/ Jun 24, 2014 / 10:22 pm
The Milwaukee Bucks finished with just 15 wins last season, somehow finishing the year with four fewer wins than a historically awful Sixers squad who was in the tank since draft night last summer. Despite the Bucks’ travails, the Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to grow, both figuratively and literally, after his Second-Team All-Rookie campaign. Read More »
Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the last week now — we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at the teams individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with the current and future plans. Read More »
This keeps becoming more muddled as we inch closer to Thursday’s NBA Draft. In ESPN’s latest mock draft, Chad Ford reports that Jabari Parker purposefully underperformed during his Cavs workout because he prefers to play for the Bucks, who hold the No. 2 pick. Read More »
And the NBA draft wheel just keeps on spinning. After presumptive number one pick Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot, one anonymous general manager said that “you can’t use a top five pick” on the Kansas big man. Now, just three days before the draft, comes word that Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry agrees with that take. Read More »
There’s no specific playbook for the NBA Draft process. Teams watch hours of film, attend bigger workouts and hold exclusive ones, do background and personality checks, create unique statistical methods for evaluation, and so much more to assess which prospect is the right fit for their organization. And though they’d never admit it, teams even take everything they hear through the grapevine into account; the hard part is deciding which talk is real and which is calculated misdirection. The health of potential number one pick Joel Embiid is this draft’s biggest discrepancy, with differing reports emerging from the Cleveland Cavaliers on the status of his physical. Read More »
Ekpe Udoh is not a name a lot of people would mention when the topic of favorite players come up. But don’t tell that to his book club. Over the weekend, Udoh took members of his book club to a movie screening.
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Mallory Edens was the only thing anyone wanted to talk about after Tuesday’s draft lottery. Since becoming the obsession of everyone online, she has seen her Twitter and Facebook profiles blow up, and had this song made about her. But you’re not viral until you get your own apparel. And so of course, yesterday, an Edens hoodie became available online.
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/ May 21, 2014 / 11:13 pm
Mallory Edens (photo. @SI_ExtraMustard)
Milwaukee Bucks owner Wesley Edens elected his 18 year-old daughter, Mallory Edens, as the team’s representative at the 2014 draft lottery. Her agreeable presence in a room full of forty-something basketball executives made Edens an overnight Internet celebrity, culminating with an odd, original song entitled “We’re In Love With Mallory.” Read More »
The Milwaukee Bucks had a 25 percent chance to land the first overall pick last night. They didn’t. Instead, it went to the Cleveland. But all anyone wanted to talk about after the draft lottery was Mallory Edens, the daughter of Bucks co-owner Wes Edens who represented the team at the podium last night.
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Despite having a 1.7 percent chance, the Cleveland Cavaliers — this year without good luck charm Nick Gilbert — have landed the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. All that talk about not returning to the lottery and they still land the No. 1 pick. Unreal. Read More »