NEW YORK -- You can blame it on poor advice, workouts, injuries, the NCAA's very early early-entry withdrawal date or whatever else you might choose. But it's hard not to think about the players who came out early and went undrafted Thursday night....
Mark it down: Just like every other year, this year's draft class will produce several players that will make teams regret passing on them. Ryen Russillo provides his top 10 sleepers for this year's draft.
After talking to sources around the league, Chad Ford sees 23 prospects who are locks for the first round of the NBA draft. But what about those final seven spots? There are roughly 20 players in the mix. Ford identifies them and breaks down their games.
Last season Tyler Hansbrough faced doubts about everything from his size to his athleticism, but after quelling them at the Chicago combine, he shot up the draft board. This season, there's another player making a big move after wowing GMs in Chicago.
The biggest story of Day 1 at the Chicago combine was the number of no-shows. However, some prospects made strong impressions, a couple of highly regarded players had rough interviews with teams and an International Man of Mystery emerged.
Chad Ford lists five more lessons he learned from observing workouts in Las Vegas, the second stop on his pre-draft tour. Among those who made it on Chad's radar: Stanley Robinson, Devin Ebanks, Dwayne Collins and Jeremy Lin.