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DX Podcast: Jonathan Givony and Matt Norlander
by: Jonathan Givony - President
June 3, 2011
Jonathan Givony joins Matt Norlander of CBSSports.com's College Basketball Podcast to discuss various issues pertaining to the 2011 NBA Draft.

We discuss:

-How DraftExpress got started and evolved over the years.
-The David Kahn video and how it came about.
-How is our mock draft assembled and what goes into the rankings.
-What will the next few weeks look like for players and how are NBA workouts organized.
-How does the NBA draft process come together and how does it change year by year.
-What's the most crucial part of the process that plays a role in a prospect's stock.
-DeJuan Blair's ACLs.
-What aspect of a prospect's profile are teams focusing more on these days?
-How important is the mental aspect of a player in regards to the success he has in the NBA?
-Just how weak of a draft is this?
-Is Alec Burks overrated as a prospect? Should he be a top-15 pick?
-Why is Trey Thompkins projected as a 2nd round pick? Is he undervalued.
-Why do certain prospects fall in the draft during the process?
-How much stock do NBA decision makers put in NCAA success?
-Would Kemba Walker have been drafted as high had he not won a National Championship?
-What type of NBA prospect is Kemba Walker?
-Why is Kyrie Irving the "no brain" #1 pick?
-What type of prospect is Jonas Valanciunas?

Listen to the podcast here:

 


Feedback for this article may be sent to jonathan@draftexpress.com .

 

DeJuan Blair
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 277 lbs.
Birthday: 04/22/1989
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Schenley
Previous Team: Pittsburgh , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #7 in 2009 Draft
by the Spurs
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
6.4 Pts, 4.7 Rebs, 0.9 Asts


Alec Burks
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 193 lbs.
Birthday: 07/20/1991
22 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Grandview
Previous Team: Colorado , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #12 in 2011 Draft
by the Jazz
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
14.0 Pts, 3.3 Rebs, 2.7 Asts


Trey Thompkins
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 239 lbs.
Birthday: 05/29/1990
23 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Norcross
Previous Team: Georgia , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #7 in 2011 Draft
by the Pistons
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
Pts, Rebs, Asts


Kemba Walker
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 184 lbs.
Birthday: 05/08/1990
23 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Rice
Previous Team: Connecticut , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #9 in 2011 Draft
by the Bobcats
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
17.7 Pts, 4.2 Rebs, 6.1 Asts


Kyrie Irving
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 191 lbs.
Birthday: 03/23/1992
22 Years Old
Teams:
High School: St. Patrick
Previous Team: Duke , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #1 in 2011 Draft
by the Cavaliers
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
20.8 Pts, 3.6 Rebs, 6.1 Asts


Jonas Valanciunas
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 11"
Weight: 240 lbs.
Birthday: 05/06/1992
21 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Lietuvos Rytas , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #5 in 2011 Draft
by the Raptors
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: C,
Possible: C
Quick Stats:
11.3 Pts, 8.8 Rebs, 0.7 Asts


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