As far as ESPN's draft analytics model is concerned, there was plenty of value to be found in the second round last night. In addition to these, the Mavericks picked up two talented players very late in Ray Spalding (Analytics Rank: 24) and Kostas Antetokounmpo (30).
Every draft model will yield at least slightly different results from another, but hard not to notice that the team that -- according to Ben Alamar's poll of executives -- best uses draft analytics (Rockets), took the player (De'Anthony Melton) that was ranked 13th by our model (and best available) with the 46th selection. Per the model, Melton has seventh-best chance to become an all-star caliber player in this class...the six players in front of him all were drafted in the top 10.
Analytics will have a greater impact on some teams choices tonight more than others. ESPN's Ben Alamar surveyed executives to find out who in the NBA uses draft analytics the best.
Oakland's Kendrick Nunn has worked out for the Pistons, Suns, Nets, Bulls and Thunder thus far. Nunn, one of the NCAA's top scorers last season, has workouts scheduled with the Nuggets, Kings, Mavs and Rockets and will work out in front of nearly 100 pro personnel at the Impact group workout this week.
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NBA stars Steph Curry, Chris Paul and John Wall, all of whom grew up in North Carolina, have teamed to support Hurricane Florence relief efforts with a fundraising website.
Kevin Love joins Always Late with Katie Nolan to answer questions from fans about their love lives.
Adrian Wojnarowski discusses Jimmy Butler wanting to be traded and how his relationship with Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves' dysfunction led to this decision.
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Mavs owner Mark Cuban sat down with Rachel Nichols to discuss the findings in an investigation into allegations of harassment and violence toward female employees.
Ryan Coogler, who directed "Black Panther," will work with LeBron James to produce the next "Space Jam" movie. Filming is expected to start during the 2019 NBA offseason.