NBA Draft Prospects

What's better than watching the world's best hoops prospects throw down in the NCAA Tournament? Imagining how spiffy they'll look on our fantasy rosters next season.

The analysis and categorizations ahead refer mostly to my projections for the 2007-08 NBA season and the comparables are meant to be taken only in fantasy terms. Greg Oden might be a dead ringer for Speedy Claxton on the court, for all I care, but I expect his rookie numbers to most closely resemble vintage '06-07 Andris Biedrins.

Similarly, this isn't the final word on these prospects. Josh McRoberts' ceiling floats somewhere above Jeff Green's, but force me to pick one for my eight-category roto team next season, and I'll take the Hoya hero. Savvy? OK, let's get crackin'.