ICYMI: Lakers Draft Results and the Trade with Nets for Brook Lopez

The Lakers entered the 2017 NBA Draft with 2 picks in the first round, the #2 and #28. By virtue of a few trades, they ended the night quite differently.
They started the night by selecting Lonzo Ball, guard out of UCLA with the #2 overall pick.
Catch the introductory press conference on Friday, 6/23 at 2:30pm PT. Livestream on Lakers.com or the Lakers app or Lakers Twitter/Facebook.
As a result of the Brook Lopez trade with the Nets, the Lakers acquired the draft rights to the #27 pick, Kyle Kuzma, forward out of Utah, sending D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to Brooklyn.
The #28 pick, acquired from Houston in the Lou Williams trade, was then traded to Utah for the #30 and #42 picks. The Lakers followed that up by selecting Josh Hart, guard out of Villanova, with the 30th pick and Thomas Bryant, center out of Indiana, with the 42nd pick.
Following the draft, GM Rob Pelinka addressed the media about the day’s action.

Is LaVar Ball Ruining His Son, Lonzo’s NBA Career Before It’s Even Started?

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – We all know who Lonzo Ball is. The UCLA Player who is a projected Top 5 Pick for the 2017 NBA Draft. But is he really still a Top 5 Prospect?

    (Photo Courtesy of Shifter Magazine)
 When you hear something like “a career ruined by ________”, you would think a career ruined by injuries, criminal offenses, PED’s (Performance Enhancing Drug’s), gambling, alcoholism, cheating, betting and much more, But for the 6’6 Point Guard, it seems that his professional career has already gone off to a rough start thanks to his father, LaVar Ball. Out of all the things and people to ruin your career or at least stir controversy, who would’ve thought your own father had the ability to ruin your career? Forgive the exaggeration, but I believe that LaVar Ball is already ruining not just his his son’s NBA career, but also their family name, and his son’s NBA career hasn’t even started yet.


LaVar Ball is known for his often overconfident and humorous comments about his son’s which has spawned memes and people mocking his comments by making contradicting statements such as “My son can win the dunk contest with a layup – LaVar Ball.” There are numerous times where he stated his son will be better than Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James. He even went as far as saying that he will surpass Michael Jordan, as someone will eventually need to take over and claim the crown as “The Greatest Of All Time.” according to him. He even said that he’d beat Michael Jordan 1-on-1 back in his day. Ironically, LaVar averaged 2.2 PPG during his time at Washington State. 

As for Lonzo, who is often silent. Received numerous national awards and honors since his High School days at Chino Hills, where his two younger brother’s LaMelo and LiAngelo currently play. Lonzo averaged 14.6 PPG, 7.6 APG, and 6.0 RPG per game in all 36 games he started in. Lonzo declared for the 2017 NBA Draft after being eliminated in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Championship. Lonzo prefers to play for the Lakers instead of being the No.1 Pick due to the reason that his family resides in Los Angeles and would like to play in front of them.

Let’s talk about the first of Lonzo’s misfortunes. Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour, the “Big Three” brands in Basketball shoes, all turned down Lonzo Ball. To be turned down by a sneaker company is one thing, but to be rejected by all is another. Sneaker endorsements make a big part of a player’s earnings. LaVar Ball previously stated that he wanted 1 Billion USD over a course of 10 years (Which is equivalent to 100 Million a year.) This prompted LaVar to reach out to the “Big 3” of Chinese Basketball sneakers: Peak, Li-Ning, and Anta.




Second, their family owned company, Big Baller Brand, recently released the ZO2’s, making Lonzo Ball the first Basketball player to have his own signature shoe before entering the NBA. The sneaker, retails for a whopping 495 USD with an autographed version going on for almost 1000 USD. The shoe received mostly negative reviews due to its expensive price tag and lack of originality. If you look at Curry’s, LeBron’s, Kobe’s, etc. they retail from 150 USD to 200 USD. Most OG or Retro Jordan’s cost 220 USD at most. If you look at the ZO2’s, it looks like a combination of the Kobe 11 or Mentality 2, Adidas Crazylight Boost 2016, and some Skecher’s Memory Foam shoe. LaVar stated the reason for the price is ” because he’s the owner of the company and he can choose whatever price he wants for it.”   I guess the Chinese companies didn’t want Lonzo either. The sneakers’ logo is even already controversial due to it’s similarity to Coach Zach Smith’s Zone 6 brand. If you want, you can buy BBB Slides for 200 USD if you got some money to spare.



I have never seen a High School or College Basketball player receive much criticism and negativity from the public. It wasn’t even Lonzo’s fault for making himself so unlikable by people. NBA Executives have stated that LaVar’s comments and attitude will not affect Lonzo’s draft stock. Although I believe that Lonzo will be a Top 5 Pick and drafted by either the Lakers, Celtics, Heat or Suns, the problem would be his agent, and his agent, is no other than his father. His father may demand too much from an organization as an agent which may hurt his son’s relationship with NBA Executives. 


So has LaVar Ball damaged his son’s NBA Career, no, not yet at least. Lonzo should hopefully be able to meet the expectations from NBA Talent Scouts and comparisons to Jason Kidd given his court vision and passing ability. But I think that LaVar is slowly ruining his son’s legacy already based on the amount of negativity him and his brothers receive thanks to their father.

And remember, if you can’t afford BBB shoes, then you’re not a big baller!



2016 NBA Draft Profile: Jaylen Brown

(Artwork by Sean Curate)

On June 23, Jaylen Brown was selected with the 3rd overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2016 NBA draft.

Let’s look back at Brown’s profile before he was drafted in the NBA.

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-7 / 225
  • Birthdate: 10/24/1996
  • College: California
Prospect Analysis
Strengths
  • Great size for his position
  • Wingspan
  • NBA-level athleticism
  • Has potential to be versatile defender
  • Rebounds his position well

Weaknesses
  • Not a consistent 3-point shooter
  • Needs to tighten up decision-making
  • Turnover prone

NBA projection: Draft analysts love Brown’s size, wingspan and next-level athleticism and have predicted he’ll be a lottery pick.
2015-16 Season
Brown was a first-team All-Pac 12 pick, was voted the league’s freshman of the year and also earned a spot on the All-Freshman team. He might have traded all those awards for a win in the NCAA tournament. Playing shorthanded without starting point guard Tyrone Wallace and shooting guard Jabari Bird, Cal was upset by Hawaii in the tournament’s first round as Brown finished 1 of 6 from the field and had more turnovers (seven) than points (four) while fouling out in just 17 minutes.
Key statistics: 14.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 3.0 tpg, 27.6 mpg, .431 FG, .294 3PT, .654 FT
Cool statistic: Brown scored more than 20 points six times during the season, and every game was on the road, including a season-high tying 27 at Utah and 20 against Oregon and Oregon State in successive games.
— Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

2016 NBA Draft Profile: Brandon Ingram

(Artwork by Sean Curate)

On June 23, Brandon Ingram was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall selection of the 2016 NBA draft.

Let’s look back at Ingram’s profile before he was drafted in NBA.

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 190
  • Birthdate: 09/02/1997
  • College: Duke

  • Prospect Analysis
Strengths

  • 7-3 wingspan
  • Great course awareness/vision
  • Good passer
  • Excellent 3-point shooter
  • Has a turnaround jump shot
  • Good midrange game
  • Can create off the dribble
  • Can excel in pick-and-roll situations
  • Good footwork
  • Stat sheet stuffer

Weaknesses

  • Needs to add strength and bulk
  • Could cut down on turnovers
  • Has to improve free-throw percentage a bit
NBA projection: The debate among NBA Draft analysts rages on whether LSU’s Ben Simmons or Ingram will be the top pick in the draft. Adding fuel to the argument is that Ingram, who has been compared by some to Kevin Durant, is more than a year younger than Simmons.
2015-16 Season
Ingram was voted the ACC Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the USBWA freshman All-America team after helping lead the Blue Devils to the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16. He was just the fourth freshman in the Mike Krzyzewski era at Duke to average at least 15.0 points and 5.0 rebounds, along with Luol Deng (2004), Jabari Parker (2014) and Jahlil Okafor (2015). Ingram’s eight double-doubles ranked fifth among Duke freshman all-time, and his 14 20-point games were second all-time among freshman in the program, behind only Okafor.
Key statistics: 17.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.0 tpg, 1.1 spg, 1.4 bpg, 34.6 mpg, .442 FG, .410 3PT, .682 FT
Cool statistic: Ingram was the only freshman in Duke history, and only the second player ever (Shane Battier was the first), to make at least 60 3-pointers (80) and block at least 40 shots (49) in the same season.


— Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

2016 NBA Draft Profile: Ben Simmons

(Artwork by Sean Curate)

On June 23Ben Simmons was selected by Brett Brown and the 76ers with the number one overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. 

Let’s look back at Simmons’ profile before he was drafted in NBA.

Prospect Analysis

Strengths
  • High basketball IQ
  • Unselfish playmaker/facilitator
  • Good handle
  • Excellent rebounder
  • Good in transition as scorer or passer

Weaknesses
  • Has to develop a consistent face-up game in the midrange
  • Needs to cut down on turnovers

NBA projection: Draft analysts have long considered Simmons to be the No. 1 overall pick.
2015-16 Season
Ben Simmons was chosen the national freshman of the year by the USBWA, The Sporting News and USA Today, was the Southeastern Conference freshman of the year, and also made the All-SEC first team. He was a first-team All-America pick by the USBWA and second team by ESPN, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News. Simmons left LSU was a trophy room full of individual honors, but the Tigers struggled early in the season and again in March, failing to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament or even the NIT. Some critics placed a lot of the blame for that on Simmons, but unfairly so. He performed as most recruiting analysts expected he would, ranking in the top five in the SEC in several statistical categories, including scoring, rebounding and assists.
Key statistics: 17.4 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 2.0 tpg, 3.4 spg, 34.9 mpg, .560 FG, .333 3PT, .670 FT
Cool statistic: Simmons racked up 23 double-doubles, tops among power conference players and fifth nationally. One of those double-doubles was a 40-point, 10-rebound effort against North Florida. He also added five assists and five steals, making him the first freshman in 20 years to put together a 40/10/5/5 game.
— Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

Thunder Send Ibaka to Magic for Oladipo, Ilyasova and Sabonis

Victor Oladipo against Serge Ibaka

The Oklahoma City Thunder have decided to let go of their defensive big man Serge Ibaka. The Thunder send Ibaka to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and recently drafted Domantas Sabonis, the 11th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

The Magic got a serviceable defensive big man in Serge Ibaka who can also knock down three point shots. Ibaka, a three-time NBA all defensive first team, averaged 12.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks, his lowest output since his third year in the league. With the resurgence of Steven Adams and Enes Kanter, Ibaka has fallen out of favor in the thunder’s rotation.

 Meanwhile, the Thunder got a combo guard who can provide scoring aside from Kevin Durant (assuming that he is coming back as a Thunder next season) and Rusell Westbrook in Victor Oladipo and a proven stretch four in Ersan Ilyasova. Oladipo, the second overall pick of the 2013 NBA draft averaged 16 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists in his third season in the NBA while Ilyasova will provide spacing and scoring off the bench for the Thunder.

The Thunder also got a diamond in Domantas Sabonis, the 11th overall pick of the 2016 NBA draft. Sabonis is the son of the legendary player Arvydas Sabonis. The 6’11 power forward has averaged double double of 17.6 points and 11.8 rebounds in his last year in Gonzaga as a sophomore. He has also a good shooting stroke, can knock down threes and perimeter jumpers. He is expected to have a hard time and fight for big man rotation with Ersan Ilyasova, Enes Kanter, Steven Adams and Mitch Mcgary.

2016 NBA Draft Recap: Complete Draft Selections and Draft Day Trades


2016 NBA Draft Selections


The 2016 NBA draft was held on June 23, 2016, at Barclays Centef in Brooklyn with the Philadelphia 76ers picking first. 

2016 NBA DRAFT RECAP

ROUND 1
1. Ben Simmons – Philadelphia 76ers
2. Brandon Ingram – Los Angeles Lakers
3. Jaylen Brown – Boston Celtics
4. Dragan Bender – Phoenix Suns
5. Kris Dunn – Minnesota Timberwolves
6. Buddy Hield – New Orleans Pelicans
7. Jamal Murray – Denver Nuggets
8. Marquese Chriss – Sacramento Kings (traded to Phoenix)
9. Jakob Poeltl – Toronto Raptors
10. Thon Maker – Milwaukee Bucks
11. Domantas Sabonis – Orlando Magic (traded to Oklahoma City)
12. Taurean Prince – Utah Jazz (traded to Atlanta)
13. Georgios Papagiannis – Phoenix Suns (traded to Sacramento)
14. Denzel Valentine – Chicago Bulls
15. Juan Henangomez – Denver Nuggets
16. Guerschon Yabusele – Boston Celtics
17. Wade Baldwin – Memphis Grizzlies
18. Henry Ellenson – Detroit Pistons
19. Malik Beasley – Denver Nuggets
20. Caris LeVert – Indiana Pacers (traded to Brooklyn)
21. DeAndre Bembry – Atlanta Hawks
22. Malachi Richardson – Charlotte Hornets (traded to Sacramento)
23. Ante Zizic – Boston Celtics
24. Timothe Luwawu – Philadelphia 76ers
25. Brice Johnson – Los Angeles Clippers
26. Furkan Korkmaz – Philadelphia 76ers
27. Pascal Siakam – Toronto Raptors
28. Skal Labissiere – Phoenix Suns (traded to Sacramento)
29. Dejounte Murray – San Antonio Spurs
30. Damian Jones – Golden State Warriors

ROUND 2
31. Deyonta Davis – Boston Celtics (traded to Memphis)
32. Ivica Zubac – Los Angeles Lakers
33. Cheick Diallo – Los Angeles Clippers (traded to New Orleans)
34. Tyler Ulis – Phoenix Suns
35. Rade Zagorac – Boston Celtics (traded to Memphis)
36. Malcolm Brogdon – Milwaukee Bucks
37. Chinanu Onaku – Houston Rockets
38. Pat McCaw – Milwaukee Bucks (traded to Golden State)
39. David Michineau – New Orleans Pelicans (traded to L.A. Clippers)
40. Diamond Stone – New Orleans Pelicans (traded to L.A. Clippers)
41. Stephen Zimmerman – Orlando Magic
42. Isaiah Whitehead – Utah Jazz (traded to Brooklyn)
43. Zhou Qi – Houston Rockets
44. Isaia Cordinier – Atlanta Hawks
45. Demetrius Jackson – Boston Celtics
46. AJ Hammonds – Dallas Mavericks
47. Jake Layman – Orlando Magic (traded to Portland)
48. Paul Zipser – Chicago Bulls
49. Michael Gbinije – Detroit Pistons
50. Georges Niang – Indiana Pacers
51. Ben Bentil – Boston Celtics
52. Joel Bolomboy – Utah Jazz
53. Petr Cornelie – Denver Nuggets
54. Kay Felder – Atlanta Hawks (traded to Cleveland)
55. Marcus Paige – Brooklyn Nets (traded to Utah)
56. Daniel Hamilton – Denver Nuggets (traded to Oklahoma City)
57. Wang Zhelin – Memphis Grizzlies
58. Abdel Nader – Boston Celtics
59. Isaiah Cousins – Sacramento Kings
60. Tyrone Wallace – Utah Jazz

DRAFT DAY TRADES

Orlando Magic to Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma acquired Orlando’s first round pick in the draft, Victor Oladipo and Ersan İlyasova
Orlando acquired Serge Ibaka

Utah Jazz to Atlanta Hawks (three-team trade with Indiana Pacers)
Atlanta acquired Utah’s first round pick in the draft
Utah acquired George Hill from Indiana
Indiana acquired Jeff Teague from Atlanta

Indiana Pacers to Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn acquired Indiana’s first round pick and a future second round selection
Indiana acquired Thaddeus Young

Charlotte Hornets to Sacramento Kings
Sacramento acquired Charlotte’s first round pick
Charlotte acquired Marco Belinelli

Milwaukee Bucks to Golden State Warriors
Golden State acquired Milwaukee’s second round pick
Milwaukee acquired cash considerations

Introducing: Jaylen Brown top 5 pick in 2016 NBA Draft! From CAL Bears! with 27 pts ! and a nasty jam!

Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown just put on a show the other day but still lost against Richmond, he was the only one trying specially on the end game but fall short. He put up 27 points and showed that he is NBA ready. His shooting stroke wasn’t on display during this game but for you guys i would upload 2 more videos of this young stud. Please always say kahwi leonard like or stanley johnson jr, but i see Brown as a much controlled Latrell Sprewell. Brown is 6’7 with a windspan of a 7 footer. 

Brown has been part of Team USA and in his jr year he was touted as the nation’s best player. To me Brown can easily be top 3 this up coming draft. He has a lot to work on but his athleticism and body is already NBA Bound. 

Here is the highlight of his 27 point outburst:



another highlight:



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NBA DRAFT 2015: TOP Power Forward Prospects

Hey Guys, I have added blocks per game for the Power Forward Prospects and will do the same for Centers within the following days. 

Kristaps Porzingis 

Height:7′ 0″
Weight:220 lbs
Bday:08/02/1995
(19 Years Old)
Ppg: 11.6 pts
Reb: 4.80
Stl: 0.9

Blks: 1.2
Asst:  0.5
MPG: 21.7
FT%: 70.7





Kristaps played for Eurocup / ACB for the team of Seville, He led his team to the last 32, and because of that he was awarded as the 2014-2015 EuroCup Rising Star Trophy. He could be a better version of Andrea Bargnani because he can defend better and is more athletic. The only concern is he might stay for another year playing for Seville despite that he is highly touted as the next hope to be a great European player . Height 7’0″ wingspan 7’3″. Projected pick 5-10



Bobby Portis

Height:6′ 11″
Weight:246 lbs
Bday:02/10/1995
(20 Years Old)
Ppg: 17.5 pts

Reb: 8.9
Stl: 1.1

Blks: 1.4
Asst:  1.2
MPG: 29.9
FT%: 73.7




If Portis would be leaving for the NBA Draft he would be the best player for the Razorback in school history. he almost led the team to march madness but fell short to UNC (University of North Carolina Tar Heels). Portis is a guy that could be as good as Taj Gibson or maybe even better because he moves well and can defend multiple positions, he can also create his own shot and a decent shooter from beyond the arc. The only knock on his game is defensive rebounding due to the fact that he is concentrated more on the ball and often times he loses his position to fight for it on the other side of the court he is actually a great offensive rebounding so that shouldn’t be too much of a concern. He just need to gain more strength and weight to be more efficient on the next level. Height 6’11” wingspan 7’2″ . Projected pick 10-18. 


Trey Lyles

Height:6′ 10″
Weight:241 lbs
Bday:11/05/1995
(19 Years Old)

Ppg: 8.7 pts
Reb: 5.2
Stl: 0.5

Blks: 0.5
Asst:  1.1
MPG: 23
FT%: 73.5




Lyles was the starting SF of the Elite Kentucky Wildcats that reach the semi finals before submitting to Wisconsin Badgers. Yes I mentioned’ he played SF but his really a face up PF. His numbers aren’t a standout because the talent they had was no joke. He is one of the seven players who would leave Wildcats for the NBA Draft. His game is like a combination of a Carlos Boozer/ Juwan Howard. He needs to work on the defensive end because that may actually cause a problem for him, if he would defend bigger guys at the next level. Height 6’10”, wingspan 7’1″ 1/2. Projected pick 10-20. 


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NBA DRAFT 2015: top SG prospects

Justise Winslow 

Height:6′ 7″
Weight:222 lbs
Bday:03/26/1996
(19 Years Old)

Ppg: 12.6 pts
Reb: 6.50
Stl: 1.3
Asst:  2.1
MPG: 29.1
FT%: 64.1









Chief Justise! Played for University of Duke and he is part of the elite rookie class that led his team to win the 2015 NCAA men’s basketball D1 trophy. I consider him as a shooting guard like a Jimmy Butler or Paul George kinda guy. He could make a name for himself as soon as possible as he could really turn into a franchise player if he works hard the same way  Paul George did. The advantage for Winslow is that he is already a two way player and can stroke it from outside. Projected pick from 4-8.



Mario Hezonja 
Height:6′ 8″
Weight:200 lbs
Bday:02/25/1995
(20 Years Old)


Ppg: 7.7 pts
Reb: 1.50
Stl: 0.6
Asst:  1.0
MPG:  16.5
FT%: 75












I know your probably wondering why his numbers are low well he played in a stacked team at FC Barcelona in the Euroleague and ACB.His coach limited his playing time thus he wasnt able to show his true form which is a Gerald Green with a mix of taller version of Zach Lavine. Projected pick 6-14.


Devin Booker 
Height:6′ 6″
Weight:206 lbs
Bday:10/30/1996
(18 Years Old)

Ppg: 10 pts
Reb: 2.0
Stl: 0.4
Asst:  1.1
MPG:  21.5
FT%: 82.8









Devin Booker played for University of Kentucky, his numbers are a far cry from what he could become. Imagine being one of the youngest players in the draft with a game in the mold of a Bradley Beal or a Klay Thompson. Projected pick 10-14



This would wrap up our top SG prospects, I know you are probably looking for other names don’t worry in the following weeks i would do a mock draft. I would complete the top prospects first that is lottery bound. Tomorrow we will do Small forwards. 

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2015 NBA DRAFT LOTTERY RESULTS CONGRATULATIONS TIMBERWOLVES FANS!!!!!!!!


After 20 years in the league, finally Minnesota will have its 1st pick in NBA history. Everyone including my self was so happy as it unfolded right before our eyes. The LA Lakers got up from 3rd to 2nd pick, and Unfortunately for  New York they slipped to number 4, the 76ers stayed will pick 3rd. 

Here is the complete first round list for the 2015 NBA draft.

2015 First-Round Order

1. Minnesota 
2. L.A. Lakers 
3. Philadelphia 
4. New York 
5. Orlando 
6. Sacramento 
7. Denver 
8. Detroit 
9. Charlotte 
10. Miami 
11. Indiana 
12. Utah 
13. Phoenix 
14. Oklahoma City 
* * * 
15. Atlanta (From Brooklyn) 
16. Boston 
17. Milwaukee 
18. Houston (From New Orleans) 
19. Washington 
20. Toronto 
21. Dallas 
22. Chicago 
23. Portland 
24. Cleveland 
25. Memphis 
26. San Antonio 
27. L.A. Lakers (From Houston) 
28. Boston (From L.A. Clippers) 
29. Brooklyn (From Atlanta) 
30. Golden State


Flip Saunders was interviewed right away and he said, “they would keep the pick and wouldn’t trade it. ” – nba.com/timberwolves

Here’s the possible top 2 pick (left is Jahlil Okafor from Duke University and Karl-Anthony Towns from University of Kentucky) 

Please stay tuned here as we all wait for the 2015 NBA Draft on June 25, 2015. I will be creating a mock draft according to team needs.

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NBA DRAFT LOTTERY 2015 – May 19, 2015

Hey powcasters! I know that we are all focused and excited for the NBA finals, however as you know for the teams that are not part of the playoffs they are more excited for the NBA Draft lottery. As this could change the face of your franchise forever, Like the Cleveland Cavaliers who was able to get 3 number one pick in the modern era of basketball (year 2011,  2013 and 2014). This year, teams like New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves , Philadelphia 76ers and the Orlando Magic are the front runners.

NBA Draft Lottery would be shown live Tuesday, 8:30 ET, ESPN.

2015 NBA Draft Lottery Odds

1. Minnesota Timberwolves 16-66 25.0%
2. New York Knicks 17-65 19.9%
3. Philadelphia Sixers 18-64 15.6%
4. Los Angeles Lakers 21-61 11.9%
5. Orlando Magic 25-57 8.8%
6. Sacramento Kings 29-53 6.3%
7. Denver Nuggets 30-52 4.3%
8. Detroit Pistons 32-50 2.8%
9. Charlotte Hornets 33-49 1.7%
10. Miami Heat 37-45 1.1%
11. Indiana Pacers 38-44 0.8%
12. Utah Jazz 38-44 0.7%
13. Phoenix Suns 39-43 0.6%
14. Oklahoma City Thunder 45-37 0.5%

Keep it here @ www.powcast.net, We will keep you guys posted and create a mock draft based on team needs and assessment before the official Draft, that will commence on June 25, 2015 @ Brooklyn, NY Barclays  Center .

NBA DRAFT 2015: top PG prospects

Hey guys! I know that NBA finals is right around the corner, however NBA Draft and NBA Draft lottery is happening soon and we are here to keep you posted and up to date about the latest, with that said let me start off with the top PG Prospects for the draft.

Emmanuel Mudiay 
Height: 6′ 5″
Weight: 200 lbs
Bday:03/05/1996
(19 Years Old)
Ppg: 18 pts
Reb: 6.25
Stl: 1.58
Asst:  5.92
MPG: 31.5
FT%: 57.4







2015 highlights for Mudiay, he played for Guangdong , International in China after his high-school season. For me he is like a combination of eric bledsoe and John Wall. Mudiay is projected as a top 5 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. A lot of people has said that Mudiay didnt play with a tougher competition but still because of his size and over all talent he could be a sleeper if he falls out of top 5.


D’Angelo Russell

Height:6′ 5″
Weight:175 lbs
Bday:02/23/1996
(19 Years Old)
Ppg: 19.3 pts
Reb: 5.7
Stl: 1.60
Asst: 5.0
MPG: 33.5
FT%: 75.6



Draft express strengths of  Russell. He played for Ohio State University, he led his team until round of 32 before losing to #2 seed Arizona in the 2015 NCAA men’s basketball D1.  Russell claims that he is the best player in this draft https://vine.co/v/eKUB5gatTZl/embed. Top 5 pick


Jerian Grant

Height:6′ 5″
Weight:204 lbs
Bday:10/09/1992
(22 Years Old)

Ppg: 16.5
Reb: 2.7
Stl: 1.70
Asst: 6.6
MPG: 37.1
FT%: 78










Draft express strengths of  Grant. He played for Notre Dame Irish, the only player of the 2014-2015 NCAA men’s basketball D1 to drop 16PPG also shoots 48% from the floor and dishes out 6 assists every game. The only knock on him is his age as he may not have a huge upside compared to the young guys but don’t let that fool you because if you like reggie jackson then he may end up like him and contribute to a team right away. Interesting fact about him, Son of former NBA player Harvey Grant, nephew of former NBA player Horace Grant, and brother of Philadelphia 76er Jerami Grant.  Projected pick 11-20






Tyus Jones

Height:6′ 1″
Weight:184 lbs
Bday:05/10/1996
(19 Years Old)
Ppg: 11.8 pts
Reb: 3.5
Stl: 1.50
Asst: 5.6
MPG: 33.9
FT%: 88.9



Draft express strengths of  Jones. He played for Duke Blue Devils, he was the final four MVP for Duke, he led his team with 23 pts and helped the team win the Championship trophy as they beat Wisconsin Badgers (68-63) . To me, Jones is like a bit of a Trey Burke of Utah Jazz with a bit of DJ Augustin of OKC Thunder. Projected pick 15-20





Stay tune for more updates about the 2015 NBA draft.



Who is Eva Kodouskova?

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Who is Eva Kodouskova? Who is Jan Vesely’s girlfriend? people want  to see pictures and videos of Eva Kodouskova, suddenly a hit online almost everyone wants to know Who is Eva Kodouskova? Who is Jan Vesely’s girlfriend? perhaps some people are already looking up sexy pics of Eva Kodouskova. Well I cannot blame you a, 6’3 female basketball player that admittedly is really cute. so with out further ado  here is the link for the pics and the video again.

Video of Jan Vesely and Girlfriend kissing


Interview after draft with Jan Vesely and Eva Kodouskova

NBA Draft results

Here are complete first-round and second-round NBA Draft 2011 results

2011 NBA Draft 2011 list

2011 NBA Draft 2011 1st Round Results 1. Cavaliers Kyrie Irving PG
2. Timberwolves Derrick Williams PF
3. Jazz Enes Kanter C
4. Cavaliers Tristan Thompson PF
5. Raptors Jonas Valanciunas C
6. Wizards Jan Vesely SF
7. Kings Bismack Biyombo PF
8. Pistons Brandon Knight PG
9. Bobcats Kemba Walker PG
10. Bucks Jimmer Fredette PG
11. Warriors Klay Thompson SG
12. Jazz Alec Burks SG
13. Suns Markieff Morris PF
14. Rockets Marcus Morris PF
15. Pacers Kawhi Leonard SF
16. 76ers Nikola Vucevic C
17. Knicks Iman Shumpert PG
18. Wizards Chris Singleton SF
19. Bobcats Tobias Harris PF
20. Timberwolves Donatas Motiejunas PF
21. Trail Blazers Nolan Smith SG
22. Nuggets Kenneth Faried PF
23. Rockets Nikola Mirotic SF
24. Thunder Reggie Jackson PG
25. Celtics Marshon Brooks SG
26. Mavericks Jordan Hamilton SF
27. Nets JaJuan Johnson PF
28. Bulls Norris Cole PG
29. Spurs Cory Joseph PG
30. Bulls Jimmy Butler SF

2011 NBA Draft 2011 2nd Round Results

1 Miami Bojan Bogdanovic (SF)
2 Cleveland Justin Harper (PF) Richmond
3 Detroit Kyle Singler (SF) Duke
4 Washington Shelvin Mack (PG) Butler
5 Sacramento Tyler Honeycutt (SF) UCLA
6 New Jersey Jordan Williams (C) Maryland
7 LA Clippers Trey Thompkins (PF) Georgia
8 Houston Chandler Parsons (SF) Florida
9 Charlotte Jeremy Tyler (PF)
10 Milwaukee Jon Leuer (PF) Wisconsin
11 LA Lakers Darius Morris (PG) Michigan
12 Indiana Davis Bertans (SF)
13 Chicago Malcolm Lee (PG) UCLA
14 Golden State Charles Jenkins (PG) Hofstra
15 New Orleans Josh Harrellson (C) Kentucky
16 LA Lakers Andrew Goudelock (SG) Col Charl
17 LA Clippers Travis Leslie (SG) Georgia
18 Atlanta Keith Benson (C) Oakland
19 Memphis Josh Selby (PG) Kansas
20 Philadelphia Lavoy Allen (PF) Temple
21 Portland Jon Diebler (SG) Ohio St
22 Detroit Vernon Macklin (PF) Florida
23 Orlando DeAndre Liggins (SG) Kentucky
24 Cleveland Milan Macvan (PF) Serbia
25 Boston E’Twaun Moore (SG) Purdue
26 LA Lakers Chukwudiebere Maduabum (PF) Nigeria
27 Dallas Targuy Ngombo (SF)
28 LA Lakers Ater Majok (PF)
29 San Antonio Adam Hanga (SG)
30 Sacramento Isaiah Thomas (PG) Washington

Who is Jan Vesely’s girlfriend?

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by: powsalud|powcast.net

With just one kiss everything changes, Not for Jan Vesely but her girlfriend. 
Who is Jan Vesely’s girlfriend?
She is Eva Kodouskova, right after David Stern announcement of Jan Vasely being drafted 6th overall in the first round by the Washington Wizards, Jan Vasely  stood up and  receive a warm kiss from Eva Kodouskova. A simple kiss caught on video now had became a viral hit. Jan Vasely will be playing in the NBA and Eva Kodouskova could possibly now be included on the list of professional basketball players with hot girlfriends or wife. Oh! before I forget Eva Kodouskova is a basketball player herself and she stand 6’3. (video inside)


Yao wants to stay with Rockets

(AP) HOUSTON – Yao Ming says his surgically repaired left ankle is healing properly and he would like to remain with the Houston Rockets.

Yao said Thursday that he won’t know until later this summer if he’ll be able to play next season. He becomes a restricted free agent July 1.

A stress fracture in the ankle kept Yao out of all but five games last season and he had surgery in January.

Yao spoke during a visit to a Houston elementary school. He answered questions in English, and taught the children to say “good morning” in his native Chinese.

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Hard luck Cavaliers land number one draft pick

source: Reuters.com

NEW YORK – The Cleveland Cavaliers finally caught a break after a nightmare 2010-2011 season when they were awarded the number one pick in next month’s NBA draft on Tuesday.


In the lottery to decide the order of selection of new talent coming into the league, the Cavaliers finally found a silver lining to a miserable season that saw them finish 19-63 in the aftermath of LeBron James’s departure for Miami

They turned a pick they had received in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers into the top choice, despite only a 2.8 percent chance.

“It has been a roller coaster ride,” Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert told reporters after sending his 14-year-old son Nick to the stage to represent the franchise during the lottery.

“Obviously shocking events took place last summer. It was a slow, long and painful haul to get through it, and maybe this will be the final straw of getting over the hump and having a lot of hope for the future.”

Cleveland will have the top overall choice for the first time since 2003, when they selected James, and are expected to choose Duke’s Kyrie Irving or Arizona’s Derrick Williams as the new face of their franchise.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, who finished with the NBA’s worst record, will pick second followed by the Utah Jazz and a second pick for the Cavs at number four.

Toronto will select number five, Washington number six and Sacramento seventh.

The NBA draft will be held June 23 in Newark, New Jersey. – Reuters

2011 NBA Draft 1st round order


1. Cleveland (from L.A. Clippers)
2. Minnesota
3. Utah (from New Jersey)
4. Cleveland
5. Toronto
6. Washington
7. Sacramento
8. Detroit
9. Charlotte
10. Milwaukee
11. Golden State
12. Utah
13. Phoenix
14. Houston
15. Indiana
16. Philadelphia
17. New York
18. Washington (from Atlanta)
19. Charlotte (from New Orleans via Portland)
20. Minnesota (from Memphis via Utah)
21. Portland
22. Denver
23. Houston (from Orlando via Phoenix)
24. Oklahoma City
25. Boston
26. Dallas
27. New Jersey (from L.A. Lakers)
28. Chicago (from Miami via Toronto)
29. San Antonio
30. Chicago

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