2017 NBA Draft is Full of Hidden Gems

NBA draft buzz hovers around the lottery names, which is to be expected. However, team success in the NBA is often the result of unearthing hidden gems from the latter-half of the first round, into the second round. The San Antonio Spurs built around such prospects, drafting Tony Parker No. 28; Manu Ginobili No. 57;…

Wrong NBA Draft Takes of Yesteryear

Each NBA draft brings with it a tidal wave of speculation, assertions and #TAKES of all shapes and sizes. The 2017 edition of this annual event is just a day away, and perhaps this year more than ever, the deluge of opinions has been overwhelming. Is an athletically gifted talent from a 2-16 Pac-12 team…

To-Do Next Basketball Season: Watch More Angel Delgado

In its second year, the NCAA's extended deadline for the NBA draft already looks like a huge positive for basketball. A number of college standouts are returning after the opportunity to evaluate their professional standing, but none are as poised for superstardom in the 2017-'18 season as Seton Hall big man Angel Delgado. If you…

Isaiah Thomas: Mr. Relevant

Irrelevant? Not Isaiah Thomas. The last selection in the NBA draft doesn't get an official Mr. Irrelevant label like his NFL counterpart. So, since the final pick of the 2011 NBA draft is not irrelevant in a recognized capacity, a few official titles for Isaiah Thomas: • NBA All-Star. • The Eastern Conference's leading scorer…