NBA Draft: The Top 50 players for the NBA draft
By Alex Wiebe | April 30, 2018 07:02:12The NBA draft is upon us, and there are a number of players that are being discussed by some pundits.
For the most part, the draft is considered a lottery, with the top pick selected after the last round.
This is why some pundits have questioned whether the NBA should draft players with high upside, such as the player with the highest potential upside.
If the draft were held every year, the number of top-ranked players could be higher.
In the case of Kawhi Leonard, some pundits are questioning whether the Spurs’ 6-foot-9 power forward will be able to become a star.
The 6-11 wing averaged 14.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.9 steals per game in 22.6 minutes per game.
Leonard was ranked by ESPN’s Chad Ford as the #11 overall player in the 2017 NBA draft.
According to the ESPN database, Leonard was selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs.
However, according to NBA.com’s Top 100 Players list, Leonard is projected to be selected at #34.
According the same site, he was the No 10 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets.
The next highest ranked player on the list is LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2016 MVP.
According to NBA draft experts, Kawhi will have a good chance to become the number one overall pick.
The NBA draft has been a success so far for the Spurs, and many NBA fans believe that Leonard will get the nod.
While Kawhi is not the best player in terms of overall production, he is the best scorer, the best defender, and the most talented player in NBA history.
He is also a very versatile player who can play both forward and wing, and he has proven himself as a good passer, passer-maker and rim protector.
While Leonard is the most highly touted prospect in the draft, there are many other players who are on the verge of making their debuts, including former Miami Heat and San Antonio Maverick James Ennis, Indiana Pacers’ Andrew Wiggins, and Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol.
With the NBA season about to begin, the league is in an interesting position.
There are teams with a plethora of players with potential to go in the first round and many teams have drafted players that could go in rounds 2-3.
There is also the possibility that some teams could draft a high-upside player, such a LeBron James or Kevin Durant.
With that being said, here are some players that should be in the top 50 players at this year’s NBA draft:James Ennis(1) (NBA.com, ESPN, ESPN.com)James Ennes is a former guard with the Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors.
He was the third overall pick of the Los, Lakers in the 2007 NBA draft, and was traded to Toronto for a first round pick.
He averaged 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.9 blocks per game during the 2013-14 NBA season.
He was drafted in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft and spent the next three seasons with the Raptors before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2018.
He has appeared in six games for the Grizzlies, averaging 5.3 minutes, 1 assist and 1 steal.
Ennis was a four-time NBA All-Star and averaged a team-high 15.7 rebounds per game, shooting a career-best 39.4 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from 3-point range.
The 26-year-old was a three-time All-Defensive Second Team selection in his first four NBA seasons and he finished his career with 3,053 career points.
In 2017-18, he led the NBA in blocks with 5,947 and he ranked second in rebounding with 7,918 and he was third in blocks per 36 minutes with 2.5.
His 3.4 steals per contest ranked eighth among all NBA players and he posted an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.5, sixth-best in the NBA.
Ennis was named to the All-NBA first team in 2017-19 and he played in three All-Rookie Team games.
Ennes was also a four time NBA All Star and he had a career season in 2018-19, averaging 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest.
He also was selected to the NBA All Rookie Team in 2018 and his career averages were 11.5 ppg and 9.5 rpg.
Enns was traded by the Raptors to Memphis in exchange for point guard Josh Hart and a 2018 second round pick in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
He played in two games for Memphis before being released in December of 2019.