Anthony Davis towers over the 2012 NBA Draft, as the only Tier 1 franchise player available.
Athlon Sports’ 2012 NBA Mock Draft (updated June 27, 4:45 p.m. ET) breaks down all 30 picks in the first round, highlighting each “tier” of talent and exploring several trade rumors in the opening round of the June 28 draft.
TIER 1 Potential 2012 Olympian, one-man band headed to the Big Easy.
As the NBA and its players resume labor negotiations today, intriguing possibilities on one minor issue have begun to trickle into view.
The third round of the NBA Draft, which was removed after 1988, may be making a return, according to former ESPN basketball insider Chris Sheridan.
Owners have proposed reinstating the third round, which could be seen as a job-creating concession toward the players. Players, for their part, have responded with multiple ideas to enhance the draft and address owners' concerns about competitive balance.