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June 21st, 2017

Draft Tiers: First Round

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:00am

This year's draft is an interesting one as we see the strength of it in the top 5-10 picks, and a lot of parity in that range. While we don't see the same depth as say last year's draft where possible Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon was taken by Milwaukee with the 36th pick and Patrick McCaw was purchased for cash by Golden State at the 38th pick. In order to better illustrate the depth and talent of this year's draft, here is a look at the teirs, as we see them, going into this year's draft.

Tier One (likely franchse talent):

Top 5 Overrated Prospects

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:31pm

The 2017 NBA is less than 24 hours away, and this class has the potential to be a strong one. With a number of talented players who will have the opportunity to make immediate impacts in the NBA and develop into major contributors in the future. That being said, every draft has a few land mines who are probably valued a bit higher than they really should be. Last year's overrated list featured: Henry Ellenson and Wade Baldwin. Let’s take a look at a few players who for various reasons are a bit overrated:

Top 5 Underrated Prospects

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:01pm

With less than 24 hours until the 2017 NBA Draft, NBA front offices will spend one last night pondering which prospects to add to their roster tomorrow night. With that being said, players are very difficult to project down the road. Like any other draft, this one will likely feature some surprise breakout players and several prospects that never quite live up to their hype/potential. Here is a look at this year’s potentially most underrated prospects:

Cam Oliver, PF, Nevada

Top 10 International Prospects

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 1:21pm

This year's International class is considered by many as one of if not the weakest ever. Most of the players that declared for the 2017 NBA draft are far from being considered NBA ready, and as low as two could be taken in the first round this year. The 2016 International draft class in comparison had seven first rounders, and fifteen total players selected. With that said, there are still some intriguing prospects in this year's class.

1. Frank Ntilikina (1998, 6-5, PG, France, Strasbourg)

June 20th

2017 Extended Mock Draft 7.3

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:36am

With the draft set for tomorrow (Thursday, June 22nd 7PM ET) here's a final (7.3) look at this year's first round extended mock.

Face Off: Luke Kennard vs Donovan Mitchell

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:34pm

Once upon a time, both Luke Kennard and Donovan Mitchell were thought of as bubble first rounders, but both guards have really bolstered their appeal since the NCAA season ended. With the draft less than a week away, Kennard and Mitchell are now regarded as possible late lottery picks who could even sneak into the top 10 selections of the 2017 draft.

Face Off: Jonathan Isaac vs Malik Monk

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:00pm

With the draft just 2 days away, we have already examined a number of the draft's hotly debated player debates. Lonzo Ball vs. Markelle Fultz, Josh Jackson vs Jayson Tatum, De’Aaron Fox vs. Dennis Smith among others.

June 19th

Wesley Iwundu Interview

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:55pm

To say that it has been a wild couple of months for former Kansas State player Wesley Iwundu would be an understatement. The 6-7 forward from Houston, Texas has been one of the draft’s biggest risers in recent weeks as a strong NCAA Tournament and NBA Draft Combine performances have seen him become a familiar name for teams with picks at the end of the first round.

Face Off: Bam Adebayo vs Harry Giles

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:07pm

The 2017 NBA Draft is just a few days away. This year’s class has been lauded for the depth of potential star players at the top of the draft. Within that depth there are players that play the same position that lend themselves to debates about which is the better prospect. One of those has been a long running debate going back to their high school days, about who is the better bigman prospect between Kentucky’s’ Bam Adebayo and Duke’s Harry Giles.

June 18th

2017 NBA Draft: Top 5 Lists

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 6:07am

With the draft only a few days away, here are our annual top 5 superlative lists, with a breakdown of some of those who hold the top spots.