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  • Brad Rippe posted 34 days ago

    Brad Rippe

    Check out Josh Scott from Colorado for your next mock draft. It's not even up for debate that he goes first round if he declares this year.

  • Jack Franklin posted 176 days ago

    Jack Franklin

    You compared Exum to MCW and in your latest mock draft had Exum going to Philly. So if they are the same type of player how will they mesh.

  • Real NBA Fan posted 181 days ago

    Real NBA Fan

    Thanks, keep writing great articles. I'm a big fan of the Draft.

  • Real NBA Fan posted 184 days ago

    Real NBA Fan

    I also wanted to say that you are one of my favorite writers on Bleacher Report. Keep up the good work!

  • Real NBA Fan posted 184 days ago

    Real NBA Fan

    What do you think about these projections:

    Jabari Parker:
    Ceiling: Pierce/Melo
    Prime stats: 24 points, 6 rebounds, 3.5 assists

    Andrew Wiggins:
    Ceiling: George/Gay
    Prime stats: 22 points, 6 rebounds 4 assists

    Joel Embiid:
    Ceiling: Duncan/Olajuwon
    Prime stats: 20 points, 11 rebounds, 2.5 blocks

    Dante Exum:
    Ceiling: Penny Hardaway/MCW
    Prime stats: 19 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists

    Julius Randle:
    Ceiling: Bosh/David Lee
    Prime stats: 18 points, 9 rebounds, 1.5 blocks

    Marcus Smart:
    Ceiling: Bledsoe/Wall
    Prime stats: 18 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists

    Noah Vonleh:
    Ceiling: Bosh/Boozer
    Prime stats: 16 points, 9 rebounds, 1.5 blocks

    Tyler Ennis:
    Ceiling: Holiday/Lawson
    Prime stats: 15 points, 3.5 rebounds, 8.5 assists

    Gary Harris:
    Ceiling: Mayo/Waiters
    Prime stats: 16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists

  • Matt Mateus posted 204 days ago

    Matt Mateus

    Jonathan, I am really interested on knowing where you stand with Bryce Cotton.

  • nick stathacopoulos posted 222 days ago

    nick stathacopoulos

    jonathan assuming wiggins parker and embiid are all gone when its bostons turn to pic the celtics would be wise to take vonleh and fill there greatest need at the center position its no secret that boston has not had a true center play for them since robert parish more than 30 years ago to suggest otherwise only shows how ignorant you really are LMBO but ime not surprised coming from a knicks fan .

  • ben Paquin posted 267 days ago

    ben Paquin


    I'm really feeling compelled to become a sportswriter. I know its the one thing that I want to do for the rest of my life. I'm willing to go back to school for multimedia journalism and do all of the stuff at the bottom of the totem pole to have a career in sports writing. I just don't know what other steps to take to get in the right direction other than keep writing articles and get some exposure somehow. Do you mind just giving some quick advice that I probably haven't thought of?

  • I Hate Lebron posted 269 days ago

    I Hate Lebron

    Hey, I've got some questions about a few guys in the tourney this year
    Jarnell Stokes is playing like a monster. Do you see him sneaking into the first round like Mitch McGary last year?

    Josh Richardson of Tennessee won't leave this year, but does he have a shot to get drafted if he keeps up this level of play?

    How do you see Xavier Thames panning out in the NBA?

  • Hrithik Vemparala posted 277 days ago

    Hrithik Vemparala

    Jonathan, do you think Embiid's injury will stunt his development even in NBA or is it just a short term one?

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