2016 NBA Mock Draft (10/31/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  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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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (10/30/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT 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. [Read more…]

2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (10/30/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT 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. [Read more…]

NBA Free Agency Recap (7/2/14): Irving, Gortat re-sign


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The calendar flipped to July and the NBA free agency period began.  All eyes are on the prized possessions like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, and seeing what happens with the Big 3 in Miami.  Teams cannot officially sign players until July 10th but contracts can be negotiated and agreed upon until then.  Here’s a recap of day one of the NBA free agency period with the headline deal being Kyrie Irving signing a max contract with the Cavs. [Read more…]

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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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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New front office trying to get Detroit Pistons back on track


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This might sound familiar; the Detroit Pistons use their plentiful cap space to sign a pair of big name free agents but fail to put together on the floor. It happened in 2009 and again last summer. Detroit brought in Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings but still failed to make the playoffs in the extremely weak Eastern Conference.

The Pistons should have a good amount of flexibility in free agency this summer but the new front office led by first year team president and head coach Stan Van Gundy must first figure out what to do with restricted free agent, Greg Monroe. [Read more…]

Poor Detroit Pistons, just one major setback after another. Sad.


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Remember what the Detroit Pistons used to be? Actual rivals to the Chicago Bulls.

They even had championships of their own back in the ’80s, and Dynasty lite, if you will. They beat Kobe Bryant and the Lakers for a title, just over a decade ago. That’s not that long ago, but it seems like forever, given how sorry the Detroit Pistons are today. And how invisible they are. When they fired Joe Dumars from the front office, a team legend, it got no play at all. No one cared. And now the Detroit Pistons have suffered yet another major setback.

Today, everything that happens to them elicits a sad trombone sound effect. Or maybe this sound below:

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2014 NBA Mock Draft, based on publicity alone


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Welcome to my 2014 NBA Mock Draft, based on Q Rating. And oh, happy Draft Lottery day. I came up with this idea over NFL Draft weekend. I started my “2014 Publicity NFL Mock Draft.” It would go like this:

Johnny Manziel goes first to Houston, Michael Sam second to St. Louis, AJ McCarron third to Jacksonville, Tommy Rees 4th overall to Cleveland, Kain Colter fifth to Oakland, well you get the idea. As fun an idea as this is, you only have regional names left when you hit the tweens. By the late-teens, you’re left with guys that only hard core college football fans know. So that kind of defeats the purpose of a publicity NFL mock draft.

The purpose being how no one has ever heard of the linemen and linebackers who go top 5 overall each year, but we can all name a dozen QBs that have no NFL future off the top of our heads. The disparity is funny.

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