NBA Training Camp 2009

COLUMNISTS

Chad Ford
Emmanuel Mudiay's run for No. 1

When highly touted NBA draft prospect Emmanuel Mudiay chose to skip college to play pro ball in China, he largely went off the scouting map. NBA Insider Chad Ford breaks down Mudiay's game, overseas development and draft outlook.

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Fran Fraschilla
Mudiay has major NBA potential

Fran Fraschilla uses film to break down NBA draft lottery hopeful Emmanuel Mudiay. The teen guard prospect has the potential to one day thrive in the NBA.

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J.A. Adande
Trail Blazers' rough terrain

After years of heartbreak, the Blazers and their loyal fans deserve something special, J.A. Adande writes.

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Michael Wallace
Defending champions in distress

While the rodeo took over San Antonio's home arena, the Spurs were a bit of a circus on the road. Tony Parker's return to health is a key to their hopes, Michael Wallace writes.

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Tom Haberstroh
The Eastern Conference is back

Numbers prove that the Eastern Conference has topped the Western Conference over the last month. Tom Haberstroh breaks down what's causing the East's surge and whether the title favorite should be coming out of the East.

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Amin Elhassan
Ranking the NBA rosters

Now that the rosters are set, Amin Elhassan stacks up the teams for the playoff stretch.

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Bradford Doolittle
Rockets, Hawks hinge on choice

Tonight's combatants lead the league in shot attempt efficiency, according to Bradford Doolittle.

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Kevin Pelton
How metrics saved Dragic's value

Kevin Pelton writes that advanced and nontraditional statistical analysis better explains why teams win or lose -- and more accurately credits and values players -- versus traditional stats. He cites Goran Dragic as an example.

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