Isaac
9. De'Aaron Fox
10. Miles Bridges
11. Lauri Markkanen
12. Frank Ntilikina
13. OG Anunoby
14. T.J. Leaf
15. Robert Williams
16. Ivan Rabb
17. Terrance Ferguson
18. Edrice Adebayo
19. Jarrett Allen
20. Marques Bolden

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