The Philadelphia 76ers have made their model for rebuilding no secret. After tanking their way to a 19-63 mark in the standings and record-tying 26 consecutive losses last season, the Sixers were awarded the second-best odds of winning the first pick in the NBA Draft. They’re called ‘odds’ for a reason, though, and Philly not only lost out on the top selection but were jumped in draft order by the Cleveland Cavaliers, too. Undeterred by that turn of events, a new report says that the Sixers will do “whatever they can” to nab former Kansas wing and potential top-two pick Andrew Wiggins. Read More »
Depending on who you talk to, opinions differ on whether Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker or Joel Embiid will be the first overall pick. But there’s very little debate that they will be the first three names announced at the upcoming NBA Draft. The draft combine is scheduled for this week in Chicago, and none of the three prospects will be attending.
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The NBA Draft is quickly approaching, and the underclassmen deadline came and went. Before you know it, the likes of Jay Bilas will take over your television preaching his WINGSPAN gospel. The word “potential” will be said more in the next two months than the other ten combined. At the forefront of the “potential” revolution is the young underclassmen. Read More »
Tanking is the scourge of competition, and the NBA has taken preliminary steps to avoid the recent promulgation of intentional losing to increase a team’s odds for landing a top pick in the draft lottery. With the new CBA structure, tanking for cheap rookie deals is a whole lot sexier (and more frugal in smaller markets) for team’s looking to improve. But a new proposal, outlined by Grantland’s Zach Lowe, removes the draft lottery in favor of a wheel system that guarantees a team’s pick over the next 30 years before the cycle repeats itself again with each team getting a chance at the No. 1 over the ensuing 30 years. Read More »
We’re coming up on a week since one of the wildest NBA Drafts in recent memory and there is still new information and insights emerging every day. [Check out the Best Tweets, Video & Hair from NBA Draft Night 2013]
We have always been fascinated by the way ballplayers handle the weeks, days and minutes leading up to actual NBA Draft. Guys play it cool with their new feeling of superstardom, taking part in photos shoots and getting loaded up with new gear, but when you’re about to actually be called up on stage to meet David Stern? Things get real Read More »
There was a lot to like about the NBA Draft last night. Tons of surprise picks and deals, a great environment in Brooklyn and an excellent signoff by NBA Commissioner David Stern made it one of the most memorable draft nights of our careers. [Check out which WWE personality reminds us most of David Stern]
It was Stern’s 30th NBA Draft, and the fans made it memorable, booing him sarcastically with more fervor than ever before, to send him off in style. Check out Stern’s last draft pick and the Hakeem Olajuwon retro surprise that was waiting for him. Very cool: Read More »
C.J. McCollum is undoubtedly one of our favorite players in this year’s NBA Draft. Not only can he play his ass off, but he’s also a great guy as well.
C.J. let us tag along for an insane Tuesday in New York City. The guy landed and then got right into the Draft matrix where you don’t get a second to catch your breath. Read More »
It is possible that there is no other night in all of sports where athletes’ fashion choices are more celebrated (or more critiqued) than the NBA Draft.
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One athlete, Cody Zeller, has decided to take the decision out of his own hands in order to let basketball fans decide what he will be wearing in the green room tomorrow night. Check out the mini campaign that Zeller has posted on his Twitter account: Read More »
Give the Cavs credit, they’re being aggressive in trade talks heading into tomorrow night’s NBA Draft and they are aiming high with what they want in return for the No. 1 overall pick. Yesterday, we brought you the report of the Cavs trying to get LaMarcus Aldridge for that pick (the Blazers told them to go kick rocks).
Now here’s word that they tried the same move to get Kevin Love. Read More »
We are really just hours from the NBA Draft, where the lives of 60 players will change forever. One of those players is expected Syracuse Lottery pick Michael Carter-Williams, who landed in NYC today for the NBA draft.
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Check out this video where Dime takes a look back at MCW’s journey since declaring for the Draft back in early May to get a quick-hit feel of what the frantic weeks are like between declaration and arriving in New York for his big night: Read More »