2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (6/10/15)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades 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.

Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/10/15)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 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.  Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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Tim Donaghy CALLED OUT (Sports Bank Reader Mail)


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Clearly, Tim Donaghy is still a polarizing figure these days. He hasn’t been at the forefront of our national consciousness since 2007, but he still moves the needle because he’s controversial. By no means am I endorsing what’s written below. I haven’t checked out what Sean has to say yet.

I wholeheartedly plan to do so this week. Is Tim Donaghy telling the truth? Is Sean telling the truth? Or this exactly like the album title from ’90s hair metal band Extreme: “Three sides to every story- one side, the other, and the truth.”

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Who is Sacramento Kings Owner Vivek Ranadive? 


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Vivek Ranadive was born in Mumbai, India, formerly Bombay on October 7, 1957 and today has a net worth of $700 million. He’s a public speaker, author, businessman, philanthropist, owner of the Sacramento Kings as well as a father to three children.

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Tim Donaghy on how NBA Officials Allegedly Fix Games (Exclusive)


Welcome to the fourth and final installment of our exclusive with ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy. I had a very in-depth exclusive with him in 2011. We re-run the highlights of that exclusive every year in four pieces during NBA Finals time..

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Ex-NBA Official Tim Donaghy Candidly Discusses His Checkered Past


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Welcome to part three of four in our exclusive with ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy.

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What’s ex-NBA Referee Tim Donaghy up to Today?


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Welcome to part two of four in our exclusive with ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy. You may wonder what he’s been up to since his release from prison four years ago. Well he did some fantastic work on Deadspin for the 2010 and 2011 Finals. He pointed out numerous blown calls for each game, quarter-by-quarter. I suggest you check it out.

He reportedly makes $5,000 per speaking engagement.

You can also check him out on Twitter, and read his Twitter bio.

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Tim Donaghy details how the NBA allegedly fixes games (EXCLUSIVE)


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You remember Tim Donaghy?

I had a very in-depth exclusive with him in 2011. We re-run the highlights of that exclusive every year in four pieces during NBA Finals time.

For both the conspiracy theorists and those who think the NBA conspiracy theorists are full of crap, this is the post for you.

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Tim Donaghy story featured in CNBC doc “Truth about Lies”


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NBA referee Tim Donaghy used inside information to bet on games. He got so good at it that the mob made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

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Draymond Green means much more to the GSW than advertised


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We hear about the Splash Brothers incessantly, and rightfully so. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are not just elite players, but extremely fun to watch. They overshadow Draymond Green to some extent. Green matters a lot to the Golden State Warriors and will end up being one of the biggest impact players in this Western Conference Finals.

 The Warriors allowed a league-low 98.2 points per 100 possessions, a defensive rating that dropped to 96.0 with Green on the court and increased to 102.1 with him off the court.

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John Calipari addresses New Orleans Pelicans rumors


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John Calipari has been linked with a move to the New Orleans Pelicans. The story has been burning up the internet all day. The Kentucky Wildcats Coach has been rumored to be moving to NOLA, with his connections to Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans cited as primary reasons for why Coach Cal would be jumping ship from college basketball to the NBA. [Read more…]

2015 NBA Draft Lottery: Who each team would draft if they got #1


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The 2015 NBA Draft Lottery will be held Tuesday evening and once the ping pong balls are revealed, the order will officially be set for the 2015 NBA Draft. Two big men are projected to be selected 1-2 in the draft; Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns of Kentucky. Okafor is one of the most advanced low post scoring young big men to come out of college basketball in quite some time while Towns brings more of an inside/outside ability to the floor.

Here is a breakdown of each team and if they win the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery, who they should select with that top pick.

If you believe in the NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theories, check out Paul M. Banks’ article predicting how the ping pong balls will roll out Tuesday night.

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