Isaac Okoro

Outlook for the 2020 Draft Class: Picks 1-15

December 19, 2020 R. C. Harris 0

The draft took place less than a month ago, and this season’s rookies will be immediately thrown into the fire.  This draft class will be asked to perform without the benefit of Summer League play, an orientation period, and training time in the gym and weight room.  To make matters worse, training camp will last just a couple of weeks and feature only a few [ . . . ]

Killian Hayes

Killian Hayes Scouting Report

November 6, 2020 R. C. Harris 0

Hayes has been playing at a high-level of professional basketball since 2017.  He made his debut in the French Jeep Elite League at the age of 17.  Now 19, he is coming off a solid season with ratiopharm Ulm, which competed in both the German BBL and EuroCup.  Hayes was a full-time starter, seeing action in a total of 33 games and playing 24.8 minutes [ . . . ]

Deni Avdija

Warriors’ Needs and Potential Picks

October 21, 2020 Clayton Conover 0

Coming off their worst season since 2001, the Golden State Warriors have completely reset. Ideally, they can jumpstart another multi-year championship run with the help of this year’s draft. Due to their severe lack of wins this past season, they were awarded the second-overall pick in the NBA Draft, though this draft contains no guaranteed Zions or Lukas (that we know of now). In order [ . . . ]

Isaac Okoro

2020 Collaborative NBA Mock Draft

October 19, 2020 R. C. Harris 0

Back in September, members of the Hoops Prospects staff (Lee Branscome, TJ Brown, Riley Millett, and myself) plus two friends of the site (Dustin Barnes and Coleman Klein) got together for the first-ever HP Collaborative NBA Mock Draft.  Each participant represented multiple teams in the draft (see below), and each started with 10 picks.  Unfortunately, Lee had to leave the draft at the end of [ . . . ]

James Wiseman

2020 NBA Mock Draft – In-depth Version 2.0

September 8, 2020 R. C. Harris 0

The order for the 2020 NBA Draft is finally set, but the actual draft is at least six weeks away.  This class features a ton of point guards/combo guards, and at the same time, there is a notable shortage of wings with good size and a reliable outside shot.  Also, quality rim protectors are in short supply.   There is no clear-cut top prospect this year, [ . . . ]

Isaac Okoro

Cavaliers’ Needs and Possible Picks

July 17, 2020 Brayden Todd 0

If Cavs fans were expecting a drama-free environment in Cleveland after LeBron’s escape to LA, then they were wrong. This season was a rollercoaster, but instead of fighting for playoff seeding, Cleveland was fighting for lottery balls. Between John Beilein’s numerous trip-ups, Kevin Love’s outbursts, and unexpected trades, the Cavs found themselves in the center of attention more often than anticipated. There are plenty of [ . . . ]