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June 26th, 2008

Where's the Love, Pass the Mayo: Draft Trades

Thu, 06/26/2008 - 9:40pm

 

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A list of the trades on draft night:

The Grizzlies acquired OJ Mayo (No. 3) from the Timberwolves for Kevin Love (No. 5) in a multi-player deal.

The Blazers acquired Jerryd Bayless (No. 11) from the Pacers for Brandon Rush (No. 13) in a multi-player deal.

Draft Time: Instant Analysis

Thu, 06/26/2008 - 6:14pm

 

For the first time in this site's history, NBADraft.net will be breaking down the draft as it happens. Nick Prevenas and Kevin Duffy will be offering instant analysis after each pick, while attempting to document every trade, awkward interaction and ill-advised suit choice. Feel free to join the party by leaving a comment below.

 

2008 Extended Mock Draft: Vol 2.3

Thu, 06/26/2008 - 1:01pm

 

This year's draft is one of the most difficult ever to project because there are so many unknowns with regard to trades taking place at the top of the draft, beginning with the 2nd pick, down through the lottery and into the late first round. Look for a number of trades to go down changing the expected course of events throughout the draft.

 

Clippers and Sonics swap 4 for 7

Thu, 06/26/2008 - 12:22pm


The 2008 NBA draft is still a couple hours away, but the wheeling and dealing is already in high gear.

 

The Actions of Others

Thu, 06/26/2008 - 9:03am

Russell Westbrook should buy Rajon Rondo a really nice Rolex. At the very least, he needs to send him a thank-you card.

[img_assist|nid=1273|title=Russell Westbrook|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=477]DeAndre Jordan needs to head back to Texas A&M to study arthroscopic surgery. Either that, or hire a witch doctor who specializes on healing the knees of 7-foot Lakers' centers.

June 25th

After the Lottery: Part II

Wed, 06/25/2008 - 6:08pm

 

2008 NBA Draft: Top 5 Lists

Wed, 06/25/2008 - 11:00am

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 - 2:35am

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

After the Lottery: Part I

Wed, 06/25/2008 - 1:11am


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 - 3:30pm


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.