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May 26th, 2015
Every basketball season is an 82 game grind. A marathonic war of attrition that's played at a high-level by some of the best athletes in the world. Playoff races normally come down to the last week, conferring just how important every game of the season has been. And while the season's stories are constantly being rewritten, by the time the playoff comes around new stories are almost nonexistent.
Needs: Towns or Okafor to be a star
Picks: 1, 31, 36
By Antonio Pernas
The 2015 draft lottery will be held tonight at 8:30 PM ET. Here is a look at the lottery teams and their odds of winning.
With a lot of talent and uncertainty at the top, this is shaping up to be one of the most exciting drafts in years. There are a number of positional battles that remain to play out in individual workouts over the next few weeks. Okafor and Towns are both in the running to go first, while Russell and Mudiay factor into the top 5 and will also be competing with one another.
Danilo Fuzaro is a 21 year old Brazilian combo guard regarded by some in Latin America as a first round talent. He had a solid season averaging 8.8 points per game for a strong team and put up 20 per game in the playoffs. He's very explosive and aggressive attacking the basket, finishing with highlight reel dunks, regularly. He also shows excellent vision and creativity and has drawn comparisons to a poor man's Manu Ginobili, and may be Brazil's top guard prospect since Leandro Barbosa.
By Ian Powers
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The 2015 combine kicked off this week in Chicago, and as is the trend of the past few years, a handful of the top prospects turned down the opportunity to showcase their skills and measure up amongst a group of their peers. Still, this year’s draft class measured in really favorably, and as a whole, more players were probably helped than hurt in terms of measurements. My winners list could easily include a number of additional players, but here are the highlights.