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  1. Grading the head-coaching hires of 2014

    Jeff Goodman

    Jeff Goodman hands out grades on this year's college basketball head-coaching hires from Virginia Tech down to Kennesaw State, with the Hokies earning top marks for adding Buzz Williams.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
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  3. Conference USA's top five incoming freshmen and 2013 recruits

    Paul Biancardi

    Conference USA has made some noise on the recruiting trail lately, but with realignment sending its top four teams to the Big East, the remaining teams will have to find new ways to lure in talent.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  4. 2012 NBA Free Agency -- Best of the rest

    Chad Ford

    Despite the thinning ranks, there's still some talent left in the free-agent pool.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  5. Vegas brings out both sides of Cousins

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe is covering the NBA summer league for ESPN Insider. Below are his observations from early play in Las Vegas. Check out his previous dispatches from Vegas and Orlando, Fla. DeMarcus Cousins, C, Sacramento Kings Cousins was as special...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  6. NBA - DeMarcus Cousins, Jon Scheyer, Luke Babbitt summer league a...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe's summer league tour continues with a look at more prospects in Las Vegas. DeMarcus Cousins offered plenty of talent and warning signs, the Knicks seem to have found a shooter and the Heat have interesting options to round out their roster.

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2010
  7. Filling a niche

    Fran Fraschilla

    As an NBA team puts together a complete roster, it has to be conscious of filling it out with some specialists that can help you win games on both ends of the floor. As a coach, three places I would start with are shooters, energy guys off the bench ...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  8. 2010 NBA draft: Damion James, Trevor Booker among top specialists...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Sometimes one great skill is enough to earn you a spot on an NBA roster. Fran Fraschilla breaks down this year's crop of shooters, shot-blockers and energy guys as teams look to fill specific needs in both rounds of Thursday's NBA draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2010
  9. After Wall, nothing is certain

    Chad Ford

    The draft is only a week and a half away, and here's all we know for sure -- John Wall will be the No. 1 pick on June 24. We've been writing for weeks that the Washington Wizards taking Wall with the No. 1 was a done deal. Multiple team sou...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  10. NBA Draft 2010: John Wall with first pick is only certainty as dr...

    Chad Ford

    Trades, surprising picks, sleepers -- we're hearing all kinds of rumors about the 2010 NBA draft. Chad Ford reports on a wide array of news: the jumbled lottery picture, college stars ready to make noise in the second round and trades in the works.

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2010
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Busted: How to ID potential draft flops

    Chad Ford

    Back in December, we took up the task of identifying the 10 worst draft busts of the past decade. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20. During the draft process every player on the list was hyped and fans, analysts and teams alike thought they had t...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  14. NBA Draft 2010: Traits of draft busts like Darko Milicic and Kwam...

    Chad Ford

    Darko Milicic -- the name will be forever linked to the term "draft bust," but he is far from the only flop. It turns out there are common traits among draft busts, and Chad Ford talks to GMs around the league to uncover them.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  15. A peek inside teams' numbers

    Chad Ford

    A number of old-school GMs remain dismissive when it comes to using stats to evaluate draft prospects, but more and more NBA teams are employing stat gurus to develop formulas that can predict pro success. Some of them run teams, like the Houston Ro...

    Blog | June 08, 2010
  16. NBA draft 2010: DeMarcus Cousins leads prospects in metrics-based...

    Chad Ford

    Organizational strategy plays a large role in the draft, and more and more teams are using advanced metrics to guide their selections. Chad Ford gets access to three teams' metric-based top-10 lists and unveils those rankings, in addition to other notes.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  17. Trade winds starting to swirl

    Chad Ford

    Doing mock drafts this far ahead of the draft is always a challenge. Teams are still working out players and gathering info, and for the most part, they are still a few weeks from making a decision on whom they'll draft. To complicate things, th...

    Blog | June 07, 2010