Archive - Dec 2009 - Article


December 30th

Worst 10 NBA Draft Picks of the Decade

Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:39am
As much as a great draft pick can buoy a franchise, a bad selection will sink it. The 2000s have been a decade starring haves and have nots of the front office world. We've seen Chris Wallace do a terrible job for two teams and Mike Dunleavy be allowed to continue screwing up one single team for several years. Isiah Thomas has come and gone, then come, then gone again.

December 29th

Top 10 NBA Draft Picks of the Decade

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 11:18pm

As the final hours of 2009 come upon us, has taken to listing off the best picks of the past decade. The list is based on the value a player provided at his given pick spot in the draft. For instance, an All-Star picked 15th is more common than a starter picked 50th.

Tomorrow, we'll have the 10 worst picks of the decade. For now, enjoy:

Michael ReddMichael Redd1. Michael Redd - 43rd pick in the 2000 draft by Milwaukee

December 27th

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Sun, 12/27/2009 - 8:56pm

By Josh Cochran and Joel Steiner
NCAA Power 16: December 28th

Damion JamesDamion JamesThe Christmas presents are unwrapped and New Year’s is fast approaching, so it’s a good time for us to reflect on college basketball’s non-conference season. Kansas, Texas and Kentucky were ranked in the top 5 of our first Power 16 and they have lived up to expectations.

December 23rd

NBA Draft: Stock Watch

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 2:13pm


Avery Bradley 6-2 180 PG/SG Texas Fr.

Avery BradleyAvery BradleyAfter a slow start, Texas' blue chip recruit has begun to show why some had him rated as the #1 recruit in the nation (over John Wall).

While Bradley isn't in Wall's class as an NBA prospect, he's quickly proving that he belongs in the next handful of players and will likely be considered as a top 10 pick this year.

December 20th

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Sun, 12/20/2009 - 9:47pm

By Josh Cochran and Joel Steiner
NCAA Power 16: December 21st

At this point in the college basketball season you can throw out the pre-season hype and look at what these teams have done on the floor. Right now it looks like the top nine teams in the Power 16 are legitimate Final Four contenders but the top five are National Championship caliber. Ole Miss, Kansas State and New Mexico have played their way into our Power 16, but it will be interesting to see how they fare during the grind of conference play.

December 17th

2010 Positional Rankings Updated

Fri, 12/18/2009 - 8:08am

Armon JohnsonArmon Johnson2010 Positional Rankings

With size, speed and athleticism, Nevada's Armon Johnson has what few point guards on the college level possess. And with such a shallow pool of talent following likely #1 pick John Wall at the point guard position, Johnson could potentially look to leave this year and find a spot in the first round.

December 14th

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Mon, 12/14/2009 - 11:07am

By Josh Cochran and Joel Steiner
NCAA Power 16: December 14th

Through the first five weeks of the season there appears to be separation between the top 13 teams and everyone else.  This has been evident in our Power 16 Rankings as teams 14-21 have changed weekly.  Meanwhile, Kentucky and Syracuse further established positions in our top five with big wins last week.  Texas gets an opportunity to make a statement this week with a huge match up against North Carolina in Cowboy Stadium. 

December 11th

Euro Cup Watch

Fri, 12/11/2009 - 2:07pm

It's the half way point of the EuroCup Competition regular season, so its time to take a look at how the prospects have done so far.

Top Prospects

Donatas Montiejunas (90) F 7'0 Benetton

December 9th

NBA Draft: Stock Watch

Wed, 12/09/2009 - 11:53pm

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John Wall 6-4 182 PG Kentucky Fr.

John WallJohn WallJohn Wall has carried the Wildcats to a 9-0 start, living up to all the hype and then some. He's played through injuries and come up big when they have needed him most.

December 8th

Euroleague Watch

Tue, 12/08/2009 - 1:21pm

It's 6 Games into the Euroleague Season already and since the stretch games are starting now, is time for us to take a look at our listed prospects and their performance so far. Rankings are more performance based than overall potential based but take both into consideration.

DEP List:

Jan Vesely (90) F 6’10 Partizan (This report 1/
last report 1)