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  1. NBA Draft: Klay Thompson's jumper makes him a valuable commodity

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe explains why the Miami Heat could have used a player like Klay Thompson, and why he'll be a valuable NBA player.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2011
  2. NBA Draft Blog - The West Coast watch: Looking at Klay Thompson, ...

    David Thorpe

    The Pac-10 is down this year, but there are still some intriguing prospects out West. David Thorpe scouts Klay Thompson, Quincy Pondexter and Malcolm Lee to determine if -- and where -- they'll fit into this year's NBA draft.

    Blog | Conversation | February 17, 2010
  3. 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
  4. NBA Rookie Watch -- Redraft

    David Thorpe

    Here's how the top 20 draft choices could have gone down.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  5. Andray Blatche, Monta Ellis among worst chemistry players on trad...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe evaluates five players who are potentially available at the trade deadline who could cause serious chemistry issues for the teams that acquire them, including Andray Blatche and Monta Ellis.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  6. NBA - Jeff Teague, Omri Casspi and Andris Biedrins can rise in pl...

    David Thorpe

    ESPN Insider David Thorpe takes a look at ESPN.com's NBA Player Rankings and identifies three players who could vault up the ranks as well as three headed downward.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  7. 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
  8. NBA Rookie Rankings: Rookie Watch: Head of new class

    David Thorpe

    Which rookies project to start the season at the top of our Rookie 50 rankings?

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2010
  9. NBA Draft 2010: Washington Wizards trading John Wall could dramat...

    David Thorpe

    While there's a growing certainty about where prospects will land tonight, there's still plenty of intrigue. David Thorpe looks at five moves that could drastically change the draft, including the Wizards' swapping John Wall for an All-Star point guard.

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2010
  10. NBA Draft 2010: Tweeners like Al-Farouq Aminu have tough time in ...

    David Thorpe

    There are a number of NBA players who don't have the prototypical size to match their natural positional skill set, but there are many more talented players who never got a chance because of that fatal "tweener" moniker. David Thorpe examines why.

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2010
  11. 2010 NBA draft: How teams find red flags in prospects like DeMarc...

    David Thorpe

    It's tough to predict the future, but some warning signs stand out. Which are the worst? And whom do they apply to in the 2010 draft? David Thorpe examines the way NBA teams assess concerns in their draft war rooms.

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2010
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 2010 NBA draft: Wesley Johnson, Al-Farouq Aminu, Greg Monroe batt...

    David Thorpe

    Fans watching the lottery should pay attention to which team lands the fourth pick and which ends up fifth. There's a big drop-off between those two spots, so this draft's intrigue starts at No. 5. David Thorpe breaks down the players available there.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  15. NBA free agency - Building a team around LeBron James

    David Thorpe

    LeBron James is talented enough to thrive in any system. But in a perfect world, there is one brand of basketball and a certain crop of players that would energize LeBron to new levels. David Thorpe explains.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  16. NBA draft - David Thorpe - Projecting draft-night steals

    David Thorpe

    Although much is made of finding stars in the lottery, they are few and far between. And if you're picking later in the draft, you should just hope to grab a rotation player. David Thorpe identifies three such sleepers who could help NBA teams right away.

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2010