The Houston Rockets are fools for signing Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin

I hate to rain on anyone’s parade, but this is what America has become today. After over 200-plus years of work, this is what America has accepted. Rewarding mediocrity is something that ruins sports franchises, businesses and America. [Read more…]

2010 NBA Draft Lottery Re-Do

John Wall

With the NBA All-Star weekend upon us, it is time for an annual tradition here at The Sports Bank; the NBA Draft Lottery Re-do.  Peter Christian and David Kay will alternate re-drafting the top fourteen picks in the 2010 NBA Draft taking into account what they know about the rookies based off their performances so far this season.  They will factor in how each team’s roster looked at the time of the draft (for example, Gilbert Arenas was still with the Wizards and not the Magic, so when the Wiz pick first, Arenas will be part of the team) and give their reasons as to why the selection would be made.  You can check out our 2011 NBA Mock Draft by clicking here.

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2010 NBA Draft Western Conference Grades

DeMarcus Cousins Kings

Only one team in the Western Conference received a grade lower than a C-.  Can you guess which team it was?  Read this article by Peter Christian for an in-depth absolute bashing (and deservedly so) of what David Kahn did for the Timberwolves.  Click on the team name for individual player grades.

Check out my Eastern Conference grades.

Click here to see my NBA Draft Trades Analysis.

By: David Kay
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Indiana Pacers: 2010 NBA Draft Analysis

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The Indiana Pacers came into the 2010 NBA Draft needing to have a good night. They haven’t made the playoffs in four seasons, something not seen since the mid-80’s in Indianapolis. Coach Jim O’Brien was surprisingly given another year, while executive Larry Bird needed to make a big draft hit after missing so many times.

Mostly, the Pacers needed a solid point guard, so they were looking to trade. That trade did not come through, and the search continues. The Pacers drafted Fresno State forward Paul George, a move that raises all kinds of questions marks.

By Travis Miller, of Hammer and Rails.com

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2010 NBA Draft Day Trades

Kirk Hinrich Wizards

There were ten trades made on draft day with most of the movement coming in the late first round.  ESPN does such a poor job of explaining what is going on that you might be confused as to who ended up where.  Luckily, David Kay is here to break down all the trades.

By: David Kay
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Eastern Conference NBA Draft Grades

Evan Turner NBA Draft

Late first round trades galore, random second round picks, and my mock draft getting destroyed.  After all the dust has settled, which teams are winners and which losers after the NBA Draft?  Here are my Eastern Conference team grades.  Click on the team name for individual player grades.  Check back Saturday for my Western Conference team grades.

By: David Kay
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UPDATED!!! 2010 NBA Mock Draft-First Round 6-24

2010 NBA Mock Draft

UPDATED: 6:00 CST

I feel like my thesis is due in a couple of hours and I keep going over the final draft time and time again to make sure everything is just perfect.  Now that NBA Draft is upon us, my masterpiece of a mock draft gets put to the test.  Do the months and hours of research and watching college hoops pay off?  Here is my latest mock draft (you can also check out my 2011 NBA Mock Draft) and I will be updating it right until the first name is actually called.  Be sure to join us at The Sports Bank during the draft for our live chat and check out my live pick-by-pick grades.  You can also check out my Big Board by clicking here.

By: David Kay

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2010 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round 6-24

NBA Mock Draft

UPDATED: 6:00 CST

I feel like my thesis is due in a couple of hours and I keep going over the final draft time and time again to make sure everything is just perfect.  Now that NBA Draft is upon us, my masterpiece of a mock draft gets put to the test.  Do the months and hours of research and watching college hoops pay off?  Here is my latest mock draft (you can also check out my 2011 NBA Mock Draft) and I will be updating it right until the first name is actually called.  Be sure to join us at The Sports Bank during the draft for our live chat and check out my live pick-by-pick grades.  You can also check out my Big Board by clicking here.

By: David Kay

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2010 NBA Draft Big Board

NBA Draft

Merry NBA Draft Eve!  Here is my final 2010 NBA Draft Big Board.  This is how I would rank the players if I were an NBA general manager, NOT how I think they are ranked by others or the order they will be selected.  Be sure to check back with The Sports Bank tomorrow for several updated mock drafts.  We will also be live chatting during the draft and handing out live pick-by-pick grades.  To put in simply, we are to the NBA Draft what Lady Gaga is to causing scenes at New York baseball stadiums.

By: David Kay

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NBA Draft Seeing Less Foreign Prospects Picked

Darko NBA Draft

With the NBA Draft right around the corner, don’t expect to hear a lot of unknown, hard-to-pronounce, foreign names called from the podium.  The recent trend of a draft filled with international prospects is on the decline, but why?  The past failures of teams in drafting players from overseas certainly has something to do with it.

By: David Kay
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2010 NBA Mock Draft-First Round 6-23

2010 NBA Mock Draft

Plenty or rumors, trade possibilities, and jockeying for position.  NBA Draft week has certainly been anything but quiet.  Here is my latest mock draft (you can also check out my 2011 NBA Mock Draft.)  Be sure to join us at The Sports Bank during the draft for our live chat and live pick-by-pick grades.  You can also check out my Big Board by clicking here.

By: David Kay

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2010 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round 6-23

NBA Mock Draft

Plenty or rumors, trade possibilities, and jockeying for position.  NBA Draft week has certainly been anything but quiet.  Here is my latest mock draft (you can also check out my 2011 NBA Mock Draft.)  Be sure to join us at The Sports Bank during the draft for our live chat and live pick-by-pick grades.  You can also check out my Big Board by clicking here.

By: David Kay

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