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Should NBA teams buy low on Okafor, Mudiay and Hezonja?

Should Philly still be optimistic about Jahlil Okafor's potential? AP Photo/Chris Szagola

After scouting three of the up-and-down prospects from the 2015 NBA draft class, let's move on to three more who enter this season with a lot on the line: Jahlil Okafor, Mario Hezonja and Emmanuel Mudiay.

How big of a role has team situation and infrastructure played in their lack of productivity and development? Why exactly has each prospect stumbled thus far, and how much optimism should there be moving forward?

First-round picks from 2015 become extension eligible next July, making it imperative for teams to determine why these prospects have underwhelmed relative to expectations, and whether they should invest in them long term.