TrueHoop: Chad Ford

NBA Draft Stock Watch

January, 20, 2015
Jan 20
5:03
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Ford By Chad Ford
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Chad Ford says Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell is climbing NBA draft boards, while the play of Duke's Justise Winslow is concerning scouts.

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Would Sixers draft another center?

December, 11, 2014
12/11/14
1:33
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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Would the 76ers, already thick with center prospects, actually draft another one? Chad Ford says yes.

What matters at the NBA combine

May, 13, 2014
5/13/14
12:29
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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Chad Ford on what's at stake for draft prospects as they are measured, interviewed and tested by NBA teams in Chicago.

Prospects dancing up draft boards

April, 2, 2014
4/02/14
2:13
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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How has winning big when it matters most helped the draft stock of UConn's super guard Shabazz Napier, Wisconsin's big man Frank Kaminsky and all those NBA prospects from the Kentucky Wildcats? Chad Ford weighs in.

In their dreams

March, 18, 2014
3/18/14
10:26
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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Who do the Sixers dream of drafting? What about the Bucks, Magic and Celtics? And have the Lakers already identified their man? We ask Chad Ford.

Draft madness

March, 17, 2014
3/17/14
1:31
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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Chad Ford says that no matter what NBA GMs tell you, there's nothing like playing well in the NCAA Tournament to move up the draft board.

Philly doubles down on tanking

February, 24, 2014
2/24/14
1:29
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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And then there were two. Chad Ford says by trading two of their top four scorers, the 76ers have emerged as the Bucks' only rivals in the race for ping-pong balls.

Epic trade deadline

February, 3, 2014
2/03/14
2:35
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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ESPN Insider Chad Ford predicts an "epic trade deadline" because of this NBA season's strange set of circumstances where many teams are tanking, and thus are willing to part with talented players.

Chad Ford mocks the 2014 draft

January, 22, 2014
1/22/14
2:39
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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Can we still call it the Andrew Wiggins draft, even if a lot of teams would draft Joel Embiid higher? Chad Ford on forecasting one of the best drafts in a long time.

Race to the bottom

January, 20, 2014
1/20/14
5:01
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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Would an injured Kobe Bryant help or hurt the Lakers' chances of a top pick? Can the Pelicans lose enough games to get into the top five so they won't have to give the 76ers their 2014 draft pick? Chad Ford on tanking.

Accidental tankers

January, 6, 2014
1/06/14
1:53
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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Chad Ford says the Kings are in a sweet position to win a top draft pick, even though they've been trying to win games. Meanwhile, simulations show it's increasingly unlikely any team other than the Bucks, Jazz, Cavaliers, Kings, 76ers, Lakers or Magic will win the top pick in the 2014 draft.

 

Board games

December, 17, 2013
12/17/13
1:13
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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Chad Ford drops by to discuss the latest updates to his NBA draft Big Board, including Joel Embiid's rise into the top three, a top-10 freshman at UCLA and, of course, Andrew Wiggins.

Natural tanking

December, 16, 2013
12/16/13
4:01
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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The Milwaukee Bucks had no intention to tank this year, as Kevin Arnovitz has described. But thanks to a rash of injuries, they're atop Chad Ford's Tank Rank.

Chad Ford's changing big board

November, 27, 2013
11/27/13
4:21
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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Incredible performances bring Marcus Smart and Joel Embiid to the conversation near the top of the 2014 big board.

Bulls among the tankers?

November, 25, 2013
11/25/13
2:16
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
ESPN.com
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The most successful tank job in NBA history came when an excellent Spurs team took advantage of David Robinson's injury to nab Tim Duncan. With Derrick Rose out, Chad Ford points out in his Tank Rank column that the Bulls have a similar opportunity.

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