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  1. Maturing Henson a perfect fit for Pistons

    David Thorpe

    Most NBA teams make finding their long-term point guard and center priorities before any other positions. The Detroit Pistons have done just that with their last two drafts. True, Greg Monroe can play some power forward, and Brandon Knight looks to s...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  2. NBA Draft - Detroit Pistons need front court help or shooters

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe says UNC forward John Henson would offer many options for the fledgling Pistons offense.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  3. NBA Draft - Portland Trail Blazers team needs going into draft

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe says UNC point guard Kendall Marshall is a good fit for the Portland Trail Blazers.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  4. Best NBA fits for top prospects

    David Thorpe

    College hoops is just beginning, and the NBA season is but a glimmer of hope, yet NBA teams still covet many players from a 2012 draft class that is expected to be very rich in talent. Though team needs will likely change (assuming there's a sea...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  5. Best NBA fits for Anthony Davis, Harrison Barnes, Andre Drummond,...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe looks at five of the top prospects in college basketball and determines which NBA teams would provide the best fits for each.

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2011
  6. Mavs help Harrison Barnes, Patric Young

    David Thorpe

    It stands to reason that players hoping to be drafted in 2012 should look to the 2011 draft for guidance on what skills NBA teams are looking for. But there is a far better place to look for that kind of advice -- the roster of the team that paraded ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  7. 2012 NBA Draft - Harrison Barnes, Patric Young benefit from Dalla...

    David Thorpe

    It's very early in the 2012 NBA draft cycle, but already some prospects are getting a boost thanks to the NBA title-winning Dallas Mavericks. David Thorpe explains why the Mavs' victory will aid top sharpshooters like UNC's Harrison Barnes and others.

    Blog | Conversation | July 14, 2011
  8. How Sullinger needs to improve

    David Thorpe

    For NBA draft prospects, deciding whether to come back to school is never an easy process, especially for players who are assured of lottery status. Yet there are a few guys who seem to be set on doing just that. While this is great for college baske...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  9. NBA draft 2011: Essential improvements for top returnees Jared Su...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe offers improvement advice for three top prospects who could return to school next year: Jared Sullinger, John Henson and Harrison Barnes.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  10. John Henson is heading for the top five

    David Thorpe

    One of the most debated points among draftniks each spring is, "Which skillsets are most transferable from college to the pros?" Is it pure scoring? Great perimeter shooting? Ability to get to the free throw line? Rebounding? Defense? But there is ...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  11. 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
  12. Harrison Barnes has something to prove

    David Thorpe

    Heading into the college basketball season, there are a number of guys who already have secured a solid first-round ticket into next year's NBA draft. But can they just coast and then see their dreams come true? For the most part, no. There look...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  13. NBA draft - Harrison Barnes, Kyrie Irving and Perry Jones have so...

    David Thorpe

    There's some consensus surrounding the top players of the projected 2011 draft class: Harrison Barnes, Perry Jones and Kyrie Irving. But David Thorpe says this trio can't simply coast and expect a top draft spot. Here's what each will have to prove.

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2010
  14. John Henson needs to improve

    David Thorpe

    In most cases, college players who come back to school do so because they didn't trust that they'd be selected in the NBA draft as high as they'd hoped. They may love college, but so did many of each year's draft picks. So whether...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  15. NBA draft - John Henson leads top prospects returning to college ...

    David Thorpe

    There are plenty of talented NBA prospects that returned to school this season, but all of them, including intriguing talents like UNC's John Henson and Duke's Mason Plumlee, need to show improvement. David Thorpe breaks down the top five returnees.

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 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