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Blum: NBA Draft Night Primer

I have a running gag on Twitter that I am one of just 13 NBA fans in Iowa. Obviously, this is patently false. While the Association is not as widely popular in Iowa as the NFL and arguably falls behind the MLB with the resurgence of the Cubs, there seems to be ...
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Blum: Monster NBA Draft Preview

I like to joke on Twitter that I am one of only eight NBA fans in Iowa. I fully realize this is incorrect. There are actually 17 fans. As one of the self-proclaimed defenders of the Association in the state, I get pumped up for NBA Draft night. I feel like a 16...
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Blum: Analyzing Ejim & Kane’s NBA Draft stock

It is hard to believe but the NBA Draft is just over a month away. This week the NBA holds its annual Combine in Chicago, putting 60 prospects under the microscope with measurements, drills and interviews. Former Cyclones Melvin Ejim and DeAndre Kane are among the invitees...
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Blum: NBA Draft Bonanza

NBA Draft night is always circled on my calendar, or should I say, blocked on my Outlook. Does anyone still have a run-of-the-mill calendar that isn't fronted by Kate Upton or some sort of small cat?Draft night is far and away my favorite activity that involves ...
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Blum: The next chapter for Royce White

By Brent Blum, CycloneFanatic.com ColumnistFollow Brent on Twitter @BrentBlumThe NBA Draft is unquestionably one of my favorite evenings of the year. It is part reality show, part soap opera. It is essentially a poker game with 6'8 dudes - gambles, bluffs and drama...
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Blum: Draft Holiday

By Brent Blum, CycloneFanatic.com ColumnistFollow Brent on Twitter @BrentBlumI am not exaggerating when I say that NBA Draft day is a holiday in my household. As one of the self-proclaimed four NBA fans in the state of Iowa, it is easily in my top three days of ...
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Draft dreaming, Diante is getting closer

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher Diante Garrett is an awesome story.After his first three years at Iowa State, the mere thought "DG" of the becoming an NBA player was a bit of a pipe dream.Throughout his freshman through junior seasons...