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  1. Is Victor Oladipo the next Michael Jordan?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver, ESPN Stats & Info

    Getty ImagesIn laying out a comparison for Victor Oladipo, we looked no further than the Indiana-Michigan State game in which ESPN broadcasters Magic Johnson and Dick Vitale lauded Oladipo as the next Michael Jordan. While Jordan's NBA career was...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  2. How good is Trey Burke?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver, ESPN Stats & Info

    Trey Burke scored 19 points per game as a sophomore at Michigan, leading his team almost as far as it could have gone, falling only in the NCAA championship game to Louisville. He put his scoring skills on display with 24 points in that final game. B...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  3. Is Nerlens Noel worth the No. 1 pick?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver, ESPN Stats & Info

    The short answer is yes. But you're not here for the short answer. At 6-foot-11 and a feathery 201 pounds, Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel has stats and physical characteristics that compare to four players: Tyrus Thomas, Derrick Favors, Greg Oden ...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  4. Value plan: Draft's best bargains

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver

    G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty ImagesJordan Williams' ability to crash the glass could make him a steal late in the first round of the draft. Finding value with a pick late in the NBA draft is difficult. There may be available players who stick in...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  5. Is age a factor in the NBA draft?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver

    Over the past 20 years, the NBA draft has changed dramatically. There has been an influx of young players coming from overseas and, until recently, straight from high school. This has led to many conversations among key decision makers: Do you draft ...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  6. Who's the best shooting guard in the draft?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver

    Mark D Smith/US PresswireColorado's Alec Burks may have more versatility ... but Wazzu's Klay Thompson has the NBA range.The consensus top shooting guard prospects in the 2011 NBA draft are Colorado sophomore Alec Burks and Washington State junior Kl...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  7. Board game: Is Faried a lottery pick?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver

    Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Kenneth Faried was the best rebounder in the NCAA. Can he clean the glass in the pros, too? Morehead State is a relatively small school, with about 9,000 students located on its campus in Morehead, Kentucky. Kenneth F...

    Blog | June 18, 2011
  8. Will Jimmer's skills translate to next level?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver

    Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Jimmer Fredette was the best scorer in college basketball ... but will that be enough in the NBA? Jimmer Fredette led the NCAA in scoring as a senior, averaging 28.9 points per game. But scoring doesn't necessarily trans...

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  9. Get to the point: Knight vs. Walker

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver

    US PresswireKemba Walker won the battle at the Final Four, but is Brandon Knight the better draft prospect? Kemba Walker might be the most polished collegiate player in this year's NBA draft. He won the 2011 NCAA title with Connecticut, he finished ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  10. Is Kyrie Irving a risky No. 1 pick?

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver

    Andrew Synowiez/US Presswire With only 303 college minutes under his belt, is Duke's Kyrie Irving worthy of being the No. 1 pick? With the draft order set (in pencil), it appears that Duke point guard Kyrie Irving will be the likely No. 1 overall s...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  11. Three ways to stop Dirk Nowitzki

    ESPNDallas.com

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver, along with help from the good folks at ESPN Stats & Info, came up with three keys to slowing down Dirk Nowitzki. Here's an excerpt: 1. Defend him out to the 3-point line Nowitzki shot 50.2 percent during the regu...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  12. Three ways to stop Dirk Nowitzki

    Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver, ESPN Stats & Info

    How do you defend a player who has averaged 25.0 points and 10.0 rebounds for his playoff career? That's the question the Oklahoma City Thunder will ask as they face Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals. Nowitzki...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  13. Shaq's impact

    Chris Forsberg

    Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty ImagesCan Shaquille O'Neal help the Celtics reverse their fortunes?ESPN research wizards Peter Newmann and Dean Oliver crunched the numbers and, based on the limited regular-season sampling (Shaquille O'Neal played a total o...

    Blog | May 07, 2011
  14. Bulls vs. Lakers: 20 years ago

    Peter Newmann, ESPN Stats & Information

    Twenty years ago the Bulls were in the midst of winning 61 games during the 1990-91 NBA season. Phil Jackson was in his second season as Bulls head coach, after taking over for Doug Collins. Michael Jordan was busy winning the second of his five MVP ...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  15. Want to play a game?

    Zach Harper

    This fun little game is courtesy of Peter Newmann of ESPN Stats and Info. We have two players available for your selection. We'll call them Player A and Player B. Both were on teams that won 50-plus games last season. Both were on teams that made th...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  16. Thibodeau hopes to stop revolving door

    Peter Newmann

    Phil Jackson was the head coach of the Bulls for nine seasons, during which they won six NBA titles. Since his departure after the 1997-98 season, the team has had a revolving door at the coaching position. Tom Thibodeau makes his coaching debut W...

    Blog | October 26, 2010