Observations from NBA draft combine 

May, 20, 2011
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Marshon BrooksChris Chambers/Getty ImagesFormer Providence guard Marshon Brooks impressed teams with his play at the NBA draft combine.
CHICAGO -- The 2011 NBA draft combine officially got underway Thursday at ATTACK Athletics and the first day was, for a third straight year, sort of a dud.

With virtually every NBA GM and head coach and scouting staff in attendance, a number of the top prospects in the draft went through four hours of drills in the morning.