For the past several years, ESPN Insider's Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton have simulated the kind of discussions that are taking place in front offices around the NBA -- where scouts and statistical experts break down NBA prospects using their "eyes, ears and numbers." This season, those conversations are extending beyond the NBA draft to include prospects in their rookie or sophomore seasons.
How is Andrew Wiggins progressing?
Chad Ford: Hey, KP, let's take a little break from the rookies now that we've covered the top four guys and take a look at last year's crop.
So let's start with the guy who went No. 1 last year, Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves. I was a huge Wiggins fan before last year's draft and, in certain ways, Wiggins has exceeded my early expectations. I thought he'd take a couple of years to get really going, but one month into his sophomore season Wiggins is averaging 20.6 PPG and ranks in the top 20 in the NBA in scoring.