Archive - May 2013 - Article


May 30th

Who Goes #1?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 10:57pm

The post-LeBron era for the Cavaliers has gone relatively well, at least from an NBA Draft lottery perspective. Lady luck was on the team's side again this season as the team won the Draft Lottery once again. If the Cavs end up making this pick it will be the fourth top four selection this team has made in the last five years. The team landed budding superstar Kyrie Irving with the top overall selection in 2011, Tristan Thompson three picks later and Dion Waiters last season. Irving has been a stud, Thompson serviceable and the jury is

May 26th

Team Needs: Atlantic Division

Mon, 05/27/2013 - 8:18am

Philadelphia 76ers
Needs: C, SG, PG
Picks: 11, 35, 42

May 24th

Team Needs: Southeast Division

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 7:50am

There's an expression in the scouting industry, "draft for talent, trade for need". Basically you never want to pass on a Michael Jordan because you already have Clyde Drexler as the Trailblazers did back in 1984. And some feel you never even take team need into consideration, just take the player who's highest rated on your board at your pick, and acquire assets, unless you happen to be one player away and have no assets to trade or cap space to make changes to your roster. At the top of the draft it's all about maximizing talent at your draft position.

May 22nd

NBA Draft Combine: Athleticism Test Analysis

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 9:10pm

NBA Draft Combine: Athleticism Test Results


Cody Zeller 35.5" no-step vert, 37.5" max vert, 10.82 lane agility, 3.15 sprint, 17 bench reps

NBA Draft Combine: Athleticism Test Results

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 3:57pm


May 21st

Extended NBA Mock Draft 4.0

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 6:05pm

With the entire draft order now set after the May 21st lottery, here is take # four on an extrended mock draft with breakdowns of each of the first round selections, with team needs factored in.

May 20th

2013 NBA Draft Lottery Odds

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 8:28pm

The 2013 draft lottery will be held on May 21st at 8:30 PM ET. Here is a look at the lottery teams and their odds of winning.

May 18th

Nike Junior International Tournament: Top Prospects

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 3:21am

From May 9th to 12th in London, the finals of the Nike Junior International Tournament took place in conjunction with the Euroleague Final 4. The qualifying teams were: Red Star Belgrade, Joventut Badalona, Spars Sarajevo, Lietuvos Rytas, FC Regal Barcelona, INSEP, China and England. The final game took place at the O2 arena and was won in blowout fashion by Joventut, who were led by break out MVP shooting guard Alberto Abalde, by a 82-59 finish. Here is a list of players that showed the most potential:

May 16th

2013 NBA Draft Combine Measurements

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:44am