Archive - Jun 2008

June 22nd

Risk and Reward

Mon, 06/23/2008 - 2:11am


As the draft approaches, many fans (and presumably general managers) may be asking themselves a basic question: What’s better, a safe and solid pick or a high risk but high reward pick?[img_assist|nid=1143|title=Andrew Bynum|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=428]

Burlison: Big men making the big jump

Long Beach Press-Telegram

June 21st

State of the Cap: Philadelphia 76ers

Sun, 06/22/2008 - 7:05am


By Josh Redetzke

2008/09 Philadelphia 76ers Payroll: $34.6 million
2008/09 Estimated Salary Cap: $58 million
Roughly $23.4 million under cap

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June 20th

2008 NBA Draft Early Entry: Withdrawals

Fri, 06/20/2008 - 3:25pm


A.J. Abrams Texas
Josh Akognon Cal State Fullerton
Antonio Anderson Memphis
Derek Bailey Providence Christian Academy (SC)
Jason Bennett Tallahassee CC (FL)
Chase Budinger Arizona
Derrick Caracter Louisville
DeMarre Carroll Missouri
Charles Carter Oklahoma Baptist
Josh Carter Texas A&M
Lee Cummard Brigham Young
Robert Dozier Memphis
Wayne Ellington North Carolina
Alonzo Gee Alabama

June 19th

Evaluating the 2008 Draft Class

Thu, 06/19/2008 - 3:16pm

With the 2008 NBA Draft a week away, it’s hard for fans to avoid wondering how this draft class might turn out. How will it compare to other drafts? Strengths? Weaknesses? Let’s break it down.

Big Men (4s and 5s):

Everyone knows about Michael Beasley. Coming off a dominant freshman season, Beasley is the only can’t-miss frontcourt prospect in the draft. After him, this is one of the better drafts for big men in recent memory, especially centers.