The comparison of an NBA Draft prospect to a current or former NBA player isn’t exactly a novel concept. In the vast and nuanced world of basketball scouting, there is comfort in simply assigning a player an NBA comparison and filing him away in a mental Rolodex. Evidence of this comfort has come in the … More OG Anunoby: The Next Kawhi Leonard?
Being a rookie in the NBA is hard. Conceding both physical maturity and in some cases a decade of experience, rookie 1st round draft picks enter the league with expectations – most of them being high. With these expectations come cliché draft labels like ‘bust’ or ‘hit’, sometimes only within months of their first NBA … More Status Update: NBA Sophomores
The narrative on the Denver Nuggets’ forward Wilson Chandler had already been written. In the midst of a productive career in which he averaged between 13-16 points per game in seven of his eight seasons in the NBA, Chandler’s scouting report read something like this: “A productive small forward with an above average combination of … More Wilson Chandler: Comeback Player of the Year
The last time that Jabari Parker was not considered elite was a very long time ago. So long ago that more than likely the only reason he wasn’t considered elite at one point is because it’s just weird to nationally rank 10-year-olds. Ever since then, since Parker was scrimmaging with national high school basketball powerhouse … More The Curious Case of Jabari Parker