Zach Munson NBA Big Board 1.0

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  1. Deandre Ayton
    1. Player Comp: David Robinson
    2. Ayton is one of the most dominant big men I have seen in college basketball. His huge size and strength combined with his skill set is scary. What makes him so intriguing is his ability to stretch the floor and hit the outside shot. He is going to be dominant in this league for a long time.
  2. Marvin Bagley
    1. Player Comp: Chris Bosh
    2. Bagley is easily one of my top 2 favorite prospects in this draft. His ability to dribble drive, post up, and shoot is what makes him so special. Not to mention his 6’11”. There is literally ZERO chance that Bagley is a bust. He will be a longtime All-Star in this league. I’ll take it a step further and say that he will be a Hall of Famer.
  3. Michael Porter Jr.
    1. Player Comp: Kevin Durant
    2. My second favorite prospect in this draft is Michael Porter Jr. He was the #1 player in the nation in High School. It is too bad he suffered an injury because he would have been special in college. I am not overly worried about his injury. He says that his back has been feeling the best that it has. I think he will turn back into the dominant player that he was. However, I do have a little concern about his back. He can do everything on the court. He acts as a point guard when he dribbles. He is very special.
  4. Jaren Jackson
    1. Player Comp: Kristaps Porzingis
    2. Jackson has one of the highest upsides in this draft class. He is a giant who can also stretch the floor and knock down the three. He isn’t as raw as Bamba, which is why I have him ahead.
  5. Mohamed Bamba
    1. Player Comp: Rudy Gobert
    2. Bamba is a complete mammoth. He is 7’1” with an 8’0” wingspan. That’s insane. He will instantly be a rim protector. If he can develop his shot, he will be scary for opposing teams.
  6. Luka Doncic
    1. Manu Ginobili
    2. I have not seen Doncic play, which is why I am a little weary about him. I know that he is very skillful and can shoot, however, his lack of athleticism is what scares me. I am not all in on Doncic yet. I prefer to take the Blue-blood college players instead of European players that I do not know much about.
  7. Trae Young
    1. Player Comp: Steph Curry
    2. Everyone knows he is a knockdown shooter who can pull up from anywhere. He will instantly bring shooting to any team he plays for. His shot selection and defense need to improve. He has the ceiling of Steph Curry. However, he also has a huge bust factor.
  8. Collin Sexton
    1. Player Comp: Eric Bledsoe
    2. Sexton is the ULTIMATE competitor, which is why I really like him. He has a great attitude and is all about winning. He nearly won in a 3v5 game. His shot selection isn’t the best and he tends to dominate the ball too much.
  9. Mikal Bridges
    1. Player Comp: Otto Porter Jr.
    2. Bridges put on a show in March. He was one of the biggest reasons they won the National Championship. He can shoot it and dribble to the rack. He also has sneaky athleticism. He can be very solid in the NBA.
  10. Wendell Carter Jr.
    1. Player Comp: Al Horford
    2. Why is there so much hype around Wendell Carter Jr? What is so special about him? I saw him play a lot at Duke and all I saw was a big man who only has a post game. He can only back his down guy in the post. He does have sweet post moves, but today’s NBA doesn’t favor post guys. He can’t really shoot. He is athletic, but I am not sure how he is going to fit in with today’s NBA.
  11. Kevin Knox
    1. Player Comp: Gordon Hayward
    2. He is a very skilled wing who can shoot and dribble drive. However, I just wish he had a ‘dawg’ attitude and took over more games. He tended to sit back and be passive. If he can turn that around, he will be a perennial all-star in this league.
  12. Miles Bridges
    1. Player Comp: Jabari Parker
    2. Everyone knows he is SUPER athletic. He’s also a pretty good dunker too…okay he’s an insane dunker. However, I am worried about his ability to shoot the three and take his guy off the dribble. He needs to develop his guard game. However, he will be an instant impact player for any team.
  13. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    1. Player Comp: Jrue Holiday
    2. Shai really came alive late in the season for the Wildcats. What I like most about Shai is the way that he took over games and put the team on his back late in the game. He is super competitive and has the chance to be a very solid guard in the NBA.
  14. Robert Williams
    1. Player Comp: DeAndre Jordan or Clint Capela
    2. Robert Williams should have stayed in the draft last year. Although he might still be a lottery pick, he lost a few spots. He is a nightmare on pick and rolls. He can rise up in an instant and slam it home. If he develops a shot and his handles, he will be scary.
  15. Donte DiVincenzo
  16. Lonnie Walker IV
  17. Zhaire Smith
  18. Aaron Holiday
  19. Gary Trent Jr.
  20. Troy Brown
  21. Mitchell Robinson
  22. Khyri Thomas
  23. Keita Bates-Diop
  24. Grayson Allen
  25. Jerome Robinson
  26. Omari Spellman
  27. Chandler Hutchison
  28. De’Anthony Melton
  29. Kevin Huerter
  30. Moritz Wagner

 

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