Chad Ford writes that Marcus Smart's decision to return to college increases the likelihood that Nerlens Noel is drafted No. 1 overall. But not all scouts and GMs are sold on Noel as the top pick just yet.
Chad Ford examines the 2013 NBA draft options for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are at risk of once again having the league's worst record, and writes that Kentucky center Nerlens Noel could be the defensive presence they need.
With the 2012 NBA draft closing fast, Chad Ford examines the latest buzz -- including trade talk at the top of the draft. Plus, a look at how analytically minded NBA teams have been grading some of the top prospects by the numbers.
Chad Ford says 2012 consensus No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis is the sixth best top draft pick in the past 20 years based on how he is perceived at the time of the pick. Here, he ranks everyone else. At the top? LeBron James.