NBA comparisons for draft prospects can get kind of old. It doesn’t seem fair putting expectations on a young player who hasn’t even touched an NBA floor yet. On the other hand, making NBA comparisons can be insightful and even fun.
Comparing and contrasting prospects to their NBA counterparts gives non-draft-pundits an idea of the skill set of each player. That’s why I’m going to provide the best-case and worst-case scenarios for the top prospects in the draft, which is only two weeks away. These comparisons aren’t meant to be taken verbatim. Instead, they should be used as a tool to project players and learn what they’re capable of. I’m using Chad Ford’s updated Big Board for the order of these rankings. Let’s get started.