CONTENT TYPES

FILTER BY DATE

    • From
    • To

SEARCH TOOLS

1247 results for "draft"

Page of 77
  1. NBA sophs better than Class of 2014?

    Henry Abbott

    It was once known as a "one-player draft." But now that we're seeing Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Andre Drummond & Co. in the NBA, David Thorpe says this class is likely better than the celebrated class of 2014....

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Andrew Wiggins is No. 1

    Henry Abbott

    After watching a ton of NCAA tournament games, David Thorpe says Andrew Wiggins is the clear No. 1 draft pick....

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  4. In their dreams

    Henry Abbott

    Who do the Sixers dream of drafting? What about the Bucks, Magic and Celtics? And have the Lakers already identified their man? We ask Chad Ford....

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  5. Draft madness

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford says that no matter what NBA GMs tell you, there's nothing like playing well in the NCAA Tournament to move up the draft board....

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  6. NBA execs: Tanking 'definitely a strategy'

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA's president of basketball operations, Rod Thorn, acknowledges that losing games in the name of better draft picks -- commonly known as "tanking" -- is "definitely a strategy" for front offices. "I don't look at it as tanking," Thorn told ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  7. Still hope for Anthony Bennett

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe has been watching the top overall pick in the 2013 draft, and says with that size and those beautiful shooting mechanics, it's far too soon to call Anthony Bennett a bust....

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  8. 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
  9. The odd lottery

    Henry Abbott

    The idea is that the NBA draft will help the weaker Eastern conference catch up to the West. And it might. But ... some good West teams will be rewarded with much better picks than they'd get in the East. Here I reiterate a point I first learned abou...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  10. Chad Ford mocks the 2014 draft

    Henry Abbott

    Can we still call it the Andrew Wiggins draft, even if a lot of teams would draft Joel Embiid higher? Chad Ford on forecasting one of the best drafts in a long time....

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  11. Race to the bottom

    Henry Abbott

    Would an injured Kobe Bryant help or hurt the Lakers' chances of a top pick? Can the Pelicans lose enough games to get into the top five so they won't have to give the 76ers their 2014 draft pick? Chad Ford on tanking....

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  12. Expect surprises from 2014 draft

    Henry Abbott

    The big names are the best bets in any draft. But past drafts -- 2013's is a prime example -- offer countless reminders that big surprises are the norm. Also, as David Thorpe points out, few rookies get big opportunities to succeed....

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  13. Accidental tankers

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford says the Kings are in a sweet position to win a top draft pick, even though they've been trying to win games. Meanwhile, simulations show it's increasingly unlikely any team other than the Bucks, Jazz, Cavaliers, Kings, 76ers, Lakers or Mag...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  14. Board games

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford drops by to discuss the latest updates to his NBA draft Big Board, including Joel Embiid's rise into the top three, a top-10 freshman at UCLA and, of course, Andrew Wiggins....

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  15. Top-Ranked Sophomores

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says Anthony Davis is the best player in the NBA's sophomore class, but he's injured at the moment. That created a sophomore-ranking dilemma between Blazer Damian Lillard and Piston Andre Drummond, who vied for the top spot....

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  16. Patching up the Bulls

    Henry Abbott

    Amin Elhassan has ideas about how the Bulls might be able to acquire a stopgap replacement for Derrick Rose, like Isaiah Thomas or Goran Dragic. But with a great draft looming, is winning now even good strategy?...

    Blog | November 26, 2013