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And with the 13th and 14th picks in the 2012 NBA Draft………………

John Henson

By Tim Donohoo

To round out our 14 picks in this month’s NBA Draft we go with a pair of Tar Heels. Tyler Zeller, Carolina’s 7-foot center/power forward has the rare combination of size, athleticism and offensive  tools for a center.  The senior out of Washington, Indiana has good size and is very mobile.

Zeller is a decent leaper for a big man and has some speed.  His jump hook from the right side can be unstoppable.  Possesses a soft touch and can hit the jumper within an 18-foot range.  He can play an up tempo NBA style of game.  Averaged 16 points and nine rebounds for a North Carolina squad that lost to Kansas in Elite 8 action (St. Louis) at last spring’s NCAA Tournament.  Hits on 55 percent of his shot attempts from the field and knocks down 80 percent from the stripe. 

NBA Draft Rumors for June 14, 2012

Festus Ezeli; Credits CBS Sports

I can never ever remember when the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the NBA drafted has waited this long to sign with an agent or agency. But Kentucky’s Anthony Davis is still mulling his choices, apparently between the Wasserman Media Group, Creative Artists Agency and Bill Duffy’s BDA SportsRacine Journal-Times

The Bobcats are actively talking to teams about trading the No. 2 pick. Why? Not only is there no franchise player at No. 2, but I’m told there’s a bit of a split right now in Charlotte between taking Robinson or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.Sources say Michael Jordan isn’t sold on building around the limited offensive arsenal of Kidd-Gilchrist, but the team also has questions about how high Robinson’s ceiling isESPN.com

NBA Draft Rumors for June 11, 2012

Evan Fournier

Tomas Satoransky, the clear-cut star of Day One, bowed out of the second day’s activities. Satoransky was around; I saw him at lunch in street clothes. But word had it he was pleased with his opening day performance in the camp, and was preparing to head to the states for individual workouts with various NBA teams. NBCSports.com

Batum had plenty to say about fellow Frenchman Evan Fournier. “I played against him during the lockout,” Batum said. “I’ve known him for four or five years now, and he’s a great player. He’s very confident about himself, trust me. He’s a little bit like Tony Parker (in that regard). Tony said he wanted to be the best point guard in the NBA, and he almost did it. Evan is the same way. He said ‘I’m going to get drafted in the first round, maybe a lottery pick.’ And he’s almost there.” NBCSports.com

NBA Draft Rumors for June 6, 2012

Bradley Beal

Sources say the Cavaliers are very high on the 20-year-old small forward (Harrison Barnes) and appear unlikely to let him slip past them at the No. 4 slot in the June 28 draft. While this week’s predraft combine in Chicago (June 6-7), and the team workouts thereafter, could always change things, rival executives are planning for Barnes to be off the board by the time the fifth pick (Sacramento) rolls around. SI.com

“Our perimeter is an area that we’d like to add a little youth, whether it’d be the one (point guard), the two (shooting guard) or the three (small forward),” Blanks said. “We want to inject some youth in that. When you look at our roster and compare it to the draft, we feel like we’ll be able to do that in a big and impactful way.” Arizona Republic

NBA Draft Rumors for May 27th & 28th, 2012

Tyshawn Taylor; Credit AP

Moe Harkless: You know, they tell me just to go hard all of the time and just show real intensity at whatever workouts that I go to. Always play as hard as you can play. DraftExpress.com,