2015 NBA Mock Draft (6/30/14)


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Now that the 2014 NBA Draft is in the books, draft nets like myself can look ahead to next year’s class.  Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely premature 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

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How can Cameron Bairstow fit in with the Chicago Bulls?


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The Chicago Bulls selected Cameron Bairstow with the No. 49 pick in the draft last night, and the reaction consisted of comments in the vain of:

“They drafted another white guy?!”

Well, the former 6’10″ power forward of the New Mexico Lobos might actually have a role with the Bulls come next season.

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Doug McDermott to Bulls: Chicago gets their new Kyle Korver


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With Doug McDermott joining the Chicago Bulls it means you now have “Dougie McBuckets” joining “Jimmy Buckets.” (So get ready to hear those catchy nicknames over and over until you learn to love them)

Yes, Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott will play on the wings in Tom Thibodeau’s offense, looking to be shooter/scorers to take the pressure off Derrick Rose. The Bulls acquired the 11th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft (Doug McDermott) and forward Anthony Randolph from the Denver Nuggets, for Chicago’s 16th and 19th picks and the lesser of the Bulls’ two 2015 second round picks (Chicago’s and Portland’s).

And with it, the Bulls have their new Kyle Korver; kind of.

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2014 NBA Draft Grades: Eastern Conference


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The 2014 NBA Draft is over so let’s hand out some grades.  As always, there are initial winners and losers but the true reveal will come years down the road when we see what type of players these guys develop into.  Here are my 2014 NBA Draft grades from the Eastern Conference teams who owned the first four picks of the draft.  Click here for my pick-by-pick NBA Draft grades. [Read more...]

2014 NBA Mock Draft- First Round FINAL


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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  The draft order is based on the final standings since the NBA Draft Lottery doesn’t take place until May 20th.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

So without further ado, here is our FINAL 2014 NBA mock draft.  UPDATED: 6:00 PM CST

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2014 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/26/14)


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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  The draft order is based on the final standings since the NBA Draft Lottery doesn’t take place until May 20th.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

So without further ado, here is our latest 2014 NBA mock draft.  UPDATED 11:00 AM CST.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- 2nd round


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

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Five Worst NBA Draft Night Suits (Photos)


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Ah NBA Draft night, when league commissioner David Stern introduces men tall enough to set drinks on his head to a nation of college basketball and Association fans.

It’s also the night that the formal dress code gets thrown out the window. Fashion week, it is not. Get ready for more futuristic, throw backs to the past, and just plain old UGLY threads to grace the stage on Thursday night.

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What should the Chicago Bulls do with their two draft picks?


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It’s pretty obvious what the Chicago Bulls should do with their draft picks on Thursday night- trade them along with some of their misfit pieces and get themselves a scorer. They desperately need another scorer, preferably a shooter. However, we’re not going to speculate about trades and free agent signings right now.

We’ll save that for another Chicago Bulls article. For now, we’ll save the speculation for the Bulls draft picks. Here’s what we have the Bulls doing in our latest mock drafts, and more about the players we have slotted to Chicago.

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MSU’s Adreian Payne: likely top 20 pick, Bulls at #16?


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The Michigan State Spartans replaced their all-everything Draymond Green in forward Adreian Payne, who’s looking like a NBA first round pick on Thursday night. Like Green, he’s a big that can do it all inside and out, throw it down, or shoot from the outside.

Another parallel between this year and last is Adreian Payne previously not on NBA scout radar developing some serious NBA draft stock. Draymond Green did the same exact thing last year.

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Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins going #1 to the Cavs?


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You’ve heard the rumors that the Cleveland Cavaliers are leaning towards taking Duke and former Simeon Forward Jabari Parker with the first overall pick. We’ll now debate whether it’s going to be Parker or Andrew Wiggins going #1.

We’re pretty certain whoever the Cavs don’t take, will go to the Milwaukee Bucks at #2. Here to break it down is our very own David Kmiecik, who had the most accurate NBA mock draft the past three years.

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Plenty of questions surrounding Chicago Bulls off-season


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Another year without Derrick Rose; another season in which the Chicago Bulls held their own in the Eastern Conference, even after trading Luol Deng. Rose’s health is the driving force behind any success the Bulls may see moving forward but there are several other x-factors this off-season that could help the franchise make strides.

Potential free agent Carmelo Anthony’s name is already being tied to the Bulls as is a possible trade for Kevin Love.  The status of power forwards Carlos Boozer and former first round pick Nikola Mirotic should also make this a wild off-season in Chicago. [Read more...]