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June 23, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Live NBA draft chat @ 4:30 p.m.

Apologize for the short notice, but we’re hosting a live NBA draft chat starting at 4:30 p.m. today. I’d hoped to attend a few draft parties, but plans fell through. So let’s watch the draft together and talk about college basketball, the Pac-12 and Washington Huskies.
We’ll track the guys from the conference and delve into Isaiah Thomas’ decision to leave school early. In a story on UW’s website, the junior explained why he decided to forgo his final year of eligibility.
“With (Abdul) Gaddy coming back and (Tony) Wroten coming in, I wouldn’t have been able to showcase my skills as (primarily) a point guard, which is the position I will be playing at the next level,” Thomas said. “My stock wouldn’t be any higher next year, no matter what I did. A lot of people don’t realize all that went into my decision. They just say, `Oh, he should have stayed.’ They don’t see all the circumstances.”
Jerry Brewer wrote a terrific piece today saying Thomas can learn a lot from Sebastian Telfair, another short point guard selected 13th overall in 2004.
Here’s a quick rundown of the latest mock drafts: NBAdraft.net, Draft Express, NBA Draft Dept, ESPN and CBSSports.com.
2011 NBA draft chat

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