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  1. Need instant impact? Draft a UK Wildcat

    David Thorpe

    We all know the NBA draft is more about "tomorrow" than today. The league is filled with great players with below-average (or worse) rookie seasons. Dirk Nowitzki averaged eight points per game on 40 percent shooting and 20 percent from 3-point range...

    Blog | June 09, 2010
  2. 2010 NBA draft: John Wall, Patrick Patterson among most NBA-ready...

    David Thorpe

    The top draft picks aren't necessarily the ones who will have the greatest impact next season. Rookie Watch author David Thorpe takes us through the 10 most NBA-ready players in this year's draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  3. Showtime at conference tourneys

    David Thorpe

    As NBA prospects prepare to play the potentially final few games of their careers, there is definitely a case to be made for finishing with a bang instead of a whimper. Study the NBA draft results over the years and you will see why that's the c...

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  4. NBA Draft Blog - Prospects look to prove themselves in conference...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe examines 10 prospects who will be looking to make a big impression during their conference tournaments, including a pair of SEC big men. With NBA teams showing bias toward late-season performances, there's a lot on the line.

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2010
  5. 2013 NBA playoffs: Postseason MVP Rankings

    David Thorpe

    Who have been the best performers in the playoffs so far? We're keeping track.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  6. NBA - Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin among superlative players under...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe outlines seven top NBA players under 25 years old who already have become the best at specific skills, including Kevin Durant (best pure scorer), Blake Griffin (best dunker) and Larry Sanders (best shot-blocker).

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  7. NBA Draft - Florida State forward Bernard James fits Oklahoma Cit...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe says the Thunder could go after an under-the-radar pick in FSU's big forward Bernard James

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  8. NBA Draft 2010: Washington Wizards trading John Wall could dramat...

    David Thorpe

    While there's a growing certainty about where prospects will land tonight, there's still plenty of intrigue. David Thorpe looks at five moves that could drastically change the draft, including the Wizards' swapping John Wall for an All-Star point guard.

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2010
  9. NBA Draft 2010: Tweeners like Al-Farouq Aminu have tough time in ...

    David Thorpe

    There are a number of NBA players who don't have the prototypical size to match their natural positional skill set, but there are many more talented players who never got a chance because of that fatal "tweener" moniker. David Thorpe examines why.

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2010
  10. 2010 NBA draft: How teams find red flags in prospects like DeMarc...

    David Thorpe

    It's tough to predict the future, but some warning signs stand out. Which are the worst? And whom do they apply to in the 2010 draft? David Thorpe examines the way NBA teams assess concerns in their draft war rooms.

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2010
  11. 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
  12. NBA free agency - Building a team around LeBron James

    David Thorpe

    LeBron James is talented enough to thrive in any system. But in a perfect world, there is one brand of basketball and a certain crop of players that would energize LeBron to new levels. David Thorpe explains.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  13. NBA draft - David Thorpe - Projecting draft-night steals

    David Thorpe

    Although much is made of finding stars in the lottery, they are few and far between. And if you're picking later in the draft, you should just hope to grab a rotation player. David Thorpe identifies three such sleepers who could help NBA teams right away.

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 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 - Butler Bulldogs' Gordon Hayward, other underclas...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe studies the situation of Butler's Gordon Hayward, who faces a tight deadline to prove himself as a lottery pick in the NBA draft before the new May 8 deadline. As Thorpe outlines, the NCAA has now stacked the deck against underclassmen.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2010
  16. Rookie Watch: Five ways the West is whipping the East

    David Thorpe

    The West's been best for years. Here's why that trend's likely to continue.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2010