The comparison of an NBA Draft prospect to a current or former NBA player isn’t exactly a novel concept. In the vast and nuanced world of basketball scouting, there is comfort in simply assigning a player an NBA comparison and filing him away in a mental Rolodex. Evidence of this comfort has come in the … More OG Anunoby: The Next Kawhi Leonard?
The NBA Draft is one of the most exciting nights for players, coaches, organizations, fans, and even bloggers. Once the final pick is announced, there is a large pool of undrafted players who have no idea what their immediate and long-term futures hold. The path that undrafted players take to the NBA can be short … More The Evolution of Undrafted Players
Being a rookie in the NBA is hard. Conceding both physical maturity and in some cases a decade of experience, rookie 1st round draft picks enter the league with expectations – most of them being high. With these expectations come cliché draft labels like ‘bust’ or ‘hit’, sometimes only within months of their first NBA … More Status Update: NBA Sophomores
The narrative on the Denver Nuggets’ forward Wilson Chandler had already been written. In the midst of a productive career in which he averaged between 13-16 points per game in seven of his eight seasons in the NBA, Chandler’s scouting report read something like this: “A productive small forward with an above average combination of … More Wilson Chandler: Comeback Player of the Year
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been one of the most enigmatic teams of this season despite sky high expectations for one of the youngest teams in the league, who boast two of the best up and coming players in Andrew Wiggins and Karl Anthony-Towns, as well as a coaching upgrade from Sam Mitchell to the well-respected … More The Growing Pains of the Minnesota Timberwolves
The last time that Jabari Parker was not considered elite was a very long time ago. So long ago that more than likely the only reason he wasn’t considered elite at one point is because it’s just weird to nationally rank 10-year-olds. Ever since then, since Parker was scrimmaging with national high school basketball powerhouse … More The Curious Case of Jabari Parker