NBA.com Most basketball fans don't know the name J.P. Tokoto. That's because he happened to fall to the second round of last year's NBA draft...
Why didn't the Rochester Royals draft Bill Russell? There is a legendary story explaining why they passed on Russell. The "Bill Russell was traded for the Ice Capades" story is now part of basketball lore. But is it true?
Now that the NBA Draft Lottery has been determined, it's finally time to take a look at which pro prospects fit where and why. Minnesota Timberwolves fans cheered as their team secured the No. 1 overall pick in the May 19th lottery. Without further ado, here's my first 2015 NBA Mock Draft.
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Don't worry Charlotte fans... there's always next year. At least Bron Bron got what he wanted.
The NBA Draft is tonight and by now we've all heard and read about the top picks ad nauseum. But what about that next tier of prospects -- the dudes that won't hear their names called until Adam Silver hits double-digits?
The ping pong balls have had their say and although the draft order is set, the same can not be said about who each team plans on taking or if and picks will get traded. But if everything holds as it is, let's take a look at how the first ten picks should go.
This happens to be the most stacked and more importantly deep draft in a decade, so there's a good chance some of these players can make a difference.
The moribund Cavs have once again been given basketball's gift of gifts, winning the lottery for the third time in four years. And while they can choose between the supremely talented Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle, Joel Embiid is their best choice.
Since 1990, the NBA has been using a weighted lottery system, which gives the worst team in the league the best chance to land the No. 1 pick, but also gives others outside chances of landing it.
For the Cleveland Cavaliers, it's simple. They cannot mess up this selection this time around. Whoever the Cavaliers select with the number one pick, it will determine their future going forward.
I looked back at the last 14 NBA Drafts and went pick-by-pick, 1-14, to determine the best and worst selections at each of those positions.