The Hornets moved up three spots in the NBA draft lottery Wednesday night to land the No. 1 pick and, in the process, snatched the honor away from Charlotte, Washington and Cleveland.
The consensus coming out of an NBA players regional meeting attended by nearly 60 players was that the current offer from the owners is unacceptable, especially the call for a hard salary cap.
Expectations were high for USC's O.J. Mayo and UCLA's Kevin Love. But the freshmen have managed to outperform them, and they've put a definitive mark on their teams in doing so, writes Andy Katz.
In a top-five matchup between Pac-10 powers, all UCLA needed was Kevin Love as the big freshman powered the Bruins to the win and an early lead in league play, writes Andy Katz.