TOP 20 undrafted diamonds in the rough

Based on my analysis, I created a TOP 100 list of NBA prospects.  The following are the value players who did not get picked by a team in the 2 rounds of the 2016 NBA draft.  There is an advantage of going undrafted compared to being picked late in the 2nd round.  These undrafted players can pick a team that seems like the best fit for their skillset. Following are the TOP 20 undrafted gems that teams missed in this draft

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My TOP 100 ranking Player  RM index
1 7 Gary Payton II  90.00
2 12 Jarod Uthoff  89.20
3 15 Anthony Barber  89.10
4 26 Josh Adams  84.80
5 34 Andrew Andrews  83.80
6 36 Kyle Collinsworth  83.30
7 37 Isaiah Miles  83.20
8 38 Isaiah Taylor  82.40
9 39 Aaron Valdes  82.30
10 40 Yogi Ferrell  82.30
11 42 AJ English  82.10
12 44 Derrick Jones Jr  82.00
13 46 Zack Auguste  81.80
14 48 Dorian Finney Smith  81.70
15 50 Shelden Mcclellan  81.50
16 51 Stefan Jankovic  81.40
17 54 Devin Thomas  81.30
18 55 Fred Van Vleet  81.20
19 59 Troy Williams  80.80
20 60 Brandon Austin  80.80

TOP 10 over-valued players in 2016 NBA draft

Based on my analysis, the following list of 10 players were picked much ahead and the team picking them did not get the right value for the player. It does not mean that the player will turn out to be a total bust.  It means that these players will not perform up to their stated potential.

My ranking Picked Team Player  RM index
1 28 3 Boston Celtics Jaylen Brown  84.30
2 17 4 Phoenix Suns Dragan Bender  87.20
3 14 7 Denver Nuggets Jamaal Murray  89.10
4 19 8 Sacramento Kings Marquese Chriss  87.00
5 25 9 Toronto Raptors Jakob Poetl  84.90
6 57 10 Milwaukee Bucks Thon Maker  81.10
7 53 13 Phoenix Suns Georges Papagiannis  81.30
8 78 16 Boston Celtics Guerschon Yabusele  78.60
9 80 23 Boston Celtics Ante Zizic  78.50
10 83 15 Denver Nuggets Juan Hernangomez  78.40

 

15 under-valued players in 2016 NBA Draft

The 2016 NBA draft just concluded and I am surprised to see this list of 15 under-valued players who are going to have a long NBA career not getting picked where they deservingly should have been picked

My ranking Picked Team Player  RM index
1 4 17 Memphis Grizzlies Wade Baldwin  90.88
2 5 25 LA Clippers Brice Johnson  90.20
3 7 undrafted N/A Gary Payton II  90.00
4 9 42 Brooklyn Nets Isaiah Whitehead  89.70
5 10 30 Golden State Warriors Damian Jones  89.60
6 11 20 Denver Nuggets Caris Levert  89.50
7 12 undrafted N/A Jarod Uthoff  89.20
8 13 26 Philadelphia 76ers Furkan Korkmaz  89.20
9 15 undrafted N/A Anthony Barber  89.10
10 16 54 Atlanta Hawks Kay Felder  89.00
11 18 45 Boston Celtics Demetrious jackson  87.10
12 20 29 Spurs Dejounte Murray  86.60
13 24 46 Mavericks AJ Hammons  85.40
14 26 undrafted N/A Josh Adams  84.80
15 34 undrafted N/A Andrew Andrews  83.80

2016 NBA Draft TOP 10 Prospects

My list of TOP 10 is based off of numerical, statistical and qualitative(game) predictor model.  I am sure there will be difference of analysis with other TOP 10 lists out there, but the only thing to do is: Wait and watch and see how the season plays out.

Ranking Raj Manjrekar (RM)

TOP 10 prospects

 RM Index NBA Comparison
1 Ben Simmons  99.1 Magic Johnson
2 Kris Dunn  94.5 Damian Lillard
3 Buddy Hield  92.5 Ray Allen
4 Wade Baldwin  90.9 Russell Westbrook
5 Brice Johnson  90.2 Shawn Marion
6 Brandon Ingram  90.1 Darius Miles
7 Gary Payton II  90.0 Nick Van Exel
8 Domantas Sabonis  89.8 Donatas Motiejunas
9 Isaiah Whitehead  89.7 Emmanuel Mudiay
10 Damian Jones  89.6 DeAndre Jordan