Tag Archives: NBA Draft

No NBA? No problem.

2 Nov

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

If you woke up this morning and went to your favorite sports website to look at the box scores of the NBA games from last night, well, keep looking. That ain’t happening.

Your consolation, at least for now, is a tremendous college basketball season with future pros abound. Nearly all of the stars came back to college. Instead of watching Dirk defend the title and LeBron doing what he does in the fourth quarter, whatever that is, we have a full slate of games that should appease your pro pallet. Continue reading

A lot love or much more to consider regarding UConn SG Jeremy Lamb?

11 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The United States U19 team is coming home with the fifth place title from the FIBA World Championships.

The end result wasn’t the goal that the team wanted, of course. In fact, the tournament sparked a line of tweets about Jeremy Lamb from Jonathan Givony of Draft Express wondering about the good and bad about the UConn star. Continue reading

Inside the SEC: June 28

28 Jun

By Matt Fultz
National Hoops Report

New format, NBA Draft, recruiting, John Calipari and much more in this week’s Inside the SEC. Continue reading

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

Buyer beware: Are international players worth the first round draft pick?

30 May

Darko Milicic was selected No. 2 overall in the NBA Draft. He's the poster child or drafting international players over the last 10 drafts.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

With Dirk Nowitzki getting ready to play for his first NBA championship on Tuesday and with the NBA Draft coming up less than a month from now, I wondered…just how good are international players in the League?

The answer? Not good. Not good at all. Continue reading

Smack off

30 May

Baylor forward Perry Jones says he isn't ready for the NBA lifestyle. I say good for the sophomore-to-be for admitting that fact.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I love honesty. I find it refreshing. As a competitive person, I don’t mind the occasional running of the mouth. In fact, I appreciate it.

A number of basketball people opened their mouths this past week and spewed some interesting comments. 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

Travis Leslie says he is better than Tony Allen. Kind of.

19 May

Travis Leslie got into a war of words about his potential vs. Tony Allen. Then retracted his statement with a push of the delete button.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Georgia wing Travis Leslie is in Chicago for the NBA predraft combine and he’s making news away from the vertical jumps and body fat measurements.

Well, kind of. Continue reading

Meet Jonas Valanciunas

19 May

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

You’ve met Enes Kanter. You’ve met Jan Vesely. You’ve met Donatas Motiejunas.

Now it is time to meet Jonas Valanciunas. The 6-foot-11 center from Lithuania is projected as the No. 4 pick in the current NBA mock draft on DraftExpress.com. 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