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2007-08 NBA Season: Expert Picks

By Aran Smith 11/1/07 NBA Champs: (Tie) Suns/Spurs The consensus is that the NBA championship will once again come down to the match up between Western Conference giants: the Suns and Spurs. Hopefully this time around the referees won’t interfere with the outcome. The Mavericks got one vote, so despite their surprising first round exit…

2007 NBA Summer League: Day Four

By Aran Smith7/10/07 Link: NBA.com Official Summer League Site The top performers of day four were Marcus Banks, Rodney Stuckey, Marco Belinelli, Nate Robinson and Craig Smith. (1-2) San Antonio Spurs 61 – (1-1) Boston Celtics 53 Boxscore This was an interesting match up with the Celtics playing a lot more of their team’s core…

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Bryce Taylor Interview

By Aran Smith 10/4/07 Aran Smith: In the Pac-Ten Conference final against USC you shot a perfect 11-11 with 7-7 on 3s for 32 points. You were really in the zone. Describe that game a little, and what that feeling is like. Bryce Taylor: Well for any scorer really, once you make a few shots…

2007 NBA Summer League: Final Day

By Aran Smith NBADraft.net 7/16/07 Link: NBA.com Official Summer League Site The top performers of day ten were Von Wafer, Nate Robinson, Rashad McCants, Jeff Green, Kevin Durant and Spencer Hawes. (2-3) Washington Wizards 79 – (2-3) Milwaukee Bucks 67 Boxscore The Wizards took advantage of the Bucks missing their top summer league player with…

2007 NBA Summer League: Day Nine

By Aran Smith 7/15/07 Link: NBA.com Official Summer League Site The top performers of day nine were Randy Foye, Craig Smith, Rudy Gay, Reyshawn Terry, DJ Strawberry, and Nate Robinson. (5-0) Dallas Mavericks 91 – (3-2) Boston Celtics 70 Boxscore Behind the steady and clutch play of JJ Barea, the Mavericks completed their undefeated run…

2007 NBA Summer League: Day Eight

By Aran Smith 7/14/07 Link: NBA.com Official Summer League Site The top performers of day eight were Kevin Durant, Oliksey Pecherov, Von Wafer, Ron Hale, Aaron Brooks and Al Thornton. (1-2) Phoenix Suns 94 – (0-4) New Orleans Hornets 86 Boxscore Ron Hale had a surprising breakout performance leading the way for the victorious Suns…

2007 NBA Summer League: Day Seven

By Aran Smith 7/13/07 Link: NBA.com Official Summer League Site The top performers of day seven were Rudy Gay, Aaron Brooks, Spencer Hawes, Randy Foye and Renaldo Balkman. (2-1) Denver Nuggets 92 – (3-1) Detroit Pistons 84 Boxscore With Arron Afflalo and Rodney Stuckey on the bench in the third quarter, Denver went on a…

2007 NBA Summer League: Day Six

By Aran Smith 7/12/07   Link: NBA.com Official Summer League Site The top performers of day six were Randy Foye, Arron Afflalo, Javaris Crittenton. (2-3) San Antonio Spurs 68 – (2-0) Minnesota Timberwolves 79 Boxscore The Timberwolves rallied to victory behind the perimeter duo of Randy Foye and Rashad McCants and the inside play of…

2007 NBA Summer League: Day Five

By Aran Smith 7/11/07 Link: NBA.com Official Summer League Site The top performers of day five were Francisco Garcia, JJ Barea, Rodney Carney, Renaldo Balkman , and Aaron Brooks. (2-0) Sacramento Kings 75 – (0-1) Washington Wizards 64 Boxscore Francisco Garcia will be playing under his old (Louisville assistant) coach Reggie Theus next season in…

2007 NBA Summer League: Day Three

By Aran Smith 7/9/07 Link: NBA.com Official Summer League Site The top performers of day three were Team China’s Yi Jianlian, the Laker’s Javaris Crittenton, and the Clipper’s Al Thornton. Dallas Mavericks 72 – Portland Trailblazers 68 Boxscore Greg Oden still has some maturing to do, and that’s just what the summer league is set…

2007 NBA Summer League: Day Two

By Aran Smith 7/8/07 Link: NBA.com Official Summer League Site In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a heat wave going on across the country, making the Las Vegas desert even hotter than normal. The second day lacked the big names of day one (Oden and Durant) but had some great performances nonetheless. Marco Belinelli was…

2007 NBA Summer League: Day One

By Aran Smith 7/7/07 Link: NBA.com Official Summer League Site 23 Teams, 10 days, 55 games (27 of which are scheduled to be televised on NBATV). The NBA Summer League got underway on Friday night, and NBADraft.net is in Las Vegas to bring you all the inside scoops and scouting reports of players on hand.…

2007 NBA Draft Grades

This year’s draft grades may seem a little higher than usual, but overall teams did an excellent job of addressing need, and with 54 of 60 of the players projected on the mock draft taken, we can’t have too many complaints, especially with the second round picks. This was an abnormally predictable second round compared…

2007 Top 10 Prospects Lists

By Aran Smith Updated 6/27/07   Point Guards Comments 1. Mike Conley 6-1 180 PG Ohio St. Fr. Quickness is phenominal, but must add shooting consistency. 2. Javaris Crittenton 6-4 195 PG Ga. Tech Fr. PG with considerable upside. Leaving early could hurt his long term development. 3. Acie Law 6-3 185 PG Texas A&M…