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  1. A GM rates JaJuan Johnson, more

    Ryen Russillo

    Over the past few weeks, Team USA worked out against select juniors and seniors from the college game to get ready for international play. The following is one NBA general manager's scouting report on 10 of the players and their potential for ne...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  2. NBA draft 2011: A GM rates 10 members of Team USA's college selec...

    Ryen Russillo

    In theory, the Select Team composed of top collegians should have some NBA draft studs. But one GM was less than impressed with the current crop, and offers his candid take on 10 players. One who did impress, though? Chris Singleton.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2010
  3. This year's hidden gems

    Ryen Russillo

    Most GMs will tell you that "fit" is a bigger factor than talent in a player's success. And if a second-round player goes to a team with a stable coaching staff and a system that emphasizes the strengths of his game, that player can end up with ...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  4. NBA draft 2010: Gani Lawal, Jon Scheyer, Dominique Jones among sl...

    Ryen Russillo

    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.

    Blog | Conversation | June 23, 2010
  5. The 10 most likely draft busts

    Ryen Russillo

    Players don't make it in the NBA for a variety of reasons. Some guys aren't athletic enough for the league; others don't have the work ethic. A few of the traits are easy to see, but most are difficult to determine until it is too late...

    Blog | June 12, 2010
  6. NBA Draft 2010: DeMarcus Cousins among biggest potential draft bu...

    Ryen Russillo

    Talent can obscure perspective in the NBA draft, and a number of impressive prospects are flying very large red flags. With that in mind, Ryen Russillo examines the 10 most likely busts in the upcoming draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2010
  7. Invest in upside ... except for this time

    Ryen Russillo

    When it comes to the draft, it's understood that general managers will almost always take an upside player over an experienced college player that could add immediate rotation depth or fill a need. There's a reason for this: The NBA's ...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  8. NBA draft 2010: Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies, Utah J...

    Ryen Russillo

    Teams are always quick to pick prospects with upside in the draft, but there are four teams with specific needs that they should concentrate on filling in this draft.

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2010
  9. Worst. Draft. Ever ... Or not

    Ryen Russillo

    "Awful draft. About five or six really good players." -- An NBA GM on the 2010 draft class. If you talk to NBA decision-makers around this time of year, you'd come to the conclusion that the draft is the worst event on the NBA calendar. And tha...

    Blog | May 15, 2010
  10. NBA draft 2010: Teams will learn to love Derrick Favors, DeMarcus...

    Ryen Russillo

    This year's NBA draft is being ripped as one of the weakest ever. But as Ryen Russillo writes, GMs make similar proclamations every year. History says that in another month, they'll be singing a different tune. Want proof? Look back to last year.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2010
  11. Babbitt signals change in GM mentality

    Ryen Russillo

    Every year there are a few players who find their way into the first round that no one expected. Some players prove that everybody else had it wrong, like Aaron Brooks (2007, No. 26, Houston Rockets), while others, like Quincy Douby (2006, No. 19, Sa...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  12. NBA Draft 2010 - Ryen Russillo - Nevada's Luke Babbitt is climbin...

    Ryen Russillo

    Nevada F Luke Babbitt put up numbers in college rivaled by only a few fellow draft prospects. And, as GMs on the hot seat shy away from high-upside picks in favor of surefire contributors, he'll quickly make a name for himself on draft night.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2010