Tag Archives: Kenneth Faried

10@10: Pre draft chatter

23 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The NBA Draft is tonight and that means 30 young men will become millionaires and projected saviors to the teams that draft them. Here’s what is on my mind less than 12 hours before David Stern shakes hands and poses with players much taller than him. Continue reading

Senior moments: Understanding the value of the four-year player

1 Jun

Duke senior Nolan Smith could be a long-term NBA player. History proves he probably will be. - Getty Images

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The NBA Draft is all about the future. It is a true youth movement. Young players get the fan base excited with the thought of upside and potential. The unknown and unproven have a bigger learning curve and register higher on the “what-if” scale.

Then there are the seniors. Continue reading

Just a Minute: May 23

23 May

Luke Hancock, a starter for George Mason, is leaving for Louisville.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Congratulations. You’ve made it this far. The world didn’t come to an end. Or did it?  Is this real life?

If this is real life then welcome to Monday. As per the custom here at the National Hoops Report, it is time to roll through what’s happening in the world of basketball. Continue reading

10@10: Draft sleepers

19 May

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Welcome to the 10 o’clock hour (on the East Coast, of course). This is an old blog trick. Post 10 things at 10 o’clock, call it a post and walk away.

‘Tis NBA Draft season, therefore, here are my top 10 sleepers in the pool. Continue reading

Clipboard Conversations: Steve Payne, new Tennessee Tech head coach

18 May

After nine years as an assistant, Steve Payne takes over the head coaching position at Tennessee Tech.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Steve Payne has been on the Tennessee Tech sidelines for the last nine years as an assistant coach. It was announced that he would assume the head coaching position next season after Mike Sutton retired at the end of the year.

The National Hoops Report caught up with the new head man to talk about his team, taking over a program, not having to play Kenneth Faried any longer and much more. Continue reading