Basketball Analysis

The Case Of Ralph Sampson And The Fate Of NBA Lottery Selections

by John Wilmes

Jun 28, 2018 2:22 PM

Every year, we draw a shiny red circle around a handful of lottery selections, anointing them as harbingers of the future even though we know better. Read more »

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2018 NBA Draft Prospect Reports (Full List)

by Rafael Uehara

Jun 20, 2018 10:19 PM

Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic, Mohamed Bamba, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Bagley headline the 2018 NBA Draft class. Read more »

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Prospect Report: Luka Doncic Of Real Madrid

by Rafael Uehara

Jun 20, 2018 10:11 PM

Luka Doncic is a prodigal shot creator and the most accomplished international teenager in history. Read more »

Tags: Luka Doncic, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, International Teams

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Sights And Sounds Of 2018 NBA Draft Availability

by Andrew Perna

On Jaren Jackson Jr., Kevin Knox, Marvin Bagley, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Zhaire Smith and more. Read more »
Prospect Report: Jerome Robinson Of Boston College

by Rafael Uehara

Jerome Robinson has a skill-set similar to Devin Booker's on offense with his excellent shooting and passing. Read more »
How To Approach Prospect Evaluation: Defense

by Danny Leroux

On determining functional size, mobility, mental awareness and effort when judging the defensive potential of prospects. Read more »
Prospect Report: Robert Williams Of Texas A&M

by Rafael Uehara

Robert Williams is currently expected to be drafted around the same range he would have been last year, with some chance that he might drop after skipping the 2018 NBA Combine and starting his workout tour late in the process. Read more »
Prospect Report: Troy Brown Jr. Of Oregon

by Rafael Uehara

Troy Brown Jr. looks like the 3&D wing every single team is looking for these days. Read more »
Prospect Report: Kevin Huerter Of Maryland

by Rafael Uehara

Kevin Huerter's stock has been on the rise over the last month and after a very strong appearance at the 2018 Combine, he is now expected to end up as a top-20 pick. Read more »
Prospect Report: Josh Okogie Of Georgia Tech

by Rafael Uehara

There is a chance more than a few teams view him as a point guard prospect, or at least as the sort of wing who might be able to develop the ability to run offense in a pinch and unlock jumbo personnel in the perimeter. Read more »
Prospect Report: Aaron Holiday Of UCLA

by Rafael Uehara

After attending the 2017 Combine, Aaron Holiday returned to UCLA for his junior year and did well in terms of making the shots and passes that he was probably advised to focus upon. Read more »
Prospect Report: Jalen Brunson Of Villanova

by Rafael Uehara

Itís hard to find another 21-year-old American below the pro level as accomplished as Jalen Brunson. Read more »
How To Approach Prospect Evaluation: Video And Statistical Scouting

by Danny Leroux

Creating a methodology for analyzing film and statistics for prospects with the goals of reducing sample bias and understanding context is a critical part of the draft process. Read more »
Prospect Report: Donte DiVincenzo Of Villanova

by Rafael Uehara

Donte DiVincenzo was the 124th ranked prospect in the 2015 high school class. Three years later, he is now expected to end up a first round pick in this year's draft. Read more »
Prospect Report: Mikal Bridges Of Villanova

by Rafael Uehara

After redshirting his first year, the six-foot-seven wing improved year-over-year the next three seasons, graduated and now leaves Villanova as a two-time National Champion. Read more »
How To Approach Prospect Evaluation: Ballhandling

by Danny Leroux

Evaluating potential NBA players is a challenging, imperfect process, so a good place to start is with a coherent and consistent approach. Read more »
Prospect Report: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the rare one-and-done prospect out of Kentucky who was not a five-star recruit, but he's a natural running an offense with great length. Read more »
Prospect Report: Marvin Bagley III Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

So much of the intrigue over Marvin Bagley III isn't due to his production but the way he projects physically. Read more »
Prospect Report: Miles Bridges Of Michigan State

by Rafael Uehara

Miles Bridges' draft stock is about the same as it was in 2017, but it's very curious how he was pretty much a completely different player as a sophomore than he was as a freshman. Read more »
Prospect Report: Mohamed Bamba Of Texas

by Rafael Uehara

Mohamed Bamba could become a special talent on defense while providing complementary finishing and floor spacing on offense. Read more »