1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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