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2015 NBA Prospects

NAME POSITION HT WT SCHOOL / CLUB COUNTRY STATUS PLAYERMETRICS Cliff Alexander PF 6-9 250 Kansas USA Fr. Justin Anderson SG 6-6 228 Virginia USA Jr. Brandon Ashley PF 6-9 230 Arizona USA Jr. Ryan Boatright PG 5-11 175 Connecticut USA Sr. Devin Booker SG 6-6 205 Kentucky USA Fr. Anthony Brown SF 6-7 215 Stanford USA Sr. Nedim Buza SF 6-8 199 OKK Spars Sarajevo (Bosnia) Bosnia and Herzegovina Willie Cauley-Stein C 7-1 240 Kentucky USA Jr. Rakeem Christmas PF 6-10 250 Syracuse USA Sr. Pat Connaughton SG 6-5 206 Notre Dame USA Sr. Quinn Cook PG 6-2 185 Duke USA Sr. Branden Dawson SF 6-7 220 Michigan State USA Sr. Sam Dekker SF 6-9 230 Wisconsin USA Jr. Moussa Diagne C 6-11 225 Fuenlabrada (Spain) Senegal International Daniel Diez SG 6-8 215 Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian Spain International Marc Garcia SG 6-6 180 FC Barcelona Basquet (Spain) Spain International Treveon Graham SG 6-6 220 VCU USA Sr. Jerian Grant PG 6-4 205 Notre Dame USA Sr. Arturas Gudaitis C 6-10 254 BC Zalgiris (Lithuania) L…

A Detailed 2015 NBA Mock Draft

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By Steve Kyler, BasketballInsiders.com, June 16, 2015
http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-a-detailed-2015-nba-mock-draft/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

#1 - MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES Karl-Anthony Towns (Rep. Dom./USA - Fr, Kentucky) – 7’0 x 248 lbs - PF/C Towns is likely the best fit for the Wolves for a number of reasons. He fits with the existing personnel, they have a low-pressure situation because of their young players and he can play right away on both ends of the floor. While Jahlil Okafor might be the best overall talent, there’s almost no question Towns is the best fit.

#2 - LOS ANGELES LAKERS Jahlil Okafor (Fr, Duke) – 6’11 x 272 lbs - C If Towns is off the board at one, that leaves Okafor at two for the Lakers and it’s an amazing fit. Not only is he a super skilled and talented player, he could be the future face of the franchise the Lakers have been searching for. Okafor could handle the pressure of the large media market and he is a hard worker who would emb…

2015 NBA Draft: Terry Rozier (PG; So; Louisville)

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Birthday: 3/17/94 (21) NBA Position: Point Guard Class: Sophomore
Ht: 6-2 x Wt: 190
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
High School: Hargrave Military
NBA Comparison: Trey Burke/Mookie Blaylock/Marquis Teague

7. Terry Rozier  Latest Rumors: SAN ANTONIO Point Guard / 6-2 / Louisville / Sophomore 17.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.0 apg
Rozier is a dynamic athlete and scorer off the dribble who struggled some to display point guard skills, but some of that can be attributed to Louisville's helter skelter system. Rozier possesses excellent size at the lead guard position. He also has terrific leadership ability. He is intriguing defensively and thrives in making decisions in the the open floor. These are attributes that should all assist him at the NBA level.
Twitter: @T_Rozzay3  Comparison: Mookie Blaylock  Global Ranking: 26th Salary: $991,600*

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Età: 21 (17/3/1994) STATURA E PESO: 1.87 x 85 kg Università: Louisville Cardinals Classe: Sophomore Ruolo: Playmaker Paragone: Marquis Teague

Intro: Una delle …

Perdenti come McGinnis e Baylor

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http://www.indiscreto.info/2015/06/perdenti-come-mcginnis-e-baylor.html
Simone Basso Indiscreto.info, 16 giugno 2015
A vedere Finals così particolari, una formazione come i Cavs, una delle più povere di talento complessivo ad essersi issata al massimo livello, l’amarcord diventa archeologia della pallacanestro. Re James e i LeBronerspropongono dinamiche già viste nel passato (remoto). 
Il Ventitré Atlante, che sposta quasi da solo l’inerzia degli incontri, uno che nei primi tre incontri con i Warriors ha contribuito a 200 dei 291 punti dei suoi (!), ricorda qualcosa dell’ultima campagna ABA di George McGinnis. Che crebbe nei Pacers dinastici dei primi Settanta e poi – al declino del nucleo storico sopravvissuto (Roger "The Rajah" Brown e Bob Netolicky) – prese le redini del comando. Il 1975 divenne il suo anno: trascinò Indiana alla terra promessa, con uno strapotere fisico e un gioco che avevano parecchi punti in comune col Prescelto. Ala combo, un quattro con la mobilità e …

MYLES TURNER, tocco e centimetri

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Viene da un'annata deludente con i Texas Longhorns, ma ha dimostrato agilità e buone mani. A soli 19 anni, deve trovare costanza: prospetto intrigante soprattutto per le squadre che amano i lunghi che tirano da fuori
Riccardo Pratesi, La Gazzetta dello Sport @rprat75
COLLEGE — 10 punti e 6.5 rimbalzi a partita nell’unico anno, da matricola, alla Texas University di Austin. I Longhorns hanno perso al primo turno del Torneo NCAA, contro Butler. Annata deludente, che è costata il posto a coach Barnes, che proverà a rilanciarsi a Tennessee. Turner ha alternato ottime partite a gare da fantasma. La continuità è stata un optional, come per parecchie altre matricole. 
PUNTI DI FORZA — È un settepiedi vero, con discreta agilità. E quindi non avrà problemi di posizione al prossimo livello, potrà giocare da centro e da ala forte, indifferentemente. Ha buone mani, tira da fuori con naturalezza. Bravo ragazzo, senza "bagaglio" fuori del campo. 
PUNTI DEBOLI — Non ha una gran postura, …

Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

BY ZACH LOWE, Grantland ON MAY 20, 2015
http://grantland.com/the-triangle/behind-the-scenes-of-the-nba-draft-lottery/
A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery …
• The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the private drawing room, where a dozen media members (including me) joined team officials for the real lottery — the one that takes place an hour before the television show.
Each lottery team sends one representative to monitor the drawing. For the most part, these are men1 who have devoted their lives to studying everything about basketball: the career arcs of certain player types, the market forces of free agency, the relative importance of discrete skills. They build sophisticated models to predict everything. They are planners, control freaks.
1. And, yes, almost all men.
And the…

Future Lottery Pick: Mario Hezonja

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JUNE 16, 2015 by ANDREW SHARP, Grantland
http://grantland.com/the-triangle/whos-that-guy-future-lottery-pick-mario-hezonja/
I have a theory. It isn’t rooted in anything scientific, but after dissecting a handful of YouTube highlights and scouting reports and remembering the checkered recent history of Europeans drafted in the top 10, I’m here to say that there is only one European superstar in this draft. And his name is not Kristaps. Let’s get started.

Who is he? Super Mario Hezonja! What are his measurables? 6-foot-8, 200 pounds, 20 years old. Stats? 7.7 ppg, 16.5 mpg, 46.2 percent shooting for FC Barcelona in Euroleague; 4.4 ppg, 45.1 percent, 13.9 mpg for Barcelona’s Spanish ACB team. Where is he from? Dubrovnik, Croatia. You might know him from: Seeing his name slotted near the top of just about every 2015 mock draft for the past 10 months. His game in 15 words or fewer: Croatian Kobe. Croatian Klay Thompson. Croatian Jordan Crawford. One of these is right.
Is he a top-five pick?…