Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2017 NBA DRAFT: COMPOSITE BIG BOARD

This Big Board is based on the composite of the Big Boards of:
DRAFT EXPRESS/BASKETBALL INSIDERS-
NBADRAFT.NET-ARAN SMITH
CBS SPORTS
ESPN-CHAD FORD
BLEACHER REPORT-JONATHAN WASSERMAN 



Tier 1: Guys with Star potential 

1. MARKELLE FULTZ-PG-WASHINGTON

6-4/196/8-6 standing reach
Freshman/age 19.1
NBA Comparison: Derrick Rose/Jrue Holiday
ROLE: Possible superstar, starting point guard on a perennial playoff team eventually 

2. LONZO BALL-PG-UCLA

6-6/190/8-5
Fr./19.6
NBA Comparison: Jason Kidd/Ricky Rubio 
ROLE: Starting PG on a good team, perennial top assists leader in the league

3. JOSH JACKSON-SF-KANSAS

6-8/203/8-3
Fr./20.3
NBA Comparison: Stephen Jackson/Trevor Ariza 
ROLE: Starting SF with star potential, defensive stopper, #3/4 scorer on a playoff team

4. JAYSON TATUM-SF-DUKE  

6-8/205/8-11
Fr./19.2
NBA  Comparison: Harrison Barnes/Danny Granger 
ROLE: Starting SF with star potential, good shooter that may have to adjust to becoming a role player on a contender, top scoring option on an average/bad team

5. DE'AARON FOX-PG-UK 

6-3/170/8-4
Fr./19.4
NBA Comparison: Mike Conley/Nick Van Exel 
ROLE: Starting PG on a good team, eventual top 10 PG, 3rd best player on a contender 


Tier 2: Solid starters and guys with very high upside 

6. JONATHAN ISAAC-SF-FSU

6-11/206/9-0
Fr./19.6
NBA Comparison: Rashard Lewis/Jonathan Bender 
ROLE: Boom/Bust prospect with star potential, has the length to play the SF/PF/C with a good offensive skill set, should be a very good role player on a good team

7. MALIK MONK-SG-UK 

6-3/206/8-3
Fr./19.3
NBA Comparison: OJ Mayo/Eric Gordon
ROLE: Starting SG, specialty scorer, great 6th Man 

8. DENNIS SMITH JR.-PG-NC ST. 

6-3/190/8-1
Fr./19.6
NBA Comparison: Baron Davis/Eric Bledsoe 
ROLE: Starting PG, top 10 PG potential, elite athlete and volume scorer that may struggle as a role player on a good team. 

9. LAURI MARKKANEN-PF-ARIZONA 

7-0/230
Fr./20.0
NBA Comparison: Christian Laettner/Andrea Bargnani
ROLE: Stretch 4/5, number one scoring option on an average/bad team, number 2/3 option on a playoff team, eventual 20 and 7 guy 

10. FRANK NTILIKINA-PG-BELGUIM/
FRANCE PRO A LEAGUE 
6-5/180
International/18.8
NBA Comparison: Dante Exum/Elfrid Payton
ROLE: Starting PG, better play maker than scorer, best as 4th/5th scoring option


Tier 3: Guys that can become very good role players 

11. ZACH COLLINS-C-GONZAGA 

7-0/232/9-3
Fr./19.6
NBA Comparison: Robin Lopez/Cody Zeller 
Role: Role playing starting Center, upside to become a #3/4 scoring option

12. JUSTIN JACKSON-SF-UNC

6-7/201/8-9
Jr./22.2
NBA Comparison: Matt Barnes/Bruce Bowen
ROLE: Defensive specialist, high level 6th/7th man, low end starting wing

13. DONOVAN MITCHELL-SG/CG-LOUISVILLE 

6-3/211/8-1
So./20.8
NBA Comparison: Ben Gordon/Tony Allen 
ROLE: Starting Combo guard, defensive specialist, great 6th man, mid level starter

14. LUKE KENNARD-SG-DUKE  

6-6/196/8-3
So./21.0
NBA  Comparison: Michael Redd/Morris Peterson
ROLE: Sharpshooting starting SG, #4/5 option that may struggle to create his own shot at the next level

15. JOHN COLLINS-PF-WAKE FOREST

6-9/226/8-11
So./19.8
NBA Comparison: David West/Patrick Patterson 
ROLE: Starting PF on a good team/eventually a 15 and 8 guy that could develop into a solid #3 scoring option

16. JUSTIN PATTON-C-CREIGHTON 

6-1/230/9-4
Fr./20.0 
NBA Comparison: Chris Kaman/Gorgui Dieng 
Role: Role playing starting Center, upside to become a #3/4 scoring option

17. TERRANCE FERGUSON-SG-USA/AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE   

6-7/186/8-7
Int./19.1
NBA  Comparison: Dorell Wright/Jeremy Evans 
ROLE: Starting SF/SG, long term prospect that will need a few years to develop. 3 and D potential 

18. JARRETT ALLEN-C-TEXAS

6-10/234/9.2
Fr./19.2
NBA Comparison: Hassan Whiteside/JaVale McGee 
ROLE: Defensive stopper and rim protector, long term project that may take years to produce similar to Whiteside and DeAndre Jordan. 

19. TJ LEAF-PF-UCLA

6-10/222/8-11
Fr./20.2
NBA Comparison: Troy Murphy/Nick Collison  
Role: Starting PF, Good role player and rebounder, could develop into a solid #4 scoring option

20. IVAN RABB-PF-CAL

6-10/220/9-1
So./20.4
NBA Comparison: Amir Johnson/Ed Davis
Role: Starting PF, Good role player and rebounder, high level backup 


21. ISAIAH HARTENSTEIN-C/F-GERMANY/LITHANIAN LEAGUE 

7-1/250/9-1
Int./19.1
NBA Comparison: Brook Lopez/Mehmet Okur
ROLE: Stretch 4/5, number 2/3 scoring option on an average/bad team, second unit scorer on a good team

22. JORDAN BELL-C/F-OREGON
6-9/224/8-9
Jr./22.4 
NBA Comparison: Chris "Birdman" Anderson/Bo Outlaw 
ROLE: Role playing hustle player that can average close to 9 boards and 2 blocks per game


Tier 4: Injury Risks and long term potential players  

23. OG ANUNOBY-CF-INDIANA

6-8/232/9-0
So./20.0
NBA Comparison: Solomon Hill/Bobby Simmons 
ROLE: Defensive stopper, has the skills to become an all-defensive team player early in his career, a hustle/glue guy, will need to stay healthy  

24. HARRY GILES-PF/C-DUKE  

6-11/232/9.2
Fr./19.2
NBA Comparison: Al Harrington/Josh McRoberts 
ROLE: High injury risk player that can develop into a top 10 PF if he stays healthy 

25. TYLER LYDON-CF-SYRACUSE 
6-10/215/9-0
So./21.2
NBA Comparison: Omri Casspi/Doug McDermott 
ROLE: Solid role playing stretch four, best as second unit scorer/shooter

26. JAWUN EVANS-PG-OK ST.   

6-0/175/7-11
So./20.9
NBA Comparison: Ty Lawson/Lindsey Hunter 
ROLE: Backup PG on a good team, starter on an average/bad team

27. IKE ANIGBOGU-C-UCLA
6-10/252/9-3
Fr./18.7
NBA Comparison: Bismack Biyombo/Kyle O'Quinn 
ROLE: Defensive stopper and rim protector

28. BAM ADEBAYO-C/F-UK 

6-10/243/9-0
Fr./19.3
NBA Comparison: JJ Hickson/Thomas Robinson
ROLE: Role playing hustle player, low end starter, quality backup 

29. DJ Wilson-PF-MICHIGAN 

6-11/234/9-2
So./21.4 
NBA Comparison: Charlie Villanueva/Brian Cook 
ROLE: Solid role playing stretch four, best as second unit scorer/shooter

30. RODIONS KURUCS-SF-LATVIA/SPAIN LEB (Second Level)
6-8/200
Int./19.4
NBA Comparison: Joe Ingles
ROLE: Sharpshooting wing, #4/5 option on an average team, quality depth on a good team


Tier 5: Prospects with only one or two tools, deep rotation guys 

31. SEMI OJELEYE-CF-SMU
6-7/241/8-6
Jr./22.5 
NBA Comparison: Jae Crowder/Kenneth Faried
KEY SKILL: Defense/Elite Athlete 

32. CALEB SWAINIGAN-PF-PURDUE
6-9/246/9-0
So./20.2
NBA Comparison: Carl Landry
KEY SKILL: Rebounding/Low block scoring 

33. JONATHAN MOTLEY-PF-BAYLOR

6-9/238/9-0
Jr/22.2
NBA Comparison: Taj Gibson
KEY SKILL: Rebounding/Mid range shooting 

34. JONATHAN JEANE-C-FRANCE/FRANCE PRO A LEAGUE  
7-2/207/9-6
Int./19.9
NBA Comparison: Alexis Ajinca
KEY SKILL: Shot Blocking/Length 

35. KYLE KUZMA-Stretch 4/CF-UTAH 

6-10/223/9-0
Jr./22.0 
NBA Comparison: Mike Muscala 
KEY SKILL: Shooting big/Rebounding 

36. ANZEJS PASECNIKS-C-LATVIA/SPAIN ACB LEAGUE
7-2/230
Int./21.5
NBA Comparison: Primoz Brezec
KEY SKILL: Length/Mobility for size 

37. DERRICK WHITE-SG-COLORADO 
6-5/190/8-6
Sr./22.9
NBA Comparison: Allen Crabbe
KEY SKILL: Scoring/Playmaking 

38. JOSH HART-SG-VILLANOVA
6-5/210/8-5
Sr./22.2
NBA Comparison: Jodie Meeks
KEY SKILL: Shooting/Scoring 

39. SINDARIUS THORNWELL-SG-SOUTH CAROLINA 
6-5/212/8-7
Sr./22.9
NBA Comparison: Rashad McCants
KEY SKILL: Scoring/Defense

40. ALEC PETERS-Stretch 4/CF-VALPARISO 
6-9/232/8-9 
Jr./22.0 
NBA Comparison: Matt Bonner
KEY SKILL: Shooting big


41. JARON BLOSSOMGAME-SF-CLEMSON 

6-7/219/8-9
Sr./23.7
KEY SKILL: Defense and hustle

42. MATHIAS LESSORT-C-FRANCE/FRANCE PRO A LEAGUE  

6-9/250
Int./21.7
KEY SKILL: Size/Hustle 

43. FRANK MASON-PG-KANSAS

6-0/189/7-10
Sr./23.2
KEY SKILL: Leadership/Playmaking 

44. TONY BRADLEY-C-UNC

6-11/249/9-5
Fr./19.4
KEY SKILL: Length/Size

45. FRANK JACKSON-SG/CG-DUKE  

6-4/202/8.2
Fr./19.2
KEY SKILL: Shooting/Scoring

46. THOMAS BRYANT-C-INDIANA

6-11/248/9-5
So./19.8
KEY SKILL: Length/Size

47. DWAYNE BACON-SF/SG-FSU

6-6/222/8-8
So./21.8
KEY SKILL: Length/Elite Athlete 

48. PJ DOZIER-SG/SF-SOUTH CAROLINA 
6-7/201/8-5
So./20.6
KEY SKILL: Length/Versatility 

49. TYLER DORSEY-SG-OREGON

6-5/183/8-4
So./21.3 
KEY SKILL: Shooting/Scoring

50. WESLEY IWUNDU-SF/SG-WASHINGTON

6-7/193/8-10
Sr./22.5
KEY SKILL: Defense/Length  

51. EDMOND SUMNER-PG-XAVIER

6-6/176/8-7
So./21.4
KEY SKILL: PG size/passing 

52. DILLON BROOKS-SF-OREGON
6-6/220/8-5
Jr./21.4 
KEY SKILL: Scoring/Power for a wing 

53. CAM OLIVER-PF-NEVADA

6-8/240/8-11
So./20.9
KEY SKILL: Elite Athlete/Power

54. JONAH BOLDIN-PF-AUSTRALIA/SERBIAN LEAGUE  

6-10/230
Int./21.4
KEY SKILL: Rebounding/Shooting 

55. NIGEL WILLIAMS GOSS-PG-GONZAGA 

6-3/190/8-3
Jr./22.7
KEY SKILL: Passing/leadership  

56. MONTE MORRIS-PG-IOWA ST

6-3/175/8-1
Sr./21.9
KEY SKILL: Playmaking/Versatility  

57. LJ PEAKE-SG-GEORGETOWN
6-5/212/8-7
Jr./21.3
KEY SKILL: Scoring/Size

58. DAMYEAN DOTSON-SG-HOUSTON

6-5/206/8-4
Sr./23.1
KEY SKILL: Scoring/Rebounding for a SG

59. KOBI SIMMONS-PG-ARIZONA 

6-6/166/8-3
Fr./20.0
KEY SKILL: PG size/passing 

60. KOSTA MUSHIDI-SF/SG-BELGUIM/SERBIAN LEAGUE  

6-5/226/8-8
Int./19.0
KEY SKILL: Defense/Power 

61. DEVIN ROBINSON-SF-FLORIDA

6-8/200/8-10
Jr./22.2
KEY SKILL: Defense/Length  

62. NIGEL HAYES-CF-WISCONSIN 

6-8/254/8-9
Sr./22.5
KEY SKILL: Versatility/Power 

63. DAVON REED-SG-MIAMI
6-6/206/8-6
Sr./22.0
KEY SKILL: Defense/Shooting  

64. STERLING BROWN-CF-SMU
6-6/230/8-8
Sr./22.3 
KEY SKILL: Power/Defense 


Tier 6: 2nd round bubble guys 

65. MELO TRIMBLE-PG-MARYLAND

6-3/192/7-10
Jr./22.3

66. ISAIAH BRISCOE-CG-UK 
6-3/222/8-3
So./21.1

67. ISAIAH HICKS-PF-UNC

6-9/233/8-9
Sr./22.9

68. VJ BEACHUM-SF/SG-NOTRE DAME 

6-8/193/8-9
Sr./22.4

69. KENNEDY MEEKS-C-UNC

6-10/277/8-10
Sr./22.3

70. KADEEM ALLEN-SG-ARIZONA 

6-2/192/8-4
Sr./24.4

71. ERIC MIKA-C/F-BYU
6-10/233/8-11
So./22.4

72. CHANCE COMANCHE-C/F-ARIZONA 

6-10/210
So./21.1

73. PETER JOK-SG-IOWA

6-6/202/8-6
Sr./23.2

74. CHRIS BOUCHER-PF-OREGON

6-10/182/9-3
Sr./24.4

75. LUKE KORNET-C-VANDERBILT 

7-0/250
Sr./21.9

76. VLATKO CANCAR-SF-SLOVENIA/SERBIAN LEAGUE

6-8/210/9-0
Int./20.1

77. ALPHA KABA-C/F-FRANCE/SERBIAN LEAGUE  

6-10/230/9-6
Int./21.3

78. ISAAC HUMPRIES-C/F-UK 

7-0/260/9-0
So./19.4

79. ALEKSANDAR VEZENKOV-CF-CYPRUS/
SPAIN ACB LEAGUE

6-9/225
Int./21.8

80. MOSES KINGSLEY-PF-ARKANSAS 
6-9/236
Sr./22.5

81. ALBERTO ABALDE-SF-SPAIN/ACB LEAGUE

6-8/215
Int./21.5

82. JACOB WILEY-SF-EASTERN WASHINGTON

6-7/215
Sr./22.7

83. MARKO GUDURIC-SF-SERBIA/SERBIAN LEAGUE

6-6/220
Int./22.2

84. ANDREW WHITE-SF-SYRACUSE 

6-7/220
So./24.0

85. DERRICK WALTON-PG-MICHIGAN

6-1/184/7-11
Sr./22.2

86. BORISA SIMANIC-F-SERBIA/SERBIAN LEAGUE

6-10/220
Int./19.2

87. DEONTE BURTON-CF-IOWA ST

6-5/266/8-6
Sr./23.3

88. JALEN MOORE-SF-UTAH ST.

6-8/216/8-8
Sr./21.8

89. EGEMEN GUVEN-F/C-TURKEY/TURKISH LEAGUE

6-6/220
Int./20.7

90. JAMEL ARTIS-SF-PITTSBURGH 

6-7/213/8-9
Sr./24.4

91. MICHAEL FUSEK-C-SLOVAK REPUBLIC/BELGIAN LEAGUE
7-5/222
Int./22.0

92. CHARLES COOKE-SG-DAYTON

6-5/190/8-7
Sr./22.9

93. PRZEMEK KARNOWSKI-C-GONZAGA 

7-1/294
Sr./23.6

94. MALCOLM HILL-SF-ILLINOIS

6-6/234/8-6
Sr./21.6

95. VINY OKOUO-C-CONGO/SPAIN ACB LEAGUE

7-2/240
Int./20.1

96. AUSTIN NICHOLS-PF-VIRGINIA 

6-9/232
Jr./22/7

97. ARNOLDAS KULBOKA-SF-LITHUANIA/GERMAN LEVEL 2 LEAGUE
6-9/201
Int./19.4

98. JAMES BLACKMON-SG-INDIANA

6-4/190
Jr./22.1

99. KRIS JENKINS-SF-VILLANOVA

6-6/240
Sr./23.5

100. DALLAS MOORE-PG-NORTH FLORIDA 

6-1/180/7-8
Sr./22.6