N.B.A. Draft Preview: A Deep Field Could Yield Surprise Stars

The Orlando Magic will settle a controversy that has raged in draught circles for the better part of a year when they present their selection card to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Thursday night at Barclays Center.

Chet Holmgren of Gonzaga is the front-runner, a rail-thin but nail-tough seven-footer who can shoot, dribble, pass, and defend with ease. 

There are compelling arguments to be made for Auburn big man Jabari Smith, who spent last season sinking apparently impossible baskets, and Duke's Paolo Banchero, a creative shotmaker who is as polished in the paint as he is on the perimeter.

"All three guys are tremendously gifted," said Jonathan Givony, creator of DraftExpress and ESPN NBA draught expert. "This draught has a lot of outstanding players at the top and a lot of depth."

People ask Nikola Jovic about Nikola Jokic all the time. And it makes sense. Jovic and the Denver Nuggets star have quite a bit in common

Nikola Jovic

When NBA evaluators visited Overtime Elite this year, they were looking forward. In the draughts of 2023 and 2024, the start-up league contains potential top-10 players.

Dominick Barlow

When Keegan and Kris Murray were going through the recruiting process for college basketball, the twin brothers told every coach that they weren’t a package deal. 

Keegan Murray

Ryan Rollins has heard people say that he should have returned to the University of Toledo for his junior season.

Ryan Rollins

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