NBA Draft: June 24, 7 p.m. ET
Cat Scratch Fever
With DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall leading the charge, Kentucky has a chance to see five of its players taken in Round 1 of Thursday's draft.
NBA Today: 6/23
Ryen Russillo and Chad Ford run through all of the lottery picks and share their thoughts on GMs, scouting and this summer's free agency.
Draft Debate: Who's No. 2?
Chad Ford and Bill Simmons ran a live mock draft on Wednesday. After Ford selected John Wall No. 1, Simmons was on the clock for the Sixers
Bill Simmons: No. 2 pick for Philly: Evan Turner, G/F, Ohio State. Not crazy about the fit and I think him an Iguodala are kind of a weird match. I'd actually rather see Wall on Philly and Turner on the Wiz. But the odds of Ernie Grunfeld and Ed Stefanski pulling off a lunch date, much less a trade, are about 20-to-1. So Turner to Philly.
Chad Ford: I agree about the fit. It's nothing against Turner. Just not in love with him in Philly. I do believe they're taking him. But I think they may regret passing on Favors long-term. In Year 1 and Year 2, Turner's the better player.
Simmons: If I were Philly, I'd try to move that No. 2 pick and move down to Minny's spot (who is pulling out all the stops to get a swing in this draft). They could end up with Favors/Cousins at No. 4 plus dump a salary on Minny plus pick up a couple of extra late No. 1s. Feels like Kahn would overpay to get Turner, and Favors or Cousins might be better than him anyway.
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