Last night while most people were sleeping, the Nets traded Mason Plumlee and 41st-overall pick Pat Connaughton to the Portland Trail Blazers for... Steve Blake and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. This is a bad trade.
Last night’s NBA draft didn’t feature nearly as many exciting trades as we’ve grown accustomed to, which is kind of a bummer. It looks like we can place a lot of the blame on the Charlotte Hornets, who reportedly nixed a big trade because they didn’t want to miss out on Frank Kaminsky.
Last night, I covered the NBA Draft from the Barclays Center for my student paper, and I’m not sure why.
You can always count on the NBA draft to produce a few a few memorable moments. Sobbing Knicks Child was the star of last night’s show, but Sad Ty Lawson Smoking Hookah ran a very close second.
In case you missed our insightful and thought-provoking live-blog, the 2015 NBA Draft happened tonight, and, after what seemed like an eternity, the first round is finally over.
Tonight the New York Knicks drafted Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Here are some images of Knicks fans reacting to this selection.
Hello! This is the official Deadspin liveblog of the 2015 NBA Draft. We’ll be farting around here until we get tired and decide to go to bed. Let’s do this.
The Knicks have the fourth overall pick in tonight’s draft, which should guarantee them a shot at a very talented young player. But the rumor mill suggests they’re strongly considering taking Frank Kaminsky or trading the pick away, because the Knicks can always find a way to screw up a good thing. In the spirit of…
The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that 76ers’ center Joel Embiid—the third pick in last year’s draft—has suffered setbacks in his recovery from surgery on his right foot and is unlikely to be ready for the start of next season, and may even miss the entire 2015-16 season.
Well, it was worth it. At long last, it was worth it. The two forfeited seasons, the lottery picks spent on bum legs, the young players traded for assets, the assets traded for lesser assets, the draft lottery letting the Heat and Lakers keep their picks instead of shipping them to Philly, the TED talks, the…
Here is an interesting NBA Draft proposal that probably has holes I haven’t yet sussed out: What if, instead of rewarding teams for being shitty, we rewarded them for predicting which other teams will be shitty?
Hours after the revelation that ESPN insider Chad Ford's NBA prospect rankings had been edited years after the drafts they purported to reflect, ESPN's draft rankings pages have been reverted to their original versions.
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Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay has the potential to be a lottery pick in next year's NBA draft, but he won't be spending a year in college before going pro. Mudiay's taking his talents to China for the required year between high school and the NBA, and he's getting a hefty chunk of money for his efforts.
Everybody likes seeing shitty teams have the opportunity to get better, but nobody likes seeing those teams intentionally be shitty to land a top draft pick. The NBA is forever on the hunt for the happy medium, and according to Zach Lowe at Grantland, it has formally proposed a new system that would lessen the…
We have every reason to expect that the Cavs will improve over the next few years, especially since team is stocked with young, talented lottery packs. But given its draft position the last few years, how good could we have expected the Cavs to get? And how much of the improvement that any high-lottery team shows is…
Out friend Ed Kupfer of the Houston Rockets made a quick animation of how the sheer size of the guys in the NBA draft have changed over the last 15 years. It's kind of surprising how much variance there is from year to year on short, tall, fat, and skinny players.