When smart teams draft, they don't use a 1-to-30 ranking; they utilize a tier system that accounts for team need and player talent. Chad Ford, after talking to numerous teams, divides this year's crop into tiers and explains how the system works.
Value. Need. Each aspect argues for a different move for teams picking in the top five of the NBA draft. David Thorpe evaluates each pick on both factors, and it gets awfully interesting after the clear No. 1 pick.
Chad Ford looks at six key January matchups you won't want to miss, because they'll have a massive impact on the NBA draft. Among the list: a battle between a pair of ACC big men projected to go in the top five.
Chad Ford runs through the college and international players that helped and hurt their stock the most this summer, including a Kansas guard who could overshadow Sherron Collins and Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu, who continues to disappoint.