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Rovell: Hangin' with LeBron
LeBron James didn't need the white suit to stand out Thursday night at the draft.
 
Lago: Lampe's longest night
Maciej Lampe, projected to go as high as No. 5, waited an entire round before having his name called.
 
Ford: Pick-by-pick analysis
Follow along as ESPN Insider Chad Ford provides analysis of each team's draft selections.
 
Trade tracker: Looking at the deals
A look at the draft-night deals, why they happened and what they really mean.
 
Vitale: Early-entry mistakes
I'm not sure about some of the advice that was given to underclassmen who went undrafted ... again.
 
Stein: NBA draft's change for the worse
More and more, the NBA draft is becoming a crapshoot like the drafts in baseball and hockey.
 
A shot in the Dark(o)
Darko Milicic could become this year's Yao Ming, but he'll have to prove himself worthy of any lucrative off-the-court paydays.
 
Kreidler: Priorities, priorities
LeBron James figured out his allegiances between his careers as an NBA player and corporate shill.
 
Spears: The draft's other franchise player
The NBA draft really has four sure things, with Chris Bosh being the fourth future All-Star.
 
Katz: Draft viewers guide
Kendrick Perkins' likely first-round selection and Chicago's No. 7 pick are among the things to watch.
 
Lago: The draft's biggest mystery
No European prospect may be generating more talk than little-known big man Maciej Lampe.
 
ESPN.com Mock Draft
See where players may wind up Thurday night, as ESPN.com projects the first round.
 
Katz: Draft's stress test
The only prospects getting a good night's rest on draft eve were named LeBron, Darko and Carmelo.
 
Katz: Casing the draft
Who'll be this year's Amare or Caron? If only NBA teams knew who'll be sleepers.
 
A look back, ahead
How might the 2002 draft played out if NBA teams knew then what ESPN experts know now?
 
Fraschilla: Who's foolin' who?
When it comes to Thursday's draft, don't look past these overshadowed players.
 
Hughes: Best available ... copout?
For fear of missing out on the next Michael Jordan, teams choose to make the same mistake.
 
Lawrence: Still no hope for Knicks
The only sure thing about draft night for the Knicks is that GM Scott Layden will get booed.
 
Smith: Make these trades on draft day
If help can't be found in the draft, it can be found in these five draft-day trades.
 
Mock Draft III
Go inside ESPN.com's third mock draft as Andy Katz and Chad Ford debate the first round.
 
Big surprise: 7-5 Podkolzine pulls out of draft
Saying he didn't feel ready, 7-5 Russian Pavel Podkolzine withdrew Thursday from the draft.
 
As draft approaches, Pistons, Euro club fight over Milicic
Darko Milicic's European team threatens legal action against any NBA team trying to sign him.
 
Decision-Day fallout
Pavel Podkolzine's defection has shaken up the entire NBA Draft. Which players will benefit from it?
 
Decision Day: Nelson, Emmett headed back to school
Which underclassmen decided to stay in the draft, and who is headed back to school or overseas?
 
Katz: No limit on teen talent
When it comes to gathering talent, the NBA isn't likely to limit itself by the age of the players.
 
Shanoff: NBA Draft Round One
Just how does a team of best and worst No. 1 overall picks stack up against the No. 2s, 3s, 4s ...?
 
Katz: Separated at draft
Kirk Hinirch and Nick Collison are simply too good to continue their four-year partnership in the NBA.
 
Katz: Big promise by big Kaman
He's tall. But he's no stiff. And Chris Kaman says he'll be worth his lofty NBA draft position.
 
Katz: Marcus still standing
Foot injuries have kept Chris Marcus off the court, but haven't ended his career -- yet.
 
Katz: Uncertain Sweetney
A likely lottery pick, Michael Sweetney hasn't turned his back on Georgetown -- yet.
 
Mock Draft II
Go inside ESPN.com's second mock draft with ESPN.com's Andy Katz and ESPN Insider Chad Ford, as they debate the first round.
 
NBA Draft stock watch
Zoran Planinic's stock is on the rise, and Luke Ridnour's is taking a dive, writes NBA Insider Chad Ford.
 
Bilas: Best available players in NBA draft
Based on talent and potential alone, ESPN's Jay Bilas ranks the top 29 players in the draft.
 
Katz: Who's got the look?
Just like the rest of society, the NBA's first impression often comes down to a player's body.
 
All signs point toward Pistons taking Milicic
To nobody's surprise, Detroit has made up its mind to selected Darko Milicic at No. 2.
 
NBA can wait: Moore will return to Washington State
Without a first-round guarantee, junior Marcus Moore decides to return to Washington State.
 
Ford: One giant workout
Six months ago, the NBA had never heard of Pavel Podkolzine. Now he might be a top-five pick.
 
Katz: Senior snubs
Blame foreign intrigue and underclassmen for keeping worthy seniors out of the NBA draft's first round.
 
Katz: Short of Round 1?
Jameer Nelson did all he could in Chicago. But cracking the first round is a tall order.
 
Katz: Double Déjá Vu
Jason Gardner and Keith Bogans are back where their NBA dreams turned into nightmares.
 
Katz: Ready to be drafted?
Based on Chicago workouts, choosing college would be a wise move for both Ndudi Ebi and Charlie Villanueva.
 
Thursday's buzz from Chicago
Luke Walton and Troy Bell continue to impress, and Marcus Moore and Brandon Hunter bounced back well.
 
Katz: Early decision-makers
If he doesn't stay in the draft, Marcus Moore will go back to a good situation at Washington State.
 
Ford: Year of the point guard
Troy Bell and Jameer Nelson were just two of the point guards putting on a show in Chicago.
 
Katz: Coaches show up
Despite a warning from the NCAA, college coaches showed up as usual to support former players in Chicago.
 
Katz: First round via Chicago
Three good days in Chicago could mean a ticket into the NBA draft's first round.
 
Katz: Plenty to prove in Chicago
These 20 players could make or break their draft status at this week's Chicago pre-draft camp.
 
Ford: Chicago camp buzz begins early
Despite a slew of no-shows, the talent level at this year's NBA pre-draft camp looks as good as ever.
 
Ford: Trainer to the stars
Tim Grover's Hoops Gym is the ultimate NBA insider's paradise, and our NBA Insider, Chad Ford, takes you there.
 
Ford: Pistons get to the point
Proven scorers Troy Bell, Marcus Hatten and Reece Gaines need to make a point in Chicago.
 
Katz: Going solo
Chris Thomas is skipping Chicago, hoping NBA teams see his first-round talents in person.
 
Ford: Milicic passes muster
Darko Milicic has awed the Pistons' front office and now even their dean of scouting.
 
Prep prospect 'Baby Shaq' works out for Rockets
Kendrick Perkins is undecided if he will enter the draft, but worked out for the Rockets.
 
Likely No. 2 pick Milicic meets Detroit media
Darko Milicic, the likely No. 2 pick by the Pistons, did some drills at the Pistons' practice facility.
 
Ratto: Lost in the lottery
Golden State has scratched off a decade of lottery picks without hitting jackpot on court.
 
May: Searching in Secaucus
Building a winner through the lottery? Don't depend on it and don't frequent it too often.
 
Katz: Teen scene
LeBron James has a posse ... if that's what you call his high school teammates tagging along.
 
Morning Shootaround: Detroit's consolation prize
The only gift the Pistons will get to take home from Jersey is the No. 2 overall pick.
 
Official NBA early-entry list
A list of underclassmen, international and high school players who've declared for the NBA draft.
 
Cavs win lottery -- and LeBron
The Cavaliers say they will pick LeBron James No. 1 overall after winning the draft lottery.
 
Spears: 'Melo will be just fine in Denver
Denver didn't get LeBron. But the Nuggets will be pleased to welcome Melo with the No. 3 pick.
 
Smith: Lottery vs. free agency
Because of the salary cap, it's better to rebuild through the draft instead of free agency.
 
Rovell: Luck lands LeBron
From a toy doll to a pair of teeth, Cleveland worked behind the scenes as its number came up.
 
Kreidler: LeBron's winning number
Before the lottery balls ever begin to churn in the mixer on Thursday, LeBron already knows he's winner.
 
Vitale: It's LeBron mania as Cavs get top pick
Cleveland has to be ecstatic that local phenom LeBron James will suit up for the Cavs.
 
Ratto: Hitting the jackpot
History tells us that you don't need the No. 1 pick to be the big winner of the NBA Draft.
 





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