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2011 Nike EYBL Session #3, Los Angeles

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 9:00am

By Ian Powers

May 30th

Mock Draft Tracker

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 12:01am

Rising

2011 Extended Mock Draft 3.0

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 1:25pm

After last week's combine and athleticism testing, Derrick Williams has moved back into first on our mock draft. Here's an updated look at our extended first round mock draft.

May 29th

NBA Draft Combine: Athleticism Testing Analysis

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 2:12pm

By: Michael Lewis Visenberg

May 27th

Davis Bertans Interview

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 9:58am

Davis Bertans is one of the most intriguing International prospects in this year's draft. Just 18, Bertans is possibly the top pure shooter in the draft (Fredette included). He is shooting 57% from 3 on the season, averaging 8.9 min per game and 4.1 ppg. He impressed scouts at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland Oregon in April. A soft spoken 18 year old, Davis has a strong focus and desire. I conducted this interview on May 27th, with Davis' team heading into the Slovenian league finals against first place Krka Novo Mesto.

May 26th

2011 NBA Draft: Point Guard Prospectus

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 1:12am

NBA fans have heard the phrase “it’s a point guard’s league” ad nauseam over the past two years. Rules changes eliminating hand-checking have greatly benefited smaller players with explosive quickness. Not to mention some of the most talented players to enter the draft over the past six years have precisely fit this mold. The Miami Heat maybe the only team in the league that doesn’t need a true point guard due to the ball-handling and playmaking abilities of LeBron James and Dwayne Wade.

NBA Draft Combine: Athleticism Testing

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 10:27am
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May 24th

Who's #1?: The Case for Derrick Williams

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 1:17pm

Last week we witnessed Dan Gilbert and his adorable son luck up and score the 1st and 4th overall picks in the NBA draft lottery. Keep in mind the term "luck up" is fairly relative, considering we aren't even a year removed from the festivities in South Beach. Anyway, possessing two of the top four picks in a draft will be mighty useful for the rebuilding efforts of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Who's #1?: The Case for Kyrie Irving

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 1:16pm

As many of you already know, the Cleveland Cavaliers – still recovering from being caught in a tidal wave called LeBron’s ego and washed up on the island of futility – landed the 1st and 4th overall picks in the 2011 NBA Draft. The possibility of drafting two all-star caliber players is a decent consolation prize for losing arguably the best player in the NBA.

May 22nd

Draft Buzz: Combine Edition

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 1:10am

The NBA combine took place on Thursday and Friday with players being run through shooting plus 3-on-2, 2-on-1 full court drills, and combine measurements and athleticism testing.