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2008 Draft: Second Round Gems

July 3rd, 2008
NBA Draft - 2008

They don't get to shake David Stern's hand. They don't get to show off new suits, try on their team hats, or get interviewed by Stephen A. Smith.  Occasionally, the television audience has to wait until the commercial break ends to see who was selected. They only get to listen to the analysts talk about them for about two minutes before they move onto the next pick. Yes...the life of a second-rounder isn't easy.

 

Unsubstantiated Speculation: Draft Links & Rumors: Tuesday

June 3rd, 2008
Atlanta Hawks: NBA DraftNothing about the NBA Draft makes any sense. GMs intentionally lie about who they want to confuse the rest of the league, agents pull players out of workouts to manipulate their value and the Milwaukee Bucks continue to pretend they are trying to win. Mock drafts are always way off, the rumored trades never go down and the ones that do are always out of left field. There is no rhyme. There is no reason. And that is exactly why it is so great. Sports fans love to speculate, and the NBA Draft is 90 percent speculatastic. So in

Unsubstantiated Speculation: NBA Draft Links & Rumors

May 27th, 2008
MarquetteNothing about the NBA Draft makes any sense. GMs intentionally lie about who they want to confuse the rest of the league, agents pull players out of workouts to manipulate their value and the Milwaukee Bucks continue to pretend they are trying to win. Mock drafts are always way off, the rumored trades never go down and the ones that do are always out of left field. There is no rhyme. There is no reason. And that is exactly why it is so great. Sports fans love to speculate, and the NBA Draft is 90 percent speculatastic. So in

Turnarounds: 31 Teams to Watch For: Part Two

May 14th, 2008
ManhattanWith the off-season now upon us and the spring signing period well under way, this is a good opportunity to attempt to forecast some of the teams who could make the jump next season. Is there a team out there like this past season’s Drake Bulldogs, who went from ninth place to a dominating run through the Missouri Valley? Or how about Arizona State, a team that went from dead last in the Pac-10 to fifth place and could have the makings of a conference title run this season? With one pick for each conference, here are 31 teams you should keep an eye on next season.

Joey Dorsey: NBA Draft Profile

May 12th, 2008
Memphis

 

 

Joey Dorsey

 

Poll: Which NBA Prospect is the Best Passer?

May 8th, 2008
Arizona

Cheerleader of the Day: Memphis

May 8th, 2008

 

Cheerleader of the Day

 

Chris Douglas-Roberts: NBA Draft Profile

April 28th, 2008
Memphis

Chris Douglas-Roberts

 

Early 2008-09 All-Freshman Projections

April 25th, 2008
Arizona

Following my  2009 Field of 65 & Projected All-Americans, here is an early look at the 2008-09 All-Freshman Team.

First Team
G - Jrue Holiday - UCLA
G - Brandon Jennings - Arizona
G - Tyreke Evans - Memphis
F - Greg Monroe - Georgetown
F - Samardo Samuels - Louisville

Second Team
G - Demar DeRozan - USC