1. Boom-or-Bust Draft Prospects: Riskiest Players in the 2017 NBA Draft

    Boom-or-bust NBA draft prospects present both enticing upside and worrisome risk. The latter typically stems from limited production, experience or skills...

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  2. 2017 NBA Draft Big Board: Can Anyone Catch Markelle Fultz?

    The completion of both the NBA combine and draft lottery signals the start of workout season. Most prospects have officially begun traveling from city to city auditioning for executives who hadn't seen them live during the year...

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  3. Each NBA Lottery Team's Draft Whiteboard

    With the 2017 NBA lottery complete, teams can officially start building their draft boards and strategies. Preparation for the big night is key...

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  4. NBA Mock Draft 2017: Post-Lottery Edition

    The 2017 NBA draft board is officially set following the Boston Celtics' victory at the 2017 lottery Tuesday...

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  5. Best and Worst Landing Spots for the Top 2017 NBA Draft Prospects

    NBA prospects benefit from landing in settings that suit their particular strengths and weaknesses. It's also a plus to join a team that has available minutes and a clear path toward the starting lineup...

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  6. NBA Combine: Players Who Hurt and Helped Themselves the Most on Day 1

    CHICAGO — Quest Multisport was packed with coaches, scouts and general managers for the first big day of the 2017 NBA Combine on Thursday...

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  7. NBA Draft Big Board: Ranking the Top 30 Prospects Heading into Combine

    The NBA Draft Combine, which began Tuesday in Chicago, signifies the true start to the predraft process. Five-on-fives create a platform for fringe players and possible first-rounders to move the needle...

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  8. NBA Mock Draft 2017: Last Update Before the Combine

    With the 2017 NBA Draft Combine running May 9-14 in Chicago, prospects are preparing for the dozens of coaches, general managers and scouts who line the courts and fill the gym...

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  9. Ranking the Top Playmakers of 2017 NBA Draft Class

    The 2017 NBA draft won't lack playmakers. We could potentially see four go top in the 10 and five total in the first round...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 22 days ago 54,205 reads 0 comments

  10. Ranking the Top Plug-and-Play Prospects in the 2017 NBA Draft Class

    It's getting harder for NBA rookies to enter the league and make an impact. Outside of the Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, who was drafted in 2014 and only played 31 games, no other rookie this year averaged more than 12...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 27 days ago 31,672 reads 0 comments

  11. Ranking the Best 3-and-D Specialists in 2017 NBA Draft

    The NBA 's three-and-D guards and wings have risen in value over the years. Shooters who can defend are highly coveted, even if they lack dynamic scoring and playmaking ability...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 29 days ago 32,640 reads 0 comments

  12. NBA Mock Draft After the Declaration Deadline

    The deadline to declare for the 2017 NBA draft has passed, but the field isn't set in stone. Prospects who've put their names in still have until after the NBA combine in May to return to school...

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  13. Ranking the Best Athletes of the 2017 NBA Draft Class

    When it comes to the NBA draft, teams love to chase upside and potential. Often times, those categories are heavily driven by athletic ability...

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  14. 2017 NBA Draft: Best-Case Scenario for Each Top Prospect

    Team fit can play a significant role in a prospect's development once he's selected in the NBA draft. Some players need early minutes, while others require talent to play off or time to learn from the bench...

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  15. Ranking the Best Handles in 2017 NBA Draft Class

    The 2017 NBA draft class will be loaded with point guards who dazzle off the dribble. The sharper the handle, the tougher a player is to contain in isolation and ball-screen situations...

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  16. 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Regular Season Edition

    The NBA season is complete, which means the draft lottery odds are set. However, the standings still show ties that will soon be broken by a coin flip (we broke these ties via random selection) ...

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  17. Ranking the Best Perimeter Defenders in 2017 NBA Draft

    Strong perimeter defenders hold substantial value in today's NBA . Teams want guards who can contain dribble penetration and wings who cover multiple positions...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 1 month ago 33,109 reads 0 comments

  18. Ranking the Best Rim Protectors Likely to Declare for 2017 NBA Draft

    Even in today's small-ball NBA , all teams need rim protection. They'll have the chance to add some with five specific prospects in the 2017 draft. Each of these bigs has established a presence inside...

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  19. Ranking the Best Iso Scorers of 2017 NBA Draft

    Teams looking for scorers in the 2017 NBA draft will have a handful of promising names to consider. The following five prospects have established themselves as the toughest one-on-one players in June's projected class...

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  20. NBA Draft 2017: Updated Big Board After National Championship Game

    The completion of the NCAA tournament officially signals the start of 2017 NBA draft season. Overall, lottery teams should feel good about their options. Our top 14 consists of at least one exciting prospect from every position...

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  21. Do NBA Scouts Put More Stock in NCAA Tournament Games?

    NEW YORK — The NCAA tournament creates a high-stakes setting that magnifies performance, and NBA evaluators each watch it through their own custom scouting lens...

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  22. NBA Mock Draft: Justin Jackson Trending Up After March Madness Breakout

    The NCAA tournament has brought out the best in a number of prospects looking to improve their stock for the NBA draft...

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  23. Most Ideal Landing Spots for 2017 NBA Draft's Top Prospects

    Team fit can play a significant role in prospects' development fresh after the NBA draft. Some players need immediate reps, while others require talent to play off of and time to learn from the bench...

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  24. Projecting NBA Outlooks of Top Prospects at 2017 McDonald's All-American Game

    Just like it does every April, this year's McDonald's All-American Game will host a handful of future NBA players and high draft picks. Two prospects playing in Chicago should wind up competing with Real Madrid star Luka Doncic for No...

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  25. NBA Draft: Updated Big Board After the First Week of March Madness

    With only 16 teams remaining in the NCAA tournament, it's time for an update to the 2017 NBA draft big board. Five of our top 10 prospects are still alive and looking to improve their stock before workouts, testing and interviews...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 2 months ago 103,501 reads 0 comments