What Failed O.J. Mayo Trade Means for Indiana Pacers

Who’s to blame?

Who is responsible for the no-go on a trade that would have sent Memphis Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for forward Josh McRoberts and Indiana’s first-round pick?

Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley blamed the Pacers, reportedly saying they took too much time trying to organize a concurrent deal that would have sent guard Brandon Rush to the New Orleans Hornets.

The Pacers argued that Memphis pulled out of the deal at the last minute.

Whoever is at fault, the deal didn’t get done.

By Drew Allen

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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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Top NBA Draft Prospects: Shooting Guards


By David Kay

# 1  Willie Warren, Oklahoma
Height: 6-4. Weight: 207. Year: So.
Projected Selection: Top 5.
’08-’09: 12.6 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.1 apg, 47.3 FG%, 78.1 FT%, 37.2 3-PT%

#2 Xavier Henry, Kansas
Height: 6-6. Weight: 210. Year: Fr.
Projected Selection: late lottery/late teens.
’08-’09: n/a

#3 Avery Bradley, Texas
Height: 6-2. Weight: 165. Year: Fr.
Projected Selection: late lottery/late teens.
’08-’09: n/a

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