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Liberty Ballers Community Big Board: Cade Cunningham takes no. 1

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Also, vote for no 2.

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No. 1: Cade Cunningham

In the vote for the number one overall prospect, the LB community overwhelmingly favored Cade Cunningham out of Oklahoma State University, receiving 76% of the vote.

Profile (via Tankathon.com)

TEAM: Oklahoma State
YEAR: Freshman
POSITION: Point Guard
HEIGHT: 6’7”
WEIGHT: 220 lbs
AGE: 19.76 yrs
BIRTHDATE: Sep 25, 2001
HOMETOWN: Arlington, TX
HIGH SCHOOL: Montverde Academy

Stats (via Sports Reference)

What They’re Saying

Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer

Franchise-changing offensive orchestrator with smooth scoring skills, versatile defense, and a winning mentality.

John Hollinger, The Athletic

Ultimately, the best reason to pick Cunningham is that his elite shooting gives him the highest floor of any player in the draft. Cunningham shot 40 percent from 3-point range and 84.6 percent from the line, and many of those 3s were tough looks off the dribble. His catch-and-shoots look perfect, and he has the size to shoot over any closeout. That perimeter skill set, from a big wing who can handle and pass, makes Khris Middleton-type outcomes seem reasonably likely.

Where I push back is the idea that Cunningham can be “The Man,” the guy you give the keys to the offense on Day 1 and never look back. For me, he’s much more of a secondary creator who can weaponize his shooting threat rather than the guy you play on the ball for 60 trips a game.

Highlights


Liberty Ballers Community Big Board

  1. Cade Cunningham, Guard, Oklahoma State University
  2. TBD — Vote Below.

Vote for the No. 2 Prospect

Poll

Who is the no. 2 overall prospect in the 2021 NBA Draft?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Evan Mobley
    (61 votes)
  • 36%
    Jalen Green
    (74 votes)
  • 30%
    Jalen Suggs
    (62 votes)
  • 1%
    Jonathan Kuminga
    (4 votes)
201 votes total Vote Now

NBA Draft Order

First Round

1. Detroit Pistons
2. Houston Rockets
3. Cleveland Cavaliers
4. Toronto Raptors
5. Orlando Magic
6. Oklahoma City Thunder
7. Golden State Warriors (from Minnesota)
8. Orlando Magic (from Chicago)
9. Sacramento Kings
10. New Orleans Pelicans
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. San Antonio Spurs
13. Indiana Pacers
14. Golden State Warriors
15. Washington Wizards
16. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Boston)
17. Memphis Grizzlies
18. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Miami)
19. New York Knicks
20. Atlanta Hawks
21. New York Knicks (from Dallas)
22. Los Angeles Lakers
23. Houston Rockets (from Portland)
24. Houston Rockets (from Milwaukee)
25. LA Clippers
26. Denver Nuggets
27. Brooklyn Nets
28. Philadelphia 76ers
29. Phoenix Suns
30. Utah Jazz

Second Round

31. Milwaukee Bucks (from Houston)
32. New York Knicks (from Detroit)
33. Orlando Magic
34. Oklahoma City Thunder
35. New Orleans Pelicans (from Cleveland)
36. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Minnesota)
37. Detroit Pistons (from Toronto)
38. Chicago Bulls (from New Orleans)
39. Sacramento Kings
40. New Orleans Pelicans (from Chicago)
41. San Antonio Spurs
42. Detroit Pistons (from Charlotte)
43. New Orleans Pelicans (from Washington)
44. Brooklyn Nets (from Indiana)
45. Boston Celtics
46. Toronto Raptors (from Memphis)
47. Toronto Raptors (from Golden State)
48. Atlanta Hawks (from Miami)
49. Brooklyn Nets (from Atlanta)
50. Philadelphia 76ers (from New York)
51. Memphis Grizzlies (from Portland)
52. Detroit Pistons (from LA Lakers)
53. New Orleans Pelicans (from Dallas)
54. Indiana Pacers (from Milwaukee)
55. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Denver)
56. Charlotte Hornets (from LA Clippers)
57. Charlotte Hornets (from Brooklyn)
58. New York Knicks (from Philadelphia)
59. Brooklyn Nets (from Phoenix)
60. Indiana Pacers (from Utah)