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Update: Inside the Draft: Does a Player’s School Matter?

NBA DRAFT BLOG NEEDS YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE. CLICK BELOW TO DONATE IF YOU CAN   Since taking over the Kentucky program in 2009, John Calipari has had 17 players taken in the NBA Draft, including 12 first-round selections, and 2 overall #1 picks (John Wall and Anthony Davis.) The numbers can be staggering to look at, and they have led many around Kentucky, including fans and media...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Las Vegas Summer League Preview

The Summer Leagues often mark the beginning of a new season for many, with new draftees getting a chance to put on their new team’s uniform and show fans what they can do. Along with that, they are joined by many other hopefuls, some who have been in the league, many who have not, all looking for a chance to find a NBA home like Kent Bazemore and Ian Clark have done the past few...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Orlando Summer League Preview

NBA DRAFT BLOG NEEDS YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE. CLICK BELOW TO DONATE. THANK YOU! 2014 ORLANDO SUMMER LEAGUE The Summer Leagues often mark the beginning of a new season for many, with new draftees getting a chance to put on their new team’s uniform and show fans what they can do. Along with that, they are joined by many other hopefuls, some who have been in the league, many who have...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft Review

The 2014 NBA Draft is in the books and it seems like most teams were able to get players they wanted.  There were a few surprises; some good (the NBA picking Isaiah Austin) and some bad (Toronto picking Bruno Caboclo at #20). As always, it was an enjoyable night for everyone involved. Here is my take on what went down on Thursday night for each team:   Atlanta Hawks Round 1 ...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mock Draft and Team Needs

Those who are looking for my mock draft, you can find it over on Rotoworld, along with many other draft article I’ve written. Here are the links: Mock Draft  Eastern Conference Team Needs Western Conference Team Needs
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Devon Saddler

Consistency is a trait often searched out by professional teams, and there weren’t many players more consistent over the last four years than Delaware’s Devon Saddler. Saddler was one of the nation’s top scoring threats since his sophomore season, and while the points came easy, he also continued to develop his whole game. This past season, one in which he helped lead Delaware...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report – K.J. McDaniels

Name:  K.J. McDaniels      Age:   21   School: Clemson Height: 6’6   Weight: 196   Projected Position: SF 2013-14 Stats: 17.1 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.6 spg, 2.8 bpg, 2.3 tpg (33.7 minutes per game) 45.9 FG%, 84.2 FT%, 30.4 3FG%, 56.3 TS%, 49.9 eFG% 29.1 USG%, 8.8 OREB%, 12.5 TRB%, 2.3 STL%, 8.9 BLK%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Michael Dixon, Jr.

Players usually transfer schools because they are usually looking for a better fit or more playing time. It can be rare for a transfer to have a significant impact at both his former and new schools.  The circumstances surrounding Michael Dixon, Jr.’s transfer from Missouri to Memphis may not have been ideal, but it didn’t prevent him from persevering and making a big impact...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Kendrick Perry

“If you can play, NBA teams will find you.” The sentiment always becomes stronger in the period leading up to the NBA Draft. Teams aren’t concerned as much where you played college basketball, but what you can do to help their team. The Horizon League hasn’t produced many over the past few years, but they have included two highly regarded point guards coming out of college...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report – Isaiah Austin

Name:   Isaiah Austin        Age:   20   School: Baylor Height: 7’0 ½          Weight: 220   Projected Position:  PF/C 2013-14 Stats: 11.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.4 spg, 3.1 bpg, 1.8 tpg (28.0 minutes per game) 44.9 FG%, 67.9 FT%, 27.7 3FG%, 51.3 TS%, 47.4 eFG% 23.5 USG%, 9.1 ORB%, 13.6 DREB%, 11.4 TRB%, 11.8 BLK%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Chris Udofia

In an era where the same types of players always seem to receive recognition, being a unique player can often be frowned upon. That doesn’t matter to Denver’s Chris Udofia, who has thrived on being overlooked. With his college career over, Udofia is ready to prove himself to a whole new set of doubters. Udofia has been a key player for the Pioneers for the past 4 seasons, and...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Elijah Pittman

Big things were expected from Elijah Pittman heading into his senior year at Marshall. After a junior season, his first at Marshall after two seasons at junior colleges, where Pittman averaged 16 points, on 48% from the field and 37% from the three-point range, as well as 4 rebounds and almost 2 assists per game, he was going to play a much bigger role with DeAndre Kane transferring...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report – Jabari Brown

Name:  Jabari Brown      Age:   21   School: Missouri Height: 6’4   Weight: 205   Projected Position: G 2013-14 Stats: 19.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 0.6 spg, 2.3 tpg (37.0 minutes per game) 46.7 FG%, 79.7 FT%, 41.0 3FG%, 62.2 TS%, 55.9 eFG% 26.1 USG%, 1.0 STL%, 12.2 AST%, 12.7 TOV%, 11.5 DREB%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting Brown...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Chad Posthumus

While the NBA is filled with players who have taken a common path from elite high school player to college star to the NBA Draft, that isn’t the case for everyone. Some players take path that isn’t so straight forward, but ultimately ends up in the same place. Chad Posthumus, a 6’11 center from Winnipeg, Manitoba and Morehead State, is hoping that his path eventually leads...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Roberto Nelson

One trait in successful basketball players that is vital, but not often talked about, is perseverance. Being able to build a career through the years while navigating obstacles is as important as learning to shoot or play defense. Oregon State’s Roberto Nelson has navigated obstacles his whole college career, and now he looks forward to doing the same as professional player. NCAA...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report – Elfrid Payton

Name:  Elfrid Payton      Age:   20   School: Louisiana-Lafayette Height: 6’4   Weight: 185   Projected Position: PG 2013-14 Stats: 19.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.9 apg, 2.3 spg, 3.6 tpg, 1.6:1 A/TO (35.9 minutes per game) 50.9 FG%, 60.9 FT%, 25.9 3FG%, 55.1 TS%, 52.4 eFG% 27.6 USG%, 3.6 STL%, 32.9 AST%, 17.2 TOV%, 9.4 TRB%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Penetration...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Jordan Dykstra

In many ways, the pre-draft process is a battle for recognition for many players who have all had successful college careers, but for some reason or another, they didn’t get the notice they probably deserved.  South Dakota State’s Jordan Dykstra is fighting to be noticed now, and the teams that do notice him will soon learn just how strong a player he really is. Dykstra finished...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report – Kyle Anderson

Name:   Kyle Anderson        Age:   20   School: UCLA Height: 6’8½          Weight: 230   Projected Position:  SF/PF 2013-14 Stats: 14.6 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 6.5 apg, 1.8 spg, 3.1 tpg, 2.1:1 A/TO (33.2 minutes per game) 48.0 FG%, 73.7 FT%, 56.6 TS%, 51.7 eFG% 24.1 USG%, 25.5 DREB%, 15.4 TRB%, 34.3 AST%, 19.1 TOV%, 3.1 STL%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with De’Mon Brooks

Davidson basketball has built a very strong tradition over the past 25 seasons under Coach Bob McKillop. The team has made 7 NCAA Tournament appearances during that time, including a run to the Elite 8 in 2008 with Stephan Curry leading the way. The hallmark of the team’s consistency has been the development of its players, and no player has represented Davidson as well over the...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with D.J. Shelton

Sometimes it is hard to think of a player who is 6’10, 250 pounds flying under the radar of professional teams, but in many ways, D.J. Shelton out of Washington State has. A strong, athletic forward who can score around the basket or knock down perimeter shots is always going to get looks, but Shelton is still a player who has plenty of room to develop his game more to meet the...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Needs Your Help

For the past 4 years, I have had the pleasure of running and writing this site. While I have been happy with the work I’ve done here, I think there is so much more that can be done to improve the quality of the site. Unfortunately, a lot of the work I want to do requires money. If there was any way to avoid this, I would, but in order to make the site even better, money will be...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report – Jarnell Stokes

Name:   Jarnell Stokes        Age:   20   School: Tennessee Height: 6’8½          Weight: 262   Projected Position:  PF 2013-14 Stats: 15.1 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 0.9 spg, 1.1 bpg, 2.6 tpg (32.4 minutes per game) 53.1 FG%, 69.6 FT%, 57.6 TS%, 53.1 eFG% 24.6 USG%, 15.3 ORB%, 23.1 DREB%, 19.2 TRB%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Post Offense...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report – Kendall Williams

Name:  Kendall Williams      Age:   22   School: New Mexico Height: 6’4   Weight: 183   Projected Position: PG 2013-14 Stats: 16.0 ppg, 4.9 apg, 3.6 rpg, 1.6 spg, 2.0 tpg, 2.5:1 A/TO (35.3 minutes per game) 43.0 FG%, 79.2 FT%, 38.9 3FG%, 59.3 TS%, 52.0 eFG% 23.1 USG%, 2.7 STL%, 28.7 AST%, 12.9 TOV%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Halil Kanacevic

The road to the NBA from college is often the same for most players. Combines, workouts, and training sessions are all part of the usual path, but actually playing in a real game environment isn’t part of it. Not only is St. Joseph’s Halil Kanacevic getting to take part in a real basketball environment, he is doing his pre-draft training playing in one of Europe’s premier national...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report – T.J. Warren

Name:   T.J. Warren        Age:   20   School: North Carolina State Height: 6’8         Weight: 220   Projected Position:  PF 2013-14 Stats: 24.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.8 spg, 2.4 tpg (35.4 minutes per game) 52.5 FG%, 69.0 FT%, 26.7 3FG%, 57.4 TS%, 54.8 eFG% 35.5 USG%, 10.8 ORB%, 12.7 DREB%, 11.8 TRB%, 9.9 TOV%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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