NBA Draft 2011

Top Undrafted Free Agents Of The 2012 NBA Draft

The 2012 NBA Draft has come and gone and, really, there weren't a lot of surprises as far as undrafted prospects were concerned on Thursday night. Of course there were plenty of semi-prominent American players that didn't hear their names called, but that's to be expected when the latter half of the second round is filled with European prospects.

NBA D-League Draft Order Announced

The NBA Development League is still in the local tryouts stage of the offseason. The next step was decided on Tuesday night at the D-League coaches meetings in Denver, Colo. when the 2011 D-League Draft order was determined (by random drawing) for the annual conference call scheduled to take place on Nov. 3.

NBA Draft's Third Round Might Be Best Thing To Come From Lockout

Could the NBA Draft add a third round? It sounds like it, according to Chris Sheridan.

Fresno State's Greg Smith Made Peculiar Move By Signing In Mexico

Greg Smith will play in Mexico this season after going undrafted out of Fresno State in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Detroit Pistons: Rookie Depth Chart Battles

The Detroit Pistons drafted three rookies in the 2011 NBA Draft. How will they fit in the depth chart?

Nikola Vucevic Becomes Highest Draft Pick To Head Overseas

Nikola Vucevic will begin his career in the Euroleague, becoming the first first-round NBA Draft pick to head overseas.

NBA Lockout: Justin Harper And Keith Benson Sign In Europe, Making It Six Second Round Picks To Sign Overseas

The NBA lockout has already caused its share of casualties, but one group that is probably a bit overlooked is the incoming rookies. The rookies perhaps need more guidance than most considering that they are heading into their first professional seasons, but with lockout rules prohibiting teams from talking to players, a handful of rookies will instead get their first lessons in professional basketball while playing in Europe.

Rookie Depth Chart Battles: Charlotte Bobcats

My latest article for Ridculous Upside, taking a look at the rookies drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats and where they fit into the rotation. Give it a read and let me know what you think.

Talor Battle Taking His Talents From Penn State To The Euroleague

While plenty of NBA players are rumored to be interested in taking their talents to Europe during the NBA lockout, it's become the undrafted free agents actually following through with this plan. The latest, as the title should have led my lovely readers to believe, is Penn State scorer Talor Battle joining Cholet for Euroleague competition next season.

Dallas Lauderdale Latest Rookie To Take His Talents To The Euroleague

Ohio State's Dallas Lauderdale, a 6-foot-8 forward, has signed with PGE Turow in Poland for their upcoming Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, according the league's website.

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Matt Howard, Media Darling, Will Play In Euroleague Next Season

Matt Howard seemed like he had just enough grit and determination to sneak onto an NBA roster next season despite his not being selected in the 2011 NBA Draft. That won't be the case, however, as the Butler big man has decided to begin career playing in the Euroleague next season.

Boston Celtics Draft Pick E'Twaun Moore Will Begin His Basketball Career In Italy

E'Twaun Moore was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 55th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, but the former Purdue guard has apparently decided to start his career in Europe after signing in Italy.

NBA Lockout: Should Extending The Draft Be Included In The New CBA?

One of the topics that are currently available to talk about, however, is how the new Collective Bargaining Agreement could help the NBA's Development League. SB Nation Philly's Kevin Owens raised a point I'd suggested before that didn't make it into either of the preceding links: Should the NBA expand its draft?

Malcolm Thomas Will Play For Good Money In Korea Next Season

Malcolm Thomas was one of the best players to go undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft, but that hasn't stopped the San Diego State forward from earning good money to play basketball for the upcoming season.

Jacob Pullen Will Take His Talents To Turkey, Signing With Antalya

Jacob Pullen was not selected in the 2011 NBA Draft. That wasn't exactly surprising to anyone but Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin, however, who was shocked that his undersized scoring guard went undrafted.

NBA Lockout: Undrafted Free Agents Going To Europe Before NBA Players Take The Jobs

There really isn't much to talk about these days with the NBA lockout underway. There isn't an NBA Summer League in Orlando or Vegas, the free agent workouts have been put in hold and Kurt Rambis still hasn't been fired so that I am allowed to suggest Eric Musselman, Bryan Gates, Scott Roth or Dave Joerger as his replacement.

Fran Fraschilla Is Not A Fan Of Chukwudiebere Maduabum

ESPN's Fran Fraschilla took to Twitter on Monday night, writing that the Los Angeles Lakers selection of Chukwudiebere Maduabum's selection with the 56th pick was "disrespectful."

2011 NBA Draft Pick Recap, Results And Grades From SB Nation

The 2011 NBA Draft is unarguably the best day of the year so it makes sense that Ridiculous Upside didn't sleep the entire day to soak it all up. This is good for the readers, too, because that means we've got you covered on everything you missed while sleeping.

NBA Draft 2011's Best Undrafted Players Include Michael Dunigan, Malcolm Thomas And Julyan Stone

The 2011 NBA Draft has come and gone and, despite this year's draft being considered low on talent, there were a number of talented players that didn't hear their name within the 60 picks mentioned on Thursday night. Unfortunately they don't have Summer League to look forward to, leaving them in a bit of pinch heading into next season with the lockout looming.

Chukwudiebere Maduabum Got Drafted From The NBA D-League!

Chukwudiebere Maduabum, better known as Chu Chu to the few people familiar with him before Adam Silver read his name on the ESPN broadcast of the 2011 NBA Draft, was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 56th overall pick. Maduabum will be sent to the Denver Nuggets in a trade, which makes sense as general manager Masai Ujiri originally discovered him.

2011 NBA Draft Start Time Is Soon So Talk About It Here

2011 NBA Draft Start Time Is Soon So Talk About It Here!

Will D-League's Jamine Peterson Be Selected In 2011 NBA Draft?

The 2011 NBA Draft is just a couple of hours away, but there are still plenty of prospects not familiar to the casual viewer. Fortunately, Ridiculous Upside is here to fix that by giving a bit of a brief rundown of the D-League's draft-eligible Jamine Peterson.

Is Jeremy Tyler Really A Better 2011 NBA Draft Prospect Than Michael Dunigan?

The 2011 NBA Draft is less than 12 hours away and the rumors today are getting more interesting by the minute, but instead of looking at that, it seems pertinent that this gets off my chest while there is still time: I'm not sure Jeremy Tyler is more ready for the NBA than Michael Dunigan.

2011 NBA Draft Prospect Kevin Anderson Deserves Second Round Consideration

Kevin Anderson averaged 16.6 points and made 41 percent of his three-point shots as a six-foot senior scoring point guard for the Richmond Spiders this past season on their way to a Sweet 16 berth in the NCAA Tournament.

2011 NBA Draft Rumors Featuring Klay Thompson, Reggie Jackson And Courtney Lee

The 2011 NBA Draft is here and that means everyone should be really, really excited. The rumors for the next 12 hours are probably going to include plenty of smokescreens, trade proposals only one of the teams know about and tidbits that seem completely implausible until the second they happen (Long live Pape Sy!).

2011 NBA Draft Rumors Featuring Mock Drafts, Tristan Thompson And George Hill

It's come to that point in time leading up to the 2011 NBA Draft that the morning posting of NBA rumors simply isn't enough. Stories are breaking, sources are talking and trades are a-brewin' all over the internet.

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