NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Isaiah Canaan

Isaiah Canaan is fast.  Doubt his speed, and he'll make you pay (sportsnashville.wordpress.com)

Isaiah Canaan is fast. Doubt his speed, and he’ll make you pay (sportsnashville.wordpress.com)

Most college teams prefer to play at a gradual pace that will allow their squads to move up the floor briskly, but not fast enough to tire all their players out. With that in mind, Isaiah Canaan may be the biggest change-of-pace threat within the 2013 Draft, and that’s not a pun on his size either. While only measuring 6-foot-nothing at the combine, Canaan can do things many others on the court can’t, such as putting his team on his back, and running them Continue reading

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NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be great at the next level, or just one dimensional (hawksbasketblog.com)

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be great at the next level, or just one dimensional (hawksbasketblog.com)

After all that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has accomplished in his two years at Georgia, it’s a wonder that more people haven’t heard his name thrown around as a top prospect in the Draft class of 2013. Caldwell-Pope (or KCP, as some are now referring to him as) has performed admirably for an otherwise less than stellar Bulldogs squad in his time in Athens, and yet isn’t being mentioned in the same sentence as Ben McLemore and/or Victor Oladipo. Caldwell-Pope was even named to the Coaches’ Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Trey Burke

Trey Burke is looking to be the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but it might not happen (sbnation.com)

Trey Burke is looking to be the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but it might not happen (sbnation.com)

As much as the NBA is shrinking in stature, size still trumps all. Otherwise, the average fan would have heard Trey Burke’s name many more times by now in regards to who should be selected first overall in next month’s Draft. Burke –who won just about every award this year aside from the Academy Award for Best Actor –even led the Michigan Wolverines back to the National Championship game, something that Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Lorenzo Brown

Lorenzo Brown could make plenty of unexpected noise at the next level (backingthepack.com)

Lorenzo Brown could make plenty of unexpected noise at the next level (backingthepack.com)

In the time since C.J. Leslie’s arrival in Raleigh, the Wolfpack (no Hangover pun intended) have been completely revitalized as a competitive collegiate basketball program. It’s no surprise, though, that most of N.C. State’s success has also hinged on the play of one of the nation’s more premier passers, Lorenzo Brown. Brown –who over his time at N.C. State helped to Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Giannis Antetokounmpo

There's plenty of mystery surrounding Giannis Antetokounmpo (spurstalk.com)

There’s plenty of mystery surrounding Giannis Antetokounmpo (spurstalk.com)

Not much is known about the interesting prospect from Greece –very few even know how to properly pronounce his name –but what we do know is that he’s an extremely interesting and intriguing player that will most likely hear his name called on Draft night.  There must be something, though, that has “the Greek Freak” on everyone’s draft board, even while being labeled as one of the biggest Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Steven Adams

Steven Adams looks to stand tall in this year's NBA Draft (pittsburghsportingnews.com)

Steven Adams looks to stand tall in this year’s NBA Draft (pittsburghsportingnews.com)

He may not be the most heralded big man in the draft, but Steven Adams sure knows how to make his presence known. Adams, the 7-foot freshman out of Pitt, is entering the NBA Draft at a time that some might say is too premature for the young New Zealander. After only one collegiate season during which he averaged 7.2 ppg and 6.3 rpg, though, it seems that Adams may be entering the league at just the right Continue reading

NBA Draft Lottery Winners and Losers

Thirteen other fan bases around the league can fume as much as they please, but the fact remains that the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night for the second time in three years. Also, as much as those other fan bases say, the Lottery is –in fact –not rigged (see below).

Yet the order is now set, and every draft prospect who’s hoping to hear their name called on June 27 will probably Continue reading