1. NBA Rookie Ladder: Ben Simmons Leads the Pack 1 Month into Season

    This year's NBA rookie class has been one of the more exciting ones to track in recent memory. Five newcomers are averaging at least 14 points, and nine are scoring in double figures...

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  2. 2018 NBA Draft: Top Takeaways from 2017 Champions Classic

    The 2017 Champions Classic featured two tight games and over a dozen high-profile NBA prospects for scouts to evaluate in Chicago on Tuesday...

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  3. Scouting Reports for Top NBA Draft Prospects at 2017 Champions Classic

    The 2017 Champions Classic features Final Four contenders and over a dozen quality NBA prospects. Tuesday night will be one of the most heavily scouted events of the season. First, No...

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  4. 2018 NBA Draft: Top 10 Storylines to Keep an Eye On

    The NBA draft discussion includes a variety of topics, from the No. 1 overall contenders and top returning prospects to the NCAA's scandal and how it affects scouting...

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  5. Porzingis 2.0? The Next Giannis? NBA Scouts Predict the League's Next Unicorn

    2017 will be known as the year of the unicorn. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kristaps Porzingis , NBA big men with unusual versatility, lead the league in scoring...

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  6. 2018 NBA Mock Draft Ahead of 2017-18 CBB Season Tipoff

    NBA scouts are already out making their rounds with college basketball season ready to tip. And the excitement regarding this 2018 draft class continues to build. The top five could be stronger than last year's...

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  7. 2018 NBA Draft Big Board Ahead of 2017-18 CBB Season

    The start of college basketball officially ignites the 2018 NBA draft conversation. And it includes a handful of potential stars for the second year in row...

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  8. NBA Rookies Already Outperforming Their Draft Spot

    The 2017 NBA rookies are off to a hot start, and that includes a number who were taken outside the lottery. There are a handful of general managers who should already feel good about one of their 2017 picks...

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  9. The 1 Hot Take We're Buying for Every Top NBA Rookie

    The first week initiates NBA hot-take season. Perspectives on rookies can change after finally seeing them play. And there has been a ton of buzz, both in terms of excitement and disappointment, regarding the 2017 draft class, plus Ben Simmons...

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  10. Nobody's Perfect: Every Top NBA Rookie's Biggest Flaw

    It won't take long for the NBA to expose every rookie's biggest flaw. They each have one defining weakness that could keep them from breaking through their ceilings. Shooting and shot selection are popular issues...

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  11. 2018 NBA Draft: Top Upperclassmen to Watch This Season

    Juniors and seniors don't have it easy when it comes to NBA draft stock. With teams more intrigued by youth and potential, only five NCAA upperclassmen were taken in last year's first round...

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  12. Ranking Most NBA-Ready Rookies as 2017-18 Tips Off

    Some NBA rookies are more prepared than others for the daunting transition from college to the pros. Predraft production is only a small part of the equation when predicting NBA readiness, though there isn't an exact science...

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  13. 2018 NBA Draft: Top 50 Prospects to Watch for as New Season Begins

    The 2017 NBA draft prospects raised the bar for star power and depth. And the early projected 2018 field appears capable of matching them. Scouts have already started making the rounds and attending practices in preparation for next June's draft...

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  14. 2018 NBA Draft: Luka Doncic and the Top 10 International Prospects

    NBA scouts will be heading to Spain all season for a chance to evaluate Slovenian star Luka Doncic . They'll also visit France, Germany, Serbia and even Iceland to check out other potential sleepers in the draft...

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  15. NBA Exec on Bizarre Markelle Fultz Shooting Form: 'This Is Mind-Boggling'

    Golfers and batters fix swings. Quarterbacks tweak throwing motions. But No. 1 overall NBA draft picks rarely transform their shooting mechanics right before their rookie seasons...

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  16. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Top 2017-18 NBA Rookies

    Will Ben Simmons live up to his preseason hype? Can Lonzo Ball recover from his October ankle injury and offer Lakers fans real hope for the first time in years? Will we see hints ...

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  17. Which NBA Rookies Will Face the Most Pressure in 2017-18?

    NBA rookies aren't supposed to feel pressure during their first year on the job. But some can't help or stop the expectations. This class is hyped, specifically the names atop the 2017 draft board...

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  18. The 5 Players Worth Tanking for in 2018 NBA Draft

    The NBA has approved a lottery reform that will take place in 2019 and is designed to discourage tanking...

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  19. 2018 NBA Draft: Pro Comparisons for Top 10 Prospects

    NBA comparisons are used to paint a picture portraying a prospect's current skill set but also their future identity...

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  20. NBA Rookies Who'll Have Steepest Learning Curves in 2017-18

    Some prospects are more than prepared for their rookie NBA seasons. These aren't them. The following eight first-rounders will need extra time, whether it's due to youth, lack of experience, lower skill levels or physical immaturity...

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  21. How Each Top Returning Prospect Can Improve 2018 NBA Draft Stock

    Each returning top prospect must follow a certain recipe to maximize his 2018 NBA draft stock. A few of these players took chances by returning with greater expectations and potentially more to lose than gain...

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  22. 2018 NBA Draft: Every Projected Lottery Team's Way-Too-Early Top 5 Big Board

    NBA scouting departments will start the year with must-watch prospect targets. And for the most part, teams know what tier of the draft they'll be picking in...

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  23. 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Luka Doncic Stealing Thunder from Stacked College Class

    Major changes aren't typically made to NBA mock draft boards in the offseason. But this one is different, following the reclassification of an elite high school prospect and the completion of EuroBasket 2017...

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  24. Every Top NBA Rookie's Calling Card

    Each of the top NBA rookies will be known for something once the season starts to unfold. Their identities early on will revolve around these signature qualities or strengths, which include scoring skills, passing and speed...

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  25. Ranking Top Performances from NBA Players at EuroBasket 2017

    EuroBasket 2017 featured a handful of notable NBA names. And most of them delivered at least one big-time performance. A 25-year-old, soon-to-be rookie who'd been stashed abroad made the top-five cut...

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