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NBA Mock Draft v. 2.0

Following the NBA combine in Chicago last week, we can now evaluate players even further on skills, measurements, intangibles, shooting ability and defense. The combine caused some variations in my Blue Chips Top 70 list, including big jumps up the board by Enes Kanter (C-Turkey), Chris Singleton (SF-Florida St), Jordan Williams (C-Maryland), Malcolm Thomas (PF-San … Continue reading

Three for the show: Why scouts like Irving, Williams, Kanter the most

This year’s NBA draft is unique in that two of the presumed top three players available to be picked didn’t play a full season, or at all, this past basketball season. So why do NBA scouts like Kyrie Irving and Enes Kanter so much? That’s a great debate. For me, Derrick Williams, the No. 1 … Continue reading

NBA Mock Draft v. 1.0: Williams is No. 1

1/ Cleveland Cavaliers – Derrick Williams, F, Arizona The Cavs are going to do something that hasn’t happened since the 1980s by having two draft picks this early in the draft. I stick by my statement saying Williams is the best player in the draft, so the choice that would make sense is taking him … Continue reading

Report card time! I issue AFC teams their grades

I’ve made a video analyzing the AFC draft picks team by team and issue my team grades, with some of my best performers including the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals. Some of my worst performers… well, you’ll have to watch to find out. 

Kentucky trio leaves one foot in each door

One day after fellow freshman Kentucky stud Doron Lamb told the school he would be returning to the university for at least one more, three of his roommates announced they would be testing the waters at the next level. Kentucky freshmen Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones and DeAndre Liggins announced Wednesday they are declaring for the … Continue reading

Carolina’s Barnes to return next season, my friend Audrey is ‘indifferent’

Chapel Hill, North Carolina is rejoicing today as the Tar Heels’ star forward Harrison Barnes has announced he will be returning for his sophomore season as the University of North Carolina. Meanwhile, my friend Audrey Sawyer, a loyal Duke fan, is indifferent about how she feels about a rival player returning to the Tar Heels. … Continue reading

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