Ranking the Best Pure Scorers Available in 2016 NBA Draft

December 22nd, 2015 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »

The 2016 NBA draft could produce a handful of fine scoring options. Ironically, our projected No. 1 pick, LSU's Ben Simmons, isn't one of them, considering his game is predicated on facilitating, transition chances and finishing. 

To qualify as a pure scorer in our book, the prospect must demonstrate an advanced one-on-one scoring attack when the game slows down in the half court. These are typically strong isolation players capable of generating offense out of nothing.

I ranked my top five based on current scoring production and NBA potential, which is ultimately fueled by physical tools, athleticism and ball skills.


5. Melo Trimble, Maryland, PG, Sophomore

Points per game: 16.0

Though labeled a point guard, Trimble is a scoring machine at heart. And unless he really breaks through and emerges as a starting NBA floor general, his likely calling card in the pros is sparking a lineup with offense off the bench. 

He was one of five freshmen since 1995 to make 200 free throws in a season (Kevin Durant, Michael Beasley and Eric Gordon were three othe ...

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