Is there NBA Draft Groupthink? 2017 vs 2018

A common observation when browsing NBA draft content is that a lot of the big boards and mock drafts are are very similar and stray from making totally bold projections. Almost as if those publishing them view other’s work beforehand and then make sure their rankings are at least close to their own. Is this […]

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Trusting the ‘Consensus’ With The NBA Draft

You see it all the time online as NBA draft fans discuss prospects and post their own mocks and big boards. Someone strongly disagrees with another person’s projections and immediately states something like “No reputable mock has such and such going that high (or low)…..”. Unfortunately, they may even throw in an insult. The initial […]

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2017 NBA Draft Boards- Player Hits and Misses

Who did NBA draft analysts project correctly (thus far) in the 2017 draft? Conversely, who caught them off guard? Let’s take a look… Embed from Getty Images Jayson Tatum- Consensus Rank: 6 Actual Win Shares Rank: 1 Closest Analyst Rank: 2 by Sam Vecenie, Kevin O’Connor, and Barstool Reags Heading into the 2017 draft, Tatum […]

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2017 NBA Draft Boards- An Analysis

Notes About the Standings To take a glance at how the projections of analysts are performing for the 2017 NBA draft, I pulled a sample of 28 draft boards published around the web immediately prior to the draft. In all instances, the boards selected were simple rankings of a person’s top 30 players and not “mock […]

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Role Player Finder- Glue Guys

Part 6 in a series highlighting some players who could carve out careers as important role players in the NBA. These posts will focus on players that will likely fall on the bottom half of draft boards. Therefore, players that tend to be projected as lottery picks or hyped one-and-dones generally will not appear. (Players […]

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Role Player Finder- Instant Offense

Part 5 in a series highlighting some players who could carve out careers as important role players in the NBA. These posts will focus on players that will likely fall on the bottom half of draft boards. Therefore, players that tend to be projected as lottery picks or hyped one-and-dones generally will not appear. (Players […]

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Role Player Finder- Stretch Bigs

Part 4 in a series highlighting some players who could carve out careers as important role players in the NBA. These posts will focus on players that will likely fall on the bottom half of draft boards. Therefore, players that tend to be projected as lottery picks or hyped one-and-dones generally will not appear. (Players […]

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Role Player Finder- Floor Generals

Part 3 in a series highlighting some players who could carve out careers as important role players in the NBA. These posts will focus on players that will likely fall on the bottom half of draft boards. Therefore, players that tend to be projected as lottery picks or hyped one-and-dones generally will not appear. (Players […]

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Role Player Finder- Rim Protectors

Part 2 in a series highlighting some players who could carve out careers as important role players in the NBA. These posts will focus on players that will likely fall on the bottom half of draft boards. Therefore, players that tend to be projected as lottery picks or hyped one-and-dones generally will not appear. (Players […]

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Role Player Finder- ‘3 and D’ Prospects

Part 1 in a series highlighting some players who could carve out careers as important role players in the NBA. These posts will focus on players that will likely fall on the bottom half of draft boards. Therefore, players that tend to be projected as lottery picks or hyped one-and-dones generally will not appear. (Players […]

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