Archive - May 2010
By Mike Misek
2010/11 Dallas Mavericks Payroll: $84 million
2010/11 NBA Salary Cap: $56.1 million
Roughly: $17.9 million over cap
With the ping-pong balls creating surprises in the NBA draft lottery, the Wizards and 76ers were lucky winners, while the Nets, Timberwolves and Warriors each dropped two spots.
Let's look at how things may go for all the lottery teams on June 24.
With tonight's draft lottery shaping the final pieces of the draft order puzzle, here's a look at our top 100 draft prospects available. The International early entries (such as Kevin Seraphin, Tibor Pleiss and Pablo Aguilar) will have until June 14th to withdraw their names if they decide to. The NCAA underclassmen deadline to withdraw on the other hand has already passed meaning that the NCAA pool of players is set.
A basketball is approximately six times larger in circumference than a ping pong ball. Yet once a year, basketball fans around the country allow a few ping pong balls to stir up six times as much excitement as any basketball game had the previous season.