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With the changes made to the NBA's collective bargaining agreement over the last few years, evaluating talent and making smart draft picks are more crucial than ever -- especially for teams consistently over the luxury tax threshold.
When asked what his paramount adjustment will be at the next level, Bennett responded: “Transitioning my game from the power forward to the small forward”. Bennett was steadfast in proclaiming that his pro position is at the THREE, making it known without direct questioning.
Some scouts say you are the most “NBA ready” prospect in the draft. Is your game ready for the pros?
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The point guards are perhaps the most deep and well-rounded position in what has often been described as a weak draft class. A legitimate nine or ten point guards could potentially be drafted in the first round, and up to 5 of those prospects could be taken in the lottery.
1. CJ McCollum 6-3 197 Lehigh Sr.
When you look over our rankings please take note that international born players who are currently playing high school or college ball are eliminated from our rankings; as well as any international born players who have signed a letter of intent to play college basketball in the fall or any player who entered the draft past the withdrawal deadline in previous seasons.
Top 10 International Players for 2013 Draft Article
With just over two days before the draft, here is our 7th take on an extended mock in what is shaping up to be one of the most interesting, and certainly dificult to predict drafts in recent years.
When freshmen play like freshmen, and big men are not that big, there is a good chance the perception of a draft is going to be weak. The perceived weakness does not mean that the draft lacks NBA caliber players, or even players with star potential, but it does mean that the draft lacks young players who showed themselves to be on an accelerated developmental track as well as the valuable, rare, and elusive talented true center. This is the backdrop of the 2013 Draft.
1. Ben McLemore - Rumors of McLemore's stand out athletic ability began to swirl as soon as Mac hit KU's campus and he showed flashes of brilliance during his single season of play. McLemore has a very intriguing combination of picture perfect shooting mechanics along with elite level athleticism. If things come together for McLemore, in a league with a dwindling number of All-Star level shooting guards, he could join that upper echelon.
1. Otto Porter - Georgetown - Whereas most of the top prospects in this draft have boom or bust potential/talent, Porter is a guy who carries with him the smallest amount of risk when comparing him to any other lottery pick in this year's draft. If Cleveland were to pick based purely on need then Porter would be the first pick in the draft hands down but considering he lacks the flash and/or freakish athleticism and upside that most top picks have, he isn't getting as hard of a look. Porter is a guy who doesn't have to have the ball in his hands to be successful.