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  1. 2012 NBA Draft - As draft nears, trades could shuffle top picks

    Chad Ford

    With the 2012 NBA draft closing fast, Chad Ford examines the latest buzz -- including trade talk at the top of the draft. Plus, a look at how analytically minded NBA teams have been grading some of the top prospects by the numbers.

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  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. Top draft PG? It's Burke over McCollum

    Fran Fraschilla

    If this were the NFL, where the more draft picks a team accumulates the better, a team would think of trading out of the top of this NBA draft because there is no surefire future All-Star. There is enough depth at a couple of positions, including poi...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  4. 2013 NBA Draft - Comparing point guard prospects Trey Burke and C...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down the games of NBA point guard prospects Trey Burke and C.J. McCollum and explains why he would take Burke if given the choice.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  5. 2013 NBA draft - Chad Ford Mock Draft 2.0

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford offers his second mock draft of 2013, and Nerlens Noel is still the top pick.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  6. NBA Draft - Where does Anthony Davis rank all-time among No. 1 ov...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford says 2012 consensus No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis is the sixth best top draft pick in the past 20 years based on how he is perceived at the time of the pick. Here, he ranks everyone else. At the top? LeBron James.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  7. 2012 NBA Draft - Scenarios for top-10 picks

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford looks at possible scenarios for how the top 10 picks could play out in this year's NBA draft -- which could include a couple of teams trading up.

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  8. 2011 NBA draft: Several teams are in the mix to move up to the dr...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford writes that there is lots of chatter around the league about teams that could be trading up (or out) of the draft's first few picks. Plus, updates on several top prospects, sleepers, and which ways the teams with high picks are leaning.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2011
  9. NBA Draft: Who will be No. 1 pick in 2011 draft?

    Chad Ford

    Who will be the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft? Chad Ford breaks it down team-by-team.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2011
  10. 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
  11. NBA Draft 2010: Pistons, Bulls, Rockets, Spurs among teams lookin...

    Chad Ford

    Three days from the draft, trade buzz is growing louder. Chad Ford discusses what he's hearing on the trade front and identifies the key debates confronting front offices. Plus, an NBA GM provides the top 20 picks in his organization's mock draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2010
  12. NBA Draft 2010: John Wall is in a draft tier all his own

    Chad Ford

    When smart teams draft, they don't use a 1-to-30 ranking; they utilize a tier system that accounts for team need and player talent. Chad Ford, after talking to numerous teams, divides this year's crop into tiers and explains how the system works.

    Blog | Conversation | June 18, 2010
  13. NBA draft 2010 -- The top five prospects at each position

    Fran Fraschilla

    With the draft just more than a week away, Fran Fraschilla breaks down the draft pool by position, naming his top five players at each spot, plus one "value" pick.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 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. NBA draft 2010: Trade rumors include San Antonio Spurs moving Ton...

    Chad Ford

    Trade talk is starting in earnest ahead of the NBA draft. See who could switch teams, who may swap picks and what the Spurs would want for Tony Parker. Plus, potential red flags for Daniel Orton and Elliot Williams, and news on what Philly wants at No. 2.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2010
  16. Need/value for picks 6-10

    David Thorpe

    A little while back, we evaluated the first five picks of the draft from a need versus value perspective, but as we get deeper into the lottery, things can get really muddled. Most people now agree on the top five players in this draft, but picking t...

    Blog | June 01, 2010