Sometimes one great skill is enough to earn you a spot on an NBA roster. Fran Fraschilla breaks down this year's crop of shooters, shot-blockers and energy guys as teams look to fill specific needs in both rounds of Thursday's NBA draft.
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.
It's decision time for underclassmen and Fran Fraschilla examines five prospects who need to strike while the iron is hot and leave school this spring. Two guys, Patrick Patterson and James Anderson, have already taken that advice.
Chad Ford looks at who helped and hurt their draft stock through four rounds of the NCAA tournament. Among the big risers are at least one player from each of the Final Four teams: Gordon Hayward, Durrell Summers, Nolan Smith and Da'Sean Butler.
The Dance Lessons series on conventional NCAA tournament arguments concludes with the question of whether you need a dominant big man to win a title. Short answer: Kentucky's looking pretty good right now ...