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  1. NBA - Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin among superlative players under...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe outlines seven top NBA players under 25 years old who already have become the best at specific skills, including Kevin Durant (best pure scorer), Blake Griffin (best dunker) and Larry Sanders (best shot-blocker).

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  2. NBA -- LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe breaks down the top two players in the game today -- LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  3. NBA - How Brook Lopez has become a top-10 player

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe breaks down Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez and shows why he is a top 10 player.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  4. NBA - Big men DeMarcus Cousins and Greg Monroe are carrying their...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe says the fortunes of the Kings and Pistons rest largely on the shoulders of big men DeMarcus Cousins and Greg Monroe.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  5. NBA playoffs -- MVP Rankings

    David Thorpe

    Who have been the best performers in the playoffs so far? We're keeping track.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  6. The next Jeremy Lin? - NBA

    David Thorpe

    Which NBA player can be the next Jeremy Lin? We look at the top candidates among the 2011 rookie class

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  7. NBA - Top five players most likely to have breakout seasons

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe examines five players who are on the cusp of greatness and should have breakout years in 2011-12.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2011
  8. NBA Rookie Watch: Ranking the best rooks, sophs and upperclassmen...

    David Thorpe

    Who have been the best players to enter the NBA in the four years we've been ranking rooks? Here's our top 20.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2011
  9. NBA draft 2011: Scouting Final Four hidden gems on Butler Bulldog...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe is scouting a few unlikely draft prospects in the Final Four. Will they be able to make the jump to the NBA?

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2011
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Fab freshman can still grow

    David Thorpe

    As discussed last week, there are three freshman who started the season as the clear favorites to be the first players selected in the 2011 NBA draft. However as Chad Ford has written in this space, there are a number of other top rated freshman who ...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  14. NBA draft - Terrence Jones, Jared Sullinger can be even better

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe analyzes where some of the land's top freshman, such as OSU's Jared Sullinger and Kentucky's Terrence Jones and Brandon Knight, can improve their stock this season.

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2010
  15. 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
  16. Carmelo Anthony versus Kevin Durant: Who's better?

    David Thorpe

    Who's the best pure small forward in the game -- Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Durant? Let's size them up.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2010