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June 29th

2007 NBA Draft Grades

Sat, 06/30/2007 - 3:26am
This year's draft grades may seem a little higher than usual, but overall teams did an excellent job of addressing need, and with 54 of 60 of the players projected on the mock draft taken, we can't have too many complaints, especially with the second round picks. This was an abnormally predictable second round compared to most years.

State of the Cap: Los Angeles Clippers

Fri, 06/29/2007 - 1:42pm

By Josh Redetzke
6/29/07

2007/08 Los Angeles Clippers Payroll: $58.8 million
2007/08 Estimated NBA Salary Cap: $55 million
Roughly: $3.8 million over cap

June 28th

2007 Top 50 Draft Prospects

Thu, 06/28/2007 - 1:46pm

By Aran Smith
6/28/07

June 27th

2007 Top 10 Prospects Lists

Wed, 06/27/2007 - 1:58pm

By Aran Smith
Updated 6/27/07

2007 NBA Draft: Centers

Wed, 06/27/2007 - 1:48pm

By Aran Smith
6/27/07

The center position has one goliath (Oden), one potential lotto pick in Hawes and a number of other first round possibilities. The position is never usually deep or talented, so having a potential dominating center at the top makes this an excellent center year.

June 26th

2007 NBA Draft: Power Forwards

Tue, 06/26/2007 - 2:04pm

By Aran Smith
6/26/07

With three potential top five picks (Horford, B. Wright and Yi), and 7-8 potential first rounders, the power forward position in the 2007 draft is both talented and deep. There are upside picks such as Yi, Wright and Smith, and instant impact guys such as Horford and Noah. After the dust clears on Thursday, power forward could end up producing the most first rounders of any position.

June 25th

State of the Cap: Golden State Warriors

Mon, 06/25/2007 - 2:20pm

By Josh Redetzke
6/25/07

2007/08 Golden State Warriors Payroll: $61.1 million
2007/08 Estimated NBA Salary Cap: $55 million
Roughly: $6.1 million over cap

2007 NBA Draft: Potential Winners/Losers

Mon, 06/25/2007 - 2:12pm

By Kevin Duffy
6/25/07

Each year after the draft, analysts go over the teams that “won” and “lost” on draft day. But we decided to take it a step further and project what could be. We will take a look at possible picks and trades that could potentially turn each team’s draft into a success, and also go over moves that would turn June 28th into a complete disaster. Check out how your team could score big or bomb on draft day:

Portland Trailblazers (1, 37, 42, 52, 53)

2007 NBA Draft: Small Forwards

Mon, 06/25/2007 - 2:06pm

By Aran Smith
6/25/07

Small forward is easily the most talent laden position in this year's draft with one franchise player (Durant) and 5 other possible lottery picks (Green, Brewer, Thornton, J. Wright, T.Young). This group is extremely athletic and talented and should provide a number of teams in the lottery with immediate help as well as potential for the future.

June 24th

2007 NBA Draft: Shooting Guards

Sun, 06/24/2007 - 2:22pm

By Aran Smith
6/24/07

This year's shooting guard class is balanced with a lot of quality, experienced players. Although there aren't any surefire superstars, look for around 7-8 to make it into the first round (possibly the most of any position) with most landing in the later half of the first round.