Scotto: Kristaps Porzingis Transcends the European Stereotype

Kristaps Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis has become the trendy name among NBA executives since dominating at his ASM Sports workout a week ago. “I think there is a strong chance he lands in the top four picks,” one Eastern Conference general manager told SheridanHoops. “The Lakers, Knicks and 76ers are all possible options. He has the length and athleticism of Andrei Kirilenko and stroke and footwork like Dirk Nowitzki. He will be the best prospect in this draft while also having the best upside.”


Zagoria: Countdown to the Early Signing Period: 10 Top Committed and Uncommitted Prep Prospects


The NCAA early signing period for basketball runs from Nov. 13-20, and even with Tuesday’s commitment by Trey Lyles to Kentucky, there’s still a slew of elite prospects and future NBA lottery picks left on the board. Here’s a look at the top 10 uncommitted and committed prospects in the Class of 2014, including perhaps the projected top three overall picks in the 2015 NBA draft. [Read more…]


Tweet of the Day: Rubio Excited for Wolves Basketball


As expected, the Minnesota Timberwolves have picked up the fourth year options on Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams contract’s, the team announced today. It’s been speculated the third year players would both be picked up to avoid unnecessary bidding wars with another team once they hit free agency. Rubio, who’s career is finally on track, was excited about the news. “@Twolves_PR: #Twolves officially announce the team has picked up fourth year options for @rickyrubio9 and @RealDwill7” yessir!!!!! — Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) October 26, 2013   Everything


NCAA Selection Sunday: Names and Games to Know About


It’s Selection Sunday, and March Madness officially kicks off this week.  Now that the brackets are out, office productivity around the country will take a nose dive. While there is so much excitement around the games and tradition, NBA teams will be watching closely trying to find their next draft pick. Here is a look at a few games and top prospects in each region to keep an eye on. [Read more…]


Minnesota Golden Gophers: Five Facts for the NCAA Tourney


For the first time since 2010, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are back in the NCAA Tournament. They’re on their way there behind head coach Tubby Smith and a starting lineup worth marveling. So what is it that you should know about Minnesota? 1. If there is only one name you should know on Minnesota’s team, it’s third team All-Big Ten selection Trevor Mbakwe. Mbakwe is a massive load on the interior, standing at 6’8″ and 245 pounds. He puts his size to


2013 NBA Draft: Top Power Forwards

Think back to the days of Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, and even Kevin McHale and what a power forward meant to teams. For the most part this position was filled by players with low-post games who were very good rebounders. Flash forward to the new generation of superstar power forwards, and you see an aging group led by champions Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Garnett. The major difference between these newer stars and those Hall of Famers is the versatility