In My Own Words

Conversations with local sports figures go beyond the competition to reveal the rarely seen personal side.
March 22, 2006

L.A. Summer League Rookies

The Southern California Summer Pro League ("SPL") is entering its 34th year. The Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics and Toronto Raptors will play in the next two weeks and it will be an opportunity for their young players, free agents and rookies to shine. The following is a look at the rookies competing in the L.A. Summer League.
July 7, 2003

CJ's Corner: Draft Day Predictions

Pac-10 fans will have an easy time tracking the conference's players in tonight's NBA draft. Only a handful of Pac-10 players have a shot at being drafted, and aside from Oregon's Luke Ridnour, none has a realistic shot at being selected in the first round. Here is a look at who in the conference may be drafted, and what is pushing them up or down NBA clubs' boards.
June 26, 2003

NBA Draft: Best players I've ACTUALLY seen

I've always loved the draft, but with the recent influx of players from overseas, I have been left somewhat in the dark. I used to love it, because I knew all the players. I wanted to do a mock draft, but I don't know enough about the foreign players to properly slot them. Instead, I decided to do a list of the best players in the draft that I have actually seen play.
June 25, 2003

46 Early Entry Candidates still in the NBA Draft

Twenty seven underclassmen pulled their names out of the 2003 NBA Draft. However, there are still 29 collegiate and high school players and 17 international prospects that are early entry candidates in this year's draft.
June 20, 2003

Chicago Pre-draft camp Measurements

The Chicago pre-draft camp serves=d as the site for the players to be measured and weighed. Several players probably saw their stock rise or at least not slip when they measured taller than expected. T. J. Ford was measured at 6-0 1/4 with shoes. David West was considered small as a power forward, but he came in at 6-9 1/4 with shoes and had a 7-4 1/4 wingspan. Dwyane Wade measured at 6-4 3/4 with shoes and his long wingspan (6-10 3/4) means he should not have problems at shooting guard.
June 9, 2003