The trade deadline showed what NBA teams think of this season's draft crop, but something else became clear as well -- the Cleveland Cavaliers, likely recipients of the No. 1 overall choice, will target Duke's Kyrie Irving with their top pick.
Three days from the draft, trade buzz is growing louder. Chad Ford discusses what he's hearing on the trade front and identifies the key debates confronting front offices. Plus, an NBA GM provides the top 20 picks in his organization's mock draft.
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.
Trades, surprising picks, sleepers -- we're hearing all kinds of rumors about the 2010 NBA draft. Chad Ford reports on a wide array of news: the jumbled lottery picture, college stars ready to make noise in the second round and trades in the works.
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 looks at who helped and hurt their draft stock through four rounds of the NCAA tournament. Among the big risers are at least one player from each of the Final Four teams: Gordon Hayward, Durrell Summers, Nolan Smith and Da'Sean Butler.
Chad Ford examines the plethora of power forwards, including Derrick Davors and Ed Davis, that could be available for this year's draft. Also, he checks in on the draft viability of Harvard's Jeremy Lin.