The trading period is over, and so is the season for many of the teams now mired in the realties of the lottery cellar.
With little hope of turning things around this season, a number of GMs left for Europe this week, kicking off the start of the serious scouting season. With league executives and scouts spread throughout the world, teams are beginning to form their first draft lists of the season.
Who's hot and who's not? Insider pulled together five trusted scouts and two league executives to get a handle on which prospects have helped themselves and which haven't since we wrote about them at the start of the 2003-04 season.
Dwight Howard and Emeka Okafor are still locked in a battle for the No. 1-rating in the draft pool, but after that it's pretty wide open. Here's a look at 10 players whose stock is on the rise.