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  1. Could UK have nine pros next season?

    Chad Ford

    On Wednesday, ESPN recruiting guru Dave Telep called Kentucky's 2013 recruiting class the greatest ever. Better even than Michigan's "Fab Five" in 1991. Telep is the expert in recruiting classes, not me. I'm interested in NBA draft classes, and here...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  2. Could Kentucky Wildcats have nine NBA prospects in 2013-14 season...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford writes that Kentucky has the potential to have a historic NBA draft class next season, based on current players who could return and the Wildcats' incoming freshman class.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  3. San Francisco 49ers Alex Smith, Pittsburgh Steelers Lawrence Timm...

    Mag Staff

    Every athlete seeks that sweet spot between development and decline. But how many know exactly when that is? In ESPN The Magazine's Age Issue, stats gurus pick peak performance ages for key positions in NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  4. Insider Premium Audio - Ric Bucher and the Hoops Whisperer Idan R...

    ESPN Insider Staff

    He's known as the "Hoops Whisperer." He's worked with LeBron James and Kevin Durant. And now player development guru Idan Ravin is helping UConn big man Andre Drummond. Can he work wonders with perhaps the most physically gifted big in the draft?

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2012
  5. NBA: Why hiring defensive-minded coaches like new Lakers boss Mik...

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton writes that certain stats reveal that defensive-minded coaches have a greater impact on a team's play, and that new Lakers hire Mike Brown (a defensive guru) is also a better offensive coach than he is usually given credit for.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2011
  6. What's wrong with Josh Selby?

    David Thorpe

    Recently, ESPN draft guru Chad Ford rightly claimed that Josh Selby's draft stock is dropping. For a guy who experts in college and the NBA raved about for months, he's looked nothing like an NBA player, at least from a statistical point of...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  7. NBA Draft: What's wrong with Kansas point guard Josh Selby?

    David Thorpe

    After coming into this season with a lot of draft buzz, Kansas Jayhawks G Josh Selby has seen his draft stock fall in recent weeks. But as David Thorpe explains, that may have more to do with the Jayhawks' style of play and less with Selby's game.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  8. NBA draft 2010: NBA stars pick mock draft with Chad Ford

    ESPN The Magazine asks NBA players to pick who they'd want their team to draft in the first round of the draft.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2010
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. NBA Draft Blog: Fran Fraschilla is high on Willie Warren, worries...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla joins the NBA draft blog with a look at players he saw up close during the summer and fall who've solidified their draft status or showed warning signs. Among others, he's high on Willie Warren but worries about DeMarcus Cousins.

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2009
  12. Intriguing mid-first rounders

    Fran Fraschilla

    • Brandon Rush, Kansas I love it when draft gurus talk about a guy's stock rising or falling. Remember O.J. Mayo was falling out of the top 10 in December? It simply means that either the gurus weren't paying attention, didn't e...

    Blog | May 28, 2008
  13. Intriguing mid-first rounders

    Fran Fraschilla

    • Brandon Rush, Kansas I love it when draft gurus talk about a guy's stock rising or falling. Remember O.J. Mayo was falling out of the top 10 in December? It simply means that either the gurus weren't paying attention, didn't evaluate him pro...

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2008
  14. What Gary has given us

    Joy Russo

    Thursday marked the 14-year anniversary of Gary Bettman's tenure as NHL commissioner. Like anyone, ol' Gar has had some highs and some lows. With the help of our ESPN research gurus, here's a rundown: • The league switched to the 16-team ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2007
  15. Fantasy Chat with NBA.com's Jon Loomer: 11/16

    For the second time this week, Jon Loomer is coming live to you! The fantasy basketball season is heating up, and we know you have questions. NBA.com Fantasy guru Jon Loomer will answer any and all questions regarding fantasy basketball and NBA.c...

    Chat | November 14, 2006
  16. Fantasy Chat with NBA.com's Jon Loomer: 11/9/2006

    How is your fantasy basketball squad holding up after Week One? Is now the time to make a move? Who's hot on the waiver wire? With a new season now here, we know you have questions. NBA.com Fantasy guru Jon Loomer will answer any and all question...

    Chat | November 08, 2006