|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 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
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
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
Hey Guys, I have added blocks per game for the Power Forward Prospects and will do the same for Centers within the following days.
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(20 Years Old)
Ppg: 17.5 pts
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.
(19 Years Old)
Ppg: 8.7 pts
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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.
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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.
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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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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
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.
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
|2.||New York Knicks||17-65||19.9%|
|4.||Los Angeles Lakers||21-61||11.9%|
|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 .
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.
Height: 6′ 5″
Weight: 200 lbs
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Ppg: 18 pts
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.
(19 Years Old)
Ppg: 19.3 pts
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
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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
(19 Years Old)
Ppg: 11.8 pts
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.
Woah! , the 57th overall pick of the Timberwolves are making some news.
Apparently he lied about his age and now he is big trouble. Ngombo who is not 21 years old but is actually 26. Ngombo now could actually say goodbye to his NBA career.
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.
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
(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.
tags: Yao Ming
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)
3. Utah (from New Jersey)
11. Golden State
17. New York
18. Washington (from Atlanta)
19. Charlotte (from New Orleans via Portland)
20. Minnesota (from Memphis via Utah)
23. Houston (from Orlando via Phoenix)
24. Oklahoma City
27. New Jersey (from L.A. Lakers)
28. Chicago (from Miami via Toronto)
29. San Antonio