In the second edition of his NBA draft Big Board, Chad Ford ranks the top 30 prospects for the 2013 NBA draft. Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel retains his No. 1 spot, but several big names move up and down the list.
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.
Darko Milicic -- the name will be forever linked to the term "draft bust," but he is far from the only flop. It turns out there are common traits among draft busts, and Chad Ford talks to GMs around the league to uncover them.
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.
Chad Ford explains why surefire No. 1 pick John Wall has exhibited the first chink in his armor in this week's Stock Watch. Plus, news on the draft intentions of underclassmen Eric Bledsoe and Elias Harris and more scrutiny for Greg Monroe.