Notes on international players can be found here:
IF THE HARRISON TWINS END UP ON THE SAME TEAM EACH GET TWO FREE +3s TO ANY CATEGORY.
Aaron Harrison might be the best SG prospect in the draft. He is inconsistent from outside still, as he tends to settle for off balance jumpers, but he scores well inside and is a solid passer. He is nowhere near the rebounder that his twin is, but is more athletic. His strengthg is a bit lacking, but he is a nice passer, and pretty solid defender as well positionally, though he doesn’t steal at all. Aaron would love to be on the same team as Andrew.
Andrew Harrison Defense anybody? Cause that is what Harrison provides, and boy is he ever good at it. He can handle SG and SF with ease and can even match up against PF’s if necessary, he wont be a liability. He doesn’t block shots, but he shows an excellent awareness as to the balls location, and is great at stealing without leaving himself out of position. His offense is a bit raw…he isn’t the most athletic player, and struggles some with his range for sure, but, he is a plus rebounder easily at SG. He and his twin, Aaron would love to end up on the same team.
Abdul Gaddy is your typical pass first Point Guard He doesn’t have great range on his shot, and isn’t really fast, but, he takes excellent care of the ball, is a great positional defender and has very good court vision. Draft Gaddy if you are looking for a Point guard who will take care of the ball, get assists, knock down a few jumpers and play D and you wont be disappointed…expect a big time stud PG who can score…and you will be very disappointed.
Cody Zeller is a very good offensive power forward who has a nice set of moves. However, the knock on his game is his average rebounding at this point. However, scouts think he could improve in that area with teaching, and you can't teach his offensive skills let alone his knack for getting his hands on the ball in any capacity on the defensive end, might be a 1 spg & 1 bpg player. Solid player who needs to work on rebounding.
Fab Melois a pretty nice scorer in the paint, is strong, has ok timing defensively, but, his lengthy wingspan should leave him room to grow there. Rebounding wise Melo is solid as well, scouts just weren’t amazed by his overall upside, as far as maybe becoming an elite big. However, that doesn’t stray them from believing Fab could be a very good starter one day if given the right situation.
James McAdoo is a very interesting prospect. Many may stray away from McAdoo due to his subpar overall defensive capabilites. He can't block shots, and only seems to be a mediocre positional defender at best. However, McAdoo shows a nice variety of skills on the offensive end, both scoring in the paint as well as anywhere from within the arc, displaying a very advanced midrange game that is uncommon for players of his size and age. Could be a nightmare for defenders, but his defense may hold him back.
Kentavious Caldwell Caldwell has an excellent outside stroke, but, he is definitely not a team player. If passed the ball, don’t expect it to leave his hands without him putting up a shot, which would be fine if he didn’t struggle to create for himself. He takes care of the ball well, and is surprisingly strong considering his 6’5” 170 pound frame. Caldwell will have to get over his inability to create for himself if his ballhog style is to fly at the next level, and scouts aren’t sure that will happen.
Kyle Wiltjer is a unique player. It is uncommon to find a power forward with his skill set of good shooting skills, passing ability, and rebounding. There is one thing missing from his formula, and that is defense, he can't play it. He may get a few deflections and steals due to his awareness, but he simply doesn't have the foot spead to guard quicker players nor the strength to guard stronger players, he also isn't a small forward. Could be a very good offensive player and rebounder though.
LeBryan Nash is an extremely athletic player who still has not had his skills very refined despite spending three years at Oklahoma State. However, he has come a long way in certain areas of his game (improved shooting, defense), but he had a lot of room for improvement in those areas. Although still raw, scouts believe he will continue to improve and refine his game if given time.
Ray McCallum is your standard score first combo guard with excellent quickness. McCallum still hasn't grasped the rigors of the point guard role, which is troublesome considering his level of competition in college at Detroit. He also never seemed to be able to dominate, but showed flashes of being able to take over a game in his senior campaign. Should be a solid player, but he still needs to be developed to be a PG.
Ryan Harrow is another point guard who doesn't have a lot of true point guard abilites, although he has improved in that aspect. Still very much a score first PG, showing nice athleticism at the rim and in transition. He needs to develop better court awareness to become a great PG, but he could cause problems with his athleticism.
Shabazz Muhammed Shabazz is the crown jewel of this class. He has a nice inside game, takes care of the ball well, and can shoot a bit, though he has an awkward form that tends to make him a streaky shooter from deep. Defensively Shabazz makes his living playing the passing lanes, and he is very good at it. He can be caught out of position though due to this, leaving his man open from time to time. Shabazz should be an excellent player.
Shaquille Cleare is your standard Shaq style stud big, with a nice offensive repertoire and the strength of an ox. He is not exceptionally athletic, but this is covered by his brute strength. He may have a few turnover problems early, but you can't overlook his ability to both block some shots as well as be a solid rebounder in the post. Some wonder if the big stage will impact Cleare, who was somewhat unheralded until a breakout sophomore campaign for the Universtiy of Maryland that vaulted his name into the discussion of #1 overall.
Wayne Blackshear Blackshear is an impressive player, with one caveat, he has poor form on his shot which has lead to his midrange game being poor, but, he has gotten the three point shot down well. Blackshear is a nice defender, but he wont create any steals. He is athletic enough to guard most opposing SG’s. and uses that athleticism to get to the basket. Scouts feel like Blackshear will be a good starter, possibly more in time, if he can get his form figured out and improve his outside game, especially his midrange.
why does LeBryan Nash have such an awesome name?
also when is round 1
RETRO LEAGUE CHAMPS San Antonio Spurs 2000-01
RETRO LEAGUE CHAMPS Houston Rockets 2009-10
SIM LEAGUE CHAMPS Sacramento Kings 2013-14, 2014-2015
SIM LEAGUE CHAMPS OKC Thunder 2012-13
Kings:in a day or two probably
Shaqs height won't hurt him, he has the strength and post moves to make up for it.
Also I wouldn't play him at pf, he may struggle with quicker 4s
Who would you say are the obvious front runners on this draft?
Who are the most NBA ready
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