Apr 17, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT
Adidas rolls the dice on a young guard with potential. Not a bad business plan.
Apr 17, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT
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.
Apr 14, 2014, 9:22 AM EDT
Gordon more likely to sneak into top than slip out of top 10
Apr 12, 2014, 1:39 AM EDT
Duke’s Jabari Parker says he is still debating about turning pro. Obviously he has some work to do on defense.
Apr 8, 2014, 11:35 AM EDT
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.
Apr 8, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT
Where does Napier rank among point guards in 2014 draft? Not as high as LeBron thinks
Apr 7, 2014, 7:28 PM EDT
Oklahoma State guard likely a top-six pick
Apr 2, 2014, 8:13 PM EDT
There’s another report Jabari Parker is considering returning to Duke. Don’t bet on it.
Mar 31, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT
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…
Mar 29, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT
Dante Exum reportedly hopes to be drafted by the Lakers, but other team executives around the league couldn’t care less.
Mar 27, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT
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…
Mar 27, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT
Kansas center could battle likely one-and-done teammate Andrew Wiggins for top pik
Mar 26, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT
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…
Mar 25, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT
Pistons owner Tom Gores a Michigan State alum
Mar 25, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT
Mar 24, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT
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?
Mar 24, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT
Mar 22, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT
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…
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
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.
Mar 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
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.
Feb 27, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT
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…
Feb 20, 2014, 2:20 AM EDT
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,…
Feb 13, 2014, 3:17 PM EDT
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…
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