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April 20th, 2017

2017 Extended Mock Draft 4.0

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:00pm

The NCAA tourney is over and the draft focus now shifts to the NBA Predraft camp, the Draft Lottery and workouts, leading up to the draft. Here is our fourth look at the NBA draft as the order of picks is set, aside from the May 16th lotto, with the NBA playoffs underway.

April 19th

2017 Early Entry / Draft Range List

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 5:30pm

The early entry deadline for underclassmen to decare for the draft is April 23rd. The Draft Combine will take place May 9th-14th. The Draft lottery is May 16th. The early entry withdrawal deadline is June 12th. The NBA Draft will take place on June 22nd.

Officially Announced

April 18th

Situational Analysis: De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 1:30pm

"Situational Analysis" is a series of articles that seeks to examine the circumstances that most often influence an NBA prospect's success. Each player will be scored on a scale from 1-10 in four different categories: NBA-specific skill(s), fatal flaw(s), collegiate/overseas/pre-NBA environment, and ideal NBA ecosystem.

April 16th

Westbrook: Most Valuable Questions

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 9:00pm

Let me begin by making something as clear as I can, as early as I can, what Russell Westbrook is doing is amazing! If there were an award for most impressive individual season, or best statistical accomplishment, maybe even most enjoyable to watch (not for me, but for a lot of us who get enthralled with gaudy numbers), Russell Westbrook deserves all those accolades. If the NBA joined every other professional league in differentiating offensive statistical accomplishment, from overall value, he’d be our silver slugger, our Offensive Player of the Year, our Golden Boy.

April 14th

Jordan Brand Classic: Practice Notes

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 9:00pm

The Jordan Brand Classic had two days of practice; day one at the HSS Training Center and day two at Terminal 23 which was a full day of scrimmaging. Michael Porter was out both days with an injured back but there were plenty of other talented prospects competing.

DeAndre Ayton 7’0 220 C - Arizona

April 13th

2017 Nike Hoop Summit: World Team Recap

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 9:00pm

Coming off of last year's 34 point loss and lacking much in the way of star power, outside of their young 16 year old phenom RJ Barrett, many scouts figured this would be another blow out. But behind the excellent coaching of Roy Rana and his staff (Marin Sedlacek and Borko Popic), the World team surprisingly kept it close as they showed a lot of grit and toughness maintaining a close-fought game until a late surge by Team USA.

April 12th

2017 Nike Hoop Summit: USA Team Recap

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:00pm

Team USA was once again chock full of future NBA talent across the board, and luckily for those watching the game it was a much closer match-up than 2016’s record setting 34-point rout. By game's end, USA had claimed a 98-87 win, though the final score did not necessarily highlight just how hard fought the victory turned out to be. Blessed with fantastic size and athleticism, this team struggled from long range (5-22, 22.7% 3PT) and turned the ball over 19 times by game's end, just as many as the World Team. But the talent level was unmistakable.

April 11th

Situational Analysis: Lonzo Ball

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:12am

"Situational Analysis" is a series of articles that seeks to examine the circumstances that most often influence an NBA prospect's success. Each player will be scored on a scale from 1-10 in four different categories: NBA-specific skill(s), fatal flaw(s), collegiate/overseas/pre-NBA environment, and ideal NBA ecosystem.

April 8th

Stock Watch: Final Four

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 11:32am

Stock Up

Zach Collins 6-11 250 C Gonzaga Fr.

April 7th

2017 Hoop Summit: World Team Practice Report

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 2:52pm

With a record 34-point loss by last year's World Team, this year’s group comes in with their eyes on redemption against another strong USA squad. There are an unprecedented five Canadian players this year, who have been part of the early standouts in practice. This roster also features a number of potential eligible draftees, whose size and length at their position really stands out. The unfortunate injury of Australian Angus Glover led to the last minute addition of Canadian player, Luguentz Dort.