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Lottery Team Targets

Mon, 05/31/2010 - 3:15pm

As the draft approaches, each team's scouting and coaching staff get together to create their team's draft board. If the player they are targeting is off the board by their pick, they will need multiple backup plans to prevent being caught off guard. Preparing for the draft is a long and tedious process, a process that brings up many tough calls when deciding when to take the best player, or the player that best fits your system and roster. Here's a look at the potential targets for each team in regards to ideal fits for their respective rosters...

State of the Cap: New York Knicks

Mon, 05/31/2010 - 10:00am


2010/11 New York Knicks Payroll: $17.7 million
2010/11 NBA Salary Cap: $56.1 million
Roughly: $38.4 million under cap

May 30th

State of the Cap: Minnesota Timberwolves

Sun, 05/30/2010 - 1:35pm

By Mike Misek

2010/11 Minnesota Timberwolves Payroll: $35.1 million
2010/11 NBA Salary Cap: $56.1 million
Roughly: $21 million under cap

Al JeffersonAl JeffersonVariables:

May 27th

NBA Draft Combine: Shooting Drill Results

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 6:58am
Player Spot-Up Shooting

Daniel Orton Interview

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 8:09pm

On Wednesday, following a workout along with Hassan Whiteside, I got a chance to sit down to interview Daniel Orton. Despite being just a freshman and struggling for playing time, Orton shows a confidence and surprisingly polished game for such a young kid.

NBADraft.net:
How do you feel about your NBA readiness?

Daniel OrtonDaniel OrtonDaniel Orton: Coming out here working with Frank and Coach Hill has made me a lot more confident. I feel ready.

State of the Cap: Denver Nuggets

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 12:41pm

By Mike Misek

2010/11 Denver Nuggets Payroll: $73.4 million
2010/11 NBA Salary Cap: $56.1 million
Roughly: $17.3 million over cap


Variables:

Carmelo AnthonyCarmelo AnthonyKenyon Marton - ETO for $16.8 million
Renaldo Balkman - Unrestricted Free Agent
Malik Allen - Unrestricted Free Agent
Anthony Carter - Unrestricted Free Agent

Hassan Whiteside Interview

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 11:12am

On Wednesday, I got a chance to interview Hassan Whiteside following a workout in San Francisco. Whiteside is a very shy kid but shows an enthusiasm for the game that is not apparent in every bigman.

NBADraft.net:
You've been working out with Hakeem Olajuwon, what kind of things has he been working on with you?

May 26th

Hassan Whiteside/Daniel Orton Workout

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 11:05am

On Tuesday, Hoops Daily editor Eric Guilleminault and I got a chance to attend a workout with upcoming NBA draft picks Hassan Whiteside and Daniel Orton in San Francisco.

May 24th

Early NCAA Top 16

Mon, 05/24/2010 - 9:11pm

Since April began, about the only thing that's made any sense in the college basketball world was watching Duke cut down the nets in Indianapolis.