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2021 NBA mock draft: Top players jockeying for lottery position

The 2021 NBA draft is just days away, with the draft boards of all 30 teams nearing completion and the shape of the lottery thought to be crystallizing. What will be the order of a top 5 that is believed to be historically strong? Which players have played their way into lottery position with an exemplary pre-draft process? Which teams could be looking to move up to nab a top prospect? Who wants to move down with an eye toward dealing for impact players and/or securing their longer-term future?
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Realistic Trades We Could See During NBA Draft Week

With the 2021 NBA draft less than a week away, trade season is open for business. Don't expect Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, Ben Simmons or others stars to be on the move just yet, however. It's unlikely any big names go anywhere until after the draft and free agency have wrapped and teams have a better idea of where their rosters stand.
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What time does the NBA Draft start today? Live TV coverage, schedule, pick order for Rounds 1-2

One prediction about the 2021 NBA Draft that feels safe: This year's event won't be dull. The Grizzlies and Pelicans kicked off draft week with a trade that involved multiple players and picks — and could have major free-agency implications. That is likely just the start of the action, as several teams could be looking to make deals that shake up the draft board.
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Memphis Grizzlies 2021 NBA Draft Primer: Preview and Predictions

The Skinny: The Memphis Grizzlies, after agreeing to trade Jonas Valanciunas, #17 and #51 in this draft to the New Orleans Pelicans for Eric Bledsoe, Steven Adams, #10 and #40 in this draft, and a 2022 1st from the Lakers, have been connected to numerous prospects. From Franz Wagner to Josh Giddey, James Bouknight to Moses Moody, there have been rumors and speculation about what Memphis plans on doing. Will they trade again? Will they swing for upside? Will they play it safe?
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GBB Bets with Ben: NBA Draft Edition

Sports betting is a market that continues to grow. More states are legalizing it — whether that be through an in-person or online sportsbook. In fact, since online sportsbooks were legalized in Tennessee this past November, more than $1 Billion in wagers have been placed according to TN Lottery. We...
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Sam Smith's 2021 NBA Mock Draft: Who do the Bulls select?

The 2021 NBA Draft Thursday is supposed to be one of the strongest in the last decade with some scouts predicting the projected top four picks will be better than anyone from the 2020 Draft. And that was a good one with Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, and the Bulls very satisfied at No. 4 with Patrick Williams.
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Josh Giddey to be first NBA Academy graduate selected in NBA Draft

In gyms and parks around the world, fathers coaching youth sons in basketball set their kids up for instant success by making them the point guard. It’s almost a rite of passage whether they are good enough to handle the rigors of the position or not. So, despite the fact...
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Ranking college basketball’s best programs for NBA Draft production

Ever wondered which college basketball programs have had the most success getting its players selected in the NBA draft? Furthermore, have you ever wondered which college basketball programs have had the most success getting its players selected in the NBA draft since college basketball adopted the three-point rule in 1987?
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Thursday Headlines: NBA Draft Day Edition

Graduation day is here for the latest group of Kentucky Wildcats who will hear their names called in the NBA Draft. Isaiah Jackson will look to keep up Kentucky’s streak of having a first-round pick in every year under John Calipari, while Brandon Boston has the potential to be one of the biggest sleepers in this year’s class based on what Calipari says.
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2021 NBA Draft prop bets, odds, picks: Vegas expert predicts Ziaire Williams goes under pick No. 18.5

Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham is a virtual lock to go first overall in Thursday's 2021 NBA Draft at -8000 (risk $8,000 to win $100). The other two picks inside the top three appear to be solidifying. Jalen Green (+1600) and Evan Mobley (+2000) have the second and third-best odds to be drafted first and will likely round out the top three in a highly-talented NBA Draft 2021 class.
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When the NBA Draft was just a phone call

Picture what the NBA Draft will look like on Thursday (8 ET, ABC/ESPN). The throngs of fans. Players dressed up waiting to hear their names called. The hugs and handshakes with family members and the Commissioner. Now take all that away. That’s what the Draft was like when Nick Curran was the NBA’s Director of Public Relations.
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NBA Draft Set For Thursday

On Thursday, the Lakers have the chance to add some young talent to their roster, as they hold the No. 22 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. They possess pick No. 22 due to tiebreaker procedures that were settled in May, when a random drawing between the teams that finished 42-30, including Portland and Dallas, saw the Mavs get No. 21, LAL No. 22 and the Blazers No. 23. Meanwhile, L.A.’s second round pick is owned by Detroit due to a previous trade.
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Ranking the Portland Trail Blazers last 5 NBA Draft picks

The 2021 NBA Draft is upon us. As the Portland Trail Blazers don’t have a pick in this year’s draft it’s a great time to reflect back on past drafts. General Manager Neil Olshey has had a mixed record in recent drafts, with some hits and some misses. Let’s break it down.
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Final NBA draft projections for Herbert Jones, other Alabama players

For the second year in a row, one of the Crimson Tide’s homegrown basketball stars should hear his name called in the NBA draft. Greensboro’s Herbert Jones, who played at Sunshine and Hale County High Schools before four years at Alabama, is expected to be chosen Thursday night along with at least one of his teammates.
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