Team Context is incredibly important for the success or failure of draft prospects, so here is our re-ranked 2019 NBA Draft big board, accounting for who will have the best opportunities to maximize their potential. Big boards are easy ways for draft scouts and writers to convey their thoughts on a draft class. It’s a
Our 2020 NBA Mock Draft surveys the 2020 class to see how much stronger it might be than the 2019 class that just produced a chaotic draft. Our draft order is based upon NBA futures odds from the FanDuel sports book, courtesy of Lineups. Tiebreakers for teams with even odds were determined by our gut.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 20: Cam Reddish reacts after being drafted with the tenth overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks during the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 20, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and
BROOKLYN, NY – JUNE 20: Zion Williamson is interviewed after being drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2019 NBA Draft on June 20, 2019 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms
With the 2019 NBA Draft completes, let’s take a look back at the 2016 NBA Draft and see what each first-round pick was expected to be and where they are now. In 2016, the draft was headlined by two polarizing prospects, Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram. One was a once-in-a-generation talent that had been projected
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – FEBRUARY 16: De’Andre Hunter #12 of the Virginia Cavaliers shoots over D.J. Harvey #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the second half during a game at John Paul Jones Arena on February 16, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images) 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Group F
CHICAGO, IL – MAY 17: Shamorie Ponds of St John’s works out during the 2019 NBA Combine at Quest MultiSport Complex on May 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty
BROOKLYN, NY – JUNE 20: Zion Williamson speaks with the Pelicans after being selected number one overall during the 2019 NBA Draft on June 20, 2019 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms
BROOKLYN, NY – JUNE 20: Coby White drafted by the Chicago Bulls is interviewed by Dennis Scott during the 2019 NBA Draft on June 20, 2019 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms
No one but Karl-Anthony Towns was safe on draft night. The Timberwolves spent much of Thursday discussing trade options for the No. 11 overall pick with the Pelicans. Robert Covington was rumored to be a part of the package for the No. 4 pick. When that fell through, the Timberwolves found a new swing partner.
Coby White has, arguably, the best hair in the 2019 NBA Draft, hair that simply cannot be contained within a small hat. Coby White has what could arguably be the best hair in the 2019 NBA Draft. His hair is so good, that it was criminal for the NBA to make him wear the standard
It was no secret that Zion Williamson would be the number one pick in the NBA Draft, and he was still overcome with emotion about going first overall. Zion Williamson knew from the time he donned a Duke Blue Devil uniform that he would be the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Although he
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 21: President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas of the Minnesota Timberwolves introduces Ryan Saunders as the new head coach during a press conference on May 21, 2019 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting
The New Orleans Pelicans kept dealing in the hours leading up to the draft, sending the No. 4 pick acquired from the Lakers to offload Solomon Hill’s deal. Vice president of basketball operations David Griffin continues to put his stamp on the New Orleans Pelicans, on Thursday swapping the No. 4 pick acquired from the
With Duke’s three fabulous freshmen poised to go high in the NBA Draft’s lottery tonight, it’s fair to point out that Mike Krzyzewski squandered the most talented roster of Blue Devils he’s ever had. When Duke assembled the nation’s top recruiting class a year ago, many assumed the terrific trio of R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson,
Draft day is upon us, and the 2019 NBA Draft promises to be supreme chaos, which is really all we can ask for. Here are our biggest questions heading toward tonight’s draft. 1. Who trades up to No. 4 to increase the Pelicans’ Anthony Davis bounty? We’ve heard everyone from the Celtics, Timberwolves and Bulls
Chances are, you’re going to see some names during the NBA Draft that you’re not sure how to say. We’ve got you covered with our NBA Draft pronunciation guide. It’s NBA Draft night. Your team is up. You wonder who they’re going to pick. The team needs a backup point guard, and that guy from
Popeyes is doing something gigantic to celebrate the New Orleans Pelicans likely drafting Zion William No. 1 in the 2019 NBA Draft. Whether or not this is a ploy to sign Zion Williamson to an endorsement deal remains to be seen, but Popeyes is selling a 6-foot-10-inch box of chicken to honor the presumptive No.
The NBA Draft is a massive game of chance but there is value to be found everywhere if you get lucky. Here are the best players ever selected at each spot. While we all track teams tanking during the year and hold our breath as ping pong balls decide the order in which the 14
The draft is the ultimate game of chance. Heading into the 2019 NBA Draft, these five players could outperform where they’re selected. Scouting the NBA draft is a year-long task. Players break out from nowhere, some make steady improvements over the course of the college season, and with the one-and-done movement still going strong, there’s