June 12, 2013
By Jeffrey Paadre (@Paaj13)
This year's crop of shooting guard prospects has led the position to be amongst the most hotly debated in the 2013 NBA Draft. Unlike many other positions, where there is a pretty clear pecking order, the shooting guard position has tiers of prospects. The tiers themselves are pretty hierarchical, but different teams will likely rank prospects in each tier differently given the attributes they value.
June 11, 2013
By Ian Levy (@HickoryHigh)
By The Numbers is a series where we examine the current crop of NBA Draft prospects by their statistical profiles and use Hickory-High’s Similarity Scores to compare and contrast each player to draft prospects from previous seasons. Similarity Scores are built from a profile of 21 different statistical categories. The scores are based on a scale of 1000, with 1000 representing an exact statistical match. It’s important to remember that these scores are not projection, but a snapshot of a player’s college production.
June 10, 2013
By Eric Palutsis (@SportsCows)
Last Thursday, ESPN released the ninth edition of their NBA Future Power Rankings, ranking each of the league’s 30 teams projection for future success based on roster talent and potential, management, salary cap flexibility, market appeal, and draft positioning.
To no one’s surprise, teams such as the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder top the list, leading the league in the all-important player category. The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, two franchises on the upswing, came in at third and fifth in the rankings, respectively, propelled by the potential of their young stars.