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  1. NBA - Despite deep draft Minnesota Timberwolves should trade 2012...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe says the Minnesota Timberwolves, despite a deep draft, should trade their 2012 conditional draft pick.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  2. NBA draft 2011: If Minnesota Timberwolves draft on need Bismack B...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe breaks down the draft needs of the worst five teams in the NBA this season. In a draft that lacks stars, Thorpe says teams should focus on need over upside. And that means a potential surprise with the No. 1 pick.

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2011
  3. NBA Draft 2010: Washington Wizards trading John Wall could dramat...

    David Thorpe

    While there's a growing certainty about where prospects will land tonight, there's still plenty of intrigue. David Thorpe looks at five moves that could drastically change the draft, including the Wizards' swapping John Wall for an All-Star point guard.

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2010
  4. NBA Draft 2010: Tweeners like Al-Farouq Aminu have tough time in ...

    David Thorpe

    There are a number of NBA players who don't have the prototypical size to match their natural positional skill set, but there are many more talented players who never got a chance because of that fatal "tweener" moniker. David Thorpe examines why.

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2010
  5. 2010 NBA draft: How teams find red flags in prospects like DeMarc...

    David Thorpe

    It's tough to predict the future, but some warning signs stand out. Which are the worst? And whom do they apply to in the 2010 draft? David Thorpe examines the way NBA teams assess concerns in their draft war rooms.

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2010
  6. 2010 NBA draft: John Wall, Patrick Patterson among most NBA-ready...

    David Thorpe

    The top draft picks aren't necessarily the ones who will have the greatest impact next season. Rookie Watch author David Thorpe takes us through the 10 most NBA-ready players in this year's draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  7. 2010 NBA draft: Who the Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, N...

    David Thorpe

    Value. Need. Each aspect argues for a different move for teams picking in the top five of the NBA draft. David Thorpe evaluates each pick on both factors, and it gets awfully interesting after the clear No. 1 pick.

    Blog | Conversation | May 25, 2010
  8. NBA draft - David Thorpe - Projecting draft-night steals

    David Thorpe

    Although much is made of finding stars in the lottery, they are few and far between. And if you're picking later in the draft, you should just hope to grab a rotation player. David Thorpe identifies three such sleepers who could help NBA teams right away.

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2010
  9. 2010 NBA draft - David Thorpe - For prospects, training can defin...

    David Thorpe

    DeJuan Blair, Kevin Love, Courtney Lee -- they all benefited greatly from grinding in the time leading up to the Chicago predraft camp. David Thorpe breaks down the benefits of the training process and explains how players can improve so quickly.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2010
  10. 2010 NBA Draft - David Thorpe: The myths thrown at early entry pr...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe disputes a ton of myths about the NBA draft process, including the notion that any prospect, team or agent has an idea where a player will be picked in April. Thorpe takes us inside how a college player navigates these choppy waters.

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2010
  11. NBA Draft Blog - Butler Bulldogs' Gordon Hayward, other underclas...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe studies the situation of Butler's Gordon Hayward, who faces a tight deadline to prove himself as a lottery pick in the NBA draft before the new May 8 deadline. As Thorpe outlines, the NCAA has now stacked the deck against underclassmen.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2010
  12. NBA Draft Blog - Scouting Cole Aldrich, Solomon Alabi and Dexter ...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe studies the film of Cole Aldrich, Solomon Alabi and Dexter Pittman to see what the big men can bring to an NBA roster. Each could help a team, but none appears close to being a star, and maybe not even a consistent starter.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2010
  13. NBA Draft Blog: Breaking down the top frosh - John Wall, Derrick ...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe of Scouts Inc. joins the NBA draft blog to provide his eyes-on opinion for 2010 draft prospects, starting with the three highest-rated freshmen: John Wall, Derrick Favors and Xavier Henry.

    Blog | Conversation | January 07, 2010