rookies deconstructed

rookies deconstructed

Immediate Impact, Unlimited Future, And The Unknown: Karl-Anthony Towns, Deconstructed

Karl-Anthony Towns has been the best rookie in what could be a historically great rookie class. From here, he could do, and become, just about anything.
Ian Levy
4.14.16
rookies deconstructed

Sturdiness, Loneliness, and Just Enough Magic: D'Angelo Russell Deconstructed

It's hard to remember a rookie season more fraught or steeped in bad vibes than D'Angelo Russell's. Which is a shame, because there's a potential superstar in here.
Ian Levy
4.7.16
rookies deconstructed

Vanilla Gorillas, Young Boshes, And Big Shoes: Myles Turner, Deconstructed

Myles Turner is playing big minutes for a Pacers team pulling off an ambitious personality transplant, and already recalling players past, present, and haunting.
Ian Levy
3.31.16
rookies deconstructed

Ghostly Athleticism And Everything Else: Nikola Jokic, Deconstructed

There's a case to be made that Nikola Jokic has been the best player in this uncommonly great rookie class. The best part is that he's still getting better.
Ian Levy
3.24.16
rookies deconstructed

Rookies Deconstructed: Devin Booker

Devin Booker is the youngest player in the NBA, and is working on a great rookie season. It's one that recalls a few other promising and unfinished stories.
Ian Levy
3.17.16
rookies deconstructed

Rookies Deconstructed: Trey Lyles

Trey Lyles is a big-time prospect who hasn't played big minutes. It's hard to know who he'll end up being as a player, but the possibilities are tantalizing.
Ian Levy
3.10.16
rookies deconstructed

Rookies Deconstructed: Willie Cauley-Stein

Willie Cauley-Stein has been a bright spot in Sacramento's lost season, despite being more potential than player at this point. The possibilities are staggering.
Ian Levy
3.3.16
rookies deconstructed

Rookies Deconstructed: Emmanuel Mudiay

Denver's rookie point guard is big, talented, and still extremely raw. Here are three backcourt comparisons that will offer a guide to the long road ahead.
Ian Levy
2.25.16
rookies deconstructed

Rookies Deconstructed: Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor can already score points with the grace and force of few players in the NBA. The way he does all that calls for some very flattering comparisons.
Ian Levy
2.18.16
rookies deconstructed

Rookies Deconstructed: Frank Kaminsky

Charlotte Hornets rookie Frank Kaminsky brings back memories of Brad Miller's pump fake, Sam Perkins' three-point shot and Rick Smits' ability to gain post leverage.
Ian Levy
2.11.16
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NBA Rookies Deconstructed: Kristaps Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis has quickly become one of the most intriguing players—and most productive bigs—in the NBA. There are many different shades of greatness, here.
Ian Levy
2.4.16
rookies deconstructed

Rookies Deconstructed: Bobby Portis

The Chicago Bulls rookie has quickly muscled his way into a role in a very deep frontcourt. He did it with quickness, strength, and a willingness to get dirty.
Ian Levy
1.28.16