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Joel Embiid declares for the draft

Joel Embiid declares for the draft

Following in the footsteps of his Kansas teammate Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid has formally declared for the 2014 NBA Draft: With Jayhawks coach Bill Self by his side, Embiid announced Wednesday at a news conference that he’ll enter the NBA Draft, closing his college career after 28 games. Embiid said he came to the decision [...]

April 9, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Draft 2

Your Morning Dump… Where Woj says Joel Embiid is coming out

Your Morning Dump… Where Woj says Joel Embiid is coming out

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Kansas star Joel Embiid – a possible No. 1 overall choice – has decided to enter the June NBA draft, sources told Yahoo Sports. Embiid, a 20-year-old, [...]

March 27, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Draft, Rajon Rondo, The Morning Dump 2

Your Evening Dump..Where Wiggins & Parker Are Both Out

Your Evening Dump..Where Wiggins & Parker Are Both Out

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  Wiggins made one of six shots from the floor, missed both his three-point attempts, had one assist and did not take a shot in the final 8 [...]

March 23, 2014 KWAPT Draft, The Morning Dump 14

Mock draft: The Celtics are fans of Aaron Gordon

Mock draft: The Celtics are fans of Aaron Gordon

In ESPN Insider’s latest Tank Rank, we hear about the Celtics interest in Aaron Gordon: The Celtics like Parker, Wiggins and Embiid a lot. But they are also fans of Arizona’s Aaron Gordon, who is one of the best athletes in the draft. He’s not as polished offensively, but he’s one of those players who does [...]

March 17, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Draft 17

Your Morning Dump… Where it’s time to talk lottery standings

Your Morning Dump… Where it’s time to talk lottery standings

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Here’s what we know about the 2014 draft lottery: The bottom two positions are likely cemented. Milwaukee is 12-48, and even after gutting its roster and with [...]

March 7, 2014 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Draft, Kevin Garnett, The Morning Dump 11

Embiid to miss time due to back, knee issues

Embiid to miss time due to back, knee issues

Kansas big man Joel Embiid, who tops most mock drafts at this point, is going to miss some time with injuries to his knee and back. The 7-footer has been dealing with a sprained knee and back trouble. He only played 18 minutes in an 85-82 overtime loss at rival Kansas State on Monday night. [...]

February 11, 2014 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Draft 6

Mock draft: Danny Ainge is a fan of Dante Exum

Mock draft: Danny Ainge is a fan of Dante Exum

ESPN Insider Chad Ford has another mock draft and I’m not a fan of the prediction. 4. Dante Exum | Boston Celtics | 10.4 percent to win lottery Analysis: The Celtics’ biggest need is in the middle. Kelly Olynyk was their draft choice last year, but he’s more of a stretch 4. But there aren’t a lot of those [...]

February 7, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Draft, Rajon Rondo 11

Report: Joel Embiid may stay in school

Report: Joel Embiid may stay in school

First Jabari Parker and now Joel Embiid? ESPN college basketball writer (and notorious Rondo basher) Jeff Goodman reports that Kansas big man Joel Embiid is strongly considering staying in school for another season: Kansas 7-footer Joel Embiid told ESPN that he is far from a lock to leave college after this season, and is “strongly considering” returning for his [...]

February 5, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Draft 12

Report: Jabari Parker might stay in school

Report: Jabari Parker might stay in school

But we made a catchy “Jabari Safari” slogan for him and everything!  Sam Smith reports …the growing view among NBA executives seems to be Jabari Parker will not leave Duke this year. Chicagoan Jahlil Okafor, a Parker friend and big man, is going to Duke next season. Parker is a bright young man with a [...]

January 21, 2014 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Draft 19

NBA executives, scouts vote on the #1 draft pick

NBA executives, scouts vote on the #1 draft pick

ESPN’s Chad Ford surveyed executives and scouts from around the league on which college basketball star would be the #1 pick in the upcoming draft. Kansas phenom Andrew Wiggins collected the most votes, but the race is close. I pulled some excerpts from the Insider column: 1. Andrew Wiggins, SG, Fr., Kansas Jayhawks (17 votes) He’s [...]

November 20, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Draft 24