Parker or Wiggins expected to go No. 1 in the NBA Draft (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

A year later, Cleveland's No. 1 pick of Anthony Bennett is seen as a miss. 

Last season, Bennett averaged 4.2 points in 12.8 minutes per game. 

Because of that, most analysts think that the Cavaliers can't take the risk to draft Joel Embiid of Kansas with the top pick.

Embiid's history of injuries is a concern. When will he be able to make a contribution to an NBA team?

He recently underwent foot surgery after breaking his navicular bone in his right foot and is expected back in four to six months, missing summer league and training camp.

Over the past two years, Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith has coached against eight of the top prospects in this year's NBA Draft. "There are a number of guys that we played and, unfortunately, most of them beat us," Smith said.

June 25, 2014 - 9:25pm

Through Smith's 42 seasons as a coach, he has sent 19 players to the NBA.

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Jaye Crockett wants to see people is his hometown of Clovis, New Mexico succeed.

June 25, 2014 - 9:20pm

Dejan Kravic was 2 years old when the bombings began. After Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia, Mostar was subject to an 18-month siege. His parents knew their family couldn't stay.

June 24, 2014 - 8:20pm

Vince Taylor was riding his bike when he got the phone call. There was no way the former Duke standout could wait and watch the NBA draft at his house with his parents.

June 24, 2014 - 9:16pm

Big 12 MBB coaches impressed with Spurs (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

The home crowd went crazy as the San Antonio Spurs hoisted the championship trophy for the first time since 2007.

“You showed the world how beautiful this game is,” Commissioner Adam Silver said during the postgame award ceremony.

And they did.

Transfers in the Big 12 (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Transfers are as important, if not more, than high school recruiting these days in NCAA men’s basketball. Just look at what Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg has done this offseason.  Sure, he signed a 6-1 guard from high school but he also inked a 7-1 forward from Greece as well as brought on a pair of transfers out west. Whatever downside left by the departure of DeAndre Kane and Melvin Ejim will be filled with transfers. Shot blocker Jameel McKay at 6-9 will be eligible to play on Dec. 20 after he transferred in from Marquette after the fall semester.

Cavs get the top pick. Again. (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

For the second straight year, and the third time in four years, the Cleveland Cavaliers earned the No. 1 overall draft pick.

This year, the Cavs had a 1.7 percent chance of winning the lottery this year and will have their choice at Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid or Jabari Parker to fill their need at the small forward and center positions.

2014 NBA Draft Lottery: The works and the odds

The 2003 draft class had LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony.

This year's class has Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker, Dante Exum, Julius Randle and Doug McDermott to name a few.

The NBA Draft Lottery takes place on Tuesday and the worst teams of the 2013-14 season have something to cheer about.

The lottery, this being its 30th year, will determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2014 NBA Draft.