NBA Draft Analysis

Prospect Report: Precious Achiuwa Of Memphis

by Rafael Uehara

Jul 27, 2020 5:18 PM

Precious Achiuwa looks like the exact type of prospect whose combination of physical profile and athletic ability wows decision makers who join the process late. Read more »

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Prospect Report: James Wiseman Of Memphis

by Rafael Uehara

Jun 26, 2020 2:20 PM

James Wiseman has the potential to become a pure center who is special enough to escape the league's deemphasizing of the position over these last few years. Read more »

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Prospect Report: Obi Toppin Of Dayton

by Rafael Uehara

Apr 29, 2020 12:34 PM

Obi Toppin is viewed as one of those big men who might be special enough to escape the devaluing of the position, especially of those who probably need another big man with them in the lineup to anchor the defense. Read more »

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Prospect Report: Onyeka Okongwu Of USC

by Rafael Uehara

Onyeka Okongwu has emerged due to his impact around the rim on both ends. His combination of coordination and smoothness moving around the floor offers hope he could someday be about as good out in space as well. Read more »
Prospect Report: Isaac Okoro Of Auburn

by Rafael Uehara

The hype supporting Isaac Okoro's viability as a top 10 pick is mostly based on his defense, which is unusual because NBA teams tend to reach for shot creators and shot makers or seven-footers at the top of the draft. Read more »
Prospect Report: Tyrese Haliburton Of Iowa State

by Rafael Uehara

Maybe Tyrese Haliburton's rise to stardom says more about the general perception of a lack of superstar potential in this class or maybe the NBA is starting to adjust its view on what types of players it is looking for in the draft. Read more »
2020 NBA Draft Prospects: Bigs

by Rafael Uehara

James Wiseman, Isaiah Stewart II, Matthew Hurt, Obadiah Toppin and Amar Sylla headline the big man prospects. Read more »
2020 NBA Draft Prospects: Wings

by Rafael Uehara

Breaking down the games of Deni Avdija, Jaden McDaniels, Scottie Lewis, Precious Achiuwa and Tyrese Maxey. Read more »
2020 NBA Draft Prospects: Point Guards

by Rafael Uehara

With Anthony Edwards, Cole Anthony, Theo Maledon, RJ Hampton and Nico Mannion featuring, 2020 figures to be a bounceback draft for the position. Read more »
Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson Injuries Make Rookies Mindful Ahead Of Career

by Andrew Perna

For this year's rookie class, just days away from their first significant payday, the reaction has ranged from shrug inducing to sobering. Read more »
2019 NBA Draft Prospects: Point Guards

by Rafael Uehara

On Ja Morant, Darius Garland, Coby White, Ty Jerome and Carsen Edwards. Read more »
The Potential Of Zion Williamson Vs. The Draft's Inherent Uncertainty

by Micah Wimmer

A year ago, Zion Williamson was projected to go No. 7. Now he's going No. 1 and expected to be a surefire Hall of Famer. In this way, Zion is more of a myth than a man at this point, more potential than actuality. Read more »
Sports Are Way More Interesting Than Overdone NBA Draft Coverage

by Colin McGowan

The draft is a fine thing to ponder, but if you let it, it can easily carry you pretty far away from the core of why we're here in the first place and leave you GM-brained. Read more »
2019 NBA Draft Prospects: Shooting Guards

by Rafael Uehara

Jumbo shot creators are in vogue in the NBA right now and this group reflects that demand. Read more »
Sights And Sounds Of 2019 NBA Draft Media Availability

by Andrew Perna

On the surge of Canadians in the first round, Tyler Herro's quick rise, Jaxson Hayes playing football, Jarrett Culver playing soccer and more. Read more »
2019 NBA Draft Prospects: Small Forwards

by Rafael Uehara

This is not a strong year for the small forward position with Cam Reddish, Nassir Little and Romeo Langford all remaining highly touted more for what they did in high school than college. Read more »
2019 NBA Draft Prospects: Power Forwards

by Rafael Uehara

On Zion Williamson, DeAndre Hunter, Sekou Doumbouya, Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke. Read more »
2019 NBA Draft Prospects: Centers

by Rafael Uehara

Breaking down the strengths and weaknesses of Jaxson Hayes, Bol Bol, Goga Bitadze, Mfiondu Kabengele and Nicolas Claxton. Read more »
College Basketball Barely Contained Zion Williamson

by Colin McGowan

It's tempting to wonder what true freedom would look like for Zion Williamson, what he would do with his talents if he could apply them more freely, but that's a far-off fantasy. Read more »
Prospect Report: Eric Paschall Of Villanova

by Rafael Uehara

Eric Paschall certainly looks the part for what the league is looking for in its combo forwards from physical and athletic standpoints. Read more »