NBA Rookies will soon fulfill their dream of becoming more than just prospects. Based on scouting tapes and college or pro stats, the following players are poised to make it big in the NBA in just their first year.
1. Ben Simmons
Number one overall draft pick Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers showed his unique skill sets in the Summer League. As a 6'10" power forward, Simmons definitely has the passing vision to match the top point guards in the league. His signature fancy passes will not only sell tickets, they will actually help him become a key figure in the Sixers' lineup with his ability to play big man quarterback for the team. more >>
They say defense wins championships, and players that spend their off-season preparing for the dirty work are going to become crucial pieces in their team's roster in the upcoming NBA 2016-17 season.
As the season draws near, let's anticipate the 5 best players who are most likely going to win the coveted defensive player of the year award.
1. Kawhi Leonard more >>
In the past months, fans of Los Angeles Lakers feared that the locker room drama between Nick Young and D'Angelo Russell will hurt the team's performance in the 2016-17 NBA season. But according to recent reports, the small forward and point guard are already working out to settle the internal feud that sparked early this year.
In a recent interview with LA Daily News, Young downplayed concerns that his personal conflict with Russell will affect the chemistry department of the Lakers in the incoming season. The 31-year-old small forward said that the issue between him and the young point guard is already outdated. more >>
Devin Booker recently got one of the biggest endorsements in his young basketball career and it came from no other than four-time NBA MVP LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar believed that the 19-year-old shooting guard of the Phoenix Suns is the next big name in the league.
Booker's Future Will Be Brighter
James recently appeared on "Uninterrupted: Open Run" podcast where he answered various questions in a candid and thoughtful manner. During the 90-minute interview, hosts Jesse Williams and Stefan Marolachakis asked him to name the current player under the radar whom he believes would become the next big NBA star. more >>
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in the history, has finally broken his silence about his teammate Ryan Lochte, who is currently involved in the Rio robbery controversy.
In an exclusive video from E! News, the celebrated swimmer was seen stepping out of a Starbucks in Ariz, where paparazzi cornered him to ask about his thoughts on the scandal.
Asked whether he had talked to his best bud and longtime rival, Phelps said he had not talked to him since the Olympics. more >>
Several big names are in for a rumble tonight in NXT TakeOver: Back 2 Brooklyn. WWE executive director Triple H confirmed that cards will feature the best in NXT Diva roster apart from singles and tag team superstars. Triple H made the announcement on Saturday that wrestling fans will have a bit of everything in the mayhem night.
The Main Events
NXT Divas Bayley and Asuka will start the championship cards. Bayley is coming in hot pursuing a second chance to wear the NXT championship belt. On the other corner, Asuka is seeking domination in the women's circle by brushing the competition away. more >>