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  1. NBA playoffs -- MVP Rankings

    David Thorpe

    Who have been the best performers in the playoffs so far? We're keeping track.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  2. NBA Draft: How Bismack Biyombo compares to Joel Anthony

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe explains why Bismack Biyombo is very similar to Joel Anthony. That may be a good thing, and a bad thing.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2011
  3. 2011 NBA Draft: Chris Singleton's defense against Kevin Durant an...

    David Thorpe

    As NBA teams look for ways to stop Kevin Durant and other lanky top scorers, Chris Singleton presents an intriguing option in this season's NBA draft. David Thorpe explains why.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2011
  4. NBA draft 2011: If Minnesota Timberwolves draft on need Bismack B...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe breaks down the draft needs of the worst five teams in the NBA this season. In a draft that lacks stars, Thorpe says teams should focus on need over upside. And that means a potential surprise with the No. 1 pick.

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2011
  5. NBA draft 2011: Evaluating the stocks of Tennessee's Tobias Harri...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe provides scouting reports on Tennessee's Tobias Harris and UCLA's Malcolm Lee, two players who could climb draft boards, as top prospects pass on the draft.

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2011
  6. NBA Draft: Terrence Jones, Kawhi Leonard intrigue NBA scouts

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe breaks down "tweener" prospects Terrence Jones of Kentucky and Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State. Despite potential size concerns, there's a lot to love about each.

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2011
  7. NBA Draft: Florida Gators' Patric Young a solid draft prospect

    David Thorpe

    Patric Young might have the most NBA-ready body since Dwight Howard and could be the perfect fit for a playoff team on the upswing come draft night. But should he stay in school to try to improve his stock? David Thorpe scouts Florida's freshman forward.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2011
  8. 2010 NBA draft: Wesley Johnson, Al-Farouq Aminu, Greg Monroe batt...

    David Thorpe

    Fans watching the lottery should pay attention to which team lands the fourth pick and which ends up fifth. There's a big drop-off between those two spots, so this draft's intrigue starts at No. 5. David Thorpe breaks down the players available there.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  9. 2010 NBA draft - David Thorpe - For prospects, training can defin...

    David Thorpe

    DeJuan Blair, Kevin Love, Courtney Lee -- they all benefited greatly from grinding in the time leading up to the Chicago predraft camp. David Thorpe breaks down the benefits of the training process and explains how players can improve so quickly.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2010
  10. 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
  11. 2014 NBA Draft: Jerami Grant the next Kawhi Leonard?

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe says teams that are drafting in the first round could learn a couple of lessons from the Spurs.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  12. Best draft fits for the Rockets

    David Thorpe

    There most assuredly will be irony in Houston on draft day. The Houston Rockets own multiple late-lottery to mid-first round picks, most likely the No. 14 and No. 16 slots. The problem is they are the one team in least need of those type of draft pi...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  13. 2012 NBA Draft - Examining the Houston Rockets' draft plan

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe writes that while the Houston Rockets' best draft plan might be to package picks to move up or out of the draft, defensive-minded big men like Fab Melo or Meyers Leonard could be good choices.

    Blog | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  14. Wolves should trade other draft pick

    David Thorpe

    The 2012 draft is shaping up to be one of the deepest in years. Normally that would be a good thing for a team with a draft pick that will fall in the middle of the first round outside the lottery. But when it comes to the Minnesota Timberwolves, a t...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  15. NBA - Despite deep draft Minnesota Timberwolves should trade 2012...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe says the Minnesota Timberwolves, despite a deep draft, should trade their 2012 conditional draft pick.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  16. NBA draft - New Orleans Hornets need to draft Anthony Davis and T...

    David Thorpe

    With two likely lottery picks, David Thorpe breaks down the New Orleans Hornets and says Anthony Davis and Tony Wroten might be the best fits for them.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2012