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Big NBA draft questions: What scouts want to see from top prospects

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Kentucky's Jackson flies in for and-1 dunk (0:34)

Isaiah Jackson cuts down the lane and finishes with a two-handed dunk for Kentucky vs. Kansas. (0:34)

The 2021 NBA draft cycle promises to be the most unusual of its kind, with restrictions on the NBA side and postponements and cancellations throughout college basketball making for a high degree of difficulty for evaluators.

With that in mind, ESPN's draft experts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz touch on a range of draft topics during the all-important conference portion of the college hoops season, from the unique ways teams are approaching scouting (including the single-destination NCAA tournament), to the expectations of top-pick candidates Cade Cunningham and Evan Mobley, to the ways Kentucky's struggles and Gonzaga's dominance have impacted the draft forecasts for the draft prospects on those teams:


How are NBA scouts approaching the evaluation of this class?