Draft Notes: Is Aaron Nesmith a Thompson or a Stauskas?

Klay Thompson came out of Washington State in 2011 touted for his shooting ability. In 34 appearances for the Cougars, Thompson scored 21.6 points and made around three 3s per game on a 40% clip, cementing his place in lottery conversations. Regularly showing off his off-ball IQ, dynamic footwork, and silky smooth release, draft analysts …

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Draft Notes: FIBA Tournaments as an Indicator of Success

FIBA tournaments have long been a staple for assessing top international prospects in the draft. The most notable player who saw his stock boom after stellar tournament play is Dante Exum at the U19 world championships in 2013. Since then, Exum hasn’t quite lived up to the hype of being selected fifth overall. While he …

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