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 [ . . . ]

Tyrese Haliburton

Charlotte Hornets’ Needs and Possible Picks

June 25, 2020 Lee Branscome 0

I took part in the most recent version of Hoops Prospects Mock Draft. In this mock, I was contributing to the selection of each pick, but also primarily focused on Charlotte. As the draft unfolded, I made conscious decisions for the Hornets, and have provided a quick “state of the franchise” update below, along with the reasoning behind each selection.  At the beginning of the [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]