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June 23rd, 2008

2008 NBA Draft: Overrated/Underrated

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


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

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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June 20th

2008 NBA Draft Early Entry: Withdrawals

Fri, 06/20/2008 - 5:25pm


A.J. Abrams Texas
Josh Akognon Cal State Fullerton
Antonio Anderson Memphis
Derek Bailey Providence Christian Academy (SC)
Jason Bennett Tallahassee CC (FL)
Chase Budinger Arizona
Derrick Caracter Louisville
DeMarre Carroll Missouri
Charles Carter Oklahoma Baptist
Josh Carter Texas A&M
Lee Cummard Brigham Young
Robert Dozier Memphis
Wayne Ellington North Carolina
Alonzo Gee Alabama

June 19th

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

2008/09 Sacramento Kings Payroll: $63 million
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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