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NBA Draft prospects: Mejia’s Top 10 Cs

1. Anthony Davis, Kentucky: More of a four, but his elite shotblocking talents will have him anchoring defenses in New Orleans from the jump. It will be exciting to monitor his progress through his rookie year as opposed to pinning expectations on this draft’s lock No. 1. The fact he had guard skills prior to [...]

NBA Draft prospects: Mejia’s Top 10 SGs

1. Bradley Beal, Florida: Given his youth, upside and shooting mechanics, he’s going to be a quality performer for years to come at a position that’s becoming increasingly harder to fill with a can’t-miss type. Beal fits the bill. 2. Austin Rivers, Duke: He’ll have to find the right fit to take full advantage of [...]

NBA Draft prospects: Mejia’s Top 10 PGs

1. Tony Wroten, Washington: In this draft, the top point guard is a guy who will have to grow into the role. Whatever your reservations are with that, consider Russell Westbrook is still doing that. This kid has the highest ceiling and worth the reach. 2. Damian Lillard, Weber State: He’s legit despite the Big [...]

NBA Draft prospects: Mejia’s Top 10 PFs

1. Thomas Robinson, Kansas: His work ethic and intensity has catapaulted him to lock top-five status, as does a demeanor that suggests he’ll keep fighting through the ups and downs. I flirted with placing the guy below in this spot since this is a projection game, but I’d find it foolish to take a gamble [...]

NBA Draft prospects: Mejia’s Top 10 SFs

1. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky: Super glue guy here, with skills so valuably versatile that anyone who watches him for five minutes can overlook the warts. Relentless with an extremely high IQ, he’s someone you’ll always want out there finding a way to make an impact. 2. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina: Once considered the top prospect [...]

Minors: Memphis assigns Selby to Reno

By Steve LeMaster Rookie guard Josh Selby became the fourth NBA player assignment to the Reno Bighorns on Tuesday when he drew the reassignment from the Memphis Grizzlies. Selby has averaged 2.5 points, 1.2 assists, 0.6 rebounds and 0.3 steals per game for Memphis. He has played in 23 games for the Grizzlies this season. [...]

Howard’s big night seals Magical West coast sweep

Dwight Howard went to the free-throw line for an NBA regular-season record 39 attempts because Mark Jackson wanted to give his team the best chance to win. Considering that him missing 18 free-throws is the equivalent of nine turnovers and that Andris Biedrins, Ekpe Udoh and David Lee had no prayer of defending Howard one-on-one, [...]

Mejia: Westphal lasts 12 days in lockout-shortened season

Del Harris made it to see 20 days, leading the Lakers to a 6-6 record back in the last lockout-shortened campaing in 1999. Paul Westphal got to 12, put out of his misery after milking two wins in seven games ¬†from a disgruntled motley crew in Sacramento. They’ll always have the riveting home-opening triumph over [...]