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June 25th, 2008

2008 NBA Draft: Top 5 Lists

Wed, 06/25/2008 - 10:00am

Athleticism:

Derrick RoseDerrick Rose 1. Eric Gordon

2. Derrick Rose

3. Joe Alexander

4. Russell Westbrook

5. Deron Washington


Speed:

1. Derrick Rose

June 24th

Team Needs: Atlantic Division

Wed, 06/25/2008 - 1:35am

New York Knicks
2007-08 record: 23-59
Head Coach: Mike D'Antoni

After the Lottery: Part I

Wed, 06/25/2008 - 12:11am


This just in: The NBA Draft is more than the first 14 picks.

46 more, to be exact.

International Flavor: Analyzing the 2008 Class

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 2:30pm


With the NBA's ever-increasing influx of international players (25 percent of the league), the importance of scouting globally continues to rise.

Every year, a handful of international prospects dot the draft landscape, and while this draft is no different, it has no clear-cut superstar talents. No one that is likely to turn into a franchise-level player, a la Dirk Nowitzki or Yao Ming.

2008 NBA Draft: Playing Devil's Advocate

Tue, 06/24/2008 - 1:31pm

I'm sick of it.

I'm tired of hearing about how great this draft is. I'm done with hearing about a skin-and-bones swingman being compared to Chris Bosh. I'm through listening to people tell me that an out-of-shape, under-sized power forward should be a top-5 pick. I'm overwhelmed by the thought of a selfish combo guard with a bad track record and a history of being shut down by college defenders being the clear-cut No. 3.

June 23rd

Team Needs: Southwest Division

Mon, 06/23/2008 - 10:27pm

Memphis Grizzlies
2007-08 Record 22-60
Head Coach: Marc Iavaroni

2008 NBA Draft: Overrated/Underrated

Mon, 06/23/2008 - 1:31pm


Overrated:

Kevin Love (UCLA)

[img_assist|nid=1222|title=Kevin Love|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=378] Love is a classic example of a great college player who is unlikely to be a great NBA player.

Without question Love has his strengths. He is an extremely intelligent player who possesses a high basketball IQ. He has great hands, range out to the three point line, and boasts an array of fundamentally sound post moves.

State of the Cap: Memphis Grizzlies

Mon, 06/23/2008 - 11:36am

 

2008/09 Memphis Grizzlies Payroll: $44 million
2008/09 Estimated Salary Cap: $58 million
Roughly $14 million under cap

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June 22nd

Risk and Reward

Mon, 06/23/2008 - 4:11am

 

As the draft approaches, many fans (and presumably general managers) may be asking themselves a basic question: What’s better, a safe and solid pick or a high risk but high reward pick?[img_assist|nid=1143|title=Andrew Bynum|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=428]

State of the Cap: Philadelphia 76ers

Sun, 06/22/2008 - 9:05am

 

By Josh Redetzke
6/22/08

2008/09 Philadelphia 76ers Payroll: $34.6 million
2008/09 Estimated Salary Cap: $58 million
Roughly $23.4 million under cap

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