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  1. Will Lakers lose their 2015 first-round pick?

    Henry Abbott

    If the Lakers play well enough that their 2015 first-round pick falls below No. 5, they'll have to give it to the Suns. Chad Ford says that would be devastating....

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  2. What to love about Andrew Wiggins' game

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe raves about the potential of the top overall pick....

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  3. What's next for Greg Oden?

    Henry Abbott

    Former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden is facing domestic violence charges and perhaps the end of his NBA career. ESPN.com's Michael Wallace discusses the state of Oden....

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  4. Andrew Wiggins is No. 1

    Henry Abbott

    After watching a ton of NCAA tournament games, David Thorpe says Andrew Wiggins is the clear No. 1 draft pick....

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  5. NBA execs: Tanking 'definitely a strategy'

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA's president of basketball operations, Rod Thorn, acknowledges that losing games in the name of better draft picks -- commonly known as "tanking" -- is "definitely a strategy" for front offices. "I don't look at it as tanking," Thorn told ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  6. Still hope for Anthony Bennett

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe has been watching the top overall pick in the 2013 draft, and says with that size and those beautiful shooting mechanics, it's far too soon to call Anthony Bennett a bust....

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  7. The odd lottery

    Henry Abbott

    The idea is that the NBA draft will help the weaker Eastern conference catch up to the West. And it might. But ... some good West teams will be rewarded with much better picks than they'd get in the East. Here I reiterate a point I first learned abou...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  8. Race to the bottom

    Henry Abbott

    Would an injured Kobe Bryant help or hurt the Lakers' chances of a top pick? Can the Pelicans lose enough games to get into the top five so they won't have to give the 76ers their 2014 draft pick? Chad Ford on tanking....

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  9. Accidental tankers

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford says the Kings are in a sweet position to win a top draft pick, even though they've been trying to win games. Meanwhile, simulations show it's increasingly unlikely any team other than the Bucks, Jazz, Cavaliers, Kings, 76ers, Lakers or Mag...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  10. Re-ranking the 2012 draft

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond and Damian Lillard are in a class by themselves at the top. The rest of his top 20 includes several lower-drafted and even some undrafted players. Missing: high picks like Dion Waiters and Austin Rivers...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  11. C.J. McCollum: Broken bones and pop quizzes

    Henry Abbott

    Blazers' lottery pick C.J. McCollum has yet to take the court because of a foot injury. He recently discussed his Twitter game on TrueHoop TV. Now he's talking about what he has been doing instead of playing....

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  12. How bad are the Sixers?

    Henry Abbott

    In the Grantland video below, Jalen Rose picks the stripped-down Sixers to be the worst team in the NBA. Bill Simmons says it'll be the Suns or Sixers. Hard to find real argument ... ... except from the Wages of Wins, where Arturo Galletti has a s...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  13. The Sixers start over

    Henry Abbott

    Sixers GM Sam Hinkie got the to job in Philadelphia, and seemingly within minutes, had essentially won draft night by somehow amassing a collection of four lottery picks -- the same number of lottery picks that, for instance, the Thunder used to turn...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  14. Summer Forecast: The champs

    Henry Abbott

    Most agree the Miami Heat are the popular pick to win the 2014 title. But if you ask J.A. Adande and Bomani Jones to pick the Heat or the field, they don't agree. ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  15. Summer Forecast: East champions

    Henry Abbott

    The Heat are the two-time defending champs, and the pick of the Summer Forecast panel -- but the Pacers and Bulls loom as threats, according to Israel Gutierrez. ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  16. Summer Forecast: Team Turmoil

    Henry Abbott

    The Lakers were a popular pick in the Summer Forecast, but Israel Gutierrez says the turmoil left with Dwight Howard....

    Blog | August 20, 2013