NBA Draft Stock Watch

Updated: June 17, 2002, 9:48 AM ET
By Chad Ford
With 10 days left until the 2002 NBA Draft, things remain as turbulent as ever.

It no longer looks like there will be a major battle over the No. 1 position. A smooth trip in China for Rockets officials probably seals the deal for Yao Ming being the first international player ever to go No. 1.

Jay Williams already seems resigned to being the next Jerry's kid. Mike Dunleavy is still subscribing to the philosophy that less is more. Several teams were using Nikoloz Tskitishvili as an excuse to get one more European trip in on the company dime. Caron Butler has resorted to threatening Shaq. And Rock Newman gave his challenger, Chris Wilcox, a featherweight in Chicago before letting him beat up on a few more worthy opponents in New York Saturday.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer