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  1. Joakim Noah wins

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe was writing about draft prospect Anthony Davis, and compared him to Joakim Noah: When I consider his story -- he was a guard until a late, and huge, growth spurt sent him to power forward/center -- it makes me think of the similar story...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  2. 2006 Draft Profile: Saer Sene

    Henry Abbott

    Here's what you need to know: the longest arms ever. Literally. That's what I have heard. No NBA draft prospect has ever been measured with longer arms. I'm not sure he can actually play basketball. But that could come later. Here's Jonathan Givony o...

    Blog | June 28, 2006
  3. Prospects dancing up draft boards

    Henry Abbott

    How has winning big when it matters most helped the draft stock of UConn's super guard Shabazz Napier, Wisconsin's big man Frank Kaminsky and all those NBA prospects from the Kentucky Wildcats? Chad Ford weighs in....

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  4. Recent play of top draft prospects

    Henry Abbott

    The four NCAA freshmen who define the top of 2014 NBA draft -- Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle -- have each faced recent challenges. Chad Ford on who emerges looking best....

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  5. Putting draft prospects to the psych test

    Henry Abbott

    The Mavericks -- the only NBA team with a full-time sports psychology coach -- operated with ruthless efficiency down the stretch, while the Heat lost a championship to an odd case of acute crunch time passivity from LeBron James. The era of sport...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  6. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe (Insider) on DeMarcus Cousins in summer league: "Cousins was as special as advertised -- and as immature. He left no doubt that he was the second-best prospect in the draft, with incredible displays of talent including great passing, ene...

    Blog | July 16, 2010
  7. Put Your Questions to NBA Draft Prospects

    Henry Abbott

    We're at ESPN Zone in New York City, where several NBA draft prospects will be stopping by. Kevin Arnovitz and I will be asking them all kinds of questions, including yours. The chat, including the place where you should submit your questions, is...

    Blog | June 24, 2009
  8. Draft Prospects Talk

    Henry Abbott

    In a hotel ballroom in New York, all kinds of NBA draft prospects just met with the teeming media. Some of what they said: Blake Griffin said that if he had the second pick in the draft, he'd use it on Hasheem Thabeet. Hasheem Thabeet says tha...

    Blog | June 24, 2009
  9. What to Expect on TrueHoop this Draft Week

    Henry Abbott

    All day all week: All kinds of innovative draft coverage, as it happens live from New York, where we will be meeting with all kinds of top draft prospects over the next couple of days. Some of the things on the schedule: Wednesday afternoon, 4 - 6 ...

    Blog | June 24, 2009
  10. Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, and Hasheem Thabeet: Inside the Num...

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz It seems like we're privy to more information on draft prospects than ever this year. Want to see how a player shoots the ball? That's simple -- just press play on any number of workout videos that are floating around the ...

    Blog | June 23, 2009
  11. One Little Change to the Pre-Draft Camp

    Henry Abbott

    They're keeping all the interview sessions, the measuring, and the medical tests. And teams will still be able to organize private workouts with draft prospects. What you won't see, however, is, you know, basketball....

    Blog | November 25, 2008
  12. Andy Katz Interviews Top Draft Prospects

    Henry Abbott

    Nothing like video to give you a feeling what a player's personality is like. Several interviews, form earlier today, with top prospects. ESPN's Andy Katz with Derrick Rose: Katz with Michael Beasley: Katz with O.J. Mayo: Katz with Kevi...

    Blog | June 25, 2008
  13. Chatting With Top 2008 NBA Draft Prospects

    Henry Abbott

    Here's the anticipated schedule, all in Eastern Time: O.J. Mayo 4:15 - 4:30Eric Gordon 4:30 - 4:45Jerryd Bayless 4:45 - 5:00Derrick Rose 5:00 - 5:15Kevin Love 5:15 - 5:30 As much as possible, we'll be working in questions from the comments of this ...

    Blog | June 25, 2008
  14. Notes from Hanging Around Draft Prospects

    Henry Abbott

    Just left the 2008 NBA Draft media availability. This is where the NBA delivers top prospects to a hotel ballroom full of media. It's fun, in a "feeding time for the piranhas" kind of way. Only, at this point, the media are hardly piranhas. These are...

    Blog | June 25, 2008
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Buckley of the Deseret News: "It's called The Comparison Game, aka The Name Game, and it's played by virtually everyone around the league from Internet draft prognosticators to scouts and front-office executives to prospects themselves. Even Jazz...

    Blog | June 25, 2008
  16. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    How to raise your child to be a Celtic-loving barbarian. Now hiring: the Pistons. Now on the job market: Flip Saunders. Jason Quick of The Oregonian: "The Trail Blazers on Tuesday will begin workouts for draft prospects, bringing in point g...

    Blog | June 03, 2008