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  1. NBA Draft - Detroit Pistons need front court help or shooters

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe says UNC forward John Henson would offer many options for the fledgling Pistons offense.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  2. Best NBA fits for top prospects

    David Thorpe

    College hoops is just beginning, and the NBA season is but a glimmer of hope, yet NBA teams still covet many players from a 2012 draft class that is expected to be very rich in talent. Though team needs will likely change (assuming there's a sea...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  3. Best NBA fits for Anthony Davis, Harrison Barnes, Andre Drummond,...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe looks at five of the top prospects in college basketball and determines which NBA teams would provide the best fits for each.

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2011
  4. 2012 NBA Draft - Harrison Barnes, Patric Young benefit from Dalla...

    David Thorpe

    It's very early in the 2012 NBA draft cycle, but already some prospects are getting a boost thanks to the NBA title-winning Dallas Mavericks. David Thorpe explains why the Mavs' victory will aid top sharpshooters like UNC's Harrison Barnes and others.

    Blog | Conversation | July 14, 2011
  5. How Sullinger needs to improve

    David Thorpe

    For NBA draft prospects, deciding whether to come back to school is never an easy process, especially for players who are assured of lottery status. Yet there are a few guys who seem to be set on doing just that. While this is great for college baske...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  6. NBA draft 2011: Essential improvements for top returnees Jared Su...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe offers improvement advice for three top prospects who could return to school next year: Jared Sullinger, John Henson and Harrison Barnes.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  7. NBA draft - John Henson of the North Carolina Tar Heels is vastly...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe studies the game of lanky North Carolina big man John Henson, a player Thorpe feels is vastly underappreciated and ultimately destined for a top-five selection in the 2011 NBA draft.

    Blog | Conversation | December 09, 2010
  8. Harrison Barnes has something to prove

    David Thorpe

    Heading into the college basketball season, there are a number of guys who already have secured a solid first-round ticket into next year's NBA draft. But can they just coast and then see their dreams come true? For the most part, no. There look...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  9. NBA draft - Harrison Barnes, Kyrie Irving and Perry Jones have so...

    David Thorpe

    There's some consensus surrounding the top players of the projected 2011 draft class: Harrison Barnes, Perry Jones and Kyrie Irving. But David Thorpe says this trio can't simply coast and expect a top draft spot. Here's what each will have to prove.

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2010
  10. John Henson needs to improve

    David Thorpe

    In most cases, college players who come back to school do so because they didn't trust that they'd be selected in the NBA draft as high as they'd hoped. They may love college, but so did many of each year's draft picks. So whether...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  11. NBA draft - John Henson leads top prospects returning to college ...

    David Thorpe

    There are plenty of talented NBA prospects that returned to school this season, but all of them, including intriguing talents like UNC's John Henson and Duke's Mason Plumlee, need to show improvement. David Thorpe breaks down the top five returnees.

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  12. 2010 NBA draft: Need vs. value for the Warriors, Jazz, Pacers, Pi...

    David Thorpe

    A week ago, David Thorpe evaluated the teams with the top five picks from the perspective of both need and value. Now he shifts his attention to picks 6-10, where the choices aren't nearly as clear.

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2010
  13. 2010 NBA draft: Wesley Johnson, Al-Farouq Aminu, Greg Monroe batt...

    David Thorpe

    Fans watching the lottery should pay attention to which team lands the fourth pick and which ends up fifth. There's a big drop-off between those two spots, so this draft's intrigue starts at No. 5. David Thorpe breaks down the players available there.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  14. 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
  15. NBA Draft Blog - Evaluating the draft prospects of North Carolina...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe looks at tonight's rivalry clash between the Blue Devils and Tar Heels to gauge the NBA value of players on both sides. Among the topics he covers: What is Ed Davis' ceiling? Is Jon Scheyer a true NBA player? How far has Kyle Singler slid?

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2010
  16. NBA Draft Blog: Hype for several college freshmen can be misplace...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe studies three freshmen who entered college with immense hype, but whose college experiences so far have differed from expectations. And, despite his struggles, John Henson isn't the biggest long-term disappointment.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2010