Dyson Daniels, Jalen Williams rides in the 1st round
NBA preparations are underway in less than three weeks and the above plan is underway. The top four players – Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero et Jaden Ivey – have been consistent throughout the season, but it is up to Nos. 4-8 slightly warmed by G League Ignite Dyson Daniels ‘goalkeepers enter the top five and prepare for the NBA plus Jalen Williams’ self-proclaimed first-round pick.
Yahoo Sports looks at the top five options, including the most recent ones in the first round and the selection of all 30 slots.
Ht./Wt .: 6-10, 220 pounds | Class: New | Auburn: 16.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg
Smith is still the safest way to No. 1 and communicated very well with the top teams. He’s not the best choice in the game, but his appearance is amazing with his three-point shot (about 42% off the ground) and his stomping in the paint.
Ht./Wt .: 7-0, 196 pounds | Class: New | Gonzaga: 14.1 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 3.7 bpg
Oklahoma City and general manager Sam Presti have three options in the first half and will be available next year to replace Victor Wembanyama or Scoot Henderson. Holmgren is the best option at No. 2 and has the potential to change the way the game is played at the NBA level.
Ht./Wt .: 6-10, 250 pounds | Class: New | Duke: 17.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 3.2 pp
Banchero feels like a lock on No. 3 and his amazing nature as a football coach and his size. It would not be wise for Houston to offer the Banchero with the little Rockets talent coming into the team.
Ht./Wt .: 6-4, 195 pounds | Class: Sophomore | Purdue: 17.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.1 pp
Kings can trade in this election and it is a big target for groups that need a football player and a guide. Sacramento has recruited two top guards in the last two seasons, and the Kings have to recruit the best-available player in Ivey (Ja Morant 2.0), or sell a team that needs a guard and then head for either. Jalen Duren or Mark Williams at some point.
Ht./Wt .: 6-5, 215 pounds | | Class: New | Kentucky: He has not played this season
Pistons can be a very good Sharpe model. The harassed guard left Kentucky after making false promises and never played a college game. If a group takes gambling on Sharpe’s potential, it should be a group in rebuilding. Cade Cunningham is the best keeper for Sharpe, and there can be no pressure from Sharpe to make it right away.
Ht./Wt .: 6-8, 215 pounds | Class: Sophomore | Iowa: 23.5 ppg, 8.7 rpg
Ht./Wt .: 6-6, 200 pounds | Australia | | G League Ignite: 11.3 pages, 4.4 pp
Daniels had a great show in combination with his pro day and was well-received by the teams. After a slow start in the G League, the Daniels closed out the season, making some and showing off their size and height against the most powerful opponents. Part of it is off the chart and there have been matches that can be entered into the top five after a strong workout.
Ht./Wt .: 6-6, 210 pounds | Class: Sophomore | Arizona: 17.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.5 pp
Ht./Wt .: 6-9, 230 pounds | Class: New | Baylor: 9.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg
Sochan had one of the most successful days in preparation and showed his speed and jump to three points – which he struggled with at Baylor. The NBA’s choices in style and pick-roll support Sochan, and he will no doubt be a better professional than he could make one year in college.
Ht./Wt .: 6-5, 180 pounds | Class: New | Ohio State: 13.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg
Ht./Wt .: 6-6, 222 pounds | Class: New | Duke: 10.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg
Ht./Wt .: 6-5, 194 pounds | Class: Sophomore | Wisconsin: 19.7 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.1 apg
Ht./Wt .: 6-11, 250 pounds | Class: New | Memphis: 12 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.1 bpg
Ht./Wt .: 6-8, 216 pounds | Class: Sophomore | LSU: 16.9 ppg, 6.6 rpg
Ht./Wt .: 6-5, 185 pounds | Class: New | Notre Dame: 14.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.4 pp
Ht./Wt .: 6-9, 185 pounds | France | | NZ Breakers (NBL): 8.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg
Ht./Wt .: 6-3, 197 pounds | Class: New | Kentucky: 12.5 ppg, 3.9 pp
Ht./Wt .: 7-0, 242 pounds | Class: Sophomore | Duke: 10.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3 bpg
Ht./Wt .: 6-10, 205 pounds | Serbia | | Mega Basket: 10.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg
This is Tim Connelly ‘s best choice. Connelly had already done well to sign another Nikola back in 2014, and the secret is out. The new Nikola appeared in Chicago on his best day in Chicago and laughed like Luke Doncic throughout the workout and hit 10 corners in a row for 30 minutes which delighted the scouts. Jovic is a workaholic, but his personality is contagious.
Ht./Wt .: 6-0, 171 pounds | Class: New | Tennessee: 13.3 pages, 4.9 pp
Ht./Wt .: 6-7, 175 pounds | G League Ignite: 15.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.3 apg
Ht./Wt .: 6-5, 215 pounds | Class: Elder | Kansas: 18.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg
Ht./Wt .: 6-5, 209 pounds | Class: Junior | Saint Clara: 18 pp, 4.2 pp
Williams was the best player on the court in both days prepared for a combination of scrimmages. He reached for the basket freely, shot well into the ball and finished very well with a change. In self-defense, he struggled with the visuals to keep his man in front and was instrumental in side protection, shooting the differences in theft and direction. Last year, Josh Primo (No. 12 pick, Spurs) and Bones Hyland (No. 26, Nuggets) were impressive in the first round, and Williams could be that person this year.
Ht./Wt .: 6-7, 240 pounds | Class: Junior | Ohio State: 19.4 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.5 pp
Ht./Wt .: 6-4, 198 pounds | G League Ignite: 17.7 ppg, 3.2 pp
Ht./Wt .: 6-8, 205 pounds | Class: New | Baylor: 9.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg
Ht./Wt .: 6-5, 213 pounds | Class: Junior | Duke: 13.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.4 pp
Ht./Wt .: 7-1, 245 pounds | Class: Sophomore | Auburn: 11.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 4.6 bpg
Ht./Wt .: 6-7, 195 pounds | Class: Sophomore | Arizona: 8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.9 apg
Terry was chosen to remain in the show after taking part in the alliance, outside of his organisation’s media day. The Grizzlies have a regular court case with Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks and could take a player like Terry, who could form in the next few years as a second option for the young, talented team.
Ht./Wt .: 6-6, 218 pounds | Class: Junior | Kansas: 14.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.8 pp