Valuable links as you prep for the draft:
- NBA.com has kindly put together a survey of 13 mock drafts (including Chad Ford's Insider mock) from around the web and also provide a draft blog to peruse. The "consensus" Bucks pick is Mike Conley, same as a week ago, with Brandan Wright, Al Horford and Yi projected 3-5. Chad Ford and DraftExpress' mocks are probably the ones I'd put the most stock in, and they each have the Bucks taking Conley.
- The pre-draft measurements leaked a couple days ago, but DraftExpress has gone one better by putting together a database of all the pre-draft measurements going back to 2000. They only have height/weight/wingspan/standing reach for 2000-2005, but it's still some pretty interesting stuff to look at. I'm sure I'll mention the measurement stuff more in the coming weeks as the possible picks get narrowed down, but Jonathan Givony has a great article about how irrelevant these stats often end up being. There's been some knee-jerk reactions about Kevin Durant not being able to life the 185-lb bench press, but most people who actually know something agree it's not a big deal for the skinny 19-year old with ridiculously long arms.
- Yahoo has put together extensive highlight reels for all the top prospects.