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June 23rd, 2014

Dunk the Funk!

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:47pm

The dunk is what many view as a symbol of athletic prowess in basketball. Few plays in basketball cause such a reaction as a beautifully orchestrated alley-oop, a fastbreak slam or a "poster" dunk on an opposing player. They may only be worth two points, but dunks can swing momentum, quieting an opposing crowd as well as cause a home crowd to erupt. Not surprisingly, players who typically play closer to the basket tend to amass the most dunks. DeAndre Jordan led the league in the regular season at 245 (nearly 3 per game), accounting for just over 70% of his total field goals.

Top 5 Overrated Prospects

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:37am

In a draft that we actually really like a number of the top prospects, there will obviously be a few players that fail to live up to expectations. On Thursday we took a look at 5 underrated prospects. Here are 5 prospects who we feel are overrated. This list is not five players who we think will be busts, as a few of these guys are good bets to be solid pros. But for where they are being projected to be drafted, we feel they are overrated.

Aaron Gordon, PF Arizona

June 22nd

Team Needs: Southeast Division

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 1:28pm

Orlando Magic
Needs: Point guard, power forward
Picks: 4, 12

June 21st

Face Off: Dante Exum vs. Marcus Smart

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 10:36pm

This edition of Face Off probably hits a little closer to home for the Orlando Magic. Had Marcus Smart declared for the 2013 draft, there’s a very good possibility he would have been selected 2nd by Orlando. It’s not every day a team gets a second chance to nab their guy, but with International Man of Mystery, Dante Exum, throwing his name in the hat, things get a bit more complicated. With an aging Jameer Nelson hitting the free agent market next summer, the Magic are looking for a backcourt mate for Victor Oladipo.

June 20th

2014 Extended Mock Draft 6.0

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:17pm

With the 2014 NBA draft less than a week away, and a shake up at the top with Joel Embiid's foot injury, here is our sixth look at the first round.

June 19th

Top 5 Underrated Prospects

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:09pm

1. Kyle Anderson, PG/SF UCLA

June 18th

Face Off: Noah Vonleh vs. Julius Randle

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 8:31pm

The 2014 draft has a great deal of second tier talent oozing with All-Star potential sitting right outside the top three. Two of the top power forwards, Julius Randle and Noah Vonleh, represent opposite ends of the oft asked question, production or potential?

Team Needs: Central Division

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:40pm

Cleveland Cavaliers
Needs: Everything except point guard
Picks: 1, 33

June 17th

Face Off: Jabari Parker vs. Andrew Wiggins

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 9:29pm

A high profile wing with franchise changing potential doesn’t come around every day. It’s already been four years since Paul George was scooped up at a bargain price in 2010, and a rail thin kid, named Kevin Durant, dawned a Seattle Supersonics cap close to a decade ago.