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  1. NBA: Best second-year players

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe breaks down the top second-year players who are showing potential.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  2. NBA: Rookie Watch -- Summer League observations

    David Thorpe

    Here are some observations from some of the first-round draft picks who played in Orlando and Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2013
  3. NBA draft - Why Arizona's Derrick Williams is a top 10 draft pick...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe breaks down Arizona Wildcats forward Derrick Williams and shows why he has all the tools and approach to the game to be a top-10 pick in the NBA draft.

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2010
  4. NBA draft - Kyrie Irving, Kyle Singler, Kalin Lucas and other Duk...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe breaks down all the legit draft prospects on the floor for the Michigan State-Duke game and why this is a key game for Kyrie Irving to show his stuff.

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2010
  5. Harrison Barnes has something to prove

    David Thorpe

    Heading into the college basketball season, there are a number of guys who already have secured a solid first-round ticket into next year's NBA draft. But can they just coast and then see their dreams come true? For the most part, no. There look...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  6. NBA draft - Harrison Barnes, Kyrie Irving and Perry Jones have so...

    David Thorpe

    There's some consensus surrounding the top players of the projected 2011 draft class: Harrison Barnes, Perry Jones and Kyrie Irving. But David Thorpe says this trio can't simply coast and expect a top draft spot. Here's what each will have to prove.

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2010
  7. NBA draft - John Henson leads top prospects returning to college ...

    David Thorpe

    There are plenty of talented NBA prospects that returned to school this season, but all of them, including intriguing talents like UNC's John Henson and Duke's Mason Plumlee, need to show improvement. David Thorpe breaks down the top five returnees.

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  8. Busting early entry myths

    David Thorpe

    Very few people ever have to make the kinds of choices that college basketball players must make when they are considering the NBA draft. No matter what they decide, they are, in many cases, putting their future career and millions of dollars at risk...

    Blog | April 14, 2010
  9. 2010 NBA Draft - David Thorpe: The myths thrown at early entry pr...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe disputes a ton of myths about the NBA draft process, including the notion that any prospect, team or agent has an idea where a player will be picked in April. Thorpe takes us inside how a college player navigates these choppy waters.

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2010
  10. NBA Draft Blog - Evaluating the draft prospects of North Carolina...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe looks at tonight's rivalry clash between the Blue Devils and Tar Heels to gauge the NBA value of players on both sides. Among the topics he covers: What is Ed Davis' ceiling? Is Jon Scheyer a true NBA player? How far has Kyle Singler slid?

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2010
  11. NBA Draft Blog - Scouting Cole Aldrich, Solomon Alabi and Dexter ...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe studies the film of Cole Aldrich, Solomon Alabi and Dexter Pittman to see what the big men can bring to an NBA roster. Each could help a team, but none appears close to being a star, and maybe not even a consistent starter.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2010
  12. NBA Draft Blog: Hype for several college freshmen can be misplace...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe studies three freshmen who entered college with immense hype, but whose college experiences so far have differed from expectations. And, despite his struggles, John Henson isn't the biggest long-term disappointment.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2010
  13. NBA Draft Blog - Scouting three hidden gems for the NBA draft

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe breaks down three off-the-beaten-path prospects for the NBA draft and finds that one of them reminds him of O.J. Mayo.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2010
  14. NBA Draft Blog: Breaking down the top frosh - John Wall, Derrick ...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe of Scouts Inc. joins the NBA draft blog to provide his eyes-on opinion for 2010 draft prospects, starting with the three highest-rated freshmen: John Wall, Derrick Favors and Xavier Henry.

    Blog | Conversation | January 07, 2010