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2017 NBA Mock Draft: The Top 30 as Season’s Second Half Begins

January 17th, 2017
The midway point of the NBA season has arrived, and the theme of the draft has become crystal clear: It's all about guards and freshmen in 2017. We now project the first three picks to be one-and-done lead ball-handlers. Needs were taken into account for this mock draft, though talent still holds ...

NBA Mock Draft 2017: Full Predictions at the Start of the New Year

January 11th, 2017
As the NBA standings change, so does the projected 2017 NBA draft board.  Given the number of quality point guards and the fact most lottery-bound teams are already set at the position, fit could play a big role in determining where each prospect gets selected next summer.  UCLA's Lonzo Ball continues to ...

Once a No. 1 Candidate, Duke’s Harry Giles III Likely Can’t Save His Draft Stock

January 4th, 2017
Everything about Harry Giles III's situation at Duke suggests a 2017 NBA draft slide is coming. Having already torn both ACLs before turning 19 years old, it's become clear just how damaging the timing was of October's setback—a third pre-college surgery that forced him to miss the first 11 games of ...

2017 NBA Draft Big Board: How Prospects Stack Up Entering New Year

December 31st, 2016
There are big changes in the latest 2017 NBA draft big board. After a shaky start, one of the top prospects in the nation has found a rhythm and catapulted himself to No. 2 in the rankings. Two freshmen have also broken into the top 20. The general feeling about this class is ...

2017 NBA Draft: Breaking Down the Top of the Stacked Point Guard Class

December 28th, 2016
The 2017 NBA draft could potentially see five point guards selected in the lottery—the most since 1999. Washington's Markelle Fultz, UCLA's Lonzo Ball, Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox, North Carolina State's Dennis Smith Jr. and France's Frank Ntilikina have each flashed starter upside with the necessary tools and skill sets to thrive at ...

2017 NBA Mock Draft: Final Ranking Heading into the New Year

December 24th, 2016
The 2017 NBA draft's first round is clearing up, with a handful of key prospects back from injuries and others who've come out of nowhere for breakouts.  Compared to November's mock top-30, this month's edition has six different names.  Three impressive international prospects on our board also just finished playing in Turkey ...

Malik Monk Is 2017 NBA Draft’s Default Option at Shooting Guard

December 21st, 2016
The 2017 NBA draft conversation includes a number of compelling debates. Projecting the best shooting guard isn't one of them, though—Kentucky's Malik Monk looks well on his way toward earning that title following his 47-point eruption during Saturday's three-point win over North Carolina.  It felt like a statement performance, a historic display ...

Stock Report for the Top 20 Names in the 2017 NBA Draft Class

December 17th, 2016
NBA draft discussion is heating up with conference play just around the corner.  We're at the point in the season where scouts are starting to get a strong feel for players.  The conversation already includes some good debate at the point guard position, while injuries have helped shake up projections. Future NBA lottery ...

NBA Scouts Are Debating Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen as the Next Kristaps Porzingis

December 14th, 2016
There aren't many big men who've created waves yet in the early 2017 NBA draft discussion. Arizona's Lauri Markkanen is one of the exceptions, though his skill set doesn't reflect a traditional big man's game.  "This kid is a stud," an NBA executive told Bleacher Report. "I've watched him over seven ...

2017 NBA Draft Big Board: Jonathan Wasserman’s Updated Top 50

December 10th, 2016
The 2017 NBA draft class is looking stronger by the week. Duke's Jayson Tatum made his debut after missing the first eight games with a foot injury. UCLA's Lonzo Ball has established himself as one of the most distinctive point guards in recent memory. And Kansas' Josh Jackson, Florida State's Jonathan ...