To get to Kidd’s level of impact, the Pelican must continue to play high-level defense and knock down three-pointers at a similar rate as he has this season (38.3 percent). The 76ers' Simmons is everything Odom could have been had Odom been born 15 years later. 4 on ESPN’s early 2021 mock draft. Tiny Archibald remains the only player to lead the NBA in points and assists per game in a season — in his third season, he averaged 34.0 points and 11.4 assists per game. Like Amar’e, Bagley jumps off the screen at you. Passes out of drives and midway through his attack when the help defense comes … Quick burst with the ball. Revisiting the biggest storylines of the NBA season so far, NBA brings renowned chef to Orlando bubble amid food quality complaints. Moreover, some of the freakishly athletic, young players like Zion Williamson and Jayson Tatum can only be compared to players from recent eras because nobody from the 1970s or 1980s looked or played like them. Kuminga is one of the top prospects in the 2020 recruiting class, ranking fourth overall on ESPN’s list — he also comes in at No. Hear me out on this one. Seventeen-year-old forward Jonathan Kuminga has decided to forgo college and will take the NBA G League professional path for the 2020-21 season. At 6-8 and with that athleticism it’s really hard to guard him on the perimeter or block his shot. Attempted 17.2 shots per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Can improve consistency as a 3PT shooter. Kuminga could be a household name in a few years. According to reports, Kuminga … and 6.1 rpg.) Draws fouls at a good rate. You’re being painted into the tantalizingly talented but maddeningly inconsistent corner in your rookie season. The 6-foot-8 forward has a major decision to make soon. But for now, you’re Rudy Gay. Every time you watch Williamson, you see him move in ways that don’t seem physically possible for someone his size. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. And while the Hawks' Collins hasn’t dunked on a player so badly that that player shook his hand afterward, don’t sleep on Collins’ ability to do so. The Reign Man has some of the greatest in-game dunks in NBA history — just ask poor Alton Lister. However, Lonzo has shown that, when healthy, he can be an above-average all-around player on both ends of the court. Effective in both half-court and transition … Good scoring ability and his ability to create has made great improvement over the past year as the game has slowed down for him and instincts have taken over. And the Celtics would have put the ball in Bird’s hands even more (only a 26.5 usage percentage), like the Mavericks do with Doncic (37.0 usage percentage). The next step in SGA’s progression as a player (he’s already averaging 19.3 ppg. When you think of  Crawford, you think of the ultimate heat-check sixth man. and 7.1 rpg. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Though not a perfect comparison in terms of playing style — Oklahoma City's SGA is more of a scoring guard whereas young-Livingston was a better playmaker — both of these guys’ gangly frames and savvy games remind me of one another. Finishes plays above the rim that most of his peers can’t contest. in only his third season. Unlike Harris, however, Kuzma is playing for a championship-caliber team early in his career and he’s in the position to round out his overall game and evolve into defensive stopper and energetic rebounder. Congratulations, MPJ!! Zion may be a half a foot shorter than Shaq, but he is probably the closest thing we’ll ever see to Shaq…or maybe it’s the other way around? NBA Comparison: Pascal Siakam. When Durant was a 21-year-old, third-year player, he averaged a league-leading 30.1 ppg. In his rookie season, Morant has put plenty of players on unsuspecting posters much like Rose used to before his knee injuries. So Tatum still has a long way to go, given his full season numbers are 23.6 ppg. © 2019 Sports Phenoms, Inc., All Rights Reserved | Unfortunately, the Kings' Bagley hasn’t even played a full season’s worth of games in his NBA career due to various injuries. Lost your password? Strengths: 6’8 athletic wing … Good length with a 6’11 wingspan … High-level and explosive athlete. A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuminga attended The Patrick School in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In his rookie season, Rose had an incredibly impressive playoff series for the Bulls against the Celtics, and it looks like Morant might have the chance to do the same as he’s led Memphis to the eight seed out of nowhere. He’ll be eligible to enter the draft as early as 2021. Averaged 3.7 rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 5.4 rebounds per game in 2019 … Although playmaking has improved, he can work on limiting the turnovers. While Zion’s body better resembles the likes of Rodney Rogers or Charles Barkley, his once-in-a-generation blend of power and athleticism better resembles the likes of Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James. Jonathan Kuminga Reclassifies Into Class Of 2020 After Graduating From High School Alex Walker/WKYT Jonathan Kuminga Considering G League, Is 50/50 On Reclassifying Into Class Of 2020 He’s got the type of raw athleticism and strength that sets him apart from other prospects and is reminiscent of past high draft pick Shawn Marion but with more natural strength than Marion. Kuminga’s deal is expected to be in the $500K range, per Charania. Though the Bulls' Markkanen has regressed a little in his third season after averaging nearly 19 points per game last season, he still has all the makings of an ideal floor-spacing big man in the modern NBA — in other words, he has all the makings to develop into Gallinari, who’s averaged 18.9 ppg.

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