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 [ . . . ]

Kira Lewis

Kira Lewis Scouting Report

October 31, 2020 Dustin Barnes 0

Lewis, one of the fastest and youngest players in this draft, was highly productive this past season.  Playing 37.6 minutes per outing, the Bama sophomore averaged 18.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 2.4 combined steals and blocks per game, with shooting splits of .459/.366/.802.  An All-SEC first-team selection, he led the conference in minutes per game (37.6), finished third in assists and steals (1.8) [ . . . ]

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, [ . . . ]

Theo Maledon

Boston Celtics’ Needs and Possible Picks

June 25, 2020 Riley Millette 0

Going into the 2019-20 NBA season, many were unsure of what to expect from the Boston Celtics. Following the departure of Kyrie Irving after a two-year stay with the Shamrocks that was — tumultuous to say the least — general manager Danny Ainge went out and signed former Charlotte Hornets star Kemba Walker to a four-year max contract.  After putting pen to paper with Walker, [ . . . ]

Killian Hayes

New York Knicks’ Needs and Possible Picks

June 24, 2020 Toyloy Brown III 0

The 2019-2020 New York Knicks again have another season marred with mediocrity and turnover. With the NBA allowing the top-22 teams to resume a shortened season in Disney World, the Knicks end the season with a 21-45 overall record, sixth worst in the NBA. Any team with a record that poor has either been cursed with injuries to players for long stretches or does not [ . . . ]