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2012 NBA Draft

  1. Report: Austin Rivers has a promise from a lottery team

    Jun 9, 2012, 9:01 PM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Lehigh v Duke

    No, the Boston Celtics do not have a lottery pick. But somebody besides dad Doc Rivers is in love with Austin Rivers. At least if you are to believe a report from Marc Spears at Yahoo Sports. (One) East scout expects Rivers to be selected in the Nos. 10-20 range, but an NBA source told…

  2. 2012 adidas Eurocamp preview

    Jun 9, 2012, 6:09 AM EST

    adidas Eurocamp 2012 Logo - Vertical

    The NBA’s pre-Draft camp in Chicago, which wrapped up on Friday, is the place where league front-office types get a combine-style look at U.S. college players. The equivalent for international players is adidas Eurocamp, a three-day event which kicks off June 10 in Treviso, Italy. The camp is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and…

  3. Top stories out of final day of NBA Draft Combine

    Jun 8, 2012, 11:16 PM EST

    Kentucky Wildcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist looks up after being fouled during the first half against the Kansas Jayhawks in the men's NCAA Final Four championship college basketball game in New Orleans

    NBC Sports Network’s Vin Parise spent the week at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago and brings us up to date on some of the big news out of the final day. Highlights of that include Purdue’s Robbie Hummel turning a few heads, Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger not measuring out undersized and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist impressing.…

  4. NBA Draft Profile: Damian Lillard

    Jun 8, 2012, 2:35 PM EST

    Damian Lillard, Julian Demalleville

    Nobody is moving up the draft board like Damian Lillard. You didn’t see him unless you were a Weber State fan (and we know you’re not), but most teams now have him ranked as the best point guard in the draft — better than UNC’s Kendall Marshall, better than Kentucky’s Marquis Teague, better than all…

  5. So who promised Dion Waiters? Toronto? Phoenix?

    Jun 8, 2012, 12:36 PM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Ohio State v Syracuse

    Let the guessing begin. Syracuse Guard Dion Waiters has pulled out of all future workouts and interviews with NBA teams — he got a promise from some team (and stops talking to other teams so someone doesn’t take him higher). Who made the promise? A couple rumors pointed to the Toronto Raptors at No. 8. We’ll…

  6. Video: Austin Rivers from NBA Draft Combine

    Jun 8, 2012, 11:55 AM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Lehigh v Duke

    Austin Rivers is one of the tougher guys to place in this draft. No doubt Doc Rivers’ son has NBA game — great basketball IQ, good shooter well out to the NBA three-point line, good handles (very good hesitation and crossover moves) and he plays a smooth, confident game. But there’s a concern he doesn’t…

  7. Report: Bobcats are shopping No. 2 pick around

    Jun 8, 2012, 9:57 AM EST

    Image (1) bobcats_logo-thumb-250x182-19284.jpg for post 3934

    There is a lock No. 1 pick in this draft, Anthony Davis is a likely franchise player that any general manager would take without thinking. But then it gets tough — there are a lot of good players, a lot of depth, but every guy left has question marks. Nobody else is a lock. Kentucky’s…

  8. Video: Anthony Davis from NBA Draft Combine

    Jun 8, 2012, 8:06 AM EST

    Kentucky v Tennessee

    This is your No. 1 pick New Orleans. Your franchise savior. Anthony Davis, last seen leading Kentucky to a national title, attended the NBA Draft Combine, although he didn’t work out for teams. He doesn’t have to. While he says in his last sentence that his selection isn’t set in stone, it is. He will…

  9. Video: Kendall Marshall from NBA Draft Combine

    Jun 7, 2012, 10:29 PM EST

    North Carolina Marshall reacts after scoring against the Creighton during a college basketball game in Greensboro

    He is not a franchise guy, but your franchise will run better with Kendall Marshall at the point. You could tell how much he mattered to North Carolina when he went down — he may not have been the most talented player on that team, but he was the one that kept all that talent…

  10. Syracuse guard, first-round pick Waiters shuts down workouts

    Jun 7, 2012, 8:10 PM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Ohio State v Syracuse

    When a draft prospect shuts down his workouts, it means he got a promise from some team to take him. It usually doesn’t happen this early in the process. However, that’s what Syracuse two-guard Dion Waiters has done, tweets Marc Spears of Yahoo. Syracuse guard Dion Waiters canceled all team workouts and interviews at NBA…

  11. Report: Raptors ready to trade No. 8 pick, more for swingman

    Jun 6, 2012, 8:18 PM EST

    Image (1) Raptors_logo-thumb-250x221-14966.gif for post 2867

    Toronto has some players in place, a coach, but they also have a distinct need — they want an established front line wing player. They have set their sights high. And they will give up their No. 8 overall pick to get it. So reports Marc Stein at ESPN. And that’s why the Raptors have…

  12. The New Orleans Hornets and a matter of serendipity, not conspiracy

    Jun 2, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

    Dell Demps

    Maybe they’re right. Maybe the league, in the face of unfathomable depths of reason to avoid the concept like the plague (which I have outlined here), really did rig the 2012 NBA Lottery in order to help the Hornets after a rough year, or dot the i’s on the sale of the team to Tom…

  13. NBA Draft profile: Washington’s Terrence Ross

    May 28, 2012, 5:36 PM EST

    Terrence Ross

    Not a lot of people watched Terrence Ross last season. Because not a lot of people watched the Pac-12 last season. That’s not East Coast bias, I’m on the West Coast and I found Pac-12 ball almost unwatchable. But there is talent there. Meet Terrence Ross, the swingman from the University of Washington who is…

  14. Players invited to NBA Draft Combine named

    May 23, 2012, 9:45 AM EST

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    Sixty guys with a dream. The names for the NBA Draft Combine to take place in Chicago have been released. These are the guys who will be measured, weighed and in most cases put through drills to test their speed, agility and shooting. I say in most cases because, like the NFL draft combine, some…

  15. Seventeen international players declare for draft, you should care about a few

    May 4, 2012, 8:08 AM EST

    CSKA Moscow's Nenad Krstic (L) vies with

    This draft is not deep with international talent. It’s deep, loaded with homegrown talent here in the states, but this is not a deep year on for the players from overseas. Still, 17 players declared for the draft the NBA announced, and you should get to know a few of them. Like Evan Fournier, the…

  16. Full list of underclassmen who declared for NBA draft

    May 3, 2012, 2:59 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    There were no real last minute surprises when the NBA released its list of the 49 underclassmen from colleges who made themselves eligible for the NBA draft (17 international players also declared, we’ll look at them later). We know the big names coming out because they are ready — hello Anthony Davis — but the…

  17. NBA Draft Lottery odds and draft order

    Apr 27, 2012, 4:53 PM EST

    Anthony Davis

    You can call it the draft lottery if you want; I choose to call it the Anthony Davis Sweepstakes. The Draw for the Unibrow. After some coins were tossed and some ties broken, we have the NBA lottery odds and draft order for the June 28 draft. (Enjoy the irony of the future of so…

  18. Lots of lottery odds to be decided last week of season, too

    Apr 23, 2012, 5:03 PM EST

    Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky

    We keep talking about the teams talking playoffs — who gets home court, Boston or Atlanta, or can Phoenix catch Utah and get the last spot in the West — but there is a tight race among teams who have long forgotten about the playoffs. A lot of lottery odds are still to be decided…

  19. Report: As expected, Drummond leaving UConn for NBA

    Apr 12, 2012, 7:06 PM EST

    Uconn's Drummond fights for the ball as Syracuse's C.J. Fair and Fab Melo defend during their game at the 2012 Big East men's NCAA college basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Some guys leave college because they will go as a high draft pick, but others are motivated because of what they see as an unstable situation at the university. Meet Andre Drummond. The UConn big man is a lock top 5 pick, plus nobody is sure if Jim Calhoun will be back in the fall…

  20. Report: Baylor’s Perry Jones III to declare for NBA draft

    Apr 9, 2012, 3:07 PM EST

    Baylor Bears' Jones drives into Kentucky Wildcats' Miller during the second half of their men's NCAA South Regional basketball game in Atlanta

    This was another expected announcement — Baylor’s Perry Jones III is headed to the NBA, according to CollegeBasketballTalk (via CBSSport.com’s Jeff Goodman). But this is the kind of player that scares NBA general managers because he feels boom or bust. ESPN’s Chad Ford put it well once: “A” game and a “C” motor. That said…

  21. Kansas’ Thomas Robinson to make it official, enter NBA draft

    Apr 9, 2012, 8:50 AM EST

    Kansas Jayhawks forward Thomas Robinson celebrates with fans after the Jayhawks defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes in their men's NCAA Final Four semi-final college basketball game in New Orleans

    In something that was long expected, Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson will make it official that he is entering the NBA draft at a Monday press conference. That is what the Kansas Journal-World is reporting. KU coach Bill Self confirmed to the Journal-World on Sunday that Robinson would be turning pro. Self indicated he would…

  22. List of college underclassmen who declared for NBA draft, so far

    Apr 8, 2012, 8:34 PM EST

    Kentucky v Ohio State

    Tuesday is the big day — at least the NCAA says it’s the big day. The NBA says April 29 is the big day. Let me explain (if you want more details as always DraftExpress has them). If you scan below you will see a list, courtesy our fine friends at the Associated Press, of all…

  23. North Carolina’s Barnes, Henson, Marshall enter NBA draft

    Mar 29, 2012, 4:52 PM EST

    North Carolina Tar Heels forward Harrison Barnes slaps hands with teammate Stilman White in the first half against the Kansas Jayhawks in their men's NCAA Midwest Regional basketball game in St. Louis

    North Carolina is going to be a very different team next year as four-fifths of its starting lineup will be in in the NBA. John Henson, Harrison Barnes and Kendall Marshall all will leave the university as underclassmen and enter the NBA draft, North Carolina has announced. (The fourth starter to leave is senior Tyler…

  24. Doc Rivers is good with his son leaving Duke for NBA draft

    Mar 28, 2012, 8:30 PM EST

    Doc Rivers

    Most parents are not thrilled when their child decides to drop out of Duke. Doc Rivers is the exception. The Celtics’ coach said he is good with his son Austin deciding to leave Duke after his freshman year to enter the NBA draft. From the Associated Press. Doc Rivers said on Wednesday that Austin was…

  25. Report: Austin Rivers leaving Duke to enter NBA draft

    Mar 23, 2012, 11:52 AM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Lehigh v Duke

    This is not really a surprise to anyone, it’s just going to lead to a lot of speculation about how he can land on the Celtics. Austin Rivers, the freshman starting point guard at Duke and son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers, is going to sign with an agent and declare for the NBA draft,…

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