NBA Draft

2014 NBA Mock Draft

For months, team executives have been waiting for the summer of 2014 to add a franchise caliber player to their team. The incoming class of prospects has been hailed as one of the best draft classes ever to enter the league. 

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2014 NBA Draft Lottery Preview

The fate of 13 teams will be determined by randomly drawn ping pong balls. Depending on the order they arrive, a team could either land the first overall selection in the deepest talent pool to enter the league in over a decade or forfeit the rights because of a previous trade agreement. 

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Orlando Ending Season With Optimism

As the luck of NBA franchises goes, the Orlando Magic are generally pretty used to things going their way. After all, this is the franchise that landed the No. 1 pick in the draft lottery the year that Shaquille O’Neal came into the league and actually transitioned out of the Shaq and Penny Hardaway era by making the playoffs twice …

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Is Tanking a Problem? How Do We Fix It?

One of the most controversial issues in the NBA is that of tanking, or in other words, losing on purpose without saying your losing on purpose in order to attain a higher draft pick. It’s been a hot topic of debate over the last week following former Raptors General Manager Brian Colangelo admitting that he once attempted to tank while …

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David Stern: The King of Basketball Retires

For 30 years, the most powerful figure in the game of basketball has stood just 5-feet-7-inches tall. His stature to the men whose careers he has managed has been nothing short of a Goliath, but the day has come that one of the most controversial and well known faces of the last 30 years in sports is stepping from his …

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Stern’s Final Draft was Unpredictable

His voice has served as the introduction to 837 different first round picks during his 30-year tenure. For the final time, NBA commissioner David Stern presided over the NBA Draft, one that was shrouded in secrecy from which player would be selected first overall to blockbuster trades that have been brewing for days were executed on a wild Thursday night. 

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76ers Ship Out Holiday for Noel

For all of the uncertainty in the 2013 NBA Draft, New Orleans was able to land an All-Star caliber player with the sixth overall pick. After being billed as the top prospect of his draft class, Kentucky center Nerlens Noel slipped to New Orleans as concerns about his torn ACL resulted in hesitation from general managers. 

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Magic Keeping All Options Open

In 24 hours, Orlando is hoping to take the first step in rebuilding a team that won just 20 games, the fewest in the league last season. In the search for a superstar to replace Dwight Howard, Magic general manager Rob Hennigan is willing to rebuild in a variety of ways.

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The Uncertainty of the 2013 NBA Draft

The Cavaliers selected a point guard that played just 11 collegiate games at Duke with the first overall pick. Two years later, Cleveland is in the same predicament, as the top prospect in the 2013 NBA Draft, Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel, is coming off a torn ACL. 

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Barnes Completes Impressive Summer

Seven months after cutting a future superstar from its roster, Golden State has quickly recovered by pouncing on a player that inexplicably slipped in the 2012 NBA Draft. In five summer league games in Las Vegas, Harrison Barnes not only displayed talent, but the confidence to immediately provide an impact for the Warriors.  

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