Precious Achiuwa

Outlook for the 2020 Draft Class: Picks 16-30

December 23, 2020 R. C. Harris 0

In our continuing series on the 2020 NBA Draft Class, I examine the merit, value, fit, and the short-term and long-term outlook of the selections 16-30.  Rookies face a steep climb this season.  The draft took place less than a month ago, and first-year players will be immediately be thrown into the fire.  This draft class will be asked to perform without the benefit of [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]

Saddiq Bey

Saddiq Bey Scouting Report

October 13, 2020 Lee Branscome 0

NBA-level basketball players don’t always come from a lineage of successful athletes, but it does not hurt your chances to inherit strong genes. Saddiq Bey’s mother was the MVP of the UNC-Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team for the 1997-98 season, and has always been a positive force in his life. Drewana Bey is an educator; she instilled a strong work ethic and a positive attitude [ . . . ]

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, [ . . . ]

Daniel Orturu

Underrated Prospects

July 14, 2020 Toyloy Brown III 0

Predicting the college and college-aged prospects to become successful NBA players is an imperfect science. Going through years of past drafts can be maddening when you see how low some successful players were selected in contrast to how high guys who only had a cup of coffee in the league were picked. For the 2020 NBA Draft, the jobs of general managers and scouts are [ . . . ]