Especially in the modern NBA, no two players are even close to the same. With that in mind, with every rookie class that comes through it’s natural to attempt to compare each prospect to current players.
It’s still extremely early in the scouting cycle for the 2023 NBA Draft, but there’s still similarities between some of the upcoming draftees and NBA players.
Here’s a few initial player comps for some of the top prospects in the upcoming draft class. In general, most of these guys are actually blends of several current NBA players, but there’s always one player that feels most similar from a style of play standpoint for each.
As these prospects have the chance to showcase their talent over the next several months, we will continue to update the comparisons for each.
Amari Bailey – Cole Anthony
Anthony Black – Josh Giddey
Arthur Kaluma – Pascal Siakam
Baba Miller – Ousmane Dieng
Cason Wallace – Marcus Smart
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Chris Livingston – Josh Christopher
Dillon Mitchell – Kelly Oubre
Gradey Dick – Luke Kennard
Jarace Walker – Tari Eason
Jett Howard – Cam Johnson
Jordan Walsh – Jeremy Sochan
Kel’El Ware – Mo Bamba
Scoot Henderson – Russell Westbrook
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