Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus explains why Denver needs J.R. Smith in the lineup, why Kris Humphries has embraced his role as a starter and how a few unheralded rookies are overshadowing their first-round counterparts.
The biggest story of Day 1 at the Chicago combine was the number of no-shows. However, some prospects made strong impressions, a couple of highly regarded players had rough interviews with teams and an International Man of Mystery emerged.
Chad Ford briefs fans on big storylines to monitor as the NBA gears up for Tuesday night's draft lottery. The biggest: The T-Wolves may pass over John Wall if they net the No. 1 pick. Plus, all sorts of notes and nuggets from the lottery's history.
Chad Ford examines the tourney's effect on players' draft stock. Can Omar Samhan and Ryan Wittman play in the NBA? Did Kansas' loss hurt Sherron Collins? Does Kentucky have the two best point guard prospects? Ford has that info.