Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Six years later, is the NBA draft's age restriction working?

John Calipari, Derrick Rose and David Stern.

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In 2006, for the first time since 1994, no high school seniors were selected in the NBA draft.

It wasn’t that there was a lack of talent. After all, Greg Oden, Kevin Durant and Mike Conley were all graduating.

Instead, as part of the collective bargaining agreement, players and owners had agreed to restrict the draft to players at least 19 years old and at least one year removed from...

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Report: Bobcats shopping No. 2 pick, Harden in play

Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden gestures during

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According to a report in CBSSports' Eye on Basketball blog, the Bobcats are exploring the possibility of trading the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA draft.

One scenario, according to the report, has Charlotte sending the pick to Oklahoma City for James Harden.

The Bobcats set the NBA mark for futility last year, finishing with an all-time worst record of 7-59. However, they lost out on...

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'Versatile' Harkless working on shooting, ball-handling

Moe Harkless #4 of the St. John's Red

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St. John's forward Moe Harkless is working out at the IMG Basketball Academy ahead of the 2012 NBA Draft.

Harkless spoke with HoopsWorld about what he's working on, and what misconceptions teams have about his game.

"I've been working on my body, getting my ball-handling a lot tigheer, and getting a lot of reps as far as shooting," Harkless told HoopsWorld. "A lot of people...

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Kentucky five, Reeves Nelson highlight early entrants

REEVES NELSON, F UCLA/Zalgiris (Lithuania), Jr. Nelson was

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The NBA released the complete list of early entrants for the 2012 NBA Draft today.

As announced in the weeks leading up to the draft, five Kentucky Wildcats, Austin Rivers, Fab Melo, Kendall Marshall and Perry Jones III were among the bigger names on the list.

Other late additions included Dominique Ferguson, who declared after FIU refused to grant him a release from his scholarship;...

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Tracking the 2012 NBA Draft early entrants

BRADLEY BEAL, PG Florida, Fr. Dynamo point guard

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Attentions fans of Tankapalooza! We've got a running list of early entrants into the 2012 NBA Draft!

The draft, rightfully so, is probably the last thing on NBA fans' minds, considering how crazy the last week of the regular season should be. You know, because we have no idea who is going to make the playoffs in the Western Conference, nor do we know of the 76ers are capable of playing...

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NBA Draft back at Prudential Center in 2012

25. MARSHON BROOKS, Boston Celtics (Rights traded to

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The NBA announced Wednesday that the NBA Draft will be back at the Prudential Center for the second straight year.

The draft is scheduled for June 28, 2012, and will be televised on ESPN starting at 7 p.m.

From 2001-2010, the NBA Draft was held in New York City. Prior to that, it made stops in several cities, including Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Vancouver, Charlotte, East Rutherford,...

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Report: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist entering draft

According to ESPN.com's Chad Ford, Kentucky freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will enter the 2012 NBA Draft.

Ford quotes a source who said of Kidd-Gilchrist, "He knows he's going to be a top-5 pick. He can't pass that up."

The source told Ford that Kidd-Gilchrist "hopes he'll be able to announce right after [Kentucky] win[s] the NCAA championship."

Kidd-Gilchrist...

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