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2014-15 NBA Team Preview: Philadelphia 76ers

Nerlens Noel Philadelphia 76ers sixers nba Kentucky funnyTo best explain where the Sixers are as a franchise, they left the 2014 NBA Draft with Joel Embiid (who is expected to miss the entire season) and Dario Saric (who may not play in the NBA for two seasons). Yes, this occurred a year after Philly drafted Nerlens Noel, who sat out all last year recovering from an ACL injury.

The 76ers have made little to no effort in improving their roster for this season. They signed borderline D-league players. Philly is already tanking and haven’t even played a single game.

It will be a long ass year in Philadelphia.

We will be posting a team preview for every team up until the start of the regular season.

Here is the 2014-15 NBA season preview for the Philadelphia 76ers.

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NBA Draft: Early Entry List & International Players

trey-burke-nba-draftThis year’s NBA Draft is a little light on stars, but it is filled with many rotation players who can contribute right away.

We all know the potential NBA Lottery picks (Nerlens Noel, Alex Len, Otto Porter), but the list of other underclassmen is very long.

Many early entries will just participate in the process and find out their draft stock is not where they want it to be. They will go back to school in hopes of having a breakout season in college.

Not to be outdone, the international prospect pool is filled with potential. Teams could find some real steals this year if they want to draft and stash players overseas.

Here is a list of early entries and international players currently available to be selected in the 2013 NBA Draft. Continue reading

NBA Draft: Anthony Bennett to have surgery

Anthony+Bennett+UNLV+NBA+DraftAnthony Bennett, the best power forward prospect in this year’s NBA Draft, will miss the entire draft process to have shoulder surgery.

The UNLV freshman decided to forego his college career and enter the NBA Draft after they were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament.

Bennett is still set to be a top-five selection, since he’s one of the most-skilled power forward prospects to enter the draft in some time. He has a vast array of post moves, which is something a big man usually doesn’t already possess before they enter the NBA.

Bennett is not the only prospect that will miss the draft process. Centers Alex Len (Maryland) and Nerlens Noel (Kentucky) will also miss draft camp and summer league. In Noel’s case, he will most likely miss most of his rookie season due to his ACL injury last season.

2013 NBA Draft: Top 20 NBA Prospects

Nerlens+Noel+Kentucky+NBA+Draft+ProspectsThis is the time of year when college basketball games become more interesting. Teams will battle for spots in this year’s NCAA Tournament and players will try to impress NBA scouts who come to big games.

Earning a ticket to “The Big Dance” is very important for a player’s draft stock. The nation’s eyes are glued to those games and players become household names.

Almost 20 years ago, Wake Forest point guard Randolph Childress was only known by ACC basketball fans and no one expected him to be a high draft pick. Well, in 1995, Childress had an amazing tournament and was drafted #19 by the Detroit Pistons. He didn’t last very long in the NBA, but he’s an example of what a good showing in the tournament can do.

Here are our top 20 NBA Draft prospects for the 2013 NBA Draft…right now. Continue reading