1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. NBA Exec Says Luka Doncic 'Leap Years Above Anyone' After EuroBasket Brilliance

    NBA unicorn Kristaps Porzingis looked heated as time expired in his EuroBasket quarterfinal Tuesday. His 34 points for Latvia weren't enough against Slovenia—it was a memorable ...

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  8. Projecting the Top 2017-18 NBA Rookie at Every Position

    Forget about the long term. This season's NBA rookies are ready to step in and make an impact right away. We're projecting the top newcomer at point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center for the upcoming season...

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  9. Every Top NBA Rookie's Rookie of the Year Case for 2017-18

    The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year race is going to be wildly competitive. Every top-10 pick possesses the talent to win the award, so the race may come down to those who have big roles to fill or contribute meaningful production to a winning team...

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  10. 2018 NBA Draft Prospects Entering Make-or-Break Seasons

    At some point, NBA scouts need to see improvement. Being young no longer works as an excuse for prospects who continue to make the same mistakes or show signs they aren't built for the pros...

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  11. Predicting Rookie Stat Leaders for Each Major NBA Category

    Few NBA rookies produce at notable levels. There could be more in 2017-18 based on the talent in this class and how the chips fell in the draft...

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  12. Checking Receipts on College Scouting Reports of NBA Top Stars Under 25

    A ton of film review, note-taking and reporting goes into NBA draft scouting. It's informative to go back and assess previous evaluations...

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  13. 2018 NBA Draft: Top Sleeper Prospect at Every Position

    Sleepers come out of nowhere every year to surprise as breakout NBA prospects. Donovan Mitchell, John Collins and Kyle Kuzma were a few from 2017...

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  14. 5 NBA Rookies Who Could Prove Doubters Wrong Next Season

    Midway through the NBA season, 2017's draft class could look even stronger than the top-five picks suggest. We know Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and Jayson Tatum will produce...

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  15. 2018 NBA Draft: Who Ya Got, Marvin Bagley III or Michael Porter Jr. at No. 1?

    This was supposed to be the Michael Porter Jr. draft. He seemed to have separated himself last spring from fellow NBA prospects DeAndre Ayton and Mohamed Bamba...

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  16. 2018 NBA Draft: Projecting Breakout Prospects for Next Year's Class

    Breakout NBA draft prospects typically show signs the season or summer before. A few of the following players received valuable experience at last year's combine or impressed in July at the U19 World Championships...

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  17. 2018 NBA Draft: Who's Gunnin' for Michael Porter Jr.'s No. 1 Spot?

    Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. occupies the top spot on our 2018 NBA draft board. He's big, highly skilled and athletic—a mix that creates mismatch scoring potential...

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  18. 2018 NBA Draft: Don't Sleep on These Potential One-and-Done Freshmen

    The NBA draft's one-and-done freshmen are usually easy to spot before the season. Recruiting rankings, tools, athleticism and established skills can often be telling. But every year, there are a handful of surprising names to leave school early...

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  19. 2018 NBA Draft: Are These Highly Regarded Prospects Overhyped?

    There is perhaps too much hype surrounding a number of prospects preparing to enter the 2018 NBA draft. For five of them, it's premature or unwarranted. Even at a young age, tools and athleticism shouldn't automatically equate to upside...

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  20. Who Got Next? B/R's Next-Generation NBA Superstars

    College and international basketball remain on track to continue pumping out future NBA stars. With the addition of Marvin Bagley III, who announced on SportsCenter he's reclassifying ...

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  21. Bust Potential for Each Top Rookie from 2017 NBA Draft Class

    Nobody is ever a lock in the NBA draft. Each rookie will face specific challenges they aren't guaranteed to conquer...

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  22. Building the Perfect NBA Rookie from This Year's Draft Class

    The perfect NBA rookie doesn't exist, so we created one to help illuminate the elite strengths of the top prospects from the 2017 class...

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  23. The Top Prospect at Every Position in 2018 NBA Draft Class

    The 2018 NBA draft features a stud prospect at every position. And there's variety, with freshmen, returning risers and one potential star overseas. Teams expected to select early in the lottery should be able to fill any specific hole...

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  24. Way-Too-Soon 2018 NBA Draft Big Board: Keep an Eye on Mohamed Bamba

    The projected 2018 NBA draft class should feature a handful of intriguing names who'll attempt to follow Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and Jayson Tatum...

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  25. NBA Scouts Bullish on Markelle Fultz's Rookie-Year Impact: 'He's Ready Day 1'

    Many NBA scouts were enamored with Markelle Fultz during his freshman year at Washington , which is what made the Boston Celtics - Philadelphia 76ers predraft trade so compelling...

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