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  1. Likely top-10 pick Dante Exum signs with adidas

    Apr 17, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

    Essendon Bombers Media Opportunity

    Adidas rolls the dice on a young guard with potential. Not a bad business plan.

  2. Duke’s Jabari Parker says he will enter NBA Draft

    Apr 17, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    Duke v Mercer

    He is as high on some boards as No. 1, but likely goes No. 3. However no freshman near the top of this board will have a bigger immediate impact in the NBA — his offensive game is NBA ready.

  3. Report: Arizona’s Aaron Gordon to enter NBA draft

    Apr 14, 2014, 9:22 AM EDT

    Gordon more likely to sneak into top than slip out of top 10

  4. Jabari Parker says he is unsure of going pro, will meet with Coach K

    Apr 12, 2014, 1:39 AM EDT

    Duke v Mercer

    Duke’s Jabari Parker says he is still debating about turning pro. Obviously he has some work to do on defense.

  5. Even after tournament run, Shabazz Napier remains likely second round pick

    Apr 8, 2014, 11:35 AM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Championship

    Despite a great NCAA tournament and a second ring, NBA scouts are not sold on Napier as more than a guard off the bench at the NBA level.

  6. LeBron James slights Dante Exum, Marcus Smart and Tyler Ennis to praise Shabazz Napier

    Apr 8, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    Where does Napier rank among point guards in 2014 draft? Not as high as LeBron thinks

  7. Marcus Smart declares for draft, hires agent

    Apr 7, 2014, 7:28 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    Oklahoma State guard likely a top-six pick

  8. Rumor: Duke’s Jabari Parker leaning toward returning to Duke. We’ll see.

    Apr 2, 2014, 8:13 PM EDT

    Duke v Mercer

    There’s another report Jabari Parker is considering returning to Duke. Don’t bet on it.

  9. Report: Aaron Gordon planning to declare for NBA draft

    Mar 31, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Arizona v Wisconsin

    Aaron Gordon, in some years, would be a top-three draft pick. Not 2014, though. In this loaded draft, Gordon hasn’t even broken into the consensus top six occupied by Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, Dante Exum and Marcus Smart. Instead, Gordon is hanging in the next tier with with Noah Vonleh, trying…

  10. Report: Dante Exum’s preference to join Lakers wouldn’t prevent other teams from drafting him

    Mar 29, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    dante exum eurocamp

    Dante Exum reportedly hopes to be drafted by the Lakers, but other team executives around the league couldn’t care less.

  11. Syracuse freshman point guard Tyler Ennis to enter NBA Draft

    Mar 27, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

    Syracuse v Dayton

    Apparently Jim Boeheim’s selfish advice wasn’t heeded. Syracuse’s freshman point guard Tyler Ennis — projected to be taken in the middle of the first round of the NBA Draft, maybe late lottery — announced on Thursday he is turning pro and entering this June’s draft. “I’d like to thank Coach Boeheim, the coaching staff, my…

  12. Report: Potential No. 1 pick Joel Embiid declaring for NBA draft

    Mar 27, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

    Joel Embiid

    Kansas center could battle likely one-and-done teammate Andrew Wiggins for top pik

  13. Danny Ainge says there are “no game changers” in this draft. In short term he’s right.

    Mar 26, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

    Towson v Kansas

    The 2014 NBA Draft Class — assuming that Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and the rest of the young stars declare — has been hyped as the best thing since 2003. That may turn out to be an overreaction. After the three players mentioned above were eliminated the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, some in…

  14. Report: Pistons expected to pursue Michigan State coach Tom Izzo

    Mar 25, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    Pistons owner Tom Gores a Michigan State alum

  15. PBT Power Rankings: Streaking Spurs on top, streaking Sixers on bottom

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich, Tony Parker

    San Antonio has won 13 in a row, they remain in the top spot, Philly has lost 24 in a row and remains in the bottom slot. Hey, guess which two teams play this week?

  16. PBT Podcast: Draft status of Jabari Parker, Marcus Smart more

    Mar 22, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Duke v Mercer

    A poor outing in the NCAA Tournament and his being benched at the end of the game by Mike Krzyzewski alerted America to what NBA scouts already knew — Jabari Parker doesn’t play defense. In the latest edition of the PBT Podcast myself and Eytan Shander of NBC Sports Radio cover bring in Ed Isaacson…

  17. Jabari Parker may feel “incomplete” after loss but don’t expect him to stay at Duke. Or fall in draft.

    Mar 21, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

    NCAA Mercer Duke Basketball

    America learned Friday that Jabari Parker has defensive issues. NBA scouts already knew that. One bad game doesn’t change his draft stock or the fact he will be a one-and-done.

  18. The Extra Pass: Seven NBA Draft prospects to watch Friday in NCAA Tournament

    Mar 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament - Duke v Virginia

    Friday some of the biggest names — Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randall — all take the court, plus some interesting lesser known players. We talk about seven to watch here.

  19. Report: NBA general manager concerned Dante Exum will force his way to Lakers

    Feb 27, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT

    NBL Rd 18 - Melbourne v Adelaide

    A draft prospect who grew up overseas really wanted to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. But a team drafting before the Lakers also wanted the player. So, the player threated to sign with a foreign team if he couldn’t go to the Lakers. Safe to say, the Nets wish they had called Kobe Bryant’s…

  20. Dwight Howard gets booed by Lakers fans, responds with efficient 20 points in Rockets win

    Feb 20, 2014, 2:20 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    This game played out pretty much exactly as expected. Dwight Howard made his return to Staples Center and was lustily booed by Lakers fans. Then the game tipped off and the Rockets went out of their way to feed Howard in the post — he scored the Rockets first six points and had eight points,…

  21. Report: If the Bucks get the No. 1 pick they are leaning toward Joel Embiid

    Feb 13, 2014, 3:17 PM EDT

    Kansas v Baylor

    General managers fall in love with size. Every year as the draft gets closer players 6’10 and up — even project big guys — climb draft boards everywhere because at the end of the day they have the one thing that is both important in the NBA and can’t be taught. The big men may…

  22. Thursday And-1 links: List of deals that have become official

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers Paul reacts during their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Los Angeles

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like they love going to Vegas for Summer League… • Since the calendar flipped…

  23. Late night And-1 links: A few free agency rumors, more

    Jul 2, 2013, 2:39 AM EDT

    Nick Young shirt

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than NBA fans love free agency…. • Not long after free agency opened,…

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