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  1. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "For the self-made draft experts, twisted emotions are implicit this time of year. The draft is Thursday. Fans are devouring mock drafts and player biographies and learning hard-to-pronounce European names. The...

    Blog | June 22, 2009
  2. Chad Ford: King of All Mock Drafts

    Henry Abbott

    Erin Podolsky with the final tally. Two picks out of the entire second round was the best anyone did: The results are in for the not-very-hotly contested title of KOMD (that is, of course, king of the mock draft) in the 2006 NBA Draft. Cha...

    Blog | June 29, 2006
  3. Updating Mock Drafts

    Henry Abbott

    Real GM chimes in with Tyrus Thomas #1 overall ("Oh, baby the boy is rawwwww"), followed by LaMarcus Aldridge, Andrea Bargnani, Adam Morrison, and Brandon Roy. DraftExpress flip flops some of those positions, saying it'll be Aldridge, Thoma...

    Blog | April 17, 2006
  4. Why so many teams passed up Nerlens Noel

    Henry Abbott

    Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesEvery team knows Nerlens Noel can play, but few could stomach the risk.The best, most honest assessment, by the eye test, the advanced stats test, the mock draft test and every other kind of test, on the record or off, and virt...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  5. The Boston/Austin Rivers conundrum

    Henry Abbott

    Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images With his son in the draft, it's not hard to guess who he'd like the Celtics to pick. Chad Ford's first 2012 mock draft came out the other day (Insider), and it projected the Celtics to pick Kentucky power forward Terre...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  6. Smart People Looking Back

    Henry Abbott

    Freakonomics on how John Hollinger's system of projecting PER is imperfect, but better than what NBA teams actually do on draft day.A sophisticated look at who had the best mock draft. I have always hated just tallying the number of correct picks in ...

    Blog | July 01, 2008
  7. Little Mini Mid-Draft Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff is doing a masterful job running the TrueHoop Bloggers Mock Draft.Rudy Fernandez video. And more.Dan Shanoff, fashion expert?The 2007 NBA Draft, agent by agent.Dan Steinberg is on the scene, talking about chest hair.Almost free agent time! (Insi...

    Blog | June 29, 2007
  8. Draft Day Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Chad Ford has updated the mock draft. Joakim Noah is now headed to Chicago, according to's Kelly Dwyer ranks front office honchos. (I totally overuse the word "honcho" but I'm not going to stop anytime soon. I love it. It means GM,...

    Blog | June 28, 2007
  9. Gleaning Bits and Pieces from Chad Ford's Latest Mock Draft

    Henry Abbott

    At Chicago's ninth pick, ESPN Insider Chad Ford writes: "This pick could also be a target for the Blazers. They'd love to get their hands on Jeff Green or Julian Wright. The Bulls could trade this pick and P.J. Brown (in a sign-and-trade) for Zach Ra...

    Blog | June 04, 2007
  10. Jonathan Givony Makes Kevin Durant #1 in Mock Draft

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Oden has been glued to the top of the DraftExpress 2007 mock draft for as long is it has existed, but Givony recently made a change. Here is some of his reasoning:'s not entirely clear that Oden surely has more upside than Durant. F...

    Blog | February 03, 2007
  11. 2006 Draft Profile: Dan Grunfeld

    Henry Abbott

    Oh, he's not on most of those mock draft boards at all. But he's the son of a respected league executive (Washington's Ernie) so you know Dan Grunfeld will get some consideration. The little Grunfeld is 6-6, 220, and was one hell of a good American...

    Blog | June 28, 2006
  12. Chad Ford's Wednesday Morning Mock Draft

    Henry Abbott

    Here's how it goes: Andrea Bargnani to Toronto, Tyrus Thomas to Chicago, Rudy Gay to Charlotte, LaMarcus Aldridge to Portland, Shelden Williams to Atlanta, Adam Morrison to Minnesota, and Brandon Roy to Boston. He adds that with Portland is offering...

    Blog | June 28, 2006
  13. News from Charlotte: Aldridge and Thomas Pull Out of Workouts

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell has a big story in today's paper saying that Brandon Roy pulled out of his Charlotte workout, which was shocking, especially as Chad Ford just updated his mock draft to show Roy going to Charlotte, where new part-woner Michael Jordan is ...

    Blog | June 22, 2006
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Them crazy basketball bloggers collaborated on a mock draft. I picked for the Blazers. There's a podcast and everything. They're releasing the results in reverse order, which puts my shaky James Augustine pick at #30 in the spotlight. I could have ha...

    Blog | June 20, 2006
  15. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    You can make your own mock draft on DraftExpress. If I were a two-bit college player with inifinite free time, I'd make ten thousand of them with myself as the top overall pick, just to see if I could get a scout to come to my game. The Knicks gr...

    Blog | April 19, 2006
  16. Reading the Tea Leaves: Joakim Noah Probably Not Coming Out

    Henry Abbott

    Draft Express has taken him out of their mock draft. Meanwhile ESPN's Chad Ford, on his blog, writes: While scouts think Noah should declare, almost everyone I spoke to thinks there's a very good chance that he will return for his junior season. He...

    Blog | April 10, 2006