THE RINGER’S 2017 NBA DRAFT GUIDE

Welcome to The Ringer’s 2017 NBA Draft Guide, a comprehensive look at our top 60 prospects as rated by our three draftniks, Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and Danny Chau. This is the place to learn exactly why NBA teams covet Markelle Fultz, where various NCAA standouts will land in the draft, and the “Ringer’s 1 Reason” that makes each player NBA-worthy. Study up on the prospects’ strengths, weaknesses, stats, and comparisons, and be the guru of your draft party on June 22.
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  • Philadelphia 76ers

    Markelle Fultz

    Point Guard

    Washington, Frosh

    • PTS 23.2 26.0 Per40
    • REB 5.7 6.4 Per40
    • AST 5.9 6.6 Per40
    • eFG% 53.5 439 FGA
    • STL 1.6 1.7 Per40
    • BLK 1.2 1.3 Per40
    • 3PT% 41.3 126 3PA
    • FT% 64.9 168 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: All-Around Offense
    • Age19.1
    • Height/Weight6' 4''/195
    • Wingspan6' 10''
    • Standing Reach8' 6''
    A versatile defender and athletic leaper who is already capable of playmaking and transition scoring—the hallmarks of an NBA point guard.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: James Harden, Brandon Roy, Gilbert Arenas
    SHOT CHART
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    41.7% 48 FGA
    29.4% 51 FGA
    44.2% 43 FGA
    54.4% 184 FGA
    35.1% 37 FGA
    46.8% 47 FGA
    56.3% 32 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Controls speed of the game as a playmaker in transition.
    • Great first step, but can slow it down when needed. Gets where he wants using hesitations, Euro-steps, and crossovers.
    • Pick-and-roll maestro for his age, and NBA spacing will only enhance his abilities.
    • Excellent passing vision and sees plays develop early. Puts zip on the ball. Likes to use bounce passes.
    • Great body control, handles contact well, and finishes with both hands at the rim.
    • Good shooter off the dribble. Pulls up on a dime. Has height and lift to shoot over guards. Will need to use more stepback jumpers.
    • Competitive, instinctual rebounder. Uses his length to outrebound bigs.
    • Great defensive upside due to long arms and wide frame.
    MINUSES
    • Needs to extend his shooting range and usually used a slow “one-two step” off the catch in college.
    • Settles for too many midrange jumpers and floaters rather than attacking the rim.
    • Lackadaisical defender who falls into an upright stance and doesn’t always fight hard through screens. He’s capable of locking down when he’s engaged.
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  • Los Angeles Lakers

    Lonzo Ball

    Point Guard

    UCLA, Frosh

    • PTS 14.6 16.6 Per40
    • REB 6.0 6.8 Per40
    • AST 7.6 8.7 Per40
    • eFG% 66.8 343 FGA
    • STL 1.8 2.1 Per40
    • BLK 0.8 0.9 Per40
    • 3PT% 41.2 194 3PA
    • FT% 67.3 98 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Playmaking
    • Age19.7
    • Height/Weight6' 6''/190
    • WingspanN/A
    • Standing ReachN/A
    Has the potential to be the best passer in the NBA; a transcendent playmaker who makes his teammates better.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Penny Hardaway, Jason Kidd, Shaun Livingston with a jumper
    SHOT CHART
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    40.8% 81 FGA
    43.1% 72 FGA
    42.9% 7 FGA
    75.6% 131 FGA
    55.6% 9 FGA
    50.0% 6 FGA
    38.5% 39 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Elite court vision and passing accuracy, allowing him to whip the ball upcourt in transition.
    • Impressive intangibles; high basketball IQ, sees plays develop early, selfless decision-maker, creative.
    • Height advantage over small guards.
    • High pick-and-roll playmaking upside as he already understands how to make reads, change speeds, and use hesitations.
    • Complementary off-ball scorer who can shoot from deep and make smart cuts.
    • Excellent instincts on defense: jumps passing lanes for steals and flies in from outside to snatch rebounds; has good off-ball-defense potential.
    MINUSES
    • Bizarre shooting mechanics—a hitch and low release—limit his dribble jumper. He’s currently a nonfactor scoring from midrange.
    • Lacks a deep arsenal of dribbling moves, though he’s talented enough to make up for an average first step.
    • Unable to get to the rim consistently, and when he does, he often avoids contact. Needs to add Curry-like crafty finishes.
    • Lean frame could hinder him in matchups against stronger guards, and he doesn’t always stay in his stance.
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  • Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum

    Forward

    Duke, Frosh

    • PTS 16.8 20.2 Per40
    • REB 7.3 8.8 Per40
    • AST 2.1 2.6 Per40
    • eFG% 50.7 365 FGA
    • STL 1.3 1.6 Per40
    • BLK 1.1 1.4 Per40
    • 3PT% 34.2 117 3PA
    • FT% 84.9 139 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Go-to Scoring
    • Age19.3
    • Height/Weight6' 8''/204
    • Wingspan6' 11''
    • Standing Reach8' 11''
    Combo forward with classic go-to scoring potential, though he must improve in secondary areas to become truly elite.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Danny Granger, Paul Pierce, Rudy Gay
    SHOT CHART
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    34.2% 41 FGA
    40.4% 47 FGA
    38.5% 39 FGA
    58.3% 156 FGA
    31.4% 35 FGA
    37.0% 27 FGA
    25.0% 20 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Fluid athlete with a good wingspan and wide frame. Not super explosive but has excellent body control. Has defensive upside if mentality improves.
    • Advanced scorer. Upside to score from all levels using his outstanding footwork to create space.
    • Scores with ease from the post; can attack closeouts. Could feast on mismatches.
    • Savvy ball handler. Lacks burst but knows how to change pace. Needs to be more aggressive in the paint, but he can get there.
    • Should be able to develop into a pick-and-roll threat as he gains experience. It’s key for his good shooting touch to translate to NBA 3-point range.
    MINUSES
    • Lacks defensive mentality. Loses focus off-ball, dies on screens. He has the ability but doesn’t play with much effort or NBA-level physicality.
    • Lacks defensive versatility. Flat-footed on the perimeter; gets toasted by guards. Thin in the waist, so gets overpowered by bigs.
    • Needs to score to produce. He’s a willing passer but lacks vision off the dribble.
    • Not a natural shooter, with rigid mechanics. Gets to his shot pocket early and heaves the ball. Struggles off the dribble from 3-point range.
    • Lives in midrange. Settles for pull-ups and floaters. If his 3-pointer doesn’t translate, is he a player modern teams can build around?
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  • Phoenix Suns

    De'Aaron Fox

    Point Guard

    Kentucky, Frosh

    • PTS 16.7 22.6 Per40
    • REB 3.9 5.3 Per40
    • AST 4.6 6.2 Per40
    • eFG% 49.7 448 FGA
    • STL 1.5 2.0 Per40
    • BLK 0.2 0.3 Per40
    • 3PT% 24.6 69 3PA
    • FT% 73.9 211 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Speed
    • Age19.5
    • Height/Weight6' 3''/171
    • Wingspan6' 7''
    • Standing Reach8' 4''
    Lightning-quick point guard who constantly pressures opponents on both ends of the floor.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Mike Conley, John Wall, Elfrid Payton
    SHOT CHART
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    13.3% 15 FGA
    28.1% 32 FGA
    41.3% 46 FGA
    58.6% 249 FGA
    37.3% 51 FGA
    35.1% 37 FGA
    27.8% 18 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Speed coupled with the ability to control tempo. Can slow it down or kick it into hyperdrive, making him a major transition threat.
    • High-IQ pick-and-roll playmaker. Good at probing defense, snaking to middle, and either attacking or passing.
    • Excellent ball handler who can stop and start in a flash, armed with weapons like quick crossovers, hesitations, and hang dribbles.
    • Potential to become an end-of-game scorer if his shot improves because he can create space for his jumper with ease.
    • Super-active defender. Moves laterally well, guards actively without fouling, and has upside in the pick-and-roll.
    • Excellent off-ball defender. Always seems aware of play, takes calculated risks to jump passing lanes.
    MINUSES
    • Skinny frame with needle legs that will make him a liability against larger guards or when scoring against contact.
    • His poor shooting is vexing. He has good mechanics, looks comfortable, yet he struggles.
    • Gets into the paint with ease, but isn’t an elite finisher. Needs to add more creative finishes instead of settling for floaters.
    • Prone to turnovers as a result of trying to do too much as a playmaker.
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  • Sacramento Kings

    Josh Jackson

    Forward

    Kansas, Frosh

    • PTS 16.3 21.2 Per40
    • REB 7.4 9.6 Per40
    • AST 3.0 3.9 Per40
    • eFG% 55.2 429 FGA
    • STL 1.7 2.2 Per40
    • BLK 1.1 1.4 Per40
    • 3PT% 37.8 90 3PA
    • FT% 56.6 173 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Offensive Versatility
    • Age20.4
    • Height/Weight6' 8''/203
    • Wingspan6' 10''
    • Standing Reach8' 3''
    Athletic, energetic two-way forward whose scoring upside is contingent upon the system in which he plays.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Tracy McGrady, Andre Iguodala, Aaron Gordon
    SHOT CHART
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    31.0% 42 FGA
    46.9% 32 FGA
    30.0% 30 FGA
    62.5% 256 FGA
    30.3% 33 FGA
    30.4% 23 FGA
    38.5% 13 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Explosive athlete who plays with balance, force, and feel, and he’s unafraid of contact.
    • Capable of playing point forward given his passing vision and accuracy.
    • Go-to scorer potential; has a quick first step, fluidity, and the ability to change pace.
    • Excellent team defender who never gives up on a possession and fights for 50-50 balls.
    • Tremendous perimeter defender, already excels in the pick-and-roll and pick-pocketing ball handlers.
    • Noticeable presence in the post; rebounding well and blocking on the weakside on defense.
    MINUSES
    • Average wingspan and lack of length and bulk limits his defensive versatility.
    • Poor shooting mechanics needing an overhaul: wide base, elbow out, brings ball to shot pocket early, low and slow release, has a hitch.
    • Struggles shooting off the dribble, and his shot is easy to contest.
    • Unimaginative ball handler leaning on his stepback too much.
    • Dwells on negative plays, picks up techs, commits lazy fouls.
    Jackson was accused of threatening a Kansas women's basketball player in a March incident that led to a misdemeanor criminal property damage charge.
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  • Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac

    Forward

    Florida State, Frosh

    • PTS 12.0 18.3 Per40
    • REB 7.8 12.0 Per40
    • AST 1.2 1.8 Per40
    • eFG% 56.8 256 FGA
    • STL 1.2 1.8 Per40
    • BLK 1.5 2.3 Per40
    • 3PT% 34.8 89 3PA
    • FT% 78.0 118 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Versatility
    • Age19.7
    • Height/Weight6' 11''/205
    • Wingspan7' 1''
    • Standing Reach9' 1''
    A tall, lanky, multipositional 3-and-D athlete with role-player skills who can become much more if he develops a scorer’s mentality.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Andrei Kirilenko, Longer Harrison Barnes
    SHOT CHART
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    43.9% 41 FGA
    31.4% 35 FGA
    46.7% 15 FGA
    68.1% 113 FGA
    36.4% 22 FGA
    40.0% 20 FGA
    0.0% 8 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Exciting potential to be a versatile scorer. Can rise over smaller defenders or drive by bigger ones.
    • Good spot-up-shooting upside. He’s streaky with inconsistent mechanics but has good touch and a high release.
    • Effective off-ball threat. Catches lobs, attacks boards, could be at his best in a motion offense that gives him the ball off handoffs.
    • Versatile defensive upside. Has the length to play small-ball 4, likes to crash the boards. Good shot blocker. Can slide his feet on the perimeter.
    MINUSES
    • Lacks fluidity pulling up off the dribble. Needs to get quicker transition from dribble to shot.
    • Doesn’t have strong hands. Bobbles a lot of passes. Loose handle and takes off from too far out on layups. Not very physical.
    • Not as impactful in the open floor as you’d hope. Tends to be more finesse than physical. Lack of strength will be solved but mentality may not change.
    • Average feel. Can pass but lacks vision; doesn’t make the quickest reads. Shot selection is iffy.
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  • Minnesota Timberwolves

    Lauri Markkanen

    Stretch Forward

    Arizona, Frosh

    • PTS 15.6 20.2 Per40
    • REB 7.2 9.3 Per40
    • AST 0.9 1.1 Per40
    • eFG% 58.4 376 FGA
    • STL 0.4 0.5 Per40
    • BLK 0.5 0.7 Per40
    • 3PT% 42.3 163 3PA
    • FT% 83.5 164 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Shooting
    • Age20.1
    • Height/Weight7' 0''/225
    • WingspanN/A
    • Standing ReachN/A
    A tremendous perimeter scorer at the big-man position who needs to refine his defense to maximize his potential.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Dirk Nowitzki, Ryan Anderson, Channing Frye
    SHOT CHART
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    41.8% 67 FGA
    46.2% 65 FGA
    54.6% 22 FGA
    59.6% 141 FGA
    36.4% 22 FGA
    34.4% 32 FGA
    35.5% 31 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Fluid, agile 7-footer with a guard’s skill set. Potential to score off the bounce, pull up to shoot, or attack.
    • Excellent spot-up shooter with NBA range. Projects as a major pick-and-pop and spot-up threat.
    • Great footwork when shooting on the move, which teams can exploit by using him off screens like a guard.
    • Very good attacking closeouts. Uses spin moves and crossovers.
    • Finishes using both hands effectively at the rim.
    • Flashes of defensive upside. Currently lacks fundamentals, but he’s mobile enough to develop the ability to defend on the perimeter.
    MINUSES
    • Needs to expand beyond his shooting game to add playmaking and interior scoring.
    • Struggles at times scoring against length.
    • Subpar interior defender because he doesn’t get in position for leverage and he lacks strength and length.
    • Inconsistent perimeter defender who reaches too much, has poor footwork on closeouts, and gets lost in pick-and-roll coverages.
    • Poor rebounder, often outperformed by guards and moved off his spot. Lacks length to grab contested boards.
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  • New York Knicks

    Donovan Mitchell

    Guard

    Louisville, Soph.

    • PTS 15.6 19.3 Per40
    • REB 4.9 6.0 Per40
    • AST 2.7 3.4 Per40
    • eFG% 49.8 444 FGA
    • STL 2.1 2.6 Per40
    • BLK 0.5 0.6 Per40
    • 3PT% 35.4 226 3PA
    • FT% 80.6 108 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Huge Athleticism
    • Age20.8
    • Height/Weight6' 3''/210
    • Wingspan6' 10''
    • Standing Reach8' 1''
    Supreme athlete with NBA strength who is still developing his point guard skills.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Norman Powell, Avery Bradley, Gary Harris
    SHOT CHART
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    31.9% 94 FGA
    45.7% 81 FGA
    31.7% 41 FGA
    50.7% 142 FGA
    32.0% 25 FGA
    43.3% 30 FGA
    25.0% 32 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Elite defensive potential: aggressive, versatile, plays with reckless abandon, great rebounder.
    • Potential pick-and-roll playmaker; He has passing vision, sees the open man, and mainly needs to add more dynamic passes.
    • Explosive leaper: lob threat, dunks when he has space, uses both hands for layups.
    • Effective shooter; has NBA range, hits tough shots, and can rise to shoot off the dribble.
    • Improved ball handler who uses crossovers, change of pace, and has a great first step.
    MINUSES
    • Lacks defensive awareness: gambles too much, strays out of position, commits too many fouls, and has unrefined fundamentals.
    • Doesn’t have a true position. He’s an undersized 2-guard and lacks the pure passing and ballhandling skills of a point.
    • Takes too many wild shots at the rim; doesn’t handle contact well on drives.
    • Streaky shooter who launches too many shots early in the clock.
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  • Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith

    Point Guard

    NC State, Frosh

    • PTS 18.1 20.8 Per40
    • REB 4.6 5.2 Per40
    • AST 6.2 7.1 Per40
    • eFG% 52.0 420 FGA
    • STL 1.9 2.2 Per40
    • BLK 0.4 0.5 Per40
    • 3PT% 35.9 153 3PA
    • FT% 71.5 200 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Hyper-athletic Scorer
    • Age19.6
    • Height/Weight6' 3''/195
    • WingspanN/A
    • Standing ReachN/A
    His athleticism is impressive, but he doesn’t affect winning as a passer or defender, which makes him a high-risk lottery prospect.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Steve Francis, Stephon Marbury, Jeff Teague
    SHOT CHART
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    32.7% 55 FGA
    43.1% 58 FGA
    22.6% 31 FGA
    65.7% 169 FGA
    22.6% 31 FGA
    29.0% 38 FGA
    31.6% 38 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Explosive athlete; soars through the lane, uses both hands to dunk and finish in traffic, major threat in transition.
    • Shifty ball handler and creative finisher. Uses quick crossovers and stepbacks to get open. Gets to the rim with ease.
    • Elite scoring potential, but upside hinges on shooting development. Creates space but can’t always sink the shots.
    • Accurate passer with potential to improve, but doesn’t make many advanced passes and tends to be a beat slow making reads in the pick-and-roll.
    • Excellent first step and dynamic handle, and NBA spacing in the half court will help.
    MINUSES
    • Subpar decision-maker; forces shots early in the clock and from midrange.
    • Shooting hampered by inconsistent footwork and getting to his set point early, ruining momentum.
    • Limited physical profile; tore left ACL in high school, short arms, but has a wide frame that can pack on muscle.
    • Poor defensive effort; dies on screens, can grind in man-to-man when he’s engaged, but often looks sluggish and takes it easy off-ball.
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  • Sacramento Kings

    Malik Monk

    Guard

    Kentucky, Frosh

    • PTS 19.8 24.8 Per40
    • REB 2.5 3.1 Per40
    • AST 2.3 2.9 Per40
    • eFG% 54.3 558 FGA
    • STL 0.9 1.2 Per40
    • BLK 0.5 0.6 Per40
    • 3PT% 39.7 262 3PA
    • FT% 82.2 180 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Shooting
    • Age19.4
    • Height/Weight6' 3''/197
    • Wingspan6' 4''
    • Standing Reach8' 3''
    Supremely athletic scorer who, while undersized as a 2, has tools to grow into a point guard.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Ray Allen, Lou Williams, Zach LaVine
    SHOT CHART
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    33.3% 105 FGA
    42.9% 119 FGA
    52.8% 36 FGA
    61.6% 138 FGA
    32.8% 64 FGA
    37.5% 64 FGA
    50.0% 32 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Superb quickness. He flies up the court and is a monster dunker in the open floor. He’s lean in the waist but has wide shoulders.
    • Elite shooter from NBA range who is always looking for his shot. Can spot up or hit off-balance coming off of screens, or off the dribble.
    • NBA spacing may unlock his pick-and-roll capabilities allowing him to pull up over screens at will or attack newly open lanes.
    • Potential as a great finisher near the rim if he improves his handle. He can finish with power or finesse.
    • Shines most in transition.
    • Shows flashes as a passer. Not accurate but has vision and recognizes the open man when running pick-and-roll or handling in transition.
    MINUSES
    • Hasty decision-maker, too frequently dribbling into trouble.
    • Average passer. If he becomes a point, passing will always be secondary.
    • Doesn’t drive to the basket often enough. And when he does, rarely draws fouls. Most of his at-rim chances come in transition. Tightening his handle would help.
    • Likely a one-position defender due to short arms and lean frame; can’t switch.
    • Apathetic off-ball defender and rebounder. Loses focus or gambles rather than making fundamental plays.
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  • Charlotte Hornets

    Bam Adebayo

    Big

    Kentucky, Frosh

    • PTS 13.0 17.3 Per40
    • REB 8.0 10.6 Per40
    • AST 0.8 1.1 Per40
    • eFG% 59.9 284 FGA
    • STL 0.7 0.9 Per40
    • BLK 1.5 2.0 Per40
    • 3PT% 0.0 1 3PA
    • FT% 65.3 236 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Rim-running
    • Age19.9
    • Height/Weight6' 10''/250
    • Wingspan7' 3''
    • Standing Reach9' 0''
    Projects as an energy big man but needs to improve his awareness and proper technique to stay on the floor.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Bismack Biyombo, Montrezl Harrell
    SHOT CHART
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    N/A 0 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    31.3% 16 FGA
    64.0% 247 FGA
    25.0% 8 FGA
    38.5% 13 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Quick and explosive leaper with good hands and coordination at the rim. Runs the floor hard.
    • Has a quick first step from the mid-post. May never be part of his game, but upside is there if he develops his jumper.
    • Predictably high defensive upside due to measurables if he receives proper instruction. Can move laterally and protect the rim.
    • Good rebounder. Has a nose for the ball on offensive boards and competes for defensive ones.
    MINUSES
    • Strong frame and solid mobility give him defensive upside. But too often he falls out of his stance, is flat-footed, or loses focus off-ball.
    • Projects as an energy big, yet his motor often runs cold.
    • Subpar shooter from midrange and the line. His footwork is inconsistent, looks tense, brings the ball to his set point too early.
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  • Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard

    Guard

    Duke, Soph.

    • PTS 19.5 22.0 Per40
    • REB 5.1 5.7 Per40
    • AST 2.5 2.8 Per40
    • eFG% 58.1 484 FGA
    • STL 0.8 0.9 Per40
    • BLK 0.4 0.4 Per40
    • 3PT% 43.8 201 3PA
    • FT% 85.6 187 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Shooting
    • Age21
    • Height/Weight6' 6''/202
    • Wingspan6' 5''
    • Standing Reach8' 3''
    A sharpshooting combo guard with elite feel and fundamentals, but has questionable defensive upside.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: J.J. Redick, Wesley Matthews, Greivis Vásquez
    SHOT CHART
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    43.1% 72 FGA
    43.6% 78 FGA
    47.8% 67 FGA
    58.0% 143 FGA
    43.8% 48 FGA
    56.8% 37 FGA
    38.5% 39 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Excellent shooting upside. Features a quick release and pristine footwork, with ability to hit shots on the move, off screens, and off the dribble.
    • Extremely high basketball IQ and feel for the game. Rarely makes mistakes. He’s very advanced at using off-ball screens to get open.
    • Improved his handle significantly and used his off-hand more frequently as a sophomore — his growth rate is encouraging.
    • Tremendous passing vision and accuracy with both hands. His pick-and-roll instincts give him combo-guard upside.
    • Intangibles are off the charts. He’s a proven hard worker, plays with fire, hustles, and makes winning plays.
    MINUSES
    • Subpar at-rim finisher due to poor verticality and length.
    • Needs to improve his handle against high-level athletes. May always need screens to get open on-ball.
    • Gets burned on defense despite playing hard with solid fundamentals. Struggles to move laterally and has short arms.
    • Even if he improves defensively, he likely maxes out at average due to athleticism.
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  • Denver Nuggets
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    John Collins

    John Collins

    Big

    Wake Forest, Soph.

    • PTS 19.2 28.8 Per40
    • REB 9.8 14.8 Per40
    • AST 0.5 0.8 Per40
    • eFG% 62.2 376 FGA
    • STL 0.6 1.0 Per40
    • BLK 1.6 2.4 Per40
    • 3PT% 0.0 1 3PA
    • FT% 74.5 220 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Scoring Upside
    • Age19.7
    • Height/Weight6' 10''/225
    • Wingspan6' 11''
    • Standing Reach8' 11''
    An advanced-stats darling as a big man, but his fundamentals must improve drastically to reach his two-way upside.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Explosive Enes Kanter, Al Jefferson, J.J. Hickson
    SHOT CHART
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    N/A 0 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    55.6% 9 FGA
    67.0% 297 FGA
    48.7% 37 FGA
    35.5% 31 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Advanced interior scorer. Knows how to carve out space, score through contact, and finish with both hands.
    • Smart in the pick-and-roll. He’s a lob threat, smooth on drives, and excellent at beating switches. Needs to improve screening, though.
    • Great face-up scoring potential if his shot improves. Has a good first step, can attack off the bounce due to good footwork.
    • Very good rebounder, especially offensively. His instincts shine through in how he tracks the trajectory of the ball.
    • Struggles defensively, but he plays hard and is a fluid athlete. With the right coaching he could become an effective two-way player.
    MINUSES
    • Poor defender who doesn’t stay seated in his stance and gets too handsy. He’s not lazy, just lacks fundamentals.
    • Skinny frame, and not particularly long or explosive, so his rim-protection upside is naturally limited.
    • Ineffective shooter, but has good touch and average mechanics. Needs to fix his set point and have consistent footwork to improve.
    • Lacks passing vision. He telegraphs too many passes or doesn’t spot open players.
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  • Miami Heat

    Frank Ntilikina

    Point Guard

    Strasbourg / France

    • PTS 5.8 12.8 Per40
    • REB 2.1 4.6 Per40
    • AST 1.6 3.5 Per40
    • eFG% 55.9 204 FGA
    • STL 0.8 1.7 Per40
    • BLK 0.2 0.4 Per40
    • 3PT% 41.4 87 3PA
    • FT% 66.7 51 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Defense
    • Age18.9
    • Height/Weight6' 5''/170
    • WingspanN/A
    • Standing ReachN/A
    A defensive stopper at the point guard spot with excellent feel, but his rawness leaves his upside a complete mystery.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: George Hill, Jeremy Lin
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    45.8% 48 FGA
    30.0% 30 FGA
    63.6% 11 FGA
    62.5% 56 FGA
    40.0% 25 FGA
    36.4% 22 FGA
    43.8% 16 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Fluid athlete with long arms and a frame that can pack on bulk.
    • Multiposition defender with elite upside. Plays extremely hard, takes charges, makes winning plays.
    • Advanced fundamentals in closing out and fighting over screens. Attentive off-ball. Rebounds too. Capable of defending reliably as a rookie.
    • Has natural passing instincts, and his height creates angles. Accuracy is an issue but he has excellent vision passing off the dribble.
    • Good off-ball shooting upside.
    • Navigates pick-and-rolls well, snakes to the middle of the floor. Clearly knows what he wants to do, just doesn’t always execute or finish effectively.
    MINUSES
    • Inaccurate passer, doesn’t execute basic plays. Needs to improve a lot to be a point guard.
    • Loose handle; ball slows him down. He botches crossovers, fails to create space or turn the corner. Ends up settling for midrange shots.
    • Lacks the quick first step you see from elite guards. May be better off in a secondary role in two-guard offense rather than the primary playmaker.
    • Ineffective shooter off the dribble. Goes into slow motion when he transitions into his shot.
    • Improved his mechanics but still needs a faster release and more consistent footwork.
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  • Portland Trail Blazers

    Zach Collins

    Big

    Gonzaga, Frosh

    • PTS 10.0 23.2 Per40
    • REB 5.9 13.6 Per40
    • AST 0.4 1.0 Per40
    • eFG% 67.6 207 FGA
    • STL 0.5 1.1 Per40
    • BLK 1.8 4.1 Per40
    • 3PT% 47.6 21 3PA
    • FT% 74.3 148 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Two-Way Impact
    • Age19.6
    • Height/Weight7' 0''/230
    • Wingspan7' 1''
    • Standing Reach9' 3''
    A skilled two-way center who easily projects as a good role player and could reach much higher levels as a scorer.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Jason Smith
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    50.0% 4 FGA
    0.0% 1 FGA
    40.0% 5 FGA
    68.0% 175 FGA
    25.0% 4 FGA
    71.43% 7 FGA
    50.0% 16 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Great coordination and timing finishing on tip-ins, cuts, and pick-and-roll dives. Draws a ton of fouls.
    • Good shooting potential off the catch and pick-and-pop. Needs to extend range and speed up release but has sound, repeatable mechanics.
    • Mobile on the post and drives. Has face-up upside. He’s mobile using both his left and right hands to dribble or finish with hook shots or layups.
    • Versatile defender with good fundamentals. Can comfortably defend stretch bigs with the upside to hang with forwards and wings.
    • Displays good timing as a shot blocker, instincts on rotations, and a nose for rebounding. Needs to bring intensity consistently.
    MINUSES
    • Average athlete who lacks length and elite hops. Lacks bounce in traffic and gets blocked too frequently.
    • Commits careless mistakes as a passer and doesn’t always handle the ball well in traffic.
    • Troublingly high foul rate needs to improve. He pushes off on boards and reaches too much; too hungry for blocks when he should box out.
    • Has concerning intangibles. Gets visibly frustrated when things don’t go his way, which leads to losing focus or being tentative.
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  • Chicago Bulls

    Justin Jackson

    Forward

    North Carolina, Jr.

    • PTS 18.3 22.8 Per40
    • REB 4.7 5.8 Per40
    • AST 2.8 3.5 Per40
    • eFG% 53.1 596 FGA
    • STL 0.8 1.0 Per40
    • BLK 0.2 0.3 Per40
    • 3PT% 37.0 284 3PA
    • FT% 74.8 131 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: NBA-Ready
    • Age22.2
    • Height/Weight6' 8''/193
    • Wingspan6' 11''
    • Standing Reach8' 9''
    A jack-of-all-trades wing who can easily fill a complementary role for any team, though he must prove that his shooting progression is sustainable.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Matt Barnes, Mike Dunleavy Jr.
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    35.6% 101 FGA
    39.3% 112 FGA
    43.5% 46 FGA
    60.9% 184 FGA
    31.3% 48 FGA
    29.8% 47 FGA
    39.3% 56 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Improved spot-up shooter after quickening his release, though he needs to preserve his revised mechanics.
    • Flashed potential shooting off screens while displaying good footwork.
    • High IQ/instincts; knows how to fill an off-ball role sprinting in transition, spotting up, and cutting.
    • Good passer who makes quick decisions and accurate passes.
    • Serviceable defender who has great quickness and length to contain guards and wings.
    MINUSES
    • Not a fast-twitch athlete and lacks a tight handle, limiting his scoring off the dribble.
    • Settles for too many floaters and midrange jumpers due to inability to attack the paint.
    • Thin frame and average physicality limit his defensive upside.
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  • Milwaukee Bucks

    Harry Giles

    Big

    Duke, Frosh

    • PTS 3.9 13.6 Per40
    • REB 3.8 13.3 Per40
    • AST 0.3 1.2 Per40
    • eFG% 57.7 78 FGA
    • STL 0.3 1.2 Per40
    • BLK 0.7 2.3 Per40
    • 3PT% --- 0 3PA
    • FT% 50.0 24 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Defensive Versatility
    • Age19.2
    • Height/Weight6' 11''/222
    • Wingspan7' 3''
    • Standing Reach9' 2''
    Injuries have robbed him of his elite standing in this draft class, but his versatility and athleticism as a big still make him an enticing prospect.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Amar’e Stoudemire, Julius Randle, Darrell Arthur
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    N/A 0 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    0.0% 2 FGA
    64.6% 65 FGA
    42.9% 7 FGA
    0.0% 4 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Versatile defensive potential. Before the ACL tear, he was capable of switching onto guards.
    • Not a pure rim protector, but he can alter shots due to quick-leaping ability. Needs to get stronger to handle larger bigs, though.
    • Excellent rebounding potential if explosiveness returns. Capable of throwing down putbacks. Loves to chase out of area for boards.
    • Can develop into a screen-game threat because of his good hands and leaping.
    • Scores quickly from the dunker’s spot on baseline and runs floor hard in transition.
    • Perimeter scoring potential. Can handle the ball in the open floor. Needs to improve handle to face up or create in half court.
    MINUSES
    • Worrisome injury history: torn left ACL, MCL, meniscus in 2013; torn right ACL in 2015; left-knee procedure in 2016.
    • Lacks feel for the game; sets too many moving screens, makes inaccurate passes, panics when pressured. It’s crucial he improves role-player skills.
    • Interior scoring is shaky, rarely uses his left hand, and misses easy shots.
    • Lacks explosiveness from standstill.
    • Uncomfortable shooter: low release, limited range, misses off the side of the rim.
    • Prone to getting hacked due to poor free throw percentage.
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  • Indiana Pacers

    Ike Anigbogu

    Big

    UCLA, Frosh

    • PTS 4.7 14.5 Per40
    • REB 4.0 12.4 Per40
    • AST 0.2 0.6 Per40
    • eFG% 56.4 101 FGA
    • STL 0.2 0.5 Per40
    • BLK 1.2 3.7 Per40
    • 3PT% --- 0 3PA
    • FT% 53.5 43 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Rim Protection
    • Age18.7
    • Height/Weight6' 10''/230
    • Wingspan7' 6''
    • Standing Reach9' 3''
    A big body who fits the mold of a modern-day center who can protect the rim, switch screens, and throw down lob dunks.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Clint Capela, Tristan Thompson
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    N/A 0 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    0.0% 4 FGA
    61.6% 86 FGA
    28.6% 7 FGA
    33.3% 6 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Tremendous shot blocker with both hands. Already has an NBA body with elite length and a frame to get even stronger.
    • Hard-nosed player who competes on the boards and flat-out plays hard. Makes winning plays.
    • Great pick-and-roll scoring upside. High-flying lob threat, explosive leaper off one or two feet. Also, sets strong, fundamental screens.
    • Runs the floor hard in transition. Always a lob threat and seals off the opponent inside, makes himself an option for early-offense entry passes.
    MINUSES
    • Loads up on his dunks too often, leaving him prone to being stripped. Plus, he rarely dunks with just one hand. Will need to be more versatile inside.
    • Poor shooter with clunky mechanics. Needs to overhaul his mechanics, add the dip, and improve his set-point timing.
    • Average touch on hook shots and layups, and bobbles tough passes, which may not bode well for him as a dynamic at-rim finisher.
    • Gets into foul trouble easily by being too handsy, or not going straight up for blocks.
    • Suffered a torn meniscus before the season and a sprained foot during the year, so medical reports are crucial to assure those were fluky injuries.
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  • Atlanta Hawks

    D.J. Wilson

    Big

    Michigan, Soph.

    • PTS 11.0 14.5 Per40
    • REB 5.3 7.0 Per40
    • AST 1.3 1.7 Per40
    • eFG% 60.5 305 FGA
    • STL 0.5 0.7 Per40
    • BLK 1.5 2.0 Per40
    • 3PT% 37.3 110 3PA
    • FT% 83.3 60 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Versatility
    • Age21.3
    • Height/Weight6' 11''/240
    • Wingspan7' 3''
    • Standing Reach9' 2''
    A prototypical big man as far as athleticism and versatility are concerned, though to be more than a role player he’ll need to play tough consistently.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Tayshaun Prince, Lamar Odom, Perry Jones III
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    37.8% 45 FGA
    29.4% 51 FGA
    66.7% 6 FGA
    72.2% 144 FGA
    22.2% 18 FGA
    44.0% 25 FGA
    63.6% 11 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Versatile defender with quickness to defend guards and length to alter shots at the rim.
    • Coordinated, smooth ball handler attacking the basket.
    • Late bloomer who plays like a guard, with a skilled, perimeter-focused game.
    • Good spot-up shooter who displays fluidity shooting off the dribble.
    MINUSES
    • Limited rebounding and interior defensive upside due to thin frame and lack of verticality.
    • Lacks defensive awareness; he’s often out of position in man-to-man and off-ball.
    • Not an interior scorer despite his size; avoids contact, doesn’t beat switches, and settles for floaters rather than attacking the basket.
    • Decision-making must improve offensively; he takes untimely shots and isn’t an advanced passer.
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  • Portland Trail Blazers
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    Portland Trail Blazers
    Anzejs Pasecniks

    Anzejs Pasecniks

    Big

    Gran Canaria / Latvia

    • PTS 7.1 18.3 Per40
    • REB 3.0 7.9 Per40
    • AST 0.2 0.6 Per40
    • eFG% 67.3 202 FGA
    • STL 0.2 0.5 Per40
    • BLK 0.7 1.8 Per40
    • 3PT% 47.1 17 3PA
    • FT% 56.0 84 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Mobility at the 5
    • Age21.5
    • Height/Weight7' 2''/229
    • WingspanN/A
    • Standing ReachN/A
    True center with excellent mobility who needs to improve fundamentals to survive defensively.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Amir Johnson, Willy Hernangomez
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    80.0% 5 FGA
    50.0% 2 FGA
    16.7% 6 FGA
    73.3% 120 FGA
    20.0% 5 FGA
    50.0% 6 FGA
    50.0% 4 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Excellent rim runner who runs fluidly up the floor, has good hands, and finishes expertly in the paint.
    • Solid shooting upside out to deep midrange due to soft touch and high release.
    • Ambidextrous ball handler and finisher who shows potential driving to the rim.
    • Mobile defender whose upside hinges on his mobility rather than his verticality protecting the rim.
    MINUSES
    • He’ll need to speed up his mechanics to become an effective shooter.
    • Lacks passing vision.
    • Lacks length and explosiveness to protect the rim and block shots.
    • Poor fundamentals; ends up committing careless fouls because he’s typically a beat late on rotations.
    • Not an impactful rebounder on either end of the floor.
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  • Oklahoma City Thunder
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    Oklahoma City Thunder
    Frank Jackson

    Frank Jackson

    Guard

    Duke, Frosh.

    • PTS 10.9 17.6 Per40
    • REB 2.5 4.0 Per40
    • AST 1.7 2.7 Per40
    • eFG% 56.4 281 FGA
    • STL 0.6 0.9 Per40
    • BLK 0.1 0.1 Per40
    • 3PT% 39.5 129 3PA
    • FT% 75.5 102 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Athletic Scoring
    • Age19.1
    • Height/Weight6' 4"/208
    • Wingspan6' 8"
    • Standing Reach8' 2"
    An athletic combo guard who showcases the ability to score from all levels but needs to improve his pure point guard skills.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Austin Rivers, Jerryd Bayless
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    32.7% 55 FGA
    36.2% 58 FGA
    27.3% 11 FGA
    62.6% 107 FGA
    42.1% 19 FGA
    23.1% 13 FGA
    70.6% 17 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Good shooter off the catch; his release is slightly low, but he’s effective even with a hand in his face, or when he’s on the move.
    • Productive scorer off the dribble who can pull up from all ranges or use soft floaters in the lane.
    • Crafty at-rim finisher who can use either hand at the rim and score against contact.
    • Good defensive potential: strong frame, instinctual, quick laterally, and plays hard.
    MINUSES
    • Undersized against bigger 2-guards; he can battle, but will need to be perfect and more consistent to thrive and avoid foul trouble.
    • Lacks shake despite a great first step. He needs to add more advanced dribble moves to break down a defender.
    • He lacks lead guard skills, forces passes, and leaves his feet too much, putting him in turnover-prone situations.
    • Questionable, rushed shot selection will need to improve.
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  • Brooklyn Nets

    Justin Patton

    Big

    Creighton, Frosh

    • PTS 12.9 20.5 Per40
    • REB 6.2 9.8 Per40
    • AST 1.2 1.9 Per40
    • eFG% 68.9 296 FGA
    • STL 0.9 1.4 Per40
    • BLK 1.4 2.3 Per40
    • 3PT% 53.3 15 3PA
    • FT% 51.7 87 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Athleticism
    • Age20
    • Height/Weight6' 11''/226
    • Wingspan7' 3''
    • Standing Reach9' 4''
    A high-upside two-way big man who will require patience at the next level, but his raw athletic talent could make him worth the wait.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Karl-Anthony Towns Lite, Theo Ratliff, Samuel Dalembert
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    33.3% 3 FGA
    0.0% 1 FGA
    50.0% 8 FGA
    76.4% 229 FGA
    43.5% 23 FGA
    20.0% 20 FGA
    50.0% 12 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Explosive leaper with excellent eye-hand coordination for lobs and putbacks. Has soft touch near the rim.
    • Massive pick-and-roll potential. Must improve screening and shooting but can take defenders off the dribble and score.
    • Intriguing perimeter-scoring upside. Possesses an excellent first step and fluid athleticism, and shows Towns-like flashes.
    • Shoots at a low rate but could improve due to soft touch. There’s too much movement on his shot mechanics.
    • Mobile defender; has long arms, covers ground well, can slide on the perimeter. Fundamentals must improve.
    MINUSES
    • Extremely raw offensively. Sets sloppy screens; inaccurate passer. Commits frustrating, avoidable turnovers. Liability from the free throw line.
    • Below-average rebounder who doesn’t always box out or chase out of his area.
    • Lacks discipline and fundamentals on defense. Needs to stay in his stance and avoid falling for fakes that get him into foul trouble.
    • He’ll get stronger over time but to reach his upside defensively he’ll need to be tougher defending the interior.
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  • Toronto Raptors

    OG Anunoby

    Forward

    Indiana, Soph.

    • PTS 11.1 17.6 Per40
    • REB 5.4 8.7 Per40
    • AST 1.4 2.3 Per40
    • eFG% 61.5 122 FGA
    • STL 1.3 2.1 Per40
    • BLK 1.3 2.1 Per40
    • 3PT% 31.1 45 3PA
    • FT% 56.3 48 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Multipositional Defender
    • Age19.9
    • Height/Weight6' 8''/215
    • Wingspan7' 2''
    • Standing Reach9' 0''
    One of the most moldable prospects in the draft, with a skill set that’ll undoubtedly draw comparisons to Kawhi Leonard.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Shane Battier, Trevor Ariza, Al-Farouq Aminu
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    38.1% 21 FGA
    25.0% 16 FGA
    0.0% 1 FGA
    71.6% 74 FGA
    33.3% 3 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    28.6% 7 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Superb physical dimensions—long wingspan with wide frame—with lateral quickness and extreme versatility.
    • Elite defensive potential and capable of defending nearly every position. Jumps passing lanes, switches onto guards and bigs, contests hard.
    • Rebounding advantage given his size, which he uses to box out, with long arms outreaching even larger players.
    • Quick first step in the post and when attacking closeouts. Raw footwork holds him back, but already a transition threat.
    • Good awareness; understands his game, plays within himself, and rarely makes boneheaded mistakes.
    MINUSES
    • Coming off a torn ACL, especially concerning as he doesn’t explode when leaping.
    • Lacks aggression and must be stronger with the ball in his hands at the rim.
    • Sloppy footwork and ballhandling. Lacks a left hand. Called for travels and charges. Needs to learn to absorb contact near the rim.
    • Lacks passing vision and needs to put more zip on basic passes.
    • Shooting issues: slow shooting release and one-two step that leads to blocked shots. Poor free throw shooter.
    • Lacks fluidity transitioning dribble into shot due to rigid mechanics.
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  • Utah Jazz

    T.J. Leaf

    Big

    UCLA, Frosh

    • PTS 16.3 21.7 Per40
    • REB 8.2 11.0 Per40
    • AST 2.4 3.2 Per40
    • eFG% 65.2 381 FGA
    • STL 0.6 0.8 Per40
    • BLK 1.1 1.5 Per40
    • 3PT% 46.6 58 3PA
    • FT% 67.9 106 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Scoring Upside
    • Age20.1
    • Height/Weight6' 10''/220
    • Wingspan6' 11''
    • Standing Reach8' 11''
    A skilled forward with the kind of high-level offensive instincts to carve out a role in the NBA, as long as he gets stronger.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: David Lee, Trey Lyles
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    43.8% 16 FGA
    52.9% 17 FGA
    35.1% 37 FGA
    73.0% 244 FGA
    37.0% 27 FGA
    38.9% 18 FGA
    55.0% 20 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Impressive athlete who plays hard, has good body control and high IQ.
    • Solid spot-up-shooting potential. Soft touch and can shoot on the move.
    • Selfless passer with good vision. Throws darts into the post and tends to make smart passes.
    • Potential to become a solid positional defender if he learns fundamentals and adds weight to his frame.
    MINUSES
    • Lacks defensive versatility; gets cooked on the perimeter as he is often out of position or flat-footed and slow to recover defending pick-and-roll.
    • Lacks length or verticality to protect the rim.
    • Only an average rebounder despite nose for ball.
    • Average first step attacking closeouts, and is slow to turn the corner.
    • Interior scoring must improve, particularly when sealing off his man underneath the rim.
    • Jump shot has a low, slow release. Needs to get quicker by using the hop.
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  • Orlando Magic

    Jarrett Allen

    Big

    Texas, Frosh

    • PTS 13.4 16.7 Per40
    • REB 8.5 10.5 Per40
    • AST 0.8 1.0 Per40
    • eFG% 56.6 316 FGA
    • STL 0.6 0.7 Per40
    • BLK 1.5 1.9 Per40
    • 3PT% 0.0 7 3PA
    • FT% 56.4 149 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Freakish Measurables
    • Age19.2
    • Height/Weight6' 10''/224
    • Wingspan7' 5''
    • Standing Reach9' 2''
    Allen is a long, fluid 5 who brings skills that teams desire in a two-way center but is lacking intangibles and feel for the game.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Steven Adams, JaVale McGee
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    0.0% 2 FGA
    0.0% 1 FGA
    28.6% 28 FGA
    65.3% 222 FGA
    44.8% 29 FGA
    42.9% 28 FGA
    0.0% 4 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Tremendous measurables with a wide frame and a long wingspan. More light on his feet than he is a leaper, but he can throw down dunks.
    • Good rim-protection upside. His fundamentals and awareness are poor but he’s so long and mobile that he could become an enforcer.
    • Complementary offensive player who can hover on the baseline and dive in pick-and-rolls, and will run the floor hard in transition.
    • If shot develops, could be a load straight-line driving to the rim. He has a surprisingly smooth handle and solid footwork.
    MINUSES
    • Intangibles are concerning. He’s not physical, avoids contact inside. Classic big who wants to be a guard.
    • Lacks fundamentals defending the perimeter. Slides slowly laterally, doesn’t always get a good contest on jumpers.
    • Instincts are lacking. Makes sloppy decisions as a passer, has slow reads on defense, commits careless fouls, is an inconsistent rebounder.
    • Poor shooter at this stage. Shoots a medicine ball at the rim from outside. He has solid form, though, so might be an unsolvable, natural issue.
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  • Portland Trail Blazers
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    Portland Trail Blazers
    Isaiah Hartenstein

    Isaiah Hartenstein

    Big

    Zalgiris / Germany

    • PTS 4.4 14.7 Per40
    • REB 3.4 11.6 Per40
    • AST 0.6 2.1 Per40
    • eFG% 52.1 95 FGA
    • STL 0.8 2.8 Per40
    • BLK 0.6 1.9 Per40
    • 3PT% 26.9 26 3PA
    • FT% 68.3 41 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Perimeter Skill Set
    • Age19.1
    • Height/Weight7' 1''/225
    • Wingspan7' 2''
    • Standing Reach9' 1''
    An underdeveloped stretch forward who shows impressive perimeter skills that could manifest long term.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Donatas Motiejunas, Troy Murphy, Andrew Nicholson
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    22.2% 18 FGA
    44.4% 9 FGA
    0.0% 3 FGA
    62.0% 71 FGA
    33.3% 3 FGA
    0.0% 2 FGA
    33.3% 6 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Excellent ball handler with good body control, making him a threat to attack closeouts or create from the perimeter, if his shot develops.
    • Projects as a plus shooter due to his good form, though at this stage he’s inconsistent. Might be an issue with his hands due to odd rotation on shot.
    • Takes risks as a passer, but it’s clear he has tremendous vision. He will need to cut down on careless turnovers, though.
    • Good rebounder with a nose for the ball, especially on defense. Offensively he’s only average on putbacks since he’s a below-the-rim player.
    MINUSES
    • Average athleticism and length. Not a rim protector. Doesn’t always play up to his size, partially because of his poor posture.
    • Subpar foot speed defending the perimeter. Has long-term upside due to his fluidity but fundamentals must improve.
    • His NBA game is largely dependent on his shot improving. If it doesn’t, he may not offer enough in other areas.
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  • Los Angeles Lakers
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    Los Angeles Lakers
    Tony Bradley

    Tony Bradley

    Big

    North Carolina, Frosh

    • PTS 7.1 19.5 Per40
    • REB 5.1 14.1 Per40
    • AST 0.6 1.7 Per40
    • eFG% 57.3 178 FGA
    • STL 0.3 0.7 Per40
    • BLK 0.6 1.6 Per40
    • 3PT% --- 0 3PA
    • FT% 61.9 105 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Measurables
    • Age19.5
    • Height/Weight6' 11''/248
    • Wingspan7' 5''
    • Standing Reach9' 5''
    A long, mobile center with a high basketball IQ, making him an intriguing fit in today’s game.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Bigger Taj Gibson, Jakob Poeltl
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    N/A 0 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    0.0% 8 FGA
    61.8% 152 FGA
    28.6% 7 FGA
    45.5% 11 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Excellent rebounder who boxes out, has a nose for the ball, and makes timely outlets to his guard.
    • High defensive potential. Not a true shot blocker but alters shots with his length and does a good job switching onto the perimeter.
    • Good screener and finisher with soft hands around the rim, making him a good pick-and-roll threat.
    • Shows good touch and solid jumper mechanics, so there may be untapped potential.
    • Runs the floor hard in transition and carves out space under the rim for easy baskets or drawn fouls.
    MINUSES
    • Lack of explosiveness limits upside; not a lob threat or rim protector, two key skills for modern centers.
    • Can improve defensive fundamentals, especially on the perimeter, to channel his aggression into production.
    • Crucial he speeds up his gather when receiving passes from the baseline, otherwise he’s prone to being blocked.
    • Should strive to improve his Steven Adams–style flip shot in the paint to finish quickly when he’s not right at the rim.
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  • Los Angeles Lakers
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    Los Angeles Lakers
    Kyle Kuzma

    Kyle Kuzma

    Forward

    Utah, Jr.

    • PTS 16.3 20.9 Per40
    • REB 9.0 11.6 Per40
    • AST 2.4 3.1 Per40
    • eFG% 53.9 333 FGA
    • STL 0.6 0.8 Per40
    • BLK 0.5 0.6 Per40
    • 3PT% 32.1 78 3PA
    • FT% 66.9 121 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: 3-and-D Upside
    • Age21.9
    • Height/Weight6' 10"/221
    • Wingspan7' 0"
    • Standing Reach9' 0"
    A skilled forward with theoretical two-way ability, but needs to improve defense and shooting.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Lamar Odom, Jeff Green, the Morris twins
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    35.6% 73 FGA
    28.6% 28 FGA
    27.8% 18 FGA
    61.5% 218 FGA
    36.8% 19 FGA
    33.3% 15 FGA
    46.15% 26 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Smart complementary player who cuts off-ball, fills space, rebounds, and keeps the ball moving.
    • Shooting upside: He has great fundamentals, but is subpar from 3 and the free throw line. His issue may be biomechanical.
    • Capable of sealing off smaller defenders and finishing in the post using his left or right hand. He has good touch inside.
    • Defensive versatility potential: He plays hard, has long arms, and shows flashes. If he improves his fundamentals, he could be a multipositional defender.
    • Talented rebounder who reads trajectory of the ball by feel.
    MINUSES
    • Defensive production must improve; he can move his feet and stay engaged but lacks awareness in defending the perimeter and bulk in defending the interior.
    • Currently a nonfactor shooting off the dribble; he misses all over the place and has occasional airballs.
    • Lacks a quick first step and agility scoring off the bounce, though he shows potential driving on closeouts.
    • Telegraphs passes and makes poor decisions driving into traffic, though he won’t be asked to carry such a heavy load in the NBA.
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  • San Antonio Spurs
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    San Antonio Spurs
    Caleb Swanigan

    Caleb Swanigan

    Power Forward

    Purdue, Soph.

    • PTS 18.5 22.7 Per40
    • REB 12.5 15.3 Per40
    • AST 3.0 3.7 Per40
    • eFG% 57.2 421 FGA
    • STL 0.4 0.5 Per40
    • BLK 0.8 1.0 Per40
    • 3PT% 44.7 85 3PA
    • FT% 78.1 210 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Versatile Scoring
    • Age20.2
    • Height/Weight6' 9''/247
    • Wingspan7' 3''
    • Standing Reach9' 0''
    A bruising big man who can space the floor, though he must answer questions about his defensive limitations.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Brandon Bass, Jared Sullinger, Jason Maxiell
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    37.0% 27 FGA
    44.0% 25 FGA
    55.6% 32 FGA
    60.8% 255 FGA
    38.9% 36 FGA
    19.2% 26 FGA
    50.0% 24 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Great rebounder with strong hands who boxes out, hustles out of his area, and has a good nose for the ball.
    • Good shooter off the pick-and-pop, spot-ups, and free throws. Has a quick release. He’ll need to extend to NBA range, though.
    • Conditioning improved in college, which helped him sustain his production late in games as fatigue set in.
    • Versatile interior scorer who uses his wide frame to carve out space and both hands to finish. Can also facilitate from the post.
    MINUSES
    • Loads the ball up before elevating for dunks, which leaves him prone to getting stripped. Needs to become a quicker leaper to thrive on pick-and-rolls.
    • Clunky ball handler attacking from the perimeter. Always tries to spin back right. Struggles shooting off the dribble.
    • Defensive liability, especially in pick-and-roll. Doesn’t slide his feet well on the perimeter and lacks verticality to contest at the rim.
    • Athletic limitations put a cap on his defensive upside even if his fundamentals and awareness improve.
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  • Utah Jazz

    Tyler Lydon

    Forward

    Syracuse, Soph.

    • PTS 13.2 14.6 Per40
    • REB 8.6 9.6 Per40
    • AST 2.1 2.3 Per40
    • eFG% 54.8 320 FGA
    • STL 1.0 1.1 Per40
    • BLK 1.4 1.6 Per40
    • 3PT% 39.2 125 3PA
    • FT% 83.6 116 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Intelligence
    • Age21.2
    • Height/Weight6' 10''/225
    • Wingspan7' 0''
    • Standing Reach9' 0''
    A knockdown-shooting power forward who needs to add new dimensions to his game.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Donyell Marshall, Raef LaFrentz, Brian Scalabrine
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    43.9% 41 FGA
    28.6% 35 FGA
    40.6% 32 FGA
    57.8% 135 FGA
    44.4% 18 FGA
    30.8% 13 FGA
    42.2% 45 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Solid shooter with deep NBA range, a quick trigger, and a high release.
    • Excellent footwork while shooting on the move, making him a pick-and-pop threat.
    • Ambidextrous with soft touch, which gives him interior finishing potential if he gets stronger.
    • Intelligent cutter who can finish above the rim when he has space.
    • Makes intelligent passes.
    MINUSES
    • Not a rim protector outside of the college zone system, and only an average rebounder.
    • Lacks the strength and size to guard bigs and the quickness to guard wings.
    • Average frame, athleticism, and toughness limit defensive upside.
    • Slow first step, and stops his dribble for floaters instead of getting right to the rim; only an average finisher in traffic.
    • Ineffective shooting off the dribble, lacking fluidity, and struggles to create space on his own.
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  • Charlotte Hornets
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    Charlotte Hornets
    Terrance Ferguson

    Terrance Ferguson

    Guard

    Adelaide / USA

    • PTS 4.6 12.2 Per40
    • REB 1.2 3.1 Per40
    • AST 0.6 1.6 Per40
    • eFG% 45.7 139 FGA
    • STL 0.2 0.6 Per40
    • BLK 0.3 0.7 Per40
    • 3PT% 31.3 67 3PA
    • FT% 60.0 20 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Youth
    • Age19.1
    • Height/Weight6' 7''/186
    • Wingspan6' 9''
    • Standing Reach8' 7''
    A superb athlete with extremely streaky shooting ability, though he’s a long-term project and must learn the details of the game.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Terrence Ross, Stephen Jackson
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    35.00% 40 FGA
    27.3% 33 FGA
    25.0% 8 FGA
    54.4% 46 FGA
    30.0% 10 FGA
    40.0% 10 FGA
    0.0% 3 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Elite athlete with fluid body movements, though he needs to improve his ballhandling to take advantage of his natural skill.
    • Raw scorer, but he has major hot streaks where he drains 3s displaying the smoothness of elite shooters.
    • Projectable defensive upside due to intensity level, athleticism, aggression, and terrific lateral quickness.
    MINUSES
    • Lacks feel for the game; fails to execute basic passes, forces contested shots, rarely changes speeds.
    • Shooting mechanics are a mess; there’s too much movement, and his form always looks different, leading to inconsistent results.
    • He’s lean and struggles defensively to contain thicker, stronger players.
    • Lacks awareness defending off-ball; loses track of his man or takes awkward angles fighting through screens.
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  • Phoenix Suns
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    Phoenix Suns
    Semi Ojeleye

    Semi Ojeleye

    Wing

    SMU, Jr.

    • PTS 18.9 22.2 Per40
    • REB 6.8 8.0 Per40
    • AST 1.5 1.8 Per40
    • eFG% 57.4 428 FGA
    • STL 0.4 0.5 Per40
    • BLK 0.4 0.5 Per40
    • 3PT% 42.4 172 3PA
    • FT% 78.5 219 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Defensive Versatility
    • Age22.5
    • Height/Weight6' 7''/235
    • Wingspan6' 10''
    • Standing Reach8' 6''
    Athletic, multipositional forward who could rise up draft boards with strong workouts.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Jae Crowder, Stanley Johnson, Jonathon Simmons
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    42.4% 66 FGA
    45.8% 72 FGA
    51.5% 33 FGA
    58.3% 175 FGA
    37.9% 29 FGA
    30.0% 30 FGA
    34.6% 26 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Good defender against bigs. He has a strong, sturdy frame, and plays with superb fundamentals defending without fouling.
    • Versatile enough to defend guards and wings. Fights through screens, closes out well.
    • Smooth, simple one-motion spot-up shooting form with NBA range should translate. Needs to quicken his release, but it’s fixable.
    • Athletic at-rim finisher. Hangs in the air and handles contact well in traffic. Can throw down dunks when he has space attacking closeouts.
    MINUSES
    • Spent two years at Duke before transferring to SMU. Hasn’t excelled versus elite competition, and is already 22 years old.
    • Defensive intensity wanes. Doesn’t pick up many blocks, steals, or charges. Tends to be a beat late on his rotations.
    • Lacks creativity as a ball handler and is stiff changing directions. May never be more than a straight-line bully driver.
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  • Orlando Magic
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    Orlando Magic
    Jawun Evans

    Jawun Evans

    Point Guard

    Oklahoma St., Soph.

    • PTS 19.2 26.2 Per40
    • REB 3.4 4.7 Per40
    • AST 6.4 8.7 Per40
    • eFG% 47.5 482 FGA
    • STL 1.8 2.4 Per40
    • BLK 0.1 0.2 Per40
    • 3PT% 37.9 95 3PA
    • FT% 81.2 191 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Playmaking
    • Age20.9
    • Height/Weight6' 0''/177
    • Wingspan6' 6''
    • Standing Reach7' 11''
    Lightning-quick point guard who can excel in the pick-and-roll, though his size may limit his upside.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Speedy Claxton, Kenny Smith, D.J. Augustin
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    36.4% 44 FGA
    28.0% 25 FGA
    40.00% 40 FGA
    49.4% 257 FGA
    43.1% 58 FGA
    32.6% 43 FGA
    40.0% 15 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Speed demon. He gets to top speed in a flash. Has an extra gear to turbo by defenders. Has iso-scoring potential if he tightens his handle.
    • Good pick-and-roll playmaking upside. Knows how to navigate, split screens, or snake to middle. Can attack, pull up, or pass. Likes to use a floater.
    • Quick release shooting off the dribble. Can stop and pop to pull up from anywhere. Needs to extend range, but he looks comfortable.
    • Puts good zip on his passes. Does a good job pushing ball ahead on break or finding open man in the pick-and-roll.
    • Tough, pesky defender. He fights around screens and can pressure the ball. Likes to crash the boards too. He’s undersized, though, which limits him.
    MINUSES
    • Undersized guard and only a decent athlete at an elite athletic position, which naturally could limit his upside on both ends of the floor.
    • Struggles converting at the rim. He can get there at will but is usually forced into tough shots. Needs to improve his off-hand.
    • Must cut down preventable turnovers by improving ballhandling, especially his crossover, and developing his off-hand passing ability.
    • Has good mechanics but lacks NBA range. Misses left and right, so there could be an issue with his hands and release.
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  • Sacramento Kings

    Ivan Rabb

    Big

    California, Soph.

    • PTS 14.0 17.2 Per40
    • REB 10.5 12.8 Per40
    • AST 1.5 1.9 Per40
    • eFG% 49.7 312 FGA
    • STL 0.7 0.8 Per40
    • BLK 1.0 1.2 Per40
    • 3PT% 40.0 20 3PA
    • FT% 66.3 187 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Elite Rebounding
    • Age20.4
    • Height/Weight6' 10''/215
    • Wingspan7' 2''
    • Standing Reach9' 1''
    His choice to return to Cal didn’t pay off, but still could have appeal as a small-ball center if he improves his shot and presence on defense.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Andrew Nicholson, Ed Davis
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    0.0% 2 FGA
    71.4% 7 FGA
    40.0% 15 FGA
    54.4% 193 FGA
    37.7% 53 FGA
    36.4% 33 FGA
    37.5% 8 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Fluid athlete; soft hands, hustles in transition, finishes patiently with both hands inside, has great timing on cuts.
    • Elite rebounder; likes to box out and keeps the ball alive given his length and bounce. Could serve as a small-ball 5 if he gets stronger.
    • Advanced post player with a good first step, but doesn’t get much lift on his jump hooks.
    • Solid pick-and-roll potential, but needs to avoid bringing the ball down before leaping.
    MINUSES
    • Poor shooter; ball comes out flat, elbow sticks out, gets to his release point early.
    • Struggles defending in space, too flat-footed, and gets beat by quicker players. Prone to getting bodied because he’s lean.
    • Has long arms, but not a rim protector because he lacks explosiveness and strength.
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  • Orlando Magic

    Wesley Iwundu

    Wing

    Kansas State, Sr.

    • PTS 13.0 16.6 Per40
    • REB 6.3 8.1 Per40
    • AST 3.5 4.4 Per40
    • eFG% 53.2 314 FGA
    • STL 1.0 1.3 Per40
    • BLK 0.3 0.4 Per40
    • 3PT% 37.6 85 3PA
    • FT% 76.7 159 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Intangibles
    • Age22.5
    • Height/Weight6' 7''/205
    • Wingspan7' 1''
    • Standing Reach8' 10''
    Versatile two-way player on the perimeter, making him an ideal fit for the modern, positionless NBA.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Taller Kent Bazemore, Doug Christie
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    50.0% 28 FGA
    23.5% 34 FGA
    52.6% 19 FGA
    56.6% 175 FGA
    39.1% 23 FGA
    27.3% 22 FGA
    38.5% 13 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Defensive versatility thanks to lateral quickness, active hands, and long arms. Will be able to switch between guards and wings.
    • Excellent transition playmaker who can grab rebounds and go coast-to-coast, or push the ball ahead due to his great passing vision.
    • Impressive passer capable of tossing accurate dimes with both hands and running advanced pick-and-roll schemes.
    MINUSES
    • Improved spot-up shooting mechanics, but still needs to make tweaks. His base is too wide and he gets to his release point early.
    • Not a dynamic scorer off the dribble; uncomfortable when he’s pressured.
    • Very thin frame, which makes fighting through screens difficult.
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  • Philadelphia 76ers

    Jordan Bell

    Big

    Oregon, Jr.

    • PTS 10.9 15.2 Per40
    • REB 8.8 12.2 Per40
    • AST 1.8 2.5 Per40
    • eFG% 64.2 269 FGA
    • STL 1.3 2.2 Per40
    • BLK 2.2 3.1 Per40
    • 3PT% 21.4 14 3PA
    • FT% 70.1 117 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Defensive Versatility
    • Age22.5
    • Height/Weight6' 9''/227
    • Wingspan7' 0"
    • Standing Reach8' 9''
    A superb athlete and energetic big man whose calling card will be his immense defensive versatility.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Udonis Haslem, Darrell Arthur
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    40.0% 5 FGA
    0.0% 5 FGA
    54.6% 11 FGA
    67.6% 225 FGA
    20.0% 10 FGA
    57.1% 14 FGA
    66.7% 3 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Excellent shot blocker who perfectly times his leaps and alters shots without fouling.
    • Terrific perimeter defender who can switch screens onto guards and wings, and contain stretch bigs.
    • Skilled finisher around the rim; he has good hands, can dunk through contact and use either hand on layups.
    • Instinctual offensive rebounder who excels at putback dunks and tip-ins.
    MINUSES
    • Undersized with a lean frame, which leaves him prone to being overpowered on the boards and defending the interior.
    • Subpar defensive rebounder who often fails to box out, relying instead on his leaping ability.
    • Turnover prone; commits careless traveling violations, has only modest passing vision and accuracy.
    • Mediocre shooter who must improve the consistency of his form.
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  • Boston Celtics
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    Boston Celtics
    Jonah Bolden

    Jonah Bolden

    Forward

    Radnicki Basket / Australia

    • PTS 12.3 18.3 Per40
    • REB 7.3 10.8 Per40
    • AST 1.7 2.5 Per40
    • eFG% 55.5 321 FGA
    • STL 1.3 2.0 Per40
    • BLK 1.0 1.5 Per40
    • 3PT% 39.7 135 3PA
    • FT% 60.0 85 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: 3-and-D Potential
    • Age21.5
    • Height/Weight6' 10''/227
    • WingspanN/A
    • Standing ReachN/A
    A skilled forward named the top prospect in the Adriatic League, an honor previously awarded to Dario Saric and Nikola Jokic.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Al Harrington, Tranquilized Draymond, Joe Ingles
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    38.7% 62 FGA
    39.29% 56 FGA
    40.0% 10 FGA
    58.6% 140 FGA
    38.9% 18 FGA
    26.9% 26 FGA
    38.5% 26 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Fluid and coordinated athlete with long arms who can explode at the rim when he has space.
    • Productive shooter with a high, quick release and deep NBA range.
    • Reliable complementary player who can cut to the rim for lobs or fill space on the perimeter.
    • Shows flashes while playmaking in transition. With his quick first step, he may someday see it translate to the half court.
    • Effective defender and rebounder when engaged. Slides his feet, battles inside, jumps passing lanes, and flies in for weak-side blocks.
    MINUSES
    • Careless when driving to the rim, and settles for floaters too often.
    • Can finish strong when he has space, but needs to learn how to use his off hand.
    • Wild ball handler; he lacks basic one-dribble pull-ups and doesn’t have much shake creating offense.
    • Doesn’t punish smaller players on the post, which would be a bonus against switching defenses.
    • Effort comes and goes on defense; he needs to bring more of an intense defensive mentality.
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  • Chicago Bulls

    Josh Hart

    Wing

    Villanova, Sr.

    • PTS 18.7 22.6 Per40
    • REB 6.4 7.7 Per40
    • AST 2.9 3.6 Per40
    • eFG% 59.0 463 FGA
    • STL 1.5 1.8 Per40
    • BLK 0.3 0.3 Per40
    • 3PT% 40.4 183 3PA
    • FT% 74.7 170 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Intangibles
    • Age22.3
    • Height/Weight6' 5''/204
    • Wingspan6' 8''
    • Standing Reach8' 5''
    An accomplished, well-rounded wing who could play a meaningful role on a contender’s bench.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Wesley Matthews, Old Vince Carter
    SHOT CHART
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    40.5% 84 FGA
    40.6% 69 FGA
    32.7% 52 FGA
    68.4% 193 FGA
    40.6% 32 FGA
    21.4% 14 FGA
    47.4% 19 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Has all the intangibles: great teammate, competes hard, can easily fill a role-player hole if his core skills improve.
    • Spot-up 3-point shooter who attacks closeouts and properly times his cuts.
    • Can run the pick-and-roll, which would make him a complementary player along more experienced starters.
    • Versatile defender and active rebounder, winning many 50-50 balls.
    MINUSES
    • Flawed shooter; lacks NBA range, has an ugly motion that looks like he’s heaving a medicine ball, and shoots on the way down.
    • Predictable ball handler with a slow first step. Drives left, spins right too often.
    • Average finisher at the rim who rarely uses his left hand and doesn’t get much lift.
    • Absorbs contact, but needs to add crafty finishes to avoid getting swatted.
    • Struggles creating his own shots because he lacks burst and can’t create space to score.
    • Lacks the natural court vision to take on a playmaking role.
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  • Philadelphia 76ers
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    Philadelphia 76ers
    Derrick White

    Derrick White

    Point Guard

    Colorado, Sr.

    • PTS 18.1 22.0 Per40
    • REB 4.1 5.0 Per40
    • AST 4.4 5.3 Per40
    • eFG% 57.8 404 FGA
    • STL 1.2 1.5 Per40
    • BLK 1.4 1.8 Per40
    • 3PT% 39.6 144 3PA
    • FT% 81.3 182 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Veteran Savvy
    • Age23
    • Height/Weight6' 5''/200
    • Wingspan6' 8''
    • Standing Reach8' 6''
    A big, high-IQ point guard who has tremendous intangibles and could rise up draft boards with good workouts.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Greivis Vásquez, Patty Mills
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    32.7% 52 FGA
    40.0% 50 FGA
    42.3% 26 FGA
    63.7% 171 FGA
    40.0% 30 FGA
    42.5% 40 FGA
    48.5% 33 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Excellent feel for pick-and-roll. He can pull up from anywhere, change speeds, and make textbook passes.
    • Fluid scorer on the move, whether it’s shots off screens or dribble pull-ups.
    • Crafty at the rim by necessity since he doesn’t get much lift; he handles contact well and can finish with both hands on layups.
    • Good touch on runners and short jumpers.
    • Competitive rebounder and defender who has good awareness and hustles to make winning plays.
    MINUSES
    • His shooting release is a little low, so he may need to make adjustments at the next level.
    • Lacks speed; struggles turning the corner to get to the rim due to his average first step.
    • Needs to tighten his handle in order to create space as an initiator for his offense.
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    New Orleans Pelicans
    Edmond Sumner

    Edmond Sumner

    Point Guard

    Xavier, Soph.

    • PTS 14.3 18.1 Per40
    • REB 4.2 5.3 Per40
    • AST 4.8 6.0 Per40
    • eFG% 50.7 211 FGA
    • STL 1.2 1.5 Per40
    • BLK 0.7 0.9 Per40
    • 3PT% 27.3 44 3PA
    • FT% 73.7 137 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Dynamic Athlete
    • Age21.5
    • Height/Weight6' 6''/170
    • Wingspan6' 9''
    • Standing Reach8' 7''
    A point guard who looks the part with his length and speed, but he must learn the game to be effective.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Tony Wroten, Dejounte Murray, Semaj Christon
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    21.1% 19 FGA
    10.0% 10 FGA
    40.0% 15 FGA
    56.1% 132 FGA
    30.8% 13 FGA
    50.0% 12 FGA
    45.5% 11 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Excellent size for a modern guard, with long arms and the frame to get stronger.
    • High pick-and-roll potential due to measurables and body control, but needs to round off the rougher edges of his game.
    • Terrific first step makes him shine in transition and allows him to fly by defenders in the half court.
    • Talented ball handler, though he needs to tighten it up going to his left.
    • Upside to be versatile defender who can switch screens, though effort and fundamentals must improve.
    MINUSES
    • Major injury history—had knee/patellar tendonitis that ended his 2014-15 season, then suffered a torn ACL in 2017, among other issues.
    • Unreliable decision-maker who makes inaccurate passes and careless plays.
    • Ineffective shooter off the dribble, which directly inhibits his ability to drive the lane with defenders going under screens.
    • Struggles shooting off the catch. Has rigid mechanics that have no consistency.
    • Poor touch on layups and floaters doesn’t bode well for his jumper developing.
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  • Atlanta Hawks

    Johnathan Motley

    Forward

    Baylor, Jr.

    • PTS 17.3 22.7 Per40
    • REB 9.9 12.9 Per40
    • AST 2.3 3.1 Per40
    • eFG% 53.2 433 FGA
    • STL 0.4 0.5 Per40
    • BLK 1.1 1.4 Per40
    • 3PT% 28.1 32 3PA
    • FT% 69.9 183 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: All-Out Energy
    • Age22.1
    • Height/Weight6' 9''/230
    • Wingspan7' 4''
    • Standing Reach9' 0''
    An energetic big man who flashes ideal versatility for the modern NBA.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Pascal Siakam, Cody Zeller
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    33.3% 6 FGA
    33.3% 12 FGA
    51.7% 29 FGA
    57.6% 311 FGA
    33.3% 24 FGA
    40.5% 42 FGA
    9.1% 11 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Experienced a late growth spurt and retains guard-like agility to blend with his long arms and strong body.
    • Potential to defend as a small-ball 5 due to long reach and bulky frame.
    • Displays potential lateral quickness defending the perimeter.
    • Plays extremely hard running the floor in transition and rolling in the pick-and-roll.
    • Relentless offensive rebounder who flies in for putback dunks.
    MINUSES
    • Inconsistent defensive rebounder; misses too many box-outs and lacks instincts tracking the ball.
    • Plays in a zone defensive scheme, lacking experience in NBA-style man-to-man.
    • Not an explosive leaper, and tore his MCL to end his college season.
    • Poor decision-maker who forces contested shots, lacks passing vision, and commits careless fouls.
    • Struggles scoring against length due to lack of lift and inability to use his left hand for layups.
    • Lacks shooting upside due to poor touch. His form also needs to be more consistent.
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  • Utah Jazz

    PJ Dozier

    Guard

    South Carolina, Soph.

    • PTS 13.9 19.1 Per40
    • REB 4.9 6.7 Per40
    • AST 2.8 3.8 Per40
    • eFG% 44.5 460 FGA
    • STL 1.7 2.3 Per40
    • BLK 0.3 0.4 Per40
    • 3PT% 28.5 137 3PA
    • FT% 59.7 129 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Versatility
    • Age20.7
    • Height/Weight6' 7''/200
    • Wingspan6' 11''
    • Standing Reach8' 5''
    A superb athlete who projects as a high-level defender, though his shooting may limit him severely on offense.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Shaun Livingston, Dejounte Murray
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    24.1% 58 FGA
    29.3% 56 FGA
    40.0% 60 FGA
    56.3% 176 FGA
    25.5% 51 FGA
    35.0% 40 FGA
    18.5% 27 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Tremendous athlete with high defensive upside; explosive in the open floor, with long arms and excellent lateral quickness.
    • Multipositional defender: could effectively switch onto guards, wings, and leaner forwards.
    • Can create space off the dribble; he changes directions quickly and gets to the rim.
    • Solid playmaker who can take on secondary pick-and-roll duties. Tightened his handle as a sophomore, but still needs work.
    MINUSES
    • Poor shooter who needs to overhaul his mechanics. Flings the ball at the rim. Also subpar from the free throw line.
    • Average feel for the game; his success will largely depend on his athleticism.
    • Has high defensive potential, but needs to improve his fundamentals to avoid committing careless fouls like reach-ins.
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    Houston Rockets
    Sterling Brown

    Sterling Brown

    Wing

    SMU, Sr.

    • PTS 13.4 16.4 Per40
    • REB 6.5 7.9 Per40
    • AST 3.0 3.7 Per40
    • eFG% 54.6 351 FGA
    • STL 1.5 1.8 Per40
    • BLK 0.5 0.7 Per40
    • 3PT% 44.9 136 3PA
    • FT% 79.1 110 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: 3-and-D Potential
    • Age22.4
    • Height/Weight6' 5''/230
    • Wingspan6' 10''
    • Standing Reach8' 8''
    A true knockdown shooter who projects as a sturdy, versatile defender; has potential as a 3-and-D role player.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Arron Afflalo, Wesley Matthews, Solomon Hill
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    54.2% 59 FGA
    36.2% 58 FGA
    35.3% 34 FGA
    50.4% 113 FGA
    41.4% 29 FGA
    52.5% 40 FGA
    33.3% 18 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Excellent spot-up shooter with sound mechanics, a quick release, and NBA range.
    • Capable shooter off the dribble, though he lacks dynamic moves.
    • Plays extremely hard defensively: fights through screens, defends with toughness against larger players, and rebounds well.
    • Reliable team defender who stays mentally engaged off-ball, takes good angles on screens, and can switch screens.
    MINUSES
    • Lacks speed and ballhandling ability to turn the corner on drives, and the explosiveness to finish inside.
    • Subpar passing vision and change-of-direction ability.
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  • New York Knicks
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    New York Knicks
    Alec Peters

    Alec Peters

    Stretch Forward

    Valparaiso, Sr.

    • PTS 23.0 26.1 Per40
    • REB 10.1 11.5 Per40
    • AST 2.2 2.5 Per40
    • eFG% 52.8 468 FGA
    • STL 0.8 0.9 Per40
    • BLK 0.4 0.4 Per40
    • 3PT% 36.3 160 3PA
    • FT% 88.7 194 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Basketball IQ
    • Age22.2
    • Height/Weight6' 9''/225
    • Wingspan6' 11''
    • Standing Reach8' 9''
    A small-ball forward with offensive skills, but weak defense and inability to create space lower his value.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Bigger Doug McDermott, Kelly Olynyk
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    35.3% 51 FGA
    35.9% 64 FGA
    57.1% 14 FGA
    61.3% 168 FGA
    40.3% 62 FGA
    28.3% 53 FGA
    36.8% 14 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Good shooter with a quick release and smooth footwork on the move who appears comfortable from NBA range.
    • Great post skills allow him to seal off a defender under the rim and finish with both hands.
    • Smart player with good instincts: great fundamentals and reliable, though occasionally telegraphs passes.
    MINUSES
    • Limited scorer. His slow first step won’t allow him to create space against top-level athletes.
    • Lacks explosive scoring and lateral quickness to defend the perimeter, limiting his upside.
    • A modern tweener: can’t switch onto guards or protect the rim and doesn’t make up for it as a rebounder, though he hustles.
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  • Houston Rockets
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    Houston Rockets
    Mathias Lessort

    Mathias Lessort

    Big

    Nanterre / France

    • PTS 10.2 18.3 Per40
    • REB 6.9 12.4 Per40
    • AST 0.6 1.1 Per40
    • eFG% 60.8 353 FGA
    • STL 0.7 1.3 Per40
    • BLK 1.1 2.0 Per40
    • 3PT% 33.3 3 3PA
    • FT% 63.9 158 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Defensive Versatility
    • Age21.7
    • Height/Weight6' 9''/250
    • WingspanN/A
    • Standing ReachN/A
    An elite athlete who plays relentlessly on offense and defense; has a clear destiny as a rim-running center.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Montrezl Harrell, Kenneth Faried, Ed Davis
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    N/A 0 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    16.7% 12 FGA
    61.8% 191 FGA
    20.0% 5 FGA
    50.0% 8 FGA
    100.0% 1 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Versatile defender who can switch screens onto wings, provide solid rim protection, and play hard-nosed post defense.
    • Excels scoring in transition and the pick-and-roll; his excellent athleticism makes him a constant lob threat.
    • Aggressiveness at the rim leads to a lot of drawn fouls; finishes through contact.
    • Dogged offensive rebounder who leaps like a pogo stick for tip dunks.
    MINUSES
    • Liability on the defensive boards due to subpar reach and size.
    • Lacks defensive technique; bites on fakes and falls out of a balanced stance, leading to foul trouble or open shots.
    • Poor passing vision and accuracy lead to a frustrating turnover rate.
    • Elementary ball handler who won’t create offense outside of the restricted area.
    • Poor shooter from the field and line despite having good form, suggesting his problem is natural shooting touch.
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  • Philadelphia 76ers

    Tyler Dorsey

    Guard

    Oregon, Soph.

    • PTS 14.7 19.4 Per40
    • REB 3.4 4.6 Per40
    • AST 1.8 2.3 Per40
    • eFG% 57.4 397 FGA
    • STL 0.8 1.0 Per40
    • BLK 0.1 0.1 Per40
    • 3PT% 42.4 203 3PA
    • FT% 75.2 137 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Offensive Sparkplug
    • Age21.4
    • Height/Weight6' 5''/180
    • Wingspan6' 5''
    • Standing Reach8' 4''
    A microwave scoring point guard with a knack for coming up big in clutch moments.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Seth Curry, Gary Neal
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    40.6% 101 FGA
    42.5% 80 FGA
    33.3% 24 FGA
    57.0% 135 FGA
    38.9% 18 FGA
    38.9% 18 FGA
    50.0% 30 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Speedy guard who excels in transition as a scorer and playmaker, showcasing good body control on his drives to the rim.
    • Excellent shooter with good form and a high release. He can pull up on a dime off the dribble or spot up playing off the ball.
    • Skilled attacking the paint; he changes speeds, uses hesitations and quick crossovers, and finishes with either hand at the rim.
    • Makes the simple plays as a passer; a more limited role may cut down on his “trying to do too much” turnovers.
    • Competitive defender; rebounds well for his size. Plays hard enough to survive against both guard spots.
    MINUSES
    • Needs to tighten his handle to maximize his skills. He gets too loose, especially with his left hand.
    • Lacks natural passing vision and accuracy. He’ll mistime bounce passes or miss open players.
    • Short wingspan and thin frame limits him defensively against larger players.
    • He’ll need to be more consistently engaged playing off-ball defense and work on his footwork when closing out on shooters.
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  • Indiana Pacers

    Frank Mason

    Guard

    Kansas, Sr.

    • PTS 20.9 23.2 Per40
    • REB 4.2 4.6 Per40
    • AST 5.2 5.7 Per40
    • eFG% 57.3 400 FGA
    • STL 1.3 1.4 Per40
    • BLK 0.1 0.1 Per40
    • 3PT% 47.1 82 3PA
    • FT% 79.4 238 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Grit
    • Age23.2
    • Height/Weight6' 0"/185
    • Wingspan6' 3"
    • Standing Reach7' 10"
    A tough-guy point guard who plays with intensity and fearlessness, which helps make up for his lack of size.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Jameer Nelson, Tim Frazier, Yogi Ferrell
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    38.6% 44 FGA
    52.44% 82 FGA
    34.3% 35 FGA
    54.4% 226 FGA
    43.5% 23 FGA
    40.00% 30 FGA
    46.8% 47 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Like a cannon ball driving to the rim. Changes speeds, finishes with either hand, uses floaters, and does a good job drawing fouls.
    • Has sound mechanics shooting off the dribble or spotting up, which is valuable in today’s multiple-ball-handler offenses.
    • Terrific ball handler; skilled at creating in isolations, he can pull up, step back, or make plays on the move.
    • Hard-nosed defender. Plays hard consistently. Fights through screens. Rebounds well for a little guy.
    MINUSES
    • Always in attack mode, sometimes to a fault, leading to wild turnovers.
    • Only an adequate passer. Teams will draft him for his scoring, but passing vision and accuracy are notable areas for improvement.
    • Doesn’t get significant extension on layups, so there will be an adjustment period scoring inside against NBA-size bigs.
    • Undersized, and no matter how hard he plays, he may be a liability against bigger guards who can shoot over him.
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  • Milwaukee Bucks

    Devin Robinson

    Wing

    Florida, Jr.

    • PTS 11.1 16.8 Per40
    • REB 6.1 9.2 Per40
    • AST 0.6 1.0 Per40
    • eFG% 54.7 299 FGA
    • STL 0.9 1.3 Per40
    • BLK 0.8 1.2 Per40
    • 3PT% 39.1 110 3PA
    • FT% 72.3 101 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: 3-and-D Athlete
    • Age22.3
    • Height/Weight6' 8''/200
    • Wingspan7' 1''
    • Standing Reach8' 10''
    A head-at-the-rim leaper who has developed into a 3-and-D-style player with room to improve as a shooter and ball handler.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Andre Roberson, Jerami Grant
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    34.9% 43 FGA
    41.7% 48 FGA
    52.2% 23 FGA
    65.1% 103 FGA
    23.3% 43 FGA
    43.3% 30 FGA
    38.5% 13 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Excellent athlete who excels in transition and off-cuts due to elite leaping ability.
    • Unorthodox shooting mechanics, but he’s developed into a good 3-point shooter.
    • Floats in the air when attacking the rim, which leads to a lot of drawn fouls. If he adds strength, he may finish through the contact.
    • Gets high elevation pulling up off the dribble, looks smooth; if he extends to 3-point range off the bounce, he could exceed expectations.
    • Great defensive potential; long, can defend multiple positions, and rebounds well.
    MINUSES
    • Suffered a left-foot stress fracture in 2016.
    • Needs to improve finishing at the rim with his off-hand.
    • Predictable driving to the rim; he almost always goes right since his left-hand handle is so underdeveloped.
    • Will need to prove that his shot will translate to the NBA despite his odd shooting form.
    • Frustratingly inconsistent player who loses focus on defense and becomes passive on offense.
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  • Denver Nuggets
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    Denver Nuggets
    Jonathan Jeanne

    Jonathan Jeanne

    Big

    Nancy / France

    • PTS 6.2 16.2 Per40
    • REB 5.1 13.3 Per40
    • AST 0.6 1.7 Per40
    • eFG% 43.9 205 FGA
    • STL 0.5 1.3 Per40
    • BLK 1.6 4.1 Per40
    • 3PT% 22.7 44 3PA
    • FT% 57.5 87 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: High-Upside Value
    • Age20
    • Height/Weight7' 2''/210
    • Wingspan7' 7''
    • Standing Reach9' 6''
    Oozes potential as a pick-and-roll scoring big man, but needs to significantly refine his fundamentals and bulk up.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Dehorned Kristaps Porzingis, Willie Cauley-Stein with a 3
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    66.7% 3 FGA
    0.0% 3 FGA
    0.0% 3 FGA
    55.0% 40 FGA
    0.0% 2 FGA
    33.3% 3 FGA
    0.0% 1 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Impressive athleticism; super-long wingspan, quick leaper, fluid for his size.
    • Lob threat in transition, off cuts, and in the pick-and-roll.
    • Good shooting potential if he improves lower-body jumper mechanics. Has natural touch and an unblockable release, but twists his body.
    • Unique pick-and-roll upside. Not many players that long or mobile can also space the floor.
    • Great defensive potential because of how he covers a lot of ground and remains active, and his timing on blocks. Quick enough to cause problems defending the perimeter.
    MINUSES
    • Makes too many careless decisions with the ball, especially when pressured.
    • Ineffective screener.
    • Struggles scoring against contact near the rim. Can finish over the top, but takes a lot of sloppy layups and doesn’t use his off-hand.
    • Weak, thin frame that prevents him from offering any resistance in the post and on the boards.
    • Reaches too often on the perimeter, leaving him out of position or in foul trouble.
    • Inconsistent effort.
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  • Philadelphia 76ers
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    Philadelphia 76ers
    Thomas Bryant

    Thomas Bryant

    Big

    Indiana, Soph.

    • PTS 12.6 17.9 Per40
    • REB 6.6 9.5 Per40
    • AST 1.5 2.1 Per40
    • eFG% 56.0 285 FGA
    • STL 0.8 1.1 Per40
    • BLK 1.5 2.2 Per40
    • 3PT% 38.3 60 3PA
    • FT% 73.0 148 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Energy
    • Age19.9
    • Height/Weight6' 11''/241
    • Wingspan7' 6''
    • Standing Reach9' 5''
    A long, active center who can also space the floor, but an ineffective defender.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Anderson Varejão, Jamaal Magloire
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    52.2% 23 FGA
    30.0% 20 FGA
    50.0% 4 FGA
    56.5% 209 FGA
    54.6% 11 FGA
    40.0% 5 FGA
    28.6% 14 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Mammoth wingspan with great physical dimensions that he doesn’t take for granted; plays his ass off, communicates.
    • Super-active defender who could be effective in a pick-and-roll defense that drops rather than hedges.
    • High-energy big on offense who hustles in transition and throws his body around inside.
    • Can finish off-balance under the rim off cuts and the pick-and-roll.
    • Solid 3-point-shooting potential with a quick release that can be further refined.
    • Tightened his ballhandling to improve attacking closeouts.
    MINUSES
    • Rushes; sets moving screens, has sloppy footwork, makes panicked passes, throws up wild layups.
    • Subpar rebounder for his size. He boxes out but doesn’t rebound outside his area or outmuscle NBA-caliber bigs for 50-50 balls.
    • Lost defensively due to poor fundamentals. Gets caught flat-footed and is slow to accelerate laterally. He can’t hedge or switch.
    • Not a rim protector. Has length but he’s not a leaper. Typically a beat late on rotations, which gets him into foul trouble.
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  • Denver Nuggets
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    Denver Nuggets
    Andrew White

    Andrew White

    Wing

    Syracuse, Sr.

    • PTS 18.5 19.8 Per40
    • REB 4.6 5.0 Per40
    • AST 1.1 1.2 Per40
    • eFG% 56.5 451 FGA
    • STL 1.6 1.7 Per40
    • BLK 0.4 0.4 Per40
    • 3PT% 40.1 279 3PA
    • FT% 83.7 141 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Shooting Prowess
    • Age24
    • Height/Weight6' 7''/220
    • WingspanN/A
    • Standing ReachN/A
    An old fifth-year senior who needs to prove his defense can translate, though his shooting is his NBA meal ticket.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Rodney Hood, Anthony Brown, Brandon Rush
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    37.5% 120 FGA
    34.6% 104 FGA
    48.2% 27 FGA
    59.4% 64 FGA
    41.9% 31 FGA
    48.6% 35 FGA
    47.4% 38 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Excellent spot-up shooter with NBA range who shows flashes shooting off screens.
    • Capable shooting one- or two- dribble pull-up jumpers, or jabbing then shooting out of the triple-threat stance.
    • Excels in complementary offensive skills like running the floor in transition, filling space off-ball, and moving the ball.
    • Solid at-rim finisher who handles contact well, though he should attempt to integrate his left hand more frequently.
    • Flashed defensive potential as an underclassman at Nebraska and Kansas; his combo of strength and lateral quickness give him versatile upside.
    MINUSES
    • Subpar passer who takes too many risks as a passer or doesn’t deliver the ball with accuracy.
    • Handle gets sloppy, especially going to his left, which leads to careless turnovers driving into traffic.
    • Has only an average first step, limiting his ability to create in the half court. Also lacks explosiveness scoring in traffic.
    • Transferred twice in college; he’s still underdeveloped at age 24, so teams better be certain he’s willing to stick around in the G-League.
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  • New Orleans Pelicans
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    New Orleans Pelicans
    Monte Morris

    Monte Morris

    Point Guard

    Iowa State, Sr.

    • PTS 16.4 18.6 Per40
    • REB 4.8 5.5 Per40
    • AST 6.2 7.0 Per40
    • eFG% 52.3 465 FGA
    • STL 1.5 1.7 Per40
    • BLK 0.3 0.3 Per40
    • 3PT% 37.8 143 3PA
    • FT% 80.2 111 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Playmaking
    • Age21.9
    • Height/Weight6' 3''/175
    • Wingspan6' 4''
    • Standing Reach8' 1''
    A talented pick-and-roll playmaker who has elite court vision and makes pinpoint passes.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Keyon Dooling, Earl Watson
    SHOT CHART
    shot chart master file (2)
    31.6% 57 FGA
    36.0% 50 FGA
    51.2% 41 FGA
    54.8% 179 FGA
    45.6% 57 FGA
    35.7% 56 FGA
    53.9% 26 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Elite passer who makes smart, creative plays and rarely turns the ball over.
    • Savvy pick-and-roll ball handler who navigates screens and manipulates defenders with change of pace to get where he wants.
    • Capable shooter off the dribble from midrange and on spot-up shots despite unorthodox mechanics.
    • Plays hard defensively, makes good rotations, and rebounds well for his position.
    • Makes a consistent impact. He’s a reliable player coaches can lean on to right the ship.
    MINUSES
    • Must extend dribble-jumper range to 3 to reach next level; he front-rims a lot of misses.
    • Below-the-rim finisher with mediocre quickness, so creating and finishing against NBA athletes could be a struggle.
    • One-position defender, as his slight frame and short arms make it easy for even guards to plow through him.
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  • Boston Celtics

    Cameron Oliver

    Forward

    Nevada, Soph.

    • PTS 16.0 20.1 Per40
    • REB 8.7 10.9 Per40
    • AST 1.8 2.3 Per40
    • eFG% 54.1 434 FGA
    • STL 0.8 1.0 Per40
    • BLK 2.6 3.3 Per40
    • 3PT% 38.4 172 3PA
    • FT% 69.2 130 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Explosiveness
    • Age20.9
    • Height/Weight6' 8''/225
    • Wingspan7' 1''
    • Standing Reach8' 11''
    A bull of a player at the 4 spot with excellent athleticism and scoring upside, but presently lacks one key skill.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Kenneth Faried, J.J. Hickson
    SHOT CHART
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    43.2% 44 FGA
    28.6% 49 FGA
    43.8% 32 FGA
    67.4% 144 FGA
    34.9% 43 FGA
    26.7% 45 FGA
    40.8% 76 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • High upside as a lob threat in the pick-and-roll; he excels most with spacing in transition.
    • Explosive at-rim finisher: delivers contact, draws fouls, and dunks through defenders.
    • Good fluidity as a ball handler; he uses Euro-steps and crossovers and has a quick first step.
    • Fast-twitch athlete with potential to defend multiple positions.
    • Solid spot-up shooter; his form is inconsistent, but he has solid touch and hits shots.
    MINUSES
    • Above-average rebounder who could dominate if he played with consistent effort, though his height and reach are limitations.
    • Lacks defensive fundamentals; he doesn’t stay in his stance, misses rotations, and looks lost in the pick-and-roll.
    • Poor basketball IQ; commits careless turnovers, fails to execute simple plays, dribbles into traffic, takes too many shots early in the clock.
    • Struggles shooting off the dribble; he airballs or hits the backboard too frequently.
    • Settles for jumpers too often against switches rather than overpowering inside because he has poor post footwork.
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  • Phoenix Suns
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    Phoenix Suns
    Davon Reed

    Davon Reed

    Wing

    Miami, Sr.

    • PTS 14.9 16.9 Per40
    • REB 4.8 5.4 Per40
    • AST 2.4 2.7 Per40
    • eFG% 53.9 372 FGA
    • STL 1.3 1.5 Per40
    • BLK 0.5 0.5 Per40
    • 3PT% 39.7 199 3PA
    • FT% 83.3 108 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Defensive Versatility
    • Age22
    • Height/Weight6' 6''/208
    • Wingspan7' 0''
    • Standing Reach8' 6''
    Hard-working player whose extremely long wingspan gives him the potential to defend up to four positions.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Danny Green, Iman Shumpert, Quincy Pondexter
    SHOT CHART
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    36.1% 72 FGA
    43.0% 79 FGA
    26.9% 26 FGA
    55.0% 111 FGA
    27.3% 22 FGA
    50.0% 20 FGA
    38.6% 44 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Effective shooter with a high release who excels spotting up but can also drain one-dribble pull-ups and stepbacks.
    • Good straight-line driver when attacking closeouts or in transition.
    • Reliable passer who moves the ball within the flow of the offense.
    • Competes hard defensively, chases 50-50 balls, and defends with toughness.
    MINUSES
    • Only an above-average athlete despite elite physical profile; he suffered a torn left meniscus in 2014.
    • Suffers lapses as an off-ball defender; late on rotations or closeouts.
    • Limited ball handler who shouldn’t be expected to create without a screen.
    • He doesn’t use his left hand enough finishing at the rim.
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  • Utah Jazz

    LJ Peak

    Guard

    Georgetown, Jr.

    • PTS 16.3 19.8 Per40
    • REB 3.8 4.6 Per40
    • AST 3.5 4.2 Per40
    • eFG% 52.9 349 FGA
    • STL 1.1 1.3 Per40
    • BLK 0.4 0.5 Per40
    • 3PT% 32.7 101 3PA
    • FT% 79.6 191 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Versatile Defense
    • Age21.4
    • Height/Weight6' 5''/215
    • Wingspan6' 10''
    • Standing Reach8' 7''
    A high-upside defender who can double as a pick-and-roll playmaker, but needs to find shooting consistency.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Chandler Parsons, Dante Cunningham, Kyle Singler
    SHOT CHART
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    33.3% 45 FGA
    37.1% 35 FGA
    53.3% 15 FGA
    58.9% 185 FGA
    27.6% 29 FGA
    41.2% 17 FGA
    23.8% 21 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Clear defensive upside; he has long arms, a strong frame, and moves laterally quickly. He plays extremely hard and puts his body on the line.
    • Fluid athlete who changes directions smoothly while slashing to the rim or handling in transition.
    • Knows how to fill a complementary offensive role; excels at cutting, filling space in transition, and quickly passing the ball.
    • Excellent ball handler who can run pick-and-roll. To manipulate the defense, he changes gears and uses crossovers, hesitations, and hang dribbles.
    • Good free throw shooter and and his success with the pull-up jumper suggests upside spotting up.
    MINUSES
    • Defensive fundamentals must improve to maximize his potential, particularly his positioning on the perimeter.
    • Lacks rebounding instincts.
    • Poor shooting mechanics; his form looks different each time, his elbow sticks out like a chicken wing, and he has a low release.
    • Struggled shooting from 3-point range off the dribble. He looks like he’s heaving the ball.
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  • Boston Celtics

    V.J. Beachem

    Forward

    Notre Dame, Sr.

    • PTS 14.5 17.0 Per40
    • REB 4.1 4.7 Per40
    • AST 0.9 1.0 Per40
    • eFG% 52.0 443 FGA
    • STL 0.9 1.1 Per40
    • BLK 1.1 1.2 Per40
    • 3PT% 36.1 241 3PA
    • FT% 83.6 73 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Shooting
    • Age22.4
    • Height/Weight6' 8''/200
    • Wingspan6' 10''
    • Standing Reach8' 9''
    A long, athletic wing with 3-and-D skills valued heavily in today’s positionless NBA.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Trevor Ariza, Rodney Hood
    SHOT CHART
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    36.8% 117 FGA
    34.4% 90 FGA
    44.4% 36 FGA
    62.6% 107 FGA
    32.3% 31 FGA
    23.7% 38 FGA
    40.0% 25 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Fluid athlete who finishes well in transition and on cuts. NBA spacing will aid his ability to drive in a straight line to the rim.
    • Great shooting upside; can splash 3s off screens and dribble handoffs, and he excels on spot-ups. Needs a quicker release, though.
    • Capable of shooting a one-dribble pullup, though he needs to add side-step or step-back moves to his footwork.
    • Good basketball IQ. He plays within himself, makes smart passes, and doesn’t hold the ball.
    • Versatile defensive upside due to good length for his position. He can slide with guards and block shots from the weakside.
    MINUSES
    • Ball slows him down due to his high dribble, limiting his upside scoring off the dribble.
    • Struggles driving all the way to the rim and doesn’t finish well through contact.
    • Needs to play with more force and passion. Doesn’t box out, rebound well, or play as effectively against physical players.
    • Narrow frame will make it difficult for him to add muscle.
    • Off-ball defense needs to improve. He gambles too much, his footwork on closeouts is underdeveloped, and he’s often a beat late on rotations.
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  • Brooklyn Nets

    Sindarius Thornwell

    Wing

    South Carolina, Sr.

    • PTS 21.4 25.2 Per40
    • REB 7.2 8.4 Per40
    • AST 2.8 3.3 Per40
    • eFG% 51.1 438 FGA
    • STL 2.1 2.5 Per40
    • BLK 1.0 1.1 Per40
    • 3PT% 39.5 147 3PA
    • FT% 83.0 259 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Defense
    • Age22.6
    • Height/Weight6' 5''/214
    • Wingspan6' 10''
    • Standing Reach8' 7''
    A Swiss-army-knife wing whose hard-nosed defense will be his meal ticket.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Wesley Matthews, P.J. Tucker
    SHOT CHART
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    36.4% 55 FGA
    44.8% 67 FGA
    44.4% 27 FGA
    53.5% 226 FGA
    22.6% 31 FGA
    30.8% 26 FGA
    36.7% 30 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Intense defender with quickness to defend guards, size to defend bigs and rebound.
    • Experienced in both pick-and-rolls and post-ups, while also passing well and able to play off-ball.
    • Advanced ballhandling skills make him a potential secondary playmaker.
    MINUSES
    • Substandard first step.
    • Subpar shooter who needs to extend his range. Currently shoots flat with a low release and looks uncomfortable off the dribble.
    • Relies too heavily on drawing fouls and plowing through defenders to score, which may not translate at the higher level.
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  • New York Knicks

    Dwayne Bacon

    Wing

    Florida State, Soph.

    • PTS 17.2 23.9 Per40
    • REB 4.2 5.8 Per40
    • AST 1.7 2.4 Per40
    • eFG% 51.0 489 FGA
    • STL 1.0 1.4 Per40
    • BLK 0.1 0.2 Per40
    • 3PT% 33.3 171 3PA
    • FT% 75.4 138 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Fluid Scoring
    • Age21.8
    • Height/Weight6' 6''/202
    • Wingspan6' 10''
    • Standing Reach8' 8''
    Muscular wing with microwave-scorer upside.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Dion Waiters, Lance Stephenson, Malachi Richardson
    SHOT CHART
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    31.2% 61 FGA
    39.7% 73 FGA
    35.3% 51 FGA
    60.6% 193 FGA
    30.4% 46 FGA
    40.5% 42 FGA
    33.3% 24 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Excellent scorer in the open floor. He’s a bowling ball attacking closeouts and slashing in transition. Can finish through contact.
    • Aggressive ball handler with good footwork on drives. Uses Euro-steps and side steps. Can pull up on a dime off the dribble.
    • At his best going downhill, and can navigate pick-and-roll well. Has upside as a screen-game threat if his shot translates.
    • Defensive upside is there, despite his flaws. He has a thick, muscular frame with a solid wingspan. Great rebounder.
    MINUSES
    • Low-effort defender with poor fundamentals. Doesn’t fight over screens or close out hard.
    • Mediocre basketball IQ. Takes too many contested midrange jumpers early in the clock. Forces contested shots rather than passing to open teammates.
    • Needs to improve his off-hand so he’s not predictable. Usually tries to drive right and rarely uses his left at the rim.
    • Subpar spot-up shooter with shaky mechanics. He can hit shots but needs to smoothen his release; looks less comfortable when he’s rushed.
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  • San Antonio Spurs
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    San Antonio Spurs
    Ben Moore

    Ben Moore

    Forward

    SMU, Sr.

    • PTS 11.4 14.1 Per40
    • REB 7.8 9.6 Per40
    • AST 2.4 3.0 Per40
    • eFG% 56.2 284 FGA
    • STL 0.8 1.1 Per40
    • BLK 0.9 1.3 Per40
    • 3PT% 20.0 5 3PA
    • FT% 62.5 128 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Glue Guy
    • Age22.1
    • Height/Weight6' 7''/203
    • Wingspan6' 11''
    • Standing Reach8' 9''
    A hustling machine who can defend multiple positions and handle the ball, though it’s pivotal that his jumper improves.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Derrick McKey, JaMychal Green
    SHOT CHART
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    N/A 0 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    N/A 0 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Energetic forward who plays with reckless abandon. High-IQ player who does all the little things on the floor.
    • Untapped ballhandling skills; he can bring the ball up and he shines passing from the perimeter.
    • Excellent interior finisher off pick-and-rolls, cuts, or offensive rebounds. He’s explosive, and does a good job finishing with either hand.
    • Adept switching screens on the perimeter. Slides his feet well against guards, wings, and stretch forwards.
    • Does a good job of contesting shots without fouling. Effective help defender, as he rotates well to block shots from the weak side.
    MINUSES
    • Struggles shooting; he has funky mechanics that need to be overhauled. Crucial that he improves his shot, otherwise it limits the rest of his positive offensive traits.
    • Lack of size could limit his interior defense against true bigs, making him more of a matchup-based option.
    • Subpar rebounder due to lack of size. He boxes out and competes, but puts up average rebounding numbers.
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  • Atlanta Hawks
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    Atlanta Hawks
    Damyean Dotson

    Damyean Dotson

    Wing

    Houston, Sr.

    • PTS 17.4 20.3 Per40
    • REB 6.9 8.1 Per40
    • AST 1.1 1.3 Per40
    • eFG% 59.5 430 FGA
    • STL 0.9 1.1 Per40
    • BLK 0.2 0.2 Per40
    • 3PT% 44.3 244 3PA
    • FT% 83.0 53 FTA
    • RINGER’S 1 REASON1 REASON: Athletic Scoring
    • Age23.1
    • Height/Weight6' 5''/202
    • Wingspan6' 9''
    • Standing Reach8' 4''
    An athletic wing who can create his own shot.
    BEST-CASE SCENARIO: Evan Fournier, Arron Afflalo
    SHOT CHART
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    40.7% 108 FGA
    45.8% 118 FGA
    55.9% 34 FGA
    61.3% 75 FGA
    38.2% 34 FGA
    35.0% 40 FGA
    56.5% 23 FGA
    Shot chart data provided by Chart Side.
    PLUSES
    • Good defender who moves well laterally, plays hard, competes against larger opponents, and has a nose for rebounding.
    • Excellent spot-up shooter from a standstill, on the move, or running off screens.
    • Solid passer who tends to make the right decision on the floor. He has a good feel for moving the ball and executing plays.
    • Good size, length, and frame for a wing. He’s a plus athlete who zooms in the open floor.
    MINUSES
    • Off-ball defense needs work; he needs to refine his footwork on closeouts to avoid getting blown by.
    • Struggles creating his shot off the dribble; he’s a rigid ball handler and doesn’t change directions smoothly.
    • Settles for a lot of jumpers, doesn’t get to the rim frequently, and rarely draws fouls.
    In 2014, Dotson was dismissed from the Oregon basketball team after he was accused of sexual assault. Charges were dropped because of a lack of evidence.
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