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Hoops Lab: Top Prospects Go "Poof" Early

Andre Snellings

Andre Snellings

Andre' Snellings is a Neural Engineer by day, and RotoWire's senior basketball columnist by night. He's a two-time winner of the Fantasy Basketball Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Top prospects go "poof" early

The 2014 NBA draft has long been touted as a potentially historic draft. This draft was supposed to harken back to the 2003 draft that gave us LeBron, Melo, D-Wade and Bosh in the first five picks or the 1996 draft that yielded Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Steve Nash, Ray Allen and a host of other All Stars. The phrase "Riggin for Wiggins" was coined by Bill Simmons more than a year ago, back when Andrew Wiggins was still playing high school basketball in Canada, and there were supposed to be other blue chip prospects almost as good.

While I used to devour college hoops in my younger years, these days I'm purely an NBA guy. That happens when you get married and have children…I'm only allowed to have one sports obsession per season. So I really haven't watched much of the future super-draft class this year. I've seen some Sportscenter highlights and heard some talking head impressions, but I was looking forward to seeing

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