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  1. Trade buzz growing louder

    Chad Ford

    The draft is now just three days away and things are beginning to get a little bit clearer. I spent the weekend on the phone talking with various NBA executives and agents trying to get a handle on what's happening in the draft. Here's the...

    Blog | June 21, 2010
  2. NBA Draft 2010: Pistons, Bulls, Rockets, Spurs among teams lookin...

    Chad Ford

    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.

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2010
  3. Analyzing the draft tiers

    Chad Ford

    Every time I put up a new mock draft (Mock Draft 5.0 came out Wednesday), I get a lot of feedback from readers who wonder how I put it together and how it differs from the Top 100 rankings. This is how it works: Both pieces are reported pieces. In o...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  4. Analyzing the draft tiers

    Chad Ford

    Every time I put up a new mock draft (Mock Draft 5.0 came out Wednesday), I get a lot of feedback from readers who wonder how I put it together and how it differs from the Top 100 rankings. This is how it works: Both pieces are reported pieces. In o...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  5. NBA Draft 2010: John Wall is in a draft tier all his own

    Chad Ford

    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.

    Blog | Conversation | June 18, 2010
  6. After Wall, nothing is certain

    Chad Ford

    The draft is only a week and a half away, and here's all we know for sure -- John Wall will be the No. 1 pick on June 24. We've been writing for weeks that the Washington Wizards taking Wall with the No. 1 was a done deal. Multiple team sou...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  7. NBA Draft 2010: John Wall with first pick is only certainty as dr...

    Chad Ford

    Trades, surprising picks, sleepers -- we're hearing all kinds of rumors about the 2010 NBA draft. Chad Ford reports on a wide array of news: the jumbled lottery picture, college stars ready to make noise in the second round and trades in the works.

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2010
  8. A peek inside teams' numbers

    Chad Ford

    A number of old-school GMs remain dismissive when it comes to using stats to evaluate draft prospects, but more and more NBA teams are employing stat gurus to develop formulas that can predict pro success. Some of them run teams, like the Houston Ro...

    Blog | June 08, 2010
  9. NBA draft 2010: DeMarcus Cousins leads prospects in metrics-based...

    Chad Ford

    Organizational strategy plays a large role in the draft, and more and more teams are using advanced metrics to guide their selections. Chad Ford gets access to three teams' metric-based top-10 lists and unveils those rankings, in addition to other notes.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  10. Trade winds starting to swirl

    Chad Ford

    Doing mock drafts this far ahead of the draft is always a challenge. Teams are still working out players and gathering info, and for the most part, they are still a few weeks from making a decision on whom they'll draft. To complicate things, th...

    Blog | June 07, 2010
  11. NBA draft 2010: Trade rumors include San Antonio Spurs moving Ton...

    Chad Ford

    Trade talk is starting in earnest ahead of the NBA draft. See who could switch teams, who may swap picks and what the Spurs would want for Tony Parker. Plus, potential red flags for Daniel Orton and Elliot Williams, and news on what Philly wants at No. 2.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2010
  12. Crawford, Warren on first-round bubble

    Chad Ford

    NBA draft boards are still in flux at the moment. With the combine behind us and the first major group workout completed, teams are now moving into individual workouts -- the last stage of a process that began several years ago for most prospects. I...

    Blog | May 31, 2010
  13. NBA draft 2010: Willie Warren, Jordan Crawford among prospects on...

    Chad Ford

    After talking to sources around the league, Chad Ford sees 23 prospects who are locks for the first round of the NBA draft. But what about those final seven spots? There are roughly 20 players in the mix. Ford identifies them and breaks down their games.

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2010
  14. Chicago losing impact

    Chad Ford

    CHICAGO -- The 2010 NBA draft combine officially got underway on Thursday at ATTACK Athletics and the first day was, for a second straight year, sort of a dud. With virtually every NBA GM, head coach and scouting staff in attendance, a number of the...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  15. NBA draft 2010: Lance Stephenson, Dexter Pittman impress at Chica...

    Chad Ford

    The biggest story of Day 1 at the Chicago combine was the number of no-shows. However, some prospects made strong impressions, a couple of highly regarded players had rough interviews with teams and an International Man of Mystery emerged.

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2010
  16. Lottery order sparks trade talk

    Chad Ford

    The NBA draft lottery threw a number of teams and agents for a loop. As we noted Tuesday in our Mock Draft, there are some awkward fits for teams if they draft the best player on the board. So, look for lots of trade talk and draft positioning in the...

    Blog | May 19, 2010