Analyzing the Chicago Bulls’ Draft

Featured Image From the Associated Press By Andrew Lawlor This was the first draft in Chicago for the Bulls’ new front office regime of Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley, and nobody really knew what they were going to do. There were rumors all over the place; I saw that they were looking to trade upContinue reading “Analyzing the Chicago Bulls’ Draft”

Winners and Losers of the NBA Draft

Featured Image By Nathaniel S. Butler / NBAE via Getty Images By Andrew Lawlor Winner – Oklahoma City Thunder Sam Presti is a shark on the trade market. In the past couple days he has traded: Chris Paul and Abdel Nader to the Suns for Kelly Oubre Jr., Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque, and aContinue reading “Winners and Losers of the NBA Draft”

NBA Draft – Instant First Round Reactions

By Zach Wilson & Matt Esposito 1. Minnesota Timberwolves – Anthony Edwards, Georgia Matt – I’m rooting for Edwards. I’m nervous for Edwards. I’m nervous for the Timberwolves. I’m down with the Ant-Man nickname. I’m over pop culture’s obsession with cartoons. These are my thoughts. Zach – I was wondering why the NFL went cartoonContinue reading “NBA Draft – Instant First Round Reactions”

Predicting NBA Three-Point Shooting Part 2: Random Forests

Featured Image By Eli Lucero / Herald Journal By Andrew Lawlor A few weeks ago, I published a model projecting three-point shooting numbers in the NBA for this year’s draft class. I used a linear model based on college statistics, and it was pretty good, but it did have some problems, particularly around upperclassmen andContinue reading “Predicting NBA Three-Point Shooting Part 2: Random Forests”

The Playgrounder Mock Draft

Featured Image By Rick Rycroft/AP Minnesota Timberwolves – LaMelo Ball, Guard, Illawarra Hawks The consensus on internet mock drafts had been centering on Ball as the top pick until some late action for Edwards yesterday. Still, Ball is the better prospect. He has been famous for years, but LaMelo has some real game, too; heContinue reading “The Playgrounder Mock Draft”

Predicting Three-Point Shooting for the 2020 NBA Draft Class

Featured Image By Michael Hickey / Getty Images By Andrew Lawlor The NBA revolves around shooting these days, so it is crucially important for draft prospects to be able to shoot. We have seen countless talented prospects (Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Justise Winslow, etc.) falter over the years in the NBA due to a lack of aContinue reading “Predicting Three-Point Shooting for the 2020 NBA Draft Class”

Data Scouting the Draft for 3-and-D Wings

By Andrew Lawlor A good introductory step to scouting the NBA Draft is to use data to filter players down to who can play a projected role. This helps give an idea of who each player is, stylistically. Let’s take a look at which draft-eligible players meet criteria to play as three-and-D wings, one ofContinue reading “Data Scouting the Draft for 3-and-D Wings”

Win-Now Talents The Celtics Could Trade Their Draft Picks For

By Jesse Cinquini Wanna know three certainties in life? Death, taxes, and the Boston Celtics owning multiple first rounders. As of right now, Boston is in possession of three first-round picks in the upcoming draft: the 14th, 26th, and 30th. But the Celtics don’t need three new rookies; there’s simply not enough minutes to goContinue reading “Win-Now Talents The Celtics Could Trade Their Draft Picks For”

With the 1st pick The Timberwolves select

By Robert Shaw Last Thursday night was the NBA draft lottery. The Minnesota Timberwolves scored the first overall pick for the first time since 2015 when they drafted Karl-Anthony Towns. In 2020, Towns has developed into an offensive powerhouse who might be the greatest shooting big man of all time. HIS CAREER SHOOTING SPLITS AREContinue reading “With the 1st pick The Timberwolves select”