2021 NBA Draft: NBA Comparisons for 40 Prospects

By Max Feldman

The time has come. It is once again time to compare the next cycle of NBA Draft prospects to current or former NBA players. I have two NBA comparisons for each prospect, and while it might be difficult to digest what comparisons mean at times, I prefer to frame them as a reference to how the prospect will fit in at the next level in terms of style of play, in addition to a relative range of their long term potential. Following the layout of the comparisons is a detailed chart showing the NBA comparisons measurements and final collegiate or international statistics in order to provide a reference to their development at their respective age.

ProspectNBA ComparisonNBA Comparison
Jalen SuggsGilbert ArenasJrue Holiday
Cade CunninghamGrant HillLuka Doncic
Evan MobleyAnthony DavisRight-Handed Chris Bosh
Jalen GreenZach LaVineJason Richardson
Jonathan KumingaKawhi LeonardPatrick Williams
Sharife CooperChris PaulDarius Garland
Moses MoodyKhris MiddletonCJ McCollum
Corey KispertKlay ThompsonDuncan Robinson
Scottie BarnesScottie PippenRight-Handed Thaddeus Young
BJ BostonBrandon IngramTim Hardaway Jr
Franz WagnerAndrei KirilenkoKelly Olynyk
Kai JonesChristian WoodDwight Powell
Jalen JohnsonDeMar DeRozanJabari Parker
Keon JohnsonVictor OladipoKeldon Johnson
James BouknightCaris LeVertRight-Handed Kevin Porter Jr
Ziaire WilliamsMikal BridgesLouis King
Ayo DosunmuShai Gilgeous-AlexanderDelon Wright
Day’Ron SharpeAndre DrummoundRichaun Holmes
Josh GiddeyLaMelo BallJoe Ingles
Davion MitchellEric GordonDe’Anthony Melton
Usman GarubaBrandon ClarkeMarquese Chriss
Greg BrownJerami GrantRight-Handed Darius Bazley
Charles BasseyMyles TurnerThomas Bryant
Jared ButlerMalcolm BrogdonShake Milton
Josh ChristopherMalik BeasleyJosh Hart
Roko PrkacinCam JohnsonMaxi Kleber
Bones HylandImmanuel QuickleyTerry Rozier
Cam ThomasLou WilliamsE’Twuan Moore
Jaden SpringerMarcus SmartNorman Powell
Jeremiah Robinson-EarlBobby PortisPJ Washington
Iverson MolinarMonta EllisRodrigue Beaubois
David JohnsonJosh RichardsonMason Jones
Alperen SengunNikola VucevicGoga Bitadze
Terrence Shannon JrKelly OubreLeft-Handed Josh Okogie
Tre MannCoby WhiteCorey Joseph
Dalano BantonNic BatumKyle Anderson
Daishen NixRicky RubioElfrid Payton
Romeo WeemsRight-Handed Miles BridgesLeft-Handed Derrick Jones
Vrenz BleijenberghDavis BertansNicolo Melli
Marcus BagleyTobias HarrisJaMychal Green
ProspectHeight (in)Weight (lb)NBA COMPHeight (in)Weight (lb)FG%3P%FT%PPGRPGAPGSPGBPGTPGNBA COMPHeight (in)Weight (lb)FG%3P%FT%PPGRPGAPGSPGBPGTPG
Jalen Suggs76205Gilbert Arenas751910.4790.4160.72416.23.62.31.80.22.8Jrue Holiday751800.450.3070.7268.53.83.71.60.52.1
Cade Cunningham80220Luka Doncic (International 17-18)792300.450.310.78914.25.34.51.10.42.2Grant Hill802250.4620.390.70317.46.95.21.91.23
Evan Mobley84210Anthony Davis822200.6230.150.70914.210.41.31.44.71Chris Bosh – Righty822280.560.4780.7315.691.212.22.3
Jalen Green77180Zach LaVine771800.4410.3750.6919.42.51.80.90.21.1Jason Richardson782200.5030.4020.68914.75.92.21.20.81.3
Jonathan Kuminga80210Kawhi Leonard792250.4440.2910.75915.510.62.51.40.62.1Patrick Williams802250.4590.320.8389.241111.7
Sharife Cooper73180Chris Paul721750.4510.4740.83415.34.56.62.402.8Darius Garland741750.5370.4780.7516.23.82.60.80.43
Moses Moody78205Khris Middleton792170.4150.260.7513.252.310.32.2CJ McCollum751800.4950.5160.84923.952.91.40.32.7
Corey Kispert79220Klay Thompson782000.4360.3980.83821.65.23.71.60.93.4Duncan Robinson801900.440.3840.8919.22.41.10.70.40.6
Scottie Barnes81227Scottie Pippen8022823.6104.3Thaddeus Young – Righty802200.4780.4190.74314.44.921.30.42.2
BJ Boston79185Brandon Ingram811900.4420.410.68217.36.821.11.42Tim Hardaway Jr782050.4370.3740.69414.54.72.40.70.41.9
Franz Wagner81220Andrei Kirilenko (International 00-01)81235Kelly Olynyk842380.6290.30.77617.87.31.70.71.12.4
Kai Jones83218Christian Wood832200.4970.2840.73615.7101.30.32.72.4Dwight Powell822400.4620.2560.687146.93.11.30.82.9
Jalen Johnson81220DeMar DeRozan792200.5230.1670.64613.95.71.50.90.42.1Jabari Parker802350.4730.3580.74819.18.71.21.11.22.3
Keon Johnson77186Victor Oladipo772140.5990.4410.74613.66.32.12.20.82.3Keldon Johnson782110.4610.3810.70313.55.91.60.80.21.6
James Bouknight77190Caris LeVert792000.5060.4460.79416.55.34.910.21.7Kevin Porter Jr – Righty782180.4710.4120.5229.541.40.80.51.9
Ziaire Williams80185Mikal Bridges791910.5140.4350.85117.75.31.91.51.11.4Louis King812050.4350.3860.78513.55.51.30.90.22.1
Ayo Dosunmu77200Shai Gilgeous-Alexander781800.4850.4040.81714.44.15.11.60.52.7Delon Wright771780.5090.3560.83614.54.95.12.111.9
Day’Ron Sharpe83265Andre Drummond822700.53800.295107.60.40.82.71.5Richaun Holmes802450.5630.4190.71214.780.80.72.71.9
Josh Giddey80205LaMelo Ball (International 19-20)791810.3890.2790.717.27.86.81.50.22.5Joe Ingles (International 13-14)802260.4520.3660.69762.92.70.80.11.2
Davion Mitchell74205Eric Gordon75220.4330.3370.83420.93.32.41.30.63.6De’Anthony Melton761900.4370.2840.7068.34.73.51.911.8
Usman Garuba80229Brandon Clarke802150.6870.2670.69416.98.61.91.23.21.5Marquese Chriss812250.530.350.68213.75.40.80.91.62
Greg Brown81205Jerami Grant802100.49600.67412.16.81.40.80.61.2Darius Bazley (HS)80208
Charles Bassey83235Myles Turner832400.4550.2740.83910.16.50.60.32.61.4Thomas Bryant822450.5190.3830.7312.66.61.50.81.52.3
Jared Butler75195Malcolm Brogdon772170.4570.3910.89718.24.13.10.90.21.4Shake Milton771950.4490.4340.847184.74.41.40.62.3
Josh Christopher77215Malik Beasley771900.4710.3870.81315.65.31.50.90.21.7Josh Hart772050.510.4040.74718.76.42.91.60.32
Roko Prkacin81210Cam Johnson762050.5760.4680.68318.24.51.91.101.7Maxi Kleber (International 16-17)822400.5060.3860.799.15.71.60.91.11.2
Bones Hyland75165Terry Rozier731900.4110.3060.7917.15.6320.22.2Immanuel Quickley751880.4170.4280.92316.14.21.90.90.11.6
Cam Thomas76210Lou Williams (HS)73175E’Twuan Moore761910.4470.40.709185.13.21.20.51.8
Jaden Springer76204Marcus Smart762200.4220.2990.728185.94.82.90.62.6Norman Powell762150.4560.3190.75116.44.72.11.80.42.2
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl81230Bobby Portis832420.5360.4670.73717.58.91.21.11.41.6PJ Washington802280.5220.4230.66315.27.51.80.81.22
Iverson Molinar75190Monta Ellis (HS)7518538.47.96.94.5Rodrigue Beaubois (International 08-09)731830.4730.3170.583102.52.31.10.41.9
David Johnson77210Josh Richardson782000.4610.3590.798164.53.62.10.52.7Mason Jones772000.4530.3510.826225.53.41.60.23.2
Alperen Sengun81240Nikola Vucevic822200.5050.3490.75517.110.31.60.51.41.7Goga Bitadze (International 18-19)832450.5710.40.67913.96.31.10.51.91.8
Terrence Shannon Jr78210Kelly Oubre792000.4440.3580.7189.350.81.10.41.2Josh Okogie – Lefty762070.4160.380.82118.26.32.51.812.5
Tre Mann77190Coby White771850.4230.3530.816.13.54.11.10.32.7Cory Joseph751850.4220.4130.69910.43.6310.31.5
Dalano Banton81204Nic Batum (International 07-08)802000.4990.3380.726114.43.41.30.72.3Kyle Anderson812300.480.4830.73714.68.86.51.80.83.1
Daishen Nix77205Ricky Rubio (International 10-11)751900.3160.2520.8075.33.23.81.60.11.8Elfrid Payton751800.5090.2590.60919.265.92.30.63.6
Romeo Weems79215Miles Bridges – Righty792300.4570.3640.85317.172.70.60.82Derrick Jones Jr – Righty791900.5890.2050.59411.54.50.80.91.31.2
Vrenz Bleijenbergh82170Davis Bertans (International 15-16)822250.4330.4260.8757.82.50.90.50.50.9Nicolo Melli (International 18-19)812350.4580.410.8048.74.41.90.80.41.1
Marcus Bagley80215Tobias Harris802260.460.3030.75315.37.31.30.70.91.8JaMychal Green802400.5460.20.69147.41.80.71.52.7
Contributed by Aditya Fuldeore

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