Category Archives: NBA Draft

Lonzo Ball Has An Interesting Offseason

Lonzo Ball: Credit: Josh Groom – Fox Sports Australia

 

By Ryan Touhey,

According to numerous news sources, Lonzo Ball, the star freshman point guard for the UCLA Bruins, will skip the 2017 NBA Draft. Ball finished his freshman year at UCLA averaging a total of 35 minutes played, making 5.3 baskets out of a total of 9.5 attempts for a field goal percentage of .551%. He also made 2.2 three pointers out of 5.4, equivalent to a percentage of .412%.

Five Reasons Why Washington Freshman Markelle Flutz Is Ready For the NBA

Credit – USA Today Sports

By Jacob Gottlieb,

One of College Basketball’s stars that hasn’t found his way on to cable television that often this season is Washington freshman Markelle Fultz. Washington might be just 9-9, but last night Fultz led the Huskies to an 85-83 overtime victory against a talented Colorado team. He converted 13 field goals for 37 points in 43 minutes of game action. It’s hard to believe that he’ll be playing ball in Seattle come next fall as some people believe that he might be drafted #1 overall. Here are 5 reasons why Fultz might hear his name get called first on June 22nd:

The Five Best Players who are NBA Ready

Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen; Credit AP

By Nick Puricelli,

The 2017 draft class is one of the most talented classes we’ve seen in a long time. Freshman talent from Durham to Los Angeles, as well as the always talented Kentucky Wildcats. NBA teams are in for some great young talent this year and there are great players all over the country. Here is the top five players who are NBA ready for 2017.

The Five Biggest Winners of the 2016 NBA Draft

Serge Ibaka & Victor Oladipo; Credit Getty Images

Serge Ibaka & Victor Oladipo; Credit Getty Images

By Brent Best,

The 2016 NBA draft seemingly began before Thursday June 23rd at 7:30pm. A number of trades and “leaks” got the party started early with reports indicating that Ben Simmons received a “promise” by the Philadelphia 76ers days before the NBA draft. It was followed by a 3 team trade in which the Utah Jazz gave up their 12th pick in the draft sending it to the Atlanta Hawks. In return they received George Hill from the Indiana Pacers while the Hawks sent Jeff Teague to Indiana. That same day the Chicago Bulls traded Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks for Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon, and Robin Lopez. And “sources” revealed that the Lakers, to know one’s surprise would be selecting Brandon Ingram from Duke University. Things died down briefly, then the real fun began. To select the five biggest winners of this year’s NBA draft I looked at multiple factors.

Best Fits from the 2016 Draft

Kris Dunn; Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Kris Dunn; Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

By Travis Ketchum,

The 2016 NBA draft, after weeks of speculation, has finally reached its end and 60 young players have found new homes across the league. Certain teams sought out the strategy of drafting the best talent available on the board, for their selections, rather than trying to fill any specific role on their team, but will that prove to be beneficial for their progress as a winning team? Its hard to tell what is a great fit without seeing teams play with their new picks, but many players seem to have found teams where conceptually, they fit perfectly and will fill a role that was lacking in the previous season. Which players came away from this draft in the perfect position to succeed and grow into their NBA careers?