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 [ . . . ]
In the modern NBA, the value of athletes who bring a confluence of size and guard skills is at an all-time high. Meet Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound lead ball-handler, who makes difficult shots look easy. In 27 games as a freshman, he lived up to the hype, averaging 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game, with shooting splits of .438/.400/.846. [ . . . ]
This week, Nathan Grubel of DraftDeeper.com and I sat down to wrap up the Final Four and discuss the draft stock of some prospects who played in the NCAA Tournament, including Baylor’s outstanding trio of guards, Jalen Suggs, Cade Cunningham, Jaime Jaquez, Johnny Juzang, and Max Abmas.