Although everyone could theoretically have dreams of a title in 2014, it is clear that every NBA fan isn't actually hoping their team is successful in 2014. For fans of a few teams, the focus is already on the 2014 draft.
As an intern in the sports department, the youngest of all my colleagues, I was given the task to travel to the NBA Draft and give live coverage of the event. It was as if my editors knew my birthday (November 18th for those wondering) was too far away. So instead they gave me my gift a few months in advance.
Far too many college basketball players, especially players of color, leave college without an NBA contract and without another crucial ingredient for success: a college degree.
With June now upon us, the NBA Draft is suddenly just weeks away. That realization only means one thing for the hundred-some prospects currently vying to be selected by an NBA franchise on June 27: workouts, workouts and more workouts.
Below is my first round list, complete with team, fit & what they're most likely yearbook superlative would be. I apologize in advance.
Steven Adams, Pittsburgh, 7'0/250, Fr., C (Likely late 1st round) C.J. Aiken, St, Joseph's, 6'9/195, Jr., F (Likely undrafted) Anthony Bennett, U...
The World Team exhibited better team chemistry and passing, continually looking for the open man and the better shot. The USA relied too much on individual play on offense and had difficulty competing on the boards.
If there is one thing we know about the NBA Draft, it's that well, we don't know. Which is why I present you with my draft night winners and losers.
The Hornets don't count, because the team that ended up with Anthony Davis was destined to be the clear winner of the draft. With Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo and Kris Joseph, Danny Ainge drafted three accomplished, tough college players who fit roles for Doc Rivers' squad.
In another NBA Draft segment with Noah Coslov of CineSport, I break down the injury concerns of former Ohio St. All-American Jared Sullinger and just how far he could slip Thursday night.
In a new segment with Noah Coslov of CineSport, I break down my sleepers in the upcoming NBA Draft, which takes place June 28, in New Jersey.
Wildcat fans seem more interested in celebrating wins by people who temporarily wear polyester tank tops brandished in "Kentucky" than by, say, degree-seeking philosophy students at Kentucky.
Anthony Davis is the celebrated prize, but this is a draft full of great depth and value, especially in the later stages of the first round.
LeBron and Spoelstra are easy targets to throw under the bus when the Heat eventually get eliminated but not the right ones. You can't win in the NBA without depth, and the Heat has none. That's on Riley.
The following NBA Mock Draft considers the ability of the players and does not incorporate team needs. This has been updated to reflect the results of the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery.
The following NBA Mock Draft considers the ability of the players and does not incorporate team needs.