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.
In advance of the NBA draft, Chad Ford examines why so many players, like Rajon Rondo and Russell Westbrook, excel in the NBA after middling college careers. There are many reasons, including college systems, different rules and evaluation errors.
Trades, surprising picks, sleepers -- we're hearing all kinds of rumors about the 2010 NBA draft. Chad Ford reports on a wide array of news: the jumbled lottery picture, college stars ready to make noise in the second round and trades in the works.
Chad Ford kicks off his annual tour of NBA draft prospect workouts in Los Angeles, where he saw Jordan Crawford, Damion James, Paul George, Jerome Jordan, Ben Uzoh, Jarvis Varnado and Luke Harangody in action. A few players already changed his Big Board.