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 kicks off his annual tour of NBA draft prospect workouts in Los Angeles, where he saw Jordan Crawford, Damion James, Paul George, Jerome Jordan, Ben Uzoh, Jarvis Varnado and Luke Harangody in action. A few players already changed his Big Board.
Chad Ford examines why NBA teams usually turn up their noses at college seniors come draft day and names the top 10 four-year players with a chance to crack the first round in June. Plus, other updates to his Big Board.
Insider's new NBA draft blog launches with Chad Ford's take on the likely one-and-done candidates from this season's crop of college freshmen, including John Wall, Derrick Favors and Xavier Henry. Plus, news and notes on other freshmen to watch.