Chad Ford checks in after Day 1 at the NBA draft combine in Chicago, where several prospects -- such as Royce White and Damian Lillard -- made great impressions on NBA decision makers. Others -- Quincy Miller -- didn't fare as well.
Chad Ford evaluates every position group in this year's NBA draft class, looking at the top 10 prospects in each. The point guard and center classes look weak, but the 2012 draft is loaded with talent at the power forward position.
Chad Ford checks in with NBA GMs and scouts in the wake of the McDonald's All-America game and finds there's an early favorite for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft -- Kentucky commit Anthony Davis.
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.