The Ringer's 2021 NBA Draft Guide

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Welcome to The Ringer’s 2021 NBA Draft Guide. From now through the event, this will be the hub for everything you need to know. It features Kevin O’Connor’s Big Board, in which he extensively breaks down each of the top prospects’ strengths, weaknesses, and closest NBA comparisons. It’ll expand to include a mock draft tab that will be updated regularly to account for the latest news and developments. And a section analyzing every team’s needs will be unveiled closer to the first round. If you’re curious about any aspect of the 2021 class, we’ll have it covered.

Who will define this draft? Which players could surge up the board in the weeks and months to come? And how could this year’s draft impact the future of the league? Find out by returning here early and often.


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Big Board By Kevin O'Connor

You’re reading Kevin O'Connor’s Big Board, featuring his initial top 15 prospects in the 2021 NBA draft. These are O’Connor’s personal rankings, and are based on factors such as physical traits; high school, college, and G League production; and skills that seem translatable to the next level.