2014 NBA Mock Draft- First Round (3/5/14)


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Andrew WigginsJoel Embiid, or Jabari Parker.  Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft?  It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have 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.

So without further ado, here is our 2014 NBA mock draft.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- Second Round (3/5/14)


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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 NOT been taken into account with this second round.  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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Evan Turner deal headlines dull NBA trade deadline


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Just when I was starting to come up with clever analogies for how anticlimactic the 2014 NBA trade deadline has been, the Indiana Pacers pulled off a major deal in their hopes of dethroning the Miami Heat as the team to beat in the Eastern Conference by acquiring Evan Turner from the Philadelphia 76ers for Danny Granger. Still, for the second straight year it was a rather dull trade deadline. Here is a breakdown of the deals that were made.

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Wisconsin Badgers Sam Dekker shouldn’t leave for 2015 NBA Draft


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Sam Dekker made his debut with the Wisconsin Badgers in 2012 and ever since there has been rumblings of the kid eventually leaving for the NBA.

There’s no doubt he should make the jump to the pros, the questions lie in when he’s ready to make the jump and will his game translate to the next level?

Our resident basketball expert, David Kay, has Dekker going 19th overall in his 2015 NBA Mock Draft. However, I strongly feel that the young forward should stay through his senior year to be the best prospect he can be.

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2013 NBA Draft re-do


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It is an annual tradition here during the NBA All-Star break to re-do the NBA Draft lottery from the previous year.  The Sports Bank’s NBA Draft Nerd, David Kay and Peter Christian will alternate re-drafting the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft taking into account what they know about the rookies based off their performances so far this season (and there’s not much to be impressed about.)  They will factor in how each team’s roster looked at the time of the draft and give their reasons as to why the selection would be made while adding some witty banter along the way.

Check out The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft (2/6/14)


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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.

Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (2/5/14)


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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 NOT been taken into account with this second round.  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 Mock Draft-First Round (2/5/14)


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Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker.  Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft?  It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have 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. [Read more...]

Bulls fan guide to rooting for their NBA draft picks


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New website tracks Andrew Wiggins NBA tanking ranking hourly


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Want to know how your team is doing in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes? Well, there’s a Tanking for Wiggins website out there. And it’s updated hourly. So think of it as the 2014 NBA Draft order as a stock ticker. There are many horrible excuses for NBA teams, the Milwaukee Bucks come to mind first as they currently “lead” in the Wiggins race. Of course, the Bucks are in this position almost every year.

But in ’13-’14 the Bucks have plenty of company. No team will of course admit that they’re tanking for Andrew Wiggins, or Jabari Parker, or Aaron Gordon. Or Julius Randle, but we know it’s going on.

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2014 NBA Draft Stock Report: Michigan State vs. Kentucky


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#1 Kentucky versus #2 Michigan State AND #4 Duke against #5 Kansas?  In the same venue?  No wonder there were approximately 384,571 NBA scouts at the United Center Tuesday night for the Champions Classic.  In total there were about thirteen possible 2014 NBA Draft lottery picks playing in the two games.  No, seriously.

Here is a breakdown of who stood out and who struggled in Michigan State’s 78-74 victory against Kentucky, and how that might help or hurt their draft status early in this season.  Click here for my analysis of the prospects in the Duke/Kansas game and here’s a look at my very early 2014 NBA Mock Draft.

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2014 NBA Draft Stock Report: Duke vs. Kansas


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#4 Duke versus #5 Kansas AND #1 Kentucky against #2 Michigan State?  In the same venue?  No wonder there were approximately 384,571 NBA scouts at the United Center Tuesday night for the Champions Classic.  In total there were about thirteen possible 2014 NBA Draft lottery picks playing in the two games.  No, seriously.

Here is a breakdown of who stood out and who struggled in Kansas’ victory against Duke, and how that might help or hurt their draft status early in this season.  Click here for my analysis of the prospects in the Kentucky/Michigan State game and here’s a look at my very early 2014 NBA Mock Draft.

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