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  1. 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
  2. NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers' Anthony Bennett still has star potentia...

    David Thorpe

    Is Anthony Bennett a bust? Not so fast, writes David Thorpe.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  3. 2012 NBA Draft - Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers team needs

    David Thorpe

    As he continues to look at the top draft needs for NBA teams, David Thorpe writes that the Atlanta Hawks should think about trading Al Horford for the No. 2 pick, and that the Indiana Pacers should take a long look at Baylor's Quincy Miller.

    Blog | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  4. Davis, Wroten would help Hornets

    David Thorpe

    In 2006, fortune smiled on the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks. Mired in nearly two decades of mediocrity, the Blackhawks were blessed with two top picks in the 2006 and 2007 NHL entry drafts. With those two picks, the Blackhawks drafted two future All...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  5. NBA draft - New Orleans Hornets need to draft Anthony Davis and T...

    David Thorpe

    With two likely lottery picks, David Thorpe breaks down the New Orleans Hornets and says Anthony Davis and Tony Wroten might be the best fits for them.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2012
  6. Derrick Williams is the real deal

    David Thorpe

    Every year there is so much draft talk about the battle between potential and production. NBA teams, in a perfect world, would draft players that have both, and preferably when they are still young. Think about the majority of top picks each year. D...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  7. NBA draft - Why Arizona's Derrick Williams is a top 10 draft pick...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe breaks down Arizona Wildcats forward Derrick Williams and shows why he has all the tools and approach to the game to be a top-10 pick in the NBA draft.

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2010
  8. NBA draft - John Henson of the North Carolina Tar Heels is vastly...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe studies the game of lanky North Carolina big man John Henson, a player Thorpe feels is vastly underappreciated and ultimately destined for a top-five selection in the 2011 NBA draft.

    Blog | Conversation | December 09, 2010
  9. 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
  10. 2010 NBA draft: Need vs. value for the Warriors, Jazz, Pacers, Pi...

    David Thorpe

    A week ago, David Thorpe evaluated the teams with the top five picks from the perspective of both need and value. Now he shifts his attention to picks 6-10, where the choices aren't nearly as clear.

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2010
  11. 2010 NBA draft: Who the Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, N...

    David Thorpe

    Value. Need. Each aspect argues for a different move for teams picking in the top five of the NBA draft. David Thorpe evaluates each pick on both factors, and it gets awfully interesting after the clear No. 1 pick.

    Blog | Conversation | May 25, 2010
  12. Teams have good reason to take Turner No. 1

    David Thorpe

    Through much of the college season, it seemed that John Wall was the only guy worthy of being taken with the top pick. Some people even called this draft a "draft of one." The early calls could ultimately be accurate. But drafts rarely go as expected...

    Blog | March 22, 2010
  13. NBA Draft Blog - Ohio State Buckeyes' Evan Turner a real alternat...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe explains why several teams may prefer to take Ohio State's Evan Turner over the possibly more talented John Wall in the 2010 NBA draft.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2010
  14. Rookie Watch: It's not easy being Derrick Rose and Michael Beasle...

    David Thorpe

    Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley are facing unique challenges as the top two picks in the draft.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2008