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June 19th, 2008

Evaluating the 2008 Draft Class

Thu, 06/19/2008 - 5:16pm

With the 2008 NBA Draft a week away, it’s hard for fans to avoid wondering how this draft class might turn out. How will it compare to other drafts? Strengths? Weaknesses? Let’s break it down.


Big Men (4s and 5s):


Everyone knows about Michael Beasley. Coming off a dominant freshman season, Beasley is the only can’t-miss frontcourt prospect in the draft. After him, this is one of the better drafts for big men in recent memory, especially centers.

State of the Cap: Sacramento Kings

Thu, 06/19/2008 - 4:45pm

 

By Josh Redetzke
6/20/08

2008/09 Sacramento Kings Payroll: $63 million
[img_assist|nid=1102|title=Kevin Martin|desc=Icon SMI|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=450]
2008/09 Estimated NBA Salary Cap: $58 million (estimate)
Roughly: $5 million over cap

State of the Cap: Seattle Supersonics

Thu, 06/19/2008 - 10:46am


2008/09 Seattle Supersonics Payroll: $48.4 million
2008/09 Estimated Salary Cap: $58 million (estimate)
Roughly $9.6 million under cap

2008 Extended Mock Draft

Thu, 06/19/2008 - 9:04am

 

With the field set for the 2008 NBA draft and less than 10 days to go, here's a pick by pick mock draft of the first round of this year's NBA draft.

 

June 18th

Team Needs: Central Division

Wed, 06/18/2008 - 4:54pm




Milwaukee Bucks
2007-08 Record: 26-56
Head Coach: Scott Skiles

State of the Cap: Golden State Warriors

Wed, 06/18/2008 - 3:03pm


2008/09 Golden State Warriors Payroll: $46.7 million
2008/09 Estimated NBA Salary Cap: $58 million (estimate)
Roughly: $11.3 million under cap

(includes $17.1 million for the player option on Baron Davis's contract)

Monte Ellis - Icon SMI
The Good:

June 17th

2008 NBA Draft: Decisions, Decisions, Who made the right choice?

Tue, 06/17/2008 - 1:31pm
By Kevin Duffy
6/17/08

With the passing of the early entry withdrawal date, here's a look at the players who made a good decision or a bad decision about entering or pulling out of the draft:

The Good Decisions


[img_assist|nid=1105|title=Joe Alexander|desc=Icon SMI|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=450]Joe Alexander, West Virginia — Stayed in draft

State of the Cap: New Jersey Nets

Tue, 06/17/2008 - 1:31pm

By Josh Redetzke

[img_assist|nid=1109|title=Devin Harris|desc=Icon SMI|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=381]2008/09 New Jersey Nets Payroll: $51.7 million
2008/09 Estimated NBA Salary Cap: $58 million (estimate)
Roughly: $6.3 million under cap

June 15th

State of the Cap: Milwaukee Bucks

Sun, 06/15/2008 - 1:31pm

 

By Josh Redetzke
6/15/08

[img_assist|nid=1119|title=Yi Jianlian|desc=Icon SMI|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=450]2008/09 Milwaukee Bucks Payroll: $62.3 million
2008/09 Estimated NBA Salary Cap: $58 million (estimate)
Roughly: $4.3 million over cap

 

June 14th

State of the Cap: Los Angleles Clippers

Sat, 06/14/2008 - 1:31pm

Josh Redetzke
6/14/08

[img_assist|nid=1121|title=Elton Brand|desc=Icon SMI|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=449] 2008/09 Los Angeles Clippers Payroll: $53.2 million
2008/09 Estimated NBA Salary Cap: $58 million (estimate)
Roughly: $4.8 million under cap


(includes player options of Elton Brand, $16.4 million, and Corey Maggette, $8.4 million)