Unsubstantiated Speculation: The Week in NBA Draft Rumors

May 29th, 2007
Atlanta Hawks: NBA DraftThere seems to be a lottery hangover going on in the media that has produced a minimal amount of draft links this week. I guess there must be more important things to talk about like UFC and dog fighting. Nevertheless, the links will be brief this week.


Siegel's Take: NBA Draft Small Forward Analysis

May 24th, 2007
Florida St

Continuing this week's series of positional analysis, I move on to the small forwards. This is an amazingly deep group of kids. Wilson Chandler, down at #10, is about as talented as the 3rd or 4th best point guard.

1) Kevin Durant - Texas - There's nothing I can say hear that you don't know already. Except for the fact that Durant might be underrated. As a big man, Oden has a chance to be a dynastic, Tim Duncan-like winner. Durant might not win a handful of championships, but he's probably even a bigger lock to be a consistent all-star.

Ryan Wright Transfers to Oklahoma

May 22nd, 2007

NORMAN, Okla. – University of Oklahoma men's basketball head coach Jeff Capel announced a new member of his team today. Ryan Wright, a 6-8, 240-pound forward from Mississauga, Ontario, is transferring from UCLA to OU and will have two years of eligibility after he sits out the 2007-08 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Siegel's Take: NBA Draft Shooting Guard Analysis

May 22nd, 2007

This is a follow up to yesterday's analysis of the point guard prospects. Tomorrow will be the small forwards. Shooting guard has some uncertainty as guys like Cook or Afflalo could (and I'd say should) return to school.

Texas Signs PG Dogus Balbay

May 22nd, 2007

AUSTIN, TX - Point guard Dogus Balbay (Istanbul, Turkey) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball next season at The University of Texas, head coach Rick Barnes announced today. The addition of Balbay finalizes a four-man recruiting class that includes forwards Clint Chapman, Gary Johnson and Alexis Wangmene.

NBA Draft Poll: Who Most Needs to Go Back to School?

May 21st, 2007

2007 NBA Draft Poll: Who Will Be the #1 Pick

May 21st, 2007
NBA Draft

Three-Point Line: Breaking Down the Pros & Cons

May 16th, 2007

So the NCAA Rules Committee has recommended moving the three-point line back a foot, from 19’ 9” from the hoop to 20’ 9”. Over the past several days I have read numerous reactions to this proposed modification, which, if approved, will be implemented in the 2008-2009 season. Responses run the gamut from supportive to bitterly opposed, with quite a few doses of relative indifference lying indolently in the middle.

Oklahoma Signs Juco All-American

May 7th, 2007

NORMAN, Okla. – First-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-American point guard Omar Leary has signed a national letter of intent with Oklahoma, announced OU men's basketball head coach Jeff Capel today. Leary will join the Sooners for the 2007-08 season and will have two years of eligibility.