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Way Too Early 2018-2019 Rookie of The Year Predictions

Jun 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Marvin Bagley III (Duke) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number two overall pick to the Sacramento Kings in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Grayson Smith (@Gray_Smith_FPC) gives us his way too early rookie of the year candidates for next season.

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BOSTON, MA - MARCH 1: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles against the Boston Celtics during the first quarter at TD Garden on March 1, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
LeBron James has reportedly agreed to a four year, $154M contract with the Lakers. This came with little surprise, as many expected James to...

Top Five 2018 NBA Draft Sleepers

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The hallmark of a great GM isn't his ability to find stars high in the draft but finding late round steals. We have seen late picks like Draymond Green, Jimmy Butler, Donovan Mitchell, and Isaiah Thomas blossom into stars, far exceeding their draft value. Who will be this year's big sleeper?

John Vogel’s 2019 NBA Mock Draft – Lottery Edition 1.0

The unthinkable just transpired in the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery tonight, May 14th. With all of the drama surrounding the New Orleans Pelicans and...

Are injured NBA Prospects Worth the Risk?

Talented players are coming out of college ranks this season, but after injuries are they worth the risk? This debate certainly isn't brand new to...

The New York Knicks Dream Scenario

New York Knicks fans should be praying fervently for this scenario.  The NBA Draft lottery is taking place on Tuesday, May 14th, and NBA fans and...

2018 NBA Draft Top Player Rankings

Mar 8, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers forward Michael Porter Jr. (13) handles the ball as he is defended by Georgia Bulldogs forward Nicolas Claxton (33) during the second half of the second round of the SEC Conference Tournament at Scottrade Center. Georgia won 62-60. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports
The NBA draft is rapidly approaching. Taking the focus away from the playoffs, NBA fans need to learn the names of the stars and busts of the future. Here is my top 100 NBA draft big-board.  

Post-Lottery 2018 NBA Mock Draft: 2.0

Feb 20, 2018; East Lansing, MI, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Mark Alstork (24) shoots against Michigan State Spartans forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (2) during the first half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports
The NBA lottery came and went. Phoenix kept their top pick and the Kings jumped all the way up to the second pick. Here is my second mock of the season.

FPC NBA Scouting Report: Chandler Hutchison

eb 3, 2018; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos guard Chandler Hutchison (15) dunks during the first half of action against the UNLV Rebels at Taco Bell Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports
Profile Chandler Hutchison Boise State Forward 6'7", 196 pounds 7'1" wingspan Projection: 14-20 //widgets.sports-reference.com/wg.fcgi?css=1&site=cbb&url=%2Fcbb%2Fplayers%2Fchandler-hutchison-1.html&div=div_players_per_game //widgets.sports-reference.com/wg.fcgi?css=1&site=cbb&url=%2Fcbb%2Fplayers%2Fchandler-hutchison-1.html&div=div_players_per_game_conf Strengths Hutchison is an extremely versatile wing whose playstyle perfectly fits the modern NBA. His play has vastly improved...

Top Undrafted Rookies To Watch During The NBA Summer League

Mar 25, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Malik Newman (14) dribbles against Duke Blue Devils guard Trevon Duval (1) in overtime in the championship game of the Midwest regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
Just because a team doesn't call a player's name with one of the 60 picks on draft night, doesn't mean teams don't covet them....

FPC NBA Draft Profile: Luka Doncic

Slovenia's guard Luka Doncic (R) reacts during the FIBA Eurobasket 2017 men's Final basketball match between Slovenia and Serbia at Sinan Erdem Sport Arena in Istanbul on September 17, 2017. (Photo: OZAN KOSE, AFP/Getty Images)
Doncic burst onto the scene at the age of 13, where Real Madrid signed him to a contract. After starring on the Real Madrid B team in 2014, Madrid brought him up in 2015 to the main team, making him the youngest player to ever debut for the team.

FPC NBA Draft Profile: Marvin Bagley III

Choose Quality Full Resolution (4399 x 3224) Low Resolution (2199.5 x 1612) Headline: NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional-Kansas vs Duke Caption: Mar 23, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Marvin Bagley III (35) handles the ball against Kansas Jayhawks guard Devonte' Graham (4) during the first half in the semifinals of the Midwest regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
The general population overrates Bagley in my opinion. He has incredible athleticism and a good offensive skillset. He is the best rebounder in this class. However, Bagley is atrocious on the defensive end and has plenty of polishing to do with his game.

Cleveland Cavaliers Select Garland, Windler, Porter Jr. In 2019 NBA Draft

Darius Garland 2019 NBA Draft
There are two things new Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein wanted out of the 2019 NBA Draft, shooting and player development. He got...

FPC NBA Draft Profile: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

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Svi Mykhailiuk is a good shooter and a good athlete with great defensive potential. He fits the mold of a modern Three-D wing, making him very valuable.

FPC NBA Draft Profile: Mohamed Bamba

Mar 16, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; Texas Longhorns forward Mohamed Bamba (4) reacts with teammates during the second half against the Nevada Wolf Pack in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Bamba's wingspan makes him an immediate rim protector and if he can put some offense together, he could be an invaluable asset. However, Bamba is very raw and under poor coaching, could sputter out.

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