NBA Preseason 2015: Schedule and Predictions for Under-the-Radar Rookies

October 15th, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

We're less than two weeks away from basketball that counts. Luckily for all of us, we still have basketball that doesn't count hanging around to satiate our appetite in the meantime.

Watching preseason NBA is not like watching its regular-season counterpart. It's not even like an appetizer to the main course. It's like stopping off for some Wendy's fries a couple of hours before dinner at a nice restaurant. Yeah, sure, it's not all that good and you're not totally sure why you're doing it, but somehow it hits the spot just enough to keep you going.

What mostly keeps me going is getting the first opportunity to watch rookies take part in NBA action. Having spent months scouting them, grading them and then spewing that information out to the public, these first few preseason games feel like a referendum. Was I right to be worried about Willie Cauley-Stein? Wrong to be higher than most on Tyus Jones? And on and on.

With a couple of weeks of preseason action to go, though, here's a look at a few under-the-radar first-rounders who are impressing.


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