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June 28th

2012 NBA Draft Grades

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 2:43am

The 2012 NBA Draft was a chaotic one to predict as nobody knew how trades would affect things.

Now that it's over we focus on who helped themselves the most by adding talent to their teams.

NBADraft.net's Mike Misek (West) and Jonathan Wasserman (East) break down the entire draft.

2012 Draft Day: Instant Analysis

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 3:03pm

Anthony DavisFollow this link to our Draft Day Instant Analysis.

Click here to see the 2012 Actual Draft Board.

June 27th

NBA Mock Draft 7.3

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:33pm

NBA Draft: Media Day Part 2

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:17pm

More Quotes of the Day

Bradley Beal on his first paycheck: "My mom says she wants a house right away. So I guess... she's getting whatever she wants."

Thomas RobinsonThomas RobinsonThomas Robinson: "It's getting to the point where my agent is confused. And if he's confused, imagine how I feel."

Andre Drummond on Anthony Davis' refusal to say he's going #1: "He's a fool"

NBA Draft: Media Day Part 1

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 7:12pm

There was a deeply talented yet confused group of prospects on hand for Media Day in Midtown. Nobody seemed to have a clue as to where they would be going Thursday night. Which is awesome, because uncertainty makes for a better draft.

Quotes of Day:

Bradley Beal: "I was always a fan of Doug Christie".

Damian Lillard: "I heard them say it was the best workout since Kevin Durant. But they didn't draft Kevin Durant."

NBA Draft: Underrated/Overrated

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:26pm

With the 2012 NBA Draft rapidly approaching, there are many young men who are anxiously waiting to hear their names called on draft night. Forward Anthony Davis of Kentucky is the consensus #1 overall pick and will be selected by the New Orleans Hornets as their building block for the future. After that things should get very interesting. Several players are moving up on draft boards, while others are falling. Here we will examine five players who are underrated and five players who are overrated.

June 26th

NBA Draft: Top 5 Lists

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 12:09pm

Most Athletic: Andre Drummond

YAndre DrummondAndre Drummondou aren't going to find a lot of players anywhere with Drummond's athletic profile. He's a once in a 5-10 year physical specimen. Even in the NBA, his explosiveness and raw leaping ability coupled with his overwhelming size and strength will put him in elite company. The sky is the limit for this kid.

Strongest Player: Andre Drummond

June 25th

2011 Rookie Performance / Expectations

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 12:19am

In our love for the NBA Draft, we often develop inflated expectations for draft picks. We hope to find franchise players in the top 5, all stars in the lottery, solid starters in the first round and occasional gems and role players in the second round. But are these expectations realistic? A draft study done by 82games.com helps to give us a more realistic perspective for draft positions.

http://82games.com/nbadraftpicks.htm

Rating = points per game+rebounds per game+assists per game
Star: 20+ Rating
Solid Player: 15-19.9

Draft Buzz

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 12:27pm

Uncertainty Reigns Supreme for 2012 Draft

June 24th

The Draft vs. Free Agency

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 6:16am

This week is always one of the more interesting weeks on the NBA calendar. While the confetti is still being cleared away down in South Beach, executives of each and every team are huddled together in boardrooms across the country finalizing their plans for draft day later this week. As a team that was built through free agency prepares for a championship parade, NBA draft hopefuls are undergoing final workouts to prepare for arguably the most important night of their lives to date.