Happy Thanksgiving! And today we give thanks that there are quite a few big men who will be available in next June’s draft.
In a change from most drafts, this year’s NBA Draft should be dominated by bigs early and often with five centers making the top 10.
If you are a team in need of a wing, there are a few options, and if you want a PG there is always the D-League or next year.
With the college and international seasons a month old, NBA scouts and GMs are getting back into the groove and many of these prospects have helped their stocks. While we are enjoying turkey and all the fixings, here is a crash course on the Top 10 2013 NBA Draft top prospects. Also, be sure to check out Jeremy Bauman’s recent scouting reports after a slew of prospects played in Brooklyn earlier this week.
No. 1. – Shabazz Muhammad (SG, UCLA) – Early on it didn’t look good for Muhammad, as he was suspended indefinitely by the NCAA and was unable to play in UCLA’s first 3 games. Muhammad was cleared to play and hasn’t disappointed in his first few games thus far.
His play is as expected: efficient scoring, incredible motor and a high skill level. While Muhammad isn’t a surefire first overall pick like Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose, or Blake Griffin his overall package appeals most to NBA scouts. Stock is unchanged.