Mar 24, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Dion Waiters (3) reacts in the first half of the finals in the east region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Ohio State Buckeyes at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-US PRESSWIRE
Today's non-mock draft links. Those are coming later:
- Will the Charlotte Bobcats trade the No. 2 pick? Yesterday, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer suggested the price was getting to be too steep, but today, David Aldridge of NBA.com reports that the Bobcats have five "legit" offers for the selection.
- If the Cavaliers can't trade up with the Bobcats to get Bradley Beal, they could very well shock everyone and take Syracuse's Dion Waiters at No. 4. [Yahoo! Sports | Akron-Beach Journal]
- I enjoyed this look at some of the analytics the Wizards use on draft night. For a team-produced video, this gave away a lot. [Wizards.com]
- Also, here's a look at how the Wizards delegate their personnel staff during the draft process. [Wizards.com]
- There was a rumor floating around that the Thunder may look to trade up to get Beal, sparking hope that James Harden might be involved in the trade package. But a source told Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman that he doesn't see Harden getting dealt.
- Uncertainty reigns for the Wizards at the top of the draft. [Washington Post | Washington Times | Washington Examiner]
- Jason Reid with a very Jason Reid-like column saying the Wizards must take Beal. [Washington Post]
- Here's more on what Beal brings to the table. [Wizards Insider]
- Beal was on 106.7 The Fan a couple days ago. Here's a transcript of what he said. [Sports Radio Interviews]
- Meanwhile, Kevin Jones wouldn't mind it too much if the Wizards took Harrison Barnes. [WUSA9]
- A quick look back at Barnes' workout in D.C. [Truth About It]
- In case you were wondering, no No. 23 for Beal in the NBA. [Wizards Insider]
- John Wall talks to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld about last year and his goals for the summer. [HoopsWorld]
- My feature on SBNation.com about Weber State's Damian Lillard. Really proud of this one, so hope you guys check it out.
- More on the draft from Andrew Sharp. [SB Nation]
- Also, here's me talking about all this Cavaliers/Bobcats/Wizards trade stuff.