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2013 Bulls Draft Picks

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With the 2013 NBA Draft done and dusted it’s time to take a look at just who the Chicago Bulls have selected in this years draft.

With the 20th pick, Chicago selected Tony Snell of New Mexico and in the second round, 49th pick they went with Erik Murphy of Florida. Here’s a little rundown of what to expect from these two new Bulls.

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Draft Day – Winners And Losers

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Draft day is always full of surprises and today’s was definitely no exception. From the shock selection of Anthony Bennett with the number one pick, to the Pelicans trading Nerlens Noel to the 76ers for Jrue Holiday, the draft certainly had every hoops fan worldwide talking. With that in mind, I’d like to go back and pick out some of the winners and losers of today’s NBA Draft.

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Top 10 Worst Draft Night Suits

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With the 2013 Draft night fast approaching, and Hoop heads discussing at length mock drafts etc, I decided it was only right to give to you a Draft piece a little different. 

Draft nights are a great occasion. Young talent finding themselves with contracts playing for franchises that only a few years before would have been just a dream. 

One thing that does stand out like a sore thumb at Draft nights is….. the suits that players choose to wear. I’ve always been intrigued who is helping the players select these? It surely couldn’t be a stylist? Maybe the young guys mums?

Either way, over the years we have been blessed to have been given some absolute fashion shockers and I am going to give you my personal Top 10.

Up first at Number 10….

10. Drew Gooden (2002, 4th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies)

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Draft Profile: Anthony Bennett

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There’s always a player that seems to grab my attention more than most when draft time comes around each year. This year that player is Anthony Bennett.

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Draft Profile: Steven Adams

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Steven Adams is proving to be quite the surprise to many an NBA scout in the lead up to the 2013 NBA Draft. The 7 foot, 255 pound big man has always had the body for the NBA but many in the know are learning that he has a lot more than just size on his side.

During the recent NBA Draft Combine and subsequent workouts, the big Kiwi impressed many a scout and GM with his shooting, strength and basketball IQ. By showing he can shoot the ball, Adams has climbed a heap of draft boards and is expected to end up as a mid-round lottery pick. Draft Express currently has him as high as tenth with many other respected scouts having him anywhere from 10-16 on their boards.

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2013 DRAFT WATCH – Part 4

That time is getting closer, rumours are circling about which players may be working out with what teams, and suggestions of teams working towards certain options come Draft night have fans and bloggers invested with great interest.

Last weeks Draft Watch saw us take a close look at 3 players that will more than likely be picked first round. So, this week I’ll be taking a look at players that may fall that little deeper into the Draft.

Without further ado..

 

DeShaun Thomas – Small Forward/Power Forward

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This experienced Forward currently plays his ball at Ohio State and has had a very solid year.  Thomas is the only Buckeye to have declared eligibility for this years Draft, and despite a very good year it is currently projected that he may be picked late into the second round. Thomas definitely possesses attributes that will have perked up the interest of various scouts and GM’s around the league, and am confident he can make his way into the League given the right team. Thomas have a great natural ability for scoring and did so well this year, averaging 19 points a game for the Buckeyes. Also, Thomas is a very solid 3pt shooter, who this year finished up averaging 34% from behind the arc. 

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2013 DRAFT WATCH – Part 3

With the NBA Draft Lottery today, we saw it fit to give you, our readers another dose of our Draft Watch.

Earlier on this season, I began taking a look at potential talents that had team scouts and fans hot with frenzy.

Here we look at our next group of potential stars..

Nerlens Noel - Power Forward/Center

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This powerful, tall, shot blocker currently plays his ball out of the University of Kentucky, so it would be safe to say he is coming from good stock. Currently being touted as one of the best shot blockers to come along in years and is known for having a fantastic work ethic. Whispers are suggesting that he is just as good as last years Draft Number One – Anthony Davis, so we should be in for a real treat. Not only does he possess great length (7′ 4″ wingspan) but his body is NBA ready. Noel is also known to have great steals ability for such a big man. This exciting prospect is currently predicted to go at Number 2, which would see him fall to the Orlando Magic.

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2013 DRAFT WATCH – ROUND 2

Welcome back readers,

Here we have another round of breaking down the games of potential Draft prospects and let you know what they will be bringing to the table if they get the chance to shine in the big League.

If you missed round 1?….. Don’t sweat, you can find it right here.

First up..

 

Ben McLemore – Shooting Guard

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This slick shooting guard who currently plays his ball out of Kansas, has been the talk of many NBA scouts. An Ultra smooth shooter who has been drawing comparisons to Ray Allen, not only has a precise shoot but is very athletic too. Known as a great team player who despite his shooting ability will not ball hog and picks up his fair share of assists. Expect McLemore to go Top 5.

 

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5 teams who will tank this season.

NBA Draft Lottery. Who will get this years #1 pick?

NBA Draft Lottery. Who will get this years #1 pick?

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2013 DRAFT WATCH – ROUND 1

Here we go… it’s that time of year again!

That time where we all are glued to College ball games, and checking stats and reports on the new young ‘uns coming through.

If you followed us through last season, you will know we had our eyes peeled for most players that were finding themselves rising and dropping down mock draft lists.

Last year we picked out 3/4 players each week and gave you our rundown on each players strengths, weaknesses and the general feelings around the net regarding said players.

Currently there is 206 days until the 2013 Draft, so that gives us and yourselves to stick with us at NBA Nation Australia as we find at dissect the stars of tomorrow.

To kick start my Draft watch this year, I’ll start with the player that is currently topping the Mock Drafts that matter…

 

Cody Zeller – Power Forward/Center

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This powerful PF/C from Indiana, has been the talk of people close to the League for sometime. Brother of Cleveland rookie Tyler, Cody plays his college ball out of his hometown. A very smart player with a basketball I.Q years beyond his young age, Cody not only has a good brain but is very skillful for a big man. Cody can at times be caught charging up court and catching defences off while he picks up easy baskets. Despite standing at 6’11”, Zeller is very versatile and is very active even when off the ball. Zeller has a great physical frame, and still has room to bulk up more. Has a pretty decent jump-shot, and tends to hit his free throws.

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