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Breaking Bad: The Thin Line Between “Busts” and “Steals”
by Eric Weiss

What can the personality profiles of 358 of the 420 players drafted from 2007 to 2013 teach us about the likelihood of someone developing into a bust or steal in the NBA?

P.J. Hairston Scouting Report and Video Breakdown
by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

P.J. Hairston was forced to play out this season in the D-League with the Texas Legends after being dismissed by North Carolina in December. He put up monstrous scoring numbers, but still has many question marks around him. Now that he's officially in the Draft as an automatically eligible player, we can take a step back and conduct an inventory of everything he displayed this season as an NBA prospect, as well as the things he still has to improve on.

2014 NBA Draft Early-Entry and Agent List
by DraftExpress

Who is entering? Who is returning? Who is still undecided? We break down all the prospects in the 2014 NBA draft, as well as who will be representing them, and where they are projected to get drafted.

Testing the NBA Draft Waters in 2014
by Jonathan Givony

There again appears to be quite a bit of confusion about the NBA's early-entry draft process among college players, college coaches, NBA personnel and media members, due to rule changes made by the NCAA in May of 2011 regarding collegiate eligibility.

P.J. Hairston Interview
by Jim Hlavac

P.J. Hairston discusses the route he took in getting to the D-League, his impressions of the league, his time at North Carolina, and his mindset in preparing for the upcoming NBA Draft.

The Best College Venues for NBA Teams to Scout Games
by Jonathan Givony

NBA scouts and executives spend an excessive amount of time on the road evaluating college and international prospects before the Draft every year. While statistics and video services (such as Synergy Sports Technology) have become a much bigger part of the scouting process over the past few years, most NBA front office members still feel compelled to watch prospects in person at least a couple of times each season.

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