The NBA season is upon us, and it’s time for Hoops Prospects’ annual NBA Fearless Forecast, featuring projected wins and potential breakout players for each team, plus predictions for the Association’s season-end awards.
Jaden Springer was a big part of Tennessee’s season, posting a usage rate of 25.94 percent along with 26 minutes per game. He has a high motor and great potential as one of the younger prospects in this draft. Springer was a member of the All-SEC Freshman Team last season, averaging 12.5 points on 46.7 percent from the field, 43.5 percent from three-point range and [ . . . ]
Keon Johnson is a slashing wing with explosive leaping ability and very high potential on the defensive end. The Clippers moved up in the draft to select Johnson with the 21st overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, trading the draft rights to Quentin Grimes (no. 25 pick) and the Pistons’ 2024 second-round pick to the Knicks. The former Tennessee Volunteer should eventually help the [ . . . ]
We have hit the dead period for basketball. Summer League is over, free agency has come to a grinding halt, and training camp rosters are finalized for the most part. At this point, all we can do is wait for the NBA preseason to begin on October 3. With that in mind, Hoops Prospects will review the 2021 NBA Draft, pick by pick, breaking down [ . . . ]
Today’s NBA is all about the three-point shot, and that is the number-one thing that you will get from Corey Kispert, a career 41-percent shooter from deep. Kispert lit it up from the three-point line in his senior year for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, shooting at a 44-percent clip (3P%), a number far higher than most prospects in this year’s draft class. In addition to the [ . . . ]
Franz Wagner does a little bit of everything, and is the type of prospect who could be a role player right away for many NBA teams. He is versatile on both ends of the floor, and he has a high basketball IQ. Though his raw numbers may not show it, Wagner truly flourished as a sophomore, finishing third in the Big Ten with a plus-minus [ . . . ]
What Sengun accomplished this season as an 18-year-old was nothing short of amazing. The 6-foot-10 center/power forward tore up the Turkish BSL, a high-level league. Playing for Besiktas in 34 BSL games and three FIBA EuroCup contests, he averaged 19.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.9 combined steals and blocks per game. He made 63.2 percent of his shots from the floor, and finished [ . . . ]
The reigning SEC Rookie of the Year, Moody showed in his one and only season that he is more than ready to contribute to an NBA team. The freshman helped Arkansas to a 25-7 record, earning the Razorbacks a third seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Arkansas made it all the way to the Final Four, where the Razorbacks were eliminated by the eventual champion, [ . . . ]