With the nonconference schedules behind them and conference play coming up, it's time to update our NBA prospect positional rankings heading into the new year. While the top remains fairly steady, there has been some major movement as we get further into the ranks.
The clearest trend so far this season? This is a terrific draft for big men, many of whom are potential lottery picks. Small forward is also a strong position this season. The real drop-off is in the backcourt. There are a couple of interesting point guard prospects but that's about it. If you are looking for perimeter help, this draft isn't for you.
Here's a rank of the top 10 prospects at each position, based on my conversations with dozens of NBA scouts and GMs. (Ranks that follow player listings correspond to their Top 100 position.)